Lauriat's, 1872-1922: Being a Sketch of Early Boston Booksellers, with Some Account of Charles E. Lauriat Company and Its Founder, Charles E. Lauriat

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Priv. Print., 1922 - Booksellers and bookselling - 58 pages
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Page 59 - ... have been in the employ of the company for more than ten years, without complaint about the system, and without a strike or even the talk of a strike.
Page 26 - Masterpieces of Industrial Art and Sculpture at the International Exhibition of 1862.
Page 51 - It is confidently believed by many that the time is not distant when the science of aerostation will be brought to such perfection that the aeronaut will be able to vary his course and take a direction at will so as to reach a given point and distance in safety and with despatch, as ships are navigated on the ocean, against contrary winds.
Page 52 - Index ; that being 300 feet beyond the upper clouds : there the Thermometer ranged from 12 to 15 degrees below freezing point, and at that elevation the air was so rarified as to cause the gass in the Balloon to expand nearly a third more in capacity, than it was on leaving the earth ; and the difficulty of breathing was such as to cause three times respiration to one below : — his pulse before starting being at 70, rose to...
Page 53 - ... minute ; causing small blood-vessels to swell and strain for vent, producing great pain in the forehead ; at last, streams of blood from his nose gave relief to his head ; still, owing to the extreme lightness of the atmosphere a constant and free evaporation through the pores of his body created incessant thirst that water would be constantly desirable. "On his ascension on June...
Page 54 - ... finally blown off on the ocean and there dragged for an hour and a quarter, he holding on to the broken netting-work outside of the balloon, for a distance of 30 miles, towards Cape Ann : there he was rescued from his perilous situation by Capt.
Page 52 - A. Lauriat, says, that he has ascended in his Balloon 48 times from various places between the British Provinces and Mexico, and the highest altitude he ever attained, was at...
Page 49 - With all the changes in the business, necessitated by a change in popular taste, the Company has continued to adhere to the traditions and ideals of its founder. Books, to be sure, are merchandise, but the sale of books is something more than merchandising, and...
Page 57 - For fifty-eight years he carried on the culturing and illuminating business of finding and selling the best of the world's literature, and he knew every angle of the trade for which he stood as a mentor and guide. " Such a man as Mr. Lauriat does a very great public service, not only in making possible...
Page 55 - Lauriat was for thirty-four years a director in the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company of Boston and for many years he was the senior member of the board...

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