View of the Valley of the Mississippi, or the Emigrant's and Traveller's Guide to the West.

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Author: Robert Martyn Baird Jr (1798-1863)

Year: 1834

Publisher: H S Tanner

Place: Philadelphia


xii+[13]-372 pages with folding frontispiece colored map, tables, 15 maps (12 folding) and index. Small octavo (7 1/4" x 4 1/2") bound in full leather with spine label. (Clark, Old South 3:10; Graff 141; Howes B45; Sabin 2594) Second edition. The first edition of 1000 copies was published in 1832.

Second edition, based largely on Peck's Guide for Emigrants, published in Boston in 1831, including chapters on Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida, and also including a history of steam-boating in the West. Sabin first attributed the work to Robert Bache.


Some staining to pages as well as intermittent foxing. Previous owner's name to front end paper, recased with end paper renewed else very good.

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