Onderdonk, James L. Idaho: Facts and Statistics concerning the Mining, Farming, Stock-Raising, Lumbering, and Other Resources and Industries
Onderdonk, James L. Idaho: Facts and Statistics concerning the Mining, Farming, Stock-Raising, Lumbering, and Other Resources and Industries
Onderdonk, James L. Idaho: Facts and Statistics concerning the Mining, Farming, Stock-Raising, Lumbering, and Other Resources and Industries

Onderdonk, James L. Idaho: Facts and Statistics concerning the Mining, Farming, Stock-Raising, Lumbering, and Other Resources and Industries

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Onderdonk, James L. Idaho: Facts and Statistics concerning the Mining, Farming, Stock-Raising, Lumbering, and Other Resources and Industries; Together with notes on the Climate, Scenery, Game, and Mineral Springs. Information for the Home-Seeker, Capitalist, Prospector, and Traveler. San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft & Company, 1885.

Printed wrapper, 6 x 8 3/4 inches, front of wrapper with chipped edges and sometime rebacked with paper, lacks the back of the wrapper, spine fold covered in maroon cloth tape. Ex library with custom green cloth slipcase. Library stamps on the case, front of wrapper, tp, and elsewhere. This copy two title pages; the first seven pages are immediately duplicated with a new beginning to the book. The duplicated pages may have been a sales sample piece or perhaps when the library repaired the item they included bits from two copies. The pages therefore run (1)-7, (1)-147 (of 150) - the last 3 pp. (Index) supplied in photocopy. Fair. Paperback.  [5204] 

Howes O-92 with the scarcity rank "aa"; Graff 3112; Adams, Rampaging Herd, no 1717, "rare." The last available auction record is from Sotheby's in 1982. A scarce item, albeit defective.

This pamphlet was intended to encourage and inform emigrants to settle in Idaho. It was published before the territory was granted statehood in 1890.

James Lawrence Onderdonk (1854-1899), graduated from Columbia with a law degree at eighteen and from 1880-1886 was Idaho's territorial auditor, and superintendent of public instruction and city attorney for Boise City.