King's Handbook of the United States
Buffalo, NY: Moses King Corporation, 1892. Octavo. Item #025598
939 pages including over 2600 illustrations, portraits and 51 colored maps. Although they had not yet become states, this book has chapters on Arizona; the Apache State; Indian Territory (later to become Oklahoma) and New Mexico; the Sunshine State. There are fifty-one colored maps and over twenty-six hundred illustrations. The one on Indian Territory covers the major tribes located there with small images of the Cherokee Female Seminary, the Choctaw Meeting House and others. Arizona has many images (though it was still a territory not a state) and also Alaska where it shows the largest income from seal skins, codfish, salmon, and finally in the smallest amount gold. It was another five years before the Alaskan gold rush would come and it would not be organized as a territory until 1912. (Hawaii, of course, was not a territory until 1898). Bound in dark brown morocco lettered and stamped in gilt, spine lettering gitl, scenic endpapers, all edges gilt, wear to spine ends. A very good copy.