Titles in the Lakeside Classic Series
Arranged by date of publication.


Some Background Information on the Lakeside Classics


The collection of Lakeside Classics are the longest, continuously running series of Americana.  Every year since 1903 their publisher, The Lakeside Press an imprint of R. R. Donnelley & Son, has produced these carefully bound books as Christmas gifts to their employees, stockholders, vendors and business associates.  The books in the series have never been sold by R. R. Donnelley, so their sale only occurs when the books have entered the secondary market.

Until recently the aim had been to reproduce a book which has been long out of print, extremely uncommon and only known to historians of the early West.   Additionally, the book had to cover a subject matter which provides the reader with an accurate, first person narrative of events, times or places of the pioneering period of the U.S.   All of the books in the series have been produced in a 16mo format with a uniform depth.   With only a few exceptions, the volumes are roughly the same width as the publisher changed the weight of the paper employed to make appropriate adjustments.

Every twenty-five years the color of the binding has changed.   From 1903 to 1927 the publisher used a dark green cloth to cover the boards (now often referred to as the "greenies".)  From 1928 to 1952 there was a red cloth covering; from 1953 to 1977 a dark blue cloth was employed; from 1978 to 2002 a dark brown cloth was employed. In December of 2003 the publishers again changed the cloth binding to a blue turqoise color to mark the 101st year of Lakeside Classics.   All have gilt text stamping on the spine and the front boards have always shown the then current seal for the Lakeside Press.

Reliable sources have informed us that The Lakeside Press produced approximately 1,000 copies of the 1903 edition.  However, for the years 1904 through 1910 the number of printings was reduced to approximately 600 copies for each year.  Reprints of only the first five books in the series were produced for sale under the Reilly & Britton Company imprint.  They were printed and bound in the same format by The Lakeside Press but released under the general heading of the Patriotic Classics.

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  • The Autobiography of Benjamin FranklinThe Autobiography of Benjamin FranklinRoll over Image to expandThe Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Franklin, Benjamin, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1903. First thus. Near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt borders on the front board, gilt text on the spine with only hints of rubbing at the lower corners of the heel of the spine and with the top edge of the text block gilt. The contents are clean, tight and free of any prior ownership markings of any kind. There is what may be a partial, one inch dampness stain on the front board with only become apparent with the front board is manipulated just right in relation to the light. This is the first Lakeside Classic which was issued at Christmas time in 1903 and is quite uncommon. Without doubt, this is one of the nicest copies of this title I have seen! The gilt text on the spine and front board is clean, crisp and free of any tarnish.
    TB32682  $850.00



  • Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents ofInaugural Addresses of the Presidents ofRoll over Image to expandInaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States from Washington to Lincoln by Cheney, John Vance (Editor), Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1904. First thus. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with a gilt Lakeside logo and borders on the front board and bright gilt text on the spine which is just a touch off in brightness. The top edge of the text block is gilt. The contents are clean and tight with no damage or prior ownership markings other than those mentioned below. There is a long, multi-party gift inscription in pencil on the first free end page signed by five individuals. The second Lakeside Classic issued at Christmas time in 1904 which is now considered the most difficult copy to locate in collectible condition. 299 pages including the Constitution of the United States. An extremely tight, clean and handsome copy; in fact one of the nicest copies of the 1904 edition that we have ever see!
    TB32644  $3000.00



  • Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents ofInaugural Addresses of the Presidents ofRoll over Image to expandInaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States from Johnson to Roosevelt by Cheney, John Vance (Editor), Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1905. First thus. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt borders and the classic gilt Lakeside Press logo on the front board and gilt text on the spine with no rubbing or wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. The gilt text and decorations are extremely bright and clean and free of any tarnish and are free from any scratching or rubbing. The contents are absolutely clean and tight with no prior ownership markings of any kind. This is the smallest of the Lakeside Classics in terms of width being only 125 pages. The third Lakeside Classic issued at Christmas time in 1905 and illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Theodore Roosevelt from a black and white photograph which is protected by a printed tissue guard. Quite uncommon and seldom seen in such nice condition. A delightfully bright and clean copy!
    TB32683  $800.00



  • Fruits of SolitudeFruits of SolitudeRoll over Image to expandFruits of Solitude by Penn, William, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1906. First thus. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt decorations and borders on the front board and gilt text stamping on the spine with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine rubbed and with scuffing to the cloth over and above the gilt text reading "The Lakeside Press". The Lakeside Press logo and gilt borders on the front board are very bright and crisp while the gilt text on the spine is somewhat tarnished. Signed and inscribed on the fly title page by Thomas E. Donnelley. This is the smallest of the Lakeside Classics in terms of both weight and width being only 130 pages (129 numbered). The full title reads: "Fruits of Solitude Reflections and Maxims Relating to the Conduct of Human Life." The fourth Lakeside Classic issued at Christmas time in 1906. It is considered by many collectors as either the first or second most difficult copy to obtain in this series. The book was first published in England anonymously in 1693. According to the introductory notes by John Vance Cheney in this volume "two editions and a reprint were published the same year." The Lakeside Press used an eleventh edition of the title printed in Philadelphia in 1794 as the foundation for this copy. A very handsome, clean and collectible copy!
    TB32677  $2000.00



