Item #3291 Haskin & Naeter's Shelbina Business Directory [cover title]. Missouri.
Haskin & Naeter's Shelbina Business Directory [cover title]
Haskin & Naeter's Shelbina Business Directory [cover title]

Haskin & Naeter's Shelbina Business Directory [cover title]

Shelbina, Mo. [Job Department of the Shelbina Torchlight, ca. 1893]. 48,53-88,[8]pp., likely as issued, printed on varying colors of paper stock. Oblong 16mo. Original printed blue-gray wrappers, stitched. Minor wear and dust-soiling. Near fine. Item #3291

An apparently-unrecorded pocket-sized combination promotional and city directory for the northern Missouri town of Shelbina. According to the Preface: "The object of this Directory is to set forth the excellent facilities which the City of Shelbina affords as a business center; the many advantages it offers educationally and socially; the high standards of morality that prevail among its people; the many inducements it offers to the business man and homeseeker; the present thrifty and substantial condition of its business institutions, and the many reasons why its merchants are enabled to offer better inducements to the people of Shelby and Monroe Counties than any other City in North-east Missouri." The work was printed at the offices of the town's newspaper, the Shelbina Torchlight. The contents of the work switched back and forth from full-page advertisements for local businesses to promotional information about Shelbina itself. No copies in OCLC, and likely a unique survival from a city that billed itself as "a beautiful and thriving little city."

Price: $950.00