Akron, Ohio: 1858. Outstanding and exceedingly rare autographed letter signed, 4to, 2 1/4 pages, Akron, Ohio, June 28, 1858, giving his brother and sister information on his whereabouts and quoting a letter he has received from their father John Brown who is on the run and is secretly heading back to Kansas for what will be his very last visit with his family before departing to Harpers Ferry. In small part: "...Father in company with two other men left Cleveland...
Leavenworth, Kansas: Surveyor General's Office, 1862. Map. Uncolored lithograph. Image measures 23" x 18.5". Fantastic map illustrating the progress of public surveys in Kansas and Nebraska. Shows townships, towns, waterways, Indian reservations and trust lands. A fascinating look at the changing American west in the 1860s. Minor toning along original folds.
New York: C. M. Saxton, 1860. 386pp. + 10pp. of publisher's ads. 12mo, original brown cloth, edges of corners bumped and worn, some light foxing to margins. New York: C. M. Saxton, 1860. First Edition "Horace Greeley's narrative of his transcontinental journey first appeared as letters in his New York Tribune..." Wagner-Camp 359. Greeley spent the most time in Kansas, Salt Lake City, and California. Howes G-355. Graff 1635.
Washington: Wilson S. Bissell, 1893. Wall map. Color lithograph mounted on linen with original dowels. Image measures 47" x 61", plus 37.5" of additional linen. Rare wall map of Kansas and Nebraska and surrounding areas (including Boulder, Denver and Cheyenne). Shows railroads, discontinued post offices, mail delivery routes by frequency, townships and cities. An inset shows the counties of Jackson, Missouri and Wyandotte, Kansas. In beautiful condition.
illus. 395pp. 8vo, cloth, d.w. N.Y.: Dutton, (1930). First Edition. vg "The author lived in Abilene, Kansas, from 1868 and wrote from personal knowledge and reliable records.-EDG" Graff 1868. "Most of the book concerns Abilene, Kansas, in its wild days, and the author gives Wild Bill Hickok considerable attention." Adams, Six-Guns 974. Howes H-427. Rader 1854.
New York: Johnson & Ward, 1863. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 17" x 23". Beautifully detailed double page map of Missouri and part of Kansas divided into counties and townships. Shows towns and cities, major routes, railroads and waterways. Includes three uncolored vignettes: "Fire on the Prairie", "Santa Fe from the Great Missouri Trail" and "Spearing Fish". In excellent condition with light scattered foxing to margins and centerfold. Alvin Jewett Johnson (1827-1884) is one of the most...