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Lot 1212: Robert Baird / Richard Backe / Henry Schenck VIEW OF THE VALLEY OF THE MISSISSIPPI OR THE EMIGRANTS AND TRAVELLER'S GUIDE TO THE WEST 1834 Antique American Geography Color Fold-Out Maps Westward Expansion Manifest Destiny
by National Book Auctions
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: View of the Valley of the Mississippi, or the Emigrants and Traveller's Guide to the West. Containing a General Description of That Entire Country; and Also Notices of the Soil, Productions, Rivers, and Other Channels of Intercourse and Trade: and Likewise of the Cities and Towns, Progress of Education, &c. of Each State and Territory.
Author: Henry Schenck, Richard Backe, Robert Baird
Publisher: Published by H. S. Tanner
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 372 pages plus 14 maps
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: Includes discussion of every state along the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys, plus Florida and Alabama, with maps covering the entire area.
Buck 249; Clark III 10; Graff 141; Howes B45; Hubach, p. 67; Sabin 2594; Thomson 1134.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in plain cloth covers with a printed paper title label on the spine. The front hinge is cracked. The exterior shows moderate rubbing, scuffing, and toning. The text block is solid. The pages show light to moderate foxing, mostly in the margins. The work is profusely illustrated with 15 maps, 12 of which are fold-outs, one of which is the color frontispiece map. The book is protected by a clear mylar dust jacket.
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