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Peck, J. M
A gazetteer of Illinois, in three parts: containing a general view of the state; a general view of each county; and a particular description of each town, settlement, stream, prairie, bottom, bluff. etc. ...
published by R. Goudy, 1834. First edition, 12mo, pp. viii, 376; original pink moire cloth, printed paper label on spine; some mild spotting on the covers, otherwise a very good, sound copy. This a presentation copy inscribed "Thomas G. Fessenden Esq. with the respects of the author." Fessenden, a native of New Hampshire, graduated from Dartmouth in 1796. After failed business ventures in London, he settled in Boston, and later in New York City where he edited the Weekly Inspector. By 1822 he was back in Boston where he founded and edited the New England Farmer. He also edited the Horticultural Register and the Silk Manual. In 1834 he published The Complete Farmer and Rural Economist. The second appendix, on the "Wisconsin Territory" includes a bit on the Minnesota border country, the Mississippi River and the "North Western Territory." "Much of the information for this work was gathered as a result of Peck's extensive travel over the state and from personal interviews with citizens familiar with their counties of residence" (Byrd 191). Graff 3232; Howes P-170. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (rulonmillerbooks) [Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States]
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