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The Valley of the Mississippi Illustrated

Lewis, Henry

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ISBN 10: 0873510356 / ISBN 13: 9780873510356
Published by Minnesota Historical Society Press, St. Paul, MN, 1967
Condition: NF Hardcover
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This is the first illustrated English language edition, one of 2000 co pies, bound in black and green cloth. It contains 78 color lithographs . A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket. The book has a few tiny dust spots to the cover and some soiling to the edges of the upper pa ge block. The dust jacket has mild dust soiling to its panels and spin e. Rubs to its corners and spine tips. Faint crease along the front ou tside fold. Bookseller Inventory # 41221

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Title: The Valley of the Mississippi Illustrated

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press, St. Paul, MN

Publication Date: 1967

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:NF

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st American Edition.

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This is the first complete English edition of a rare item of Americana entitled "Das Illustrirte Mississippithal", originally issued in a German translation in the 1850s. Although it was written in English and illustrated by Henry Lewis, an American artist living in Germany, only 74 pages of the work were ever published in the author's native tongue. Lewis based the work on firsthand information gained while living in St. Louis and on trips to the Upper Mississippi in 1846 to 1848. But the great value and interest of the book lies in the 78 lithographed illustrations which Lewis executed in color to accompany his text. His charming and historically accurate views of scenes and towns along the river valley from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico depict a bygone era when America was young. 7x10", xix+423 pp., 78 color plates.

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