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Iowa As It Is in 1855; A Gazetteer for Citizens and a Hand-Book for Emmigrants, Embracing a Full Description of the State of Iowa

Parker, N. Howe

Published by Keen & Lee, Chicago, 1855
Condition: Fair Soft cover
From Robert G. Smith Jr. (Denver, CO, U.S.A.)

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In original brown embossed cloth with fancy gilt decorated spine title. First edition, [2], [blank], xv, 17-264 pp. plus 9 wood engraved plates, including frontis, and large folding hand-colored map "A Township Map of the State of Iowa" by Henn, Williams & Co., Fairfield, Iowa, dated 1855. Map size: 34 x 20 1/2 inches. A scarce early promotional guide that is seldom found complete with map. The book includes chapters on rivers, soils, timber, geology, immigration, description of counties, the constitution of Iowa, education, and more, all as viewed from the authors perspective in 1855. *** Condition: Boards clean but extremities worn with fraying at spine ends and some splitting to cloth along hinges. Binding tight and hinges sound. Text generally clean with the exception of some marginal pencil marks and rare short underlining. Map has been mounted to front pastedown and is fragile having splits along some folds and other tears, some of which have old tape repairs on back (yellowed but with little show-through). A 1 1/2 inch long tape repaired puncture is located to the upper right of map title with minor loss to image. Colors bright. Some professional repairs would do wonders for this map. Bookseller Inventory # 000689

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Title: Iowa As It Is in 1855; A Gazetteer for ...

Publisher: Keen & Lee, Chicago

Publication Date: 1855

Binding: Original Cloth

Book Condition:Fair

Edition: First Edition

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