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1 Angle, Paul M.; Editor. Papers in Illinois History and Transactions for the Year 1937.
Springfield, Illinois: The Illinois State Historical Society, 1938. 
Octavo, charcoal cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, ix + 241 pp. Good+, with former-ower signature, fading to lower spine, rubbing to edges. 
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2 Bahr-Evola, Amanda; and Stephen Kerber. Images of America: The Mississippi River Festival.
Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, (2006). 
Octavo, softbound (stiff, slick, photo. illus. wrappers), 128 pp. Fine. From lower cover: In 1969, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville initiated a remarkable performing arts series called the Mississippi River Festival. Over 12 summer seasons, between 1969 and 1980, the festival presented 353 events showcasing performers in a variety of musical genres, including classical, chamber, vocal, ragtime, blues, folk, bluegrass, barbershop, country, and rock, as well as dance and theater. During those years, more than one million visitors flocked to the spacious Gyo Obata -- designed campus in the countryside near St. Louis. The Mississippi River Festival began as a partnership promoting regional cooperation in the realm of the performing arts. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville invited the St. Louis Symphony to establish residence on campus and to offer a summer season. To host the symphony, the university created an outdoor concert venue within a natural amphitheater by installing a large circus tent, a stage and acoustic shell, and a sophisticated sound system. To appeal to the widest possible audience, the university included contemporary popular musicians in the series. The audacity of the undertaking, the charm of the venue, the popularity of the artists, the excellence of the performances, and the nostalgic memory of warm summer evenings have combined to endow the festival with legendary status among those who attended. 
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3 Calkins, Earnest Elmo. The Broke the Prairie: Being some account of the settlement of the Upper Mississippi Valley by religious and edcuational pioneers, told in terms of one city, Galesburg, and of one college, Knox.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xi + 451 pp. Very Good+, with age darkening to page edges and endpapers; in a Fair, mylar protected dust jacket with edgewear that includes chipping. 
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4 Casey, Robert J. [Groth, Ann and John, illus.] Chicago Medium Rare: When We Were Both Younger. Illustrated by Ann & John Groth.
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, [1952]. 
1st edition. Octavo, green cloth, 347 pp. Illus. Very Good; cloth is beginning to discolor a bit, in a spine-faded and chipped dust jacket. 
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5 Dickey, Susan Karina. Come to the Water: The Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, 1853-2003, A Sesquicentennial History.
Editions du Signe, (2002). 
Folio, hardcover (slick, full-color photo. illus. boards), 154 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. 
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6 Dubkin, Leonard. Wolf Point: An Adventure in History.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1953). 
Octavo, blue cloth & illus. boards (hardcover), 184 pp. Very Good+, with light edgewear, in a Very Good dust jacket with edgewear and lightly faded spine. From jacket: Wolf Point is a real place, to be found on any real-estate map of Chicago. From it one can seethe famed Merchandise Mart, the tugboats on the Chicago River, and the railroad drawbridge with its unshakable cargo of pigeons...The reader relives with the author four episodes of Chicago history which he discovered, all connected with Wolf Point, and all engrossing...With grace, originality and gentle humorous philosophy, Leonard Dubkin has devised a fascinating excursion into the past, full of cognet overtones for today. 
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7 Ebner, Michael H. Creating Chicago's North Shore: A Suburban History.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, [1988]. 
1st edition. Signed by the author. Quarto, cloth, xxix, 338 pp. Photos, illus. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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8 Gregory, Addie Hibbard. A Great-Grandmother Remembers.
Chicago: A. Kroch Publisher, 1940. One of a Limited Edition of 500. 
Signed by the Author. Octavo, cloth (hardcover), paper spine label, uncut, 238 pp. Very Good+, with sunned spine; in a damaged slipcase. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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9 Jones, James Pickett. John A. Logan: Stalwart Republican from Illinois.
Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, (2001). 
Signed & inscribed by the author. Octavo, softbound (slick, illus. wrappers), 291 pp. Fine. 
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10 King, Captain Chalres. A Tame Surrender: A Story of the Chicago Strike.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1896. 
The Lotos Library. 1st edition. Small octavo, illustrated cream boards, top edge gilt, uncut, 277 pp. Plates. Near-Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Kircher, Harry B. The Southern Illinois Prairies: A Geographic Interpretation of the Belleville 1: 250,000 Topographic Map [Geography through Maps].
Normal, Illinois: National Council for Geographic Education, 1967. Special Publication Number 11. 
Octavo, stapled stiff printed wrappers (paperbound), 39 pp. Near-Fine. Illustrated. 
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12 Kogan, Herman. The First Century: The Chicago Bar Association, 1874-1974.
Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, [1974]. First Edition, First Printing. 
Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), gilt letters and deccoration to upper cover, 320 pp. Fine, in a Very Good dust jacket with edgewear that includes several small chips. ̉The First Century is the story of the Chicago Bar Association's initial hundred years. it records the Association's triumphs and disappointments, the conflicts within and without the organization. It cites the Association's efforts in causes that included cleanups of divorce shysters and jury bribers in its earliest years, in pioneering legislation to establish the world's first Juvenile Court, in battles against political bosses, in campaigns for improvements in judicial standards, in policing of errant members of the legal profession, in constant and ultimately successful efforts to modernize the Illinoise Constitution. The First Century is studded with anecdotes and incidents about famous personalities of Chicago legal history and about others less well known, some of whom sacrificed promising careers to take on unpopular cases... 
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13 Landrum, Carl A. Quincy in the Civil War. A View of the Great Conflict as seen through the eyes of a Quincy historian.
Quincy, Illinois: Carl A. Landrum, (1996). First Edition. 
Octavo, softbound (siff, illus. tan wrappers), xxi + 129 pp. Very Good, with light edgewear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Mattoon, Wilbur R. and R. B. Miller. Forest Trees of Illinois, How to Know Them: A Pocket Manual Describing Their Most Important Characteristics.
Springfield: State of Illinois, Department of Conservation, 1930. Fifth Edition. 
Royal octavo, paperbound (stiff, illus. green wrappers), 94 pp. Very Good, with edgewear to covers that includes a few small chips. Illustrated. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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15 Mitchell, Betty. Carbondale: A Pictorial History.
St. Louis: G. Bradley Publishing, (1991). First Edition. Of an edition of 2,000, this is No. 323. 
Folio, cloth (hardcover), 200 pp. Photos throughout. Near-Fine in a slightly chipped dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Moore, Jean. A History of Wheaton, Illinois: From Tower to Tower. Section III, Footnotes to Hisotry, by Richard Crabb. Illustrations, Cover Design by Elizabeth Pittsford Walker.
Wheaton, Ill.: Gary-Wheaton Bank, [1974]. 
1st edition. Signed by the author. Octavo, cloth, 253 pp. Photos, illus. Fine in dust jacket. 
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17 Nordland, Helen R. Shermerville, 1901/Northbrook Ô76. Compiled and Edited by Helen R. Nordland.
Northbrook, Illinois: Northbrook Chamber of Commerce, Northbrook Bicentennial Commission, Northbrook Historical Society, 1977. 
Quarto, paperbound (stiff, stapled, illus. wrappers), iv + 36 pp. Map and Street Guide of Northbrook, Illinois at rear. Very Good+, with light foxing (age darkened spotting) to covers. Photographs, essays, some genealogy. From Preface: This is a book commemorating the 75th anniversary of the incorporation of our Village as Shermerville in 1901... 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Olendorf, Bill and Robert Tolf. Chicago Sketchbook, by Bill Olendorf. Text by Robert Tolf.
Chicago: Olendorf Graphics, [1988]. 
1st edition. Oblong quarto, illustrated white boards, [143] pp. Illustrated endpapers. Fine in dust jacket. 
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19 Riedy, James. Chicago Sculpture.
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, (1981). 
Quarto, black cloth (hardcover), xii, 339 pp. Fine, in a Very Good+ dust jacket with light edgewear. From jacket: The first definitive study of its kind, over a dozen years in preparation, Chicago Sculpture is a blend of cultural history, description, and critical analysis. Scholarly, as well as highly readable, its text is enriched by more than 300 photographs of the city's publicly accessible sculpture. Riedy's study reveals these works as an integral part of an evolving mosaic of streets and open places in Chicago's dynamic urban environment. 
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20 Robinson, L. E. and Morre, Irving. History of Illinois.
New York: American Book Company, 1909. 
Small octavo, red faux leather (hardcover), gilt letters, 288 pp. Maps, illus. Fine. Contents: Introduction; Mound Builders and Indians; Joliet and Marquette; La Salle; The First Settlements; The French in Illinois; The French and Indian War; Illinois under the British; George Rogers Clar; Illinois a County of Viriginia; the Ordinance of 1787; Northwest Territory and Indiana Territory; The Territory of Illinois; The Fort Dearborn Massacre; Illinois at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century; Admission to the Union; The First Constitution; Slavery in Illinois; Administration of Ninian Edwards; The Black Hawk War; Illinois in 1830-1840; Steamboats on the Mississippi; The Animals of Illinois; Administration of Duncan; Hard Times; The Mormons; Consitution of 1848; French's Administration; The Common School System; Railroads; The Abolishionists; Stephen A. Douglas and the Kansas-Nebraska Bill; The Beginning of the Republican Party in Illinois; Lincoln-Douglas Debates; The Nomination and Election of Lincoln; Illinois in 1860; Outbreak of the War; Illinois's Share in the Struggle; At Home During the War; Chicago; Under the Consittution of 1870; State Boards and Institutions; Schools; Illinois since 1870; Appendix -- Chronology; Reference Books; Origin of Certain Illinois Names; List of Counties; United States Senators from Illinois; List of Governors of Illinois; Constitution of Illinois; Index; General Map of Illinois; Illinois in 1834. 
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