Lot 1436: Charles W Dana THE GARDEN OF THE WORLD OR THE GREAT WEST 1856 First Edition Antique American History Emigrant's Guide Westward Expansion Manifest Destiny Engraved Illustrations
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The Garden of the World, or the Great West; Its History, Its Wealth, Its Natural Advantages, and Its Future. Also, Comprising a Complete Guide to Emigrants with a Full Description of the Different Route Westward. By an Old Settler. With Statistics and Facts, from Hon. Thomas. H. Benton, Hon. Sam Houston, Col. John C. Fremont, and Other "Old Settlers."
Author: Charles W. Dana - Charles W. Dana served as a member of the 1862–63 California State Assembly, representing the 3rd District. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Wentworth and Company
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 396 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: A sort of gazetteer of points West (when the West began in Ohio) including information on some of the settlement companies that offered services and assistance to emigrants. Cowan, p.155; Graff 995; Sabin 26603; Wagner-Camp 297a:1.
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in the publisher's blindstamped cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spine. There is light rubbing and chipping concentrated at the edges, gutters, and corners. The binding is sound. The pages show mild age toning and moderate scattered foxing/smudging, mostly in the margins. The work contains full-page engraved illustrations for each state discussed. "Kansas" is misspelled "Kanzas."
The book is protected by a clear mylar dust jacket.
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