D.C. and VA: n.p., 1894-1923. Hardcover. A unique bound ledger containing the business records of the Allegheny Company, primarily based in Rosslyn, VA, from its incorporation in 1894 until its agreement to be bought by the Griffith Coal Company in 1923. The documents include the Charter, the Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, and Stockholder and Director meeting minutes. The documents were handwritten from 1894-1908, after which they were separately typewritten and affixed to the ledger pages. The bound volume has a label on the front cover from the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia,Office of the Auditor, indicating that the ledger was filed as an exhibit in 1923. The ledger is bound in black three quarter leatherMinor rubbing and bumping to exterior. The front hinge is loose and the rear hinge is repaired by tape. Contents are very good. An interesting piece of U.S. corporate history. 151 pages, 127 of which have been used. BUS/051713. Very Good.
Bank of Detroit; Harvey Blodgett, 1926. Paperback. Includes numbers 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 10 - 16. Topics include: How to Become a Financhial Success, How to Turn Home Waste into Capital, How to Get What You Want, How to Get Your First $1000, How to Get Independent Income, How a Boy Can Earn Money, How a Girl Can Earn Money, How to Teach the Child Thrift, What Children Should Know About Money, etc. Bound in side-stapled red paper wrappers with black titles to front covers. Many of the staples have become a little rusty resulting in some staining to the surrounding pages. Light dampstaining / soiling / creasing to edges of some pages in some pamphlets. Clean and bright overall. A fascinating window into an earlier era. Each pamphlet is approximately 16 pages. BUS/121213. Very Good.
Boston: Holtzer-Cabot, n.d. (c. 1940s). Paperback. An advertising piece for an early executive control system from Holtzer-Cabot Electric, a Boston company specializing in motors, telegraphs and telephones, and fire alarm systems. They closed in 1972. A four-page folder on card stock with pictures of the phones and speaker, and a detachable postcard for requesting more information. Very good condition. Science and technology SCI/020215. Very Good.
New York and Chicago: Ivison, Blakeman & Company, 1878. Hardcover. Very good grey cloth covered boards with intricate black decoration to cover and spine. Gilt title to spine. Blindstamping to rear board. Minor soiling to rear boards. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Interior clean and bright with tables throughout. Binding strong. 208 pages. Business. BUS/9123. Very Good.
London, New York, Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., (1937). First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. SCARCE. Very good in green cloth covered boards with black title to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Interior is clean and bright. Ephemera laid in at front of book includes a newspaper cut out about the book, a pamphlet advertising the book, and funeral pamphlet in memory of Frederick Brown. Beige dust jacket with red title to front and spine panels. Browning, rubbing, and edgewear to dust jacket which is now in protective plastic sleeve. 336 pages. BUS/082916. Very Good / Very Good.
Milan: Ulrico Hoepli, 1920. Hardcover. An interesting early twentieth century Italian text on advertising techniques in various media, including newspapers, posters and signs, catalogs, and more. It talks about the power of advertising, and offers aphorisms on the subject. Extensively illustrated from Italian and French sources with twenty-seven black and white and seventeen color full-page reproductions. There are also over forty inventive and charming in text illustrations. Rebound in chipped and rubbed blue cloth. Some foxing and aging to interior pages but in very good condition. 181 pages including list of artists plus index. ART/091312. Very Good.
Trieste: 1957. Paperback. Very good in white paper wraps with gilt title to front wrapper. Illustrations throughout. Beige and white dust jacket with black title to front panel. White spine panel with no title. Minor soiling and rippling to dust jacket. 88 pages + appendix. Business History. BUS2/7280. Very Good.