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Addresses and Papers on Life Insurance and Other Subjects, Dryden, John
1 Dryden, John Addresses and Papers on Life Insurance and Other Subjects
Newark Priudential Insurance Company of America 1909 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good+ 
Brownish green boards with gilt tiles. The covers show some wear and soiling or toning along with edge and corner wear. The book is still square and securely bound . ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 330 pages; This book is a compendium of essays and lectures on life insurance by John Dryden who was President of the Prudential Insurance Company and U. S. Senator from New Jersey from 1902 - 1907. This particular copy though came from the library of Milton S. Ochs, the brother of Adolph Ochs who bought the Chattanooga Times, developed it into a major paper and then made the New York Times into the country's foremost newspaper. Milton was Managing Editor of the Chattanooga Times and then owner of the Nashville American. Milton Ochs' bookplate is on the front pastedown. On the ffep is another plate/sticker that says that Ochs and his wife have loaned this book to the Provost Marshal's School Center "for the duration of training. " A Date Due sticker on one of the rear free endpapers is the only other evidence that the book was in a library. Interesting association of this book with one of the major newspaper families in the United States. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Rise of the Creative Class, Florida, Richard
2 Florida, Richard The Rise of the Creative Class
New York Basic Books 2002 0465024769 / 9780465024766 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book and jacket have only light shelf wear. Book discusses the idea of a new economy based on knowledge and creativity. First Edition. First Printing. ; Charts; Thick Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 404 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Official Liquor Buyers' Guide, Lewis, Jack
3 Lewis, Jack Official Liquor Buyers' Guide
Los Angeles Holloway House 1969 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good+ 
Light edge and corner wear with with one vertical crease on spine. Spine is not cracked and book seems unread. Still square and securely bound. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 213 pages; This is a stated "First Printing" from Holloway House in 1969. It is something of a mystery to me in that I do not find this title on my list of 1960's Holloway House publications and the number, HH-401, while it has the correct letters (HH) the number (401) is much higher than other HH books from the 1960's. Also, this book is on a better paper than most other HH books from the 1960's -- no toning. I am inclined to think that this is a first edition but that the book was some sort of special publication. I have explained all I know and what I think. The book itself is an interesting guide to various types of liquor, both their qualities and prices. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Vespa: Style in Motion, Vespa
4 Vespa Vespa: Style in Motion
San Francisco Chronicle Books 2004 First American Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine 
Color and B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 312 +Index pages; Special, comprehensive publication on Vespa scooters. Produced by Vespa. Large volume may require extra postage. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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