William Dempster Hoard.
Rankin, George William

Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin: W.D. Hoard & Sons, 1925. F 261 pages; inscribed and signed on the front endpaper by the author, "To Alfred G. Arvold with the hope that he may derive a measure of profit and pleasure from the reading of the life of a truly great man, W.D. Hoard. Sincerely, Geo. W. Rankin Fort Atkinson Wisconsin Sept. 14, 1928"; with a black and white portrait frontispiece of William Dempster Hoard (1836-1918) 16th Governor of Wisconsin from 1889 to 1891 and of great influence on the dairy industry, via his weekly "Hoard's Dairyman."; with other illustrations & with biographical material regarding Hoard's early life, influences, Civil War record, agricultural & political career, more; bound in the publisher's original black patterned-finish cloth, gilt cover medallion portrait of Hoard, gilt title panels on cover and spine, marbled endpapers; some light wear to binding, some spottiness to first leaves, back endpaper with a tear-rub at hinge; in very good condition. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 21508)


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