Potts, Hiram >>
Title Historical and Business Compendium of Ottawa County, Michigan, Volumes 1 and 2 : A Complete Historical, Statistical, Biographical and Geographical Compendium . . . for 1892-1893
Book Condition Very Good with no dust jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher Grand Haven, Mich: Potts & Conger, Publishers; 1892
Seller ID 18466
484 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Complete, contains vols 1 and 2 in one vol. Hardcover, dark red leather over spine and tips, dark red cloth over boards, gilt spine title, 204 + 280 pages. ; Ottawa county, on the west coast of Michigan, was largely settled by immigrants from the Netherlands and to a lesser extent Germany and England. This publication contains Vol-1, Historical, and Vol-2, Business Directory, bound together as issued. Vol-1 describes early settlers, townships, villages, churches, militia, agriculture, schools, etc. Chapter on Women's Christian Temperance Union by Mrs. E. T. Rork. Chapter on great fire by Gerrit van Schelven. Chapter on City of Holland by G. A. Mitchell. Chapter on Holland churches by Rev. Henry E. Dosker. Vol-2 is an exhaustive listing of every business and every permanent male resident, with dozens of local display ads, and 4-pg table of all ships built in Ottawa county with their name, class, tonnage, builder, owner, etc. ; Amazonbuyers please note: This is an actual hardcover book from 1892, not a flimsy computer-generated reprint. ; Tips worn. Light wear to heel and crown. Small spot to fore-edge. One leaf (preface) has a hole trimmed out of inner margin, not affecting any text. A few pages show light to moderate foxing otherwise interior is clean and bright. Binding tight. Quite scarce in any condition.