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Who Will Answer for Mr. Schwab?
Kansas City: Burton Publishing Co. 1920. First Edition. Publishes a series of letters from the author to Charles Schwab, who at this time was President of Bethlehem Steel, seeking Schwab's support in implementing a sort of "maximum wage" scheme in the United States. Kathrens's letters grow increasingly indignant as Schwab...
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In the "400" and Out
New York: Keppler & Schwarzmann, 1889. First Edition. A collection of finely-rendered social caricatures lampooning the leisure activities of New York's upper crust. Charles Jay Taylor (1855-1929) enjoyed a long career as an illustrator for the New York Daily Graphic and Puck, where some of these illustrations first appeared. Oblong...
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The Negro in America. An Address Delivered before the Philosophical Institution of Edinburgh, 16th October 1907
Cheyney, PA: Committee of Twelve for the Advancement of the Interests of the Negro Race, [1907]. First Edition. A sweeping discourse on the state of the Negro in turn-of-the-century America, with an emphasis on economic conditions in the South and the importance of negro workers to ensuring its continued industrial...
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The Light of the World. Christmas Nineteen Forty-Four
Marengo, IL: Colcord Institute of Professional Sales Training, (1944). First Edition Thus. Christmas keepsake from this popular motivational author of the Thirties and Forties. The author rhapsodizes on the glories of Free Enterprise, using as his objective correlative the Carnegie Steel Corporation and its long history of elevating "common labor"...
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Rulers of America (Harry Haywood's copy)
New York: International Publishers, 1936. First Edition. Exposť of the methods used by the Mellons, Rockefellers, Du Ponts, and other finance capitalists to maintain control over the American economy. This copy with the ownership signature of Harry Haywood (1898-1985), prominent African-American Marxist and veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion, author...
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John D: A Portrait in Oils
New York: Vanguard Press, 1929. First Edition. One of the great gimmick bindings of modern times: the publisher attached an actual dime to the cover of every copy, with the die-cut jacket revealing the coin to complete the picture of a beneficent Rockefeller handing a tip to his golf caddy...
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Original Inscribed Cabinet Card of British Industrialist, Philanthropist, and Politician Thomas R. Ferens (1847-1930)
Hull: Whitefriars Press, [ca 1900]. Ferens rose to eminence in the 1880s as a principal of the firm of Reckitt & Sons, a prominent manufacturer of household goods and cleaning products. He served 13 years as an M.P. for Hull, beginning in 1906, and was a member of the Privy...
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Giant Business: Threat to Democracy. The Autobiography of an Insider
New York: Exposition Press, (1953). First Edition. The author was a former Vice President at General Electric and first Chairman of the Board of the GE Finance Division. Octavo (20cm). Blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt; dustjacket; 321pp. Bump to upper front board edge; pencil ownership signature; else tight and...
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The Book of Ted or, Roosevelt and the Railroads in Scripture
N.p. [Chicago?]: by the Author, 1907. First Edition. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet. Original printed card wrappers; 39pp. Just mild external wear; Very Good to Near Fine. Satire, in Biblical language, of Theodore Roosevelt and the Rail Trust, including thinly-veiled depictions of Morgan, Rockefeller, Landis, etc.
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Skinner's Dress Suit
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1916. First Edition. A lowly cashier climbs the social and business ladders, all on the strength of a new suit of clothes. This was the first of the author's five "Skinner" novels, a series of lighthearted satires that carried Alger-esque themes of pluck, luck, and common sense...
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The Buccaneers: A Story of the Black Flag in Business
New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1904. First Edition. Novel attacking the unscrupulous methods of the trusts. Not particularly common, and this a compelling association copy, bearing the ownership signature of Teddy Roosevelt's first Secretary of Commerce, who was himself instrumental in helping to put TR's trust-busting policies into action. Metcalf...
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The One Big Union of Business
New York: Rand School of Social Science, 1920. First printing. Staple-bound printed wrappers; 32pp. Slight soil & edgewear; Very Good. On monopolies, large-scale capitalism, and concentration of wealth. Nearing writes from a more or less doctrinaire Marxist perspective; he had joined the Socialist Party in 1918. EGBERT II:262.
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Glibson
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1933. Tichenor's satirical portait of a Depression-era banker, touted on the jacket blurb as "the most withering portrayal of financial boobery in high places that has ever appeared in print." Scarce in or out of dustjacket. HANNA 3512. Reprint. Octavo (20.5cm); light blue cloth, with...
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The Theory of Business Enterprise
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1912. Later Printing. Attractive copy of Veblen's important second book, following his landmark work Theory of the Leisure Class (1899); an important early critique of capital markets and the tendency of modern business to concentrate ownership. First published in 1904; this is a later but...
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Frenzied Finance: The Crime of the Amalgamated
New York: The Ridgway-Thayer Company, 1905. First Edition. Lawson's popular expose of the crooked dealings of the Amalgamated Copper Trust. Though a self-styled Wall Street "reformer," Lawson had actually profited greatly through his own involvement in the Trust's stock-watering scheme, and many regarded his book as a self-serving attempt to...
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The Magazine of Wall Street. Vol 33, No. 10 (March 15, 1924)
New York: Ticker Publishing Co. 1924. Contributions by Senator Thomas Walsh (discussing the Teapot Dome scandal); E.D. King, J.H. Jeremy, Joseph Goldsmith, others. Single issue. Quarto (29cm). Original staple-bound, illustrated wrappers; pp833-912. Mild soil and rubbing to extremities; Very Good.
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The Magazine of Wall Street. Vol 34, No. 1 (May 10, 1924)
New York: Ticker Publishing Co. 1924. Contributions by Harold E. Moulton, Jackson Martindell, Weldon Chase, E.D. King, J.G. Woodworth, others. Single issue. Quarto (29cm). Original staple-bound, illustrated wrappers; 80pp. Mild soil; wear to spine, with brief losses and two old clear-tape reinforcements; about Very Good.
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The Magazine of Wall Street. Vol 34, No. 1 (May 10, 1924)