Chicago: W. B. Conkey Company, 1893. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (26.5cm). Blue cloth, stamped in black and gilt, all edges marbled; plain endpapers; viii, 1120pp; with approximately 160 pages of advertisements; heavily illustrated with maps, portraits, depictions of fair buildings, and various wood engravings within the ads, and with folding map tipped in at rear. A stable copy, cloth lightly soiled, front hinge cracked: Good or better. Some maps with a contemporary copyright stamp.
"A reference book of exhibitors and exhibits, officers, managers, and others associated with exposition" (Rydell). With extensive advertisements for luxury and industrial goods of all sorts, from street cars to printing presses to belts, beer, and chocolate. Sold in advance by subscription (see p.440). RYDELL 1024.