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07347-M1108RCLK- Book- MERCHANT'S ASSISTANT AND CLERK'S MAGAZINE CONTAINING THE MOST USEFUL AND NECESSARY FORMS OF WRITINGS, THAT OCCUR IN THE TRANSACTIONS OF BUSINESS BETWEEN MAN AND MAN AND MOST OF WHICH ARE CALCULATED TO BE OF PRACTICAL UTILITY AS WELL TO THE CITIZENS OF THE OTHER UNITED STATES AS OF THE STATE OF MAINE, COLLECTED FROM THE MOST APPROVED AUTHORITIES. By N.G. Jewett and Daniel Clarke, Portland. Printed by Todd and Smith, 1824. A practical manual for merchants and any others doing business and getting along with their neighbors in the early 19th century. Almost a complete manual of simple law. An interesting and scarce early imprint. In original full brown calf leather bindings, black spine title w/tooled gilt. Rubbing, edge wear, 1” long worm groove in leather on back board, boards slightly and evenly bowed toward opening edge but book is straight as bound. Binding solid and intact. Interior pages of 100% rag paper stock are moderately foxed, very early previous owners names dimly penciled on front flyleaf and dim pencil notes on back flyleaf, back index pages have clear stain on upper portion of page. 4-1/2”x 7-1/8”x 263pp + 1pp corrections and additions + 10pp index. $154.00
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05319-M0996EKRL- Newspaper- UNITED STATES ECONOMIST AND DRY GOODS REPORTER, A Journal Devoted To Political Economy, Finance, Commerce, Manufacturers And Agriculture, NY. New Series, Vol. XII, No.33, Aug 17, 1867.  Almost all ads with news items affecting  the dry goods trade  and prices current. Delightful hodgepodge of type styles advertising  agents, importers,  jobbers, manufacturers, manufacturing machinery suppliers, etc. On all rag stock and very well preserved. Lots of business history  here! Previously bound, cut cleanly along gutter.   17-3/4" x 25" x 8pp. $32.00  


05320-M0996EKRL- Newspaper- UNITED STATES ECONOMIST AND DRY GOODS REPORTER, A Journal Devoted To Political Economy, Finance, Commerce, Manufacturers And Agriculture, NY. New Series, Vol. XII, No.34, Aug 24, 1867. Almost all ads with news items affecting  the dry goods trade  and prices current. Delightful hodgepodge of type styles advertising  agents, importers,  jobbers, manufacturers, manufacturing machinery suppliers, etc. On all rag stock and very well preserved. Lots of business history  here! . Previously bound, cut cleanly along gutter. 17-3/4" x 25" x 8pp. $32.00


03289-M1194ASHR- Trade Directory- THE COMMISSION AGENT, London, England. March 17, 1876. “A Monthly Medium for the promotion of Wholesale Business between Foreign & Colonial Merchants and British Manufacturers.  Forms an index to export trade in articles for some twenty-one different industries. Includes raw materials, machinery, hardware;  work in wood, stone, etc.; food products, drugs, recreations, woven goods, leather and more. Numerous ads for everything imaginable from soda water machinery to hats to corsets to sewing machines to lamps to safes and you name it! Commercial  news from around the world, prices current, manufacturers indexes, etc. Encyclopedic in scope. Quite fragile, chipped, age toned. Pictures clipped from two pages. Rare and valuable reference. 8-1/2”  x 11”  x 172pp. $80.00  


05745-M0397EAEE- Booklet- MAYHEW'S PRACTICAL  BOOKKEEPING LEDGER,  Merchants name, place not given.  1883. A general  merchants  ledger  w/nineteen customer accounts in ink for 1883 and 1884.  A wide range of goods represented- clothes, calico, raisins, gun powder, kerosene,  shoes, much more. Delightful piece of history! Some stains to front cover. 6-7/8" x 8-1/4" x 24pp. $32.00


