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Edward B. Butler 1853-1928.

By: N/A

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Chicago, Privately Printed.: 1929

Seller ID: 000016770

Condition: Very good


12mo, brown paper-covered boards, brown leather spine, titles in gilt. Frontis. of Butler. Small ink mark on preliminary blank, else Fine. Slipcase has a small area of missing paper, about 1 1/2" long. Memorial to Butler. Butler was a trustree of the Art Institute of Chicago, and donater of George Innes paintings. He was also a president of the Commercial Club, a foremost promoter of Chicago World's Fair and The Chicago Plan. 092005A View more info

The Case of the Chicago Socialists. Brief For the Plaintiffs in Error.

By: N/A

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Chicago, 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000016299

Condition: Good


These Socialist leaders were indicted under the Espionage Act of 1918. Judge Landis sentenced each to 20 years in the Federal penitentiary, after a jury found them guilty. This is the defendants brief in the United States Circuit Court of Appeals For the Seventh Circuit, October Term a.d. 1918, to appeal the verdict. The defendants were Victor L. Berger, Adolph Germer, William F. Kruse, Irwin St. John Tucker and J. Louis Engdahl. The sentence was later overturned on the basis of judicial bias. The appeals court also remanded the case back to the District Court because some of the information u... View more info

Annual Reports of the Chicago Relief and Aid Society to the Common Council of the City of Chicago (from the 33rd through the 48th report)

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chicago, R. R. McCabe and Co. Printers: 1889

Seller ID: 000017086

Condition: Very Good


Sixteen annual reports bound together in a leather binding, re-backed.Includes much information including lists of the Public Charitable Institutions and Societies; sample cases; lists of subscribers. A few black and white photo reproductions. A few dog-eared page corners; scuffed on cover edges. 061507E View more info

THE BENCH AND BAR OF CHICAGO. Biographical Sketches.

By: N/A

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Chicago, American Biographical Publishing Co., H. C. Cooper, Jr., & Co. Proprietors:

Seller ID: 000017247

Condition: near Fine


Quarto,brown pebbled cloth covers with new brown cloth spine and corners, 660 pages. With steel engraved portraits, and index. All edges gilt; tissue guards on portraits. View more info

THE LAKESIDE MONTHLY, October, 1872. Vol. VIII, No. 46.

By: N/A

Price: $165.00

Publisher: Chicago, J. J. Spalding Co., Publishers: 1872

Seller ID: 000017300

Condition: Very good


Anniversary Fire Number, Illustrated. Paper covers [5] 242-328 pages. Also ads printed on inside and rear covers. Ex-libris: Neva and Guy Littell, Kenilworth, Illinois on a small oval label on inside front cover--offsetting to facing page (blank). Contents: The Restoration of Chicago. Part I -- The General Outlook. Part II -- Rebuilding of the City. Housed in a custom drop-front box. Chicago Fire. View more info

THE CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE. An Architectural History.

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chicago, no date, but circa 1990

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000018504

Condition: Very good


Foreword by Mayor Richard M. Daley.Vander Weele Graphics and Ejaz Syed - Design. Primary Photographer: Mark Segal. Architectural Illustration: Randal Birkey. Softcover, white stiff paper covers, quarto (approx. 8 1/2" wide by 11" tall). Top cover has gilt design of nickel gates to trading floor (now in the visitor's center). Unpaginated, but twenty-five pages, including center gate folds. light crease on rear cover, else Very Good. View more info

CHICAGO MANUAL TRAINING SCHOOL

By: N/A

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Chicago, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Printers: 1884

Seller ID: 000018544

Condition: Good


Bound volumes of catalogues, along with inaugural addresses, anniversary announcements and some addresses (speeches, sermons). Includes illustrations of the work of the school.. Years covered are from the inception of the school in 1884 through 1891. Lists of pupils, teachers, sketch of history of the school. Heavily worn at cover joints and corners; hinges cracked but holding. Name of "Albert Scheible" stamped on rear endpaper. The Chicago Manual Training School was founded by the Commercial Club of Chicago and was located at the corner of Michigan and Twelfth St., with the initial b... View more info

THE GREAT REVOLUTION. A History of the Rise and Progress of the People's Party In the City of Chicago and County of Cook. With Sketches of the Elect in Office.

By: Ahern, M. L.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Chicago, Lakeside Publishing and Printing Co.: 1874

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 000017269

Condition: Very Good


Octavo, dark green cloth covers with decorations in blind, and titles stamped in gilt. 265 pages. Former owner names on verso of fly-leaf. A bit of "bubbling" in the cloth on rear cover; 1/2" closed tear at foot of spine, still Very Good. View more info

BAYMEATH.

By: Bowen, Louise deKoven

Price: $95.00

Publisher: (Chicago), Privately Printed: 1944

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 000018088

Condition: Very good


Produced by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Designer Publishers. Octavo, blue cloth covers with silver titles and pictorial design on top cover. Illustrated with black and white photo reproductions of Baymeath, as well as two portraits of the author and one of her husband. 137 pages. Spine a bit darkened, a couple of light ring stains on front cover, one cover corner bumped, light wear. No dust jacket. Inscribed by the author. Reminiscences of life at the Bar Harbor summer home of the Bowens. The author was a Chicago philanthropist, civic leader, social reformer and suffragist, who worked with Jane Ad... View more info

RECOLLECTIONS OF LIFE AND DOINGS IN CHICAGO.

By: By An Old Timer (Charles H. Hermann)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chicago, Normandie House, Publisher: 1945

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000018244

Condition: Fine


Octavo, ( approx. 6 1/8" wide by 9 1/8" tall) maroon cloth covers with gilt titles on spine and vignette on top cover. 274 pages Illustrated. Includes index. Former owner name on front free endpaper, else Fine. No dust jacket, but protected in a clear acetate wrapper. Not in Jewell. Studio View more info

ABOVE CHICAGO. A New Collection of Historical and Original Aerial Photographs of Chicago.

