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A CONSPIRACY OF PAPER, David Liss
1 A CONSPIRACY OF PAPER David Liss
Random House 2000 0375505040 / 9780375505041 Paperback As New with no dust jacket 
Historical Novel; Financial Markets; Wall Street; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; A witty noveling carefully documenting the beginnings of the Financial markets and Walls street ; 0 11424 
Price: 14.05 USD
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AN INVESTOR'S GUIDE New Edition, Financial Times
2 AN INVESTOR'S GUIDE New Edition Financial Times
London Financial Times 1948 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
FINANCE; Investment; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; 188 pages; 0 13322 
Price: 17.81 USD
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MARKETS OF THE SIXTIES, editors Of Fortune.
3 MARKETS OF THE SIXTIES editors Of Fortune.
NY Harper & Bros 1960 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Stocks; Bonds; FINANCE; Investment; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 0 12980 
Price: 14.05 USD
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THE FINANCIER: A NOVEL, Theodore Dreiser -
4 THE FINANCIER: A NOVEL Theodore Dreiser -
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1912 First Edition; 1st state Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
779 pages; Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75". First volume of the "Trilogy of Desire," which includes "The Titan" (1914) and "The Stoic" (1947). Scarce first state of this the author's third novel. Copyright page states "published October, 1912," with code letters K-M. Bound in blue motted cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover Decorative design appears on front cover. Book shows light shelfwear, with minor discoloration to spine. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. AUTHOR; Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser was an American novelist and journalist of the naturalist school. His novels often featured main characters who succeeded at their objectives despite a lack of a firm moral code, and literary situations that more closely resemble studies of nature than tales of choice and agency. Dreiser's best known novels include "Sister Carrie" (1900) and "An American Tragedy" (1925). (Summary courtesy of Wikipedia) CONTENTS: Frank Cowperwood, whose father is a banker, makes his first money by buying cheap soaps on the market and selling them back with profit to a grocer. Later, he gets a job in Henry Waterman & Company, and leaves it for Tighe & Company. He also marries an affluent widow, in spite of his young age. Over the years, he starts misusing municipal funds with the aid of the City Treasurer. In 1871, the Great Chicago Fire redounds to a stock market crash, prompting him to be bankrupt and exposed. Although he attempts to browbeat his way out of being sentenced to jail by intimidating Mr Stener, politicians from the Republican Party use their influence to use him as a scapegoat for their own corrupt practices. Meanwhile, he has an affair with Aileen Butler, a young girl, subsequent to losing faith in his wife. She vows to wait for him after his jail sentence. Her father, Mr Butler dies; she grows apart from her family. Frank divorces his wife. Sometime after being released, he invests in stocks subsequent to the Panic of 1873, and becomes a millionaire again. He decides to move out of Philadelphia and start a new life in the West. [courtesy wikipedia]. ; 0 34936 
Price: 423.00 USD
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THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF JOHN FISKE [SIGNED CT IN TWO VOLS]], Clark, John Spencer
5 THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF JOHN FISKE [SIGNED CT IN TWO VOLS]] Clark, John Spencer
Boston Houghton Mifflin & Co. 1917 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
533, 523 pages; An interestingly dedicated and signed set. "To my dear daughter Eleanor in appreciation of her fine literary critc-cism in the execution of this owrk. . John Spencer Clark. Xmas 1917." And then a second undated dedication and signature stating. "To dear sister Ella in deep appreciation and affection for all she is to us. Eleanor Sigourney Clarke. 6" x 9", 5 pounds. Publisher's maroon cloth and gilt, tips lightly worn. ; Signed by Author; 5 35906 
Price: 188.00 USD
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BOOK COLLECTING

Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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