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L. RAMSAY MACDONALD: LABOR'S MAN OF DESTINY

By Tiltman, H. Hessell

New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1929. HC. very good, maroon cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket. B&W illustrations. 456pp.

$5.00

EVERYBODY WINS! A LIFE IN FREE ENTERPRISE
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EVERYBODY WINS! A LIFE IN FREE ENTERPRISE

By Cain, Gordan

Philadelphia, PA: Chemical Heritage Press, 1997. HC. fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0941901149 A case study in American business enterprise told though the life of an extraordinary man. This book chronicles how chemical engineer Gordan Cain effected a turnaround in the commodity chemicals industry through the strategies of innovative management, employee stock ownership, and leveraged buy outs. 342pp.

$7.00

THOMAS ALVA EDISON: BUILDER OF CIVILIZATION

By Garbedian, Gordon

New York: Julian Messner, Inc, 1947. HC. good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover). ill. by Robert Burns. 231pp.

$7.50

EDISON AT WORK: THE THOMAS A. EDISON LABORATORY AT WEST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY - The Famous Museum Series

By Hutchings, David W.

New York: Hastings House, Publishers, 1969. HC. very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0803818939 Where did Edison work? What sort of shop did he have? How did he go about discovering his world-changing inventions? The answers are in the Thomas Edison Museum at West Orange, NJ, the laboratories and machine shops he worked in for forty-four years, and left for the last time only three months before his death at age 84. 94pp.

$12.50

EDISON

By Beasley, Rex (foreword by Herbert Hoover)

Philadelphia, PA: Chilton Books, 1964. HC. good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover) review slip laid in. B&W illustrations. In this book, Edison is seen in a conflict of moods as he proves, pushes, and shouts for the results he is determined to achieve. 176pp.

$14.50

THOMAS ALVA EDISON: AN AMERICAN MYTH

By Wachhorst, Wyn

Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1982. HC. good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0262231085 Book traces the transmutations of Edison's image in the eyes of his countrymen as the ideal embodiment of American values and virtues: hard work, perserverance, the gospel of technological progress, the mythology of the self-made man, individualism, optimism, practically mingled with idealism. 328pp.

$5.00

EDISON AS IN THOUGHT IN HIS LAB -- Original Copperplate Etching

By Bernhardt Wall (1872-1956); Thomas A. Edison

1915. HC. fine, exceptional matting and framing. Original copperplate etching (approximately 8.5 inches by 7 inches) titled EDISON AS IN THOUGHT IN HIS LAB, framed beautifully in a 20.5 inch by 20 inch frame with inset title. Profile image of Edison with laboratory equipment behind him. His eyes are closed as if in thought. Signed in pencil by the artist Bernhardt Wall on the lower right, and signed in the etching "Wall 1915, Silver Lake." A pioneer etcher and producer of fine press books, it was in 1915 that Wall decided to make etching his vocation, making this one of his early works. Thomas A. Edison established a chemical plant in Silver Lake, New Jersey in 1914. When it burned on January 9, 1916, Edison said he would rebuild in 48 hours. An uncommon Edison or Wall item.

$495.00

EDISON: INVENTING THE CENTURY
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EDISON: INVENTING THE CENTURY

By Baldwin, Neil (with bookplate signed by the author)

New York: Hyperion, 1995. HC. very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W photos. ISBN 0786860413 "The first biography of Thomas Edison to distinquish the myth from the complex and self-contradictory man, and the first to place him in the intellectual and cultural context of his times." 531pp.

$7.50

F. WAYLAND AYER FOUNDER - THE BUSINESS PIONEER

By Babst, Earl D.; Wood, Jarvis A. (introduction by)

Philadelphia: N. W. Ayer & Son, 1923. HC. very good+, flexible leather, teg (hardcover) in original box. Herein you may read of F. Wayland Ayer as his purposeful and dutiful life revealed him to other men: as a business pioneer, a farmer, a religious leaders, a friend, a Christian statesman." 80pp.

$40.00

THE du PONTS OF DELAWARE: A FANTASTIC DYNASTY

By Carr, William H. A.

New York: Dodd, Mead & Co, 1964. HC. good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. Illustrated with genealogical charts, a map and photographs. 368pp.

