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Buzza Bridge Tally - Die-cut Stylized Fop Goes Courting 10" Embossed Die-cut Victorian Scrap Snow Angel in Rose and Winterberry Wreath - Mica Enhanced
Price: $18.00
Price: $85.00
Buzza Tally - 1970's Style Dressed Man 10" Scrap Russian Girl Posing
Buzza -Easter Rabbit Wishing Joy - Lady Wearing Big Hat Holding Rabbit in a Basket Tongue Twisters Placecard with Hidden Answer - Woman Holding Finger to Her Lips
Price: $12.00
Price: $12.00
Easter Rabbit Wishing Joy Tongue Twisters with Hidden Answer
Vibrant Purple Violet Place Cards Special Birthday Greeting in Box with Hidden Message inside with Lace, Lovely Girl, and Flowers
Price: $20.00
Price: $45.00
Vibrant Purple Violet Place Cards Special Birthday Greeting in Box
Dandy Greetings Embossed die-cut St. Nicholas or Santa Claus Scrap in Blue Robe
Price: $14.00
Price: $175.00
Embossed die-cut St. Nicholas or Santa Claus Scrap in Blue Robe
Christmas Greetings Card. A somber faced Santa with long straight beard, wearing a blue robe with brown fur trim and a holly wreath on his hood.
10tholympiadlosangeles19311-5 C1870s German Friendship Card w Hidden Message behind Victorian Scrap of Foppish Suitor
Price: $225.00
Price: $40.00
10tholympiadlosangeles19311-5 C1870s German Friendship Card w Hidden Message behind Victorian Scrap of Foppish Suitor
Paint decorated bamboo shade with artistic depiction of what appears to be the entrance to the 1932 Olympics held at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Lithograph card with embossed gold embellishment borders.  Captioned Aus Freundschaft at base.   Applied 3 ½” scrap of foppish young boy in proper riding attire opening his purse and presenting a letter.
Lots of Atlantic City Hotel Viewbooks, Menue, c1900-1915 Illus Souvenir Folder, Mount Wilson, California, 1929
Price: $40.00
Price: $16.00
Lot of Atlantic City Illus Souvenir Folder
There are four items in this lot, including a c1900 Haddon Hall viewbook, a dinner menu from the Chalfonte hotel, and two  c1910s illustrated card stock folders, also from the Chalfonte. The Haddon Hall viewbook contains 24 pages, and 10 full page illustrations, most taken from photographs. Mailer from Mount Wilson, CA 1929.  Nine images, taken from photographs, of Mount Wilson and the exterior of the observatory, plus the stage schedule and prices, pages of description, etc.
Promotional Booklet, Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C., c1920 Two (2) c1910s Adv. Blotters, Hotels Driscoll and Cole’s, Washington, D.C.
Price: $18.00
Price: $20.00
Promotional Booklet Two (2) c1910s Adv. Blotters
Sixteen page illustrated booklet from the Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. was published c 1920. Two advertising blotters, Cole’s Rooming House and the Hotel Driscoll, Washington DC
Informational Booklet, San Diego California, 1934 Pottery: “English Gold Lustres”, John Clarke, 1908
Price: $18.00
Price: $16.00
Informational Booklet Pottery: “English Gold Lustres”, John Clarke, 1908
48pg. booklet, providing information, and promoting agriculture in San Diego, California, published by the San Diego-California Club. Illustrated book, “English Gold Lustres,” by John M. Clarke, Director of the New York State Museum, published at Albany, NY in 1908.
Catalog: Leadwork for the Garden, May 1932 Illustrated “Pueblo Indian Pottery,” Anthropology Lab., Santa Fe, NM, 1938
Price: $40.00
Price: $20.00
Catalog: Leadwork for the Garden, May 1932 Illustrated “Pueblo Indian Pottery,” Anthropology Lab., Santa Fe, NM, 1938
58 pages, most of which have illustrations of lead statuary, some shown in garden settings. 16 pp, “Pueblo Indian Pottery of the Post-Spanish Period,” by Kenneth M. Chapman,  1938.
5 Fine Snow Angel Scraps - White Winter Wear Toys & Holly New York at The Alaska-Yucon-Pacific Exposition, 1909
Price: $135.00
Price: $35.00
5 Fine Snow Angel Scraps - White Winter Wear Toys & Holly New York at The Alaska-Yucon Pacific Exposition
Five (5) different 6 1/2" x 3 1/4" embossed die-cut Victorian scraps of snow angels. Illustrated, 197 page hard cover book about the New York State exhibit at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific  1909.
