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FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROYAL BANK OF CANADA, ESTABLISHED OCTOBER EIGHTEEENTH MD CCC LXIX:  A RECORD OF ITS PROGRESS DURING THE PAST HALF CENTURY, 1869-1919.
1 FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROYAL BANK OF CANADA, ESTABLISHED OCTOBER EIGHTEEENTH MD CCC LXIX: A RECORD OF ITS PROGRESS DURING THE PAST HALF CENTURY, 1869-1919.
Montreal The Royal Bank of Canada 1920 First Edition Soft Cover Good 
154 pp, 10 5/8" H. Dark grey textured paper covers with black banding, white title label with black banding/lettering/crest on front cover. B&w illustrations. Contents: Introduction; Summary of the Bank's History from 1869; Chronology; Original Shareholders of the Merchants Bank of Halifax; Officers, 1869-1919; Present Officers; General Statement, November 29, 1919; Comparative Statement Shewing Progress of the Bank since 1869; Branches, 1869-1919, and Recapitulation, November 30, 1919; List of Branches and Managers; Roll of Honour; Act to Incorporate the Merchants Bank of Halifax; Act Respecting the Merchants Bank of Halifax and to Change its Name to "The Royal Bank of Canada"; Act to Amend the above Act; Act Respecting the Removal of the Head Office of The Royal Bank of Canada from Halifax to Montreal. Interior - light color offset on free endpapers from inside of covers, previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, very small soft crease or curl at top/bottom corners of first few and last few pages. Exterior - darkening to spine and edges of covers, moderate shelf soiling on bottom of text block, very small corner creases on front cover, light soiling on covers, a few tiny light stains on front cover label, tiny piece missing from top of spine, minor edge wear. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
2 Bata, Thomas J. With Sonja Sinclair. BATA: SHOEMAKER TO THE WORLD.
Toronto Stoddart 1990 0773724168 / 9780773724167 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
341 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "In 1932, when young Tom Bata watched his father's coffin being lowered into his grave, he silently promised to abide by the wishes expressed in his father's 'moral testament': that the Bata Shoe Company was to be treated not as a source of private wealth, but as a public trust, a means of improving the liviing standards within the community and providing customers with good value for their money. At the time, Tom had no idea of the challenges he would face in fulfilling that promise. Not only was he ill-equipped, at age eighteen, to step into the shoes of an acknowledged business genius, creator of the largest shoe manufacturing and retailing organization in the world. Worse than that, fate was about to deal him a series of painful blows. The subjugation of his homeland, Czechoslovakia, by the Nazis was followed by an acrimonious family rift, the expropriation by Communist regimes of all his holdings in Eastern and Central Europe and, in other parts of the world, economic and political upheavals that threatened the survival of the newly resuscitated Bata organization. Yet Bata actually thrived on the sudden change and adversity. From his new home base in Canada he built, this side of the Iron Curtain, a global empire that employs 70,000 people and plays an important part in the economies of many developing countries. (This) is the story of the man, his family and their business." Remainder mark (dot) on bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and at top of rear flap, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MADAME TUSSAUD:  A LIFE IN WAX., Berridge, Kate.
3 Berridge, Kate. MADAME TUSSAUD: A LIFE IN WAX.
Toronto HarperCollins 2006 0002008122 / 9780002008129 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "When she died in London at the age of ninety, a survivor of one of the most tumultuous epochs in history, Madame Tussaud had travelled far from her inauspicious beginnings in Strasbourg as the daughter of a common soldier and a housekeeper. Moving to Paris as a child, Marie climbed through the ranks of French society as the protegee of charmismatic showman artist Philippe Curtius, and witnessed the French Revolution in all its grisly detail. She survived the Terror and moved to London, where she struggled to find a foothold amidst the desperate competition of showmen from all over Europe. Her touring years were studded with drama and danger, and twice she nearly lost her life and livelihood - first in a shipwreck and then at the hands of a rampaging mob in the Reform riots of 1831. The core of her exhibition was Revolutionary relics given extra potency by her victim survivor status and the famous claims that she was forced to cast the death masks of Marie Antoinette and other members of the royal family, whom she had known personally when employed to teach modelling at Versailles. But did her desire to make a compelling and commercial spectacle of the events unfolding around her extend to moulding her own dramatic story? The story of a business empire sculpted out of the ashes of one of history's most turbulent periods reveal a woman who - in exploiting the human fascination with the rich, the famous and the infamous - was far ahead of her time." Very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE EARLY TRADING COMPANIES OF NEW FRANCE:  A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF COMMERCE AND DISCOVERY IN NORTH AMERICA., Biggar, H.P.
