New York: Doubleday, Page & Co. 1902. First Edition, First Printing. 6 3/8 X 9 3/4 Inches. 345 PP. Item #1613
"The speculator and the business man tread divergent lines. The former depends upon the sudden turn of fortune's wheel; he is a millionnaire to-day, a bank-rupt to-morrow. But the man of business knows that only by years of patient, unremitting attention to affairs can he earn his reward, which is the result, not of chance, but of well-devised means for the attainment of ends."
First printing copy dated "April, 1902" on the copyright page. Housed in the original publisher red cloth binding. Gilt title stamping to front cover and spine. Accompanied by "The Principles of Industrial and Social Progress Illustrated by his Career" tract from the National City Bank of New York published upon Carnegie's death in 1919 (OCLC locates "0" copies of this tract). The original ten page tract includes the original prospectus offering them for sale at a cost of $1 per hundred and $10 per thousand. Slight foxing and toning. A hint of sunning to spine. Overall, a very respectable copy.