2.ADAMS, Samuel Hopkins.Whispers.New York: Liveright Publishing Corp. (1940).
First Edition. Lola Frank dustjacket art. "Kathie Mowrer, sensible but irresistible young business woman who believes that romance and earning a livelihood should be kept quite apart, does not know that against her will she is falling in love with Parke Gerritt. This young man has more than his share of money, good looks and personality, which he dispenses with easy recklessness." Very Good, some cracking to front inner hinge (nicely repaired) in nearly Very Good dustjacket, dime sized chip at top spine end, some fading to pink color of spine, inch closed tear at top spine end.Item #26812
3.ALBEE, George.Not in a Day.New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935.
First Edition. Gor dustjacket art. Big business novel of a young woman, "a social empress, a political boss, a Wall Street meteor, and a wife you'd better read about than know". Nice deco style dustjacket art of a woman. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, modest edge chipping along top spine end and edges.Item #19019
4.ALBEE, George.Not in a Day.New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935.
First Edition. Gor dustjacket art. Big business novel of a young woman, "a social empress, a political boss, a Wall Street meteor, and a wife you'd better read about than know". Nice deco style dustjacket art of a woman. Nearly Very Good, lower front and rear boards with moisture discoloration, small nick at front spine gutter, bookplate at front pastedown, in attractive Very Good dustjacket, nicking at spine ends.Item #22134
5.ALEXANDER, Irene.Villa Caprice.New York: A. L. Burt Company, (1932).
First Edition. Harold E. Snyder dustjacket art. Romance of a love triangle between two employers of an architecture firm and a girl already engaged to one of them. Very Good in a Very Good dustjacket but for shallow edge-chipping.Item #18835
6.AMMERS-KULLER, Jo Van.Tantalus.New York: E. P. Dutton and Co., (1930).
First Edition. "The adventures of a modern Dutch Don Juan" in New York City. "This is an extremely forceful novel of the international philandering of a Dutch aristocrat" and businessman. This copy inscribed and signed to a professor "With the authors compliments" at half-title page, dated Amsterdam, January 1930. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, shallow chipping at spine ends and flap corners, sticker abrasion at top front panel, modest shelf wear.Item #21762
7.ANTHONY, Joseph [Thorne SMITH].The Lost Shirt [SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY].New York: Brentano's, 1929.
Second Printing (or Limited Edition, see inscription transcription below) Small octavo. A volume of humorous tales about the stock market crash described at the dustjacket copy "If you feel like committing suicide over the market, buy this book and laugh yourself to death." This copy nicely inscribed and signed by Anthony at front endpaper to fellow contemporary humorist and author Thorne Smith (author of Dream's End, Rain in the Doorway, Stray Lamb, etc.) The inscription reads: "For Thorne Smith / - This special Christmas / edition is limited to / two copies, of which this / is both. / Joseph Anthony / Dec. 24. 29". Very uncommon signed and more so inscribed to Smith. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, modest soiling, chip at top spine end.Item #26575
8.BABSON, Roger W.Easy Street [SIGNED AND INSCRIBED].New York: Fleming H. Revell Co, (1930).
First Edition. Small octavo, original mustard illustrated cloth, 32pp. Mr. Babson shares a story of a man and his road to "Easy Street." Financial and depression era story. This copy nicely inscribed and signed by Babson at front endpaper. Uncommon title by founder of Babson College.Item #25936
9.BAILEY, H. C.The Garston Murder Case.Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Co. for The Crime Club, 1930.
First Edition. U. M. dustjacket art. The first Joshua Clunk mystery. The great steel firm of Garston's was one of the largest in the world, but somewhere at the base of its success was robbery. Ruthless, powerful, Lord Garston, its owner, stopped at nothing to achieve his ends. So when Anthony Wisberry went to Joshua Clunk and told a strange tale of lost formulas and his father's disappearance many years ago, Clunk laughed at him." Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, nicks at top front panel, extremely light dampstain to part of rear panel.Item #28472
10.BALDWIN, Faith.Self-Made Woman.New York: Farrar and Rinehart, (1932).
First Edition. Wraparound dustjacket art. Novel of a successful businesswoman, thirty and unmarried, who awoke to love “faced with the choice between a man she would completely dominate and one who would completely dominate her.” Very Good in a dustjacket split along front spine edge and mended with archival tape at verso, few small chips to spine ends, flap corners and top edge of rear panel, some darkening to spine else Very Good.Item #18552
11.BALDWIN, Faith.Twenty-Four Hours A Day.New York: Farrar and Rinehart, (1937).
First Edition. Arthur William Brown dustjacket art. Business themed novel of a woman who designs dresses for a major department store even after she marries the owner. "But the business is with them twenty-four hours a day, and Christine finds that being her husband's employee as well as his wife has its difficulties." Very Good, bookplate at front endpaper, circular stain at spine, in near Very Good dustjacket, circular stain at faded spine, few shall edge chips.Item #24727
12.BALL, Eustace Hale.Mollie.New York: Grosset and Dunlap, (1926).
