DARBY, William (1775-1854). The Emigrant's Guide to the Western and South-Western States and Territories. New York: Kirk & Mercien, 1818.
8vo (214 x 132 mm). Diagram illustrating land surveying, one folding engraved map of Mobile, Perdido & Pensacola Bays (of 2, lacking the map of the United States). (Some browning or staining.) Original roan-backed boards (light chipping to head of spine, some wear). Provenance: Charles S. Woodward (signature). FIRST EDITION, focusing primarily on the more settled regions of the Ohio and Mississippi valleys. Darby writes that, though Texas is "justly claimed" by the United States, immigration should not yet be encouraged. Howes D-41; Sabin 18527; Wagner-Camp 14b.
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