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  • 127 years in the making

    Standard Steel Works Company: Philadelphia, 1922. pp (16). Black boards with cover label. Fine copy. Original plain tissue wrapper chips. Sketch history of the company. Centre spread drawing of their works at Bunham, PA. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Book: Fine, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44752
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  • HOOKER, Richard
    A CENTURY OF SERVICE: the Massachusetts Mutual story

    Edition: First printing

    Springfield, MA: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1951. Cloth and faux leather spine. pp (12), (192). Illustrated. Pouch at rear, "discarded" rubber stamped at front, else a VG clean and unworn copy, no other library marks.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43711
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  • SAMPSON, Henry
    A HISTORY OF ADVERTISING from the earliest times. Illustrated by anecdotes, curious specimens, and biographical notes

    Edition: First edition

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1874. Stout octavo, original red pictorial cloth stamped in gilt & black, black endpapers. pp (2), x, 616, 40 pp Nov., 1874, ads + folding colour frontispiece + 2 b&w folding plates + 7 b&w plates + 2 double page b&w plates. Numerous illustrations facsimiles in text. The repaired spine is rather a mess - rippled, bit of loss to gilt title, bit of wear to ends, joints repaired; inner hinges, title, and dedication leaves neatly repaired with rice paper at inner edges; slight foxing to the frontispiece and title page; just good externally, internally clean and VG, now tight in the binding and protected with a plastic wrapper. An extensive and most interesting treatment…

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    London: Chatto & Windus, 1874. Stout octavo, original red pictorial cloth stamped in gilt & black, black endpapers. pp (2), x, 616, 40 pp Nov., 1874, ads + folding colour frontispiece + 2 b&w folding plates + 7 b&w plates + 2 double page b&w plates. Numerous illustrations facsimiles in text. The repaired spine is rather a mess - rippled, bit of loss to gilt title, bit of wear to ends, joints repaired; inner hinges, title, and dedication leaves neatly repaired with rice paper at inner edges; slight foxing to the frontispiece and title page; just good externally, internally clean and VG, now tight in the binding and protected with a plastic wrapper. An extensive and most interesting treatment of the subject. Owing to its bulk and antique cloth that is not strong enough, it is usually found with worn spine. 1.5 kg

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46674
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  • EDINBOROUGH, Arnold
    A HISTORY OF CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE. Volume IV, 1931-1973

    Toronto: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, 1995. Red decorated cloth stamped in gilt and blind. pp (viii), 301 + colour plate at front, b&w photos and reproductions in text, index. Inscribed by the author. Fine in jacket. An update to the History of the Canadian Bank of Commerce (vols 1 & 2, 1930, vol. 3, 1934).

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45073
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  • BELL, Martin L.
    A PORTRAIT OF PROGRESS: a business history of Pet Milk Company from 1885 to 1960

    Edition: First Edition

    St. Louis, Missouri: Pet Milk Company, 1962. Brown cloth. pp (viii), 199 + plates. Index. Fine copy.

    Condition: Book: Fine, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44746
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  • After the war, what? : work or want?, homes or hovels?, garden cities or slums?, freedom or dictatorship?

    Toronto: School of Economic Science, no date (194-), 1943. Octavo, pp 40, stapled, in black on yellow illustrated card covers. Soft creases to outer corners, VG clean copy otherwise, no owner names. "An alternative to Homo the Sap's Permanent War" - front cover (a reply to Lorne T. Morgan's The Permanent War, or Homo the Sap, 1943). A pamphlet advocating rent reform, based on the arguments of Henry George. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 36234
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  • MAVOR, James
    AN ECONOMIC HISTORY OF RUSSIA

    Edition: First edition.

