Sketches of Louisville and Its Environs;
M'MURTRIE, H[enrico]. Sketches of Louisville and Its Environs; Including, among a Great Variety of Miscellaneous Matter, a Florula Louisvillensis; or a Catalogue of Nearly 400 Genera and 600 Species of Plants, that Grow in the Vicinity of the Town, Exhibiting Their Generic, Specific, and Vulgar English Names. Louisville, [Kentucky]: Printed by S. Penn, Jun., 1819. 1st ed. viii,255pp. Folding map frontis. Folding table. Key to map affixed to rear pastedown. Orig. paper boards, printed paper spine label, housed in custom cloth folding box. Boards rubbed, label chipped, front hinge tender, old watermark to rear free corner, light scattered foxing, else a very good copy. Rare. HOWES M-174, "aa": First history of this city and first important book printed there. Coleman 2617: An interesting and valuable history of the Louisville area, with sketches of navigation and commerce, a list and description of steamboats on the western waters (1812-1819), and an appendix (pages 233-255) `Containing an accurate Account of the Earthquakes experienced here from the 16th December, 1811to the 7th February, 1812, extracted principally from the Papers of the late J. Brookes, Esq." Also has descriptions of the antiquities of the Western Country and a Florula Louisvillensis, (pages 207-230)."