DAKOTA. "BEHOLD, I SHOW YOU A DELIGHTSOME LAND." Compiled by O. H. Holt. Under the authority of the Governor. Chicago: Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1885. 22x14.7 cm, pp. [1-2] 3-90 [91-96: ads], 20 illustrations, most full page, 1 map (folded), original yellow green wrappers printed in black. First edition. An elaborate promotional piece sponsored or published by the Northern Pacific Railroad which is advertising land for sale in Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon, mostly $3.00 to $6.00 per acre, and free "emigrant sleepers" from St. Paul to Portland, Oregon. Includes a sketch of the Black Hills and Deadwood, pp. 26-30. "Discusses the region in general and the counties in detail, The map delineates the extensive lands then open to settlement ..." (Eberstadt 107:111). Adams, Herd 1057. Streeter Sale 2082. Light wear to wrappers, closed tear along front spine fold repaired, wrappers dusty, a good copy. (#166858).
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