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Chicago Historical Society. Charter, Constitution, By-Laws, Membership List. Annual Report for the Year Ending October 31, 1914.
1 Chicago Historical Society. Charter, Constitution, By-Laws, Membership List. Annual Report for the Year Ending October 31, 1914.
Chicago, Illinois Chicago Historical Society 1914 Hard Cover Very Good No DJ, as Issued 
Brown boards ornamented at face with bright gilt seal and printing. Corners are a tiny bit soft, but just at tips. Pages are very clean and book is tightly bound with no names or writing. Photo of the Historical Society's building at frontis, plus two other illustrations. In addition to what is listed in title topics include donations, funds, election of officers, report of executive committee, report of Gilpin Trustees, children's lectures, librarian's report, museum accessions, publications and more. 146 pages. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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Chicago Day at the World's Columbian Exposition: Illustrated With Candid Photographs, Dybwad, G. L.;Bliss, Joy V.
2 Dybwad, G. L.;Bliss, Joy V. Chicago Day at the World's Columbian Exposition: Illustrated With Candid Photographs
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. Book Stops Here 1997 0963161237 / 9780963161239 Hard Cover Very Good No DJ, As Issued 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Book is breautiful and would be perfect were it not for a tiny crease to upper front corner and a small bit of wear to lower front corner. Book is pristine inside and out with no names or writing.The Columbian Exposition was one of Chicago's claims to fame -- the scope and the technology of it is amazing and this book captures it all in words and black and white illustrations. Large reproduction of the original souvenir map laid in and shown in photo one. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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From Prairie To Field, Evans, Terry
3 Evans, Terry From Prairie To Field
Chicago Field Museum of Natural History 2002 Soft Cover Fine in VG Folder 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
This is a top drawer presentation for a folder and an art catalog. The folder itself is a lovely extra and, as you can see, the catalog is hand-sewn. It measures 9" x 10-1/2" and has twenty color plates. the topics are as follows: a common sunflower leaf, a drawer of eastern meadowlarks, river carpsuckers, zebra swallowtail butterflies, red-tailed hawks,three-awned grass, bullsnakes, great blue heron, sand bluestem, Eskimo curlew, Passerine bird bones, white lined sphinx moths, spiderwort, jackrabbit, drawer of northern cardinals, coneflower, ravens, common sunflower, prairie lizards and trumpeter swan. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Eastland: Legacy of the Titanic, Hilton, George W.
4 Hilton, George W. Eastland: Legacy of the Titanic
Stanford, California Stanford University Press 1995 0804722919 / 9780804722919 Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Beautiful book -- pristine inside and out. No names or writing, no tyears or chips, and dustjacket protected by brand new mylar cover.. Nice map endpapers at front. Marine blue boards likewise immaculate with no bumps.A serious study of the Chicago maritime disaster of July 24, 1915 when the steamer Eastland capsized on the Chicago River in preparation for taking the employees of the Western Electric Company to a company picnic. More than 800 men, women and children perished, making it the worst maritime disaster for not only Chicago, but for the Great Lakes region in general. For a long time the accident was considered inexplicable, but here the author refutes the myths which have grown up around it and offers a wealth of information as to how and why it occurred. Book is illustrated with photos and maps and has 364 pages. Indexed. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Chicago Grand Opera Company Program Season 1912-1913 (Prices and seating chart laid-in), No Author
5 No Author Chicago Grand Opera Company Program Season 1912-1913 (Prices and seating chart laid-in)
Chicago, Illinois Chicago Grand Opera Company 1912 Soft Cover Very Good 
This is an early program for the opera season of 1912-1913 held at the Auditorium Theatre of Chicago. Other than a few corner creases that I have pressed flat, the program is clean and bright with no names or writing. The current opera was Thais and the program includes its story, plus a list of others past and future, photos of opera stars, and lists of box holders and the nights they were to be present. As always, local ads abound, but these are quite graphically appealing. The program also includes a separate seating chart (see photo) with the various prices of seats. Program measures 7"x10" and has 32 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Book and Catalogue of the Second Retrospective Exhibition of the Art Institute Alumni Association (Chicago 1922), Stevens, Thomas Wood
6 Stevens, Thomas Wood The Book and Catalogue of the Second Retrospective Exhibition of the Art Institute Alumni Association (Chicago 1922)
Chicago The Art Institute of Chicago 1922 Soft Cover Good 
This is a spectacular find -- gorgeous graphic art and nine tipped-in art works from the exhibition. Of those artists the one I recognized was C.A. Willimvosky who was an important Impressionist of the 20th century. He died in 1971. The show was huge -- 696 works in these categories: applied art, architecture, graphic arts, painting, and sculpture. The catalog also includes a narrative entitled The Manuscript on Gray Charcoal Paper by Thomas Wood Stevens who appears to have corrected errors of fact in a submission by an unknown sender. The catalog has some issues -- edge wear, wear to both ends of spine with small bits of paper loss, re-stapling by a former owner and a small piece of archival tape to top of spine and to reverse side of top corners to keep them from snapping off. The inside of the catalog is lovely -- very clean, no writing, heavy, beautiful paper and deckled edges. Scarce item. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Chicago Architecture and Design 1923-1993: Reconfiguration of an American Metropolis  (Relevant Ephemera Item Laid-in, Zukowsky, John (editor)
7 Zukowsky, John (editor) Chicago Architecture and Design 1923-1993: Reconfiguration of an American Metropolis (Relevant Ephemera Item Laid-in
Lakewood, New Jersey, U.S.A. Prestel Publications 1993 3791312510 / 9783791312514 Hard Cover Fine Fine Folio - over 12" - 15" Tall 
Crisp, beautiful book -- as new with snow white pages and page edges and no names. Dustjacket is without tears or chips and is protected by brand new mylar cover. Book is quite weighty at 479 pages. Measures 9"x12". Laid-in is a small booklet about the Sears Tower which unfolds to show a large map on the reverse side. The first book to document the city's architectural evolution in relation to the social and architectural environments before and after the Great Depression and WWII. Over 600 illustrrations (black and white ohotographs and line drawings with color plates at back) as well as seventeen essays. Extra postage required for overseas and U.S. priority. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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