Dakota Land or the Beauty of St. Paul.

New York: Hankins & Son, Publishers, 1868. First edition. 460pp, [xxiv] advts, illus, folding map. Original printed boards. Some soil and wear to extremities with minor loss of cloth on the spine. Binding sound, internally clean, AEG. A conglomeration of local history, fact and fancy, dreams and revelations, and word pictures of the area. Despite the inventions, the book has value to the historian in its contemporary descriptions of the city and of Minnesota during the 1860's. The folding map (13 by 17 inches) titled Map of the Great North West is by Colton and shows all of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, along with much of Iowa and the eastern portion of a single Dakota. It is not present in all issues. Handcolored. There is a short tear at the gutter and a couple of misfolds, but is bright and crisp. Item #22186

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