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Picturesque Chicago. Accordian Style Viewbook. Chicago Engraving Company

Picturesque Chicago. Accordian Style Viewbook.

Chicago Engraving Company

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Publication: Chicago Engraving Co, 1880, Chicago

7 1/2" x 5" oblong cloth accordian style viewbook, red cloth stamped in gold gilt and black, 20 panels, illustrated. Twenty engraved black & white views with decorative borders. Begins with the entrance to the harbor, Aldine Square, Lake in Central Park, Adams Street, Lake Shore Drive, Pine Street, State Street looking south from Monroe, Chicago River from Wells Street Bridge, Lincoln Park, South Park, Douglas Monument, Waterworks Crib, State Street south from Randolph, Grand Blvd., Dearborn Street, Engines at North Side Waterworks, Madison Street, Union Stock Yards, Chicago Trotting Park, and a view of the Great Fire, October 9, 1871. I believe this is the oldest folding viewbook we have ever owned. This item pre-dates the glossy style of viewbook. Covers lightly worn at the spine ends and fore-corners, title page lightly soiled, inked gift inscription dated Dec. 25, 1880, in margins of the title page else a very good copy of a scarce item.

Inventory Number: 32676