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Lincoln

Lincoln

by Richard Carwardine

An original and deeply insightful biography of Abraham Lincoln, already awarded the prestigious Lincoln Prize.As a defender of national unity, a leader in war, and the emancipator of slaves, Abraham Lincoln lays ample claim to being the greatest of our presidents. But the story of his rise to greatness is as complex as it is compelling. In this superb biography, the highly regarded Oxford University historian Richard Carwardine examines Lincoln both in his dramatic political journey and in his... Read more
Making a New Deal

Making a New Deal

by Lizabeth Cohen

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Eagle Forgotten

Eagle Forgotten

by Harry Barnard

The biography of John Peter Altgeld whose courage makes him an inspiration to those who still believe in the American dream.
Sin In the Second City

Sin In the Second City

by Karen Abbott

Step into the perfumed parlors of the Everleigh Club, the most famous brothel in American history--and the catalyst for a culture war that rocked the nation. Operating in Chicago's notorious Levee district at the dawn of the last century, the Club's proprietors, two aristocratic sisters named Minna and Ada Everleigh, welcomed moguls and actors, senators and athletes, foreign dignitaries and literary icons, into their stately double mansion, where thirty stunning Everleigh "butterflies" awaited their... Read more
The Long Pursuit

The Long Pursuit

by Roy, Jr Morris

Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-241) and index
Nature's Metropolis

Nature's Metropolis

by William Cronon

Emergence Of Lincoln

Emergence Of Lincoln

by Allan Nevins

Slim's Table

Slim's Table

by Mitchell Duneier

Chicago's Left Bank

Chicago's Left Bank

by Alson J Smith

Chicago

Chicago

by Finis Farr

'Lincoln'

'Lincoln'

by David Herbert Donald

Fabulous Chicago

Fabulous Chicago

by Emmett Dedmon

Sugar Creek

Sugar Creek

by John MacK Faragher

There Are No Children Here

There Are No Children Here

by Alex Kotlowitz

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Chicago

by Studs Terkel

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Maxwell Street

by Ira Berkow

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Old Chicago Houses

by John Drury

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Lincoln

by David Herbert;Simon and Schuster Donald

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Chicago

by Harold, and Richard C Wade Mayer

Illinois Books & Ephemera

Battle For Chicago

Battle For Chicago

by Andrews, Wayne

The Midwesterner

The Midwesterner

by Douglas, Robert J Casey and W a S

Constructing Chicago

Constructing Chicago

by Bluestone, Daniel

Signature

Signature

by BRITTEN, Frederick A. (1871-1946)

This ten-term Republican congressman from Illinois (1913-35) is sometimes remembered as one of the few representatives who voted against declaring war on Germany in 1917. Large and bold signature in black ink on a 3" X 2" slip with "Autograph of" printed at upper left, n.p. Very good. Miniscule "Congressman from Ill 1932" penned in another hand along bottom. Very good. Heavy mounting traces on verso.
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$20.00
Chicago's Famous Buildings: A Photographic Guide to the City's Architectural Landmarks and Other Notable Buildings

Chicago's Famous Buildings: A Photographic Guide to the City's Architectural Landmarks and Other Notable Buildings

by SIEGEL, Arthur (editor)

Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1965. Hardcover. 8vo. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering and decoration, pictorial dust jacket. ix, 230pp. Numerous illustrations and floor plans. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket rubbing and edgewear. A tight, handsome first edition, boldly signed and inscribed by the editor in blue ballpoint on the front flyleaf: "April '65 / To Wonderful / Nancy and Adlai / A / Bouquet / of / Prairie / Flowers / Arthur." Adlai E. Stevenson III (b. 1930)... Read more
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$55.00
BIG BILL OF CHICAGO

BIG BILL OF CHICAGO

by Lloyd wendt and Herman Kogan

Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc, 1953. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 384p. A hardcover book in very good condition with a like dustjacket. Edges very lightly shelf-worn; light scuff mark on top right corner of front cover. Otherwise clean and tight. The jacket is price-clipped, and the head of the spine is chipped. Otherwise, edges show general wear but the jacket is generally intact. Signed by both authors on the front free endpaper. A biography of William Hale Thompson, "Big Bill,"... Read more
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$85.00
Chicago and the American Century The 100 Most Significant Chicagoans of  the Twentieth Century