By: Cameron, Robert. Text by Tim Samuelson and Cheryl Kent.

Price: $145.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Cameron & Company: (2001)

Edition: 6th printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 000017427

ISBN: 0918684277

Condition: Fine


Oblong quarto. Book and dust jacket are in fine condition. Inscribed by Mayor Richard M. Daley to Nobel Prize winner, Paul Greengard. View more info

A PORTFOLIO OF FINE APARTMENT HOMES

By: Compiled by the Michigan Erie Office of Baird & Warner Inc.

Price: $900.00

Publisher: Chicago, Baird & Warner: 1928

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 000017541

Condition: near Very Good


Folio (19" tall by 12 3/4" wide), olive green paper covered boards stamped in gilt with black cloth spine, 95 pages. Includes index in front, and black and white photographs of Chicago (and Evanston) apartment buildings with descriptions. There are some interior shots, as well as detailed layouts of apartments and configurations of each story. Large inscription on both front and rear endpapers. Covers have some wear at edges. A couple of pages have small tears in the margins. One leaf (p. 43/44) has paper clip marks in the top margin and p. 43 has one sentence underlined in ink. Photos... View more info

JEWISH CHICAGO. A Pictorial History. Images of America.

By: Cutler, Irving

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Chicago, Arcadia Publishing: 2000

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 000016567

ISBN: 0738501301

Condition: Very Good


Large paperback, approx. 6 1/2" by 9 1/4". 128 pages. Many black and white photo reproductions. Signed by the author on the half-title page. 041506A View more info

THE LAKESIDE ANNUAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO 1897.

By: Donnelley, Reuben H. Compiler.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Chicago Directory Company: 1897

Seller ID: 000017307

Condition: Fair


Large, thick octavo, 1600 pages. Publisher's binding. "The ground covered by this work includes all the territory in our city limits, as well as the numerous outlying suburbs "- Preface. One of the thickest / largest pre-telephone Chicago city directories. Advertisements on top, bottom and fore-edges. Ads inside, as well. Covers soiled, some archival tape repairs to some brittle pages. Front free endpaper detached, but laid in. Some loss at side edges of index in front. Re-backed at some point with tape covering part of endpapers. View more info

A Century of Progress Authorized Guide to Chicago.

By: Drury, John.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chicago, Consolidated Book Publishers Inc.: (1933)

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 000017725

Condition: Very good


Published for A Century of Progress 1933. Octavo, textured blue cloth, [22] 200 pages. Includes maps and photo reproductions. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Spine slightly faded, else very good. View more info

THE APOLLO MUSICAL CLUB OF CHICAGO. A Historical Sketch.

By: Edlund, Lawrence L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Apollo Musical Club of Chicago: (1946)

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 000017282

Condition: Very good


Octavo, blue pebbled cloth covers with gilt titles and design on top cover. 109 pages. Some wear at head of spine, else Very Good. Includes black and white photo reproductions. Published on the occasion of its 75th year, t"he history of the club dates from the great fire of 1871. Through wars and economic depressions as well as through peace times and periods of properity, it has perservered in its self-chosen task of bringing to Chicago the best that is to be found in choral music." The Apollo chorus took part in the opening ceremonies of the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1892, and ... View more info

BIRD OBSERVATIONS NEAR CHICAGO.

By: Farwell, Ellen Drummond.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lake Forest, Illinois, Privately Published: 1919

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 000017351

Condition: Very good


12mo, green cloth covers with gilt titles. Illustrated in halftone, with a frontis. portrait of the author and several photo reproductions of bird. Introduction by Mary Drummond. Foreword by John V. Farwell. (Jr.) 192 pages. Includes a chapter: Notes Made From Collection of Birds in Illinois building at the World's Fair. The author was the first wife of John V. Farwell, Jr. View more info

SPRING CATALOGUE, 1870. Field, Leiter & Co.

By: Field, Marshall, and Levi Leiter.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Chicago, Field, Leiter & Co.: 1870

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000017398


Full morocco, 24mo. Developing from its predecessors, Marshall Field and Levi Leiter joined forces as Field, Leiter & Co. in 1867, and evolved to become the modern department store. In the meanwhile, as importers, jobbers and operating in dry goods, they issued this catalogue--which may be the first catalogue created by the firm. This very rare item is offered "as is" and "with all faults": Approx. collation (marking missing leaves) is; lacks front free endpaper, 1-4, 7-10, 15-44, 49-90, 95-98, 103-108, 113-115, i-v. stub of rear free endpaper: note, a number of the pages were ... View more info

MACHINE POLITICS: CHICAGO MODEL

By: Gosnell, Harold F.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Chicago, The University of Chicago Press: (1937)

Seller ID: 000017993

Condition: Good


Foreword by William F. Ogburn. Octavo, green cloth covers stamped in yellow. 229 pages Illustrated, with some maps. Ex-library. Covers worn and some light soil on in text. Good, only. A reading copy. 090617A View more info

FIGHT FOR A CITY. The Story of the Union League Club of Chicago and Its Times 1880-1955.

By: Grant, Bruce

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Rand McNally & Co.: (1955)

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 000017821

Condition: Fine


Octavo, blue cloth covers, 352 pages. Foreword by Herbert Hoover. Includes black and white illustrations, index. Signed by borth the president of the Union League Club of Chicago, and the author on a tipped in sheet on the front free endpaper. Book is in fine condition; dust jacket has some wear and creasing along the edges. View more info