32mo. 11 x 7.5 cm [4 1/4" x 3"] two-tone pictorial quarter cloth and boards, 95  pp. Pages 51 - 86 are a history and description of the Territory of Michigan and signed as "Pioneer." Pages 9 - 34 describe the recently completed Erie Canal. On the inside front pastedown sheet are the penciled words "This book belonged to and was carried by Alfred Jacob Miller." Miller (1810-1874) was an American artist best known for his paintings of trappers and Indians in the fur trade of the western United States. On the inside rear pastedown sheet is an old newspaper clipping that discusses "When was the Erie Canal completed?" Also included in this volume are canal routes, land routes, distances from point to point, lengths of railroads, length of rivers, steam boat routes, toll rates, etc. Covers lightly soiled and rubbed with text exhibiting some old water stains, mostly in the tiny margins, else a very good copy of a rare publication.
Inventory Number: 45589