Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1844. First edition. Thomas De Quincey, 1775-1859. Pursuing ever more transgressive... Read More about The Logic of Political Economy
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..... Read More about Manuscript Account Book of Edward R. Clark, Shoemaker
[New York]: [Photogravure and Color Co.] Compliments of Charles Lanier, 1916. Second edition (first published in 1911). ‘a little paradise of comfort’. Private sporting club founded in 1886, with a membership limited to one hundred, including Pierpont Morgan, Wm. K. Vanderbilt, Wm. Rockefeller, Erastus Corning, and Marshall Field; with grounds..... Read More about Jekyl Island Club. Brunswick, Georgia, 1916
New York: Van Winkle, Wiley & Co., Printers, 1817. Address prepared in pursuance of a resolution of the Society and presented at its meeting held in New York on Dec. 31, 1816. - Followed by: On motion, resolved, that the foregoing address be approved, and that the corresponding committee cause..... Read More about Address of the American Society for the Encouragement of Domestic Manufactures, to the People of...
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..... Read More about Abschied Von Konrad Adenauer. 42 Briefe
“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..... Read More about The Pleasures of Imagination. A Poem in Three Books
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..... Read More about Remarks on Currency and Banking; Having Refference [sic] to the Present Derangement of the...
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$..." Read More about ALS. To Thomas W. Olcott. About a loan
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. Read More about Document, signed (“John Jacob Astor”
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..... Read More about England and America. A Comparison of the Social and Politcal State of Both Nations
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..... Read More about England and America. A Comparison of the Social and Political State of Both Nations
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..... Read More about Metz 1916 Touring Car and Roadster Models: printed advertising broadside
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..... Read More about Metz Commercial Cars $600 Completely Equipped Including Electric Starter and Lights
München: Mit churfürstlich akademische Schriften, . German edition of Bailey's Advancement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce with 55 plates in Volume II. Read More about Die Beförderung der Künste, der Manufacturen und der Handelschaft oder Beschreibungen der...
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..... Read More about Typed letter signed "Otto H Kahn" to "Mr. Halpern" (Seymour Halpern) in...
New York: The Magazine of Wall Street, 1924. First edition. Read More about How to Make Big Profits in Seasoned Securities
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..... Read More about Portrait photograph of Albert C. Barnes
Paris: Chez la Veve mace, 1706. Read More about Le Livre Necessaire pour les Comptables, Avocats, Notaires, Procureurs, Tresoriers ou Caissiers,...
Paris: Chez le Libraires Associés, 1771. Read More about Le livre des Comptes-Faits ou le Tarif General des Monnoies
Paris: Se Vend chez Nyon Pere et Didot, [ca. 1742]. Early edition. Interest tables and facts, a “ready reckoner”. Read More about Les Comptes Faits ou le Tarif General de touttes les Monnoyes
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. Read More about Color photograph of the great financier and presidential advisor, inscribed in lower margin,...
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. Read More about One-page Typed Letter Signed (“B M Baruch”) to George P. Smith, on 120 Broadway stationery
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. Read More about Photograph of oil painting of the great financier and presidential advisor, inscribed on the...
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..... Read More about Autograph Note Signed to Alfred Eisenstaedt
Naples: Nella Stamperia Simoniana, 1804. Second edition. Treatise on begging. Read More about Ragionamento Sulla Mendicita. (Argument on Begging)...colle note dello stesso autore
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..... Read More about Jeremy Bentham and the Usury Law