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300 Ways of Getting Trade: A Book of Suggestions for Retail; Distributors of Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes and Groceries

By: Cole, Geo. S.

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Chicago, Mercantile Book Company: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 018989

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's red cloth with dulled gilt lettering. Front end paper cllipped on bottom corner; second end paper folded. Clean and fresh internally. Chapters include: Plans for Getting Trade; Up to Date Methods for Merchandizing; Premium Plans; Retailers' Associations; Personal Letters and Circulars; Sales and Special Sales; Store Catalogues; Misc. Plans; Store Papers. 212 pages, including index. 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches. View more info

Autograph Manuscript Documents. "Financial Papers"

By: Comstock, Elisha M.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New London County, Connecticut,

Seller ID: 11976

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


circa.1808-1841. Series of 31 manuscript documents relating to Elisha M. Comstock (1783-c.1838) was born in Montville, Connecticut and was a merchant in the towns of New London County (New London, Waterford, Lyme, and Montville). These papers were kept by Comstock in the course of his business. They include invoices, receipts, promissory notes, estate records, voting records, shipping cost, expenses and so forth. About ten of the documents are signed by businessmen and c... View more info

Bank Directors: Their Powers, Duties and Liabilities

By: Crawford, John J.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Bankers Publishing Co.: 1909

Seller ID: 018990

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's brown paper over boards. Title label on front cover. "Bankers Handy Series-1." Short essays on the subjects. 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. 36 pages, including index View more info

Tales of the Road

By: Crewdson, Charles N.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Chicago, Thompson and Thomas: 1905

Seller ID: 019144

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's blue and yellow cloth binding. Picture of a train in a landscape on the front cover. Decoration on the spine. 5 1/2" x 7 3/4." 352 pages, complete. Sixteen black and white illustrations, complete. Pages and covers are very clean, and binding is tight. Very light wear on spine and front cover. Photograph of author laid-in. Included are two pages of small articles. One page is an overview of the book; the other is a short autobiograph... View more info

Set of Original Photographs (2) "Rock Drills"

By: Cyclone Drill Company

Price: $37.50

Seller ID: 11665

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


circa.1890s. Two original photographs (4 1/2 x 6 inch) of a rock drill manufactured by the Cyclone Drill Co. They were manufactured to do text borings, drill blast holes and dig water and oil wells. The images show the drill from different angles. Two men are posing alongside the drill in a rock quarry at an unknown location. Ohio? The machine number painted on the side of the drill is 'No. 1123'. Cyclone Drill Co later on became Sanderson Cyclone Drill Co., and in turn ... View more info

Original Portrait Photograph

By: Dollar, Robert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, California, Allied Photographers:

Seller ID: 10390

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Photograph of Robert Dollar (1844-1932) 8 x 10 inch. Born in Scotland and began in the lumber business in Canada and expanding into shipping to export his products. Entering the shipping business in San Francisco in 1880, by 1901 he founded the Dollar Steamship Co. which became known for its transpacific liners bering the names of U.S. Presidents and became the largest shipowner in the U.S. An enemy of the unions, his inflammatory talk during the 1916 longshoreman strike... View more info

How to Get a Good Position.

By: Ely, J.T.A., And C.M.J. Hord

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, New York, The Gregg Publishing Company: 1927

Seller ID: 11931

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


vi, 72 pages; brown paper wrapper (5 x 7 1/4 inch) with title on the cover. an overview of applying and obtaining a good position in work - they are: sources of openings, help wanted advertisements, value of a Newspaper, employment agencies, canvassing, situations wanted advertisements, interviewing, your daily program, and personal exploitation. Some discoloration along the top edges not effecting the text, a number in ink written on the cover. View more info

Chas. H. Fuller's Advertisers' Directory of Leading Newspapers and Magazines. 1905-06.

By: Fuller, Charles H.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, Chas. H. Fuller's Advertising Agency: 1905

Seller ID: 13485

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


613 pages; advertisements; gilt edging to the pages; flexible leather binding with gilt lettering (missing chips and cracks on the spine). 'H. Mather' is stamped on the cover. Listing of the known publications in the United States and english publications in the rest of the world as an aid for advertisements. Very good clean copy. View more info

Document Signed - General Charles Grey

By: Grey, Charles

Price: $100.00

Publisher: 1836

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019398

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Signature on beige document in brown ink by General Charles Grey. August 15, 1836. 8" x 12 3/4." One page. Document includes typed text and handwritten portions. Signed "Howick" at the bottom of the document. Document has a "J & M Miller 1830" watermark. Paper, text, signature, and handwriting are very clean and intact. General Charles Grey (1804-1879) was the son of Charles Grey (1764-1845; 2nd Earl Grey, Viscount of Howick, and Baron Gre... View more info

Typed Letter Signed - Senator John Chandler "Chan" Gurney (Two Letters)

By: Gurney, John Chandler "Chan"

Price: $50.00

Publisher: 0

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019401

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Two letters typed on white paper in black ink. Both letters signed by Chan Gurney in blue ink. $50 for the pair. November 19, 1938 and May 6, 1948. 1938 letter measures 7 1/4" x 10 1/2"; 1948 letter measures 8" x 10 1/2." Two pages (one page each). 1938 letter is signed "Chan" and includes an inscription by him: "Must do a good job to win for the Party in 1940." 1948 letter is printed on United States Senate stationery and is signed... View more info

Corcker-Langley San Francisco Directory for the Year Ending June 1918 Containing an Alphabetical List of Business Firms and Private Citizzens, a Directory of the City and Counmty Offices, Churches, Public and Private Schools, Benevolent, Literary and Other Associations...A Classified Business Directory and Revised Street and Avenue Guide of the City