4 Biggar, H.P. THE EARLY TRADING COMPANIES OF NEW FRANCE: A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF COMMERCE AND DISCOVERY IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto University of Toronto Library 1901 First, Limited Edition. Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
308 pp, 10 1/4" H. No. 118 of the limited first edition of 600 copies. Rebound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine, new endpapers. An ex-library copy with college stamp on top edge of textblock, library stamps, etc. on free endpapers. *Please note: lacks fold-out map that should accompany text.* Chapter headings: Introduction: Brief description of early expeditions to the regions of the St. Lawrence; The Discovery and Occupation of the St. Lawrence Valley; The Birth and Growth of Trade and Commerce, 1497-1597; The Two Attempts of La Roche and the First Fur-Trade Monopoly; The Two Monopolies of Monts, 1604-1608; The Freedom of Trade, 1609-1613; Champlain's Company, 1614-1620; The Caens Company and its Union with Champlain's, 1621-1627; The Company of New France, 1627-1629; New France under the Scottish and English Company, 1629-1632; Appendix: The Sources (Official / Narrative / Anonymous); Index. A small bump to the top corner of approx. 2/3 of the pages (becomes progessively smaller) - 21 page leaves have a small piece missing at the top corner; small tear at bottom of title page archivally taped; very light browning to pages and edges of text block; very light wear at corners of boards and at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
5 Brown, Ian. FREEWHEELING: THE FEUDS, BROODS, AND OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNES OF THE BILLES FAMILY AND CANADA'S FAVORITE COMPANY. (CANADIAN TIRE.)
Toronto Harper & Collins 1989 0002159775 / 9780002159777 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
339 pp, 9 1/4" H. "From the outside, Canadian Tire looked like the country's sanest company. But inside, it was a rollicking madhouse of sisters hating brothers, sons resenting fathers, wives despising wives, and some of the weirdest habits in captivity. The zany history of the Billes family and Canadian Tire is more than a story about money. It's about people, and a company that came to embody Canadian life - a story told by Ian Brown with insight and irreverent wit." Minor wrinkle at top of spine, remainder spray mark on botton of book. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny remainder mark on bottom inside edge of front and rear panels. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Campbell, Duncan C. GLOBAL MISSION: THE STORY OF ALCAN. VOLUME I: TO 1950.
Ontario Publishing 1985 0919354068 / 9780919354067 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Inscribed By Author
438 pp, 9 1/4" H. Inscribed on title page: "Harold H. Peacock: / With warm regards and appreciation / for a long friendship / Duncan C. Campbell / April 1985." B&w photographs. "In 1928, the year in which Alcan began its own journey, the fledgling company's prospects were not bright, and within four years they had dimmed still further thanks to the Great Depression's deadly stranglehold. Alcan had, however, some gilt-edged assets: its employees, men and women of talent, loyalty and above all industry, led by a team cast from the same mold and headed by that brilliant entrepreneur-scholar, Edward K. Davis. (This) is the story of these people and their company. Through a blend of skill, far sightedness, luck and plain hard work they made Alcan what it is today: a world leader in the aluminum industry. From its modest birth through its precarious infancy they nurtured its growth into the giant Canadian multinational enterprise now recognized around the world, thereby realizing that dream of a a global mission which had inspired its founders." Volume I only. Very light wrinkling at top/botom of spine, minor cocking to spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny and small edge tears - some with creases at top of rear panel - archivally taped, small line indentation on spine, very light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF THE LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY.  VOLUME I:  1874-1918 & VOLUME II: 1919-1963.  2 VOLUME SET., Campbell, James A.
