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Vendor SKUAuthorTitlePublisherConditionDescriptionKeywords(s)PriceImage
14912Ables, TomThe Story of Buck Knives ...A Family BusinessSelf-publishedVery good. In a fair to good dust wrapper that has some tears, wear and soiling.9 x 12 inches, a history of the Buck knife company. There are many b&w photos. This copy is inscribed and signed by Chuck Buck.Knives, corporate history$40
9129Branham, Mary Edith and Vera HansberryThe First Seventy-Five Years Olympic Bank Historical Committee 1977 8.5 x 11 inches with 105 pages, b&w photos, a fold-out of Everett banking history.Very good with light shelf wear. No dust wrapper.1977 hardback, Olympic Bank Everett Trust 1902Pacific Northwest, Washington State, Corporate history, Olympic Bank Everett Trust $20
5396Bridge, James HowardThe Inside History of the Carnegie Steel Company A Romance of MillionsThe Aldine Book Company 1903 4th edition with 369 pages and b&w photos.Fair to good. Covers and spine soiled and worn, and rubbed, with a small puncture mark half way up the spine. No dust wrapper.The Inside History of the Carnegie Steel Company A Romance of MillionsCorporate History, Carnegie Steel Company$30
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13474Brown, Kathi AnnCritical Connection The MSS StoryMotorolaVery good. In a very good dust wrapper.Motorola Service Stations. A history of Motorola with b&w and color photos.Motorola, Corporate history$25
11806Cincinnati Bell Cincinnati Bell Centennial 1873-1973Cincinnati Bell Good. Fading covers.11 x 8.5 inches with many illustrations. Cincinnati Bell history.Corporate History, Cinncinnati Bell, Ohio$20
13593Colorado Mining AssociationProgram Colorado Mining Association Annual Meeting January 16-17, 1929Colorado Mining AssociationGood. Some soiling and light creasing. Two paper punch marks in a margin.4 x 9 inches, folded once, the program for the Annual Meeting of the Colorado Mining Association and Colorado Chapter American Mining Congress. Auditorium of Continental Oil Co., Denver, Colorado, 1929. A "Sowbelly Supper" is mentioned.Corporate history, Mining, Denver, Colorado, ephemera$20
9803Fry, David E., CEOThe Outstanding Business Leaders of Northwood UniversityNorthwood University Press Good. Some wear on the bottom of the spine, light scrape marks on the back cover. No dust wrapper.1996 with 378 pages and b&w photos. Northwood University Allumni, corporate biography. Northwood University Allumni, corporate biography $40
15154Gerstley, James M.Borax Years 1933-1961 Some RecollectionsSelf-publishedVery good. In a good, lightly worn, dust wrapper.The Story of Pacific Coast Borax Company and United States Borax & Chemical Corporation. There are many b&w pictures, illustrations and an index.Corporate History, California, Pacific Coast Borax Company, United States Borax & Chemical Corporation$20
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8917Haskell, H. MorganBrunswick's Legacy-A Learned ManKeys Printing Company Very good. Small crease on front cover corner.1993 2nd edition paperback inscribed by the author, with 256 pages and b&w photos.Brunswick, Corporate History$18
11389Johnston, TexTex Johnston Jet-Age Test PilotSmithsonianFine in a fine dust wrapper.Also included with the book is a September 16, 1992 invitation to "Corporate EXPO Advisory Board" participants to hear Johnston speak. Johnston's inscription is to "Best wishes xxxx 10-7-92"Aviation, Pacific Northwest, Washington State, Boeing, corporate history, test pilot, autobiography, Tex Johnston.$50
11748Lucas, Patricia LatouretteGrowing With Seattle The Story of Sellen Construction CompanySellen Construction CompanyVery good with faint soiling on the back cover. No dust wrapper.This 8.5 x 11 inch book, a history of the Sellen Construction Company, has many b&w photos, biographies and a client list. It is inscribed by the author to a childhood friend, "Hal," and signed "Patty."Pacific Northwest, Washington State, Seattle, Corporate History, The Sellen Construction Company$35
9484Meadows, Lorena EdwardsA Sagebrush Heritage The Story of Ben Edwards and His FamilySelf Published 1979 3rd printing with 283 pages, signed by the author, b&w photos, illustrations, bibliography and an index.Fine. In a good dust wrapper that has some shelf wear and soiling.1979 3rd printing hardback with 283 pages, signed by the author, b&w photos, illustrations, bibliography and an index. Biography, Ben Edwards, Mining History, Business History, Corporate history, Nevada, California. Biography, Ben Edwards, Mining History, Business History, Corporate history, Nevada, California$20
8844Mikkelborg, Cheryl, editorREI TalesREI Good with light shelf wear. Scrape mark on back cover.1994 7x7 paperback with 181 pages. REI, Recreational Equipment Incorporated, Business HistoryREI, Corporate History, Pacific Northwest, Washington State, Camping$16
