Lot 53 of 455:
Journey Through Kansas 1855 with map  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
A Journey Through Kansas; with Sketches of Nebraska: Describing the Country, Climate, Soil, Mineral, Manufacturing, and Other Resources
Author:
Boynton, C.B. and T.B. Mason
Place:
Cincinnati
Publisher:
Moore, Wilstach, Keys
Date:
1855
Description:

x, 216 pp. With a folding map of Nebraska and Kansas by Boynton. (8vo), 19.7x12 cm. (7¾x4¾"), original printed wrappers, rebacked with sympathetic spine. First Edition.

Rare wrapper-bound issue of this early report on conditions in Kansas after a journey in 1854, commissioned by the American Reform Tract and Book Society, and the Kansas League in Cincinnati. The pictorial advertisement for the publisher on the rear wrapper features a picture of the establishment. "Sixth Thousand!" printed at the top of the front wrapper. With the blind stamp of the Concord Historical Society on the title page. Graff 376; Howes B677.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some general wear and light staining to wrappers with chips to corners; abraded area on first blank where a label was removed, number stamp at top of preface page; very good.
 
Item number:
305264
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