    London & Toronto: Dent, no date (1914). Two volumes, thick octavos, original maroon cloth, spines gilt lettered, title pages in red and black, top edges gilt. pp xxxii, 614, (1, ad); xxii, 630, (2). Volume I has chips and tears at fore edges to a few leaves near centre from careless opening (well away from any text), and just a few scattered light and easily erasable pencil notes: tidy ink owner name at front of Vol. II; light toning to the text paper; otherwise a fine, jacketless pair. Mavor was Prof. of Political Economy at the University of Toronto. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 31228
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  • BATA, Thomas, with Sonja Sinclair) [Tomas Bat'a].
    BATA: shoemaker to the world

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Stoddart, 1990. Octavo, blue boards. pp (x), 341 + plates. Index. Small bump to upper outer corners of covers, else fine in jacket. "In 1932, when young Tom Bata watched his father's coffin being lowered into his grave, he silently promised to abide by the wishes expressed in his father's 'moral testament': that the Bata Shoe Company was to be treated not as a source of private wealth, but as a public trust, a means of improving living standards within the community and providing customers with good value for their money." Bata immigrated to Canada after the war and established a shoemaking empire that now employs 70000 people worldwide.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 45586
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  • PIKETTY, Thomas
    CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. Translated by Arthur Goldhammer

    Edition: First US printing

    Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press / Harvard University Press, 2014. Cloth & boards. pp 685. Index. Soft bump to head of spine and outer corners, else fine in VG jacket. 1.5 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51101
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  • WOLFF, Richard D.
    CAPITALISM'S CRISIS DEEPENS: essays on the global economic meltdown 2010-2014

    Edition: First printing

    Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2016. Card covers with flaps. pp (330). Fine copy.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 51099
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  • Glass, James
    CHATS OVER A PIPE: a tale of two brothers

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Simpkin, Marshall, 1922. Dark blue cloth. pp 287 + colour frontispiece portrait and 15 other colour plates. Two page facsmile letter dated Christmas, 1923, tipped to front free endpaper. Light rubbing to foot of spine, a very small light spots on covers, VG otherwise. Laid in is a 1929 printed card from the company announcing that Mr. Glass has died. Autobiography of this British businessman (Ormiston & Glass, purveyors of fine leather goods and pens, London). Quite a tale of adventures around the world. Sections on Canada and China, three on Australia. The end of the China section describes torture and execution with dry rice, the early section on his grandfather's Edinburgh describes an auction of old books.…

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    London: Simpkin, Marshall, 1922. Dark blue cloth. pp 287 + colour frontispiece portrait and 15 other colour plates. Two page facsmile letter dated Christmas, 1923, tipped to front free endpaper. Light rubbing to foot of spine, a very small light spots on covers, VG otherwise. Laid in is a 1929 printed card from the company announcing that Mr. Glass has died. Autobiography of this British businessman (Ormiston & Glass, purveyors of fine leather goods and pens, London). Quite a tale of adventures around the world. Sections on Canada and China, three on Australia. The end of the China section describes torture and execution with dry rice, the early section on his grandfather's Edinburgh describes an auction of old books. The buyers didn't realize it was a falling market, that the love of old books was going out of style (it still is !).

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    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44753
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  • CEDERSCHIÖLD, G. and E. v. Feilitzen
    DEN SVENSKA TÄNDSTICKSINDUSTRIENS HISTORIA: före de stora sammanslagningarna

    Edition: First edition.

    Stockholm: Bokförlaget Natur Och Kultur, (1945). Number 5 of an edition of 200 numbered copies. Octavo, half faux vellum and tan grained boards, spine gilt lettered, top edge gilt. pp (xviii), 429 + 4 portraits. Numerous photos, illustrations, facsimiles, charts, in text. Tipped in at front are five pages of colour samples of Swedish of matchbox labels. Light rubbing toward centre of spine, a few tan spots to boards on rear cover, offsetting on the pages facing the colour label, else fine. Front free endpaper has a rubber stamp and an ink inscription "To Sir Clarence Bartholomew. The record of the beginnings of a collaboration harmoniously approaching its 100th anniversary. Sincerely, Axel Brandeis. 28/12 1945". Sir Clarence was Managing…

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    Stockholm: Bokförlaget Natur Och Kultur, (1945). Number 5 of an edition of 200 numbered copies. Octavo, half faux vellum and tan grained boards, spine gilt lettered, top edge gilt. pp (xviii), 429 + 4 portraits. Numerous photos, illustrations, facsimiles, charts, in text. Tipped in at front are five pages of colour samples of Swedish of matchbox labels. Light rubbing toward centre of spine, a few tan spots to boards on rear cover, offsetting on the pages facing the colour label, else fine. Front free endpaper has a rubber stamp and an ink inscription "To Sir Clarence Bartholomew. The record of the beginnings of a collaboration harmoniously approaching its 100th anniversary. Sincerely, Axel Brandeis. 28/12 1945". Sir Clarence was Managing Director of the British Match Corporation. He was named in a 1944 complaint filed by the US Dept. of Justice against the international cartel which controlled the manufacture and distribution of safety matches. 1.5 kg parcel