04776-M0396EKRL-  Journal-  THE NORTH-WESTERN FINANCIER, Denver, CO. Vol.1, No.7,   Mar 1891.  "Devoted to The Interests and  Development  of  the Great Northwest."  Ads from  banks, investment companies, mortgage & real estate, etc.  Denver Bank Stocks, Colorado Mining Stock Exchange quotations, Denver Items, Real Estate Notes, Colorado Annual Report  of Immigration, Money in the Country and World,  Railroads; complete news from Dakota, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.   Many articles on mining, farming, business, etc.  Nice typography and head.  Illustrated ad on Smith Premier typewriter.  Blue wraps. Minimal wear & light folds, small library stamp. 9" x 11-3/4" x 16pp  + wraps. $42.00  


04980-M0696ECEE- Flier- MUTUAL RESERVE FUND LIFE, NY. July 12, 1894. Nice engraving of building and street scene, progress report w/all the figures. Blue ink on pinkish coated paper. Some separated folds have archival tissue repairs. Nice display piece.  5-3/4” x 9-1/4” x 4pp. $23.00  


00924-M0491ELEE- Journal-  GEORGIA-ALABAMA BUSINESS COLLEGE JOURNAL. Macon, GA, Oct 1901. This tabloid-sized paper was mailed as second-class matter, but it is actual1y an advertising piece, a1most in total, of the Business College. Many ha1f-tones of facu1ty, former students, facilities, Bacon views, numerous letters of testimony from former students and business leaders, feature articles about Macon and the school. E. L. Martin was president as well as being president of the Georgia Employment Bureau. His home is also pictured. The institution offered: 1) A General Commercial Course embracing Bookkeeping (covering al1 methods), Commercia1 Law, Banking, Commission, Manufacturing, Penmanship, Business Arithmetic, Correspondence, Spelling, Grammar and Rapid Calculations. 2) Short Hand and Typewriting. 3) Pen Art Course including Muscular Movement Drill, Off-Hand Flourishing, Engrossing (this was writing out in large letters of a kind once seen legal documents), Card Writing, Lettering in all styles, Arithmetic, Pen-Shading. 4) Art Course, embracing instruction in Oil, Pastel, Water Co1or. 5) China Painting. 6) Music Course, individual instruction in vocal or piano forte. They “guaranteed a position or tuition refunded.". An interesting piece of regional history. Slight wear at fold, otherwise very good. 10-1/2" x 15” x 16pp. $37.00


Rare Selections of Kate E. Tirney Materials  

Mrs. Tirney established a purchasing agency in New York in 1884. Evidentially, her primary business was dressmaking, providing “evening, reception and outdoor gowns and tailor-made suits and artistic millinery” to New York’ elite. She speaks occasionally of “fitters” who worked for her, as well as “modistes” in Paris and in the U.S. (Modiste is an old-fashioned term. It is someone who makes or deals in fashionable clothes, hats, etc. for women.) Although she continued to concentrate on fashions, her business soon expanded to include about everything and every service imaginable. Along about 1902 she began the publication SHOP TALK. Subscription to the agency’s service was $1.00 a year and SHOP TALK was sent free of charge. In the July 1904 issue of SHOP TALK she says, “I buy anything on sale in New York--not alone articles and materials suitable for ladies’ wear, but Yachts, Cemetery Fences, Carousal Organs, Diving Bells, Threshing Machines, and any other odd thing you don’t know where to buy or can most readily secure through my Agency. Flowers and fruits for friends on Steamers, in Hospitals, for Funerals, etc., are promptly delivered by my own messenger. Freshness inspected and guaranteed. Dinner and Luncheon specialties, favors for all occasions, and every requisite for society functions. Fancy dress costumes hired. Tickets for travel or theaters secured in best location. Chaperons furnished for all occasions, thoroughly familiar with all places on interest in the city and vicinity. Minors or timid persons met on arrival. Dye or clean all fabrics, carpets, rugs, curtains, fine laces, etc. Have best French dyer and cleaner in the city.  Crepe refinished. Feathers and boas cleaned, dyed and curled. Gloves cleaned. Button holes and pinking made. Accordion and dress platings. Buttons and umbrellas covered. Fur garments re-dyed, repaired, remodeled and stored.  I do not buy second-hand goods, nor engage servants. Such commissions should never be delegated. Will Execute Any Honorable Commission.”  

