Florida (History) – Kenneth L. Roberts 1926 | 1st Edition


  • Author: Kenneth L. Roberts
  • Publisher: D.P. Davis Properties, Florida 1926
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First edition, first printing. Binding tight, spine toned, a white stain spot on the rear cover, internally fine, previous owner’s gift inscription in pencil on the ffep. Very Good.

First edition of this fascinating memoir tracing the impact of the Jazz Age on Florida development, regaling readers with accounts of the great land rush and crowded steamers headed southward, automobile travelers filling nascent highways, and the drama of the real estate developers in Miami, Coral Gables, Hollywood, and Boca Raton. Included as well are accounts of the bootleggers, gamblers, real estate scams, and the boom days of the 1920s before the crash of 1929. Ten illustrations mostly drawings some photos of the South Florida area around Palm Beach; history of South Florida.

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