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 34987
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  • Rockoff, Hugh
    Drastic Measures: A History of Wage and Price Controls in the United States

    Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1985. Second printing (frst was in 1984). Octavo, green cloth. pp (xii), 289, (3). Spine and rear cover only faintly spotted, VG clean, tight and unworn copy otherwise, no previous owner marks.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Original Cloth

    Book ID: 36487
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  • EASTERN AIR LINES, INC. ANNUAL REPORT 1948

    New York: Eastern Air Lines, 1948. Quarto. pp [24]. stapled in card covers. Printed in blue and black. Illustrated with photos. Laid in is an 8 page octavo stapled booklet headed "April 4, 1949. Comments on Air Subsidy and Competition". Facsimile signatures of Eddie Rickenbacker, President. Ex library, with sticker to upper inner corner of front cover and blind stamp to first leaf of each booklet; no other library marks. Staples rusty, leaving marks; VG otherwise. The company made $2,346,871, or 98 cents a share, for 1948. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 43709
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  • NORMAN-BUTLER, Belinda (Edward Norman-Butler, 1907-63)
    E.N.B.

    London, no date (1966?): 1967. Octavo. grey flexible cloth-covered card with cover label. pp (ii), 54, (2) + 2 double-sided plates. Inscribed by the author in 1967. Soft bump to upper outer corners, VG clean & unworn copy otherwise A memorial volume for Edward Norman-Butler - banker (Martins Bank), goldsmith, and antiquary. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 36039
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  • ESSAYS IN PERSUASION by KEYNES, John Maynard
    KEYNES, John Maynard
    ESSAYS IN PERSUASION

    New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1932. Brown cloth. pp (xiv), 376. Nicks and mild wear to spine ends; some flaking to gilt spine lettering; yellowing to the page edges; June, 1932, ink name inside front cover; else a VG jacketless copy. Presumed second US printing, with a "2" beneath "First published 1932" on verso of title leaf.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44755
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  • FEIS, Herbert
    EUROPE, the world's banker 1870-1914: an account of European foreign investment and the connection of world finance with diplomacy before the war

    Clifton, NJ: Augustus M. Kelley, 1974. Black cloth without jacket, as issued. pp (xxxiv), 469. Ink name at front, else fine. Second printing of this facsimile reprint of the Yale 1930 edition, with a new 1964 introduction by the author. Reprints of Economic Classics series.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47811
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  • MACKIE, Alexander
    FACILE PRINCEPS: the story of the beginning of life insurance in America

    Edition: First Edition

    Lancaster, PA: Presbyterian Ministers' Fund, 1956. Black cloth spine and green boards with cover label, illustrated endpapers. pp (xiv), 292. Illustrated, index. Ex library, with pouch at rear, rubber stamp on front free endpaper, ink notations on verso of title leaf, else fine, no other library marks. The first American life insurance corporation was created by Presbyterian ministers in Philadelphia in 1761.

    Condition: Book: Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44747
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  • BENNETT, Charles O.
    FACTS WITHOUT OPINION: first fifty years of the Audit Bureau of Circulations

    Edition: First Edition

    Chicago: Audit Bureau of Circulations, 1965. Navy cloth without jacket, as issued. pp xiv, 277. Photos in text. With lengthy ink inscription in French at from a Quebec newspaper editor to a friend and colleague, else fine. The ABC verifies circulation figures for periodicals.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44745
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  • MAXWELL, James A.
    FEDERAL SUBSIDIES TO THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS IN CANADA

    Edition: First Edition

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1937. Brick cloth. pp (2), (xii), 282, [2]. Fine copy. Dream dust jacket has short creased tears at head of lightly dusty spine, a few other edge nicks, mild soiling, VG generally. Tipped to the front free endpaper is the "compliments of " engraved card of Chilion Graves Heward (1886-1959), prominent Montreal lawyer who studied law at McGill, graduating with the highest marks ever known up to that time. Beneath which is the pencil name of F.H. Peters, Ottawa. Harvard Economic Studies 56. An historical study beginning with Confederation i 1867.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44572
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