Cleveland: A. Bailey, Publisher, . 144pp, plus a purple unpaginated advertisement leaf. Light scattered foxing. Bound in original boards, the covers with advertisements from local merchants. Illustrated with many advertisements. Spine rubbed, front board detaching. Else Very Good.
This is the Bailey firm's "New Business Directory of Cleveland ... supplying a demand long felt among business men." The list of advertisements "contains the names of many of the best business establishments of Cleveland ... The classified business directory shows under the appropriate titles the names of persons engaged in the various business pursuits."
The book reflects a growing, thriving City, with a diverse manufacturing and mercantile base, a variety of ethnicities, many religious houses [including two synagogues and an AME Church], as well as a listing of Cleveland's government. John D. Rockefeller's oil refining business is listed under the name Rockefeller, Andrews & Flagler. Already the largest oil refiner in the world, it would soon be rolled into Standard Oil.
OCLC 899928 [3- Cleveland Pub. Lib., State Lib. OH, W Res Hist. Soc.] as of August 2022. Item #38632