BEYOND THE MISSISSIPPI - Richardson, 1st 1867 - GEOGRAPHY, NORTH AMERICA HISTORY
BEYOND THE MISSISSIPPI
Book Details + Condition: American Publishing Company (Hartford, CT). First Edition, 1867. Hardcover with full leather boards. 572 pages, "with more than two hundred illustrations". Large volume by American journalist and Civil War-era Union spy Albert Deane Richardson on the geography of North America between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean. The book is subtitled "From the great river to the great ocean, life and adventure on the prairies, mountains, and Pacific coast, with more than two hundred illustrations, from photographs and original sketches of the prairies, deserts, mountains, rivers, mines, cities, Indians, trappers, pioneers, and other great natural curiosities of the new states and territories, 1857-1867." Leather-bound with gilt text to spine. Boards appear to have been re-attached (common with these larger books), but binding remains firm; rubbed corners and edges; some wear to leather; clear tape to inside binding; bookplate to inside front board; name and owner stamp to front endpaper; interior is clean and free of markings, save normal age-toning / discoloration to pages.