Syracuse, N.Y. C.W. Bardeen, Publisher, 1886. Forty-First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Item #26669
xv + 185 pages; with fold-out chart frontispiece showing the original counties of New York, the date of their organization, and how other counties have grown out of them, and in turn their date of organization. A later printing of this educational text of the 19th century, of chief interest for its extensive manuscript notes, annotations and a few of bits of ephemera of the time; the notes are accomplished in a penciled legible hand and regard various updates to the printed facts, changes in administration and lists of convenience for reference - an example of one readers' perspective and method of learning regarding New York State & national civil education of the time. Ephemera includes a die-cut color Chinaman; an African-American - related & another paper clipping tipped-in. Approx. 4 3/4" x 7" size; bound in the original beveled-edge plum cloth, gilt spine titles (dulled). Edge, tips wear-through and rubbing to the binding, one page 1/2 torn away, within the Organization of the Assembly section; contents in generally good condition; a good historical perspective on late 19th century civil education, via the owner annotations.