11431Nordstrom, John WThe Immigrant in 1887Frank McCaffreyVery good. No dust wrapper. A previous owner has written one page about the book and the Nordstrom's employee who previously owned it. She also has her name, address and the date on the inside cover as well as the date of the employee's death.An autobiography of John W. Nordstrom. This copy is signed by the author and inscribed to an employee. A Swedish-American who founded the famous department store. He also spent time in the Klondike gold rush and Alaska.Corporate history, Nordstroms, autobiography, John W. Nordstrom, Pacific Northwest, Washington State, Alaska, Klondike, Canada$30
12274Norris, James D.R.G. Dun & Co. 1841-1900 The Development of Credit-Reporting in the Nineteenth CenturyGreenwood PressFine. In a good dust wrapper that has shelf wear on the front and back as well as a tear on the back.A history of the R.G. Dun & Co. There are pictures, many pages of notes, bibliograpy and an index.R.G. Dun & Co., Dun & Bradstreet, Corporate history, finance$50
12610Pacult, F. PaulAmerican Still Life The Jim Beam Story and the Making of the World's #1 BourbonWileyFine. In a fine dust wrapper.A history of the James B. Beam Distilling Co. There are b&w photos, appendicies and an index.James B. Beam Distilling Co., Liquor, Spirits, Corporate history$25
9536Philco StaffPhilco Service At War The Story of Philco's Training and Installation DivisionPhilco Good. Covers a little worn and soiled. Shelf wear to top and bottom of the spine, corner tips of covers. Faint bumping on the corner tips. No dust wrapper.Circa 1944-1945, 8.5 X 11 inches with b&w photo, illustrations, copies of letters. WWII, WW2, Philco Training and Installation Division, Company history, Corporate History. WWII, WW2, Philco Training and Installation Division, Company history, Corporate History, Philco$60
8080Provorse, Barry L.Banking On Independence The First Century of Puget Sound BancorpDocumentary Book Publishers Corporation Fine in a good dust wrapper. Owner's label on the front free endpaper. One small scrape mark on the front of the dust wrapper.1990 9 X 10 hardback first edition with 156 pages, photos, bibliography and an index. ISBN 0-935503-09-09 Pacific Northwest, Washington State, Puget Sound Bancorp, corporate history$18
15164Scates, ShelbyFirstbank The Story of Seattle-First National BankSelf-publishedGood. Light shelf wear. In a fair to good worn and wrinkled dust wrapper.8.5 x 11 inches, the history of Seattle-First National Bank. There are ink sketch illustrations and a separate family tree fold-out.Seattle, Corporate history, Seattle-first National Bank$20
12760Smith, Duane A.Staking a Claim in History The Evolution of Homestake Mining CompanyHomestake Mining CompanyVery good. In a good dust wrapper that has faint moisture waving on the edges.A history of Homestake Mining Company. 8.5 x 10.5 inches with nice b&w photos.Homestake Mining Company, Corporate History$45
7528Spence, HartzellA Foot In The Door The Life Appraisal Of The Original Fuller Brush Man Alfred C. FullerMcGraw-Hill 1960 first edition with 250 pages, b&w photos and an index.Good. Light shelf wear on covers and spine, two pages inside have multiple fold marks. Tipped in Fuller presentation note. In a poor dust wrapper.A Foot In The Door The Life Appraisal Of The Original Fuller Brush Man Alfred C. Fuller. This prepublication copy has a signed tipped in note from Fuller to his associates.Fuller Brush, corporate history.$20
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6484Stearns Magnetic Mfg. Co.Stearns Magnetic Separators Type "M" and "AM"Stearns Magnetic Mfg. Co. Good. Some rusty staples.Circa 1940 8.5 X 11 3 ring note book with several Stearns bulletins, b&w photos. Industrial sized magnets for mining and industry. Stiff plastic covers.Stearns Magnetic Mfg. Co. , Corporate history, magnetic separators, trade catalog$30
10154Trillium StaffPortraits of LeadershipTrillium CorporationVery good with light soiling on the covers. No dust jacket.1999 hardback, 10.5 x 10.5 inches, with many color photos by Micheal McLaughlin.Pacific Northwest, Wasington State, Corporate history, Trillium Corporation$30
9877Wood, Frances and DorothyI Hauled These Mountains In HereCaxton Very good to fine. Erasure mark on front free end paper. In a Fair to good dust wrapper that has shelf wear, one 1 inch tear and several shorter ones.1977 hardback with 337 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, index. Colorado, business history, corporate history, David Wood Transportation Lines, Freight Forwarders, Biography. ISBN 0-87004-233-5 Colorado, Corporate history, Davie Wood Transportation Lines, Biography$40

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