Sign In | Register


RECENT ARRIVALS


Next >
Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer:  The Man in the Brown Suit
stock photo

Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man in the Brown Suit

By Flinchum, Russell

Rizzoli International Publications. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1997. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. 0847820106 . Hardcover with dustjacket, book is in excellent condition, no remarkable flaws, jacket has rippling to the protective laminate on the spine, this has caused no real damage and is the only flaw and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, "Dreyfuss (1904-1972) was one of the pioneers of American industrial design, the man behind the modern look and function of so many household objects used by millions of Americans during the golden age of industrial design from the 1930s to the 1960s," illustrated throughout and includes a Client List; 224 pages .

$34.00

History of a Philadelphia Builder

By Cornell, John W.

Self-Published. Near Fine. 1975. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover, no dustjacket as issued, mild rubbing at the corners of the cloth cover is the only flaw to this clean, attractive copy which is signed and dated "July 3. 1975" by the author, 69 pages, illustrated with photos, From the Preface: "For several years I have been compiling facts and information for a company history of J. S. Cornell & Son, Inc...As the story unfolded, it became clear that the history of the firm represents a good part of the history of Philadelphia"; Signed by Author .

$34.00

Josiah White:  Quaker Entrepreneur
stock photo

Josiah White: Quaker Entrepreneur

By Hansell, Norris

Easton, Pennsylvania: Canal History and Technology Press. Fine. 1992. Hardcover. 0930973127 . Hardcover, issued without a dustjacket, condition is as new, "Josiah White Is known to historians as a man of vision, a man whose determination and engineering skills enabled him and his partner, Erskine Hazard, to create one of America's pioneering coal transportation systems," illustrated, nice gift copy; ; 172 pages .

$14.00

Money Talks

By Ulmann, Albert

Boston: Bruce Humphries, Inc.. Good. 1937. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover, no dustjacket, this is a clean ex-library copy, has a card pocket, a catalog number in the spine, and a few discreet ownership stamps, 159 pages, binding is tight and square, contents are fine, the author talks about barter, gold, ancient coins, the New York Stock Exchange and other topics relating to the thing that Americans really put their trust in: MONEY .

$15.00

Materials Matter III

Editrice Compositori. Fine. 2009. Trade Paperback. 887794661X . Large paperback in excellent condition, no remarkable flaws to this clean, attractive copy, illustrated throughout, "From sparking inspiration to solving a design challenge, materials have the power to transform ideas into reality" .

$19.00

The History and Story of Paper Making: An Industrial Romance

By Kalamazoo Vegetable Parchment Co.

East Aurora, NY: Roycrofters. Very Good+. 9999. Trade Paperback. Large 20-page pamphlet, no publishing date listed, illustrated throughout, features several short articles on paper and paper making such as "The Art of Paper Making was Originated by the Hornet" and "Paper was First Made in Egypt, but our Process Comes from China and Japan," the color cover has some mild age-darkening and the former owner's name is faintly written at the top, there is a short tear on the bottom edge of the spine, a clean and presentable copy, the binding is tight and the contents are fine .

$29.00

Milton S. Hershey

By Shippen, Katherine and Paul A. W. Wallace

New York: Random House. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1959. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket, first printing as stated on copyright page, this is a fine gift/collector's copy, it is signed by both authors and the book and jacket are in excellent condition, mild edge-wear at top of spine and top corners is the only flaw, the original price (3.95) is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, biography of the chocolate man, illustrated with photos; Signed by Author .

$84.00

The Life of Sir Enoch Hill: The Romance of the Modern Building Society

By Bacon, R. K.

London: Ivor Nicholson and Watson. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1934. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket, first printing as stated on copyright page, the red cloth spine is sunned to a lighter shade, no other significant book flaws, the binding is tight and clean and the contents are pristine, the jacket has edge-chipping at the corners and spine-top, the jacket is clean and presentable, the original price is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, the first full biography of the man who helped bring home ownership to millions in England .

$27.00

Nathan Trotter: Philadelphia Merchant 1787-1853

By Tooker, Elva

Harvard University Press. Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 1955. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket, a business history of a Philadelphia merchant who began business as an importer of English goods, turned to specialization in metals, and eventually invested much of his capital in commercial paper, book is in excellent condition, no remarkable flaws, jacket is price-clipped, some short edge-tears and a few creases, the jacket is clean and remains presentable and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included .

$24.00

The Revival of Time: Memoirs

By Lange, Walter

Berlin, Germany: Econ. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2005. Hardcover. 3430159776 . Hardcover with dustjacket, no significant flaws to this attractive copy and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, "Walter Lange's life reads like an exciting novel: war, wounds, flight, double expropriation, survival in the watch industry, and the climb back to the very summit of international watchmaking" ; ; 174 pages .

$79.00

History of the House of Siemens: Two Volumes: the Era of Free Enterprise, 1847-1914; the Era of World Wars, 1914-1945

By Siemens, Georg

Germany: Karl Alber. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1957. Hardcovers. 2-volume set, hardcovers with dustjackets, this set includes a few inserts related to the book, one of which is a typed letter from the company answering a request for copies of the books, it is signed by E. Hohenlohe who worked in the Public Relations Department, a large glue mark is present on the inside of the front cover of Volume 1, the former owner's name is present in both volumes, Volume 2 has a damp-mark adjacent to the spine which has caused no damage other than slight darkening to the cloth, the bindings are tight and square and the contents are fine, both jackets have some edge-wear and tanning on the spines, professional (removable) mylar covers are included, "biography of the great electrotechnical enterprise" .

