A Collection of Four Early Reports on Minnesota in English, Swedish and Norwegian, 1862-1872 [Four Titles in One with Two Folding Maps]
by Minnesota], [State of; [Maps]; [Swedish; Minnesota], Norwegian Immigration to
William R. Marshall, State Printer, et al.. Hardcover. Various places, 1862-1872. 8vo, later leatherette over original wraps, various paginations. Four early Minnesota imprints, bound together. Titles include: Minnesota: Its Progress and Capabilities. Saint Paul, State Printer, 1862. 126 pp.; Minnesota: Its Resources and Progress... Minneapolis, Tribune Printing Company, 1872, 79 pp. Includes a large folding map in excellent condition; Minnesota: Beskrifning ofwer staten... Red Wing, 1872, 62 pp. plus folding map. Very scarce early Swedish imprint, with a copy of A.J. Reed's Township and Railroad Map of Minnesota for 1872, published for the State Board of Immigrationwith text in Swedish in very good condition with one small tear at fold. OCLC 19572162, locating one copy at the Minnesota Historical Society, map not listed in OCLC.; Minnesota, en beskrivelse over staten... Minneapolis, 1872, 63 pp. plus remnants of the same A.J. Reed map as the previous title, though this one is missing the bulk of it and only has three panels remaining. OCLC 34307394, locating one copy at the Minnesota Historical Society. A quite well preserved collection, with contents generally excellent and free of foxing, page edges trimmed. Some private ownership marks (from the library of the genealogist Arthur Louis Finnell). Excellent condition overall with the exception of the map in the fourth title. A very well preserved and scarce collection. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1862. First Edition. (Inventory #: 15822)
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