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From: "Terry L. Harper" <>
Subject: [ILCLAY] Edwards County History Book To Be Reprinted!
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 22:14:00 -0500
The Edwards County Historical Society has announced that their 1980
publication History of Edwards County, Illinois Volume One is being
reprinted. The first printing of 1,500 copies, which arrived in 1981,
was sold out within 18 months. So in 1983 a second printing of 400 more
copies was undertaken by the society. Copies of the popular publication
have not been available for several years except for an occasional copy
at a public auction or antique store.
The first and second printings, with identical covers, were by Taylor
Publishing Company of Dallas, Texas. That company is no longer in
business, so the society chose the Higginson Book Company of Salem,
Mass. for this reprint. Higginson specializes in reprinting genealogies
and local history books.
The facsimile reprint of the 538-page county history will be
photoreproduced on acid-free, ivory colored paper and have a Class A
archival quality hardcover binding, with gold lettering on the front and
spine. This reprint will not have the embossed cover that Taylor used
for the first two printings. The 1980 county history contains
approximately 130 pages of general history about the county, 360 pages
of family histories and photos, and an every-name index.
Only a limited number of copies will be reprinted. Anyone who is
interested in obtaining a reprint of the 1980 History of Edwards
County, Illinois Volume One should reserve one by sending payment to
the Edwards County Historical Society, 212 West Main Street, Albion, IL
62806. The cost of the reprint is $55.00. If the book is to be
shipped, an additional $5.00 should be added. Anyone living in the area
can give a book order to Lois Goodson or Terry Harper instead of mailing
The society still has a few remaining copies of their 1993 publication
History of Edwards County, Illinois Volume Two available. In
addition, the society has several other publications available that
contain a variety of records, including census, marriage, death,
obituaries, land, military, cemetery inscriptions, guardianship, and
The Edwards County Historical Society is open regularly on Thursday
evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 PM and other times by appointment.
Membership in the historical society is open to anyone. The cost of an
annual membership is $10.00 for an individual, $12.00 for a husband and
wife, and $15.00 for a family. Life memberships are also available.
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