  • Memorable American Speeches I The ColonialMemorable American Speeches I The ColonialRoll over Image to expandMemorable American Speeches I The Colonial Period by Cheney, John Vance (Editor), Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1907. First thus. Very near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt borders on the front board, with the top edge in gilt and gilt text on the spine with only a hint of rubbing at the head and heel of the spine and at the . upper and lower tips of the boards The gilt decorations and text are bright and clearly seen on both the spine and front board. The fifth Lakeside Classic from Christmas, 1907. 302 pages with a frontispiece of Patrick Henry with a printed tissue guard. Overall, a very handsome copy of an extremely uncommon, early Lakeside Classic.
    TB32678  $1200.00



  • Memorable American Speeches II Democracy andMemorable American Speeches II Democracy andRoll over Image to expandMemorable American Speeches II Democracy and Nationality by Cheney, John Vance (Editor), Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1908. First thus. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with a gilt border and logo on the front board and gilt text on the spine. The top edge of the text block is gilt. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine are very slightly rubbed. The gilt text on the spine is slightly tarnished and the "M" and part of the "O" in the word "Memorable" as well as the "M" in "American" are damaged from some form of accident. The gilt borders and decorations on the front board remain bright and clean. but remain easy to read. The contents are clean, tight in the binding and without any foxing, tanning or prior ownership markings. 237 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Daniel Webster. The sixth Lakeside Classic from Christmas, 1908. An extremely uncommon volume in the series and one which remains in collectible condition.
    TB32679  $850.00



  • Memorable American Speeches III SlaveryMemorable American Speeches III SlaveryRoll over Image to expandMemorable American Speeches III Slavery by Cheney, John Vance (Editor), Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1909. First thus. Near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with a gilt border on the front board and gilt text on the spine which is quite bright and free of tarnish as are the logo and borders on the front board. The contents are tight, clean and completely free of any prior ownership markings of any kind. Overall, an extremely handsome and collectable copy of a very uncommon early edition in the Lakeside Classic series. The seventh Lakeside Classic from Christmas, 1909. 309 pages of text with a frontispiece portrait of Wendell Phillips from a black and white photograph which is protected by a printed tissue guard. Truly, one of the best copies of this title I have seen to date.
    TB32680  $900.00



  • Memorable American Speeches III SlaveryMemorable American Speeches III SlaveryRoll over Image to expandMemorable American Speeches III Slavery by Cheney, John Vance (Editor), Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1909. First thus. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with a gilt border on the front board and gilt text on the spine. The gilt text on the spine is tarnished, but the gilt text and borders on the front board are bright and clean. The cloth at the head of the spine is slightly worn and showing a thread or two. Signed, dated "Xmas 1909" and inscribed to "William V. Kelley" by T. E. Donnelley on the front paste down. The seventh Lakeside Classic from Christmas, 1909. 309 pages of text. Despite its minor shortcomings, this remains a collectable copy of a very uncommon early edition in the Lakeside Classic series.
    TB32708  $850.00



  • Memorable American Speeches IV. Secession, WarMemorable American Speeches IV. Secession, WarRoll over Image to expandMemorable American Speeches IV. Secession, War, Reconstruction by Cheney, John Vance (Editor), Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1910. First thus. Very near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt borders and logo on the front board and gilt text on the spine with the top edge of the text block gilt. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine shows very light rubbing. The gilt decorations and text on the spine and front board are very slightly tarnished. There is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. The rear board has been professionally re-colored to cover scuffing and nicking. A handsome, tight and clean very collectible copy. The eighth Lakeside Classic from Christmas, 1910 and rather uncommon. 301 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece of Abraham Lincoln from an engraving.
    TB32681  $800.00



  • The Autobiography of Gurdon Saltonstall HubbardThe Autobiography of Gurdon Saltonstall HubbardRoll over Image to expandThe Autobiography of Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard by Hubbard, Gurdon, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1911. First thus. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and gilt borders and the gilt logo of the publisher on the front board. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine are rubbed and worn and with several short closed tears to the cloth. There is a narrow 2 inch long white scuff mark to the right of the logo on the front board. The gilt text on the spine is tarnished. The contents are clean and free of any prior ownership markings. The ninth Lakeside Classic from Christmas, 1911. The book is a reprinting of the author's original diary which first appeared in print in 1888 for only the immediate friends and family of Hubbard. It provides a unique history of the Northwest.
    TB32703  $350.00



  • Reminiscences of Early ChicagoReminiscences of Early ChicagoRoll over Image to expandReminiscences of Early Chicago by McIlvaine, Mabel, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1912. First thus. Near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with a gilt border on the front board and gilt text on the spine. The gilt text on the spine and the gilt decorations on the front board are bright, clean and easily seen. The cloth on the front board is faintly marred with the nibbling of silver fish and there is a prior owner's attractive book plate on the front paste down; otherwise, there are no other prior ownership markings of any kind and with light foxing to the rough cut fore edge of the text block. The tenth Lakeside Classic issued during the Christmas season of 1912. This book contains narratives from visitors to Chicago as early as 1834 when it was a village. 174 pages and illustrated with a frontispiece. A very collectible copy.
    TB30336  $275.00



