New York: J. Winchester, New World Press, 1844. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , vi-x, , 2-492,  (pages of publisher's advertisements),  pp. Brown blindstamped cloth with gold lettering on the spine. Beige endpapers and pastedowns. Illustrated with a folding map as the frontispiece. Graff 421. Howes B-839. Rinderknecht 44-1021. Sabin 8484. The map in this book shows Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa. Cities, railroads, stage roads, villages, canals, and township lines are depicted in the midwestern region of the United States on this detailed map. The first history of Illinois to be published. The book presents beautifully, and is without the wear to the cloth and hinges so often seen with this title. Ex-Library. Item #000010252
Two discreet library markings (one blindstamp from the Dixby Memorial Library of Vermont on the map and one ink number on the copyright page) and some evidence of card pocket removal with a bookplate on the front pastedown.