Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871. First American edition. Inscribed by Alger to his Pupil George Seligman. Inscribed to George... Read More about King George's Middy
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
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”
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 This approach was superceded in.....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
Pittsburgh: J. & R. Floyd, August 14, 1846. Read More about Billhead from J. & R. Floyd, Wholesale Grocers for shipment of coffee, nails, powder and soap...
New York: October 27, 1843. Read More about ALS. To John Keep Esq. Introducing William M. Gouge, author of the History of American Banking
Philadelphia: May 27th, 1915. A letter and clean, crisp autograph by marketing pioneer and famous Philadelphia department store founder and owner, John Wanamaker (1858 - 1922), a merchandising genius and proponent of the power of advertising, who employed the first full-time ad copywriter, and whose other credits include the creation..... Read More about Typed letter signed ("John Wanamaker") to ("Mr. A.E. Daniels"
New York: May 13, 1912. “Truly the way of the filanthropist [sic] is hard”. To John A. Stewart of the National Committee for the Celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of Peace, “Congratulations upon your success so far. You may be sure that I will do all in my power..... Read More about Typed Letter, signed (“Andrew Carnegie”), to John A. Stewart
Kansas City, Missouri: Press of Ramsey, Millett & Hudson, 1883. Over sixty-five Galloway bulls and heifers on the block, giving detailed pedigree. With an introduction by Matthews explaining the his interest in the breed. Read More about Catalogue of Imported Galloway Cattle, Registered in the Galloway Herd Book, the property of A.B....
New York: Fords, Howard, & Hulbert, 1885. Second edition. Wall St. Novel, 1885. A novel of Wall Street speculation, first printed in the previous year anonymously. This second edition has a new "Publisher's Note" which quotes a review of the Philadelphia Evening Sun identifying the author by name, and adding..... Read More about On a Margin
London: Firmin Didot, 1828. First edition. Pascal & the Origin of the Bus. Scarce treatise on the development of the omnibus in the 17th century, containing relevant documents and letters, including a facsimile letter in the hand of Pascal's sister, docketed by him."The idea of a public transport service operating..... Read More about Les Carrosses à Cinq Sols ou les Omnibus du Dix-Huitème siècle
Paris: Nov. 14 1832. A note clipped from the bottom of a longer letter regarding monies owed to him. "Dear Sir, In the event that the said sum of one hundred and fifty dollars has been handed over to you, please pay it, as by the above order of Mr..... Read More about Autograph Note Signed ("J. Fenimore Cooper"), to P.A. Jay, Esq, requesting payment
Philadelphia: Benjamin Johnson, . The Twelfth Edition. With Wilmington, DE, Bookbinder's Ticket. Read More about The Young Book-Keeper's Assistant: shewing him in the most plain and easy manner, the Italian way...
Paris: Éditions Pierre Tisné, . First edition. Engelhard - Pirie Copy, inscribed by the three Barons Rothschild. Inscribed to Jane Engelhard on the title-page by the three Barons de Rothschild (Guy, Alain, and Elie), with a presentation card tipped in, and with a TLS from Baron Alain de Rothschild to..... Read More about Ces Messieurs de Rothschild
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. The Riverside Press, 1920. First edition, deluxe issue. Inscribed "To Anne du Pont Peyton with the writer's love September 1920" Read More about E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company. A History 1802-1902
Paris: Anselin et Pochard, 1827. First edition in French. Public Roads and Transportation. Barbier attributes the translation to "Bailliet, maître des requêtes,"who perhaps also authored the substantial, original section (pp. 285-469) entitled "Considerations et Recherches sur Les Voies Publiques de France."Edgeworth (1744-1817), the father of novelist Maria Edgeworth, first published..... Read More about Essai sur la construction des routes et des voitures ... augmenté d'une Notice sur le Système...
Boston: privately printed for the State Street Trust Company, 1926. From the library of Charles Edison. From the library of Charles Edison (1890-1969), son of Thomas A. Edison and Governor of New Jersey 1941-1944. Read More about The Log of the State Street Trust Company
Philadelphia: T. K. & P. G. Collins, Printers, 7 July 1846. Read More about Printed policy for the Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Chester County, accomplished and signed...
Hartford, Conn: Dustin, Gilman & Co, 1873. First edition. First edition of the sequel to Ten Years in Wall Street, by William Fowler, Wall Street correspondent of the Boston Commercial Bulletin. Includes chapters on the Panic of 1873 and a chapter on "Female Speculators" with mention of "the recent dissolution..... Read More about Inside Life in Wall Street; or How Great Fortunes are Lost and Won, with Disclosures of Doings...