Chicago and the American Century The 100 Most Significant Chicagoans of the Twentieth Century

by Ciccone, F. Richard

Lincolnwood, IL: Contemporary Books. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1999. First Edition. 1. Hard Cover. 0809226758 . Quarter bound in publisher's brown cloth over beige boards, gilt lettering on spine, beige endpapers. . NEAR FINE/ VERY GOOD+. . Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. vii, 456 pp .
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$8.50
The Fortune Builders

The Fortune Builders

by DARBY, Edwin

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1986. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering and blue paper over boards, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. x, 276pp. Very good/very good. Faint jacket edgewear. Handsome, quite tight first edition of this account of Chicago's wealthiest -- as jacket front panel proclaims, "They made it big and changed the country. Swift, Armour, McCormick, Pritzker, Field, MacArthur, Wrigley, and others." Front flyleaf bears bold author... Read more
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$55.00
Reminiscences of Chicago During the Forties and Fifties

Reminiscences of Chicago During the Forties and Fifties

by McILVAINE, Mabel (introduction)

Chicago: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 1913. Hardcover. 16mo. Green cloth with gilt rules, spine lettering and front board device. ix, 137pp. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece. Very good. Faint edgewear, with spine lettering a tad rubbed and rear inner hinge expertly, archivally strengthened, thus tight. Attractive copy of this early "Lakeside Classic," the annual keepsake given by this printer and publisher to friends and clients starting in 1903. This particular volume features contributions... Read more
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$195.00
Chicago, Galena, Dubuque & St. Pauls Direct! Illinois Central Railroad [caption title]

Chicago, Galena, Dubuque & St. Pauls Direct! Illinois Central Railroad [caption title]

by [Illinois]. [Railroads]

Buffalo: Clapp, Matthews & Co, 1856. About very good.. Small broadsheet, approximately 5 x 12 inches. Matted. Short interior tear near left edge. Light dust soiling. Scarce broadsheet advertisement promoting direct rail travel to points in Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota on the Illinois Central Railroad, the first federal land grant railroad in the United States. The recto advertises that, "Two daily express trains will leave Pana, (running in direct connection with Trains of the Terre Haute & Alton... Read more
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$375.00
Come Into My Parlor: A Biography of the Aristocratic Everleigh Sisters of Chicago

Come Into My Parlor: A Biography of the Aristocratic Everleigh Sisters of Chicago

by WASHBURN, Charles

New York: Knickerbocker Publishing Co, 1934. Hardcover. 8vo. Tan cloth with blue lettering, pictorial dust jacket. ix, 255pp. Very good/good. Binding faintly edgeworn; jacket quite edgeworn and rather age toned, with large chips at head and tail of spine and flap creases archivally strengthened on verso -- thus overall complete and fairly attractive. A tight, attractive first edition of this biography subtitled on front jacket panel "The Amenities of Sin de Luxe." Tipped to the dedication page... Read more
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$55.00
Plan of the Alton & Terre Haute Rail Road from Alton to the Indiana State Line [caption title]

Plan of the Alton & Terre Haute Rail Road from Alton to the Indiana State Line [caption title]

by [Illinois]. [Railroads]

St. Louis, 1850. Very good.. Large folding map on two joined sheets, in total measuring approximately 25 x 46 inches. A couple of small separations at folds, light wear at edges. Scattered faint foxing. A rare, large format map that depicts the planned route for the Alton & Terre Haute Railroad through Illinois. Based on this plan and survey, conducted in December 1850, the Illinois legislature chartered the Terre Haute & Alton Railroad early the next year, and the entire line was completed in 1856.... Read more
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$2,500.00
The Great Conflagration. Chicago: Its Past, Present and Future

The Great Conflagration. Chicago: Its Past, Present and Future

by [Salesman's Sample]. Sheahan, James, and George P. Upton

Chicago & Philadelphia: Union Publishing Co, 1871. Good plus.. [30] leaves, plus broadside advertisement tipped in. Original pebbled cloth, front board gilt stamped. Cloth rubbed and well-handled, edges and corners worn. Hinges cracked but holding. Light tanning and occasional foxing. A scarce salesman's dummy for this popular work on the city of Chicago before and after the Great Fire of 1871. In addition to sample text, this dummy includes eight plates of illustrations from the work, as well as two... Read more
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$300.00
Creating Chicago's North Shore: A Suburban History

