Title: Camera Studies of Freeport, Illinois: Parks,...
Publisher: Wagner Printing Company , Freeport, IL
Publication Date: 1954
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Small 4to. Burgundy leatherette spine and burgundy clother over boards with gilt lettering and decorations, pictorial dust jacket. xix, 272pp. Top edge gilt. Extensive illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear, with single chip at tail of spine. A tight, handsome first edition of this pictorial celebration of the sites of this northwest Illinois community. A large number of local luminaries contribute the descriptive text that faces each image, with their signatures reproduced. This copy bears a unique autograph addition: Koenig died in 1964, but this copy bears a fine presentation inscription in blue ballpoint on an inner flyleaf -- "To Lily Tolpo / A dear friend / Bill & Alice Koenig / Anna Belle Nimmo / Aug. 1995." Bill Koenig and Anna Belle Koenig Nimmo (born 1923) are Koenig's children, and Lily Tolpo (born 1917) is a noted sculptor who in recent years sculpted Freeport's life-size Lincoln and Douglas Debate monument. Laid in are two heavy stock 5" X 3" card with some inked notes by Tolpo about Freeport and Lincoln, and also a color postcard depicting "Whoofle Koenig, the Magic Dragon," a large sculpture by Tolpo given to the city of Freeport by Anna Belle Koenig Nimmo. Bookseller Inventory # 38625
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