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GEM OF THE PRAIRIE An Informal History of the Chicago Underworld

Asbury, Herbert

Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1940
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From Hirschfeld Galleries (Saint Louis, MO, U.S.A.)

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Story of the sordid world of the Chicago crime scene ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 377,xix pages. 377 pages with bibliography and 19 page index. Illustrated textblock is clean. Binding is tight. Corners and spine are lightly bumped. Pictorial boards with purple spine and gold lettering and bawdy scenes of Old Chicago. Dust jacket is not price-clipped. Binding is rock solid tight and lcean. Colorfull jacket has light edgewear, and is now protected by Brodart mylar. This could be the best example of this rare title listed on ABE. Hirschfeld Galleries' offerings such as this one which take on a life of their own and speak so very loudly for themselves. Read to learn and enjoy; go forth to share and enjoin. Research, analysis, dissertation, lucubrations or just enjoyment, this is the one. ACTUAL BOOK FOR SALE PICTURED. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. And even if you're not interested at this time, THANKS for looking! Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a permanent character lacking in transitory electronic renderings. Size: 8vo - over 7 3/4" - 9 3/4". Bookseller Inventory # 008152

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Title: GEM OF THE PRAIRIE An Informal History of ...

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1940

Binding: Full Crimson Cloth w Blue

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good (Brodarted)

Edition: First Edition Stated

Book Type: Hardcover

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Hirschfeld Galleries, Established in 1930, is a full-line used, collectible, rare, and antiquarian book dealer located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Our collection comprises over 100,000 items, collected over 5 generations. We specialize in fine bindings, first editions, private press, early printed, and incunabula. We are happy to consult to institutions, private collectors, and the trade. We can offer appraisals, rare book searches, and collection advice.

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