HISTORY OF TENNESSEE, Illustrated - 1887 [with Map]


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History of Tennessee


Chicago and Nashville:  The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887 

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Three-quarter leatherbound, covers have gilt title and decoration.  
  • Boards show some wear, aging, bumps, edgewear.  Corners are scuffed, with exposed board.
  • Spine has gilt text and is bright with bumped, softened ends.
  • Binding is intact; repaired with tape at inside front cover.  Please see photographs for details of condition.  
  • Patterned end papers have some staining, owner's mark on front fep. 
  • Frontispiece, a foldout map, is present, with some closed tears and multiple folds.  
  • Illustrations are clear, age toned.  
  • Interior is age-toned, with further marginal toning. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Text block has stippled edges.  
  • PS2022.0727

1317 pages. 6.5 x 9.75 inches.

In this single volume the reader finds a comprehensive History of Tennessee, "from the earliest time to the present; together with an historical and a biographical sketch of from twenty-five to thirty counties of East Tennessee, besides a valuable fund of notes, original observations, reminiscences, etc."  The publishers explain in the Preface that "this volume has been prepared in response to the prevailing and popular demand for the preservation of local history and biography." 

The contents include Geology, The Mound Builders, Indian Tribes, Settlement, Organization, Growth & Development, State Institutions, Bench & Bar, Educational History, Early Wars, Federal Military History, Confederate Military History, Tennessee Literature, Religious History, a Biographical Chapter, Political History, County Historical Sketches, plus some 42 Portraits, Maps, & Views.  

EDITION POINTS:  "East Tennessee Edition" on spine.  

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