Title: Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery...
Publisher: The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago
Publication Date: 1896
Edition: 1st Edition
4to. Original full pebble-grained black leather on bevelled boards, heavily blind-embossed and with gilt Illinois outline; inner dentelles. 548pp. All edges gilt. Numerous full-page steel engraved portraits. Very good. Minor edgewear; expertly rebacked in leather at some point, with original gilt spine laid down; evidence of bookplate removal on front pastedown. Extremely discreet ex-library, with NO spine marking; sole indication is a small blind-emboss on the title page. First edition, a tight and handsome copy of this massive (3½ thick!) tome difficult to find in acceptable condition. Superb plates and biographical sketches of Illinois pioneers and politicos. Bookseller Inventory # 12833
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