Chicago: An Extraordinary Guide by Jory Graham newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!Rand McNally & Company, 1969, Hardback in dust wrapper.
3rd printing. [First Published: 1968] Illustrated by way of: Maps; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: Jory Graham discovers a Chicago that no outsider and few Chicagoans know the good, bad, hilarious, outrageous, sometimes unholy, often wildly surprising city.
Most people know only the lakefront, the Loop, two museums, Old Town, the Near North Side. But the author introduces you to dozens of museums; 76 neighborhoods; hundreds of restaurants and shops youve never heard of; a grand calendar of pageants, festas, fairs, shows.
Woven through the book is the history of Chicago and its people its founder, du Sable; its industrialists; its irrepressible eccentrics; its beloved gangsters; its intelligentsia; its brilliant architects.
Good+ in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little faded. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XI] 499 pages. Index. 8½” x 6″.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt with you something from here?