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OLIPHANT, LAURENCE
Minnesota and the far west
William Blackwood, Edinburgh & London, 1855. First edition, 8vo, pp. xiii, [1], 306, 16 (ads); folding map hand-colored in outline, lithograph frontis of the Falls of St. Anthony, 7 wood-engraved plates and illustrations in the text; two central signatures sprung, otherwise a very good copy in original terracotta cloth stamped in gilt on spine and upper cover. This copy with a presentation from the author: "Miss Shelley, from the author, July / 63." Includes sections on Canada and Lake Superior, northern Michigan and Wisconsin; about half the text is devoted to Minnesota. In his introduction Oliphant states: "I have endeavored to give some account of the present condition and prospects of the country, and to covey some idea of those resources whose rapid development will be before long a material influence upon the wealth and importance of the United States." Graff 3091; Howes O-64. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]
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