Illinois As It Is; Its History, Geography, Statistics, Constitution, Laws, Government, Finances, Climate, Soil, Plants, Animals, State of Health, Prairies, Agriculture, Cattle-Breeding, Orcharding, Cultivation of the Grape, Timber-Growing...

By: Gerhard, Fred.

Price: $35.00

Quantity: 1 available


451 pages, plus 5+ pages ads, plus three folding maps, two plates, and frontispiece. Ex-Library. Red blind-stamped cloth is very worn with chips, tears, and a little loss of cloth along edges. White inked library numbers on spine. Front cover is detached, as well as blank front free end page and leaf of publisher's ads at front of volume. Detached leaves are mostly intact, though do show scattered light edge wear. Library card pocket on front paste down. Previous owner's circular blind stamp on blank front free end page. Penciled, non-author, presentation inscription on blank recto of frontispiece, dated Dec. 25th, 1857. Title page with small inked number in blank space and letter "C" at left of publisher's name. Inked library numbers in blank space of copyright page. Contents are otherwise clean and free of any library, or other, markings. First folding map is slightly misfolded, though clean and intact. Second folding map is also a little misfolded and shows a one inch closed tear from bottom edge. Tear has previously been repaired with non-archival tape and is a little yellowed. Lettering in caption is just a little affected, though remains legible. There is a little light wear along bottom edge of this map outside the borders. Third folding map is in very good condition. Text block remains very tight. This would make a good binding or working copy.

Title: Illinois As It Is; Its History, Geography, Statistics, Constitution, Laws, Government, Finances, Climate, Soil, Plants, Animals, State of Health, Prairies, Agriculture, Cattle-Breeding, Orcharding, Cultivation of the Grape, Timber-Growing...

Author Name: Gerhard, Fred.

Categories: Illinois, Americana,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Chicago, Keen and Lee: 1857

Binding: Cloth - Hard Cover

Book Condition: Poor+

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 028153