[MISSOURI]. The Agricultural, Manufacturing, Commercial and Geographical Center of the Mississippi Valley, Missouri, the Imperial State, its Wealth and Resources. [Missouri]: By the State Board of Immigration, 1880.

$ 450.00

8vo., (8 x 5 ¼ inches). Folding publisher’s insert (short separation at fold repaired with tape on the verso). Folding lithographed “Map of the State of Missouri” (several tears repaired with tape on the verso). Original publisher’s paper wrappers (large pale stain to front cover, backstrip repaired with tape).

First edition. A promotional pamphlet encouraging immigration to Missouri. “To the people of the Older States and Lands beyond the Seas, who are in search of Pleasant Homes: The People of Missouri extend to you a Cordial Welcome, offering you Fertile Lands where you can enjoy Health, Peace and Prosperity. They invite a perusal of the following pages wherein extravagant statements have been carefully avoided; and, should you decide to make your home among them, they promise you Friendship and Protection, in a Land of Unsurpassed Capabilities” (from the Preface).