Titolo: CHICAGO AND ITS DISTINGUISHED CITIZENS, OR ...
Casa editrice: MILTON GEORGE & COMPANY, CHICAGO, IL
Data di pubblicazione: 1881
Legatura: FULL LEATHER
Condizione libro: VERY GOOD CONDITION
Edizione: First Edition.
573 + (6) PAGES. GOLD STAMPED BROWN LEATHER COVERED BOARDS. RUBBING OF LEATHER ON EDGES. ALL PAGE EDGES ARE GILT. SWIRL DESIGN STIFF PAPER END PAGES. TIGHT, CLEAN WITHOUT FOXING. OWNERS GOLD STAMPED NAME AND DATE, "1881", ON THE COVER. A HISTORY OF CHICAGO FROM THE TIME OF THE EARLY EXPLORERS UNTIL 1881 IS PRESENTED ON THE INITIAL 33 PAGES. THE REMAINDER OF THE BOOK CONTAINS BIOGRAPHYS OF LEADING CITIZENS WITH STEEL ENGRAVINGS PROTECTED BY TISSUE GUARDS. THE BIOGRAPHYS ARE SEGREGATED INTO SECTIONS RELATING TO THE MAJOR EVENTS THAT IMPACTED THE GROWTH OF CHICAGO AND THE PROFESSIONS OF THE CITIZENS DEPICTED. TOPICS INCLUDE RAILROADS, CHURCHES, PUBLIC SCHOOLS, PUBLIC PARKS, THE GREAT FIRE, CHICAGO IN THE CIVIL WAR, THE LEGAL PROFESSION, JOURNALISM, PLACES OF AMUSEMENT, THE LADY ELGIN DISASTER, THE JEWS OF CHICAGO, THE CHICAGO TYPE FOUNDRY, PLACES OF AMUSEMENT, THE LEADING SECRET SOCIETIES INCLUDING FREE MASONRY AND ODD FELLOWSHIP, THE UNION STOCK YARDS, GRAIN ELEVATORS, PUBLIC CHARITIES AND MANY OTHERS TOPICS TOO NUMEROUS TO STATE. THERE ARE 43 CHAPTERS IN ALL. AMONG THE CITIZENS ARE WILLIAM B. OGDEN, GURDON S. HUBBARD, PHILO CARPENTER, JOHN M. VAN OSDEL, JOHN HUME KEDZIE, POTTER PALMER, CYRUS HALL McCORMICK, PHILLIP HENRY SHERIDAN, DR. ALEXANDER WALCOTT, FRANC B. WILKIE, WILBUR F. STOREY AND DR. NATHAN S. DAVIS ALONG WITH 88 OTHER NOTABLES. EACH ENGRAVING HAS A FACSIMILE SIGNATURE. AN UNCOMMONLY AVAILABLE DEPICTION OF CHICAGO'S HISTORY RELATING TO ITS NOTABLE CITIZENS. A GREAT REFERENCE SOURCE. THIS VOLUME SOLD FOR $200.00 IN 1991. Size: 7 3/8" X 10 1/8". Codice inventario libreria 002169
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