Springfield OH: Ruralist Publishing Company, 1859. 1st Edition. Leather bound. 435p plus one page of ads, complete with frontispiece + 3 plates. Recently rebound in full red leather, spine decorated in gilt with leather title/author labels. Binding in fine condition; interior in good condition. Scattered foxing to text with several pages showing old stains. Item #1235198
The rare true first edition, first printing of this uncommon work of Ohio history. Howes D-398. The 1860 second edition is uncommon as well. Thomson (A Bibliography of the State of Ohio) notes author Jacob Richards Dodge lifted much of the text from other books. WorldCat locates only two copies of this edition.