St. Louis: E.F. Hobart, 1873.
Softcover. Fourth edition. 300 pp, with two folding maps (earlier editions had one or none). Text block is complete, clean, and tightly bound. Front wrapper is tattered and detached, rear wrapper is missing,and most of paper covering spine is gone. An expansive promotional work containing copious facts and figures, details on natural resources, industry, transportation, etc. One of the maps is of the state of Missouri; the other is a rather fanciful map of the United States with red concentric circles radiating out from St. Louis to drive home the message of the city's strategic position at the center of it all.