Kansas City: Union Historical Company, 1881. First edition. Thick 8vo. Full leather, xi, 1006 pp., frontis., [with tissue], preface, illustrated, large folding map, plates, portraits [with tissues]. Includes biographical sketches of its citizens, Jackson County in the late war, general and local statistics, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, history of Missouri, map of Jackson County, miscellaneous matters, etc. Herd 1499 says, "Scarce." "Has a chapter devoted to the cattle trail, Abilene as a cattle market, and Kansas City as a packing house center." Rittenhouse 326 says, "Santa Fe Trail material on pp. 170-78 and 389-401. Much of it is general information of little new value, except for good data on the early firms who supplied SFT travelers leaving from Franklin, Westport, and Independence prior to 1848." Six Guns 1514 says, "Scarce." "Contains a chapter on the Youngers." Rebacked with original spine laid down, some cosmetic restoration to the corners, lightly foxed throughout, new front and rear endpapers, else a very good, tight copy of an informative book. RITTENHOUSE 326. HERD 1499. SIX GUNS 1514.
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