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Henry Baldwin Hyde; A Biographical Sketch by Board Of Directors Of Equitable Life Assurance Society - Hardcover - Limited Edition - 1901 - from Walnut Valley Books/Books by White (SKU: 009932)

Henry Baldwin Hyde; A Biographical Sketch

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Henry Baldwin Hyde; A Biographical Sketch

by Board Of Directors Of Equitable Life Assurance Society

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New York, NY: De Vinne Press, 1901 De Vinne Press, New York. 1901. Hardcover. Limited Edition (limitation page states only 10,000 copies printed). Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for an agency copy bookplate on the front pastedown dated 1919. Book Condition: Good; sunfading to spine; sunfading/shadowing to boards; light wear-through to head, tail, and tips. No DJ. Purple cloth boards and spine with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean internals. Deckled edges. Internal hinges are sound and not split. 244 pp 8vo. Henry Baldwin Hyde was an American businessman. He is notable for having founded The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States in 1859. At the time of his death (1899), The Equitable was the largest life insurance company in the world. This book is not a true biography but a gathering together of reminiscences which might otherwise be lost. An appendix includes papers of his early associates and others who were competent judges of his character and achievements. A clean very presentable copy.


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Henry Baldwin Hyde; A Biographical Sketch
Board Of Directors Of Equitable Life Assurance Society
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De Vinne Press
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Henry Baldwin Hyde, Equitable Life Assurance Society, life insurance, businessman, The Equitable Society, reminiscences, letters, biography, New York,
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Walnut Valley Books is a small independent home-based business with the bulk of my holdings being of an American military nature covering everything from the Revolutionary War to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I also have holdings of books on the Middle East, the southwestern United States (New Mexico especially, Kansas related titles, Oklahoma related titles, and other regionally specialized books. All of my holdings are hand-selected to be good quality books of interest to the reader, historian, or the collector. In addition to the above, you will also find a wide range of other topics such as Medical, US History, autobiographical, biographical, sports, women's studies, and many other eclectic topics.


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