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1 Here! I Want It. Being an Adaptation of Hiawatha by Longfellow. Altered to Fit the Needs of the Present. Montgomery Ward & Co. Catalogue and Buyer's Guide. Fall & Winter 1895
Chicago Montgomery Ward & Co. Publishing Department 1895 Wraps Very Good 
12mo., 15 by 8.5 cm. Unpaginated, 24 pp., wraps. Generally, verse, 20 cantos, on rectos, and illustrations on facing versos. Celebrates Chicago, the mail order company and consumerism. Following is a list of 14 special catalogues produced by the giant retailer then. These include catalogues just for buggies and wagons, for books, for bicycles, for medical and scientific books, for magic lanterns and views, for drugs and patent medicines, for baby carriages, etc. In other words, the company had a depth in products one might not expect today. Scarce, with no copies located on OCLC or elsewhere. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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2 Ade, George Come on Home. Indianapolis Ind. June 23, 24, 1911 Being an invitation to the Indiana Society of Chicago by the Come on Home Society of Indianapolis, Indiana
Indianapolis, IN. Come on Home Publishing Co. The Cheltenham-Aetna Press 1911 First Edition Wraps, with a Folio Folder 
Small folio sized, 12.75 by 9.5 for the outer folder, and a little slighter for the brochure. Unpaginated, 32 pp., including title and prelim. The outer folder has a paper pastedown illustration which can be described as an Expressionistic caricature. In style, it brings to mind something out of Germany or Scandinavia of that time. Scarce, with the only copy located on OCLC housed at the University of Illinois library. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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The Black Forest Village The Land of
3 Clara E. Laughlin. Photography by Gordon Coster The Black Forest Village The Land of "Once Upon a Time"
Chicago Runkle Thompson Kovats Inc. 1934 First Edition Wraps Near Fine 
4to, 10.5 by 8 inches, 27 by 20 cm. 24 pp., plus wraps. Issued as a souvenir at the Chicago 1934 World's Fair in conjunction with the German pavilion where a quintessential idealized Black Forest or Schwarzwald Village was created. Today this Teutonic idyll lives on in such settings as Frankenmuth, Michigan. In 1934 this was a bit of innocent fun that belied the stirrings that had already erupted in Germany. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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