"Kanzas and Nebraska: The History, Geographical and Physical Characteristics, and Political Position of Those Territories", Hale, Edward E.
Subject: History - American West
Period: 1854 (published)
Publication: Phillips, Sampson and Co. (publ.)
Color: Black & White
5 x 8 inches
12.7 x 20.3 cm
This is one of the earliest books on the Kansas and Nebraska territories. Written by a passionate partisan of Free Soil, Hale's work attempts to encourage anti-slavery New Englanders to settle in Kansas and Nebraska. It provides extensive information on the Indian tribes, military, trading and missionary posts, roads, railroads, and a description of soils and climate. Complete with folding map tipped into frontispiece, [8.5 x 7.5"]. First edition. 12mo, 256 pp plus 4 pp of interesting advertisements. Original embossed black cloth with gilt title on spine.
References: Howes #4371; Sabin #29624; Wagner-Camp #239a.
Needs rebinding. Signatures loose. Spine missing lower part, detached and held on with cello tape. Map has split at fold just entering neatline and a couple of tiny spots.