N.p. N.p., . Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. 117pp. Tissue-guarded heavy stock illustrations. Fine. Item #43714
Superb and tight first edition of this privately published tribute to this significant Rockford industrialist, founder of Burson Manufacturing Company -- a "book of remembrances of William E. Hinchliff for you, his grandchildren," as the foreword notes. This choice copy belonged to the 17th and last of those grandchildren, whose names appear on a list preceding the foreword. In the year of this grandchild's birth, Hinchliff's widow boldly inscribes the front flyleaf in blue ink to "Georgeanna Biddle Hinchliff / With love from / Grandmother Hinchliff / December 31st 1928." Harriet Emerson Hinchliff's tissue-guarded image is among this volume's illustrations. An outstanding association copy of a scarce title clearly produced in a small quantity.