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S&H is free for all books mailed in the continental US via USPS Media Mail. If you would like insurance and other that will be extra. Contact us for more options.

How to Talk with Practically Anybody about Practically Anything by Barbara Walters - $28.00 includes S&H

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"of the Today Show" You could say that Barbara Walters who has interviewed practically everyone of any notoriety in the past 40 years literally wrote the book. (and this is it)
1970 Doubleday and Co. Book Club Edition - has Dust Jacket
good to very good condition
5 3/4" X 8 1/2"
173 pages



Verification of Financial Statements by The Federal Reserve Board Revised May, 1929 $34.95

Hard to Find
26 pages very good condition
5 3/4 X 9
This was published about 5 months before the stock market crash of 1929. A significant publication in the history of accounting practices and auditing procedures and standards. Publication showed a growing realization of the impracticability of uniform procedures to fit the variety of situations encountered in practice.

The opening paragraph stated: The extent of the verification will be determined by the conditions in each concern. In some cases, the auditor may find it necessary to verify a substantial portion or all of the transactions recorded upon the books. In others, where the system of internal check is good, tests only may suffice. The responsibility for the extent of the work required must be assumed by the auditor. See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auditing_Standards_Board


2 Annual Reports to Stockholders, United Fruit Company 1937 & 1939 (Chiquita) $33.00

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S&H included for US sales only. All others contact us first.
6" x 9 1/4"
Very good condition except for the paper stuck on the back of the 1939 report
Thirty-eighth Annual Report to the Stockholders of the United Fruit Company For the Fiscal Year 1937 19 pages
Fortieth Annual Report to the Stockholders of the United Fruit Company For the Fiscal Year 1939 18 pages

a brief history of the company as found on various websites:
Through a merger the United Fruit Company was formed on March 30, 1899.
The company introduced the name Chiquita and the Miss Chiquita character in 1944
In 1962 United Fruit creates the individual banana sticker label. The small blue stickers with the Chiquita logo are affixed to the fruit and the company makes a strong advertisement campaign to promote the consumption of its branded banana.
After a merger United Fruit became United Brands Company in 1970



1938 Pamphlet Death Begins At 40 (Forty) - Auto Insurance Related - SOLD

<--! 9/12/17 $18.00--> 34 pages 6" x 9"
Good clean condition back cover has several creases.
You might think of this as a somber birthday card for someone turning 40, but it's actually an informational and adversorial publication by The Travelers Insurance Company of Hartford CT, "distributed free in the interest of street and highway safety.". The statistics that the book uses are from 1937, so I'm assuming this was produced in 1938. Their advertising department must have had fun finding the many ways to illustrate & encourage safe driving. All content is listed as copyright free except for the Grant Wood painting Death on The Ridge Road that was loaned by permission for print in this publication by Cole Porter.



Vintage Booklet: "How To Use Corona The Portable Typewriter" - $23.00

There's no date, but this booklet mentions how to change the ribbon on the Corona Four. In a quick search on the web, I saw the typewriter pictured on the cover as being from around 1928.
The booklet is in excellent condition. The original retailer's name is stamped on the front and back: Service Typewriter Exchange, Holyke, Mass.
I'd guess the booklet came with one of the typewriters pictured and if you own one of these typewriters without the book, then you'll need to get this.
24 pages
6" x 9"


Making Advertisements and Making Them Pay by Roy Durstine - $18.00

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1920. Hardcover. No Dust Jacket
264 pages
5 1/2" x 8 1/8"
Approx. 40 illustrations

Condition: Very good. Clean copy ... some foxing on end papers. A few uncut pages.

Chapters: Making an Advertisement; Which Comes First - Copy or Illustrations? Getting Out Of The Rut; Atmosphere; Sincerity; Common Sense; The Great Mystery - Merchandising; Lifting Dead Weight; The Right Word in the Right Place; The Campaign; Ideas on Idea Advertising; Where is Advertising Going?


"Westerly Business College & School of Shorthand and Typewriting" pamphlet $18.00

  

"Westerly Business College & School of Shorthand and Typewriting" pamphlet. Wells Building Broad Street George LaMunyon Principal
There's an attribution on the cover to Ames & Rollinson Co. NY - presumably the publisher. I could not find a date. It's probably from the early 1900s. The glassine cover page is still on it, though it's obviously in rough condition. But it's been there all this time, I'm not going to be the one to remove it. And yes, that is a mouse chew in the lower left of the book. Many of the pages are dog-eared. At one time the book had been folded in half. I can imagine the eager young enrollee with this booklet in folded in his back pocket imagining his or her future career. The typewriter on the front cover is a Remington. Photos include the College Building - the third of floor of a commercial brick building with at least 3 store fronts, no readable signs, but one's a barber shop, and there's a bicycle parked out front. The literature indicates it's their 8th year affiliated with Westerly Business College. Also inside is a photo of George Lamunyon, B.S., M. Accts., Principal, a photo of the study room and a group of students, the typerwriting room, tlegraph room.
24 pages. 6" x 8 3/4"

But the highlight of the pamphlet is the back cover is this wonderful 'calligraphy' illustration of a bird.
Below the bird the text offers employers "free of charge" - competent office help. It's not clear to me if they are offering students free of charge or just the match making service free, but in either case, I suspect its too late to take them up on the offer.
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