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    The Fed: Inside the Federal Reserve, the Secret Power Center that Controls the American Economy by Newton, Maxwell

    New York: Times Books, 1983. WYSIWYG pricing--no added shipping charge for standard shipping within USA. Quarter black cloth, red paper-covered boards, gilt titles on spine, xiv, 336 pp, charts, tables, index. Top corners bumped, smudge on front board, slight edge wear. DJ has a very small (4 mm) tear with creasing at top of rear panel, minimal edge wear; in Brodart archival cover. " the Fed engendered the very crisis of inflation it has had to redress...and how political pressures have in fact prevailed disastrously over this theoretically independent institution...." The author, financial editor of the New York Post, argues that the Fed should be a sub-department of the Treeasury. Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lbs., 4 oz.). First Edition. . VG+/Near Fine. 24 X 16½ cm.



    Inside Out: An Insider's Account of Wall Street by Levine, Dennis B.; Hoffer, William

    New York, New York, U. S. A.: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1991. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition (Number Line With The One Present). Includes Index. The Book Has Minor Wear And Light Foxing To The Upper Page Edges. The Unclipped Jacket Has Moderate Wear But No Chips, Or Tears.



    Recent Flurry in Wall Street - A Busy Morning in the Stock Exchange by Wall St. Charles Broughton, artist

    Harper's Weekly, 1893. Ephemera. Otherwise very good condition. A busy floor scene inside the exchange, the different signs quite readable, "Bullion Certifics", Western, Texas Pacific, Mo Kan & Texas, etc. Nice view of the vaulted ceiling as well. 14 1/2 x 9 1/2" plus margins, b&w woodcut.



    An Outline of Money by Crowther, Geoffrey

    London, Edinburgh et al.: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1950. WYSIWYG pricing--no added shipping charge for standard shipping within USA. Maroon cloth, gilt titles on spine, xiii, 417, [1] pp, footnotes, index. Slight scuffing to boards, previous owner's address label on ffep. The author was editor of The Economist. Contents: the nature of money; the banks; the value of money; the quantity of money; savings & capital; monetary policy; foreign exchanges; exchange management & control; the gold standard; international equilibrium. Appendix: forward exchange. Shipping weight 2 lbs.. Revised Ed, 3rd Ptg. . Near Fine/No dj. 20½ X 14 cm.



    BANKING REGULATION Its Purposes, Implementation, and Effects by Spong, Kenneth

    Kansas City: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. 1990. Third Edition. Softcover. Very Good with no dust jacket; 202 pages .



    The Money Lenders by Sampson, Anthony

    Hodder & Stoughton, 1981. Hardback with Dust Wrapper. Very Good /Worn. Wrapper has considerable wear, chipping and rubbing. The workings of the International banking system explained. " . ISBN: 0340257199.



    FUNNY MONEY by Singer, Mark

    New York NY: Alfred A Knopf. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 0394532368 . Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn at edges. ; Recounts the dazzling heydey and precipitous collapse of Oklahoma's Penn Square Bank and focuses on the colorful personalities of the financial wheelers and dealers and gas and oil speculators involved. ; 222 pages .



    Behind the Scenes of Business by Foulke, Roy A

    Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., 1953. WYSIWYG pricing--no added shipping charge for standard shipping within USA. Blue leather-textured cloth over flexible boards, gilt titles on spine, titles & decoration on front board, charts, tables, footnotes, index. Corners bumped, blue coating flaking off at spine ends and joints. Discussions of the failures and successes of actual businesses illustrate the meaning and uses of various financial ratios (three each of capital, inventory, sales, and net profit ratios). Shipping weight 2 lbs. (International 1 lb., 8 oz.). 4th ed. . VG/No dj. 22 X 14½ cm.



    BANKERS IN THE SELLING ROLE A Consultative Guide to Cross-Selling Financial Services by Richardson, Linda

    New York: John Wiley & Sons. 1984. Second Edition; Ninth Printing. Hardcover. 0471810053 . Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Edgewear; 177 pages .



    The Substitution of the Gold Standard 1917 - 1931 by de Bourbon, HRH Don Louis

    Athens: Printed by "Pyrsos", 1931. Very good overall. The author's copy. Contents include: The Don Louis Plan is for sale; The International Land Dollar; The Definition of Money; Labor and Capital; the International Commonwealth; Charter of Incorporation; By Laws; Members; Referendum; Loans; National Insurance; National Council; the Barter System; and Table of the New Monetary System in Lands. Tan printed paper wrappers. 8vo, frontispiece photographic portrait, 180pp. With an oval "Don Louis" stamp inside the front wrapper, numbered in pencil No 1756. Wrappers detached, chipped at spine and corners. Internally very good. OCLC: 6397368.



