The Western Guide Book, and Emigrant’s Directory; Containing General Descriptions of Different Routes through the State of New-York, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and the Territory of Michigan, with short descriptions of the Climate, Soil, Productions, Prospects, &c.

Buffalo: Published by Oliver G. Steele; Charles Faxon, Printer, 1834. Second edition; the first under this title. 12mo, original rose quarter cloth, printed blue-green boards, 90, 2 pages. Expected wear and light soiling; somewhat foxed; some early ink spots to the boards; a good, sound copy. Item #19014

“The tide of emigration is setting towards the south-western part of the [Michigan] Territory, and northwestern part of Ohio, and portions of Indiana and Illinois. It is unnecessary to say that it affords a great field for emigrants than any part of the Western Country.” An expanded emigrant’s guide, evidently with much new on Michigan. With the printed notice on the copyright page, “The following work was first published in the summer of 1832, under the name of the ‘Emigrant’s Guide,’ and met with a ready and extensive sale. The present edition is on the same general plan, but as it contains many alterations, additions and amendments, it was deemed proper to give it the name of the ‘Western Guide Book,’ which it will hereafter retain.” Howes S927; see Streeter (Michigan) 6392, noting the 1835 edition as the earliest; Buck 254 (1835 the earliest noted). Contemporary bold ownership signature in blue ink to the front free endpaper and repeated on the front board.

Price: $500.00

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