An Encyclopedia of the Occupations of the American People & a Record of Business, Professional & Industrial Achievement at the beginning of the Twentieth Century
by Gilson Willets
New York, 1903. 2 volumes. over 1000 pages. illustrated in colour and tone.
front hinge badly pulled in vol 1 and cloth splitting at foot of spine. other hinges a little weak and bindings a bit marked, but a good solid set.
nice calligraphy presentation inscription to volume one
includes chapters on shipbuilding, the American merchant marine, fisheries, army and navy