Chicago, Illinois: Democratic Press Mammoth Steam Printing Establishment, 45 Clark Street, 1857. 80pp, in original printed wrappers. Disbound and stitched. Pages 66-80 are advertisements. Text in double columns. Near Fine.
Detailed rendering of Chicago's commercial activities during 1856, with valuable material on railroads, City improvements, the Illinois Central and other Railroads, water works and sewage; hotels, boarding houses, other retail establishments; the trade in flour, wheat, hogs, and other commodities; manufacturing data, with information on different city establishments. With excellent advertisements, some illustrated.
FIRST EDITION. Ante-Fire Imprints 241. Byrd 2629. Not in Eberstadt, Decker, Sabin. Item #15471