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Brierley Hill, England: Hill & Smith, circa 1910. Hardcover. A rare architectural metal work products catalogue from Hill and Smith of Brierley Hill Ironworks, Near Dudley, South Staffordshire. The company was founded in 1824 as Edward Hill and Co . In 1853 it became a partnership between Edward Hill and Henry Smith as Hill and Smith of the Brierley Hill Ironworks. The company was renowned for its constructional steel and iron work, bridges, girders, iron buildings, architectural wrought metal work, iron fencing, gates, railings forgings and castings. "Hill and Smith is famous for supplying many miles of fencing for Queen Victoria, Ornamental Gates and parapet railing for the Royal House of Siam; work on the Sydney Harbour Bridge; the Royal Dockyard at Simonstown; South Africa, and gates at Hong Kong market and the European Club, Shanghai. " [company statement]. The company is still in business today. The catalogue is full of hundreds of black and white photographs of their architectural metal designs and structures. These are followed by structures for municipal and agricultural use, and then a section on foundry equipment and supplies. Bound in blue paper covered boards with diagram to front cover illustrating the types of metal works offered by the company. With blue cloth spine with company name. Binding is chipped, soiled and bumped. Interior pages are clean and bright. 525 pages plus index. ARCH/050619. Very Good.
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.
Relay, MD: Calvert Distilling Company, 1940, 1941,1942. Softcover. A rare internally published bulletin from this former Maryland distillery. The Calvert Distilling Co. bought the Maryland Distillery in 1934. The Maryland Distillery was established in 1933 as the first legal whiskey still in Maryland after the repeal of prohibition. This publication was intended as a manual for the distillery's tour guides. It is a dense and lengthy document covering all aspects of the distillery's operations. There are many charts, tables, and diagrams on blending, flavoring and concentrations. There are also sections on government regulations, cleanliness and sanitation, and more. Calvert's Distilling was later taken over by Seagram's in 1939 and they continued producing Calvert Whiskey at this location. This publication was produced by mimeograph and has several sections individually paginated, including addenda dated 1941 and 1942. The entire publication has more than 100 pages. In a softcover report cover that is quite soiled, stained, and creased. Internal pages are very good although some of the print is light. With distillery's library stamp on first page. 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.
Baltimore: Norman T. A. Munder & Company, 1925. Hardcover. Number 370 of 2000 copies privately printed for Alexander Brown. Issued on the 125th anniversary of the founding of the house in Baltimore in 1800. This is a comprehensive history of the founding and growth of Alexander & Brown, the country's first investment bank. At the time of this publication it was the oldest banking house in America. It of course first focuses on the founder himself, the first Alexander Brown (1764-1834). With numerous illustrations throughout. Bound in dark red cloth with gilt titling to spine and gilt ornaments and rulings to covers. Front cover has gilt ornament for 125th anniversary. Very light bumping. and very small chip to front cover. Internal pages have a light rippling possibly from extra tight binding. Otherwise clean and bright. This copy was presented to L. Manuel Hendler, the founder of Hendler's Ice Cream in the early 1900s. An interesting recounting of this important Baltimore business and its impact on the city's growth. Very good condition. 214 pages. BALT/032819. 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.