We’re not sure just how long it continued publication but Shop Talk enjoyed considerable success as evidenced by the advertising carried from all the fashionable businesses in New York City.  We have a number of copies of this most informative publication as described following. This is a high quality little publication on heavy coated stock paper and they are all nicely illustrated. A very enlightening commentary is offered throughout on the fashions, furnishings and customs of the times. 

06907-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers and Shopping. Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. III, No.5. July, 1904. About 2” on upper spine is bug chewed. 5-1/8”x 8”x 100pp. $18.00


06909-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers  and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. IV, No.10. December, 1905. Has laid in a 3-1/4”x 5-1/2” announcement card welcoming a new subscriber. It has scalloped and embossed flower border. Quite nice. Excellent condition. 5-1/8”x 8”x 124pp. $28.00


06910-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers  and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. IV, No.11. January, 1906. Spine foot has small chip, back wrap has crease and corner missing, otherwise excellent condition. 5-1/8”x 8”x 96pp. $18.00


06911-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. IV, No.12. February, 1906. Small chip at spine foot and cover edge. 5-1/8”x 8”x 96pp. $18.00


06912-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers  and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. V, No.1. March, 1906. This called the Anniversary Number. A few spine chips. 5-1/8”x 8”x 100pp. $18.00


  06913-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers  and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. V, No.3. May, 1906.  Approximately 1/3 of spine cover is bug eaten, some stains to cover edge. 5-1/8”x 8”x 104pp. $18.00


06914-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers  and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. V, No.4. June, 1906.  Chip at spine head, top 1/3 of wrap edge and first few pages bug eaten about ¼”. 5-1/8”x 8”x 96pp. $18.00


06915-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers  and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. V, No.5. July, 1906. Some chips at spine head. 5-1/8”x 8”x .88pp. $18.00


06916-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers, and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. V, No. 7. September, 1906.  Couple inches of spine chips. 5-1/8”x 8”x 80pp. $18.00


06917-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers, and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. V, No. 9. November, 1906.  Bug chews to spine cover. 5-1/8”x 8”x 112pp. $18.00


06918-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers, and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. V, No. 11. January, 1907. Reply envelope with fancy name laid in. Front wrap missing, first page tattered and stained, second page has bug chew hole and tear. 5-1/8”x 8”x 92pp. $18.00


06919-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers, and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. V, No. 12. February, 1907. About ¼ of front wrap missing, small gaps in edge of back cover. 5-1/8”x 8”x 92pp. $18.00


06920-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers, and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. VI, No.1. March, 1907. Anniversary Number. Spine cover has been eaten away by paste-eating bugs. 5-1/8”x 8”x 92pp. $18.00


06921-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers, and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. VI, No.2. April, 1907. Very good condition. 5-1/8”x 8”x 92pp. $18.00


06922-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers, and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. VI, No.3. May, 1907. Very good condition. 5-1/8”x 8”x 100pp. $18.00


06923-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers, and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. VI, No.4. June, 1907. Chipped along lower cover edge about 1-1/4”. 5-1/8”x 8”x 100pp. $18.00


06924-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers, and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. VI, No.5. July, 1907. 1-1/2” gap in back top cover edge and smaller place in last two pages.  5-1/8”x 8”x 84pp. $18.00


06925-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers, and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. VI, No.6. August, 1907. Spine covering gone and gaps bug chewed into cover and first few pages at gutter on upper 1/3 of journal. Also clear stains along gutter edge of cover.  5-1/8”x 8”x 84pp. $12.00


06926-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers, and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. VI, No.7. September, 1907. Very good condition. 5-1/8”x 8”x 92pp. $18.00


06927-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers, and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. VI, No.8. October, 1907. Two calling cards are laid in: Mrs. James C. Bloomfield and Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb. Very good condition. 5-1/8”x 8”x 80pp. $28.00


