DescriptionC. Y. Early. Walker-Smith Company, Wholesale Grocers 1894-1944. Dallas: Privately published by the author, and printed by Harben-Spotts Company, [No date, circa 1944]. First edition (presumably). Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Dear Fritz / You were active in / building this record. / You assisted me in gathering / the data. Thanks for your / help. / With best wishes. / A. Y. Early". Octavo. [1-6], 7-334 pages. Photographic illustrations. Folding map of Texas in rear showing location of stores by county. Publisher's original brown cloth with titles stamped in blind on the spine and front board.
Though mainly a company history, it often provides some excellent history for the panhandle and west Texas.
Condition: Modest wear to the edges of the boards; title page a bit wrinkled; edges of pages browned, else very good condition.
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