ALABAMA; A GUIDE TO THE DEEP SOUTH. [Alabama WPA - American Guide Series.]

Compiled by Workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Alabama. [Federal Writers' Project, WPA - Work Progress Administration.]

Published by New York: Richard R. Smith [WPA - Works Progress Administration - Work Projects Administration], May 1941.
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First edition (per requisite statement upon copyright page). xxii, 442 pages. Hardcover; H 20.75cm x L 14cm. Lacks dust jacket. Aquamarine cloth with gilt lettering, dark mottling to boards and spine, fraying at spine ends with short tear at heel of front joint, scuffing to bottom board corners. Text block edges well toned with some foxing spots; front and rear pastedowns heavily toned too with some staining at bottom right of front free endpaper; ink ownership inscription on half-title page; first several leaves have negligibly small chips at top edges; several interior leaves toned from previously laid-in but now removed newspaper clippings all irrelevant to the book's content. State tour map on front endpapers; large double-sided b/w foldout map present in rear pocket - map has minor toning and a few tiny tears at folds. Sponsored by the Alabama State Planning Commission; Foreword by Governor Frank M. Dixon; Preface by State Supervisor William H. Bunce and editors Jack Kytle and Luther Clark; numerous b/w plates in eight sections of unpaged leaves; maps of Birmingham, Mobile, and Montgomery amongst text; four appendices including chronology, bibliography, 1940 census figures, and index. Text divided into three major parts: "Past and Present," "Courthouse Squares" (providing history, description, and points of interest for Anniston, Birmingham, Decatur, Florence, Gadsden, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Selma, and Tuscaloosa), and "Tours." A good+ copy of a WPA guidebook which is quite uncommon in the first edition. {Bibliographical references: Powell 1; Dykes 1; Scharf & Schoyer Catalogue 1 to 6 (all printings); Bienes Catalogue 27; September 1941 WPA Writers' Program Publications catalogue - page 3.} Description copyright David Hallinan, Bookseller. Bookseller Inventory #

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Publisher: New York: Richard R. Smith [WPA - Works Progress Administration - Work Projects Administration], May 1941.

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Book Description Richard R. Smith, 1941. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. EX-LIBRARY book with typical library markings, stickers and/or card pocket. May have the word "discard" stamped on page(s). Covers may have heavy shelfwear and edgewear. Pages may include highlighting, writing and other markings. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Ships quickly. Thanks for looking!!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000164888

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