KOEBEL, W. H. Uruguay. By W. H. Koebel Author of "Argentina, Past and Present," "Portugal: Its Land and People," etc. With a Map and 55 Illustrations. T. Fisher Unwin, London Adelphi Terrace, Leipsic Inselstrasse 20, MCMXI  Octavo, 15.6 x 22.6 x 5.1cm. $25.00
"Koebel, William Henry (1872-1923), businessman and author... Koebel was a prolific author and traveller, especially in South America, during the years before and after the First World War. His particular interest was trade and the British share in Latin America...." He "contended that while South America offered considerable business opportunities, Britain's former trade supremacy was being challenged by other nations, which he attributed to the conservatism of British business practice and especially to its failure to respond to the needs of local markets. These were continuing themes of many of his writings.... Koebel's writings did not meet with universal approval and his view of British commercial weakness was often coloured by his emphasis on the failure to employ the decimal system and trained commercial travellers rather than more fundamental and deep-seated issues like shortage of capital and lack of shipping capacity in the post-war years. He was nevertheless a readable and well-informed commentator on British interests in South America."--Robert G. Greenhill, `Koebel, William Henry (1872-1923)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oct 2009 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/98455, accessed 16 Feb 2017]
Bound publisher's blue cloth with gilt emblem on front cover and gilt lettering on spine, a few soiled spots, spine ends and one corner just starting to fray, hand-written paper call number tag on bottom of spine, exlib., 2 pieces of paper pasted over old bookplates on front paste-down endpaper, oval blind stamp and oval ink stamp on title and other pages, library card pocket with cards showing having been checked out 3 times: 1929, 1931, 1957; deckle page edges, inside hinges strengthened with flexible adhesive, paper torn at front inside hinge but loose ends pasted down.
Pagination: (1) half title(series), (1) list of series books, (1) half title, (1) By the Same Author, (1) title (in red & black), (1) copyright, p.7 Introductory Note, (1) blank, 9-22 contents, 23-26 illustrations, 27-341, (1) blank, 343-350pp index, (1) publisher, (1) blank. 55 illustrations on 32 plates, 29.1 x 34cm folding map of Uruguay after appendix. (South American Series, Vol. 6). (17909)
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