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Dakota Land; Or, The Beauty Of St. Paul. An Original, Illustrated, Historic And Romantic Work, Presenting A Combination Of Marvelous Dreams And Wandering Fancies, Singular Events And Strange Fatalities, All Interwoven With Graphic Descriptions Of The Beautiful Scenery And Wonderful Enchantment In Minnesota. To Which Is Added "A Round Of Pleasure," With Interesting Notes Of Travel, Maps, Etc., And Forming A Comprehensive Guide To The Great North - West by  Col. C Hankins

Dakota Land; Or, The Beauty Of St. Paul. An Original, Illustrated, Historic And Romantic Work, Presenting A Combination Of Marvelous Dreams And Wandering Fancies, Singular Events And Strange Fatalities, All Interwoven With Graphic Descriptions Of The Beautiful Scenery And Wonderful Enchantment In Minnesota. To Which Is Added "A Round Of Pleasure," With Interesting Notes Of Travel, Maps, Etc., And Forming A Comprehensive Guide To The Great North - West

by Col. C Hankins

First edition. 12mo. Original red, beveled, blihd-stamped cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover and spine, 460 pp. plus 24 pp. of advertisements, frontispiece (portrait of the author), preface, illustrated, plates, portraits, map, a.e.g., advertisements. Full color folding map by Colton was done in 1868, and prepared expressly for Col. Hankins. The map illustrates three Great Lakes (Huron, Michigan, and Superior), the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and northern portions of Iowa and Illinois, plus the southern portion of the British Possessions. The map is in fine, unused condition. The author, after a short stay in St. Paul left from there to travel into the land of the Dakotas. He relates of his experiences en route and while there and makes the point "Dakota Land and the Great North-west are simply different appellations for the same region." Rebound with the original spine laid-down, interior clean and tight, else a very good copy.

Inventory Number: 38273

$400.00