06928-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers, and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. VI, No.9. November, 1907. About 1” of wrap at top of spine chipped.  5-1/8”x 8”x 80pp. $18.00


06929-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers, and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. VI, No.10. December, 1907. Holiday Number. Nice 2-color Christmas cover illustration of elegant Victorian lady shopping in a store. One illustrated ad offers “Swastika Good Luck Jewelry”. Until the Nazis came along and  made this one of the most hated symbols in the world, the swastika was used by many cultures throughout the past 3,000 years to represent life, sun, power, strength, and good luck. Very good condition. 5-1/8”x 8”x 84pp. $28.00


06930-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers, and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. VI, No.11. January, 1908. Very good condition. 5-1/8”x 8”x 80pp. $18.00


06931-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers, and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. VI, No.12. February, 1908. Front wrap had been torn off and large pieces missing along gutter side. It has been repaired and reattached, although there is some loss of typography. Page1/2 has gaps and some have been repaired. Pages 1 through 4 have stains and some lesser clear stains at bottom of several other pages. Journal is sound and very serviceable with repairs. 5-1/8”x 8”x 84pp. $10.00


06932-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers, and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. This one is erroneously imprinted Vol. VI, No.13, but should be Vol. VII, No.1. We know this because the following April issue is correctly imprinted as Vol. VII, No.2.  March, 1908. Anniversary Number. About 2” of spine chipped and a small ½” corner missing on back cover. 5-1/8”x 8”x 84pp. $18.00


06933-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers, and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. VII, No.2.  April, 1908. Easter Number. About 2” of spine chipped, tape lift and gap in front wrap at top edge. 5-1/8”x 8”x 92pp. $16.00


06934-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers, and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. VII, No.3.  May, 1908. Very good condition. 5-1/8”x 8”x 84pp. $18.00


06935-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers, and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. VII, No.4.  June, 1908.  2-1/4”x 3” gap lower free corner of front wrap. 5-1/8”x 8”x 84pp. $16.00


06936-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers, and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. VII, No.5.  July, 1908. Very good condition. 5-1/8”x 8”x 80pp. $18.00


06937-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers, and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. VII, No.7.  September, 1908. A torn-out ledger sheet laid in with penciled figures for “storm serge or cheviot” and “mixed suiting”. Apparently a list someone was making up to order. Very good condition. 5-1/8”x 8”x 76pp. $18.00


06938-M0401EAES- Journal- SHOP TALK, A Monthly devoted to the Interests of the Shops, Shoppers, and Shopping.  Shop Talk Publishing Co., New York. Vol. VII, No.8. October, 1908. Gnawed corner at spine head, couple inches of chipped spine. 5-1/8”x 8”x 80pp. $16.00


01585-M0393EALE- Insurance Booklet- STOCK AND MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES. "What is their expectation for solidity and permanence?" n.p., n.d. (ca 1910 or '11), no publisher, but obviously pro-mutual. Consists of tables of all the stock and mutual companies, location, date founded, date ceased business or still active, and capital stock. Good research material. Small bug chews in cover and first 3 or 4pp, otherwise good. 5-1/4” x 8" x 23pp. $6.00


04682-M0296EKCA-  Promo  Booklet- WICHITA BUSINESS COLLEGE, Wichita, KS. ca 1918. Curious little booklet of  “The Famous Fortune Teller, Ball Sham's Prophecies  ‘Original First Translation from Ancient Writing’...” Has long list of questions you may ask on various subjects which are answered in a clever and round-about way. We tried it--it's fun! Calendars for years 1919, 1920, 1921.  Wichita Business College promotional on back cover. Some cover soil and small stain. 4-3/4" x 6-1/4" x 32pp. $20.00  


