8vo 8" - 9" tall; 187 pages; 1932 First Edition Hard Bound with a Dust Jacket. Book is in Very Good Condition and the DJ has 3 pieces missing. This is the story of a colorful character and a powerful force in the great corporate consolidation period of America. A great story of a plunger. 187 pp. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Bet - a - Million Gates
Publisher: Greenberg - Publisher, Inc.
Publication Date: 1932
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Book Description Greenberg Publisher, New York, 1932. 1/2 leather. Book Condition: Very Good. The 1932 1st edition of this biography of John W. Gates, an outsider of humble origins (from a farm out West) who came to Wall Street and became one of the great financial gamblers of his era. Solid and VG in its 1/2 leather (Bennett of New York) over marbled boards. Light rubbing to the panels, light wear along the spine ends and panel edges. Octavo, 187 pgs., handsome frontispiece portrait. Bookseller Inventory # 13381
Book Description Greenberg, 1932. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. ; SCARCE; The real life career of John Warne "Bet A Million" Gates, a farm yokal who became one of the most audacious finacial buccaneers of all time, he flourished and succeeded in an era of rugged individualism and ruthless monopoly. Among his many ventures of cattle, wheat, corn, oil, railroads and gambling, he was also responsible for introducing barbed wire into Texas which revolutionized the cattle business for all time. A compulsive gambler, Gates won $600, 000 in Britain in 1900 on a $70, 000 bet and often participated in week-long poker games on rail journeys. ; Tight, Clean, Unmarked Copy w/ Small Date Stamp (1932) on RFEP; Covers w/ Very Light Shelfwear; Nice Copy! ! !. Bookseller Inventory # 610
Book Description Greenberg, New York, 1932. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. A very good copy of the presumed first hard cover edition (no explicit edition or printing statement), lacking a dust-jacket. Splitting of the rear endpaper in the gutter, revealing the webbing, which remains intact; very slight wobble to the rear board.The text is wholly unmarked, pristine. Minor wear and rubbing at the extremities of the green cloth boards, with some dulling to the gilt lettering on the spine. A sharp copy. Bookseller Inventory # 016125