Columbia, South Carolina: The State Company Printers and Publishers, 1927.
Hardcover. 1927 edition. Tall, thick octavo. 745, pp. Map on rear endpaper. Ads. Printed quarter red cloth and printed green cloth, with advertising on the page edges. Ownership stamp of the Roddy Motor Co. (an advertiser in the book) repeated on the first leaves, wear on the spine and extremities, offsetting from a removed piece of tape, a couple of leaves dog-eared, still a sound, at least very good copy of a heavy volume and prone to wear. Massive compilation of information about the city, including addresses and phone numbers, as well as a plethora of advertising. Of particular interest, the last approximately 150 pages of the Directory are supplied with its own title page, *Directory of Colored Persons,* and a cloth tab labeled "Colored." Among those listed is a Dr. Mathilda Arabella Evans, the first African-American woman licensed as a physician in South Carolina, whose discretion and professionalism resulted in a clientele of wealthy white women whose payments she used to provide free treatment to African-American women and children. A highly informative collection of primary source material bound to present a granular view of the city in 1927. *OCLC* locates two copies.