Decatur, IL: Mueller Co., 1980. Hardcover. 8vo. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering. 116pp. Illustrations. Very good. Binding pristine and fine, with hint of foxing to preliminary leaves only. Item #45597
Handsome and tight first edition of this company history of a pioneering water distribution product manufacturer, long a powerhouse in the central Illinois city of Decatur. Nicely signed and inscribed in black ballpoint on front flyleaf "To / Olive and Bob Hunter / with best wishes of the / author / O.T. Banton / 2-5-81." Unusual.