Lot 134 of 541:
Minnesota, the Empire State of the New North-West, 1878  

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Minnesota, the Empire State of the New North-West: The Commercial, Manufacturing and Geographical Centre of the American Continent.

Bond, John W.

St. Paul. Minn.

H.M. Smyth & Co.



88 pp. With folding map. (8vo) 22x14 cm (8½x5½"), printed wrappers. 

An immigrant's guide to Minnesota, focusing on the agricultural potential of the state, with several pages of railroad advertisements at the rear offering lands to potential emigrants. Quite extensive. The detailed folding map of the state shows towns, county lines, railroads, post offices, etc.


Lot Amendments

Wear and soiling to wrappers, front wrapper nearly detached, with some chips and tears at edges and corners; folding map attached with a small tear at edge, some toning; very good.

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