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Very rare pamphlet recommending emigration to Kansas

PARDONNET, Georges de.
Émigration au Kansas (États-Unis de l'Amérique du Nord). Le Kansas, ses ressources et produits, ses concessions gratuites de terres, conseils pratiques aux émigrants, la compagnie du chemin de fer du "Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway" et ses immenses possessions réputées les meilleures terres du centre des États-Unis.Antwerp, Frédéric Tuetey (Colophon: Paris, printed by Lahure), [1874]. 8vo. Modern half calf, original blue printed wrappers preserved.
€ 12,500
Second copy located, of the second edition of a very rare pamphlet recommending emigration to Kansas, by George de Pardonnet, appointed special agent of immigration in the state of Kansas. The work contains general information on Kansas such as its geography, population and climate, as well as information and numerous tips for future immigrants, especially farmers. Chapters are devoted to the possibilities for the acquisition of land, the average income of farmers, costs of agricultural products and cattle, but also to the commerce and industry in Kansas, its education, religion, and transport systems. At the end of the work, on pp. 45-52, lists can be found of salaries that can be expected in different branches, and of the prices of a wide variety of objects, including furniture, provisions and tobacco. The first edition is very rare as well, of which we could locate two copies: one in the Bibliothèque National in Paris and one in the Huntington Library, San Marino. We could only locate one other copy, in the Yale University Library. Only slightly browned with a few small spots. A very good copy.
WorldCat (1 copy); not in Sabin.
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