Lot c1900 Patent Office Illust., Men's Union Suits, Undergarments New Hampsire Photo Album, 31 Images, c1900
Price: $65.00
Price: $50.00
c1900 Patent Office Illust., Men's Union Suits, New Hampshire Photo Album
United States Patent Office documentss) all pertaining to men's undergarments, notably union suits. New Hampshire Photo album with 31 Mounted Views - quarry, covered bridge..
Here And There In The Yosemite, C. Hastings, 1923 1889 Catalog, Standard Stallions (Mambrino WIlkes, etc.)
Price: $20.00
Price: $40.00
Here And There In The Yosemite 1889 Catalog Standard Stallions
"Here and There In The Yosemite," by Cristel Hastings, published by The Cloister Press, San Francisco, in 1923. Well illustrated catalog standard stallions Mambrino Wilkes, Steele, Diomed Wilkes and Jingles, owned by John B. Clarke of Manchester, NH 1889
Tavern, Liquor License, Lehigh Township, PA, 1870 Headless Baby Hatch's from Egg Christmas Greeting Tuck - Polite Regards
Price: $25.00
Price: $24.00
Tavern Liquor License Lehigh Township PA 1870 Egg Christmas Greeting Tuck
Easton, PA license to keep a hotel, inn or tavern, and to sell vinous. January 29, 1870. Novelty Victorian Christmas Greeting - Child Hatching from Egg.  Raphael Tuck
Headless Baby Hatch's from Egg Christmas Greeting Tuck - Jolly Christmas Illus Pan American Expo Book, ""Around The Pan"", 1901
Price: $24.00
Price: $20.00
Egg Christmas Greeting Tuck Around The Pan 1901
Embossed die-cut novelty Christmas greeting card. It depicts a child hatching from an egg. Raphael Tuck. Around The Pan, with Uncle Hank (an Uncle Sam knock-off?), His Trip Through The Pan-American Exposition, by Thomas Fleming, published by The Nut Shell Pub. Co., New York, 1901,
Collection of Advertising Paper Straw Wrappers from various Pennsylvania locations 2 Early 20th Century California Greeting Cards, Tipped-in Illustrations.
Price: $100.00
Price: $20.00
Collection of Advertising Paper Straw Wrappers from various Pennsylvania locations 2 Early 20th Century California Greeting Cards, Tipped-in Illustrations.
A rather unusual collection of paper straw wrappers in a scrap book advertising various Pennsylvania eateries. Two  “Greetings from California” Cards, each with tipped-in illustrations.
1912 Trade Catalog, Suspenders, Woman Golfer on Cover Tally - Woman with Blue Hoop Dress
Price: $25.00
Price: $18.00
42 Page trade catalog of The C.A. Edgarton Mfg. Co
Shirley Make Suspenders.  w 19 pgs of black & white illustrations of suspenders, and four multi-color illustrated pages, plus salesman’s entries,images of advertisements Tally - Woman with Blue Hoop Dress
Liz Taylor Look-Alike Bridge Tally 5 Daring Girl wearing Cowboy Boots - Place Cards Buzza Co.
