Henry R. Luce to Eisenstaedt: "LIFE...began with Alfred Eisenstaedt" A wonderful note from the founder of Time and... Read More about Autograph Note, Signed, to Alfred Eisenstaedt
New York: Re-printed and published by Wm. Elliot at the Tontine Coffee House, 1812. First American edition. Printed at the Tontine Coffee House. Testimonies showing how the non-trading policies of America had affected the British nation and economy. The "Remarks" at the back point out that Madison's non-trading policies had..... Read More about An Abstract of the Evidence Lately Taken in the House of Commons, against the Orders in Council,...
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: 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
Aboard the Hussar [Washington, Alaska, etc.]: May 8-June 3, 1934. "Just a shooting trip in Alaska": Signed by E.F. Hutton. Manuscript diary, in a secretarial hand (or perhaps by Hutton's wife Marjorie Merriwether Post) but signed by each of the member of the travelling party, of a 1934 cruise of..... Read More about Manuscript diary of a yachting and bear-hunting trip to Alaska, inscribed at the head of the...
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
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...
Baltimore: Thomas Murphy, 1823. First edition. The establishment of the Second Bank of the United States in 1816 prompted immediate distrust of the institution, with opponents charging it as constitutionally illegitimate and a direct threat to Jeffersonian agrarianism. With more local banks than any other state, Maryland faced an unprecedented..... Read More about An Exhibit of the Losses Sustained at the Office of Discount and Deposit Baltimore, under the...
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...
[N.p., New York: n.d.]. Distinguished portrait of the great financier and statesman Bernard M. Baruch (1870-1965), head of Woodrow Wilson’s War Industries Board during World War I and long an eminence grise in American economic policy. Read More about Portrait Photograph, Signed (“Bernard M Baruch”), of the American Financier
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