Pioneer History of Illinois, Containing the Discovery, in 1673, and the History of the Country to the Year Eighteen Hundred and Eighteen, when the State Government Was Organized
by Reynolds, John
Belleville, Illinois: N. A. Randall. Good. 1852. First Edition. Original brown cloth boards have heavy wear and discoloration, with rubbed edges and bumped corners. Light soil on edges, foxing of endpapers and pages. Previous owner's name of Alice Edwards Ferguson on first free endpaper and title page, with the bookplate of B. S. Edwards on the front pastedown. The Edwards were part of a prominent Springfield, Illinois family with close ties to Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, and possibly knew the author John Reynolds, since their relative Ninian Edwards preceded Reynolds as governor of Illinois. Sabin 70421, Howes R 237, Byrd 1882. ; 7 1/2" x 4 3/4"; 348 pp . (Inventory #: 011833)
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