Price: $18.00
Price: $28.00
4"x3 1/2" die cut, used bridge tally which is in the shape of a heart. In the center is an image of a Liz Taylor look-alike. She has black hair with a flowing white dress top with an orange dress.  Her right hand is holding a black mask. Reverse has pencil inscriptions. Made in USA. Condition is good. Daring Girl wearing Cowboy Boots - Place Cards
Kewpie Bridge and Groom Snuggle in Ring Place Card Bridge Tally Victorian Woman Strolling in her Gardens
Price: $18.00
Price: $18.00
Cupie Bridge and Groom Place Card Bridge Tally Victorian Woman Strolling in her Gardens
Art Deco Influenced Scene - Butterflies, Dragonflies & Flowers on Hand Fan Bridge Tally Two Colorful Daffodil Nut Cups
Price: $18.00
Price: $18.00
Butterflies on  Japanese Fan Bridge Tally Two Colorful Flower Nut Cups
12” Die-cut Embossed Victorian Scrap - Father Christmas Santa Claus White & Wyckoff Mfg. Co - Stationery Lines Embossed Labels c1930s
Price: $250.00
Price: $125.00
A 12 1/2” high embossed die-cut Victorian Santa Claus or Father Christmas donning a red hooded robe with white fur trim.  His baskets are brimming with toys and a small Christmas bush.  He carries a bundle of packages on one arm and walks with a cane. Condition: overall excellent. Two small intact separations. Unpaginated trade catalog with examples of embossed paper cover and labels within. It is Sterling Worth - White & Wyckoff Mfg. Co., Manufacturing Stationers, Holyoke, Mass c1930s. Includes thirteen (13) label samples, mostly embossed to represent their various tablets, papeteries and composition books. Many of the labels are chromolithography.  Also includes company history and images from photographs of the White & Wyckoff staff.  Measures 5 1/2" x 9".  Condition: heavy cover wear. Overall VG+
Spillman Engineering Corporation, Amusement Outfitters. Carouselles & Other Park & Carnival Rides, Catalog E 1922 Associated Tile Manufacturers, Details of The House of Tiles Portfolio at Architectural and Allied Arts Exposition. 1925
Price: $700.00
Price: $75.00
North Tonawanda, 1922. N.Y.A 36 pp. catalog with paper wrap. Featuring Carouselles.   Images from photographs of the actual carousels, information on park locations with Spillman carousels.  Comprehensive narrative description including specifications, information on accessories e.g. military band organ.  It also describes the recent advancements ito their carouselle. Information on the Spillman Junior, the "A" Frame Drive, the gasoline power plant and on erecting a Spillman Carouselle.  Last but not least, a Ticket Office could be purchased for $90.00.  The catalog concludes with testimonials. Measure 10 3/4" x 7 1/2". Condition: few pages separated from staple at center of book; otherwise fine. The Exposition was held in conjunction with American Institute of Architects Convention, Grand Central Place, NYC, April 20 - May 2, 1925. A list of Associated Tile Manufacturers at base on cover.  A paper portfolio with 12 plates with images from photographs on the front and designs on the reverse.  Includes images and plans for Tudor Fireplace, Venetian Breakfast Nook, Tudor Living Room, Colonial Bathroom, Craftsman Sun Room, Exterior Spanish style decor, Spanish Dining Room, Colonial Kitchen, Spanish Patio, Italian Hall, Roman Bathroom and Shower and Spanish-American Bathroom. Measures 7 1/2" x 10 1/2".
Art and Decoration: Crepe and Tissue Paper The National Casket Company, Inc. Bronze Sarcophagi, 1923
Price: $50.00
Price: $195.00
Manufacturer: Dennison Manufactoring Co Location: Boston Date: 1907 Pages: 96 Subject Matter: Decorations made from Paper A comprehensive guide to crepe and tissue paper, including prices. There are B&W photographs of various samples of the crafts that can be made from crepe and tissue paper, as well as some B&W illustrations of templates, patterns and products. The covers show some edge wear, and sight fading. Additionally, they are detached from the text block. The front cover, at the top, was signed by a previous owner. The back cover is missing a small piece from the bottom left corner. The interior pages shows general toning and soiling. Some pages have stains on them from where the ink was smudged at one point.  8 1/2" x 5 1/2" 28 pp.embossed light weight stock wraps.  Presented by Zwack & Sons, Funeral Directors, Albany N.Y.Illustrating and Describing some Ancient Customs, Past Masterpieces and Present Tendencies in the Finest Types of Burial Enclosures. Color illustrations with narrative description including model numbers (no pricing information included. Also in-text single color illustrations and decorative devices.  Includes original envelop. Measures 8 1/4" x 6 1/4".  Condition: overall excellent..  1" margin tear at margin on blank fly page.
The Riverside Press, Catalogue of Cuts and Price List of Printing for Poultry and Live Stock Breeders and Business Men in General c1908 Die-cut Promotional Book in the shape of a Shoe Heel Promoting Wire Grip Fastening Co. Boston MA.
