Lot 300 of 541:
Hall The Great West Emigrant's Guide 1864  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$2,280
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
The Great West: Emigrants', Settlers', & Travellers' Guide and Hand-Book to the States of California and Oregon, and the Territories of Nebraska, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Washington. With a Full and Accurate Account of their Climate, Soil, Resources, and Products, Accompanied by a Map Showing the Several Routes to the Gold Fields, and a Complete Table of Distances

Author:
Hall, Edward H.

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Tribune Office

Date:
1864

Description:

89 pp. Folding map. (12mo) 18.5x11 cm (7¼x4¼") original printed wrappers. Custom chemise and morocco-backed slipcase. First Edition.

A rare guide for emigrants from the Northeast. In his remarks on Nebraska Hall warns that emigrants should be aware of land sharks, "a very accommodating set of fellows, who are only too glad to assist, if they can only succeed in swindling you." Much on the mineral resources of each area along the route. Adams, Herd 973: "Rare"; Cowan, p. 258; Flake 3793: "History of the Territory of Utah, Mormonism deliberately played down to make the area seem desirable." Graff 1724; Howes H55; Paher, Nevada 761: "The guide discusses how to travel across country and how to outfit a team and wagon. Hall includes prices of goods and furnishes a table of distances. He describes the history, mines and rapidly growing towns of Nevada Territory"; Sabin 29761; Streeter Sale 3073. The untitled woodcut map, shows the U.S. down to about 36 degrees north latitude, with railroad and overland trails. It measures 13.5x45.5 cm. Withdrawn rubberstamps of Yale University Library at top and bottom of front wrapper.


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Condition:
Front wrapper with repaired chip at lower edge, partially split up front joint, some glue residue along spine, very good, fragile and rarely found better.


 
Item number:
273194
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