THE MERCANTILE AGENCY REFERENCE BOOK (AND KEY) CONTAINING RATINGS OF MERCHANTS, MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS GENERALLY THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA. COMPLETE MAP AND SKELETON ROUTE MAP OF EACH STATE AND PROVINCE. AT THE END OF EACH STATE WILL BE FOUND A LIST OF BANKS AND BANKERS AND STATE COLLECTION LAWS. THE APPENDIX CONTAINS THE NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS LAW, THE NATIONAL BANKRUPTCY ACT, AND LONG DISTANCE TRAVELERS’ ROUTE MAPS. JANUARY, 1929 - VOL. 243. The Mercantile Agency.
THE MERCANTILE AGENCY REFERENCE BOOK (AND KEY) CONTAINING RATINGS OF MERCHANTS, MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS GENERALLY THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA. COMPLETE MAP AND SKELETON ROUTE MAP OF EACH STATE AND PROVINCE. AT THE END OF EACH STATE WILL BE FOUND A LIST OF BANKS AND BANKERS AND STATE COLLECTION LAWS. THE APPENDIX CONTAINS THE NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS LAW, THE NATIONAL BANKRUPTCY ACT, AND LONG DISTANCE TRAVELERS’ ROUTE MAPS. JANUARY, 1929 - VOL. 243.

THE MERCANTILE AGENCY REFERENCE BOOK (AND KEY) CONTAINING RATINGS OF MERCHANTS, MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS GENERALLY THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA. COMPLETE MAP AND SKELETON ROUTE MAP OF EACH STATE AND PROVINCE. AT THE END OF EACH STATE WILL BE FOUND A LIST OF BANKS AND BANKERS AND STATE COLLECTION LAWS. THE APPENDIX CONTAINS THE NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS LAW, THE NATIONAL BANKRUPTCY ACT, AND LONG DISTANCE TRAVELERS’ ROUTE MAPS. JANUARY, 1929 - VOL. 243.

New York: R. G. Dun & Co., 1929.

Hard Cover. The Mercantile Agency’s credit rating resource for January, 1929, mere months before the Great Crash of October, 1929. While not one of the Big Three, the Mercantile Agency is arguably the oldest American credit agency, who published their first credit ratings guide in 1859. With a list of each business and bank active in the United States at the time, broken down by state and county, with symbols to show the trade of each, along with their estimated ‘pecuniary strength’ (capital) and credit rating, from A1 to 4. Full page maps. Slight worming to the top edge of the preliminaries only, not affecting the text. Dampstaining to the top edge of the front joint, and minor tearing to the top of the front joint. Quarter red over green textured cloth, with gilt lettering. All edges speckled red. A truly impressive and exhaustive tome, now destined for an economic historian who wishes to understand the conditions leading to one of the most important economic downturns of modern history.

Good binding.
Item #291023

Price: $250.00