(Kanawha [West Virginia] from American Civil War) Lovell's General Geography, for the Use of Schools ; with Numerous Illustrations, and Brief Tabular Views. J. George Hodgins.
(Kanawha [West Virginia] from American Civil War) Lovell's General Geography, for the Use of Schools ; with Numerous Illustrations, and Brief Tabular Views.
(Kanawha [West Virginia] from American Civil War) Lovell's General Geography, for the Use of Schools ; with Numerous Illustrations, and Brief Tabular Views.

(Kanawha [West Virginia] from American Civil War) Lovell's General Geography, for the Use of Schools ; with Numerous Illustrations, and Brief Tabular Views.

Montreal: John Lovell, 1862. Hardcover. An early mention (and perhaps the first book publication) of the proposed state of Kanawha - the breakaway state which became West Virginia - is found in this early Civil War-era printing of a popular school Geography. Yellow printed paper over boards with quarter black leather spine, 4to (11 inches tall [28 cm] tall), pp. 100, illustrated with 51 colored maps, over 100 engravings and a colored "Clocks of the World" table. Volume with rubbing and wear to covers, text block sewing is loose with multiple gutter cracks and a few tiny areas of old insect damage, hinges starting, mild soil and staining throughout, a few pencil marks to endpapers and p.o. name at top corner of upper board. Complete with all historic maps and scarce thus. The 1862 Montreal edition of Lovell's General Geography (Sitwell : {1861} (03) ; noting the {1861} (01) and 1861 (02) editions as having just pp. 72) has many differences from the 1861 Montreal edition of Lovell's General Geography, including : title page with "F.R.G.S." [Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society] added after the authors name ; "And Sold by all Booksellers" replacing "And Sold by R. & A. Miller" and "1862." replacing "1861" at foot of title page ; also added to the foot of the copyright page entry is "... ; and entered at Stationers' Hall, London." (assume for extended copyrights) - also lacks the pp. 11, (12) of "Opinions on Lovell's General Geography." found at the rear of the 1861 Montreal edition. Ads on the back cover of this 1862 edition are dated 1861, as is the copyright page, Prefatory Notice and the paste-down publisher's ads on the ffep. An unusual U.S. flag is printed on the front cover, having just the founding Thirteen Colonies represented by both stars and stripes, and with the flag printed in a reversed fashion. Good Only. Item #2508

This 1862 edition is also seemingly a work in progress by a publisher who was likely a Southern sympathizer ("... in 1867 John Lovell gave refuge in his home to Jefferson Davis, exiled President of the Confederated Southern States" lovell dot ca & thecanadianencyclopedia dot ca) struggling to keep up with all the geopolitical changes then happening south of the border. Some American Civil War changes to the text include : updated US population stats - recording 35,243 less "free" citizens than in the 1861 figures - with the "slave" population remaining the same, Baltimore's population is shown reduced by 1,600, possibly due to war losses ; an early mention of the state "Kanawha" in that it is shown as "proposed" on p. 37 and "Richmond, Cap. of S. Confed." is also printed beside the state of Virginia's entry. The map containing Virginia had not yet been updated to reflect the changes. "Kanawha was a proposed name for the 39 counties which later became the main body of the U.S. state of West Virginia .... West Virginia was formally admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863" wiki. Also, on p. 19 is a colored pre-treaty map titled "British Columbia and the N. W. Indian Territories" (colored to show the aprox. area for Treaties 1-7) with multiple information points and questions about the Territories printed within the text. Interesting mapping in this uncommon Geography, published during a time of great upheaval and change in continental North America.

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