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Springfield Business: A Pictorial History
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Springfield Business: A Pictorial History

By Edward J. Russo, Melinda Garvert, Curtis Mann

St. Louis, Missouri: G. Bradley Publishing, 1998. AY5 - A reprint hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light tanning and shelf wear. Photographs courtesy of Liconln Library's Sangamon Valley Collection Springfield, Illinois. 11.5"x9", 160 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Springfield is the capital of the U.S. state of Illinois and the county seat of Sangamon County. It is the largest city in central Illinois. Present-day Springfield was settled by European Americans in the late 1810s, around the time Illinois became a state. The most famous historic resident was Abraham Lincoln, who lived in Springfield from 1837 until 1861, when he went to the White House as President. Major tourist attractions include multiple sites connected with Lincoln including his presidential library and museum, his home, and his tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The capital is centrally located within the state. The city lies in a valley and plain near the Sangamon River. Lake Springfield, a large artificial lake owned by the City Water, Light & Power company (CWLP), supplies the city with recreation and drinking water. Weather is fairly typical for middle latitude locations, with hot summers and cold winters. Spring and summer weather is like that of most midwestern cities; severe thunderstorms may occur. Tornadoes hit the Springfield area in 1957 and 2006. The city has a mayor-council form of government and governs the Capital Township. The government of the state of Illinois is based in Springfield. State government entities include the Illinois General Assembly, the Illinois Supreme Court and the Office of the Governor of Illinois. There are three public and three private high schools in Springfield. Public schools in Springfield are operated by District No. 186. Springfield's economy is dominated by government jobs, plus the related lobbyists and firms that deal with the state and county governments and justice system, and health care and medicine. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$20.00

Quincy: A Pictorial History
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Quincy: A Pictorial History

By Landrum, Carl

St. Louis, Missouri: G. Bradley Publishing, Inc., 1990. CW1 - A limited edition hardcover book SIGNED by author on the copyright page in very good condition that has some bumped corners, lightly cocked and bowed, light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. Also SIGNED by Gary Butler on the copyright page. Cover Artist Gary Butler, Book Design Diane Kramer. This is 19 of a limited edition of 3000. 12.5"x9.5", 199 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$95.00

Illinois Blue Book 1977-1978
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Illinois Blue Book 1977-1978

By Dixon, Alan J. (Edited by)

Springfield, Illinois: State of Illinois, 1978. AA3 - A hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by Senator John A. Graham to previous owner on the front free endpaper in very good condition that has some bumped corners, some scattered stains, scattered foxing on the page edges and some inside pages, light tanning and shelf wear with no dust jaclet. Illinois Blue Book 1977-1978. 9"x6.5", 656 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$40.00

Illinois Blue Book 1969-1970
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Illinois Blue Book 1969-1970

By Powell, Paul (Edited by)

Springfield, Illinois: State of Illinois, 1970. AA3 - A hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by Senator John A. Graham (first name only) to previous owner on the second page in good condition that has some bumped corners and cover edgewear, scattered foxing on the page edges and first few and last few pages, wrinkling on the spine edges, gap between the spine cover and inside pages, some loose hinge, some scuffing and peeling on the back endpaper, light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. Includes laid in written letter from the senator with his letterhead. Illinois Blue Book 1969-1970. 9"x6.25", 877 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$30.00

Chicago on Foot: Walking Tours of Chicago's Architecture

By Bach, Ira J. & Wolfson, Susan

Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 1987. BR1 - Book has crease and chipping on the back bottom left corner, light crease on the gutters and some edges and corners, discoloration, and light shelf wear otherwise very good. Book was signed by the Susan Wolfson and inscribed to previous owner "To Anne - Go for it! Best wishes." on the title page. With a foreword by Wally Phillips. Completely revised and updated.. Signed. 4th Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$7.50

Hardball
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Hardball

By D'Amato, Barbara

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1990. BP4 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has wrinkling and crease on some edges and corners, fading on the spine, tanning on the inside flaps, and light shelf wear otherwise very good. Book has some light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. Book was signed and inscribed by the author to the previous owner "2/13/90 To Beverly Best wishes with your writing! Barbara D'Amato" on the title page. A Scribner Crime Novel.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.00

The Italians in Chicago 1880-1930: A Study in Ethnic Mobility

By Nelli, Humbert S.

New York, New York, USA: Oxford University Press, 1970. CH5 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has top of the edge trimmed, water soiled, glue stains on the inside flaps, discoloration, and shelf wear otherwise good. Book has tanning and rubbing on the cover edges, lighly bumped on some corners, library stamping with some marks on the page edges, front loose endpaper with label, and copyright pages, significant glue stains and some glue smell on the endpapers, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise good. This is a title in the publisher's Urban Life in America series. A book that studies the Italian immigrant community in Chicago from 1880 to 1930. This was one of the major immigrant groups in the United States and its assimilation parallels the urbanization of America as well as its industrialization. The author examines the Italian and Italian-American social institutions, economic activity, political groups, and their relation to crime that developed as they assimilated into American urban life. There is also a careful description of the mobility of Italian immigrants and Italian-Americans within the entire urban landscape from the ghettoes to the subarbs and this includes a special emphasis on how the ethnic colonies within the city acted as a staging ground for a predominantly rural people to adjust to American urban life as well as American habits and ideas. Endnotes, a note on sources, indexed, 300p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$5.00

Sweetie's Diamonds
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Sweetie's Diamonds

By Benson, Raymond

Waterville, Maine: Five Star, 2006. AS5 - A first edition hardcover book signed by author in fine condition in near fine dust jacket that is mylar protected and has some light shelf wear. Includes a laid in promotional card also signed by the author. This is the catalyst for a non-stop roller-coaster ride of suspense and mystery that involves the dark side of the adult film industry, the mob, kidnapping, and murder. 8.5"x5.75", 359 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$45.00

Ghost Country
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Ghost Country

By Paretsky, Sara

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Delacorte Press, 1998. L4 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has light wrinkling on some edges and light shelf wear otherwise fine. Book hassome wrinkling on the spine edges, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise fine. Book is signed by the author on the title page. In this extraordinary novel, Sara Patetsky gives voice to the dispossessed, to men and women struggling to bury the ghosts of the past, fighting for their lives in a world hungry for miracles, terrified of change.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.50