Galena Guide


Published by City of Galena, [Galena], 1937
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From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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8vo. Stiff blue pictorial wrappers. 79pp. Frontispiece, illustrations, linoleum-block engravings, small color foldout map at rear. Very good. Bit of wear to wrappers and faint discoloration on rear wrapper (only). Tight, nice first edition of this Federal Writers' Project city guide, written largely and anonymously by a then-obscure starving young artist named Nelson Algren (1909-81), who went on to far greater fame as the "Poet of the Chicago Slums," author of "The Man with the Golden Arm" (1949) and other classic Chicago fiction. One of the most desirable of the WPA city guides. The Richard Delson plates are simple but striking and powerful, and the often-absent color map is in clean, lovely condition. For what it's worth, the building visible in the left foreground of the frontispiece was the first location of yours truly (Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts). A sharp copy. DYKES 81. Bookseller Inventory # 37518

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Title: Galena Guide

Publisher: City of Galena, [Galena]

Publication Date: 1937

Binding: Paperback

Edition: 1st Edition

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