Mount Vernon: Warren C. Fisher, . pp. Oblong 12mo. Original printed wrappers, stapled. Minor creasing and wear to wraps; two short closed tears and fore-edge of front wrap, repaired with tape. Some tanning and dust soiling. About very good. Item #1492
A scarce pictorial promotional for the small Iowa town of Mount Vernon, east of Cedar Rapids. A brief introductory text dubs the town, mainly known as the location of the small Cornell College and for its proximity to the Cedar River Palisades, the "city of verdure," and touts its "wealth of scenic effects." The work includes twenty-two reproductions of photographs depicting views of the town, college, and natural points of interest along the Cedar River as they were in 1910. We locate one other copy, at the University of Iowa.