"Beyond The Mississippi... [together with] A History of the United States of America from the Discovery of the Continent by Christopher Columbus, to the Present Time…", Various
Period: 1833-67 (published)
Color: Black & White
First is a classic collection of adventures in the early American Far West describing the period just before completion of the Union Pacific Railway. Written by Albert D. Richardson and illustrated with two prints by Thomas Nast and more than 200 woodcuts from photographs and original sketches by several famous western illustrators. American Publishing Co., Hartford, CT. 1867. Thick 8vo, 572 pp., lacking map. Original full calf. Front cover detached, covers well worn, contents with some foxing. Second by Charles A. Goodrich is a comprehensive history of the U.S. Illustrated with 48 engravings (two to a page). Published by H.F. Sumner & Co., Hartford, CT, 1833. 8vo, 540 pp., lacking map. Original full calf, gilt decorated spine. Covers worn, contents with some scattered foxing.