Dankers, Ulrich and Meredith, Jane. A Compendium of the Early History of Chicago to the Year 1835 when the Indians left. Published by Early Chicago, Inc., 2000. A design binding sewn on double cords laced in, with morocco spine and foredge flap, bone closure. Opens to a leather flyleaf. Vertical wood strips on front and rear covers, top edge colored in acrylics, tooled in blind (covers) and in gold (leather flyleaf). Clamshell box of brown cloth, wood spine, and brown morocco label tooled in gold.
Featured in an exhibit of the Chicago Hand Bookbinders. The design incorporates flavors of Fort Dearborn, with an earthy marbled paper by Dutch marbler Eva van Breugel, deep brown morocco, and hand-shaped wooden palisade.
A substantial volume at 10 1/8″ high by 12 7/8″ long and 3″ thick and weighing almost 10 pounds.
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