THE KANSAS AND NEBRASKA HANDBOOK, FOR 1857-8.

Boston: John P. Jewett, 1857. 189pp. plus hand-colored folding map. Original brown publisher's cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Head and foot of spine chipped, corners bumped and worn. Presentation inscription from the author on front flyleaf. Text faintly dampstained around the edges. Nearly very good, the map very good. Item #WRCAM49641

A guide to Kansas and Nebraska, containing much useful information for the emigrant, including an attractive map by J.H. Colton. The author wrote several such guides for states in the area, including Minnesota and Iowa. In addition to the usual material found in emigrant guides, this includes a long chapter on the very recent dramatic events in Bleeding Kansas. The map extends as far west as Salt Lake City and as far north as the Canadian border. This copy has a presentation inscription from the author, as well as a lengthy note by him. It reads: "Mrs. A.M.M. Storm, from her friend the author. N.H. Parker / So far as this goes, it is correct, but it is of course a true statement of the present condition of that Territory. 'Kansas' has since been admitted as a state, and both Nebraska Ty. and Kansas have improved very rapidly during the past 5 or 6 years. I know of no late, reliable work, however. N.H.P." HOWES P84. SABIN 58722.

Price: $850.00