    MONEY AND BANKING by Spero, Herbert

    New York NY: Barnes & Noble. 1953. Second Edition. Softcover. Very Good with no dust jacket; Wear at edges; College Outline Series; Trade PB; Vol. 69; 266 pages .



    The New Crowd: The Changing of the Jewish Guard on Wall Street by Ehrlich, Judith Ramsey

    Boston, MA: Little, Brown & Co, 1989. 1st Ed 2nd Pr. Hardbound. 8vo. 444 Pgs.. Fine in Good DJ/Good. The New Crowd: The Changing of the Jewish Guard on Wall Street published by Little, Brown & Co, Boston, MA, 1989. 1st Edition 2nd Printing. Hardbound, Paper DJ. Size 8vo (up to 9-1/2'' tall). Condition: Fine in Good DJ. 444 Pgs. ISBN 0316222852. by Judith Ramsey Ehrlich & Barry J Rehfeld. The saga of enterprising Jewish men from ordinary circumstances who, without immediate access to the Wall Street Establishment or major corporations, benefited from the new economic and social opportunities after World War Ii and in the course of four decades outdistanced the previous generations of Wasp and German-jewish gentlement bankers. Description text copyright 2015 BooksForComfort. Item ID 30875.



    Nelson W. Aldrich. A Leader in American Politics by Stephenson, Nathaniel Wright

    New York: Scribners, 1930. Hardcover. Very good condition. Nelson Aldrich [1841 - 1915] was a prominent American politician, leader of the Republican Party in the Senate who was instrumental in the restructuring of the American financial system and design of the Federal Reserve System. 8vo, 496 pp includes 5pp index, bw portrait frontis, red cloth covers w gilt text on spine and front. Spine sunned, otherwise very clean, internally clean and bright, binding tight.



    Documentary History of Banking & Currency in the United States (4 Volumes) by Krooss, Herman E. (Ed.) with introduction by Paul A. Samuelson

    New York: Chelsea House, 1983. WYSIWYG pricing--no added shipping charge for standard shipping within USA. Copyright page gives a different ISBN from cover-- 0-87754-209-0. Green paper covers with white titles. Vol. 1: [xxiv], 371 pp; bump to spine. Vol. 2: [vii], 394 pp. Vol. 3: [v], 413 pp; front cover sunned along bottom edge. Vol. 4: [vi]. 414 pp; front cover and first few leaves bumped at fore-edge. All volumes have spines sunned (green faded to blue), slight edge wear, otherwise crisp as new. According to Kross's preface, "These volumes contain over 300 documents [that]...trace the history of currency, from the 1637 establishment of wampum as legal tender in Massachusetts to the abandonment of the last remains of the domestic gold standard in 1968, and the history of banking, from the efforts of the Pilgrim Fathers to create a stable bank to the attempts of Chairman William McChesney Martin's Federal Reserve Board to control the money supply." (Introduction by Paul A. Samuelson, misspelled on the cover as Paula A. Samuelson.) Shipping weight 6 lbs.. Reprint. Trade Paperback. VG+/No dj. 22½ X 14½ cm.



    Sustainable Banking with the Poor - Microfinance Handbook - An Institutional and Financial Perspective by Joanna Ledgerwood

    Washington DC: World Bank, 1999. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Ex-library from a university library with the usual stickers and stamps. Light bumping to corners and light shelf wear. Softcover rebound into library hardcover with original covers pasted to new ones. Tightly bound with no other interior markings.



    Ernst & Young's Retirement Planning Guide Take Care of Your Finances Now...And They'll Take Care of You Later by LLP, Ernst & Young & Robert J. Garner & William J. Arnone & Glenn M. Pape & Norman A. Barker & Marti

    New York: Wiley. Very Good+. 1997. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 047119557x . A much-needed guide to everything one needs to know to plan for a secure retirement. Ernst & Young"s Retirement Planning Guide highlights the key financial issues at play during the preretirement and retirement years. ; Trade PB; 0.7 x 9.2 x 7.4 Inches; 288 pages; Very Good +Trade paperback like new. No dust jacket as issued. Book is in brand new condition-NO flaws to note. .



