Washington Block, Chicago, Illinois: Phoenix Publishing Company, 1892 First edition. Quarto. Pp. 8, 33-192. Illustrated throughout with many engraved plates, bird's-eye-views and illustrations, portraits, and advertisements, general index. Publisher's dark maroon blind and gilt-stamped cloth, floral endpapers. Spine slightly faded. A very fine copy. Very scarce, especially in this condition. A wonderful promotional for Omaha, Nebraska, covering the early history and founding of Omaha, the school system, churches and libraries, water supply, public improvements, wholesale and jobbing, real estate (with value statistics), various railroads, street railways, agriculture, climate, and much more. Pages 80-192 of this promotional is a rundown of hundreds of businesses of every type. Thus, a wonderful business directory (the detailed index in this instance is very helpful). No copies at auction; OCLC locates eleven institutional copies.. (Inventory #: 7858)
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