Lot 79 of 517:
Ellsworth's Illinois in 1837&8 with map  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$180
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Illinois in 1837 & 8; A Sketch Descriptive of the Situation, Boundaries, Face of the Country...Also, Suggestions to Emigrants, Sketches of the Principal Towns in the State: Together with a Letter on the Cultivation of the Prairies. To Which Are Annexed the Letters from a Rambler in the West

Author:
Ellsworth, Henry Leavitt

Place:
Philadelphia

Publisher:
S. Augustus Mitchell and Grigg & Elliot

Date:
1838

Description:

viii, [9]-143 + [9] ad pp.  With folding map of Illinois, engraved by J.H. Young, printed in blue with hand-colored outlines. (8vo) 21.6x14 cm (8½x5½") cloth-backed printed boards. First Edition, later issue.

Later issue with the corrected spelling of "animals" on the title-page and "&8" added to title page. Publisher's original advertisements in back, and includes an ad dated October 1837 for the Collegiate and Commercial School at Wooster Square, New Haven, Connecticut, directed by Stiles French. Howes M689.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
General wear to cover, cloth fraying at front joint, soiling, rubbing and light bumps to corners; foxing throughout; map with a couple of fold splits; about very good.


 
Item number:
298918
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