Washington DC: Pan American Union, 1913.
Hardcover. 8 3/4" X 5 3/4". 120pp. Dust jacket is encased in protective archival sleeve. Rather heavy wear to jacket with toning, soiling, creasing, and chipping to covers, corners, and edges. Top 1/2 of rear jacket is missing. Front cover of jacket is nearly detached from spine, with only bottom 3 inches still attached. Inked notation dated 1913 to front cover. Bound in yellow cloth over boards with spine and front cover lettered in black. Rubbing and toning to covers and edges of boards. Bumps to corners. Dust-spotting to edges of text block. Spots of toning to front free endpaper. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound. Includes scarce customs form from the Panama Rail Road Company/Panama Rail Road Steamship Line. Light foxing and small tears to customs form. A highly presentable copy of this early twentieth-century work on the Panama Canal.
John Barrett (1866-1938) was a United States diplomat and a highly influentail early director of the Pan American Union, an organization which was "devoted to the development of commerce, friendly intercourse, good understanding an peace among all the American nations and peoples."(Rear flap). Good / fair. Item #9509