Item #15429 Stories And Sketches Of Chicago : An Interesting, Entertaining, and Instructive Sketch History of the Wonderful City "By the Sea" James Baird McClure.
Stories And Sketches Of Chicago : An Interesting, Entertaining, and Instructive Sketch History of the Wonderful City "By the Sea"
Stories And Sketches Of Chicago : An Interesting, Entertaining, and Instructive Sketch History of the Wonderful City "By the Sea"
Stories And Sketches Of Chicago : An Interesting, Entertaining, and Instructive Sketch History of the Wonderful City "By the Sea"
Stories And Sketches Of Chicago : An Interesting, Entertaining, and Instructive Sketch History of the Wonderful City "By the Sea"
Stories And Sketches Of Chicago : An Interesting, Entertaining, and Instructive Sketch History of the Wonderful City "By the Sea"
Stories And Sketches Of Chicago : An Interesting, Entertaining, and Instructive Sketch History of the Wonderful City "By the Sea"
Stories And Sketches Of Chicago : An Interesting, Entertaining, and Instructive Sketch History of the Wonderful City "By the Sea"
Stories And Sketches Of Chicago : An Interesting, Entertaining, and Instructive Sketch History of the Wonderful City "By the Sea"
Stories And Sketches Of Chicago : An Interesting, Entertaining, and Instructive Sketch History of the Wonderful City "By the Sea"

Stories And Sketches Of Chicago : An Interesting, Entertaining, and Instructive Sketch History of the Wonderful City "By the Sea"

Chicago: Rhodes & McClure, 1880.

Illustrated by Illustrated. Hardcover. Good+ with no dust jacket. Item #15429

Fraying to spine head and tail, pencil margin lining, hinges weak but not started, light edgewear, light tone, pencil owner's signature, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; "The stories and sketches found in this volume furnish an interesting, instructive, and exhaustive history of the most remarkable cit in the world. They have been carefully gathered from living men, many of whom are not yet "old", whose early life on "Chicago soil" antedates any single building now standing in the great city! ... the stories and sketches ... have been gathered from the "old sttlers", various books on Chicago, the press, and friends. In a very entertaining manner they outline the wonderful history and great success of a most remarkable city. A complete "Visitor's Guide" has been added, for the benefit of those who visit Chicago." - Preface. Published just under a decade after the Great Fire of 1871, the book resonates with the civic pride of those who engaged in the Great Rebuilding with many illustrations of imposing, newly constructed buildings in central Chicago. Single page map of central Chicago follows Visitor's Guide. Ten pages of advertising in rear includes eight pages on The Audiophone invented by co-publisher R S Rhodes that focuses sound vibrations to the teeth of deaf persons offering improved hearing and two pages of additional books by the publishers. Hard-to-find, well illustrated local history of Chicago promoting both its history and post-Fire city. ; 197, [1], (2) 6 (2) ad pages.

Price: $199.95

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