Notes on the Western States... Containing Descriptive Sketches of their Soil, Climate, Resources and Scenery.
Philadelphia: Harrison Hall, 1838. 8vo, original brown cloth, backstrip gilt-lettered. xxiii, 13-304 pp. backstrip somewhat faded, front hinge clumsily sewn (in 1838), plenty of foxing, very good. First Edition thus, a slightly extended reprint of Statistics of the West, at the close of the year 1836 (Cincinnati, 1836 & 1837). In the course of his many careers Hall had certainly gotten to know the territory, and in this work he sets out to describe the topography, the wildlife, the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, agriculture, government policies, steamboats, and commercial prospects of the Midwest and Southeast states and territories. BAL 6943. Bradford 2060. Buck 300. Clark, III, 49. Graff 1735. Howes H-79. Sabin 29791.
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