Years in print:
The Valley of the Mississippi, illustrated in a series of views, was a monthly published by J.C. Wild, an artist. The illustrations consisted of views of historical buildings, cities, sites, streams, etc., accompanied by appropriate descriptions from the pen of Lewis Foulke Thomas. Each number contained four full-page lithographic views or illustrations. The first number bore date of July, 1841, and the last of February, 1842. Chambers & Knapp were the printers. In those days , when illustrations were not abundant, The Valley of the Mississippi must have been unusually valuable.
(From the Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri by Alexander N. De Menil, 1901).