Hardesty, H. H.
Title HARDESTY'S HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA, ILLUSTRATED. CONTAINING ... SPECIAL HISTORY OF THE VIRGINIAS. MAP AND HISTORY OF KANAWHA COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA CONTAINING A CONDENSED HISTORY OF THE COUNTY; BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES; GENERAL STATISTICS; MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS, ETC.
Publisher Chicago 1883
Seller ID 6014992416
314,29pp. New bkstrp and label. Title p. w/ age soil, balance unfoxed and solid (minor marginal marks). Not ex lib, a few ink family notes. All maps present (many double p.) incl 12 Holy Land, 6 Canada, 45 U.S., and one (loose) on Kanawha Co. WV. Murray Hudson NOTED Tennessee cartographer notes that Hardesty Atlases "... had the finest map of any American Atlas of the 1880s". Hardesty had the right idea - print 10,000 copies of US, 2,000 copies of the VA/WV supplement, and while that cooks prepared local hist. stuff for 250+ copies. I can't testify to exact number of copies, but all are scarce, regardless of what counties. Each volume has also very scarce maps of each state, many double page and TX, IL, CA, PA, NY, OH & Canada quadruple page. New bkstrp. Copies of various Hardesty atlases on line to eighteen hundred (10/14). Extra shipping. (6014992416)