Publication: Geo C Rand & Avery, Printers, 1857, Boston
First edition. 8vo. 9" x 6" pictorial wrappers, 80 pp., illustrated, maps, frontispiece (prairie scene in Illinois), back cover is an advertisement for the railroad. The two maps are on stiffer paper at the front of the booklet, one is an outline map of Illinois showing progress of the railroad, and the other is a double-page map of the eastern portion of the United States showing railway connections from the Mississippi River to the East Coast and the available lands offered for sale in Illinois. "The lands are situated on each side of the Railroad between Dunleith and Cairo, on the main line, and Chicago and Centralia, on the Chicago branch. Traversing the entire state from north to south, it therefore passes through a great variety of climates, and purchasers are enabled to suit their inclinations in their selections. The road passes immediately over some of the lands; others vary in distance from it from one to fifteen miles." Light wear to the spine ends, from cover is lightly soiled, small corner chip to bottom of the rear panel and pages 71 through 80, else a very good, serviceable copy.
Inventory Number: 34117