19 [Dakota] Batchelder, George Alexander. A Sketch of the History and Resources of Dakota Territory. Yankton: Press Steam Power Printing, 1870. 8vo, original teal printed wrappers, 56 pp., frontis map (tinted in rose ink). Some edge chipping to wrappers, but map and text internally fine. Ex-library stamp on cover, title & verso of map (Hist. Soc. Of N.D., sold in duplicate sale some years back).
First edition. Howes B231: “One of the rarest works on the Dakota-Wyoming frontier.” Streeter Sale2051. Allen, Dakota Territorial Imprints 73. Includes a history of exploration, the Montana gold rush, cattle ranches and trade, railroads, and the discovery of gold in the Black Hills.