Brownville, N.T. R.W. Furnas, 1859. 64pp. Original printed wrappers. Light vertical crease. Light chipping and soiling to wraps; closed tear from gutter of lower edge. About very good. Item #1474
A scarce and early Nebraska territorial imprint published in Brownville, founded in 1854 and the largest town in the territory until it was eclipsed by towns on the growing rail network after the Civil War. R.W. Furnas, the publisher of this work, was the only printer in the territory during its early years. He mostly produced periodical work, but also printed a few more substantial items, such as these masonic proceedings, as well as a Brownville town history and a work on planting trees in the same year. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Furnas was also the owner of the town's plant nursery.
AII (Nebraska) 35.