My own times. Embracing also, the history of my life.

Belleville, IL: privately published, 1855. 8vo. 600, xxiii, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. With frontispiece portrait of author. Original brown cloth, decorated in blind, spine lettered in gilt, front joint starting, very light wear to extremities; other than some scattered foxing, an excellent copy with a contemporary ownership inscription. Item #12744

First edition of this scarce work on early Illinois and its citizens, from about 1800. Apparently most copies of this work were destroyed; according to Howes, "of 400 copies printed, 300 burned in the first Chicago fire." The author includes a great deal of Mormon-related information and material.

Reynolds was a justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, and eventually was elected governor in 1830.

Price: $950.00

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