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A Bad Way Of Settling Difficulties Between Capital And Labor

By Angell, George T.

Boston, MA: The American Humane Education Society. VG+/NONE. [1895]. First Edition. Stapled wraps. VG+, light toning to paper from aging. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 72 p. .


The Copley Press, Aurora, Illinois

By Copley, James

Aurora, IL: The Copley Press, Inc,. VG+/NONE. 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. VG+, very mild foxing. ; Bookplate of Helen Copley affixed to front pastedown. Helen Copley followed her husband, James, as publisher of the Copley newspapers. ; 10 X 7 X 1.60 inches; 460 p. .


The Beverly Wilshire Hotel Its Life and Times

By Sutton, Horace

Hong Kong: Cheney Communications. NF/NONE. 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. 9627395013 . Near fine. No DJ. ; Nice copy and interesting history of this famous hotel. ; 10.80 X 10.50 X 1 inches; 135 p. .


Banking in frontier Iowa, 1836-1865

By Erickson, Erling A

Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press. NF/NF. 1971. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. 0813801605 . NF in a NF DJ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 183 p. .


Fifty Years Of Steam - A Brief History Of The Babcock & Wilcox Company

By [Babcock & Wilcox Company]

New York, NY: Privately Printed. VG/NONE. 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. VG, no names or markings. No DJ. ; Illustrated with photos, duotone illustrations. Important corporate history ; 8vo; 67 p. .


Dividends Don't Lie Finding Value in Blue Chip Stocks

By Weiss, Geraldine & Janet Lowe & Gerald Weiss

Longman's Financial Services. F/F. 1988. First Edition. Hardcover; First Printing. 0884621154 . Fine in a fine DJ. ; Inscribed by Janet Lowe to Helen Copley. Bookplate of Helen K. Copley affixed to front pastedown. Lowe was financial editor for the San Diego Union Tribune. Copley was the owner and publisher of the Union Tribune. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 254 p.; Signed by One Author .


Gucci A House Divided

By McKnight, Gerald

New York, NY: Donald I. Fine, Inc.. NF/NF. 1987. First Edition. Hardcover; First Printing. 1556110375 . NF, minor edge wear only in a NF DJ that is price-clipped. ; Laid in is a handwritten note on the stationery of Burl Stiff, signed "Burl", addressed to "Helen". From the library of Helen K. Copley. Stiff was very close to the Copley family, and the note sends condolences regarding the death of another acquaintance. Stiff was a society columnist in San Diego who passed away in 2011. ; 9.13 X 6.38 X 1.34 inches; 362 p. .


Creative Countertrade A Guide to Doing Business Worldwide

By Elderkin, Kenton W. & Warren E. Norquist

New York, NY: Harperbusiness. NF/VG. (1987). First Edition. Hardcover. 0887301835 . Near fine in VG DJ with closed tear lower spine of DJ. ; INSCRIBED BY Elderkin "To Helen Copley / With Admiration- / Kentong W. Elderkin / Dedham, Massachussetts, Winter, 1978". Bookplate of Helen K. Copley affixed to front pastedown. Copley was the head of the Copley publishing and media chain. Book published in 1987, inscription dated 1978, presumably a date inversion. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 244 p.; Signed by One Author .


The Press Inside America's Most Powerful Newspaper Empires - from the Newsrooms to the Boardrooms

By Cose, Ellis

New York, NY: William Morrow & Co. F/F. 1989. First Edition. Hardcover; First Printing. 9780688074036 . Fine in a fine DJ; Bookplate of Helen K. Copley affixed to front pastedown. Copley was the head of the Copley newspaper empire, but the Coplely empire appears (according to the index) to have been omitted from this review of newspaper chains. ; 9.20 X 6.20 X 1.50 inches; 380 p. .


The Strategist CEO  How Visionary Executives Build Organizations
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The Strategist CEO How Visionary Executives Build Organizations

By Robert, Michel

Westport, CT: Quorum Books. NF/NF. 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. 0899302688 . NF in a NF DJ; Bookplate of Helen K. Copley, head of Copley Newspaper chain, affixed to front pastedown. Copley, who took over the business after the death of her husband, James, had great success with the newspaper empire and expanded It into cable and other ventures. ; 9.61 X 6.44 X 0.72 inches; 149 p. .