7 Campbell, James A. THE STORY OF THE LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY. VOLUME I: 1874-1918 & VOLUME II: 1919-1963. 2 VOLUME SET.
London, Ontario London Life Insurance Company 1965 First Editions Hard Cover Very Good 
Volume I - 168 pp, published 1965. Volume II - pagination 169-483 pp, published 1966. 2 volume set - dark green buckram with gilt lettering on spines and front boards, 11 1/8" H. B&w photographs, tables, reproductions. The history of the London Life Insurance Company of London, Ontario. Bookplate of Samuel Edward Weir on front pastedown of each volume. Extra postage may be required for shipping outside of Canada/U.S.A. Previous owner's bookplate in both volumes, light edge wear, a few minor corner bumps, minor soiling on edges of text blocks. 
Price: 195.00 USD
 
 
WHARTON ON DYNAMIC COMPETITIVE STRATEGY., Day, George S.; Reibstein, David J., editors.  With Robert E. Gunther.
8 Day, George S.; Reibstein, David J., editors. With Robert E. Gunther. WHARTON ON DYNAMIC COMPETITIVE STRATEGY.
John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1997, 3rd printing. 
465 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0471172073 "....offers new perspectives on competitive strategy from a distinguished group of faculty at Wharton and other leading business schools around the world. This book presents the best insights from decades of research in key areas such as competitive strategy, simulations, game theory, scenario planning, public policy, and market-driven strategy. It respresents the most cohesive collection of insights on strat e g y e v e r assembled by a leading school of business." Minor wrinkle at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing, barcode label on rear pastedown, previous owner's label on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling. Ve ry Go od +/ Ve r y Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
9 DeMond, C. W. PRICE, WATERHOUSE & CO. IN AMERICA: A HISTORY OF A PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM.
Price Waterhouse, New York, 1951. 
356 pp, 8vo, hard cover (dark green boards, gold lettering on spine/front cover) - no dust jacket. "The present volume is essentially a history of the United States firm and its practice. The first chapter gives some of the highlights of the initial development of the London firm. References are later made to many of the associated firms in other countries, particularly to the early days of the Canadian firm when the American practice was all one. The London firm during its second 50 years developed and expanded its practice throughout Great Britain and initiated many of the overseas developments of the international organization. This record is written for the intimate family of Price Waterhouse & Co., not for outside distribution. It closes with the death of one of our most colorful figures, J.C. Scobie, in 1944." Interior - a few erased pencil check marks against peoples names listed at the rear of the book who were linked to Price Waterhouse, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear to boards minor soiling to bottom of textblock. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Ernst & Young. THE ERNST & YOUNG GUIDE TO PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT FOR FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS: METHODS FOR MANAGING BUSINESS RESULTS.
BankLine/Probus, Chicago, (1995). 
341 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Graphs, figures. "...the comprehensive resource for bankers seeking to exert greater control over profitability and performance. This resource guide looks at all aspects of profitability, including hands-on approaches to: Profitability philosophies and strategies; Balance sheet and income statement issues; Funds transfer pricing; Using profitability information; Activity-based costing; Product management; Performance measurement system design; Cost accounting issues and approaches; Organizing and staffing; Planning and budgeting...details the development and management processes used in performance determination, analysis and planning for all key areas of the institution in an integrated approach designed to enhance overall profitabilty...an expert approach to a fundamental banking concern." Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. NF/NF 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
STAYING CONNECTED:  HOW MacDOUGALL FAMILY TRADITIONS BUILT A BUSINESS OVER 160 YEARS., Ferrabee, James & Harrison, Michael St B.  Foreword by Bartlett H. MacDougall.
11 Ferrabee, James & Harrison, Michael St B. Foreword by Bartlett H. MacDougall. STAYING CONNECTED: HOW MacDOUGALL FAMILY TRADITIONS BUILT A BUSINESS OVER 160 YEARS.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press for MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier Inc. 2009 0773536612 / 9780773536616 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). No dust jacket. B&w illustrations. The history of the evolution of the Montreal brokerage business that became MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier (3 Macs) and the people behind it. Contents: Foreword: A History to Celebrate; Acknowledgements; MacDougall Family Genealogical Chart; Illustrations; Setting down Roots; The Making of a Gentleman; Making War and Making Money; Growth and Depression; Passing the Torch; Enter Hartland B.; A New Century; Boom and Bust; War and Peace; The Genesis of 3 Macs; Turbulence and Opportunity; Inflation and Volatility; Irrational Exuberance and the Bubble Economy; The New Millennium; Notes; Bibliography; About the Authors; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE PRESIDENT'S BOOK:  THE STORY OF THE SUN LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA., Harris, George H.
