Complete set of Lakeside Press Classics - 75 Volumes


 

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Heading: (Lakeside Classics)
Title: Seventy-five volumes from the Lakeside Classics series
Place Published: Chicago
Publisher:Lakeside Press, R.R. Donnelley & Sons
Date Published: 1903-1977


Description:


The first 75 titles. Variously illustrated with maps, portraits and facsimiles. (12mo), original green, red, or blue cloth, spines gilt-lettered, top edges gilt. First Lakeside Press Editions. This collection is in very good condition showing very little sign of wear. 

Extensive collection of Lakeside Press Classics, a complete run of the first 75 titles issued, from 1903-1977. These volumes were given as gifts to friends and employees of the Lakeside Press at Christmastime. Lakeside Press is exceptionally important in American printing history, being instrumental in the development of inexpensive paperbacks and of high speed printing. Their manifesto is printed in the introduction to the first volume in this series: "The entire production of this book type-setting, electrotyping, binding, and even ink-making--was made possible by the complete facilities of the plant," and asserts that machine-made books are not a crime against art, because they are useful and progressive. Fittingly, the first book in the series is The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. This set includes that 1903 first book, as well as the other early books in the series, such as histories of early Chicago, captivity narratives, frontier accounts, western exploration, etc. The series has continued to this day with the 114th title published in 2016 - all of which we have listed on this website.

The 1904 Lakeside Classic "Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States From Washington to Lincoln" is by far the most valuable book in the collection and the most rarest.  The 1904 is highly sought after by not only Lakeside Classic Collectors but also Washington & Lincoln Collectors. Over the years, the 1904 lakeside classic has demanded a price tag of $3,000.00 -to- $3,500.00 by itself.  The 1904 is a very difficult book to find and often times is the  last book a collector will add to their collection which may take several years to find.  This collection is one of the best collections I've seen as it relates to condition the one to have and will only increase in value over the years. 

There are other sets out there for sale as much as $12,500.00 but nothing like this one. DONT MISS IT.

 NOTE: The second copy of the "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" is the 1915 reprint copy done for the bank of Chicago.  This is yet another great addition to this collection.  If you would like more pictures or details about this set please let me know.  As I mentioned above - the 1904 is a very rare book and is well worth $3,000.00 by itself.  The 1906 is the second hardest book to find and usually will sell between $1,800.00 and $2,000.00 in very good condition which these books are.  

Green Lakeside Press Classics Dated 1903 - 1927

  1. 1903 The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  2. 1904 Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States From Washington to Lincoln * Edited by John Vance Cheney - Value $3,000.00
  3. 1905 Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States From A.Johnson to T.Roosevelt * Edited by John Vance Cheney
  4. 1906 Fruits of Solitude by William Penn - Value $2,000.00
  5. 1907 Memorable American Speeches (I. The Colonial Period) * Edited by John Vance Cheney
  6. 1908 Memorable American Speeches (II. Democracy and Nationality * Edited by John Vance Cheney
  7. 1909 Memorable American Speeches (III. Slavery) * Edited by John Vance Cheney
  8. 1910 Memorable American Speeches (IV. Secession, War, Reconstruction) * Edited by John Vance Cheney
  9. 1911 The Autobiography of Gurdon (Saltonstall Hubbard) * Introduction by Caroline M. McIlvaine
  10. 1912 Reminiscences of Early Chicago * Introduction by Mabel McIlvaine
  11. 1913 Reminiscences of Chicago During the Forties and Fifties * Introduction by Mabel McIlvain
  12. 1914 Reminiscences of Chicago During the Civil War * Introduction by Mabel McIlvaine
  13. 1915 Reminiscences of Chicago During the Great Fire * Introduction by Mabel McIlvaine
  14. 1915 The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin - Reprint
  15. 1916 Life of Black Hawk * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  16. 1917 The Indian Captivity of O.M. Spencer * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  17. 1918 Pictures of Illinois One Hundred Years Ago * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  18. 1919 A Woman's Story of Pioneer Illinois (by Christiana Holmes Tillson) * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  19. 1920 The Conquest of the Illinois (by George Rogers Clark) * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  20. 1921 Alexander Henry's Travels and Adventures in the Years 1760-1776 * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  21. 1922 John Long's Voyages and Travels in the Years 1768-1788 * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  22. 1923 Adventures of the First Settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River by Alexander Ross * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  23. 1924 The Fur Hunters of the Far West (by Alexander Ross) * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  24. 1925 The Southwestern Expedition of Zebulon M. Pike * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  25. 1926 Commerce of the Prairies (by Josiah Gregg) * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  26. 1927 Death Valley in '49 (by William L. Manly)* Edited by Milo Milton Quaife


