Lot 1368: J Wesley Bond MINNESOTA AND ITS RESOURCES 1853 First Edition Antique Travel United States History Selkirk Settlement Red River Leather Binding
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Minnesota and its Resources, to Which are Appended Camp-Fire Sketches or Notes of a Trip from St. Paul to Pembina and Selkirk Settlement on the Red River of the North
Author: J. Wesley Bond
City: New York
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 364 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: From the preface: "This work is offered as a brief general view of Minnesota, as it existed prior to its organization as a territorial government in 1849, and "as it is" at the present time. As a guide to the immigrant, and the tourist in search of general information and pleasure, it is believed to contain much valuable and interesting knowledge."
The following bibliographic citations were penciled in by the bookseller: TPL 3332, Sabin 6284, Peel 154
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is a first edition, handsomely rebound in half leather, with brown cloth-covered boards and a leather spine label with gilt lettering. The volume shows minimal external wear, with faint vertical cracking at the spine edges. The binding is firm, and the text block displays toning to the outer edge. The endpapers are new. The volume is adorned with a lithograph title page, somewhat foxed, at the top edge of which is a previous owner's signature. A tissue-guarded frontispiece, also displaying foxing, is present. The title and copyright page show a library stamp and blind stamp. Scattered mild foxing is present throughout the interior, and a few very small red ink markings appear in the margins. A fold-out tissue map is present at the rear, displaying some a few closed edge tears.
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