Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911. Half-Leather. Very Good / No Dustjacket. Item #063139
Complete in two volumes (Vol. 1, 392pp.; Vol. 2, 759pp.). The pages of both volumes show occasional fingerprints, thumbnail marks, even a few short edge tears, but remain overall clean and sound; the bindings are both tight; the leather at the spines shows some short surface cracking on the second volume and some gentle scuffing on the first volume, and both volumes show scuffs and chips over the joints as well as at the free corners, spine ends, and edges, with free corners worn through on both volumes and an open spot of wear at each foreedge of Vol. 2; the leather has been treated to restore suppleness and remains overall clean and attractive except for an ink spot at the lower right front of Vol. 2; the balance of the binding, in blue cloth, bears a few small, light smudges and mild edge rubbing, but is otherwise remarkably clean and well-preserved. Black-and-white photographic illustrations throughout, some protected with bound-in tissue guards; the second volume contains detailed information about immigrant settlers in the area from all over Europe and would be an excellent tool for genealogists and area historians.