1838 Notes Western States Americana Travel Steamboats Ohio Mississippi Rivers
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1838 Notes Western States Americana Travel Steamboats Ohio Mississippi Rivers:
Notes on the Western States. Containing Descriptive Sketches of their Soil, Climate, Resources and Scenery.
Hall, James. Philadelphia: Harrison Hall, 1838. First Edition.
First Edition thus, a slightly extended reprint of Statistics of the West, at the close of the year 1836 (Cincinnati, 1836 & 1837). In the course of his many careers Hall had certainly learned the territory, and in this work he sets out to describe the topography, the wildlife, the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, agriculture, government policies, steamboats, and commercial prospects of the Midwest and Southeast states and territories in a time of heavy expansion. 8vo, bound in original brown cloth, with the spine gilt-lettered, with two library stickers. Paginates complete; xxiii, 13-304 pp. Hinges intact. Pages foxed. Library bookplates and pocket. Unmarked. Good luck!