Sale 610 Lot 22
* NICELY, Wilson. The Great Southwest, or Plain Guide for Emigrants and Capitalists, Embracing a Description of the States of Missouri and Kansas. St. Louis: R. P. Studley & Co., 1867.
8vo (185 x 115 mm). Lithographic folding map printed in black and blue; 9pp. advertisements. (Some light spotting or staining.) Original gilt-stamped brown cloth (spine slightly sunned, a few light stains).
THE GRAFF COPY OF A RARE EMIGRANT'S GUIDE TO MISSOURI AND KANSAS
FIRST EDITION. Graff notes: "Pages 60-105 give an account of Nicely's travels and residence in this country over a two year period. His visit via horseback to the Cherokee Neutral Lands, as well as his camping trip to Arkansas, is informative and interesting giving a picture of conditions there soon after the close of the Civil war." RARE: according to online records, only three copies of this work have sold at auction in the last 40 years. Graff 3021 (this copy); Howes N-134; Sabin 55165.
Provenance: Everett D. Graff (bookplate).