True First Edition. Jazz Age themed novel of women trying to make it in the modern business world. "Can the lure of easy riches, the tempting admiration of men of wealth, power and social position, the bait of worldly victory, be resisted successfully by the daring attractive young business women in this era of extravagance, dissipation, luxury and reckless standards of life?". Near Fine in near Very Good dustjacket, chipped at spine ends and lower front panel, closed tear and creasing at lower front panel, several inch closed tear at lower spine area.Item #22540
13.BANKS, Polan.The Man From Cook's.New York: Lee Furman Inc, (1938).
First Edition. C . V. Jolin dustjacket art. Business themed novel of the travel industry's pioneer, Thomas Cook. "The Cook dynasty started with Thomas Cook, teetotaler, Temperance worker, and idealist, who ran the first excursion train nearly a century ago and conducted the first world cruise. Christopher Drake, the hero of this story, who as a boy ran away with John Cook to join the gypsies and later became a Cook's agent". Near Fine but for foxing to endpapers and page fore-edge, in Very Good dustjacket, red of spine modestly faded, shallow chipping along top edge.Item #21389
14.BARTON, Bruce.The Making of George Groton [BUSINESS FICTION].Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page and Co., 1918.
First Edition. Paul Stahr illustrations. "George Groton, the country lad, earning his first dollar in New York, putting over his first business deal, elated over his first 'raise,' climbing with many missteps the ladder of success, which was not success until he had learned his lesson, found his real self, and his real life partner". Bruce Barton, who worked for a famous advertising agency, wrote several books that equated proper business activity with Christianity.Item #20464
15.BASCOM, John [Jerry WALD].The Great Sale.New York: Alfred H. King, 1933.
First Edition. Hennessey dustjacket art. Interesting business themed novel of a Department Store's supreme effort to triumph over the forces of the Depression for the benefit of its employees. Near Fine but for pencil gift inscription at front endpaper, in Very Good, mildly darkened dustjacket, shallow chipping at top spine end.Item #32418
16.BEACH, Rex.Money Mad [WALL STREET NOVEL].New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1931.
First Edition. H.R. dustjacket art. Novel of Wall Street and those who risk all on the market with the "apex" of the novel being the market crash. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, small chip at top front panel, chipped at top spine end with closed tear.Item #32531
17.BEHRMAN, S. N.Meteor.New York: Brentano's, 1930.
First Edition. F. M. Walts dustjacket art. Business and stock market crash themed play "of a wild, infinitely cocksure genius whose inhuman knack for knowing what is going to happen next brings him millions and oil fields and South American empires." Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, small chip at top front panel, some light 'drip' spotting at spine.Item #24851
20.BLAKE, George.The Shipbuilders.Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., (1936).
First Edition. Novel of an English shipbuilding city and society. Very Good to Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, some bubbling to jacket at spine, top spine end with nickel sized chip, few small edge chips.Item #14506
First Edition. Romance involving a young man trying to fight the Great Depression by reviving a failing newspaper, and a girl of similar spirit. Near Fine in an almost Near Fine, bright dustjacket with few tiny nicks to edges.Item #19773
22.BROMFIELD, Louis.A Modern Hero.New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1932.
First Edition, Limited Edition signed by author on limitation page. Number 61 of 250 copies. F. S. Johst wrap-around dustjacket art and endpapers. Fragile gold foil endpapers and dustjacket. Cross-section of American life, the product of circus life, a young half-Jewish man becomes a financier with an illegitimate son. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, shallow loss at top spine end, few edge nicks, spine color faded.Item #24748
23.BROWN, Vera.Wings of Love: The Love Story of a Girl Aviator.New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1934).
First Edition. Skrenda dustjacket art. Love story of a young woman aviator, who “wins love, happiness, and a successful career - only to have her martyred past, her two years spent in prison, threaten to destroy all she achieved." Scarce Grosset and Dunlap First Edition. Near Fine, with pen inscription to front free endpaper, in an attractive dustjacket, Very Good plus but for few scotch tape mends of closed tears to verso , few shallow chips and closed tears, light creasing to lower spine, two small areas of soiling to rear panel.Item #18796
24.BUCHANAN, George.A London Story.New York: E. P. Dutton and Co., (1935).
First Edition. Paul Luane dustjacket art. Business themed novel of two brothers living in London both employed in publicity work at one of London's largest shops. Near Fine in Good to Very Good soiled and edge chipped dustjacket.Item #21652
First Reissued Edition. Fabulous Caribbean set novel of adventure and intrigue and a young man sent to manage an orange plantation, but who finds himself caught in a web of crime, political intrigue, voodoo, torture chambers and "high powered motor cars". Near Fine with lengthy gift inscription to front free endpaper, in Good plus dustjacket with list of names to rear panel in pencil, surface wear to spine and front panel, crease line that runs length of spine, and shallow chipping to spine ends. Great dustjacket art on this uncommon title.Item #16199