12 Harris, George H. THE PRESIDENT'S BOOK: THE STORY OF THE SUN LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA.
Montreal Sun Life Assurance 1928 First Edition Full-Leather Good+ S.H. Maw and A. Sherriff Scott. Inscribed
284, xxvi pp, 10 3/8" H, full dark brown leather with gilt lettering/decoration on spine, gilt border to front and rear boards and gilt decoration bordering fixed endpapers. Dark brown endpapers, top edge gilt. Inscribed on second free endpaper: "With the Compliments of / Arthur B. Wood / Feb/10/30". At the time, Mr. Wood was Head of the Actuarial Department and would later go on to become President himself. 15 tissue-covered b&w plates (portraits and company building) plus 12 b&w decorations. The history of the Sun Life Assurance Company, produced to celebrate Mr. Thomas Bassett Macaulay's fifty years of service with the company. Three page leaves have a small fore-edge tear which are archivally taped and two leaves have a small edge chip. Leather has light to moderate edge wear, faint to light rubbing on boards - light to moderate on spine. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
SELLING ENERGY:  INSPIRING IDEAS THAT GET MORE PROJECTS APPROVED!  VOLUME 1., Jewell, Mark.  With Rachel Christenson.
13 Jewell, Mark. With Rachel Christenson. SELLING ENERGY: INSPIRING IDEAS THAT GET MORE PROJECTS APPROVED! VOLUME 1.
Energy Efficiency Funding Group 2014 1941991009 / 9781941991008 Hard Cover Fine Fine Inscribed By Author
202 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Non-personal inscription by author on title page. Color illustrations. "Based on twenty years of experience influencing efficiency decision-making in more than three billion square feet of properties, this author concludes that many more projects would be approved if energy professionals were actually trained to 'sell' rather than simply 'promote' efficiency. Energy efficiency products, services, and programs all require effective selling. Professional sales skills make you more successful at advancing any energy efficiency initiative, regardless of your role in the process. Moreover, you need to think of yourself as a sales professional even if your job title does not include the word 'sales'. This book contains more than 80 short essays, each of which examines a unique aspect of efficiency-focused professional selling." 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Knox, F.A.; Beedle, A.; Knowles, A.J.; Chadsey, Horace M.; Shepherd, S.A.; Kennedy, Gordon; Byleveld, Herbert C.; Greening, W.E.; King, Wilfred; Gedge, A.E.; Campbell, Alistair A.; Mallovy, Naomi; Galt, Ian; Gomery, Percy; Fidler, Vera; van Stockum, Hilda THE CANADIAN BANKER. VOL. 67, NO. 3. WINTER, 1960.
Toronto The Canadian bankers' Association 1960 Soft Cover Very Good 
163 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Editorial: The March of Events; Business and Its Own Conscience; Bankers and their Attitudes; "The Three Wise Men"; Money and Inflation (First of Two Parts); Chartered Accountants and Bankers; Profits and Profits; Canada's Historical Sites: A Neglect-ed Source of Tourist Revenue; A London Letter; Decimal Coinage for Britain?; Changing Styles in Consumer Financing; Annual Income Twenty Pounds; Bankers in the Ball-Room; Via Sallustiana to Haukeliseter; Manoeuvre of Trapper Jim; Treasure Trove at the Printing Bureau; Art as an Investment; Legal Decisions; The Banker's Bookshelf; The D.R. Wilkie and The Canadian Bankers' Association Scholarships; The Essay Competition 1960 - Results and Comments; Banking Examinations, June 1960 - Results and Notes. Interior - small tear (archivally taped) and crease at top corner of last page, slight browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light browning to edges of text block, minor browning to edges of covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MAKING BOARDS WORK: WHAT DIRECTORS MUST DO TO MAKE CANADIAN BOARDS EFFECTIVE., Leighton, David S.R. and Thain, Donald H.
