An Emigrant’s Five Years in the Free States of America by William Hancock is for sale. This is the first edition of William Hancock An Emigrant’s Five Years in the Free States of America that comes complete with the fold out map of The Free States in America. William Hancock An Emigrant’s Five Years in the Free States of America was published by T. Cautley Newby London in 1860 and is in the original binding.
The original brown boards have stamped decorations to the front board,back board and to the spine, with gilt lettering to the spine. The boards are in Very Good condition being complete but with wear to the top and bottom of the spine; corner knocks; and red marks to the back board.
There are 321 numbered pages with the original yellow endpapers to the front and back of the book, an inscription from the author William Hancock to the top of the Title Page that reads “With the author’s sincere regards”, and a one page advertisement to the back that is unopened at the top.
The pages are in overall Very Good condition being internally very clean, but with dust stain to the edges of the pages. The map of The Free States in America dates from 1859, measuring 23 x 13 inches (approx.), has a closed tear with no loss of paper.