Moscow: Tipo-litografiia I.E. Shchekina E. A. Martynova, 1909. 12mo (15 × 11 cm). Original printed staple-stitched wrappers; 21 pp. Laid in are two folded tables. Very good.
An ephemeral catalog of the Riabov paper manufacturing company, with a list of goods and their selling prices for the year 1909. The company was founded as a “weaving establishment” (textile factory) in 1840 by the merchant Vasilii Riabov in the Moscow region. By 1889 the company was run by his three grandsons as a partnership, and had expanded to producing both textile and paper goods, employing over 3000 people at two factories in Serpukhov and Moscow. This price list circulated between the factories to standardize prices, and provides an insight into the inner workings of nineteenth century factory operations in Russia. Not held in the Russian State or National Libraries. As of July 2020, not found in KVK and OCLC.
Book ID: 50870