The West: Its Soil, Surface, and Productions
Cincinnati: Derby, Bradley & Co., 1848.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. pp. viii, 13-260,  (ads). Contemporary brown cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Bookplate and bookseller's label on front free endpaper, mild to moderate foxing throughout; else clean and sound. Very good. An "extended edition" of Hall's Statistics of the West (published in 1836) with "considerable" new material and some of the previous chapters omitted. Offers much valuable information on the Ohio River Valley and the area between the Ohio and the Upper Mississippi, including description of prairie lands (with discussion of vegetation, soil, and irrigation), details about agricultural products, livestock operations, and fruit cultivation (including grapes and wine production), and an extended discussion of the disposal of public domain lands. Thomson 494; Howes H-79; BAL 6943/6952; Sabin 29798.