Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois with Commemorative Biographies (2 volumes)
Place Published: Chicago
Publisher: Munsell Publishing Company
Date Published: 1926
Book Id: 39352
1031pp. Quarto [31 cm] Bound in mismatched sturdy cloth library bindings. Recent endsheets and flyleaves. Illustrated. Good. Ex-library. Mild rubbing to the extremities. Library markings on the endsheets and title pages. There is an inscription from a library donor on the recto of the frontispiece portrait of volume 1. There is a 4" tape repair on the title page of volume 2. The pages are tanned, but very clean. The bindings are strong.
A state history with material gathered from a large variety of sources, and much of it rather inaccessible to the average inquirer. As is stated in the Preface, "Simplicity, perspicuity, conciseness and accuracy have been the dominant aims and rules of its editors and writers."