Chicago: Im Selbstverlag (Self Published), 1892. First printing. original publisher's purple cloth, with gilded title on front board. Octavo, pp. xvi, 488. Richly illustrated, with reproductions of many pre-fire images of Chicago, as well as contemporary line drawings, half tones, etc. 12 pages of trade ads at end of text. In German. Good. No DJ. Some wear to extremities; Slightly loose in binding. Item #1199
An ambitious treatise, done with German thoroughness and through the eyes of a Midwestern German. The author provides a comprehensive picture of nineteenth century Chicago, and it is fascinating to see the significance of the "things German ." A very scarce title, either in English or here, in the original German.