Chicago: National Book & Picture Co., 1893. First Edition. Cloth. Oblong 8vo. Publisher’s illustrated cloth, with much stamped gilt. All edges gilt. Many photographic plates and text illustrations throughout, nearly every page. Unpaginated.
Cloth is fairly worn around edges, with several tears at corners and along bottom edge of front cover. Sticker residue on spine. Hinges have been professionally repaired. Paste residue (likely from a bookplate) inside front cover and front free endpaper. Interior is excellent, tight and clean.
This is an uncommon souvenir photo album from the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. In addition to the many photos from the fair, the book also serves as a Chicago guide book, complete with maps, histories, and many lovely architectural photos. Good. Item #1769