01575-M0393EEKE- Envelope- MUTUAL BENEFIT LIFE INSURANCE CO., Newark, NJ. 1919. L.D. Drewry, Gen Agent, Chattanooga, TN (w/canceled 3¢ Washington stamp). Mailed to a customer in Forbus, TN. Forbus is a little crossroads about three miles up the way from Pall Mall, TN, home of Sgt. Alvin C. York. This envelope is beautifully chromolithographed with a WWI sentry illustration looking surprisingly like Sgt. York. York was a hero in this area, even more so than nationally, and this could well have been playing to his popularity. Envelope has been torn off on the end, but chromo is well preserved. 6-1/2”x 3-1/8”. $22.00


06367-M0199CCCL- Periodical- THE COMMERCIAL BRIBERY AND TIPPING REVIEW, A Monthly Periodical Opposed to All Forms of Gratuities. Vol.1, No.9. November 20, 1920.  William Rufus Scott, Editor & Publisher. 301 Machinists Building, Washington, D.C. Comment On A "Business Ethics League" (Letters from Samuel Gompers, President of A. F. of L., others in organized labor), Is A Business Ethics League Needed?, Tipping Chicago Chauffeurs, Graft In Sale Of Pullman Tickets, quote from Sir Robert Baden-Powell, much more. Most unusual publication.  It appears to have had general support among organized labor. The agenda was to get wages up to an acceptable level as opposed to those in service  jobs having to depend on handouts for livelihood. We're told that this publication lasted only one year. Remarkable historic and rare  piece for many reasons.  A little shop worn, has been disbound in the past from a library protector, library markings, edges chipped and wrinkled, some archival tissue  repairs, age-toned and some shelf soil. Not particularly fragile, however. 9"x 11-7/8"x 8pp. $58.00


06520-C0999ARAE- Annual Report- ARMOUR AND COMPANY, no place given. 1921. Annual report for fiscal year ending October 30, 1920.  A really well done item. Heavy stiff covers with embossed lettering and border.  High quality stock pages with  some of the most beautiful art we've seen.  There are four full page plates and the double page center spread. The artist is Herbert Johnson. Contents shape up something like this: Armour Service Ideals, Feeding the World--Today's Great Problem, Packing Industry First to Readjust, Economic Influence of the Housewife, Livestock--What of the Future?, Safeguarding the Outlet, Problems  Peculiar to the Packing Business, The Fallacy of Bureaucracy, Cold Facts on Cold Storage, "Three Men in a Boat", Farm Surplus Valueless Without a Market,  Foreign Business Activity, Packers' Profits and Political Piffle, The President's Report to Stockholders, Financial Statement, Facts About Armour and  Company. Some light cover stains and scratches. 6-1/4" x 9-3/8" x 29pp. $49.00


00536-B0990QRT- Newspaper- REDMOND'S FINANCIAL WEEKLY, NY and Boston, Feb 17, 1922. Expect Advances in Copper Metal. Mexico Oil. Sweet Co Earnings $30, 000 Monthly. General Motors Business Gaining. United Retail Candy Profits Growing. Southern Pacific RR Adopts Partial Payment Plan. Financial Giants of America. Curb Quotations. 10-1/2" x 13-1/4"  x 12pp. $8.00


03318-M0894CCEE- Journals- THE SCHEMER “BIG BUSINESS BRINGER”, published by L. V. Patterson, Alliance, OH. A full year’s run--12 issues for 1927. A little business opportunity magazine with wide range of articles, ads, and inspiration for the home manufacturer, mail order entrepreneur, sales agent, etc. Some neat ideas even for today. Each is 5-1/4” x 7-3/4” x average of about 34 pp. Very good condition. All. $44.00  


04928-M0395EEHC- Sales Pak- POSTAL LIFE INSURANCE CO., 511 Fifth Ave, NYC. Nov 16, 1927. Five pieces: 1) Letter w/dark blue typography and mail bag graphic  upon which is embossed in white, a representation of their bldg. Nice! 2) 3” x 7” x 4pp green "Full Life Policy" brochure with "Outstanding Points" & picture of bldg and family. 3) 3-1/4” x 71/2"  Premium  Schedule on green paper. 4) 3-1/2” x 7-1/2" Guaranteed Dividends slip. 5) Original mailing envelope w/graphics. Minor edge chews and foxing, all else excellent. All. $38.00


