The Iowa Handbook, for 1856. With a New and Correct Map

By: Nathan Howe Parker (1828-1873)

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ABBREVIATED EDITION. 8vo. 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. 188 pp. Color folding frontispiece map of Iowa, published by J. H. Colton & Co., New York, corrections furnished by N. H. Parker; text unmarked, light water-stain at the head of the gutter, small tear in map where it attaches to the gutter barely affecting the border only. Blind- and gilt-stamped brown cloth; binding square and tight, inner hinge cracked but holding firm, spine creased and faded, spine ends frayed, corners bumped. Ownership signature of William House on front free end-paper. Very Good. Nathan Howe Parker's first foray into Iowa Guide Books is his 1855 Iowa as it is in 1855: A Gazetteer for Citizens (Chicago, etc. 1855). Howes notes an 1855 edition, 2 1856 editions (264 and 282 pp.), and this abbreviated edition of 188 pp. Howe was responsible for a number of trans-Mississippi atlases in the 1850s and 60s, including but not limited to:; The Kansas and Nebraska Handbook for 1857-8 (1857); Parker's Geological Map of the State of Missouri (1865); Missouri as it is in 1867; Stranger's Guide to St. Louis (1867); The Western Quarterly: A Record of Statistics and Facts Respecting the Resources, Productions, Manufactures and Improvements of Missouri and Adjoining States (1868). In the early guide books, Parker asks correspondents to send him relevant facts and statistics to offices in Iowa, Kansas, and Minnesota. There is evidence that Parker opened a newspaper with a group lawyers as backers, but of this particular enterprise, and his life in general, there remains little trace. REFERENCES: Herringshaw, Library of American Biography, Vol. IV, p. 379; Howes, U.S.iana, No. P83; Storm, Graff Collection, No. 3188 (1857 edition).

Title: The Iowa Handbook, for 1856. With a New and Correct Map

Author Name: Nathan Howe Parker (1828-1873)

Categories: Iowa,

Edition: Abbreviated Edition

Publisher: Boston, etc., John P. Jewett and Company, etc.: 1856

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: WY617-122

Keywords: Nathan Howe Parker, The Iowa Handbook, for 1856, Map, Iowa History, Promotional Literature, Statistics