By: H.S. Crocker Co., compiler

Price: $150.00

Publisher: San Francisco, H.S. Crocker Co.: 1918

Seller ID: 018829

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's light gren cloth with black lettering. Massive directory of 2106 pages, complete with all pages and advertisements present. Containing ads for liquor and wine in the last year before prohibition. 7 1/2 x 10 x 3 inches. Priority Mail option not available. View more info

Our Gold Problem

By: Hamilton, Fletcher

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sacramento, California State Printing Office: 1920

Seller ID: 015472

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Single-page, folded pamphlet, chipping along edges. An editorial by the California State Mineralogist, Fletcher Hamilton, in support of the McFadden Bill, which would place an excise tax on newly produced gold. View more info

Autograph Promissory Note - William Harwood

By: Harwood, William

Price: $75.00

Publisher: 1843

Seller ID: 10022

Condition: Collectible-Fine


'First Class. Promissory Note, 1 Real, for the year 1843'. Written on official stationary (8 1/2 x 12 1/2 inch) for the Republic of Chile and dated October 14, 1843 in Valparaiso. A ten day promissory note to the order of SS E. F. Loring & Co. for the sum of 169 pesos with 6 reals in current coin , at one percent interest per month by William Harwood. Signed by an official with filing number. Clean copy with evidence of folding. Comes with a description and partial trans... View more info

Miners & Business Men's Directory. For the Year Commencing January 1st, 1856. Embracing a General Directory of the Citizens of Tuolumne, and Portions of Calaveras, Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties. Together with the Mining Laws of Each District, a Description of the Different Camps, and Other Interesting Statistical Matter

By: Heckendorn & Wilson

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Donald I. Segerstrom Memorial Fund: 1976

Seller ID: 11531

Condition: Collectible-Fine


1000 copies printed, Publication No. 2. 104 pages; facsimile reprint; brown paper wrapper with title on the cover. Boxed in a blue slipcase. Business directory for Tuolumne County, Columbia, Sonora, Jamestown, Shaw's Flat, Springfield, Gold Springs, Yankee Hill, Saw Mill Flat, Brown's Flat, Jackass Gulch, Montezuma, Chinese Camp, Jacksonville, Poverty Hill, La Grange among other camps in the area. Fine reprint of the rare first edition of 1856. View more info

Two Original Inscribed Photographs

By: Hirst, Sir Hugo and Lady Hirst

Price: $50.00

Publisher: 1937

Seller ID: 12217

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Two original inscribed photographs, dated 1937 (7 3/4 x 9 3/4 inch). One photograph showing Sir Hugo Hirst and inscribed by him. One photograph, showing Lady Hirst is also signed by her. Also included are three related items: a) A printed photograph of sir Hugo (3 1/4 x 4 1/2 inch b/w) mounted on a Christmas Card; b) a printed engraving of Sir Hugo's home (4 1/2 x 7 inch, b/w) 'Fox Hill' near Reading in Southern England, sent as part of a Christmas Card (1929); c) an off... View more info

Ready Results, a Series of Tables Exhibiting, at a Glance, Any Required Multiple of Standard Commercial Rates and Presenting Instantaneous Computations of Wages, Prices of Goods, Amount of Work Done, Etc., Being Adapted to All Ordinary Line of Business.

By: Holmes, C.A. Jr. & George Holmes

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, PA, Holmes & Holmes: 1887

Seller ID: 5417

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


(title continued).Designed for the Assistance of Manufacturers, Merchants, Tradesmen, Cashiers, Paymasters, Bookkeepers, Time-Keepers, Clerks, Salesmen, Mechanics and Laborers. (1887). Publisher's blue cloth. 8 1/2 by 3 3/4 inches. Two text pages consisting of preface, explinations, examples, and notes and 87 pages of indexed calculations. Copy of The Holmes Book Company, Los Angeles with their stamp on the front pastedown and blindstamp on the title page. Small chips on... View more info

Cyrus W. Field, His Life and Work [1819-1892]

By: Judson, Isabella Field [editor]

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10321

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


332 pages + [4] ads; illustrations; bound in publisher's black cloth with gilt on the top of the paging, title on the spine. Former owner's inscription on the front flyleaf page in ink. Biography of Cyrus Field and his role in the financing and laying of the trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific telegraph cables during the nineteenth century. View more info

The Flower Shop.

By: Laurie, Alex

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, Florists' Publishing Company: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13185

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


148 pages; illustrations; index; ; publisher's green cloth binding. Chapters on: The Store, Its Equipment and Merchandise; Management; Special Days; Florists' Telegraph Delivery Association; Use of Cut Flowers; Funeral Designs; Decorative Effects; Flowers available during the year. View more info

The Royal Exchange: A Note on the Occasion of the Bicentenary of the Royal Exhcange Assurance

By: Mason, A.E.W

Price: $37.50

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7452

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


No date, but published in 1920. Deluxe edition. Bound in full padded leather with coat of arms embossed on front cover. A fine copy in publisher's slipcase, which is scuffed. Former owner's inscription, dated 1920. Nine illustrations: four color and five black and white. The first part of the books discusses the three different building the company has had, all in the same location, from 1720 through 1920. The second part is the history of the company and its goals. 74 p... View more info

Customers. Some of the People Printers Have to Do Printing for.

By: Maxton, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah, Porte Publishing Company: 1933

Seller ID: 13520

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


40 pages; black and white paper wrapper (4 x 6 5/8 inch). The dos and don'ts of dealing with customers for printers. Very good clean copy. View more info