$6.00

DR, SPERRY AS WE KNEW HIM

By Durgin, Russell L. (editor English section); Kawaguchi, Zenichi (editor Japanese section)

Yokohama, Japan: The Nichi-Bei Press, 1931. HC. very good++, red leather spine, teg (hardcover) in slipcase. B&W illustrations. Published in the memory of the inventor and business man Elmer A. Sperry. The Japanese section runs to page 199, and the English section (a translation) to page 477. Contents of English Section: I. The Life of Dr. Sperry, II. The Achievements of Dr. Sperry, III. Reminiscences, and IV. Memorial Service. An ABSOLUTELY EXCEPTIONAL COPY in the original publisher's cardboard slipcase. Presentation statement on the front free endpaper dated Oct.5, 1932. An uncommon item, especially in this condition. (as a child, Elmer A. Sperry, Jr. lived just down the road from us in Connecticut, and the Sperry-Gyroscope Company was in the neighboring town - I often caddied for Elmer A. Sperry, Jr., at the Silver Springs Country Club in Ridgefield. 477pp.

$400.00

MEMOIRS OF A MAVERICK PUBLISHER

By Stern, J. David

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1962. HC. good w/lightly edge worn dustjacket (hardcover). The candid confessions of a liberal, independent newspaper man, covering his forty years from cub reporter to owner." 320pp.

$5.00

THE LION OF WALL STREET: THE TWO LIVES OF JACK DREYFUS
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THE LION OF WALL STREET: THE TWO LIVES OF JACK DREYFUS

By Dreyfus, Jack

Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 1996. HC. fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover). B&W photos. ISBN 0895264617 Dreyfus, Wall Street maverick and founder of the billion-dollar Dreyfus Fund, offers the story of his remarkable life, from his early years in Montgomery, Alabama, through college, the Coast Guard, and eventually to the New York Stock Exhange, where he created his formula for sharing America's wealth with millions of small investors. His second life involves his fight over depression. 330pp.

$5.00

ROBERT LEE STOWE - PIONEER IN TEXTILES

By Blythe, LeGette

Belmont, NC: published by the author, 1965. HC. good, blue cloth (hardcover) inscribed by the author in 1966. B&W illustrations. 288pp.

$10.00

EDISON: THE MAN WHO MADE THE FUTURE

By Clark, Ronald W.

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1977. HC. very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0399119523 The author describes Edison's early untutored upbringing, his first inventions, and his struggles in the industrial jungle. His great achievement in perfecting the world's first system of incandescent lighting and his success in building the first phonograph are graphically described, as are his vital early contributions to what became the motion picture industry. His work for the U.S. Navy during the First World War and his efforts to make his country self-sufficient in rubber are only two among the many other episodes in the life of this archetypal American of the era. 256pp.

$4.50

A GOODLY HERITAGE

By Noyes, Pierrepont B.

New York: Rinehart & Co., Inc, 1958. HC. good w/good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. The continuing autobiography of an imaginative businessman and the part his boyhood in the unique Oneida Community played in shaping his successful career." Noyes helped to build one of America's largest silver companies, Oneida Ltd., makers of community plate. 275pp.

$5.00

OBSESSION: THE LIVES AND TIMES OF CALVIN KLEIN

By Gaines, Steven & Churcher, Sharon

New York: Birch Lane Press, 1994. HC. very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover). 31 B&W ill.. ISBN 1559722355 A tale of fashion, power, and self-creation-a riveting business story of an ambitious man who scaled his way to the top of New York's cutthroat garment industry, building an influential and far-reaching financial kingdom. 414pp.

$6.00

THE INCREDIBLE PIERPONT MORGAN: FINANCIER & ART COLLECTOR

By Canfield, Cass

New York: Harper & Row, 1974. HC. very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0060105992 Contents are divided between Morgan the man and his business dealings, and Morgan the collector and how he built up his art collection. 176pp.

$6.00

CORSAIR: THE LIFE OF J. PIERPONT MORGAN

By Sinclair, Andrew

Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1981. HC. very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0316792403 269pp.

$5.00

THOMAS EDISON, CHEMIST
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THOMAS EDISON, CHEMIST

By Vanderbilt, Byron M.

Washington, DC: American Chemical Society, 1971. HC. good w/good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0841201293 Thomas Edison - inventory, innovater, electrical and mechanical wizard - was first and foremost a remarkably versatile chemist. 373pp.

$5.00

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