Title: The Early Day of Rock Island and Davenport: ...
Publisher: Chicago: The Lakeside Press, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., Christmas, 1942
Publication Date: 1942
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
xix + 315 p. An historical introduction by Milo Quaife precedes the two narratives reproduced here for the Lakeside Christmas edition published as no. 40 in the series published as gifts for employees of R.R. Donnelley. Spencer's story, entitled "Reminiscences of Pioneer Life in the Mississippi Valley," which was originally published in 1872 "for complimentary distribution, by his Children," deals largely with the Black Hawk War. It is accompanied by a photo of Spencer. Burrows' history is entitled, "Fifty Years in Iowa: Being the Personal Reminiscences of J.M.D. Burrows, Concerning the Men and Events, Social Life, Industrial Interests, Physical Development, and Commercial Progress of Davenport and Scott County, During the Period from 1838 to 1888." In the "Explantory," Burrows states, "Every one who knows anything of me and my history, knows that I made several fortunes during my active business career in Davenport," and the book goes into these businesses thoroughly. One of them is Burrows and [R.M.] Prettyman, a mercantile enterprise; there are engravings of these two gentlemen. Quaife has annotated both narratives and supplied an index. Maroon cloth, gilt titles and decorations, top edge gilt, very near fine; the only flaws are very, very slight bumps at the head of the spine and very, very slight rubbing of the gilt title at the foot of the spine. Bookseller Inventory # 807LS1
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