Steamboating on the Upper Mississippi

By: William John Petersen (1901-1989)

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REPRINT EDITION of a work which first appeared in print in 1937, now containing extensive illustrations on plates and 4 new maps. Thick 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches. 575, [1] pp. title-page vignette, 68 figures in 4 16-page pictorial inserts of photos of steamboat bills of lading, woodcuts, and steel engraving not seen in the original edition, notes, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped dark green cloth, 4 decorative maps in the end-papers; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. Laid in is a bifold "Visit the Newell Area Centennial Celebration, June 28-July 4, 1969," with a schedule of events. Very Good. This volume describes the story of steam boating from the voyage of the Virginia in 1823 to the close of the immigration period around 1870. In 1938 the original edition won the Iowa Library Association's Johnson Brigham Award for the best contribution to American Literature by an Iowan which increased the demand for the book to the extent that it became a rare volume in the market. Howes, U.S.iana (1962) described the original edition as "uncommon and significant." REFERENCE: Howes, U.S.iana, P263 (1st ed., 1937).

Title: Steamboating on the Upper Mississippi

Author Name: William John Petersen (1901-1989)

Categories: Iowa,

Edition: Reprint Edition

Publisher: Iowa City, IA, The State Historical Society of Iowa: 1968

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: WY617-089

Keywords: William John Petersen, Steamboating on the Upper Mississippi, Iowa History, Transportation, River Boats