[New York]: 1893- 1927. The Building, the Business, The Family: A Woolworth Archive. A remarkable archive pertaining to... Read More
Haddam Neck, CT: 1825-1856. A Connecticut Shoemaker's Account Book 1825-1856. A wonderful look at a craftsman's life in early 19th century Connecticut. Most of Clark's trade came from mending shoes, for which he averaged 40 cents a pair, his steadiest customers being members of the Brainerd family, an old and...
N. P: . Contributor's Copy–Honoring Adenauer. From the library of Henry Cabot Lodge who was one on the contributors to this collection. The magazine “Der Spiegel” produced a special issue to honor Chancelor Adenauer on his retirement. This notebook contains facsimiles of the contributions. The contributors are Harold Macmillan, Dwight.....
“London [i.e., Newcastle?]: [s.n.], Printed in the year 1744”. Pirated edition (?). Bound with 3 others:[ANONYMOUS]. Lucius and Celadon: or, a Dialogue on the Existence and Immortality of the Soul. , 68 pp. 8vo, Newcastle upon Tyne: Printed by I. Thompson and Company, for Thomas Slack, 1755. ESTCN33841;Apparently the first...
Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1841. First edition. A Nice Association Copy. Nathan Appleton (1779-1861) was an American merchant and politician who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1831-1833 and again in 1842. He was one of the founders of the Merrimack Manufacturing Company. He...
New York: April 6 1832. Olcott was the president of the Mechanics and Farmers' Bank of Albany, N.Y. and a prominent figure in New York State politics and finance.Reads in part:" I have your letter of 4st & regret---not get the loan of 1200$..."
New York: May 12, 1813. Concerning an indenture between the Columbian Insurance Company of New York and Astor, John Grant and John G. Coster, Merchants relating to lands taken by the British during the War of 1812.
London: Richard Bentley, 1833. First edition. Founder of the “New Colonization System”. Following imprisonment, Wakefield began to study colonial affairs of Australia with an eye towards immigration. Recognizing that the depressed condition of Australian affairs was due to a lack of efficiency and sensible handling he gathered his theories for.....
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1833. First Edition. Founder of the “New Colonization System”. Following imprisonment, Wakefield began to study colonial affairs of Australia with an eye towards immigration. Recognizing that the depressed condition of Australian affairs was due to a lack of efficiency and sensible handling he gathered.....
Waltham, MA: Metz Company, 1916. First edition. 1916 Metz Car Advertising Broadside. In 1893 C.H. Metz began working for Waltham Company, early auto manufacturers; in 1909 he bought the company and instituted a plan whereby the public could buy 14 separate packages and build their own car. This approach was...
Waltham, MA: Metz Company, 1916. First edition. 1916 Metz Car Advertising. In 1893 C.H. Metz began working forWaltham Company, early auto manufacturers; in 1909 he bought the company and instituted a plan whereby the public could buy 14 separate packages and build their own car. This approach was superceded in...
München: Mit churfürstlich akademische Schriften, . German edition of Bailey's Advancement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce with 55 plates in Volume II.
St Louis: The Round Table, . A history of banking in China, starting with the history of the monetary system in China and its coinage. Wong Kai Kah was the Vice Commissioner to the St. Louis Exposition in 1903, which is presumably the event during which he gave this paper...
New York: December 2, 1930. German-born investment banker, Otto Hermann Kahn (1867-1943), was a well-recognized public figure who was immortalized in song by Fanny Brice and was the inspiration for the cahacter Roscoe W. Chandler in the Marx Brothers’ Animal Crackers, though he appears to belie his notoriety in this...
New York: 20 October 1937. Albert C. Barnes (1872-1951), self-made businessman, had a distaste for inherited privilege and a respect for the common man, which fed the fires of his interest in industrial relations, self-improvement, and equal rights for African Americans. His desire to provide nondiscriminatory access to art and...
Paris: Chez la Veve mace, 1706.
Paris: Chez le Libraires Associés, 1771.
Paris: Se Vend chez Nyon Pere et Didot, [ca. 1742]. Early edition. Interest tables and facts, a “ready reckoner”.
n.p: n.d. Inscribed Photograph of Bernard Baruch. Isabel Leighton (Mrs. Frederick A., later Mrs. Arthur Hugh Bunker), actress, writer, translator, playwright, radio personality, foreign correspondent, and editor of the best-selling The Aspirin Age, was a very close friend of Baruch over many decades until his death.
New York: Dated December 3, 1931. Baruch was a great financier and governmental advisor, playing active roles as commissioner of the War Industries Board and chairman of the raw materials division of the Supreme Economic Council.
1931. Inscribed Picture of Bernard Baruch. Isabel Leighton (Mrs. Frederick A., later Mrs. Arthur Hugh Bunker), actress, writer, translator, playwright, radio personality, foreign correspondent, and editor of the best-selling The Aspirin Age, was a very close friend of Baruch over many decades until his death.
San Francisco: November 1955. Builder Steve Bechtel to Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. One of the most influential and beloved men in the engineering and construction industry, the man who as head of the family's Bechtel Corporation built the first nuclear plant to produce electricity (a FORTUNE article on him was titled...
Naples: Nella Stamperia Simoniana, 1804. Second edition. Treatise on begging.
N. P [New York? 1836]. First edition. Usury. Commenting somewhat astringently on Bentham's various arguments on usury law in his 1787 work “A Defence of Usury.” The author criticizes Bentham and American bankers and stated that his/her intention was “to remove the prejudices which prevail (to a limited extent) among.....
London: T. J. Wooler, 1818. Second edition with notes and alterations. Bentham's plan for Parliamentary Reform was first written in 1809 but Cobbett's refusal to publish it delayed its appearance until 1817. Bentham maintained that the only solution and remedy for the country's problems was reform of Parliament, including annual...
Paris: Chez Bossange et Masson, et a Londres, 1818. Second edition. First published in 1811. This book was Translated from Bentham's mss. by Dumont and was not published in English until 1830, then under the title The Rationale of Punishment. This is the second edition.