Posted 7 years ago
This is a 1901 gradeschool World Geography textbook titled "National Advanced Geography" by Jacques W. Redway and Russell Hinman.
Copyright and published in 1898, 1901 by American Book Company
The frontpiece has the student's name and Sept., 2, 1902 handwritten in pencil along with 'Room 8 - Miss Lilla Fadd - teacher' (est. 2nd/3rd grade)
* Also includes one of the childs lessons dated Jan. 1903 of a map of South America with the countries watercolored and mountain ranges, rivers, and major cities drawn in with pencil - presumably done by the pupil. - (the school was located in Woodstock, Illinois)
The book is 9 5/8" by 12 3/8" - it is a hardcover book, spine cover is gone, both covers have detached, and binding is deteriorating although still bound. It is illustrated with over a hundred etchings, both large and small, of not only geography, but peoples and industries, farming, buildings and monuments, etc., at the turn of the century with colored maps throughout its 160 main pages, an additional section of 24 colored full-page size World Maps, and a section of 8 pages at the end related to the State of Illinois in general.