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The A B C's Of Business

By: McKee, Henry S.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1924

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 018324

Condition: Fine


Original blue cloth with gilt design of the first National Bank logo on the front cover, gilt lettering on spine. 5 1/4 X 7 3/4 inches. 135 pages. Copy signed by author. Contents in this copy, "The Complex Character of Our Business Organization", "The Misunderstanding of Money", "Wages and Wealth", "The Elements of Banking", "Business Consequences of the War", "The Abuse of Our Railways", "speculators and Markets", ... View more info

Original Portrait Photograph

By: Merritt, Ralph Palmer

Price: $37.50

Publisher: San Francisco, California, Bushnell:

Seller ID: 10027

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Original photograph, circa 1900, mounted on board (3 3/4 x 7 3/4 inch) in an oval shape. Ralph Merritt (b.1883- ) served as a Regent of the University of California (1924-28) and was President of the Sun Maid Raisin Company (1923- ). The photograph shows Merritt as a eighteen year old boy. Bushnell had shops in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, and Portland. View more info

Stock Certificate

By: Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company

Price: $37.50

Publisher: 1897

Seller ID: 015694

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Dimensions 11 x 8 inches, printed in black and orange with decorative border, pictorial vignettes, certificate no. A7649, issued August 6, 1897 for ten shares valued at $100 per share , to Douglas and Jones, signed by the president and secretary. 9 hole punches, brown spot on left hand side. In wooden frame with glass. The Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company incorporated in 1870. It was better known by its nickname, the Katy. View more info

Autograph Letter Signed

By: Neil, Thomas

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1800

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 015876

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


3 pages, 7 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches. Dated February 28, 1800 from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Thomas Neal (1773-1850) was a Portsmouth, New Hampshire, merchant who was born in Ireland and came to America around 1790. He was part of a family that dealt in dry goods. In this letter to his brother Charles, Thomas Neil writes that he would prefer that Charles send him the $1000 he has available as opposed to investing it in cargo. Neil also does some strategizing about what option... View more info

The Business Guide for Women: An Outline of Vocational, Commercial, Legal and Statistical Information

By: Nichols, J.L.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, National Book & Bible House: 1925

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 018988

Condition: Fine


Publisher's blue cloth with black lettering. Illustrated with drawings. A seemingly never read copy. 5 x 7 1/2 inches. 544 pages, including index. View more info

Original Stereocard Photograph: "Winding Linen Yarns on Bobbins, Guelph, Ontario"

By: None

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Keystone View Company:

Seller ID: 7652

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


3 1/4 by 7 inches. Numbered 268-20967 by the publisher. The black and white photo shows two women, one working the spindle, the other hanging the finished thread. Two columns of text on back explaining the process. Circa 1915. Letter "B" written on back. View more info

Original Stereocard Photograph. "Lucious Grape Fruit on the Trees, Manatee, Florida, U.S.A."

By: None

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New Bennington, Vt., H.C. White Co.: 1907

Seller ID: 8998

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Image # 843 on a dark gray board (7 x 3 1/2 inch) with a patent for "The 'Perfect Stereograph". Closeup picture of clusters of ripe grape fruit hanging on the fruit tree. Nice clean copy in plastic slipcase. View more info

Dictionary of Political Economy

By: Palgrave, Robert Harry Inglis

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co. Limited: 1910

Seller ID: 7971

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Three stout volumes, complete. The 1910 edition is a reprint of the 1908 edition, which added an appendix to the third volume. The set is bound in publisher's black cloth with gilt lettering. 798, 848 and 881 pages. View more info

Two Autograph Letters, Signed.

By: Palmer, Milton J.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: 1903

Seller ID: 11670

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Two autograph letters (8 1/2 x 11 inch) on 'Private Office' Palmer House stationary. Also one letter, signed E.P.A., Chicago 1903 (?), two pages. Milton J. Palmer (1824-1905) was the brother and business partner of Potter Palmer (1826-1902) was a very successful and wealthy early Chicago businessman known for both his retail and real estate development undertakings. The Palmer Hotel in Chicago is named after him. In both the letters Milton Palmer writes to his sister Ann... View more info

Baptism in Oil; Stephen F. Peckham in Southern California 1865-66

By: Peckham, Stephen F); Gerald T. White

Price: $37.50

Publisher: The Book Club of California. 1984. San Francisco.: 1984

Seller ID: 3359

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Book Club Publications 177. 138 pages; illustrations; notes; cloth backed illustrated boards. 500 copies printed by Ward Ritchie. In the Preface the author notes: "This book consists of three parts -- a reminiscent narrative by Stephen F. Peckham of his year in southern California in 1865-66; h is correspondence as chemist and geologist during this controversial cradle year of the California oil industry; and, encompassing the whole, a biographical sketch which I hav... View more info

The Lives of James and William B. Simpson

By: Pridmore, Jay

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Simpson Estates, Inc.: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14533

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Edition of 750 copies. xiv, 206 pages; illustrations, map; index; dark brown cloth binding with dust jacket in publisher's slip case, brown cloth also. James Simpson was the head of the Marshall Field's store chain in Chicago, and was a driving force behind 'A Century of Progress' World's Fair in Chicago in 1933. He was also Chairman of the Chicago Plan Commission. His brother William was a benefactor, but preferred to remain in the background. Interesting account of the... View more info