A Practical Guide to Japanese Business - Contrasts with the American System

By Wolcott, J. Robert

New York, NY: Carlton Press. NF/VG+. 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. 080620611X . NF in a VG+ DJ, no names or markings. Very light foxing to front DJ flap. Small chip to lower spine of DJ. ; Interesting volume with advice on business practices when dealing with Japan that were ever so important in the 70s and which are still pertinent today. Covers Getting to Know Japan, Relationships and Trade (including the Japanese - Chinese relationships) , Business Strategies, Licenses, Joint Ventures, Distribution, Management and Other Business, and finally a chapter entitled Groups, Industries and Labor Unions (covering Mitsubishi, Mitsui, Sumitomo, the Banking Industry, and more). ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 107 p. .


Pensions An Accounting and Management Guide

By Pomeranz, Felix & etc

New York, NY: Ronald Press,u. S.. NF/VG. 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. 0826071996 . NF in a VG DJ with minor edge wear ; Covers ERISA, defined benefit plans and defined contribution plans. A good basic resource on pension plans. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 329 p. .


Stay Rich for Life!  Growing & Protecting Your Money in Turbulent Times
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Stay Rich for Life! Growing & Protecting Your Money in Turbulent Times

By Slott, Ed

New York, NY: Ballantine Books. F/F. 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. 0345514424 . Fine in a fine DJ; 9.30 X 5.90 X 1 inches; 256 p. .


Smarter Growth  Market-Based Strategies for Land-Use Planning in the 21st  Century
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Smarter Growth Market-Based Strategies for Land-Use Planning in the 21st Century

By Holcombe, Randall G. & Samuel R. Staley

Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. F/NONE. 2001. First Edition. Hardcover; First Printing. 0313315957 . Fine, no DJ as issued. ; Urbanization and Land Use Trends, Geography of Transportation, Density and Sprawl, Air Quality and more. ; Contributions in Economics and Economic History; 1.1 x 9.6 x 6.42 Inches; 304 p. .


The Uses And Abuses Of Thrift

By Mortimer, Frank C. (Mortimer, Frank Cogswell)

Los Angeles, CA: Bankers Guide Book Publishing Company. VG/NONE. 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. VG, spine edge lightly soiled, small bump to bottom of front board. ; INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on leaf facing frontis and tissue guard , inscription dated 1933. Author was a Los Angeles banker, this is his treatise on various business transactions, receiverships, retirement, etc. Uncommon title. Illustrated with four plates after woodcuts that are tipped in. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; Signed by Author .


It Can be Done Buy Low - Sell High

By Kirshner, Lewis H.

Larchmont, NY: Investors Intelligence. 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. VG in a VG DJ; Charts, tables, diagrams; First; Blue cloth; 4to; DJ .


Come to Work A Plan for Securing an Economy of Abundance under the Existing Order

By Wilson, Victor E

New York, NY: House Of Field, Inc.. 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good, top spine edge lightly rubbed; Author has bold proposals, made in 1938, on how to deal with depression, use of capital, profits, savings, labor, utilities, etc. ; First; Blue cloth; 8vo; 308 p.; No DJ .


Security Analysis: Principles and Technique

By Graham, Benjamin, Et. Al

New York, NY: McGraw Hill Book Company. (1962). Hardcover. NF in a VG DJ with some edge chipping top front panel; Nice, tightly bound, clean copy free of markings. ; 3rd Ptg of Fourth Ed; Blue/ivory cloth; 8vo; DJ .


The Romance and Tragedy of Banking - Volume One Problems and Incidents of Governmental Supervision of National Banks

By Kane, Thomas P

New York, NY: The Bankers Publishing Co.. 1922. Hardcover. Good, endpapers cracking at front hinge; SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a limitation bookplate affixed ffep. No. 301 of 500 copies, each signed by author. Gift note to E. H. Moore, dated 1923 from W. F. Graham (? ) . Photo frontis of Kane is foxed. ; Ltd to 500 Copies; Brown cloth; 8vo; No DJ .


If There Were No Losses

By Chubb, Thomas Caldecot

New York, NY: Chubb & Son. 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a VG original glassine DJ; Pictorial boards; First; Cloth backed boards; 4to; No DJ .