Philadelphia: T. Belknap, 1832. , -63, [1 blank] , 508, [1-errata] pp, hand-colored folding map [light edgewear, a few very small holes with minimal loss, a repaired fold split with no loss]. Original sheep, gilt decorated spine and gilt spine title [rubbed and worn at extremities, front board detached but present]. The map has a few areas at the northeast section which are circled in blue; they were found on other maps we have looked at from this edition and appear to have been added by publisher. Text foxed, occasional light edgewear, two very short closed tears [expertly repaired, no loss]. Inscribed by former owner on front two endpapers. Good+.
This is the publisher's "first attempt at a Gazetteer of Pennsylvania." The reader, he says, "will justly appreciate the difficulties in procuring minute and accurate topographical and statistical information; and will not be surprized if, notwithstanding the efforts of the compiler, by visits to many parts of the state, by personal intercourse with official and intelligent gentlemen of every county, and by laborious research among the public records, some inaccuracies should be found in the work."
FIRST EDITION. Thomson 624. Sabin 27998. Item #35583