02320-M1293EEUO- Insurance Bulletin- THE B.M.A. BULLETIN (Business Men’s Assurance Co.), Vol. 24, No. 12,  November 11, 1937. Typical boosterism to the troops, letters of testimony, financial reports, etc. Coated stock paper. Horizontal mailing folds. Very good condition 8-1/2” x 11” x 112pp. $12.00


03332-M0994EKEE- Journals- CHICAGO MAIL ORDER NEWS published by Albert Service, Chicago. Five issues: Sept 1937, Oct 1937, Nov 1937, March 1938, April 1938. News items, business opportunities, lots of ads. Coated stock paper. Ea is 5-3/4” x  8-3/4” x 34 pp. One has an ad clipped, otherwise very good condition. All five issues. $22.00


03333-M0994EREE- Journals- PROFITABLE IDEAS: A Monthly Publication for the Mail Order Trade. Pub by Albert Service, Chicago. Four issues: Nov 1937, Apr 1938, Jul 1938, Oct 1938. Ea is    5-3/4” x 8-1/4”  x 48 to 68 pp. Two have archival marks. Very good condition. All. $17.00


04345-M1095EKKA- Journal- BEAUMONT BUSINESS, Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, Beaumont, TX. Vol.1, No.5. May 1938. Southeast Texas’ Chemurgic Possibilities; South’s Most Beautiful Fairgrounds; Voice of Business; What Life Insurance Does; Air Mail Twenty Years Old; Soil Doctor Rides The Iron Horse; Big Thicket of East Texas; more. Well illustraated. Nice ads from United Air Lines, International Trucks, Shaw-Walker, Reddy Kilowatt. Coated stock, 2-color cover. Previously bound, 4 awl punctures near gutter, otherwise very good. 8-3/4” x 11-3/4” x 22pp. $30.00  


05100-M0796EKKE- Book- SPEAKING  OF CHANGE. A Selection of Speeches and Articles  by Edward A. Filene, (1860-1937). Pub by Former Associates of Filene, NY 1939. Filene was an American merchant and pioneered in improving retail distribution. He helped organize the Boston, the United States, and the International  chambers of commerce. He also founded the Twentieth Century Fund to study major economic problems.   He supported the League of Nations and other movements for international understanding. Filene was born in Salem, MA, and became president of Wm. Filene's Sons Co, a Boston store. Buckram bound hardback, illustrated. X-lib w/some marks, but in very good condition. 6-1/4” x 9-1/4” x 324pp. $32.00 


06794-M0701EEEE- Book- THE BRUNSWICK-BALKE-COLLENDER CO., Chicago, Illinois. MANAGING AND OPERATING YOUR BOWLING BUSINESS. Copyright 1941. A rather scarce metal comb bound manual covering the operation of all bowling establishments featuring duck pin, rubber band duck pin and candle pins. This was only provided for those who had bought the company’s equipment. Covered are: History of Bowling, Operating Policies and Customer Relations, League Promotion and Organization, Personnel and Duties, Records, Bookkeeping, Other Operating Routines. Samples of advertising and forms are especially interesting. Very comprehensive. Well preserved. Stiff 3-color covers. 9-1/4”x 11-3/4”x 169pp plus several large foldout forms. $154.00


03331-M1194EKLE- Journals- Four little magazines having to do with the mail order business:  1) MAIL ORDER MAN,  Chicago, 1942. Pub by IL Ass’n of Mail Order Men. 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” x 4 pp.  2) MAIL ORDER MONEYMAKER, Oak Park, IL, Sept 1946. Pub by Lewis Mail Service. 6” x 9” x 16 pp.  3) MAIL ORDER BUSINESS REVIEW, Rogersville, TN, Sept 1946. Pub by Daniel Collins. 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” x 8 pp. 4) MAIL SALE ADVERTISER, L. C. Sargent, Syracuse, NY, Jan 1947. 6” x 9-1/4” x 24 pp. All generally contain editorial and ads of interest to those selling notions, printing, business opportunities, etc. by mail. Then, more than now it seems, many thought ‘mail order’ was a type business rather than simply a means of distribution. All items have archival stamps. All. $15.00