Red Lakeside Press Classics Dated 1928 - 1952

  1. 1928 Bidwell's Echoes of the Past-Steels's In Camp and Cabin * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  2. 1929 Kendall's Texan Santa Fe Expedition * Historical Introduction by Milo Milton Quaif
  3. 1930 Pattie's Personal Narrative * Historical Introduction by Milo Milton Quaife
  4. 1931 Alexander Mackenzie's Voyage to the Pacific Ocean in 1793 * Historical Introduction by Milo Milton Quaife
  5. 1932 Wau-Bun, "Early Day" in the North-West by Mrs. John H. Kinzie * Historical Introduction by Milo Milton Quaife
  6. 1933 Forty Years a Fur Trader by Charles Larpenteur * Historical Introduction by Milo Milton Quaife
  7. 1934 Narrative of the Adventures of Zenas Leonard * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  8. 1935 Kit Carson's Autobiography * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  9. 1936 A True Picture of Emigration by Rebecca Burland * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  10. 1937 The Bark Covered House by William Nowlin * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  11. 1938 The Border and the Buffalo by John R. Cook * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  12. 1939 Vanished Arizona by Martha Summerhayes * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  13. 1940 War on the Detroit by Thomas Vercheres de Boucherville and James Foster * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  14. 1941 Army Life in Dakota by De Trobriand * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  15. 1942 The Early Day of Rock Island and Davenport by J.W. Spencer and J.M.D. Burrows * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  16. 1943 Six Years with the Texas Rangers by James B. Gillett * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  17. 1944 Growing up with Southern Illinois by Daniel Harmon Brush * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  18. 1945 A History of Illinois, I, by Gov. Thomas Ford * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  19. 1946 A History of Illinois, II, by Gov. Thomas Ford * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  20. 1947 The Western Country in the 17th Century by Lamothe Cadillac and Pierre Liette * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  21. 1948 Across the Plains in Forty-nine by Reuben Cole Shaw * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  22. 1949 Picture of Gold Rush California * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  23. 1950 Absaraka, Home of the Crows by Mrs. Margaret I. Carrington * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  24. 1951 The Truth about Geronimo by Britton Davis * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  25. 1952 My Life on the Plains by General George A. Custer * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife



Blue Lakeside Press Classics Dated 1953 - 1977

  1. 1953 Three Years Among the Indians and Mexicans by General Thomas James * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  2. 1954 A Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America by Gabriel Franchere * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  3. 1955 War-Path and Bivouac by John F. Finerty * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  4. 1956 Millford's Memoir by Louis Leclerc de Milford * Edited by John Francis McDermott
  5. 1957 Uncle Dick Wootton by Howard Louis Conard * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  6. 1958 The Siege of Detroit in 1763 * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  7. 1959 Among the Indians by Henry A. Boller * Edited by Milo Milton Quaife
  8. 1960 Hardtack and Coffee by John D. Billings * Edited by Richard Harwell
  9. 1961 Outlines from the Outpost by John Esten Cooke * Edited by Richard Harwell
  10. 1962 Colorado Volunteers in New Mexico, 1862 by Ovando J. Hollister * Edited by Richard Harwell
  11. 1963 Private Smith's Journal * Edited by Clyde C. Walton
  12. 1964 Two Views of Gettysburg by Sir. A.J.L. Fremantle and Frank Haskell * Edited by Richard Harwell
  13. 1965 Dakota War Whoop by Harriet E. Bishop McConkey * Edited by Dale L. Morgan
  14. 1966 Honolulu by Laura Fish Judd * Edited by Dale L. Morgan
  15. 1967 Three Years in the Klondike by Jeremiah Lynch * Edited by Dale L. Morgan
  16. 1968 Two Years' Residence on the English Prairie of Illinois by John Woods * Edited by Paul M. Angle
  17. 1969 John D. Young and the Colorado Gold Rush * Edited by Dwight L. Smith
  18. 1970 MY Experiences in the West by John S. Collins * Edited by Colton Storm
  19. 1971 Narratives of Colonial America, 1704 - 1765 * Edited by Howard H. Peckham
  20. 1972 Pioneers - by Noah Harris Letts and Thomas Allen Banning, 1825 - 1865 * Edited by Paul M. Angle
  21. 1973 Excursion Through America by Nicolaus Mohr * Edited by Ray Allen Billington
  22. 1974 A Frenchman in Lincoln's America, Volume I, by Ernest Duvergier de Hauranne * Edited by Ralph H. Bowen
  23. 1975 A Frenchman in Lincoln's America, Volume II, by Ernest Duvergier de Hauranne * Edited by Ralph H. Bowen
  24. 1976 Narratives of the American Revolution * Edited by Hugh F. Rankin
  25. 1977 Advocates and Adversaries by Robert R. Rose * Edited by Gene M. Gressley

 



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