Complete run of the Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society. Volumes I thru XVII in 18 volumes.
St. Paul & Philadelphia, 1860-1920. Volume I, 1902 (being a republication of the original "Annals," (all scarce in original editions, 1850-56); Vol. II, 1889 (a republication of Major Stephen H. Long's Voyage in a Six-Oared Skiff to the Falls of St. Anthony in 1817, with Introductory Note by Edward D. Neill, Phila., 1860), see Howes L-445; Vol. III, 1880 (containing the Relation of M. Penicault, Levenworth's Expedition to Fort Snelling in 1819, A Reminiscence of Fort Snelling by Charlotte Ouisconsin Van Cleve, and numerous other titles); Vol. IV, 1876 (Fletcher Williams' History of St. Paul); Vol. V, 1885 (Edward D. Neill's excellent History of the Ojibways); Vol. VI, 1887 (containing Baker's The Sources of the Mississippi; Williams' The Protestant Missions in the Northwest, and Hill's Indian Mounds in Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, etc.); Vol. VII, 1893 (J.V. Brower's The Mississippi River and its Source, with a large and detailed folding map of the headwaters, ton, but no loss); presentation copy from the author; Vol. VIII, 1898 (Upham's Settlement and Development of the Red River Valley, Grant's The International Boundary between Lake Superior and The Lake of the Woods, Winchell's Minnesota's Northern Boundary, etc.); Vol. IX, 1901 (Baker's History of Transportation of Minnesota, Gilfillan's The Ojibways, Flandreau's Reminiscences of Minnesota during the Territorial Days, etc.); Vol. X, parts 1 and 2, 1905 (Lamphere's History of Wheat in the Red River Valley, Rogers' History of Flour Manufacture in Minnesota, Hughes' History of Steamboating on the Minnesota River, Upham's Groseilliers and Radisson, the First White Men in Minnesota, etc.) ; Vol. XI, 1904 (Brower's Itasca State Park, an Illustrated History); Vol. XII, 1908 (Gilfillan's History of the University of Minnesota, Murray's Recollections of Early Territorial Days, Johnson's Minnesota Journalism, etc); vol. XIII, 1908 (James H. Baker's Lives of the Governors of Minnesota); Vol. XIV, 1912 (Warren Upham & Rose Dunlap's excellent Minnesota Biographies, 1655-1912); vol. XV, 1915 (Saby's Railroad Legislation in Minnesota, Randall's The Beginnings of Railroad Building in Minnesota, Daniels' Reminiscences of the Little Crow Uprising, etc.); Vol. XVI, part 1, 1913 (all published - Winchell's The Weathering of Aboriginal Stone Artifacts and A Consideration of the Paleoliths of Kansas); and, vol. XVII, 1920 (Upham's Minnesota Geographic Names). Includes scores of historical essays by other known historians, including, Sibley, Ramsey, Langford, Flandreau, Mayo, and others. Orig. brown, green or terracotta cloth (Browner in half morocco, joints cracked); some chipping and fading, some pages browning, but generally very good or better, with a number of plates and maps throughout, some folding. Item #27328