02620-M0894EHEE- Trade Journals- THE MAGAZINE OF SUCCESSFUL SELLING OPPORTUNITY (the last two issues were after a name change to SALESMAN'S OPPORTUNITY). Opportunity Publishing Co., Chicago. Jul 1946, May 1947, Sep 1947, Oct 1947, 4 Jun 1953, 25 Jun 1953. Ea 9-1/2" x 13-1/2” x 40 to 70pp. Very good condition.  All six. $36.00


02621-M0894EHEE- Trade Journals- -SPECIALTY SALESMAN, Chicago, IL. Oct 1946, Nov 1946, Dec 1946, Feb 1947, Mar 1947, May 1947. 9-1/4” x 12-3/4” x 34 to 56pp ea. Very good condition. All six. $36.00  


07057-M0104EKEE- Book- OFFICE MANAGEMENT AND PRACTICES, Second Edition, by John J. W. Neuner and Benjamin R. Hayes. Copyright 1947. Published by South-Western Pub Co. Used in the past for a textbook in many schools. Covers it all: organization, practices, office building and equipment, personnel and supervision, executive control, alphabetic indexing and filing, national war labor job definitions, union contracts. Fascinating pictures of machines, office settings, etc. Hardback, indexed, illustrated. Excellent condition. 6-1/4”x 8-3/4”x 720pp. $30.00


05994-M1297ECSL- Journal- THE INSURANCE SALESMAN Pub by Rough Notes Co, Indianapolis, IN. Sep 1948.  For Life Insurance Field Workers. Well done. Coated stock  Very light damp stain and wrinkle. 8-1/2"x 11-3/4"x 74pp. $16.00 


06326-M0998CEEE- Journal- FOOD STORE NEWS, Vol.1, No.2, 1948. By Electrical Information Publications, Madison, WI. Sent to store keepers in the area by The Union Electric Co. Pushes the use of adequate lighting as a means of increasing a grocer's  business. Many nice store pictures, mostly interior. New food store equipment reviews, etc. Some archival stamps and markings, otherwise excellent and apparently unused. 8-1/4"x 10-3/4"x 8pp. $28.00


07401-M1095EERA-Booklet- MAKING YOUR NEWSPAPER, The Saginaw News, Saginaw, MI. ca 1950. The newspaper business from one end to the other. Pictorial, well illustrated. These were the days of Linotype machines, hot lead typecasting, mat rolling, photo-engraving, ad mats, hand-set type, flat casting, and teletypes. This industry has been revolutionized like few others. We started publishing with Varityper strike-on typesetters, paste-ups, dark rooms, and negatives. Eventually we graduated to photo-typesetters and then crude desktop publishing when the edge of the letters looked like a saw tooth when enlarged. Technology has rushed upon us like a whirlwind. The newspaper industry will never be the same. On the positive side, the wonderful end is not yet in sight. This is an exciting time to be alive! Lots of nostalgia and useful information in this little booklet. 9” x 6” x 36pp. $26.00 Pictures  


02700-M0994EKLC- Book- GIVE THE LADY WHAT SHE WANTS! THE STORY OF MARSHALL FIELD & CO. by Lloyd Wendt and Herman Kogan, Rand McNally & Co, Chicago. 1952. Hardback, 1st, illustrated, index. Flyleaf inscription.  Excellent. 6” x  8-1/2” x 384pp. $32.00


05993-M1297ESHE- Journals- COLORADO GROCER Published by Independent Retail Grocers of Colorado. Five issues: Vol. XVII, No.8, August 1952 (wrinkled, light stain at corner and light cover soil); Vol. XVIII, No.2, February 1953 (very good.); Vol. XVIII, No.4, April 1953 (obscure repair to cover); Vol. XVIII, No.9, September 1953 (minor cover crease, chip); Vol. XVIII, No.10, October 1953 (very good). Lots of ads for groceries and equipment, trade articles, displays, promotions, etc. Each is 8-3/4"x 11-1/2"x 22 to 34pp. All. $48.00


