We remember dressing up and making special excursions into Boston to go shopping at the famous department store - Jordan Marsh!!
COLLECTOR'S 1950 out-of-print first edition, first printing hardcover vintage book - Tales Of The Observer.
Delightful, witty and informative tales of the history of Jordan Marsh Company, now known as Macy's. Founded in 1851 by Eben Jordan. This book was issued on its 100th Centennial Anniversary - 1851 to 1951.
Written by Richard H. Edwards, Jr. Publisher: Jordon Marsh Company, Boston, Mass., Copyright, 1950, first edition, first printing with original line stating - Manufactured By: The Colonial Press Inc., Clinton, Mass. A complete New England Product. Not ex-library. No isbn.
CHARMING illustrations, beautiful pen & ink line drawings that bring all the fashion and business history of this venerable Boston department store to life. Photos do not fully capture exact color hues and wonderful detail; wait until you see. Any writing on illustration that isn't clear is just photo.
Lovely blue period endpapers say; "First sales transaction of the Jordan Marsh Company was the sale of one yard of cherry colored ribbon by Eben Jordan, its founder, to Louisa Bareiss, his friend. Friendship is basis of confidence, and confidence is basis of success."
Fascinating, historical recollections and humorous anecdotes told by a man who was with Eben Jordan, when he founded Jordan Marsh department store. Store was eventually consumed by Allied Stores and became Macy's. End of the book are lists of Jordan Marsh workers in Half Century & Quarter Century clubs, and business associates for past century.
Hardcover, navy blue cloth boards, gilt illustration & titles, blue pictorial endpapers, 7" x 5", 116pp. Binding tight. Excellent vintage condition. Pages excellent/bright/clean/light shelfwear includes light yellowing-light buckling-no markings. Cover excellent/bright/clean/light general shelfwear includes some light fading-light edgewear-spine fading.
Do not pass up this must have vintage gem; will make a FABULOUS gift!!