The History of Minnesota: From the Earliest French Explorations to the Present Time
by Neill, Edward Duffield (Secretary of the Minnesota Historical Society)
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott and Co, 1858. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Small folio (approx. 13.5" x 11"). , xlviii, 49-628pp., . Frontispiece steel engraving of Alexander Ramsey, first Governor of Minnesota. Illustrated. Ex-library. Restored in brown buckram hardcover binding with gilt title on spine. Newer white end sheets front and rear. Ex-library withdrawn stamp "Mpls Library" on newer white front flyleaf. Punched library marking from Mpls Library on title page and verso of title page. Markings on back of title page includes "Officially Withdrawn from the Mpls Public Library." Illustrated with 48 plates and one folding map (after page 300). Illustrations include 4 engraved map plans, engraved portraits of leading men and women of Minnesota, and several engraved plates drawn by Capt. S. Eastman U.S. Army. This is one of 100 large paper copies printed. Contents are in very good condition with an occasional smudge and or brown spots to a few pages. Howes N 40; Sabin 52284. (Inventory #: 6804)
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