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1894 Portrait and Biographical Record Hancock McDonough Henderson Co Illinois History Book

Antique Illinois history book. "Portrait and Biographical Record of Hancock, McDonough and Henderson Counties Illinois". Containing sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county. Together with biographies and portraits of all the presidents of the United States. Published in 1894 by Lake City Publishing Co.

Hard cover book with tooled leather covers and gold gilt lettering. Book measures about 8.75" wide x 11" tall, with 598 pages plus index.

Interior pages are in excellent condition with some light soiling and foxing. Binding is tight. Spine is split at the bottom and at the top. Cover does show wear. Inscription on front end papers.

The last page of the index has a 5 inch tear running vertically from the bottom inside corner. This and a very small one inch tear to the top of a page. These are the only tears to the pages that I found.


A couple of notes about the book:

No pages are missing. It is however misnumbered in one spot and goes from page 390 to 393. No page missing though, as it starts on the biography of George C. Waggener on page 390 and follows along as it should on page 393, with no missing information.

And page 391-392 was not to have been a portrait page, as it is not listed in the index as such.

There is also an extra page between 446 and 447 with a portrait of I.M. Martin M.D. which is not included in the numbering.

Also an extra page between 460 and 463, and between 532-535 there is an extra page not numbered. These are portrait pages.

There are no loose pages.


Many photos and engravings of the pioneers of the area.

Great research tool for Illinois genealogists!

Collections: Vintage Books

Category: History Books, Non Fiction Book

Type: Books

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