The Great Conflagration. Chicago: Its Past, Present and Future. Salesman's Sample, James Sheahan, George P. Upton.
The Great Conflagration. Chicago: Its Past, Present and Future
The Great Conflagration. Chicago: Its Past, Present and Future

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

Chicago & Philadelphia: Union Publishing Co., 1871. [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. Good plus. Item #632

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 alternate binding samples tipped onto the front pastedown. A broadside advertisement with an additional illustration of Chicago's city hall and ordering information from the publisher is tipped in at the rear of the work.

Price: $300.00