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THE MISSOURI HAND-BOOK by Parker Nathan H - First Edition - 1865 - from Buddenbrooks, Inc. and Biblio.com

THE MISSOURI HAND-BOOK

by Parker Nathan H

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St.Louis: P.M. Pinckard, 1865. First Edition. Howes P87. Sabin 58725. A complete copy with two folding maps. 12mo, bound in modern calf backed marbled boards to correct period style, the spine with simple but handsome flat bands gilt ruled and a green morocco label gilt lettered. 162pp. A fine copy of a book rarely seen in collectable condition, the text extremely clean and fresh, both folding maps are not only present and complete but are also remarkably well preserved. AN IMPORTANT AND SCARCE state guide, "embracing a full description of the state of Missouri; her agricultural, mineralogical and geological character; her water courses[ timberlands, soil and climate; the various railroad lines ... description of each county in the state; the emancipation ordinance ..." These and many other important facts concerning free Missouri are presented here as information for capitalists and emigrants.
  • Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 27614
  • Title: THE MISSOURI HAND-BOOK
  • Author: Parker Nathan H
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: P.M. Pinckard
  • Place: St.Louis
  • Date published: 1865

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