Friday, June 17, 2016

Books of the Day: 2 on the Carolinas' most influential store chain

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It’s Carolinas history Friday! Henry is pleased to offer a pair of histories of one of the state’s most influential retail families:

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Blythe, LeGette, William Henry Belk: Merchant of the South (University of North Carolina Press, 1950; enlarged edition 1958). LOC 58-14574. A life of the founder of the department store chain. Hardcover, unclipped dust jacket, very good condition. Octavo, 271 pp. HBB price: $75 obo.

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Covington, Howard E. Jr., Belk Inc.: The Company and the Family That Built It (Belk Inc, 2002). LOC 2002104825. An new, half-century-later version of LeGette Blyth’s history of the family, their stores, and their philanthropies. Hardcover, unclipped dust jacket, fine condition. Octavo, 282 pp. HBB price: $50 obo.

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