Cornell's High School Geography. [From Milledgeville, Georgia 1861-1862]. Cornell.
Cornell's High School Geography. [From Milledgeville, Georgia 1861-1862]
Cornell's High School Geography. [From Milledgeville, Georgia 1861-1862]
Cornell's High School Geography. [From Milledgeville, Georgia 1861-1862]
Cornell's High School Geography. [From Milledgeville, Georgia 1861-1862]
Cornell's High School Geography. [From Milledgeville, Georgia 1861-1862]

Cornell's High School Geography. [From Milledgeville, Georgia 1861-1862]

Defective New York: D. Appleton and Company, ca. 1860.

Hardcover. 12mo. (7.5" tall). 405 pages, [1] page blank, [2] pages publisher advertisements. Illustrated. Printed end papers. Restored. Very worn paper covered boards with faded printing and illustrations. Leather spine has a thin crack and has been patched with black mulberry paper at the top and base of the spine. First 6 torn pages repaired with thin transparent tissue on the edges and in the gutters. The rear end sheet is torn out. The title page and copyright page is missing (defective copy). Occasional closed tears and corner tears to the contents. Light toning and occasional foxing to the paper. Inside the book are inscriptions, verse, notes, text illustrations that are hand colored by pencil, and occasional markings, notes, and a few hand colored drawings. Previous owner of this relic was Fannie Fort of Milledgeville, Georgia. Her inscriptions are located on a front blank end sheet that preceded the missing title page. The front side inscription reads - "Fannie G. Fort Milledgeville, Georgia feb 5th 1861 Female Academy." On the verso is another inscription written with hand colored pencils "Fannie Fort - Milledgeville Ga May 10th 1861 my book L Dowd". Fannie also inscribed her name and date of Feb 5th 1861 top of the preface page that followed the missing title page. Opposite Fort's first inscription on the front blank end sheet is a hand written verse on the verso of the right front flyleaf. Her name is occasionally written on the pages with the year 1862 first appearing on page 363. Several of the illustrations and maps are hand colored. On page 15 is a small hand colored flag but not the St. Andrews Cross. Page 41 has heavy pencil markings over the U.S. Flag. A partially cut out illustration of Independence Hall is found on page 73. A nice hand colored illustration of Savannah is located on page 87. Fannie's name and hand colored letters of the alphabet are found on the rear paste down. Defective. Item #26158

Fannie G. Fort may have been related to the Tomilison Fort family in Milledgeville Georgia although no direct connections found to the family during a brief internet search. There is a listing for Fannie G. (Fort) Brown in Ancestry and Wikitree websites. Fannie G. (Fort) Brown married Julius Brown, the son of Joseph Emerson Brown (Georgia's Civil War Governor) in 1871. No father or mother identified in the Wikitree record.

Price: $150.00

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