New York: J. H. Colton. Good. 1839. First Edition. Hardcover. Brown embossed boards with gilt imprint. A few lighter dampstain spots and rubbed and bumped corners. Binding tight. Soil, light foxing, dampstains, and adhesive mark on endpapers. Light soil on text pages. Half-inch piece missing from last free endpaper. Map is missing. An early travel guide for Illinois, written by a Methodist minister who traveled throughout the state preaching. James Mason Peck had written an earlier "New Guide for Emigrants", with some of the information reprinted in this directory's appendix. Peck noted the vegetation and farming practices, navigation routes, and mineral resources being developed in the region. Howes P 172. ; 6 1/8" x 4 1/8"; 219 pp . (Inventory #: 011450)
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