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    Scarce First Edition of the First Important Book on Iowa

    Albert M. Lea. Notes on the Wisconsin Territory; Particularly With Reference to the Iowa District, or Black Hawk Purchase. Philadelphia: H. S. Tanner, 1836. First edition. Twelvemo. vi, [7]-53 pages. Large folding map in rear "Map of Part of the Wisconsin Territory" (18" x 22.5"). Original printed stiff wrappers. Modest soiling to wrappers; foxing to preliminary and terminal pages otherwise contents bright; map with many splits in the folds but complete; a very good copy sold in a handsome quarter-leather over cloth custom slipcase.

    "Written with particular reference to the recently attached District of Iowa, it constitutes the first book on that state." (Howes).

    References: Graff 2423; Howes L161; Sabin 39482.

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