  • Reminiscences of Chicago During the FortiesReminiscences of Chicago During the FortiesRoll over Image to expandReminiscences of Chicago During the Forties and Fifties by McIlvaine, Mabel, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1913. First thus. Near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with a gilt border and logo on the front board and gilt text text on the spine. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is very slightly rubbed. The gilt text on the spine is only very, very slightly tarnished. There are no prior ownership markings of any kind. The eleventh Lakeside Classic issued in 1913 and rather uncommon.
    TB32736  $300.00



  • Reminiscences of Chicago During the CivilReminiscences of Chicago During the CivilRoll over Image to expandReminiscences of Chicago During the Civil War by McIlvaine, Mabel, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1914. First thus. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with a gilt border on the front board and gilt text on the spine with light rubbing of the cloth at the head of the spine and a number of white scratches to the cloth on the front board. The gilt decorations and text on the spine are just slightly tarnished. Still a nice clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind. The book contains first person narratives dealing with the period of time just prior to and during the early part of the Civil War. The twelfth Lakeside Classic from Christmas, 1914. An early Lakeside Classic which is fast becoming more difficult to find in collectable condition.
    TB28910  $375.00



  • The Autobiography of Benjamin FranklinThe Autobiography of Benjamin FranklinRoll over Image to expandThe Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Franklin, Benjamin, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1915. Lakeside Classic Reprint. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt borders on the front board and with some minor spots of rubbing to the rear board and only minor hints of rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and at the fore corners of the boards. The gilt decorations and text remain very bright and readable. This is the 1915 reprint of the famous first Lakeside Classic which was originally issued at Christmas time in 1903. This printing was "complimentary to the members of the eleventh annual convention, the associated advertising clubs of the world: Chicago, June 20-24, 1915". A very clean, tight and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27888  $250.00



  • Reminiscences of Chicago During the GreatReminiscences of Chicago During the GreatRoll over Image to expandReminiscences of Chicago During the Great Fire by McIlvaine, Mabel, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1915. First thus. Near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with a gilt Lakeside Press logo and border on the front board and gilt text on the spine and with the top edge of the text block gilt. The gilt text on the spine remains bright and clean. The only flaw with this copy is the fold-out frontispiece has a ragged forward edge which does not impact on the image of the aftermath of the fire. The fold-out illustration of the city after the fire is in place and as stated above has minor wear. The fold-out map following page 36 is present and is in perfect condition. A very scarce early Lakeside Classic in excellent condition with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB32704  $400.00



  • Life of Black HawkLife of Black HawkRoll over Image to expandLife of Black Hawk by Quaife, Milo Milton, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1916. First thus. Near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with a gilt seal and border on the front board and gilt text on the spine all of which is very bright and readable. There is a slight bump to the cloth over the spine most likely due to binding error from a folded spine lining. The 14th Lakeside Classic issued at Christmas time of 1916. The fold-out map following page 32 is present and in perfect condition. A splendid copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28431  $350.00



  • The Indian Captivity of O. MThe Indian Captivity of O. MRoll over Image to expandThe Indian Captivity of O. M. Spencer by Quaife, Milo Milton, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1917. First thus. Near fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, a gilt top edge to the text block and gilt borders and publisher's logo on the front board. The gilt on the spine remains quite bright and free of tarnish. There is only a hint of rubbing to the cloth at the head of the spine. The Lakeside Classic release of 1917 edited by Milo Milton Quaife. With a tipped-in fold-out map after page 66 of the area which is now the state of Ohio. That map is in perfect condition. The second free end page is signed "With the complements of Thomas E. Donnelley". 188 pages with index, text, map and a frontispiece illustration of Fort Washington. A very handsome, clean and tight copy without any prior ownership markings.
    TB32688  $225.00



  • Pictures of Illinois One Hundred YearsPictures of Illinois One Hundred YearsRoll over Image to expandPictures of Illinois One Hundred Years Ago by Quaife, Milo Milton, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1918. First thus. Very near fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt decorations and with a gilt top edge to the text block. The gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board is very bright and clean. The 16th volume in the Lakeside Classic series which was released at Christmastime in 1917. The second free end page is signed and inscribed "With the kind regards of Thomas E. Donnelley" the then president of R. R. Donnelley & Sons. This edition provides three eye-witness accounts of the early history of Illinois. 186 pages including an index, appendix, text and illustrated with a frontispiece engraving. A beautiful, tight and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB32701  $225.00



  • A Womans Story of Pioneer IllinoisA Womans Story of Pioneer IllinoisRoll over Image to expandA Woman's Story of Pioneer Illinois by Quaife, Milo Milton, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1919. First thus. Fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, a gilt top edge to the text block with gilt text and decoration and borders on the front board. The gilt text on the spine is quite clear and very readable and the gilt borders and decorations on the front board are bright and free of tarnish. The 17th volume in the Lakeside Classic series which was released in 1919. The book reprints "The Memoirs of Christina Holmes Tillson" which was originally only circulated to her family and her close friends and describes her life in early Illinois. A very handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28918  $250.00



