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1 (Dirksen, Everett). Dirksen, Louella with Browning, Norma Lee THE HONORABLE MR. MARIGOLD: My Life with Everett Dirksen
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company , Inc., 1972. 0385041152 / 9780385041157 First edition: with unopened promotional Senator Dirksen Big Smile Marigold seed packet laid in. Hardcover. Fine in slate-grey linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with tiny edge tears. 
The Senator's wife's personal and political memoirs (with letters) of their forty-five years together. Louella describes Dirksen's career during six Presidents, including personal insights on the Kennedys and Nixons. Illustrated with 12 pages of photos. 
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2 Byrd, Cecil K. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ILLINOIS IMPRINTS: 1814-58
Chicago & London, The University of Chicago Press, (1966). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dark brown tweedy cloth lettered in gold to the spine; in a lightly rubbed, very mildly soiled dust jacket that shows a short, superficial scratch to the upper spine panel. A nice copy. 
More than 3,000 annotated entries document books, broadsides, pamphlets, and maps produced in the print shops of the territory and state of Illinois between 1814 and 1858. More than half the titles recorded were noted here for the first time. Indexed. 
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3 Oliver, William EIGHT MONTHS IN ILLINOIS: With Information to Immigrants
Chicago: Walter M. Hill, 1924. First edition thus, reprint of the 1843 edition. Hardcover. A very near fine copy in heavy blue cloth with a gilt lettered spine, printed on deckled edge paper, uncut pages; in a very slightly chipped dust jacket with faint damp-stains, some soiling, rubbing, and a few short edgetears. 
Reprint of the original edition 1843 edition with a new introduction; the original edition is one of the rarest later books of English travel. 260 pages, index. Facsimile of the original title-page. Scarce in jacket. Howes, US-IANA, 071. 
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4 Watson, Elmo Scott THE ILLINOIS WESLEYAN STORY 1850-1950
Bloomington, ILL.: Illinois Wesleyan University Press, 1950 First edition. Hardcover. Mildly bumped corner tips, and two light bumps to the lower shelf edges, else near fine in green cloth with spine and cover titles gilt; no dust jacket. 
A centenary history of the prestigious university, which was on the border of the frontier when it was founded in 1850. 276 pages; appendices, notes, and an index. Illustrated with photographic plates. 
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