Peoria: Printed by S. De Witt Drown, 1857. [8], 34, [6] pp. Original printed and illustrated wrappers [which are chipped and dusted, front wrap loose]. Full-page map, 'Drown's Map of Western Railroads and their Connections | 1857'; full-page 'Land Route from Peoria on the various Roads traveled in the different parts of the State of Illinois, with a Map of Location'; full-page 'Telegraphic' Plate, 'Illinois & Mississippi Telegraph Co.' Several in-text illustrations. Unnumbered pages consist of interesting and attractive advertisements by local merchants. The pamphlet is complete, but the book is interrupted by the improper placement of the August, 1856 issue. Except as noted, Very Good.
[bound with] PEORIA RECORD, AND ADVERTISER: FOR AUGUST, 1856. Peoria: S. De Witt Brown. 1856. [8], 24, [8] pp. Folding plate, 'Landing of De La Salle at Peoria...'; folding plate, 'Views of Peoria: in 1832 and 1856'; in-text illustrations, attractive advertisements on unnumbered pages. Original printed wrappers, Very Good.

Informative Peoria imprints, with many interesting and frequently illustrated advertisements and enthusiastic information on "the almost supernatural growth of Peoria."
Graff 1157. Byrd 2428. August 1856: OCLC 191322583 [1- AAS], 41397543 [2- Newberry, WI Hist. Soc]; March 1857: OCLC 3387088 [2- U IL, WI Hist. Soc.], 191061066 [2- AAS, U Alberta] [as of September 2013]. Not in Lomazow. Item #30550

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