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Saw It on eBay: 1890s Book of Joliet Lithographs

The seller has started the auction for the hard-cover book at $9.99; bidding ends Feb. 24.

Sometime back in the 1890s, someone had the thought to put together a "Souvenir Book of Joliet, Ill.," a hard-cover tome featuring lithographs of the Joliet's most important buildings of the time.

Was there a reason or an event behind issuing the book? Who knows? But what we do know is that one still exists, and it's being auctioned on eBay at a starting price of $9.99 (and, for a change, a perfectly reasonable shopping cost of $2.97).

The seller doesn't have much to say about the item. It shows some "some cover wear, spine chip," but otherwise is "excellent inside; 12 panels of city views."

If you more information or a closer look at the photos, click here. Bidding ends Feb. 24.

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