The South's Development, A Glimpse of the Past, the Facts of the Present, a Forecast of the Future: Fifty Years of Southern Progress.

Baltimore, MD: Manufacturers Record, 1924. First edition, published at Vol. LXXXVI, No. 24, Part II. Large 4to. 666 pp. [printed double-column]. Illustrated from photographs, portraits, maps, tables, diagrams, ads for southern businesses. Elaborate promotional covering all aspects of the late-19th and early-20th century southern economy, with contributions from many of the leading southern businessmen, government officials, and scholars of the period. This copy in an elaborate binding, specially prepared for Richard Hathaway Edmonds (1857-1930), the founder, in 1882, of the periodical that produced this work, "crowning evidence of the success of your work in shaping the course of the Manufacturers Record [a periodical devoted to the industrial and commercial interests of the country with special reference to utilization of resources of the south] through all the years since you founded it" (from the presentation). Very good and a unique copy. Presentation binding of black sheep (edges rubbed, several skinned streaks), gilt title on upper cover, gilt title and rules between raised bands on spine, gilt-stamped morocco presentation front leaf, with recipient's name, message, and red historiated initial letter within a thin gilt rule, patterned green morocco doublures within gilt rule framing, all edges gilt, original printed wrappers bound in. (9515). Item #62598

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