  • The Conquest of The IllinoisThe Conquest of The IllinoisRoll over Image to expandThe Conquest of The Illinois by Clark, George Rogers, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1920. First thus. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt borders on the front board and gilt text on the spine. The gilt text on the spine and front board remains very bright and clean. The 18th volume in the Lakeside Classic series issued in 1920 The second free end page is signed and inscribed "With the compliments of Thomas E. Donnelley" the then president of R. R. Donnelley & Sons. A reprint of the journal of George Rogers Clark. The original journal kept by the older brother of William Clark (of Lewis & Clark fame) was difficult to read due to his own brand of spelling and punctuation. A beautiful copy with no flaws and no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB32693  $200.00



  • Alexander Henrys Travels and AdventuresAlexander Henrys Travels and AdventuresRoll over Image to expandAlexander Henry's Travels and Adventures by Henry, Alexander, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1921. First thus. Very near fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt top edge with only hints of rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. The gilt text on the spine is slightly tarnished, but very bright and clean on the front board. There are no prior ownership markings of any kind in this copy. A Lakeside Classic release of 1921. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. With a tipped-in fold-out map. First published in New York in 1809 under the title Travels and Adventures in Canada and the Indian Territories between the years 1760 and 1776.
    TB32692  $200.00



  • John Longs Voyages and Travels inJohn Longs Voyages and Travels inRoll over Image to expandJohn Long's Voyages and Travels in the Years 1768-1788 by Quaife, Milo Milton, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1922. First thus. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt borders on the front board, gilt text on the spine which is very bright and clean and a gilt top edge to the text block. The Lakeside Classic release of 1922. The fold-out map is in place and in near fine condition due to two unnecessary creases and two short closed tears at the upper edge of the top margin which have been repaired on its verso side with archival tape. The second free end page is signed and inscribed "With the compliments of Thomas E. Donnelley" the then president of R. R. Donnelley & Sons. Originally published in London in 1791 this volume reprints the narratives of Long who spent many years in his youth living with Indians. His journals describe his adventures traveling through Canada and the Great Lakes region. A beautiful copy and free from any markings, names or notations.
    TB32694  $150.00



  • Adventures of the First Settlers onAdventures of the First Settlers onRoll over Image to expandAdventures of the First Settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River by Ross, Alexander, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1923. First thus. Near fine in decorated dark green cloth covered boards with the top edge of the text block in gilt with the gilt text stamping on the spine and front board very clean and bright. There are no prior ownership names, markings or inscriptions in this copy. A Lakeside Classic issued in 1923 edited with an historical introduction and notes by Milo Milton Quaife. The original publication of this book was printed in England in 1849. In the words of the editor, Ross' book provides "a clear and readable account of this interesting phase of the history of our Pacific Northwest...." 388 pages including an index, text and the fold-out map preceding the title page. The map is in perfect condition.
    TB32689  $130.00



  • The Fur Hunters of the FarThe Fur Hunters of the FarRoll over Image to expandThe Fur Hunters of the Far West by Ross, Alexander, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1924. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with slightly tarnished gilt text on the spine and bright gilt decorations on the front board, a gilt top edge to the text block. The cloth at the corners of the head and heel of the spine is worn and a bit rubbed as are the tips of the boards. The front upper board tip is bumped with the cloth worn through. The 22nd volume in the Lakeside Classic series issued in 1924. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. A continuation of the narratives started with the volume of 1923 which was titled: Adventures of the First Settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River. Illustrated with a frontispiece of a view of Fort Nez Perces.
    TB31253  $100.00



  • The Southwestern Expedition of Zebulon MThe Southwestern Expedition of Zebulon MRoll over Image to expandThe Southwestern Expedition of Zebulon M. Pike by Quaife, Milo Milton, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1925. First thus. Near fine in green cloth covered boards with clean and bright gilt decorations on the front board and the text on the spine is only very slightly tarnished. The cloth at the corners of the spine are lightly rubbed. The fold-out map is in place before page 3 and is in fine condition. The 23rd volume in the Lakeside Classic series for 1925. First published in 1810 by C. & A. Conrad & Co of Philadelphia. Zebulon Pike's narration of the expedition he lead through the southwestern parts of the Louisiana Purchase in 1806-1807. A very bright, tight and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB32544  $150.00



  • The Commerce of the Prairies byThe Commerce of the Prairies byRoll over Image to expandThe Commerce of the Prairies by Josiah Gregg by Quaife, Milo Milton, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1926. First thus. Fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with gilt decorations to the front board and the top edge of the text block gilt. There is a unobtrusive bump to the upper edge of the front board. The Lakeside Classic release of 1926. Following ten years on the Santa Fe trail, Josiah Gregg first published this book in two volumes in 1844 when it was released in London and New York simultaneously. 343 pages including an index, text and illustrated with a frontispiece and a three color, fold-out map which shows no wear or damage. A narration of the frontier west and a classic in the study of trade taking place along the Santa Fe Trail.
    TB32531  $135.00



