A GUIDE TO THE CITY OF CHICAGO: ITS PUBLIC BUILDINGS, PLACES OF AMUSEMENT, COMMERCIAL, BENEVOLENT, AND RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS; CHURCHES, HOTELS, RAILROADS, ETC., ETC. WITH A MAP OF THE CITY, AND NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE PRINCIPAL BUILDINGS.

Chicago: T. Ellwood Zell & Co. 1868. Original cloth, with title stamped and decorated in gilt on front cover [rear cover detached, spine ends chipped]. LACKS the folding map. Numerous advertisements, frequently illustrated. 195, [1] pp plus engraved illustrations. Except as noted, Good+.

The engravings depict, among other notable landmarks, the Court House, the University of Chicago, the Chamber of Commerce, the Water Works, Orphan Asylum, Railroad Depot of the Michigan Southern and Rock Island line, plus views of Chicago in 1868 and another of Chicago in 1830. The author's thorough Guide treats everything from Chicago's Artesian Wells, Banks, Boards, Cemeteries, Churches, Hotels, to Societies, Stock Yards, University of Chicago, Washington Park, Watering-Places, and the YMCA. Words of Advice to Travellers include the admonition, "Never make love in a railroad car; being too affectionate, people will talk."
Howes C368. Ante-Fire Imprints 1303. Sabin 12655. Item #30853

Price: $375.00

See all items by