The Story of Page and Shaw.

New York: Page and Shaw, 1921.

Stapled booklet (14.5 x 9 cm.), 40 pages. Illustrated. Stated “sixth edition” of an unrecorded promotional booklet for the significant candy shop firm, Page & Shaw, which grew from a single shop on West Street in Boston in 1888 to a multinational candy retailer by the time of this publication. Illustrations depict the storefronts of the Page & Shaw candy shops in Boston, London, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, Detroit… as well as the factory, with workers on the floor, machinery, etc. "So inordinately fond of sweets was the late teetotaling James Buchanan ("Diamond Jim") Brady that he was known to eat a pound of candy in five minutes. One day he was given a box of chocolates made by a small Boston confectionery named Page & Shaw. "It's the best goddam candy I ever put in my mouth!" cried "Diamond Jim," who vowed he would thereafter buy no candy but Page & Shaw's. Later, according to his biographers, he offered the struggling little candy company $150,000 without interest.” Time magazine (August 19, 1935). Stapled in color-illustrated wrappers. [OCLC locates no copies of any edition].

Price: $90.00