Item #21215 Edwards’s Great West and her Commercial Metropolis, Embracing a General View of the West, and a Complete History of St. Louis, from the Landing of Ligueste, in 1764, to the Present Time . . Richard Edwards, M. D. M. Hopewell.

Edwards’s Great West and her Commercial Metropolis, Embracing a General View of the West, and a Complete History of St. Louis, from the Landing of Ligueste, in 1764, to the Present Time . . .

St. Louis: Published at the Office of “Edwards’s Monthly,” a Journal of Progress, (1860). First edition. Large 8vo (9.5 x 6.25 inches), original blind-stamped gilt pictorial blue cloth, [49]-604, [32] pages, a.e.g. Frontispiece, plates, illustrations in the text. Cloth somewhat rubbed, a few plates just a trifle shaken; a very good copy. Item #21215

Midland Notes 82: “Recounts the activities of the fur-trader, Joseph Philbert (p 298 to 302), and the important Ashley-O’Fallon letters (p 333-336),” the latter of which concern the Arikara war. An extensive and interesting subscription doorstop history of St. Louis, with much information on early settlers and events. Howes E-69; Sabin 21987. This copy with the Gleason Library bookplate on the front pastedown and the characteristic small ink accession number on the verso of the title page, but no other evident library marks. With the publisher’s presentation inscription to a Miss Annie Deved of Phillips Port, N. Y. on the form on the verso of the frontispiece, signed in ink by Edwards and dated Oct. 1, 64.

Price: $125.00

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