Price: $100.00
Price: $425.00
An unpaginated catalog with paper wraps.  Brisben NY.  Includes examples of cuts and ordering instructions.rubber stamps designed for the poultry trade, information on advertising and marketing inlcuding "How to get a Fancy Price for Fresh Market Eggs".  Woodcuts of poultry and various life stock. Measures 6" x 9".  Condition: cover reinforced with book binding tape. 4 pp. booklet die-cut in the shape of a shoe heel.  Promotes the Wire Grip Slugger, a machine forcing solid steel or brass wire into heels and soles of shoes and the Clinch Nailing Machine that inserts nails into shoes at a rate from 250 to 300 per minute.  L. Barta & Co. Printer.  Boston.  Measures 3 ½” 2 ¾”.  

Die-cut Promotional Book in the shape of Foot Promoting Wayne Knitting Mill, Full Matchless Fashioned Hosiery. “Something on Foot”. [Promotion with Child as Audience] Further Adventures of Jim, John and Jane
Price: $65.00
Price: $130.00

6 pp. booklet die-cut in the shape of a foot with a portrait
of a family member on each toe.  It is
titled “Something on Foot” Wayne Knit Hosiery – Matchless. The profusely
illustrated booklet promotes hosiery for every member of the family.  Also includes sizing and pricing information.  The back cover is the sole of a foot.  Measures 2 5/8” x 7 1/8”.  Minimal edge wear on fold.

16 pp with litho wrapps.  Cover depicts three young children behind a vignette of a plane.  A story of on how with the aid of Dennison's Glue the children were able to sail round the world.  It begins with the children cutting and pasting colorful Dennison's paper using Dennison's glue when their mother introduces them to Affable Aeroplane Man who will take them to the Tropical Zone and China and on to Alaska.  Dennison products saved the day throughout the adventure.  The back cover is for the "grown-ups" explaining how and what to buy from Dennisons.  Measures 7 3/4" x 5 1/4".. Beginning in the second half of the 19th century advertisers began using children as a way of inticing parents to buy products.  Initially advertisers printed children's stories as premiums.  Interpersed in the story pages were pages of promotion and testimonials for the product.  This form of advertising used the children's story as a vehicle to promote to parents. By the early part of the 20th C advertisers were taking it to the next level by promoting with the child as the audience by incorporating the products into the story and encouraging the children to have their parents purchase the products.
The Last Rivet: the story of Rockefeller Center, a city within a city, as told at the ceremony in which John D. Rockefeller, Jr., drove the last rivet of the last building, November 1, 1939. Columbia University Press New York c 1940 Practical Instructions in Enamel Painting on Glass, China, Tiles,etc., to which is added full instructions for the manufacture of the vitreous pigments required. Henry James Snell Brodie & Middleton London c 1874
Price: $175.00
Price: $115.00
45 pp. Green cover is covered by a tan dust jacket with silver rivet all over, a mylar sheet is covering the dust jacket and a label with the title is affixed, text is written in black and red,frontispiece contains numerous black and white photographs by Berenice Abbott and Margaret Bourke-White et al. 11 1/4" x 9" faint discoloration on some pages, no marks or tears, rivet cover, spine slightly loose 94 pp. Green embossed gilt cover, has both blank and gold text and images, 12 color plates including frontispiece and some illustration among text. Instructions for painting on glass, china,  and tile. Includes how to make and apply stain, firing, types of porcelain, and gilding china. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"  some discoloration, loose spine, slight wear on cover, "Newman, Soho Square" book seller stamp
A Treatise on Shades and Shadows and Linear Perspective. Charles Davies A.S. Barnes & Co New York 1855 Picasso: The Bathers
Price: $75.00
Price: $25.00
159 pp. Brown hard cover with leather spine, 21 fold out black and white plates. Consists of explanations of shades and shadows, ellipse,curves, and lines. The first part of the book has two chapters; definitions and first principles and application and constructions. The second part, Linear Perspective, has two untitled chapters. The plates are 8 1/2 x 11 prints. 10" x 6" foxing throughout, book is solid with fold out plates intact Manufacturer: Fine Arts Associates (New York) & Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) Location: New York Date: 1959 Pages: A Two fold Sheet Subject Matter: Exhibition Catalog, Picasso, sculpture An exhibition catalogue of Picasso's sculptures entitled "The Bathers". This was the only American showing of his latest sculpture. It was shown in two cities; in New York at the Fine Arts Associates from February 10th to March 7th 1959, and in Boston at the Museum of Fine Arts from March 15th to April 15th, 1959. There are three B&W photographs of the sculpture series and an excerpt from the "Les Baigneurs de Picasso" in Quadrum, v. 1958. Very minimal cover wear, otherwise fine. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
The Electro-Chemical and Specialty Company Trade Catalogs Catalog of Foreign and American Gun Material
Price: $25.00
Price: $35.00
