Very Good. Emmet, Boris. Catalogues and Counters: A History of Sears, Roebuck and Company. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1950. 2nd printing. 788pp. 8vo. Blue cloth. Book condition: Very good with lightly bumped extremities. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good.
788p. Blue cloth, gilt spine lettering. First edition, third impression. Mild rubbing to spine ends, endpapers toned, contents sound, binding is tight. Clipped dust jacket is chipped along edges and slightly darkened.
Good to Very Good. No Jacket. From the Foreword: "The present volume deals with the history of a remarkably successful business concern. Few corporate names are as familiar to Americans as that of Sears, Roebuck and Company. This study of its development was made possible by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to the School of Business of the University of Chicago and traces the way in which the company's management met internal problems and adjusted its business to the tides of external developments. It is a competent account of the men and methods by which this enterprise has risen in sixty years to its present eminence. It thus holds much of interest to business managers, to government officials, and to students. Though the authors have not attempted to write a popular book, the general reader should find the volume a rewarding experience."
Near Fine. Very clean, little worn & repaired DJ. From the inside cover: "Sears, Roebuck and Company is unique in the evolution of mass merchandising. Catalogues and Counters tells the story of the company's growth and analyzes the policies which have made Sears, Roebuck outstanding in the field of American retailing. As the biography of a commercial institution, it is perhaps the most thorough and detailed study of its kind. The authors provide detailed accounts of problems and procedures of buying and selling, personnel management, finance, organization, profit-sharing, merchandise selection, installment selling, and sales promotion. They portray the business leaders who have built this enterprise describing the contributions of such men as Richard W. Sears and A.C. Roebuck, the founders, of Julius Rosenwald, and of General Robert E. Wood, the builder of the modern Sears."
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