Creating Chicago's North Shore: A Suburban History

by Ebner, Michael H

University of Chicago Press, 1989-01-19. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Jacket has minor shelf wear, slight tattering to the edges, binding tight, pages clean and unmarked. From Library JournalThe history of the suburbs has only recently attracted the attention of scholars, yet these two volumes demonstrate that the study of suburbs reveals much about the ideals and realities of American life. Ebner's book, which is a social history of eight towns along Lake Michigan, from Evanston to Waukegan,... Read more
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$10.97
Parents Protesting Against Integration

Parents Protesting Against Integration

Chicago: Sun-Times, 1968. Original black-and-white gelatin-silver press photograph, January 31, 1968. 10-1/4 by 8 inches (oblong). A dramatic image of a white woman throwing an uppercut at a young white man protesting for the integration of an elementary school. The clipping attached to the photo on the back (verso) reads, "Two men carrying signs favoring school integration were kicked and beaten in front of Mount Greenwood Elementary school Wednesday by demonstrators protesting the... Read more
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$94.00
MAKING A NEW DEAL Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939

MAKING A NEW DEAL Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939

by Cohen, Lizabeth

Cambridge University Press. Good+. 1991. First Edition. Softcover. Inscribed and signed by author on half title-page. Edgewear and soiling to the covers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 544 pages; Signed by Author .
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$15.00
The Story of the University of Chicago, 1890-1925

The Story of the University of Chicago, 1890-1925

by GOODSPEED, Thomas Wakefield

Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1925. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering and rules. xv, 244pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Near fine. Tight, bright and handsome first edition of this institutional history, with choice autograph addition: Front flyleaf bears the large, bold pencilled ownership signature of Illinois governor and twice presidential contender Adlai E. Stevenson II (1900-65), who also dates it "1942." Stevenson at this time had left Chicago, where he was a... Read more
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$75.00
Autograph Note Signed

Autograph Note Signed

by PEABODY, Selim H. (1829-1903)

This American educator obtained the first legislative grant for the Illinois Industrial University in 1852, which transformed into the University of Illinois in 1885 -- which institution Peabody served as president (1880-91). ANS in pencil, 1p, 5½" X 3½", n.p., n.y. [dated on verso 1890 August 25 in another hand]. Near fine. Courteous note on the blank verso of a portion of a note written to Peabody by what appears to be an incoming freshman. "When you arrive come to the... Read more
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$75.00
At the Sign of the Stock Yard Inn: The Same Being a True Account of How Certain Great Achievements of the Past Have Been Commemorated and Cleverly Linked with the Present; Together with Sundry Recollections Inspired by the Portraits at the Saddle and Sirloin Club

At the Sign of the Stock Yard Inn: The Same Being a True Account of How Certain Great Achievements of the Past Have Been Commemorated and Cleverly Linked with the Present; Together with Sundry Recollections Inspired by the Portraits at the Saddle and Sirloin Club

by SANDERS, Alvin Howard

Chicago: Breeder's Gazette Print, 1915. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Three-quarter calf with gilt spine lettering and dark green cloth. 322pp. Color frontispiece, numerous full-page plates, all pages ruled in red. Very good. Faint edgewear, but overall tight, bright, lovely. A handsome first edition of this rather scarce far-ranging account of the American and British cattle ranchers and breeders who supplied Chicago's (in)famous stock yards, published in the years following Upton Sinclaur's 1906... Read more
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$100.00
Chicago, With Love: A Polite and Personal History

Chicago, With Love: A Polite and Personal History

by MEEKER, Arthur, Jr

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1955. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering and red paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 293pp, ix. Illustrations. Very good/good plus. Binding spine unevenly sunned, else tight; jacket quite edgeworn, a bit sunned and rubbed, with large paper loss at head of spine. Nice first edition of these (to cite front jacket panel) "Warmhearted memories of Chicago and Chicago Society -- its life, leaders, and sensational events, its activities and... Read more
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$75.00
Chicago Originals: A Cast of the City's Colorful Characters

