A HAND BOOK OF IOWA, OR THE DISCOVERY, SETTLEMENT, GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION, TOPOGRAPHY, NATURAL RESOURCES, GEOLOGY, CLIMATOLOGY, COMMERCIAL FACILITIES, AGRICULTURAL . . . [Handbook of Iowa published for 1893 Chicago, Illinois World's Columbian Exposition.]

Ashton, Charles, 1823-1903, James O. Crosby [James Ott Crosby], and J. W. Jarnagin [Joseph Warren Jarnagin], 1853-1932. Committee on Archaeological, Historical and Statistical Information, Iowa Columbian Commission. [Chicago World's Columbian Exposition.]

Published by [Dubuque, IA]: Iowa Columbian Commission, 1893.
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Full title: A HAND BOOK OF IOWA, OR THE DISCOVERY, SETTLEMENT, GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION, TOPOGRAPHY, NATURAL RESOURCES, GEOLOGY, CLIMATOLOGY, COMMERCIAL FACILITIES, AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVENESS, MANUFACTURING ADVANTAGES, EDUCATIONAL INTERESTS, HEALTHFULNESS, GOVERNMENT, AND THE EXCELLENCE OF THE SOCIAL AND MORAL LIFE OF THE STATE OF IOWA. THE BRIGHTEST STAR IN THE AMERICAN CONSTELLATION. Presumed first edition (no direct statement provided). [6], 156 pages. Paperback: H 22.5cm x L 15cm. Light bluish-gray paper covers soiled with light staining, light wear at edges with some creasing at rear cover's bottom left corner; reddish-brown cloth spine. Strong crease to front free endpaper with short tear at bottom margin; past owner's pencil signature on frontispiece's blank recto; light toning at page margins with scattered light soiling. Saddle-sewn binding firm. Still an attractive very good copy. Errata slip tipped-in between front cover verso and ffep; unpaged two-page color state map by Rand, McNally & Co. on leaves between pages 52-53; several b/w plates including frontispiece also on unpaged leaves; inset and occasional full page b/w illustrations throughout; a few tables present too. State promotional booklet issued for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago, Illinois. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: A HAND BOOK OF IOWA, OR THE DISCOVERY, ...
Publisher: [Dubuque, IA]: Iowa Columbian Commission, 1893.

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