Galena, IL: Works Progress Administration [Sponsored by The City of Galena], 1937. First edition. Softcover. 8vo. , 9-79,  pp. Blue paper wrappers printed in blue and gold. Illustrated with a frontispiece etching, several etched in-text and full-page designs, and around ten plates of duotone photographs at the end. A folding color map tipped in the rear. Part of the American Guide Series. Bruccoli B2. Compiled and written by Federal Writers' Project (Illinois) Works Progress Administration. Nelson Algren wrote eight chapters of this guide, including the section on U.S. Grant and the history of the town's economy. With interviews of the residents of Galena, and a blurb on the Native American burial grounds in the area. The history of Galena's mining and farming industries, and its natural history is also discussed. The guide has a brief history of Ulysses S. Grant and how he made his home in Galena. A historic guide to the legends, sights, and scenery of the charming town of Galena, IL. Very Good+. Item #000010042
A touch of sunning to the spine and minor foxing to the verso of the final leaf of photographs.