Chicago Originals: A Cast of the City's Colorful Characters

by HEISE, Kenan, and BAUMANN, Ed

Chicago: Bonus Books, 1990. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. xii, 291pp. Illustrations. Fine. Pristine, tight first edition. Heise signs the title page in black ballpoint, adding "Enjoy," while Baumann signs ("Ed") in black fineline, adding "Tom -- / Here's paying you one back! / 10-27-90." (Tom Hollatz was a Chicago crime reporter, John Dillinger scholar and author of the 1987 "Gangster Holidays: The Lore and Legends of the Bad Guys.") Press... Read more
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$55.00
Chicago: Crossroads of an American Enterprise

Chicago: Crossroads of an American Enterprise

by HAYES, Dorsha B

New York: Julian Messner, 1944. Hardcover. Introduction by Sterling North. Illustrations by George McVicker. 8vo. Tan cloth with black lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. xxi, 317pp. Two-page map frontispiece, illustrations, decorated endpapers. Near fine/very good. Jacket a bit rubbed, with several archivally-closed (on verso) edge tears. Uncommon first edition, tight and attractive, of this volume in editor Leo Lerman's "Cities of America Biography" series. Choice autograph... Read more
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$55.00
The Columbian Gallery: A Portfolio of Photographs from the World's Fair Including the Chief Palaces, Interiors, Statuary, Architectural and Scenic Groups, Characters, Typical Exhibits, and Marvels of the Midway Plaisance

The Columbian Gallery: A Portfolio of Photographs from the World's Fair Including the Chief Palaces, Interiors, Statuary, Architectural and Scenic Groups, Characters, Typical Exhibits, and Marvels of the Midway Plaisance

by (WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION)

Chicago: The Werner Company, 1894. Hardcover. Wide small 4to. Yellow cloth with ornate silver lettering and pictorial stamping. (Ca. 150pp). Extensive full-page illustrations, floral endpapers. Good plus. Front board quite age toned, rubbed and darkened, though internally bright and nice and near fine; old but neat and discreet expert brown cloth tape inner hinge reinforcements. A tight and decent first edition of this photographic tour of the World's Columbian Exposition.
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$55.00
History of Cook County Illinois, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

History of Cook County Illinois, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

by ANDREAS, A.T

Chicago: A.T. Andreas, Publisher, 1884. Hardcover. 4to. Modern rebind in full black leatherette with gilt spine lettering. Pp. 33-888 (as published). Frontispiece, maps, chromolithograph, numerous illustrations. Fine/very good. New binding pristine; text block lightly age toned. A superb first edition of this hefty landmark study in a striking modern binding instead of the invariably worn and saggy original binding. Scarce.
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$300.00
Reminiscences of Chicago During the Civil War

Reminiscences of Chicago During the Civil War

by McILVAINE, Mabel (introduction)

Chicago: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 1914. Hardcover. 16mo. Green cloth with gilt rules, spine lettering and front board device. xix, 194pp. Top edge gilt. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. Very good. Faint edgewear, with spine lettering lightly rubbed, else internally fine and bright. A tight, handsome copy of this early "Lakeside Classic," the 12th volume of this annual keepsake given by this printer and publisher to friends and clients starting in 1903.
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$200.00
Strangled Voices: The Story of the Haymarket Affair

Strangled Voices: The Story of the Haymarket Affair

by WERSTEIN, Irving

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1970. Hardcover. 8vo. Orange cloth with black lettering, pictorial dust jacket. ix, 120pp. Illustrations. Very good/very good. Jacket mildly edgeworn, with couple small edge chips. A tight, nice first edition of this slim account of the May 4, 1886 labor rally bombing and its aftermath -- with choice autograph addition: Tipped to front pastedown is a heavy stock pale blue Document Signed from Werstein, 1p, 5" X 3¼", New York, NY, 12 January 1965. Near... Read more
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$50.00
BOSS

BOSS

by MIKE ROYKO

NEW YORK: New American Library, 1971. IED. BROSSURA. BUONO. 12 19. ZN0399 NARRATIVA 015 USATO
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€8.00
Lincoln

Lincoln

by Donald, David Herbert

Simon & Schuster, 1995. 5th Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 5th printing. Binding slightly shaken. 1995 Hard Cover. Destined to become a classic in American history and biography, David Herbert Donald
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$9.00