Dana, C. W. >>
Title Great West, The, Or, the Garden of the World : Its History, its Wealth, its Natural Advantages, and its Future, Also Comprising a Complete Guide to Emigrants, with a Full Description of the Different Routes Westward . . .
Book Condition Fair with no dust jacket
Edition Second Printing
Publisher Boston: Thayer & Eldridge; 1861
Seller ID 11847
396 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; This is not a flimsy recent reprint but an actual book from 1861. ; Hardcover, dark green blindstamped cloth, gilt spine title, pale yellow endpapers, a few small b/w engravings, several lists of data on river and railroad travel. For each western state (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota, Texas, California, etc) gives rivers, railroads, climate, soil, government, education, religious data, etc. ; Copyright 1856 by Wentworth and Co. This is 2nd printing, 1861. ; Full subtitle: 'Its History, its Wealth, its Natural Advantages, and its Future, Also Comprising a Complete Guide to Emigrants, with a Full Description of the Different Routes Westward, with Statistics and Facts from Hon. Thomas H. Benton, Gen. Sam Houston, and Col. John C. Fremont'. ; Moderate exterior wear, mainly along bottom edge. Gilt is sharp and readable. Name of school district penned on front endpaper in fountain pen. Light foxing here and there throughout. Front flyleaf missing, rear free endpaper missing. Pages 207-214 (Kansas) are missing but text is complete: missing pages have been photocopied from another source, trimmed and laid in. Binding tight.