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130. HALE, Edward Everett. Kanzas and Nebraska:
The History, Geographical and Physical Characteristics...An
Account of the Emigrant Aid Companies.... Boston:
Philips, Sampson and Company, 1854. 256 [4, adv.] pp.,
folding map. Small 8vo, original blindstamped cloth with
gilt title on spine. Near fine.
First edition. Bradford 2037. Dary, Kanzana 1: "The first book written about Kansas. Hale was director of the Kansas League....He compiled the book to encourage the emigration to Kansas Territory of northerners who opposed slavery." Graff 1709. Howes (1954 ed.) 4371 [It was omitted erroneously in the 1962 reprint]. Plains & Rockies IV:239a. Sabin 29624. Pingenot: This book covers the early explorers of the region, the Indians, the soil and face of the country, projected cities, political history, and the act to organize Kansas and Nebraska. In 1854, present Colorado was still part of Kansas. Contains material on the Santa Fe Trail (overlooked by Rittenhouse).