Manufacturer: The Electro-Chemical and Specialty Company Location: New York Date: c1890s Pages: (3 total pieces) 2 are single fold sheets, 1 is a single page Subject Matter: Batteries There is a total of three pieces: The Atlantic Primary Battery Catalog (the" best and most economical battery for running fan motors, sewing and dental machines, and phonographs"), a catalog for various batteries, and an order form. The two catalogs have a comprehensive description and price list with some B&W illustrations of the products. The pages are toned, and the Atlantic Battery Catalog was folded at some point. Largest: 11" x 8 1/2" Manufacturer: Schoverling, Daly & Gale Location: New York Date: 1912 Pages: 24 (including covers) Subject Matter: Firearms, firearm parts This catalog sells replacement parts for various items, each with a brief description, price, and B&W illustration. Some of the parts sold are gun locks, mainsprings, loading hammers, levers, and tumblers. Additionally there are schematics, list of parts, prices, and B&W illustrations for different popular firearms such as "New Century Rifle", "Police Positive Special Revolvers", "Colt Automatic Pistol", "Police Automatic Revolvers", and "Crack Shot Rifles". Covers are detached from text block, additionally the top right corner of the font cover is missing. Both the covers and interior pages show edge wear, soiling, toning, and some stains. The binding staples are rusted. 11" x 8"
Cutter Price List Vernay Autumn 1937
Price: $25.00
Price: $40.00
Manufacturer: Hitchcock Manufacturing Location: Cortland, NY Date: September 1st, 1892 Pages: Single Fold Subject Matter: Sleigh, Industrial A price list for various parts to a sleigh. The cover has an illustration of a sleigh in three colors: yellow, pink and black. The text is black with accents in pink. There is some general toning to the price list, as well as crease marks from where it was original tri-folded. Additionally there are some intact tears along those fold marks, and some missing surface litho. 9 1/2" x 6 1/4" Manufacturer: Vernay Inc Location: New York, NY Date: 1937 Pages: 36 Subject Matter: Antique Furniture A comprehensive description of each item listed, including their size, and an accompanying B&W photograph. No prices listed. Pieces range from English sideboards, to tea sets, to paintings. There is an introduction to the collection by Arthur Vernay and an additional list of items not pictured or described. The covers show some edge wear, and the bottom of the front cover is soiled, along with general toning both on the covers and throughout the catalog. The back cover has a few tiny white spots on it.  10 1/4" x 6 1/4"
Authentic Reproductions of Antique Lighting Fixtures Andrions for Large Fireplaces
Price: $95.00
Price: $40.00
Manufacturer: I. Sack Cabinet Hardware Co. Location: Boston, MA Date: c1920 Pages: Two sections of 61, numbered, printed single sided pages, one section is the illustrations and descriptions of items, the second is the corresponding price list. Subject Matter: Lighting The catalog is a folder with brad clips. It is divided into two sections, each with their own set of numbered pages. The first section has all the illustrations and brief descriptions of the items sold. The second section is a corresponding price list with instructions for ordering. There were originally approximately 60 pages in each section, but due to the format of the catalog some have been removed and are missing.   The folder has toning and soiling, some interior pages missing. Otherwise fine. 11 1/2" x 9 1/2" Manufacturer: Todhunter Location: New York Date: c1920s Pages: A single 4-fold brochure Subject Matter: Brief descriptions for andrions, fireback and fire tools with an enclosed price list. There are 10 B&W photographs of the items being sold. The descriptions include what they are made from, if they are reproductions, and their measurements. Light soiling and toning throughout, otherwise fine. 6 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Exhibition Catalog of the work of Jackson Pollock The Jewish Holidays
Price: $44.00
Price: $100.00
Manufacturer: Museum of Modern Art Location: New York Date: 1956 Pages: 36 Subject Matter: Jackson Pollock, modern art This is an exhibition catalog from the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It is of an exhibit of the work of Jackson Pollock that opened in the year after the artist's tragic death. There was a total of 44 pieces in the exhibit, most on loan from either private collectors, or other museums. Twenty (20) of the pieces featured are shown in the catalog with a black and white photograph, one piece has a full page color photograph. Covers show some slight edge wear and soiling. The interior page are toned. 10" x 7 1/2" Manufacturer: Associated American Artists Location: New York Date: 1968 Pages: Folder with 13 loose pages and return envelope Subject Matter: Jewish Art, Lithographs A catalog of lithographs by Chaim Gross. For sale were limited editions of eleven original color lithographs, sold in suites from $600 to $1500. Individual lithographs could be purchased for $120. This packet contains B&W images of the holiday set (all are present, including title page), an order form and reply envelope, and the descriptive folder that contains a brief biography of Gross. The covers show minimal edge wear, and soiling and toning on the back cover. The folder was originally folded off center, and as such the edges don't line up exactly. 9"x 6".
