Chicago: Keen & Lee, 1856. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Red blind-embossed cloth with gilt spine. 412pp. Frontispiece, engraved title page, 3 full-page plates, foldout color map, front endpaper text. Good plus. Contemporary nonauthorial gift inscription on inner flyleaf; binding slightly edgeworn and spine rather faded and rubbed, extending slightly onto front board, but internally bright and tight. Item #34567
Tight and sturdy third printing of this state survey first published by Redfield in 1853 -- this reissue likely occasioned by the Minnesota Territory's pending statehood, which came to the fore in 1856 and was finalized in 1858. Handsome sepia-tone frontispiece titled "St. Paul" and engraved title page image titled "Falls of St. Anthony." Large (17¼" X 13 3/4") foldout map tipped to rear pastedown is bright and lovely, with no fold separations or weaknesses and just mild age toning; titled "Map of Minnesota Territory," it was published by Charles DeSilver of Philadelphia in 1856. The binding may be drab, but the interior is handsome. SABIN 6284.