Boston: Rockwell & Churchill, City Printers, 1895.
Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #14745
Library stamps/marks/labels, tone, edgewear, light cock, signature of prior owner on front paste-down and title page, otherwise light wear. Errata slip tipped in. Solid hardcover.; "It has seemed to me that I ought not to leave the service of the city which has honored me with four successive elections without placing upon record a summary of the opinions which experience has caused me to form concerning the merits and defects of municipal government as administered to-day in Boston. This task necessarily involves a more or less detailed analysis of the various branches of City Government; but I shall endeavor to execute it with as much brevity as the case permits." Out-going Mayor of Boston, Nathan Matthews, Junior, provides details of the organization, finances, and operation of the city, along with extensive statistical tables as appendices. He concludes with his views on municipal reform. A wonderful snapshot of the demands of running a large city in turn-of-the-century America. ; Ex-Library; 289 pages.