Chicago: Fergus, 1889/1892. First Edition. 8vo. Navy cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated plates and maps throughout. 1316 pp. across 2 volumes.
Vol. I: Scuffing to edges. Corners bumped. Ex-library, with sticker on front cover, catalog number written on spine, and card pockets pasted inside front cover and front free endpaper. Embossment on title page. P. 13 (list of illustrations) loose and laid in. Tissue guards still present over all illustrations. Tight and clean. Very good condition.
Vol. 2: Cloth covering of spine loose and laid in. Hinges splitting and threatening to detach. Ex-library with sticker on front cover. Attractive bookplate of previous owner (Chalkley Jay Hambleton of Aurora, IL) pasted inside front cover. Fair condition.
This is a scarce first edition set of Illinois politician and historian Moses' magnum opus, a comprehensive work which took the author 11 years to complete. (Howes M-856). Item #1589