The Story of Chicago. 2-vol. set (Complete)

Kirkland, Joseph

Published by Dibble Publishing Company, 1892
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Quarto. XXIII, [1], 490, 512, [2]pp. Original black and gilt stamped olive cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover. Floral patterned endpapers. Photographic frontispiece in each volume protected with a tissue-guard. Remarkable work on a city that has played an important role in the history of the United States. Americans founded the city in 1832. The Chicago area's recorded history begins with the arrival of French explorers, missionaries and fur traders in the late 17th century. The territory was claimed by the United States in the late 18th century, at which time the area was inhabited by the Potawatomi Indians. The city was founded in the 1830s and grew rapidly from real estate speculation and the realization that it had a commanding position in the emerging inland transportation network, controlling access from the Great Lakes into the Mississippi River basin. Despite a fire in 1871 that destroyed the central business district, the city grew exponentially, becoming the nation's rail center and a major center of manufacturing, commerce, finance and (after 1890) high culture. This study is profusely illustrated with numerous b/w photographic reproductions of views and documents. Moderate rubbing along edges of binding. Back cover of first volume damp-stained (not affecting pages throughout). Hinges slightly split, but boards holding firmly. Previous owner's bookplate on each free front endpaper. Very minor age-toning along paper margin. Bindings in overall fair to good, interior in good+ to very good condition. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Story of Chicago. 2-vol. set (Complete)
Publisher: Dibble Publishing Company
Publication Date: 1892
Binding: Hardcover
Edition: First edition.

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