Portland. Published by Shirley and Hyde. 1829. One-quarter leather, heavily worn. Title in gilt. Brown marbled boards with scuffing and abrasions. Corners worn. Occasional light spotting and foxing. Accompanying atlas not present. Item #3354
Moses Greenleaf, Maine's noted early geographer, produced this detailed compilation of the state's geography, commerce and educational system as a follow-up to his 1816 work, "A Statistical View of the District of Maine." Williamson notes that in 1830 the Maine Legislature "authorized the purchase of 400 copies of survey and maps at $16 per set and appropriated $500 in consideration of the author's expense and exertions in their publication." Williamson, A Bibliography of the State of Maine: 3918. Howes, U.S.iana: G 393. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America: 28666. The Mirror of Maine: 13.