Good. 1960 Hardcover illus., maps, ports. 437 p. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Very Good. DJ Very Good. Thick Quarto. 437pp. More than 100 illustrations. A history of the American Midwest, told through excerpts from the writings of explorers, missionaries, and the people who lived the experience and events themselves. Dust jacket corner (pre-publication price) clipped. Owner's name on second ffep.
437 pp. B/w illustrations, white cloth/gilt decoration center front cover. American Vista Series, The Midwest. Light spotting fore & back edges, spine sunned, some cover soil, name front end paper, good+; dust jacket edgewear, good.
Good+ in Good jacket. 10 1/2" x 7 1/2", 437 pgs; over 100 B/W illustrations, color endpapers; "Carefully chosen for human interest and historic significance. the eighty-two selections have been woven into a rich and meaningful whole by the introductions and running commentary of Walter Havighurst, himself one of the Midwest's finest writers and historians. " (back DJ flap), selections inc. narratives of French discoverers, notes of surveyors/river captains/frontier travelers, the writings of distinguished historians (i.e. Carl Sandburg, Sinclair Lewis, Bruce Catton); white textured cloth binding, gilt design on cover & letters on spine, DJ. Foxing along bottom edge of binding & a little at top of spine, moderate spotting along closed pages edging & mild spotting of white endpapers, DJ well worn along edges w/1" tear at front spine, moderately foxed inside DJ.
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