    A Half-Century of Federal Reserve Policymaking by Anderson, Clay J

    Phildelphia: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, 1965. WYSIWYG pricing--no added shipping charge for standard shipping within USA. Dark blue cloth with gilt-stamped titles and logo on front board, xiii, 198 pp, index. No date on title page, but preface & foreword are both dated May, 1965. Corners and head & tail of spine bumped, extremities rubbed, small ink smudge at bottom of rear paste-down. Printed presentation card from author laid in. From the Foreword: "This study is based almost entirely on the minutes of the meetings of the various policymaking bodies. The author's aim is an objective presentation of the principal views of the policymakers as they evolved in the course of a somewhat turbulent first fifty years." Shipping weight 2 lbs. (International 1 lb., 12 oz.). . VG/No dj. 23½ X 15½ cm.



    China's Banking and Financial Markets: The Internal Research Report of the Chinese Government by Yang, Li; Robert Lawrence Kuhn

    Singapore: Wiley, 2007. Hardcover. First edition. Near Fine cloth-bound hardcover with a light bump to two tips, a slight splay to the boards, and a "compliment of the publisher" stamp to the title page in a Near Fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the edges and a bar code sticker to the back cover. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Edited by Li Yang and Robert Lawrence Kuhn. 500 pages; 7.25 x 10.25 inches.



    A Pocket Dictionary of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank Notes, Checks & c. With an Appendix, Containing Abstracts of Acts and Select Cases Relative to Negotiable Securities, Analysis of a Count in Assumpsit, Tables of Notarial Fees, Stamps, Postage, &c by Maxwell, John Irving

    London: Clarke and Sons, 1802. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. First published in London in 1802, this is an unusual legal compendium: "it is intended as a complete compendium to the Merchant and Man of Business, whether in his Compting house or travelling to any distant part of the country ... [it] may enable him to act with promptitude where legal advice cannot be procured, and where delay might be productive of mischief" (xv). Maxwell was also the author of 'The Spirit of Maritime Laws'. Small 8vo, xvi, 248pp, 20pp pale blue blank note paper. Contemporary calf, with raised bands and gilt rules at spine. Rubbed at extremities and spine. Internally, exceptionally bright and clean, no owner signatures, no toning to leaves. OCLC: 39621957 records 2 copies. It cites 251pp; the binding here indicates that the 2 pages were never bound in.



    Money Market Primer: A Study of the Institutions and Operations of the New York Money Market by Madden, John T., Marcus Nadler & Sipa Heller

    New York: The Ronald Press Company, 1948. WYSIWYG pricing--no added shipping charge for standard shipping within USA. Grey cloth, blue titles, viii, 212 pp, bibliography, index. Bottom corners & top edge of boards bumped, tail of spine & bottom corners frayed, top edge spotted, pencil underlining on a few pages, previous owner's address label on fpd. Contents: how to read the New York money market; operation of government bond houses; effect of the war on the money market; United States government obligations & the banks; ratio of capital funds to deposits of commercial banks; managed currency in the United States; public debt management; New York: a center of world finance. Shipping weight 2 lbs. (International 1 lb., 8 oz.). . G/No dj. 21½ X 15 cm.



    Bank Organization and Operation by Hy W. Sanders

    New York: American Institute of Banking, 1936. Sixth printing. Hardcover. Good. Minor edgewear and rubbing to boards and spine. Interior is clean, and binding, although slightly cocked, is firm. No dust-jacket.



    Scene in the New York Gold Room during the Great Excitement of September 24th, 1869 - Gold 160 by Wall Street

    Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1869. Ephemera. Otherwise very good condition. 14 1/2 x 9 1/2" plus margins (quite close on left margin, but no loss). Black & white woodcut. A crowded floor scene inside the market, people hanging over the gallery waving hands.



    The Shortest Investment Book Ever: Wall Street Secrets For Making Every Dollar Count by O'Donnell, James

    Northfield Publishing, 2008-09-01. Paperback. New. New with remainder mark. Ships in 1-2 business days!



    The Money Machine: How KKR Manufactured Power & Profits by Bartlett, Sarah

    New York: Warner Books, 1991. WYSIWYG pricing--no added shipping charge for standard shipping within USA. Quarter green textured paper with blue paper-covered boards, gilt titles on spine, xvii, 345, [2] pp, 4 ff photo plates, notes, index. Tail of spine and bottom edges of boards rubbed, sticker scar & ex-libris stamps on ffep, date in ink on half-title. DJ has tiny nicks on corners and head of spine, a bit of creasing and soil near top edge of rear panel; in Brodart archival cover. The story of the 1980s leveraged buyout specialists. Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lbs., 4 oz.). First Edition. . VG+/VG+. 23½ X 16 cm.

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