Steele's Western Guide Book, and Emigrant's Directory ; Containing Different Routes through the States of New York, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minesota, Etc. Etc.... with an Appendix Containing the Routes to Oregon and California
by Steele, Oliver G.
Buffalo: O. G. Steele. Fair. 1849. Sixteenth Edition. An 1849 edition of a guide first published in 1832, but here amended to include California and Oregon due to the California Gold Rush. The decoratively stamped brown cloth boards with faded gilt imprint have soil and rubbed and bumped corners. Endpapers have old written ink and pencil notes and drawings, with a previous owner's name. Front pastedown has adhesive marks. The title page appears to be missing, as are two maps (including the frontispiece) and pages 53-56, which had the some of the California information. Margin piece missing on one page.. Pages have light soil, a few tears, and foxing. A brief summary of several states and the settlement opportunities in them, with some information on climate, agriculture, and industry. Uncommon. Howes S 297. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 72 pp . (Inventory #: 011514)
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