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1880 - "KANSAS / THE BEST PART OF THE WEST TO BUY A GRAIN FARM . . . STOCK FARM . . . SHEEP RANCH . . . OPEN A… by  Land Commissioner J. S. Gilmore - 1880 - from Read 'Em Again Books & Paper (SKU: 009775)

1880 - "KANSAS / THE BEST PART OF THE WEST TO BUY A GRAIN FARM . . . STOCK FARM . . . SHEEP RANCH . . . OPEN A STORE, OR TO PRACTICE A PROFESSION." The Immigrants' Guide to the Most Fertile Lands of Kansas. . .

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1880 - "KANSAS / THE BEST PART OF THE WEST TO BUY A GRAIN FARM . . . STOCK FARM . . . SHEEP RANCH . . . OPEN A STORE, OR TO PRACTICE A PROFESSION." The Immigrants' Guide to the Most Fertile Lands of Kansas. . .

by J. S. Gilmore, Land Commissioner

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This 6-panel brochure measures approximately 7.5" x 10.25" unfolded. It was published by the "Land & Immigration Office of the Kansas Division (formerly Kansas Pacific Railway) Union Pacific Railway Company." The brochure was printed by J. M . Jones Stationery & Printing Company of Chicago. In nice shape.

One panel proclaims "Kansas / The best part of the west in which / To buy a Grain Farm, / To buy a Stock Farm, / To buy a Sheep Ranch, / To open a Store, or /To practice a Profession." It bears a handstamp of "R. B. Griffen / Emigration Agent, / Manchester, Iowa."

One panel provides contact instructions and advertises discounted train tickets. "When you Reach the Union Depot at Kansas City go at once to the Land & Immigration Office of the Kansas Division (formerly Kansas Pacific Railway) Union Pacific Railway Company. There you will always find polite and well-informed Agents . . . who will furnish all the information you desire, and you can get Land Explorers' Tickets at Reduced Rates and Money Refunded if you Buy Land. . .."

Three panels provide more in-depth information about the state under several headings: "Why it is the Choicest Land," "The Golden Grain Belt," "Coal," "Magnesian Limestone," "Churches and Schools," "Stock," "The Water Courses," and "Kansas in a Nutshell."

The sixth panel contains a full-page railway map across the Kansas and half of Colorado that stretches from Kansas City, Missouri to Denver, Colorado.

A rather scarce western expansion advertising piece. At the time of listing, no others are for sale in the trade. OCLC reports a number held by institutions, but most appear to be microform or digital copies. The Rare Book shows three have been sold at auction since 2007, the most recent for $330 at a PBA sale on November 18, 2010.

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Seller’s Inventory #
009775
Title
1880 - "KANSAS / THE BEST PART OF THE WEST TO BUY A GRAIN FARM . . . STOCK FARM . . . SHEEP RANCH . . . OPEN A STORE, OR TO PRACTICE A PROFESSION." The Immigrants' Guide to the Most Fertile Lands of Kansas. . .
Author
J. S. Gilmore, Land Commissioner
Format/binding
Unbound
Book condition
second hand - Very good
Quantity available
1
Publisher
1880 - Land & Immigration Office of the Kansas Division (formerly Kansas Pacific Railway) Union Pacific Railway Company
Place of Publication
Kansas City, Mo
Date Published
1880
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We always have an inventory of unique Americana on hand, that is, we keep a selection of personal narratives such as diaries, work journals, correspondence collections, photograph albums, scrapbooks, and similar items that shed light on some aspect of North American life, history, culture, or society.We also have a nice selection of unusual ephemera and postal history items in stock as well. Member: Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, Ephemera Society, Manuscript Society, American Stamp Dealers Association, American Philatelic Society, U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, Military Postal History Society

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