Chicago: The Engberg-Holmberg Publishing Company, 1908. First Edition. Hardcover. Three volumes bound in one; Octavo; pp. I; 933 with index; II; 416 with index; III: 268 with index; iIllustrated; many portraits; decorated pebbled brown cloth lettered in gilt; patterned endpapers; Some edge wear; top right fore-edge of pages a bit eroded without any loss; front hinges started and repaired, A good or better copy, sound. Good +. Item #13237
What appears as the definitive work on the Swedish immigrant experience in Illinois prior to 1908. Contains a section on Civil War regiments as well. Biographical sketches with portraits. A very heavy book, it weighs in excess of ten pounds.