BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THE LEADING MEN OF CHICAGO WRITTEN BY THE BEST TALENT OF THE NORTHWEST.
Carbutt, J(ohn), photographer , Carbutt, John(illus.)
Chicago: Wilson & St. Clair, Publishers, 1868. First ed Small 4to., (ii), ix, (10) - 693 pp., with 96 mounted albumen photographs, including a view of City Hall and 95 portraits. One plate shows moderate wear along the blank foredge; there is occasional light staining to a few tissue-guards and text leaves; a.e.g. Full blind embossed brown morocco, with brass clasp as issued. Slight repair to a few breaks at the hinges. A very good copy. (Item ID: 50117)
Howes C-363; Truthful Lens 30. There are 108 biographies of which 95 are illustrated in our copy. The Chicago Historical Society copy has the same compliment of 95 portraits and one view, most other known copies have less portraits, there are no copies with more portraits. This is commonly regarded as the first "Mug Book".