A Forgotten Pioneer Press of Kansas
Chicago: John Calhoun Club, 1930. Limited Edition. Octavo. Item #026675
30 pages. No. 18 of a limited edition of 160 copies. McMurtrie's prodigious research uncovered the rarest books in many of the United States. As he notes under the most difficult conditions, missionaries to the Indians carried on printing small scriptures, hymn books and even bibliographies on the native languages. Clearly his historical background covers in detail aspects of early printing in the early American west that has often been neglected. Bound in blue cloth, spine lettering gilt. A very nice copy.
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