New York, NY: J. Winchester, New World Press, 1844. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good- condition. Item #008244
x, 492 pages of text, followed by [x] pages of publisher's advertisement. Original purple hardcover cloth binding with minimal shelfwear, with heavy sunning to spine with spine panel detached from one side, cleanly torn, and with one chip; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Minor scuff from label removal at bottom of spine. Illustrated with a large uncolored fold-out map in almost perfect condition; the best we have ever seen; the title is "Guide through Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin & Iowa. Showing the Township lines of the United States Surves, Location of Cities, Towns, Villages, Post Hamlets, Canals, Rail and State Roads. By J. Calvin Smith New York. Published by J.H. Colton. 1844." Institutional bookplate neatly on front paste-down endpaper, title page moderately browned, with a small tear at top margin and five numerals stamped at the bottom margin; title page is starting to detach, due the the placement of the adjacent map. Library stamp to top and bottom edges of closed pages, and minor evidence of pocket removal on rear paste-down endpaper. Previous owner's printed ticket/bookplate affixed to rear endpaper; N.C. Thompson (1828-1898) came to Rockford, IL in 1857 and was an industrialist and banker. His company made agricultural machinery, specializing in a version of John Manny's reaper. Howes B839; Graff 421.