06391-M0199EUKE- Catalogue- FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE, Los Angeles, CA. Fall 1953, Spring 1954. "Book of Bargains." Everything needed to operate a florist business- quite comprehensive with many samples tipped in. Numerous ribbon styles, foil plant trim, pot ties, braid, crepe paper, artificial flowers and leaves, celluloid flowers, artificial fruits, prepared foliages, wreaths, plush animals, baby novelties, birds, chicks, pottery in all patterns, planters, Christmas lights, novelties, decorations, ornaments. Easter novelties, styrofoam shapes, plant aids, flower holders and pin frogs (eleven styles depicted), floral bowls, papier mache products, vases, glassware, boxes, corsage pins and accessories, cellophane bags, prayer books, baskets, wedding accessories, angel and ostrich feathers, staplers, sprayers, glitter, dye, cards, stationery, wire frames, scissors, knives, more. Many sample swatches tipped in. All but two seem to be present. Green foil covers. Light  cover wear, otherwise very good condition. 8-3/4"x 11"x 72pp. $48.00


02699-M0994EKLC- Book- IF THERE WERE NO LOSSES. The Story of Chubb & Son From Its Founding in 1882 Until 1957.  Chubb & Son, NY, 1957.  Some good history here on this marine insurer and the country in this era. Pretty color cover by Andrew Melrose. Hardback, 1st, illustrated, appendix. Excellent condition.  7-1/2” x 10-3/4” x 93pp. $26.00


06149-M0894EKLE- Book- AND THE PRICE IS RIGHT, THE R. H. MACY STORY by Margaret Case Harriman. World Pub Co., Cleveland and NY. Copyright 1958, 4th printing. Hardback, illustrated by Roy Doty. Index, dust jacket. Very good condition. 6"x 8-1/2"x 318pp. $28.00


03336-M0994ECEE- Journal- RETAIL & BUSINESS REVIEW, Electrical Information Publisher, Madison, WI, May/Jun 1969. Promotes business use of electricity. Lots of nice color pictures of interior and exterior of stores, new products pictures, etc. Excellent condition.  5-1/4” x 8” x 32 pp. $12.00


05044-M0696CCCO- Book- MINDING THE STORE, A MEMOIR By Stanley Marcus. Pub by Little, Brown And Co, Boston. 1974. 9th Printing. Signed by author. Neiman-Marcus store price sticker still on back dust jacket flap. Dust jacket has a few repaired tears. Hardback book in excellent condition w/underlined passages throughout by some diligent reader. Illustrated, indexed. 6-3/4" x 9-1/2" x 383pp. $54.00  


06147-M0894EUEE- Book- LEVI'S, THE "SHRINK-TO-FIT" BUSINESS THAT STRETCHED TO FIT THE WORLD by Ed Cray. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston. 1978. Illustrated, index, hardback, 1st, dust jacket, All almost like new. 5-3/4"x 8-1/2"x 286pp. $28.00


05045-M0696EHOE- Book- QUEST FOR THE BEST By Stanley Marcus, former chairman of Neiman-Marcus.   Pub by Viking Press, NY. 1979.  Third printing, Oct 1979. Dust jacket has one small edge tear, book fine. Illustrated, indexed. 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" x 228pp. $38.00  


05908-M0897EUUL- Book- THE S. S. KRESGE STORY  by Stanley S. Kresge as told to Steve Spilos, Western Pub Co, Racine, WI. 1st. 1979. Many photos, handy chronology. Red hardback w/gilt typography, fine. Dust jacket also fine. 5-3/4"x 8-3/4"x 373pp. $38.00


00700-B0990QRT- Book- GET RICH INVESTMENT GUIDE, MONEY MAKER MAGAZINE, 1985. Sections on: Securities, Futures, Tangible Assets, Banks & Funds, Money Management. Good condition. 4” x 6-3/4" x 352pp Paperback. $5.00


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