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Eighty Years of Growing 1856-1936 Commemorating the Eightieth Anniversary of the Ferry-Morse Seed Co. in the Continuous Breeding and Growing of Purebred Seeds..., Ferry-Morse Seed Co.
1 Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Eighty Years of Growing 1856-1936 Commemorating the Eightieth Anniversary of the Ferry-Morse Seed Co. in the Continuous Breeding and Growing of Purebred Seeds...
Detroit, MI Ferry-Morse Seed Co. 1936 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is noticeable fading / toning to the spine and edges of the book covers. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and edge wear. The text pages are clean and bright. "The year 1936 marks the eightieth anniversary of the Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Eighty years is a long time. Eighty years ago, no letter boxes were in the streets of New York. Horse-drawn omnibuses passed under flaring gas lights; the telegraph linked only the larger centers; the telephone was unknown." "The Ferry-Morse Seed Company is a supplier of seeds, and was at one time the largest such company in the world. It is currently part of Jiffy International. In 1856, Milo T. Gardner, Dexter M. Ferry, and Eber F. Church organized a small seed-growing company, M. T. Gardner & Company (also known as Gardner, Ferry, and Church) in Detroit, Michigan. The first year the company did $6,000 in business. Its profits continued to be stable until 1865, when Ferry bought out Gardner's share and took over the company. Ferry changed the company name to Ferry, Church & Co, and two years later, when Church retired, Ferry changed the name again, this time to D. M. Ferry & Co." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Ernest & Julio: Our Story, Gallo, Ernest & Julio (with Bruce B. Henderson)
2 Gallo, Ernest & Julio (with Bruce B. Henderson) Ernest & Julio: Our Story
New York Times Books / Random House 1994 2nd Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. "Ernest and Julio Gallo have rarely spoken publicly about their lives - until now. Ernest and Julio: Our Story is the candid and powerful autobiography of two brothers who truly went from rags to riches. Here they tell for the first time of how they learned to make wine by reading pamphlets found in a public library, and of how their winery grew from nothing to become the largest and most successful in the world." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Blood & Wine The Unauthorized Story of the Gallo Wine Empire, Hawkes, Ellen
3 Hawkes, Ellen Blood & Wine The Unauthorized Story of the Gallo Wine Empire
New York Simon & Schuster 1993 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is clean and crisp. This copy has been signed on the half title page, with an inscription, by the author. Laid in is a photo of the author at a book signing and several other related items. "Ernest and Julio Gallo have built the largest wine empire in the world. The E. & J. Gallo Winery sells more wine than its three closest competitors combined and now makes one of every four bottles of wine sold in the United States. Yet, despite their market domination and their influence, Ernest and Julio have zealously shielded their business and their families from public scrutiny."; Signed by Author 
Price: 60.00 USD
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His & Hers The Fantasy World of the Neiman-Marcus Catalogue, Marcus, Stanley
4 Marcus, Stanley His & Hers The Fantasy World of the Neiman-Marcus Catalogue
New York Viking Press 1982 1st Edition; 1st Printing Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W and Color Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The top spine joints (both front and rear) of the book cover has some foxing / spotting. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks, and tears along with one smallish semi-closed tear to the bottom rear panel edge. "Have you ever wondered what happened to those His and Hers camels you saw in the Neiman-Marcus catalogue? Do people really buy those exotic and expensive sable coats, Chinese junks, and bags of diamonds? Yes, they do - and Stanley Marcus tells why in this richly anecdotal, illustrated history of the most extraordinary mail order catalogue ever." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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