  • Death Valley in 49Death Valley in 49Roll over Image to expandDeath Valley in '49 by Manly, William L., Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1927. First thus. Very good+ in green cloth covered boards with a gilt top edge with cloth at the head of the spine rubbed and worn with two extremely short (1/32") closed tears. The gilt text on the spine is very slightly tarnished, but the gilt decorations and publisher's logo bright and clean on the front board. There is a four inch long scratch to the lower edge of the front board. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. With a tipped-in fold-out map preceding page 3 which is in unmarked and free of any flaws. Laid-in at the front of this copy is compliments of the season business card from Thomas E. Donnelley the then president of R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company of Chicago. First published in book form in 1894 under the title Death Valley in '49 The autobiography of a Pioneer. The 25th volume in the Lakeside Classic series issued in 1927 and the last to appear in a dark green binding.
    TB32698  $125.00



  • Narrative of the Texan Santa FeNarrative of the Texan Santa FeRoll over Image to expandNarrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition by Kendall, George Wilkins, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1929. First thus. Very good- in decorated red cloth covered boards with gilt top edge and faded gilt text stamping on the spine. The cloth at the corners of the head and heel of the spine is rubbed as are the tips of the boards. Without a dust jacket as none was issued. A Lakeside Classic release of 1929. With the fold-out map, preceding page 3, which is in fine condition. Originally issued in a two volume set in 1844 and consisted of 900 pages. It was reprinted in 1846 by Harper. This volume is somewhat less wordy, the editors having deleted the text regarding soils, climate, etc. in Mexico. 585 pages.
    TB27284  $45.00



  • Wau-Bun The \Wau-Bun The \Roll over Image to expandWau-Bun The "Early Day" in the North-West by Kinzie, Mrs. John H., Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1932. First thus. Very good in decorated red cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and front board and a gilt top edge to the text block. The cloth on the spine shows rubbing and wear at the corners of the head and heel and the end sheets show very minor foxing due to the glues used in binding. There is also a narrow black ink stain at the base of the spine most likely caused during the printing and binding process. The gilt text on the spine is slightly faded. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. A Lakeside Classic issued in 1932. The original publication of this book was printed in 1856 with a number of editions printed thereafter. 609 pages including an index.
    TB31339  $40.00



  • A True Picture of EmigrationA True Picture of EmigrationRoll over Image to expandA True Picture of Emigration by Quaife, Milo Milton, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1936. First thus. Very good+ in decorated red cloth covered boards with a gilt top edge to the text block and gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. The gilt text on the spine is slightly tarnished and faded and the end sheets are foxed a reaction with the glues used in binding. The fore edge of the text block shows modest foxing. A Lakeside Classic release of 1936. With the fold-out map present following page 42 in fine condition. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. Originally published anonymously in England in 1848 as a pamphlet, it describes the life of a woman and her family who left England in 1831 to settle in "the wilds of western Illinois."
    TB31348  $35.00



  • The Border and the BuffaloThe Border and the BuffaloRoll over Image to expandThe Border and the Buffalo by Cook, John R., Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1938. First thus. Very good+ in decorated red cloth covered boards with a gilt top edge to the text block and with the gilt text on the spine and on the front board. The cloth on the spine is only slightly faded and there is light rubbing to the cloth at the corners of the head of the spine. The end sheets also show foxing in the hinge areas due to a reaction with the glue used in binding. A Lakesides Classic released in the Christmas season of 1938. 480 pages including an index and illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author. Originally published in 1907 and sub-titled: An Untold Story of the Southwest Plains. It records the disappearance of the Buffalo on the high plains and the development of the west. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife, secretary of The Burton Historical Collection.
    TB31340  $45.00



  • Vanished Arizona Recollections of My ArmyVanished Arizona Recollections of My ArmyRoll over Image to expandVanished Arizona Recollections of My Army Life by Summerhayes, Martha, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1939. First thus. Near fine in decorated red cloth covered boards with a gilt top edge to the text block. The gilt text on the spine is quite bright and very clean. The front and rear paste downs are foxed due to a reaction with the glue used in binding. The Lakeside Classic release for 1939. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. The original of this title was first published in 1908 in Philadelphia and reprinted with some additional material in 1911. It is the narrative of young wife of an Army lieutenant stationed in Arizona in the 1870's. 335 pages including an index. Illustrated with a fold-out map which precedes the first page of text and several photographic plates. A very handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB31818  $50.00



  • War on the DetroitWar on the DetroitRoll over Image to expandWar on the Detroit by de Boucherville, Thomas Vercheres, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1940. First thus. Near fine in decorated red cloth covered boards with a gilt top edge to the text block and with light rubbing to the cloth at the corners of the heel of the spine. The gilt text stamping on the spine remains clear and bright. A Lakeside Classic release of 1940 with a fold-out map before the historical introductory page and a second map following the same. There is a prior owner's name in pencil on the first free end page. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. A reprinting of the journal Thomas Vercheres de Boucherville and a journal by James Foster titled: The Capitulation which deals with the War of 1812.
    TB31821  $50.00



  • Army Life in DakotaArmy Life in DakotaRoll over Image to expandArmy Life in Dakota by de Trobraind, Philippe Regis, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1941. First thus. Very good+ in decorated red cloth covered boards with a gilt top edge with light rubbing at the corners of the head and heel of the spine and with several very faint stains on the front board. The gilt text and decorations on the spine and front board are bright and untarnished; however, the publisher's name at the heel of the spine shows flecking of the gilt. The Lakeside Classic release of 1941. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife and translated from The French by George Francis Will. A narrative which takes place in the 1860's in the Upper Missouri area. 387 pages including an index, text and illustrations.
    TB27279  $35.00



