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Edinburgh, Scotland: Adam and Charles Black, 1863. Hardcover. As. "New Edition: Revised, Corrected, Improved" xxiii, lxvi, 669 pp. 8vo. Terracotta cloth publisher's binding with gold embossed titling to spine, bumping to corners and small losses, fraying to head and foot of spine. Dark black endpapers with small tears. Light foxing within, including frontispiece engraving of Smith and tissue guard. Previous owner's name and address on verso of first free endpaper and facing page. Clean within. Very Good.
New York: The Manual of Statistics Company, 1903. Hardcover. First Edition. xvi, 982 pp. Green cloth boards with gold embossed titling to cover and spine, light scuffing and wear, minor staining.
Fascinating look into how data was organized and made available to bankers and traders in the early 20th century. Many folding maps and diagrams showing existing rail lines, proposed rail lines and other utility infrastructure showing the viability of companies in addition to value data. Very Good.