Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1913. First Edition. Small Octavo. Item #025158
137p. A remarkable association copy inscribed by two prominent Chicagoans: Thomas E. Donnelley, President of Lakeside Press to William A. Dyche, who became Mayor of Evanston and was instrumental in getting the elevated train from Chicago to that city. His huge contributions contributed to North Western's Dyche Field (later renamed in 1997 as Ryan Field). He was also publisher of the City Directory where both he and Thomas E. Donnelley were prominent. It was Donnelley, of course, whose Lakeside Press provided reprints of the most significant classics on not only Illinois but the American West. These books were then given to good customers and employees at Christmas. Bound in olive green cloth centrally stamped in gilt, spine lettering gilt, were to spine ends, both hinges cracked but in heavy custom mylar jacket for further protection.