Auction 99, Lot 618

"A Gazetteer of Illinois in Three Parts…", Peck, John M.

Subject: Geography

Period: 1837 (published)



4 x 6 inches
10.2 x 15.2 cm

Subtitled: "containing a general view of the state, a general view of each county and a particular description of each town, settlement, stream, prairie, bottom, bluff, etc.; alphabetically arranged." The book provides great detail of the young state that the author describes thus, "No state in the Great West has attracted so much attention, and elicited so many inquiries from those who desire to avail themselves of the advantages of a settlement in a new and rising country, as that of Illinois; and none is filling up so rapidly with an emigrating population from all parts of the United States, and several kingdoms of Europe." 2nd edition, 328 pp. Original blind stamped buckram with title on paper label.

References: Howes P170; Sabin 59483.

Condition: B

Scattered foxing throughout text. Binding tight and strong, with spine sunned and a bit of insect damage to paper label.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $550

Closed on 6/12/2002