$16.00

Methods of Mining Coal; Safety and Other Mine Lamps; Mine Gases, Dust Explosions and Fires; Mine Ventilation, Geometrical Drawing; Chain Surveying, Leveling

By International Correspondence Schools, John S. Marshall & R. J. Foster

England: International Textbook Company. Very Good. 1940. Hardcover. Contains separate sections on each of the subjects stated in the title, bound in a two-ring hardcover binding, these "lessons" were apparently issued by mail by International Correspondence Schools, the recipient was expected to answer the examination questions at the end of each lesson and mail them in, each lesson is illustrated, total pages is approximately 400, there are no significant flaws .

$75.00

Coal and Unionism A History of the American Coal Miners' Unions

By McDonald, David J. and Edward A. Lynch

Lynald Press. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1939. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket, book is clean and tight with fine contents, the former owner's name has been inked over on the inside of the front cover and the end-papers are slightly tanned, the jacket has a few short edge-tears and some edge-rubbing but remains clean and quite presentable with a nice wrap-around photo, the original price (2.50) is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, also includes a bibliography, "something of the accomplishments and defeats of miners' organizations from the very beginning to the present day, and more particularly of the United Mine Workers of America from its birth in Columus, Ohio, in 1890, to is golden anniversary at Columbus in 1940" .

$25.00

Think and Grow Rich

By Hill, Napoleon

Cleveland, Ohio: Ralston Publishing Company. Very Good. 1954. Hardcover. Hardcover, no dustjacket, this 1954 edition is bound in dark red cloth with bright gold titles and a small illustration of a magician's hat, gloves, cane, and coins on the front cover, book is clean inside and out, there are several corner-creased pages and evidency of a bookplate removal on the first blank end-paper, the binding is tight and the text is fine .

$48.00

The Hundred Best Posters of the Year 1932

By Kurtz, Frederick W.

New York, NY: Advertising Arts. Very Good. 1933. Hardcover. Large format hardcover, no dustjacket, gray cloth with mounted blue and red title on front cover and spine, 47 pages, features color and black and white illustrations of advertising posters from the year 1932, mild to moderate foxing is present on the blank end-papers only, all of the illustrations are in fine shape, the cover is clean and attractive, mild tanning on the spine and edges and a few scuff-marks on the rear cover are the only flaws and they are minor, the binding is tight and square .

$139.00

Public Speaking: A Practical Course for Business Men: Two Volumes

By Carnegie, Dale

New York: Association Press. Very Good. 1926. Hardcover. 2-volumes, burgundy cloth bindings with bright gold titles on spines, no dustjackets, illustrated end-papers, no major flaws to Volume 2, Volume 1 has ink markings on the fore-edge and in some of the margins, clean, presentable copies overall, 583 pages total .

$25.00

Mr. Turkey: A Biography of Bil Mar Foods Co-Founder Marvin DeWitt

By Lozon, Michael

Zeeland, Michigan: The Dewitt Foundation. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1999. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 096773570X . Hardcover with dustjacket, inscribed and signed by Marvin DeWitt, the book's only flaw is two corner-creased pages, surface-rubbing is the only jacket flaw, the original price is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, illustrated throughout with photos; 291 pages; Signed by Biographee .

$13.00

1974 Industrial Directory of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Twenty-Second Edition

By Bureau Of Statistics

Harrisburg, PA: Bureau of Statistics, Research and Planning. Very Good. 1974. Hardcover. Large format hardcover, no dustjacket, no significant flaws to this clean, tight copy, "a complete listing of manufacturing firms in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" .

$25.00

Schumpeter: Social Scientist

By Harris, Seymour (editor)

Harvard University Press. Near Fine in Good dust jacket. 1951. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Large format hardcover with dustjacket, "A survey of the remarkable achievements of Joseph Schumpeter in economics and in many other fields, written by an outstanding group of American and foreign economists," 142 pages, illustrated with photos, book is in excellent condition, a bookplate on the inside of the front cover and mild tanning to the blank end-papers are the only remarkable flaws, the jacket has two rather long (5 inches and 3 inches) edge-tears on the front panel and a few short edge-tears along with associated creasing, the jacket is clean and remains presentable with no loss other than a small area at the top of the front panel, the front panel photo of Schumpeter is not affected by the flaws, the original price (4.00) is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included .

$119.00

The First 85 Years: A History of Duie Pyle, Inc. 1924-2009

By Mowday, Bruce E. and Sarah Latta

Uwchlan, Pennsylvania: Squire Cheyney Books. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2009. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Large format hardcover with dustjacket, beautifully illustrated history of this transportation and warehousing company, book and jacket are in excellent condition, only one minor flaw: the jacket has a 1/4-inch area of surface-wear at the top of the rear panel, looks new otherwise and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, also included is the original compact disc in the rear pocket .

$99.00

Next >