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271. ROBINSON, Sara T. L. Kansas: Its Interior
and Exterior Life. Includes a Full View of Its Settlement,
Political History, Social Life, Climate, Soil, Productions,
Scenery, etc. Boston: Crosby, Nichols and Company;
Cincinnati: George S. Blanchard; London: Sampson Low, Son
& Co., 1856. ix  366, 6 (ads) pp., 2 engraved plates
(including frontispiece). 8vo, original blind-stamped red
cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Light shelf wear and plates
browned, overall very good, and a bright copy in the
unusual red binding. Front free endpaper with old oval
inkstamp and early bookplate of J. E. Tilton Bookseller and
Circulating Library. This is a difficult book to find in
first edition and in fine
First edition. Adams, Herd 1921: "Scarce." Dary, Kanzana 37. Plains & the Rockies IV:279b:1: "The state of affairs during this hectic period is...realistically depicted by Sara Robinson." Rader 2804. Sabin 72178. Written during a three-month stay in the United States Camp at Lecompton, where the authors husband was a state prisoner, Mrs. Robinson provides a wealth of detail on the early settlement of Kansas by ranchers, the Border Wars, and the vicissitudes of pioneer women in the attendant strife. Pingenot: Robinson provides information concerning settlement of Kansas, its climate, soil and productions. Scarce in the first edition as many editions followed.