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; her agricultural, mineralogical, and geological character; her water courses, timber lands, soil and climate; the various railroad lines being built and those projected, with the distances on each; the number and condition of churches and schools in each county; population and business statistics of the most important cities and towns. Information for the Immigrant respecting the Selection, Entry, and Cultivation of Prairie Soil; a List of Unentered Lands in the State; &c. With Numerous Illustrations
Chicago: Keen and Lee, 1855. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo. Publisher’s blind-stamped cloth. Advertisements in front matter. With 9 wood-engraved plates including frontispiece. 264 pp.
Binder's copy. Front board and advertisements detached. Binding split between pp. 94/95, but block remains solidly bound. 1" loss of cloth at header of spine. Lacks the folding map. Interior is very good.
This is a first edition of Parker's important gazetteer and survey of the state of Iowa. An attractive, clean copy with binding issues. (Howes P83; Sabin 58720). Fair. Item #1792