Boston: Published by the Author, 1849.
First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. Item #025455
Bound in full brown blindstamped cloth with some moderate wear to the edges and some loss at the corners. Some light rubbing of the cloth at the head and tail of spine with the library card number in white ink to the bottom of the spine. Binding is square and tight and pages show only faint age toning and a few pages with some light foxing but mostly text block is clean and bright with a few pencil marks to the margins. The author, John Wesley Hanson, was a well known Universalist preacher and author having served as minister in many New England cities and towns as well as some in Iowa. He wrote a number of town histories and some religious works. He was also the chaplain of the sixth Massachusetts Regiment for part of the Civil War and a war correspondent for the Journal out of Boston and the Tribune out of New York. Very rare in the 1849 edition. 371 pps plus index. Howes H176. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-library with usual marks. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz. Category: Americana; Antiquarian & Rare; Inventory No: 025455.