Prosperity: Fact or Myth. Stuart Chase.

Prosperity: Fact or Myth

New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1930. Paperback. "Second printing, September, 1930." 188, [2] p.; 19 cm. Paperback with continuous cover design by Rockwell Kent; illustrated endpapers also designed by Kent. The Rockwell Kent-designed emblem originally of Charles Boni Paper Books on the title page. List of Bonibooks through number 34 on unpaginated page following text. Former owner's name at head of title page: Enos E. Witmer. This title was first published as the fifth in the strikingly designed series of modern works in paperback called Charles Boni Paper Books, begun in 1929. In 1930, after 16 titles had been issued, the subscription requirement was dropped and it was renamed Bonibooks, published by Albert and Charles Boni. This title was reissued as number 15 of Bonibooks, with the same cover design as the 1st edition printed in a lighter shade of orange. The endpaper design has been changed to the flying-book design used in a number of Bonibooks publications. Having sent this examination of American economic growth from 1922 to 1929 to the printer just before the stock market crash of October 1929, the author added some reflections on that event in the introduction. He concluded that the crash did not substantially impact his observations. "My main concern has been to find out what this period of alleged prosperity has meant to the man on the street, and to his famly." In Very Good Condition: cover is lightly soiled; tail of spine and lower corners bumped; pages are clean and tight. Very Good -. Item #003355

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