CHICAGO MAGAZINE. THE WEST AS IT IS; ILLUSTRATED. VOL. I, NO. 4.

Chicago: John Gager & Co. for Chicago Mechanics' Institute, June, 1857. Pages [293] - 372, [4 advt] pp, plus eight full-page engravings frontis. Original printed, decorated and illustrated green wrappers. Bound in later marbled cloth, with gilt-lettered spine title [light scuffing]. Very Good.

Only five issues of this magazine were published, all in 1857. This one has engraved illustrations of Wolf's Point; the Foster House; the Metropolitan Hotel; Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan; the Chicago Orphan Asylum; George Foster; George Gray; and Jason Gurley. The text includes the History of Chicago [continued from earlier issue]; biographies of Foster, Gray, and Gurley, self-made Chicagoans all; and several articles, one on the western stage coach, another entitled 'Aurora Illustrated' [with text illustrations], the history of Adrian Michigan, an article on 'Life in the West,' and more. Interesting advertisements complete the issue.
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Price: $350.00