Scientific Money

By: Rogers, Taylor

Price: $37.50

Publisher: San Francisco, California, Taylor Rogers: 1894

Seller ID: 015470

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Green paper binding, chipping and some tearing at joint. Bottom right corner of cover missing. Editorial about the need for a currency that has no intrinsic value like gold or silver coins. View more info

Het Handelshuis Van Eeghen: Proeve Eener Geschiedenis Van Een Amsterdamsch Handelshuis

By: Rogge, J.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1949

Seller ID: 14759

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Number 279 of a limited edition. 422 pages; illustrations; index; black cloth with gilt lettering (7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch). In Dutch - "The Trading of Eeghen: Aptitude and History of a Trading Amsterdansch". History of the Van Eeghen family of Amsterdam from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. Very good clean copy. View more info

Letter to the Teachers of San Francisco; Introducing the Bill Prepared by the Pension Committee of Fifteen, Together with the Bill; Read the Letter, Read the Bill; Bring This Pamphlet with You to the Meeting

By: San Francisco Teachers' Pension Committee

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Neal Publishing Company: 0

Seller ID: 020021

Condition: Near Fine


Beige pamphlet with black text. No date, circa 1913. 6" x 8 3/4." Ten pages, complete. A bit of tearing at the spine. Pages are otherwise very clean and intact. A pamphlet that teachers are encouraged to read before they attend a meeting about a bill that would address teachers' pensions and a pension bill. The pamphlet includes a letter by Agnes Regan, Chairman of the Pension Committee of Fifteen, which summarizes the pension bill. The pages that follow ... View more info

A Captain of Industry Being the Story of a Civilized Man

By: Sinclair, Upton

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Girard, KS, The Appeal to Reason: 1906

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019934

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's blue cloth binding. 5 1/2" x 8." 142 pages, complete. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. A cautionary tale about an corrupt industrialist. This book was initially banned when Upton Sinclair first wrote it. In the preface, he says the book is now acceptable because several cases of corporate corruption had been exposed in the time that had passed. The publisher of this book, The Appeal to Reason, was a weekly, left-wing newspap... View more info

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The Rand-McNally Guide to the Great Northwest

By: Soule, S. H.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Rand McNally & Company: 1909

Seller ID: 016513

Condition: Very Good


Alaska-Yukon Exposition Edition. Publisher's red cloth binding with gilt lettering, rubbing, bumped lower corner. Front fly leaf loose. Splitting at back hinge. 365 pages with six pages in front and 16 pages in back of advertisements from cities and businesses. Index. Numerous black and white illustrations and fold out 26 x 20 inch color map of the United States. This volume provides commercial, agricultural and historical information for Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oreg... View more info

Receipt for State and County Taxes, County of Sacramento, 1866

By: State of California

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Sacramento, CA, State of California: 1866

Seller ID: 019878

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Tax receipt for property in Sacramento printed in black ink on beige paper. Dated September 16, 1866. 7 3/4" x 12 1/2." Handwriting in brown ink. Paper, handwriting, and printed text are all very clean and intact. Document begins with Description of Property: "S 1/2, E 1/2 of Lot 8 H + II + 10 + 11th, $550" and "N 1/8 of Lot 8 I + J [+ II + 10+ 11th], $200." The next section is Recapitulation: "Real Estate, $750," "Improvements, ... View more info

State Controller's Warrant and Deficiency Claim; Carson, Nevada, 1882-1883

By: State of Nevada, State Controller's Office

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Carson, NV, State of Nevada, State Controller's Office: 0

Seller ID: 019876

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


State Controller's pay warrant with deficiency claim note form on the back with official "x" punched in the center; both documents printed on beige paper. Warrant dated 1883; deficiency claim dated 1882. Warrant measures 5 1/4" x 10 1/4"; deficiency claim measures 8" x 3 3/4." Part of text printed in black ink. Portions of text handwritten in black ink. Some parts (such as dates) are stamped in pink, blue, or purple ink. A black and white de... View more info

State Controller's Warrant; Carson City, Nevada, December 2, 1898

By: State of Nevada, State Controller's Office

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Carson City, NV, State of Nevada, State Controller's Office: 1898

Seller ID: 019877

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


State Controller's pay warrant printed on beige paper. Dated December 2, 1898. 10" x 5 1/4." Embossed Nevada state seal in center of document. A black and white decorative border and a couple images of a dog and building are on the warrant. Paper, handwriting, and printed text and images are all very clean and intact. The warrant says the following: "No. 1747, Controller's Office, State of Nevada, Carson City, Dec 2, 1898. The State Treasurer will pay ... View more info

Typed Letter Signed.

By: Tewksbury, Lewis G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, N.Y., 1892

Seller ID: 11171

Condition: Collectible-Fine


One page (8 1/4 x 11 inch) typed letter on "Lewis G. Tewksbury, Banker" stationary. Lewis G. Tewksbury (b.1864) is most remembered as being an owner of the famous harness racing horse "John R. Gentry" (1889-1920). He had bought the horse at auction in 1896 for $19,900 and sold him the next year to E.H.Harriman. Tewksbury was a man with a vague past and questionable business practices. He lived well off his brokerage business for a short while, doing much ... View more info