Galesburg, Ill: Charles Faxon, Book and Job Printer, 1861.
Folded folio sheet. 7,  pages. From the author of Journal of Travels from St. Josephs to Oregon. Root was a pioneer and early settler of Log City, Illinois and later Galesburg where he built, almost single handedly, the first grain mill. He is also patented the rotary snow blower. Other inventions included the spirit-filled level, and the glass fruit jar. With two pencil annotations, on the front page, "Dunbar" and along the edge of an interior page, "Put the Clay into the Cooler Instead of the Heater". [OCLC locates only three copies, at the Huntington, Knox College, and UC Berkeley].