  • The Western Country in the 17thThe Western Country in the 17thRoll over Image to expandThe Western Country in the 17th Century by Cadilac, Lamothe, and Pierre Liette, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1947. First thus. Near fine with the top edge of the text block in gilt with the boards covered in red cloth and with gilt text stamping on the spine. The text stamping is bright, clear and untarnished. Sub-titled: "The memoirs of Lamothe Cadillac and Pierre Liette". The memoir by Cadillac evidently was never published and the memoir of Liette was published in volume XXIII of the Illinois Historical Collections under the title "Memoir of De Gannes Concerning the Illinois Country" in 1934.
    TB30818  $30.00



  • Pictures of Gold Rush CaliforniaPictures of Gold Rush CaliforniaRoll over Image to expandPictures of Gold Rush California by Quaife, Milo Milton, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1949. First thus. Very good in red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and gilt decorations on the front board and with gilt to the top edge of the text block. With typed paper label adhered to the lower quarter of spine and the stamped name and address in red of a former owner on the front and rear end pages. The gilt text stamping on the spine is bright and untarnished. A collection of contemporary accounts which highlight the perils of overland travel to the gold fields of California. 383 pages of text.
    TB32019  $20.00



  • Absaraka The Home of the CrowsAbsaraka The Home of the CrowsRoll over Image to expandAbsaraka The Home of the Crows by Carrington, Margaret I., Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1950. First thus. Very good+ with the cloth at the head of the spine very faintly rubbed as are the tips of the boards. The top edge of the text block is gilt with the boards covered with dark red cloth and gilt text stamping and decorations on the spine. The gilt text on the spine is chipped, but remains readable, there is a long "L" shaped scratch on the front board and there is a prior owner's name and date on the first free end page This volume was originally published in 1868 and saw numerous modifications. This reprinting is based on the first edition which details the 1866 Carrington Expedition and its efforts to keep open the Bozeman Trail to Montana. With a full fold-out map which precedes the title page which is in fine shape. 354 pages including an index. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. A Lakeside Classic issued in 1950.
    TB25995  $40.00



  • The Siege of Detroit in 1763 by Quaife, Milo Milton, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1958. First edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and the top edge of the text block in gilt. The gilt text stamping on the spine remains bright and sharp. Sub-titled: "The Journal of Pontiac's Conspiracy and John Rutherfurd's Narrative of a Captivity." Laid-in is a "Compliments of the Season" card fro Nelson Stevens of R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company. The Lakeside Classic release of 1958. 289 pages including an index followed by a list of previous titles published in the series. Illustrated with a frontispiece, maps and reproductions of early photographs and contemporary art work.
    TB27285  $20.00



  • Outlines From the Outpost by Cooke, John Esten, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1961. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with a gilt top edge to the text block with a prior owner's name and date on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket as issued. Edited by Richard Harwell. This book was not previously published but is from the original manuscript Cooke was preparing for publication who served on the staff of J.E.B. Stuart during the Civil War. 413 pages including an index and a list of all previous title published in the Lakeside Classic series.
    TB28246  $20.00



  • Colorado Volunteers in New Mexico 1862 by Hollister, Ovando J., Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1962. First Edition, First printing. Fine in navy blue cloth covered boards with gilt top edge and gilt text stamping on the spine which remains bright and clean. Without a dust jacket as issued. Edited by Richard Harwell. This was the Lakeside Press' third book to appear dealing with the Civil War during their centennial commemoration of that event. 309 pages including a roster of officers and men, an index and followed by a list of the previously issued Lakeside Classics. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait, line drawings and a map.
    TB26477  $20.00



  • Dakota War Whoop by McConkey, Harriet Bishop, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1965. First thus. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations with a gilt top edge. The gilt text stamping and gilt decorations are clear and bright there is a very slight slant to the spine. A Lakesides Classic released in 1965. Sub-titled: Indian Massacres and War in Minnesota. Edited by Dale L. Morgan and consists of a personal narrative of the Sioux uprising of 1862 in Minnesota. It was first published in 1863. 391 pages including an index and followed by a list of the previously issued Lakeside Classics.
    TB25164  $20.00



  • Three Years in the Klondike by Lynch, Jeremiah, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1967. First thus. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with a gilt top edge to the text block. Edited by Dale L. Morgan. The Lakeside Classic for 1967. Laid-in is a complimentary gift card from Gaylord Donnelly of the R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company. This title was originally published in 1904 in London. 352 pages including an index followed by a listing of other titles previously published in this series.
    TB28241  $20.00



  • John D. Young and the Colorado Gold Rush by Smith, Dwight L., Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1969. First thus. Near fine with top edge gilt & boards covered with dark blue cloth with gilt text stamping on spine with slight rubbing to the covers. none issued. A Lakeside Classic issued in 1969. The book shows some slight foxing on the fore and bottom edges. From an unpublished manuscript titled: "A Trip to the gold regions of the Rocky Mountains in the summer of 1860" by John D. Young. Edited by Dwight L. Smith.
    TB12107  $20.00



