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The Undeveloped West; or, Five Years in the Territories 1873 FIRST by J. H. Beadle

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J. H. Beadle, The Undeveloped West; or, Five Years in the Territories: Being a complete history of that vast region between the Mississippi and the Pacific, its resources, climate, inhabitants, natural curiosities, etc., etc. Life and Adventure on Prairies, Mountains, and the Pacific Coast. With two hundred and forty illustrations, from original sketches and photographic views of the scenery, cities, lands, mines, people, and curiosities of the Great West. National Publishing Company, 1873, First Printing. The publisher's ad touts Beadle's book as full of useful, first-hand information for those dreaming of moving west, with profiles of "the hardy frontier farmer; the wary hunter andd trapper; the reckless miner; the cruel and degraded savage; the hard-working 'Heathen Chinee;' the 'much-married' Mormon; the strange remnants of the once-powerful Aztec race...." Brown cloth hc with blind-stamped designs and gilt title on front, thick 8vo (21 cm), yellow endpapers, [viii] including frontispieces and title page, 15-22 [6 illustration and map], 23-32 TOC, unnumbered plates, 35-824 pp [6 ads]. Good-: heavily worn with boards showing and spine cocked, ex-library with pocket and minor markings plus po name and markings, occasional smudges but pages good, blue mark p. 731, missing final ad page.