San Francisco: Bacon & Company, 1881.
First edition. Folding frontispiece map. Folding colored map bound in at rear. , 162, vii,  pp. 8vo. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers soiled and edgeworn, tearing along lower portion of front hinge. Frontispiece map with several splits along folds. Internally clean. Overall, very good. In a cloth dust jacket and a cloth folding case, spine gilt Palau 112119. Item #251738
This is the scarce first edition of Hamilton's study of the Mexican states that run along the border of the United States. Apparently, he hoped that this region would be settled by the "advance guard of American civilization." Contains much useful information on mining, agriculture, businesses, exports, imports, trade duties, railroads, land availability, etc. Scarce on the market, with only one copy appearing at auction in the last thirty years.
Price: $375.00 Free Domestic Delivery