THE PIONEER HISTORY OF ILLINOIS, CONTAINING THE DISCOVERY, IN 1673, AND THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY TO THE YEAR EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN, WHEN THE STATE GOVERNMENT WAS ORGANIZED. John Reynolds.

THE PIONEER HISTORY OF ILLINOIS, CONTAINING THE DISCOVERY, IN 1673, AND THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY TO THE YEAR EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN, WHEN THE STATE GOVERNMENT WAS ORGANIZED.

Belleville, Il: 1852.

348 pp. Modern brown cloth, spine gilt. Light to moderate foxing, some light damsptaining. A good copy BYRD 1882; SABIN 70421; STREETER SALE 1502; HOWES R237. Item #248486

"For his history of the early French communities and the settlement of the American Bottom, Reynolds relied on early pioneers still living" - Streeter.  An important early history by a governor of the state who was in office at the time of the Mormon troubles and the murder of Joseph and Hyrum Smith.

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