  • A Frenchman in Lincoln's America (Vol. I) by de Hauranne, Ernest Duvergi, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1974. First thus. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and front board with a gilt top edge to the text block. The Lakeside Classic release of 1974. The first English publication of the Journal and letters of the author's eight month travels through the US at the start of the Civil War. 525 pages including an index followed by a list of previous titles published in the series.
    TB32134  $30.00



  • A Frontier Doctor by Hoyt, Henry F., Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1979. First thus. Fine in dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations with a gilt top edge. Without a dust jacket as issued. Originally published in 1929 by Houghton-Mifflin. The Lakeside Classic release of 1979. 518 pages including an index and list of previous titles published in the Lakeside Classic series.
    TB31435  $25.00



  • Autobiography of an English Soldier in the U. S. Army by Ballentine, George, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1986. First thus. Fine in dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt text & decorations and with a gilt top edge. The Lakeside Classic release of 1986. Edited by William H. Goetzmann. This book provides a first-hand account of a Scottish private in the US Army during the invasion of Mexico in 1846. 354 pages including an index and a list of the previously published titles in the Lakeside Classic series.
    TB25034  $20.00



  • Westward Journeys by Applegate, Jesse A., Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1989. First thus. Fine with top edge gilt w/ boards covered with dark brown cloth with gilt text stamping. The Lakeside Classic release of 1989. Without a dust jacket as issued. The unpublished memoirs of Jesse A. Applegate and Lavinia Honeyman Porter each of whom traveled the Overland Trail. This volume contains a number of reproductions of engravings, drawings and period photographs.
    TB25772  $20.00



  • Narrative of My Captivity Among The Sioux Indians by Kelly, Fanny, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1990. First edition. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text & decorations and with a gilt top edge. Still contained within the publisher's original shrink wrap protection. The Lakeside Classic release of 1990 which reprints with modifications the original narrative of 1872 by the author who was a member of a wagon train which was attacked by a band of Oglala Sioux Indians in 1864 in Wyoming. The author was taken captive and spent five months in harrowing captivity much of which was spent in both Montana and Dakota Territories. The original version of this book was published in 1872 in Toronto. 359 pages including an index, text and a colored map outlining the route of Fanny Kelly's wagon train and captivity with the Sioux Indians in 1864.
    TB25005  $20.00



  • A Texas Ranger by Jennings, N. A., Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1992. First thus. Fine in dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt text & decorations with a gilt top edge. The Lakeside Classic release of 1992. Edited by Ben Procter,
    TB22375  $20.00



  • My Life East and West by Hart, William S., Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1994. First thus. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. as issued. The autobiograhpy of Williams S. Hart which was originally published in 1929. This is the first reprinting of the book.
    TB09367  $20.00



  • The Logbook of the Captain's Clerk by Sewall, John S., Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1995. First edition. Fine in decorated dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt decorations and a gilt top edge to the text block. Still within the publisher's original shrink wrap. The Lakeside Classic release of 1995. Sub-titled: Adventures in the China Sea. The first book in the series to begin to explore the narratives of Americans to travel outside of the borders of the US.
    TB15052  $20.00



  • Fighting the Flying Circus by Rickenbacker, Capt. Edward V., Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1997. First thus. Fine in decorated dark brown cloth covered boards with a gilt top edge and with gilt text on the spine and gilt decorations on the front board. Without a dust jacket as issued. Within the publisher's original shrink wrap. With a forward by Laurence La Tourette Driggs and edited by W. David Lewis. Based on the 1918 diary written by Captain Edward Rickenbacker with some of the modifications made by the ghost writer, Laurence La Tourette Driggs.
    TB25010  $20.00



  • Revolutionary Days by Cantacuzene, Princess Julia, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1999. First thus. Fine in decorated brown cloth covered boards with a gilt top edge. The Lakeside Classic release of 1999. Within the publisher's original shrink wrap. Edited by Terence Emmons. The author, originally an American, married a Russian Prince in 1899 then moved to that country for the next 18 years to raise her family. This is her account of the Russian Revolution.
    TB15381  $20.00



  • From The Deep Woods To Civilization by Eastman, Charles Alexander, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 2001. First thus. Fine in decorated brown cloth covered boards with a gilt top edge contained within the publisher's original shrinkwrap. A Lakeside Classic release of 2001. Contained within the publisher's original shrink-wrap protection. The full title reads: "From The Deep Woods To Civilization Including Excerts from Indian Boyhood" by Charles Alexander Eastman and edited by A. LaVonne Brown Ruoff. 333 pages followed by a full listing of the Lakeside Classics.
    TB25015  $20.00



