Jacksonville: R. Goudy, 1834. 8vo. viii, 376 pp., plus both blank leaves. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary calf; extremities lightly rubbed, paper browned and some damp stains on the last gathering, still a very good copy with the signature of J. Russell dated November, 1834, on paste-down. Item #11404
First edition of this valuable guide for tourists, as well as residents, traveling through the state of Illinois and the adjacent country. Peck (1789-1858) was a pioneer, missionary, writer and journalist who traveled throughout the region in order to obtain first hand information for his publication. This work was a cornerstone of primary printed literature of the region.