Little Rock: Johnson & Yerkes, State Printers. 1858. First. First edition. Small quarto: pp. 256, illustrated with 1 wood-engraved frontispiece plate, 6 color lithographic plates, and wood-engravings in text (including 2 full-page). Half-bound in contemporary dark green morocco and marbled paper over boards. Bookseller's ticket: "Bound by John E. Reardon, Book Seller, Little Rock" on front pastedown. Contemporary ownership signature in light pencil (Jacob Bally) on the front and back free endpapers, with an additional manuscript note in pencil on the back free endpaper dated April 26, 1864). Laid-in is a receipt (dated 1867 in manuscript) issued by the Home Insurance Company of St. Paul, Minnesota. Some scuffing to the board edges and corners, toning to intermittent text pages, very good. An historically important report, featuring several fine plates. Scarce in the trade. OCLC locates only 7 copies. Sabin 58006. . (Inventory #: 410609)
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