15 Leighton, David S.R. and Thain, Donald H. MAKING BOARDS WORK: WHAT DIRECTORS MUST DO TO MAKE CANADIAN BOARDS EFFECTIVE.
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, 1997. 
296 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0075528347 "With increasing muscle-flexing of shareholders, especially large fund managers, boards of directors are being held accountable for a higher standard of professional behaviou r. (This book) focuses on the management of the governance process and outlines specific, practical, how-to steps and actions that can be implemented to make any board more effective. Making extensive use of Canadian case studies drawn from a c t u a l experiences, (the authors) illustrate many challenges facing those involved in governance and offer practical solutions. (The book) will help directors, shareholders, managers, advisers, regulators, and legislators alike to -- better u nd er st an d th e challenges and potential rewards of professional governance; understand and manage the six key success factors for boards; evaluate a board's strengths and weaknesses; outline a new code of conduct for directors; foster and mana ge a cli mat e o f con structive dissent; establish guidelines for an effective chairman; understand why boards fail and how to turn around an underperforming board." Dust jacket has minor edge and spinr browning. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ADVERTISING: SELLING THE CONSUMER., Mahin, John Lee.  Inscribed.
16 Mahin, John Lee. Inscribed. ADVERTISING: SELLING THE CONSUMER.
Doubleday, Page / Associated Advertising Clubs of the World, n.p., 1919. 
298 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board). INSCRIBED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: "TO G.W.E. ATKINS WITH EVERY GOOD WISH JOHN LEE MAHIN". (G.W.E. Atkins was Vice President of Western Union Telegraph Comp any.) Chapter headings: Advertising Can Only Appeal to Free Dollars; How Markets Benefit Both Consumer and Producer; Salesmanship is Service; How the Salesman Becomes a Producer; Advertising is Selling the Group; What the Manufacturer Owes t h e C o n s umer; What the Consumer Owes the Manufacturer; The Tools of Advertising; Advertising Mediums; Advertising Mediums (Continued); Building and Testing an Advertisement; Application of the Five Tests; Advertising and Selling Through the Ord in ar y C ha nn el s of Trade; How the Middleman Serves the Consumer; Retail Advertising - Preparation; Retail Advertising - Methods and Mediums; Retail Advertising - Making Good; Price Maintenance; Cooperation Between Salesmen and Advertising - Sa lem an, t he Clo ser - Advertising, the Missionary; Advertising Opportunities; The Advertising Manager; The Advertising Solicitor; Mail-Order Advertising; National Advertising and Exclusive Dealers; Trademarks; Prestige-building Advertising; Can t he C omme rci al Valu e of Go od-will be Accurately Appraised?; The Advertising Agency; How Much More Can be Given the Consumer? Light foxing marks on end papers, one page with small corner crease, book lightly cracked at four places, 2" fore-edge crea se/bu mp f rom appr ox. p age 72 to 102, slight browning to pages, browning to edges of text block, one tiny corner bump, fading to spine color, scattered loss of color on rear board and bottom of front board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine . Goo d- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
17 McDowall, Duncan. QUICK TO THE FRONTIER: CANADA'S ROYAL BANK.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1993 0771055048 / 9780771055041 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
478 pp, 10" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he story of the Royal Bank, told not only in terms of executive personalities and corporate strategies, but also through an exploration of its corporate culture - of the lives of the people of the Royal - and of the part this corporate culture played in the opening of the country and the expansion of international trade. Throughout are vignettes that focus on some diverting details in the life of the Royal Bank. How many, for instance, know that Henry Mullins, the manager of the Mariposa branch of the Exchange Bank in Stephen Leacock's 'Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town', was based on a real-life Royal Banker, George Rapley, of the Orillia, Ontario branch? Or that, in an effort to foil robbers, tellers were often expected to sleep on the bank premises (sometimes in front of the vault) with loaded revolvers under their pillows? Eminently readable as well as informative (this book) fills an important gap in Canadian business history." Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly top edge small scratch on both panels, tiny dent on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
IT'S OK TO ASK 'EM TO WORK...AND OTHER ESSENTIAL MAXIMS FOR SMART MANAGERS., McNair, Frank.
