Auction 119, Lot 926

"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West…", Peck, John M.

Subject: Emigrant Guides

Period: 1836 (dated)


Color: Black & White

4 x 6 inches
10.2 x 15.2 cm

A delightful read filled with all manner of advice to the American who wished to move out West. It offers fantastic quotes such as the following by Lyman Beecher, father of Harriet Beecher Stowe; "The West is a young empire of mind, and power, and wealth, and free institutions, rushing up to a giant manhood, with a rapidity and power never before witnessed below the sun. And if she carries with her the elements of her preservation, the experiment will be glorious - the joy of the nation - the joy of the whole earth, as she rises in the majesty of her intelligence and benevolence, and enterprise, for the emancipation of the world." 18 mo. Complete. Rebound in brown cloth and paper hardboards with paper pastedown title on spine. First edition.


Condition: A

Text good with a little scattered foxing, and several notations in pencil first endpaper. Covers have just the slightest evidence of shelf wear. Very nice copy.

Estimate: $350 - $500

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/9/2007