About this item
George Samuel Clason was born in Louisiana in 1874. He served in the US military in the Spanish American War and then went on to found his own publishing company. In the 1920s he wrote a series of pamphlets in the form of parables set in ancient times extolling the virtues of self-help and financial prudence. These were taken up by American insurance companies and banks and circulated in large numbers. In 1926 they some of them were collected and published under this title - it being one of the component parables. This is the 1957 edition published in the UK by World's Work.
Hardback with clipped DJ. The DJ shows edge wear and there are linear tears of its front hinge, 1 cm at the top and 3 cm at the bottom. The underlying boards are covered in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. The edges and corners are very good. There is some foxing of the fore edges of the print block but this does not extend onto the reading surface save for the first few pages where there are one or two blemishes. Binding firm.
A nice example of homespun advice presented with a covering of artifice and humour.
- Added value:
- First edition in this form.
- Clason, George S.
- Used: very good
- 22 x 15 cm approx
- Number of pages:
- The World's Work
- The Richest Man in Babylon
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