Publication: Published by the author, 1871, Topeka
First edition. 16mo. Original maroon cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on front panel, vii, 8 - 287  pp., frontis. [State Capitol], preface, illustrated, map, index. The purpose of this book is to provide people, who are considering a move to Kansas, with answers to questions they may have about the region. Much information is provided on state boundaries and area, rivers, topography, soil, climate, rainfall, water, timber, prairie grass, roads, wind and windmills, geology, coal, metals, churches, cities, towns, cattle ranching, sheep, farming, fruit growing, schools, taxes, survey of government lands, acquiring title to government lands, railroads, towns served by railroads, and much more. Herd 1110 says "Scarce." The map is a new map of Kansas and unfolds to 13 1/2" x 25" and is titled "New Map of Kansas To Accompany Hutchinson's RESOURCES OF KANSAS. The map has been compiled from actual survey and other reliable data and has been drawn with great care, and everything upon it is from official sources excepting the proposed railroad lines. Drawn by Wm. B. Covel, Print Draughtsman, U. S. Surveyor General Office, Lawrence, Kansas. The map is in fine condition. Non-authorial penciled presentation on front fly leaf, cloth covers a bit faded, and minor light foxing to the fore-edges, else text is clean, bright, and tight in near fine condition.
Inventory Number: 31797