Beautifully engraved certificate from the John Wiley & Sons, Inc. issued no later than 1993. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of two allegorical men, one looking over a globe and the other reading a piece of a paper, beside the company's initals. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's Chairman (Bradford Wiley II) and its Secretary. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students as well as lifelong learners. Wiley is in the forefront of electronic publishing, with products and services available online or on CD-ROM. Wiley has more than 14,500 active book titles and 400 journals. The company publishes 1,500 new titles in a variety of formats each year. The company has more than 2,500 employees worldwide. The company began in 1807 when Charles Wiley opened a small printing shop at 6 Reade Street in lower Manhattan. In 1814, Wiley becomes a publisher and within five years begins to produce works by New York City's literary set, notably Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. The rest is history.