  • Narrative Of The Coronado Expedition by de Castaneda of Nejera, Pedro, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 2002. First by the Lakeside Press. Near fine in dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations stamped on the spine and on the front board and with a gilt top edge to the text block. With a 1/4" area of soiling at both ends of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. Within the publisher's original shrink wrap. This is the "Centennial Edition" of the Lakeside Classics which commemorates the 138th year of the Lakeside Press and the 100th anniversary of the start of the Lakeside Classics. This is the first volume published by the Lakeside Press as a dual-language edition. It is printed in the author's native language, Spanish on the verso of the pages and on the recto of the pages the text is printed in English. The publisher's preface also contains a unique review of the first one hundred years of the Lakeside Classics to include two full color pages showing the different bindings used for each of the four series produced to date. A long anticipated and most welcome note appears in this preface with the statement that the publisher's are looking forward to the start of the fifth series with the publication of the 101st title in 2003. This is a first person narrative of the Corondado expedition of 1540 to 1542 through what are now the Spanish and American States of Sinaloa, Sonora, Jaja, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. 421 pages including and index and illustrated with a two page color frontispiece, 12 color plates, two color maps and several black and white illustrations.
    TB26505  $20.00



  • The Life of Olaudah Equiano by Brooks, Joanna (Editor), Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 2004. First thus. Fine in blue-green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt borders on the boards and with decorated end papers and a gilt top edge to the text block. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book remains incased in the publisher's original shrink wrap. "The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African, Written by Himself." The Lakeside Classic edition for 2004. 406 pages of text which includes a list of the Lakeside Classics published as of this date which is followed by two pages of image credits. Illustrated with 58 engravings (some in color) and maps. Originally written and published in 1789 in London the author, who experienced the horrors of slavery as a young boy, wanted to publish this book to help dismantle the practice of slavery.
    TB25828  $30.00



  • Inaugural Addresses Of The Presidents OfInaugural Addresses Of The Presidents OfRoll over Image to expandInaugural Addresses Of The Presidents Of The United States From W. H. Taft To G. W. Bush by Graff, Henry F. (Editor), Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 2005. First thus. Fine in blue-green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt borders on the boards and with decorated end papers and a gilt top edge to the text block. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book remains incased in the publisher's original shrink wrap. The Lakeside Classic edition for 2005. 392 pages of text which includes a list of the Lakeside Classics published as of this date which is followed by two pages of image credits. Illustrated with photographs (some of which are in color). A continuation of the Lakeside Classics of 1904 and 1905 which were devoted to the Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents.
    TB20825  $20.00



  • Twenty Years Before The MastTwenty Years Before The MastRoll over Image to expandTwenty Years Before The Mast by Erskine, Charles, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 2006. First thus. Fine in blue-green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt borders on the boards and with decorated end papers and a gilt top edge to the text block. Without a dust jacket as issued; but, the book remains protected in the publisher's original shrink wrap. The Lakeside Classic edition for 2006 edited by Thomas Philbrick. 382 pages of text including an index and a list of the Lakeside Classics published as of this date which is followed by two pages. of image credits. Illustrated with six pages of colored maps which highlight the exploration voyages taken by the author between 1838 and 1842 and reproductions of engravings and lithographs some of which are in color.
    TB25770  $20.00



  • Narratives of Barbary CaptivityNarratives of Barbary CaptivityRoll over Image to expandNarratives of Barbary Captivity by Cathcart, James Leander, Jonathan Cowdery and William Ray, Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 2007. First thus. Fine in blue-green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt borders on the boards and with decorated end papers and a gilt top edge to the text block. Without a dust jacket as issued. Still contained within the publisher's shrink wrap. The Recollections of James Leander Cathcart, Jonathan Cowdery, and William Ray. The Lakeside Classic edition for 2007. 322 pages of text including an index and a list of the Lakeside Classics published as of this date which is followed by two pages of image credits. Illustrated with 40 reproductions of engravings and lithographs some of which are in color.
    TB25825  $20.00



  • Plymouth Plantation Selections from the NarrativesPlymouth Plantation Selections from the NarrativesRoll over Image to expandPlymouth Plantation Selections from the Narratives of William Bradford and Edward Winslow by Philbrick, Thomas (Editor), Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 2009. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light green cloth covered boards with bright gilt text on the spine, gilt borders on the front and rear boards with the series logo on the front board, the top edge of the text block is gilt and the end sheets are decorated green paper. A 16mo measuring 6 3/4" by 4 1/4". Without a dust jacket as issued. Still contained within the publisher's shrink wrap. 308 pages containing a list of all Lakeside Classics published prior to the release of this publication. Illustrated with a color frontispiece portrait of Edward Winslow, a two page color map of Cape Cod and Cape Cod Bay and a number of reproductions of contemporary works of art. The 107th volume in the longest running collection of series Americana.
    TB28007  $20.00



  • Narratives Of The San Francisco EarthquakeNarratives Of The San Francisco EarthquakeRoll over Image to expandNarratives Of The San Francisco Earthquake And Fire Of 1906 by Lotchin, , Roger W. (Editor), Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 2011. First Edition. Fine in blue-green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine, gilt borders on the front and rear boards and a gilt company logo on the front board with green printed end sheets. A 16mo measuring 6 3/4" by 4 1/4" with upper and lower headbands and with the top edge of the text block gilt. Still contained within the publisher's shrink wrap. 306 pages including an index followed by a page of image credits. Illustrated with 57 plates or pictures within the text several of which are in color. This title is the 109th volume in the longest running collection of series Americana. A compilation of first person narratives documenting the horror, anguish, fear and courage of that tragic event gathered from news magazines and personal stories.
    TB31831  $30.00






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