Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co, 1914. First edition. Hardcover. Romance of big business. Vol 1. United Fruit Company and the growth of the fruit trade in Southern America, especially bananas (last chapter gloats over the removal of a 5 cents a bunch tax imposed on imported bananas) . Signed presentation to the Hon. George Perkins, dated Nov 1916. Perkins was an American diplomat, the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs and a US Representative to NATO.
8vo, xii, 368pp, frontispiece, illustrations & maps in text, and maps on endpapers. Bound in blue cloth, the original gilt blocked title on cover and spine, pictorial inlay on front. Very good overall. Item #24117