Item #21220 Gazetteer of the State of Michigan, in Three Parts . . John T. Blois.

Gazetteer of the State of Michigan, in Three Parts . . .

Detroit: Sydney L. Rood & Co.; New York: Robinson, Pratt and Co., 1838. First edition. 12mo (7.75 x 4.88 inches), contemporary sprinkled calf rebacked with a new calf spine with red leather label, the hinges reinforced with cloth and added stitching, 418 pages. Errata slip tipped in at the rear. Boards somewhat rubbed, some internal soiling and staining; a good to very good copy. Item #21220

“Every one proposing to emigrate would do well first to have a definite conception in his own mind what his wants are; for if he has an indistinct idea of what he wishes to attain, he may find himself pursuing an ignis fatuus, and at last rue his undertaking. If he wishes to make a western location merely to better his condition, as an agriculturalist, a manufacturer, or in the pursuits of commerce, he will not, if rightly informed, pass beyond Michigan.” A detailed gazetteer published the first full year of statehood, with detailed accounts of the natural features, settlements, commercial developments, etc., with a history of the state and some archaeological content. American Imprints Inventory (Michigan) 360; Sabin 5962.

Price: $150.00

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