18 McNair, Frank. IT'S OK TO ASK 'EM TO WORK...AND OTHER ESSENTIAL MAXIMS FOR SMART MANAGERS.
American Management Association, New York, 2000, 3rd printing. 
154 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0814405177 "If you're a manager, your plate is probably full to overflowing. You've got to set a vision for your organization, then articulate it for your employees. You've got to pai nt realistic targets, then create an environment where employees will meet those targets. You've got to teach and coach, measure performance, and offer rewards. And sooner or later - you've got to ask 'em to work! This is a simple, pithy m a n a g e m e nt truth, but one that can radically simplify your life and dramatically improve your performance. Now, Frank McNair, an experienced businessman and self-declared 'reductionist', distills twenty years of close observation into a set o f me mo ra bl e ma xims (119 in all!) for managing smartly." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
IN MY SHOES:  A MEMOIR., Mellon, Tamara.  With William Patrick.
19 Mellon, Tamara. With William Patrick. IN MY SHOES: A MEMOIR.
New York Portfolio / Penguin 2013 1591846161 / 9781591846161 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
275 pp, 9 1/4" H. Colour photographs. "(Tamara) Mellon's business savvy, creative eye, and flair for design built Jimmy Choo into a premier name in the competitive fashion industry. Over time, Mellon grew Jimmy Choo into a billion-dollar brand. She became the British prime minister's trade envoy and was honored by the Queen with the Order of the British Empire - yet it's her personal glamour that keeps her an object of global media fascination. 'Vogue' photographed her weddig. 'Vanity Fair' covered her divorce and the criminal trial that followed. 'Harper's Bazaar' toured her London town house and her New York mansion, right down to the closets. In creating the shoes that became a fixture on 'Sex and the City' and red carpets around the world, Mellon relied on her own impeccable sense of what the customer wanted - because she 'was' that customer. What she didn't know at the time was that success would come at a high price - after struggles with an obstinate business partner, a conniving first CEO, a turbulent marriage, and a mother who tried to steal her hard-earned cash. Now Mellon shares the whole larger-than-life story, with shocking details that have never been presented before." Minor lean to spine, remainder mark on bottom of text block, very light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
20 Miquelon, Dale. DUGARD OF ROUEN: FRENCH TRADE TO CANADA AND THE WEST INDIES, 1729-1770.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1978 0773502998 / 9780773502994 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
282 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables, map. "From the letters and fragmentary accounts of Robert Dugard of Rouen, Professor Miquelon has brought to life the history of an eighteenth-century trading company. Robert Dugard and his associates were men who came of age at the right moment to capitalize on the political and financial stability of France during the thirty years after Utrecht, and on the widening opportunities of colonial trade. Their Societe du Canada was founded in 1729 to handle the Quebec trade, but soon they were also testing the sugar island trade. By 1742 their business with the West Indies was more profitable than their Canadian trade. But catastrophe trod upon the heels of success: between 1744 and 1748 most of their fleet was lost to shipwreck and war. Of the three remaining ships one was broken up, another relegated to the fishery, and the third given over to sugar hauling. At Quebec, Dugard's factors, Havy and Lefebvre, had remained and prospered in the fur trade, Labrador sealing, and the trade with France. Professor Miquelon describes their activities, which continued until their business was completely destroyed by the Conquest of Canada." Bump to top of spine, three corners have tiny or small bump. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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THE STORY OF THE LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY.  VOLUME I:  1874-1918 & VOLUME II: 1919-1963.  2 VOLUME SET., Campbell, James A.
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FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROYAL BANK OF CANADA, ESTABLISHED OCTOBER EIGHTEEENTH MD CCC LXIX:  A RECORD OF ITS PROGRESS DURING THE PAST HALF CENTURY, 1869-1919.
FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROYAL BANK OF CANADA, ESTABLISHED OCTOBER EIGHTEEENTH MD CCC LXIX: A RECORD OF ITS PROGRESS DURING THE PAST HALF CENTURY, 1869-1919.
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