A Journey Through Kansas; with Sketches of Nebraska: Describing the Country, Climate, Soil, Mineral, Manufacturing and Other Resources. The Results of a Tour Made in the Autumn of 1854.

Cincinnati, (OH): Moore, Wilstach, Keys & Co., 1855. First edition. 12mo. x, 216. Folding map as frontispiece; publisher's illustrated ad on rear wrapper, a list of other publications on its recto. Thomas W. Streeter's copy, with his pencil notes on the front endpaper and his small book label at the lower corner of the inside rear wrapper. Howes B-677. Sabin 7151. Graff 376: "The second book on Kansas." Rader 439. Wagner-Camp 250. Streeter sale 1990 (this copy): "The Rev. Boynton was an eager promoter of New England immigration to Kansas and the South, speaking in terms of a 'peaceful Army of Occupation of northern freemen settling in colonies.'" Eberstadt 137, 41: "The work includes a voyage up the Missouri, Indian fighting, hunting on the plains and Rockies, and winter adventures on the prairies." Phillips, p. 54: "Chap. 24 on hunting. Not very reliable." Lightly foxed, old tidelines in corners of endpapers, but a good solid copy in the original binding. Original printed wrappers (rubbed, rear joint and spine ends renewed); housed in custom cloth folding boards with a leather spine label. (#6359). Item #58707

Price: $1,500.00

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