Hill, John B. The Presbytery of Kansas City and its Predecessors, 1821-1901; Historical Sketches and Statistical Matter. Kansas City: The Burd & Fletcher Printing Co., 1901. First Edition.
Teal cloth with bright gilt spine titles, 6 x 9 inches, folding map as frontispiece, 306 clean pp. including index, pages toned with bright white portrait plates. Ex historical society library with white spine label, minimal markings within. Front end paper hinge with 2 inch opening at bottom, ffep creased. The original quality of this production has left very few copies in anything like good condition due to the paper and binding choice - this is as fine as they can be found. Very good. Hardcover.
"Eighty years of exceedingly varied ecclesiastical history are herein reviewed. The period covered, though not longer than many lives till vigorous, extends from the earliest establishment of Foreign Mission work among the aboriginal inhabitants, through the exciting decade of frontier settlement, of ecclesiastical and civil strife, and of reconstruction in Church and State, well into the present era of peace and prosperity." - Preface.
Includes sketches of ministers & congregations.