Chicago: The Open Court Publishing Company. Hardcover. 383pp. Octavo [23 cm] Blue cloth covered boards with gilt stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Good. The spine is slightly rolled. There are numerous small tears in the cloth at the head of the spine. The edges of the spine and covers are bumped and rubbed. The underlying boards are peeking through occasionally along the edges. The gilt on the top edge of the text block is slightly scratched. The hinges are a little weak. The endsheets are darkened. There is a former owner's name on the front pastedown. The tissue guard of the frontispiece is creased. The first several pages have very small smudge stains. The pages are mildly yellowed. Item #28458
With 88 photographs taken by the author. 30 diagrams and 2 maps.