Rare Wrapper Edition of A Journey Through Kansas; with Sketches of Nebraska
A Journey Through Kansas; with Sketches of Nebraska: Describing the Country, Climate, Soil, Mineral, Manufacturing, and Other Resources.
Boynton, C.B. and T.B. Mason.$1,600.00
Item Number: 76010
Cincinnati : Moore, Wilstach, Keys, 1855.
Rare wrapper-bound issue of the second book on Kansas. Octavo, original wrappers, with a folding map of Nebraska and Kansas by Boynton. The pictorial advertisement for the publisher on the rear wrapper features a picture of the establishment. With “Sixth Thousand!” printed at the top of the front wrapper. In good condition with some wear to the spine and extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco and chemise case. Rare and desirable.
This was an early report on conditions in Kansas after a journey in 1854, commissioned by the American Reform Tract and Book Society, and the Kansas League in Cincinnati. "The Rev. Boynton was an eager promoter of New England immigration to Kansas and the South, speaking in terms of a 'peaceful Army of Occupation of northern freemen settling in colonies.'" Eberstadt 137, 41: "The work includes a voyage up the Missouri, Indian fighting, hunting on the plains and Rockies, and winter adventures on the prairies." Phillips, p. 54: "Chap. 24 on hunting. Graff 376; Howes B677.