TWO YEARS' RESIDENCE IN THE SETTLEMENT ON THE ENGLISH PRAIRIE, IN THE ILLINOIS COUNTRY, UNITED STATES....

London. 1822. 310pp. plus three maps (two folding). Lacks the errata slip. Half title. Original paper boards, rebacked in matching paper, paper label. Rubbing and slight paper loss on front board. Scattered foxing and faint dampstaining to maps. Very good. Untrimmed. Item #WRCAM28473

This important work was written by a prosperous British farmer who travelled with his family from the Isle of Wight in 1819. After landing in Baltimore and trekking across the South, he settled in one of the British colonies in southeastern Illinois, of which he gives an excellent account. Included herein are extracts from his journal of the trip to his new home. Copies with all maps, as in the present copy, are uncommon. The maps show the settlement of English Prairie, the Illinois country, and the range of townships in southeastern Illinois. STREETER SALE 1437. CLARK II:71. SABIN 105125. HOWES W654, "aa." BUCK 153. RUSK II:129.

Price: $1,500.00

With Maps of the Illinois Prairies