New York: Amerman, 1856. 44 [of 64] pp, stitched in original printed wrappers. Outline Map, and double-page map frontis. Some leaves foxed, light edge wear. INCOMPLETE.
"The work is, in effect, a guidebook to Illinois." Eberstadt. Byrd records an 1855 Chicago imprint offering 2,500,000 acres, and notes that [in 1855] it was "Also printed in New York with '2,500,000' in title change to '2,400,000.' New York edition has map tipped in..." which apparently does not appear in the Chicago edition. Buck says the "pamphlets deal with such topics as the value of Illinois lands for farming purposes; advantages of settling in Illinois; cost of moving to Chicago; prices of products; fuel and fencing." Sabin 34317. Buck 559. 138 Eberstadt 311. Byrd 2302 (ref.). Item #38895