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1 Ade, George. Stories of the Streets and of the Town, from The Chicago Record 1893-1900. Illustrated by John T. McCutheon and Others. Edited with an Introduction by Franklin J. Meine.
Chicago: The Carton Club, 1941. Limited Edition. Of this book, designed by William A. Kittredge, five hundred have been printed from type at The Lakeside Press, R.R. Donnelly & Sons Co., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., in October, 1941. 
Octavo, cloth (brown & navy blue, hardcover), gilt letters and illustration to upper cover, uncut, xxx + 278 pp. Illustrated. Inked underlining to Introduction; otherwise, Fine, in a worn, protective slipcase. 
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2 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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3 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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4 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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5 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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6 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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7 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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8 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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9 Isaksson, Olov. Bishop Hill: svensk koloni pa prarien / Bishop Hill, Ill.: A Utopia on the Prairie. Text Olov Isaksson. Foto Soren Hallgren / Photo Soren Hallgren. Inledning av Folke Isaksson / Preface by Folke Isaksson. Oversattning till engelska av Albert Read Translation into English by Albert Read.
Stockholm, Sweden: LT Publishing House, in co-operation with the Museum of National Antiquities and Swedish Pioneer Historical Society, (1969). 
Text in Swedish and English. Octavo, hardcover (slick, white, full-color illus. boards), map illustrated endpapers, 182 pp. Very Good+, with neat former-owner inscription (by a Bishop Hill resident), light edgewear. From lower cover: The story of aremarkable episode in the conquest of the WEst, and of the more than one thousand Swedish men and women who, for the sake of their faith, left their homes as long ago as 1846 to follow their prophet, Erik Jansson, to the United States of America, the home of liberty. In Illinois, on the prairie, they built their Canaan and realized their utopian dream of total community ownership. They were pioneers who cultivated virgin land, hardworking farmers and skilful artisans. They built houses and other buildings that were unmatched west of Chicago. During its greatest period, Bishop Hill was the most successful of the many communistical colonies that flourished in North America during the nineteenth century. A special section of this book deals with these interesting communities. Today, Bishop Hill, situated about 150 miles west of Chicago, is one of the most valuable historical monuments in the United States. Descendants of the first colonists are still living therre in houses built by their forefathers. The environment is unique, and great efforts are being made to preserve it. The Museum of National Antiquities, Stockholm, which has, for a long time, been making studies on the spot, is taking part in this work of preservation. The book about Bishop Hill is bilingual, with parallel text in English and Swedish, and is illustrated with many contemporary pictures about 100 photographs, some of them unique, in colour and black-and-white, including several paintings by Olof Krans, the remarkable chroncler of the colony and one of the foremost naive artists of the USA. 
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10 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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11 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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12 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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13 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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14 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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15 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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16 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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17 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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18 Nordland, Helen R. Shermerville, 1901/Northbrook ‘76. 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... 
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19 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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20 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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