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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. ITS HISTORY AND ITS PEOPLE 1808-1908. THREE VOLUMES.
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1908. - First edition. Thick 8vo. VOLUME I: Three quarter leather and cloth, all edges gilt, raised bands, gold stamping on spine, decorated endpapers, 688 pp., plus xiv pp. of index, frontis. (portrait), preface, illustrated, plates, portraits, index. Light foxing to a few end pages and lightly rubbed at corners, else a near fine, tight copy. VOLUME II: Three quarter leather and cloth, all edges gilt, raised bands, gold stamping on spine, decorated endpapers, 684 pp., plus iv pp. of index, frontis. (portrait), illustrated, portraits, index. Light foxing to a few end pages and lightly rubbed at corners and along spine, else near fine, tight copy. VOLUME III: Three quarter leather and cloth, all edges gilt, raised bands, gold stamping on spine, decorated endpapers, 689 (1) pp., plus iv pp. of index, frontis. (portrait), illustrated, portraits, index. Light foxing to a few end pages and lightly rubbed at corners and along spine, else near fine, tight copy. Volume I provides historical information about Kansas City, including early pioneers, the city as it developed, terminus for the Santa Fe Trail, the Civil War period, public utilities, railroads, banking and finance, education, newspapers, churches, legal and medical facilities, river transportation, parks, art movements, women's clubs social life, etc. Portraits of Father de Smet, Jim Bridger, Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan, Josiah Gregg, and others. Volume II and III provide biographical sketches and photographs of prominent settlers and citizens of Kansas City. Handsome set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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