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Category: All Categories: Americana & U.S. States: IL: Chicago
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Abbott, Karen  
Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul

Publisher: Random House New York, 2007.
Boards, 8vo. xii+356pp. 2nd ed. VG+/VG+. Appears to be unread. Progressive era brothels in Chicago. ISBN: 9781400065301 VG+. Hard Cover VG+

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Purchase direct from: Bookfeathers, LLC. Item number: 000117.
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Chicago Zoological Society  
Chicago Zoological Society Year Book 1927
Publisher: Chicago Zoological Society Chicago, 1927.
Green cloth, gold stamped titles, emblem, 8vo. 107pp. B/W plates, photos throughout. Large map foldout to back of rear board. VG. Book has slight wear to corners, slight rubbing not affecting colors to front board near fore edge. Bookplate of natural sciences museum to end paper, small deaccession stamps across it and on pre-title, title pages. Slight separation just beginning between p. 78 and facing plate. The text pages are bright and fine. Fascinating civic material on the zoo's features and operations. The real gem is the foldout "Plot Plan of the Chicago Zoological Park, Edwin H. Clark, Inc., Architects, " which is Fine, save for a crease to margin where map was folded incorrectly. Hardcover NF

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Cronon, William, 1954-  
Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West
Publisher: NY, Norton, 1992.
xxv, 530 p., [30] p. of plates, illus., maps; 24 cm. Originally published as hardback in 1991. "By exploring the ecological and economic changes that made Chicago America's most dynamic city and the Great West its hinterland, Mr. Cronon opens a new window onto our national past." ISBN (10): 0393308731. Won the 1992 Bancroft Prize. Very Good condition, but introductory material has red-ink underlining/ soft cover. Stock#NEU396.

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Quaife, Milton M.; introduction by Joy Morton.  
Chicago's Highways, Old and New, From Indian Trail to Motor Road.

Publisher: Chicago: D.F. Keller & Co., 1923..
First Edition Large octavo, about 9.75 inches tall, in dark brown faux leather stamped in gilt. 278 pages illustrated by drawings, maps including three foldouts. A delightful history of the city as it evolved around old trails. About as nice a copy as there's likely to be. The wrap around dustjacket is clean and unfaded with minimal loss of material at the tips and at the ends of the rear spine fold. There is a tiny tear at bottom front panel. The covers have light extremity wear with some bumping and more serious wear at the lower front corner but the gilt titles are bright. Inside is clean, sound and ever so slightly toned. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine Dustjacket

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Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 13496.
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Rathom, John R.  
Two Chicago Sketches: When the City Wakes to Life; Lake Michigan in Calm and Storm

Publisher: [Privately printed, December 1910; Liverman & Knight, Providence, R.I.] .
[vii], [17], [i], [16] unnumbered pages printed on Old Stratford paper, illustrated with two halftone woodcuts; brown stiff paper covers with decoratively lettered paste-on front-cover label; edges worn, a small tear in front cover; internally clean & VG. Stock# 31,815. American literature.

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Royko, Mike, 1932-1997  
Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago
Publisher: NY, Dutton, 1971.
[vii], 215 p.; 25 cm. Mayor of Chicago for 21 years (19551976), Daley ran a political machine and an administration that functioned well. This book "is about lies and viciousness, about the worship of cement, and the hatred towards blacks, about a troubling cowardness that hides behind religion and patriotism while the poor get clubbed and killed. It is written with a deep understanding of the evil and terrible power of mediocrity" --Jimmy Breslin. Has anything changed? ISBN (10): 0525070001. Stock#47830. Vg / dj good, tears & wear.

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Tobias, J. J. Editor  
The News Boys' Appeal
Publisher: The News Boys' Appeal, Chicago, March, 1879.
VG paper publications, published as one large sheet folded twice. Printed for the News Boys' Home in Chicago, whose residents apparently sold the papers to support the Home. Includes fiction, poetry, non-fiction and a daily record of the Home. 12 1/2 x 9 1/2". With illustrations. Some wear and small chips on edges. Some wear and darkening along creases. Great condition considering age.

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Tuttle, William M. Jr.  
Race Riot: Chicago in the Red Summer of 1919

Publisher: New York: Atheneum, 1985 reprint..
305pp. illus. paperback 8vo: Very Good+. Cover praise for this history, originally published in 1970, by Eric Foner, et al.

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Purchase direct from: Auldfarran Books, IOBA. Item number: 19986.
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