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Image for Chicago Historical Society. Charter, Constitution, By-Laws, Membership List. Annual Report for the Year Ending October 31, 1914.

Chicago Historical Society. Charter, Constitution, By-Laws, Membership List. Annual Report for the Year Ending October 31, 1914.

By: N/A

Price: $48.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Historical Society: 1914

Seller ID: 21057

Condition: Very Good


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 ac... View more info

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Chicago Day at the World's Columbian Exposition: Illustrated With Candid Photographs

By: Dybwad, G. L.;Bliss, Joy V.

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A., Book Stops Here: 1997

Seller ID: 25595DH

ISBN: 0963161237

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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From Prairie To Field

By: Evans, Terry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Field Museum of Natural History: 2002

Seller ID: 23144

Condition: Fine in VG Folder


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... View more info

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Eastland: Legacy of the Titanic

By: Hilton, George W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Stanford, California, Stanford University Press: 1995

Seller ID: 19425AI

ISBN: 0804722919

Condition: 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 per... View more info

Image for Chicago Grand Opera Company Program Season 1912-1913 (Prices and seating chart laid-in)

Chicago Grand Opera Company Program Season 1912-1913 (Prices and seating chart laid-in)

By: No Author

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Grand Opera Company: 1912

Seller ID: 25962

Condition: 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 appea... View more info

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The Book and Catalogue of the Second Retrospective Exhibition of the Art Institute Alumni Association (Chicago 1922)

By: Stevens, Thomas Wood

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago: 1922

Seller ID: 27190

Condition: 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 h... View more info

Image for Chicago Architecture and Design 1923-1993: Reconfiguration of an American Metropolis  (Relevant Ephemera Item Laid-in

Chicago Architecture and Design 1923-1993: Reconfiguration of an American Metropolis (Relevant Ephemera Item Laid-in

By: Zukowsky, John (editor)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Lakewood, New Jersey, U.S.A., Prestel Publications: 1993

Seller ID: 25207

ISBN: 3791312510

Condition: Fine


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 Depressio... View more info