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A Topographical Description of the Western Territory of North America, IMLAY,G(ilbert) and Filson, John

Author Name    IMLAY,G(ilbert) and Filson, John

Book Title   A Topographical Description of the Western Territory of North America

Binding (hardback, paperback, etc.)   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good with No dust jacket as issued

Edition   First Edition; First Impression

Publisher's Name   New York see notes for publisher info 1793

Seller ID or SKU   52621

Vol. 1 (of 2) only. Rebound in full tan calf leather binding. Foxing to pages but text clear and readable. Pages 216-225 at first glance appear to be missing, however it looks more like a type setting error since page 226 is actually printed on the back of 215, thus page 226 is actually page 216. This is further substantiated by the continuation of the Indian tribe Alibamon at the bottom of 215 to the top of 226 (actually 216). It is the opinion of the seller that all the pages to this volume are included and that there is no gap between 216-225 and that it is a typesetting error. The fold out map in front of book before title page has a piece torn out toward bottom which is about 20% of the map. There are two maps. The first is the map of theTerritory over to the Spanish on the western side of the Mississippi River and Includes Virginia, N.C., Maryland, and the top part of Georgia (this is where the bottom part of map is torn off) The second map is an engraving from Campbell's Edition of Imlay's Description of Kentucky and shows the route of a proposed canal running from north of Louisville to a point south which was to bypass the rapids of the Ohio. the map measures approx. 6.75" X8" unfolded. There is a Notes section (excellent historical significance) from p. 236-260 with a comment "The following Notes were interspersed through the work: but the Printer, for the convenience of the reader, thought proper to collect them together at the end of the volume with directions (page numbers) to whatever part of the work they refer". "Imlay was a Captain in the American Army during the late War. Former owner Henry S. Drinker's signature inside. Drinker is believed to be the same Henry Drinker who was and Attorney in Philidalphia and married Hanna Smith. He died July 3 1824 and owned a major portion of Susquehanna County Pa. No library markings, underlining, or marginal notations. Howes I-12; Sabin 34356. This is not a reprint or xlibrary. Rare.; Maps fold out; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated

Price = 497.97 USD


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