Illinois in 1837. A sketch descriptive of the situation, boundries, face of the country, prominent districts, prairies, rivers, minerals, animals, agricultural productions, public lands, plans of internal improvement, manufactures, &c. of the state of Illinois.

Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1837. 8vo. 143, [9] pp. FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE. Includes the publisher’s advertisements. With one folding map. Cloth -backed boards; boards a bit rubbed and soiled; some light scattered foxing. Item #12843

First edition, second issue, with “animals” spelled correctly on title. Some very valuable descriptions of Chicago as well as other principal towns of Illinois. Of particular interest is the organization of school districts and the establishment of colleges and libraries. The six letters from a Rambler are said to be from the pen of a talented young Philadelphian who was corresponding for the Pennsylvania Inquirer and Daily Courier. All in all, a valuable read.

Graff 2840; Howes M-689; Sabin 32460.

Price: $350.00