Chicago: Rhodes & McClure, 1880. First Edition. Octavo. Item #021181
First printing. 197pp., pp. ads. with illustrations. An interesting work describing the Chicago area long before it became a city and any buildings were erected. Stories from those who settled the land living miles from their nearest neighbor, in the wilderness along with all the wild animals. And, the history behind the settling of Chicago and how the city grew. Bound in green cloth lettered and decorated in black and gilt, spine ettering gilt, blue endpapers, contemporary owner's name dated 1881, some spots of bubbling to cloth, minor wear to corners and spine ends. A very good copy.