Only That, and Nothing More: Spelman Brothers Trade Catalog The Deister Concentrator Company: Manufactures of Concentrating Tables for Every Purpose
Price: $25.00
Price: $75.00
Manufacturer: Spelman Brothers' Bazaar and Bargain Goods Location: New York Date: c1880s Pages: 18 (including covers) Subject Matter: Summer goods, trade catalog A sales catalog sent to stores by the Spelman Brothers to advertise their wears in different stores. This was a sample of the catalog that could be ordered (not including the orange cover which would be removed on the final printing), and each store could stamp their name on the bottom of each page. The Spelman brothers claimed that "it sells the goods for you", and no prices were listed so that each store could set their own prices. The items sold in the catalog have brief descriptions and often a B&W illustration to go with it. Some examples of the items sold are: hats, hammocks, fans, camping equipment, "fancy flannel outfits", summer corsets, and drapery scarfs. These catalogs were sent free of charge in return for a "generous order of goods". The whole catalog was folded at one point, and the crease marks are still evident. There is minimal edge wear, and a few intact tears. 9" x 4 1/2" Manufacturer: Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana Date: 1915 Pages: 72 Subject Matter: Mining Tool, Industrial Comprehensive descriptions provided for their concentrating tables. B&W illustrations of the table, and its individual parts are included. Prices not listed. Covers show some wear, with a few intact tears along the edge. The first few interior pages have foxing on the lower portion, additionally at some point the catalog was damaged by water, some pages show a faint water stain, all are slight crinkled, but this does not effect the legibility of the catalog. One page is missing some surface litho as it stuck to the corresponding page. Some paper chalking. 9"x 6"
Charles Folsom Dealer in Fire Arms, Ammunition, Sporting Goods, Cutlery and Novelties Art and Decoration in Crepe & Tissue Paper
Price: $50.00
Price: $75.00
Manufacturer: J. Stevens & Co.'s Celebrated Arms Location: New York Date: November 1883 Pages: 112 Subject Matter: Sporting Goods Comprehensive descriptions with pricing information for all types sporting goods. The catalog has a wide range of items for sale including various fire arms and ammunition, hunting knifes, hunting traps, card games, puzzles and small musical instruments. There are B&W illustrations throughout the catalog of the goods being sold. Charles Folsom was the sole agent for J. Stevens & Co.'s Celebrated Arms. This is his sale catalog, #31 A. Covers show foxing and toning and edge wear. The front cover and first section of interior pages have detached from the text block. One of the two staples used for binding is missing. The interior of the back cover is reinforced with tape. The interior pages show heavily toning, edge wear and some intact tears throughout. 6 3/4" x 5" Manufacturer: Dennison Manufacturing Location: Boston Date: 1914 Pages: 96 Subject Matter: Decorations made from Paper Comprehensive descriptions and pricing. Samples of crepe and tissue paper are included. Images from B&W photos of the products and uses, as well as both B&W and color illustrations for possible design ideas and uses for crepe & tissue paper. For example there is an illustration of a decorated car for a parade and costumes of various animal and plants for children made from crepe paper. There are patterns to cut out and use in the back of the catalog as well. Covers shows minimal cover wear, along with one tiny blue stain on the back cover. Toning. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Associated Tile Manufacturers, Details of The House of Tiles Portfolio at Architectural and Allied Arts Exposition. 1925 Seeley's Hard Rubber Specialties
Price: $75.00
Price: $175.00
Manufacturer:  Associated Tile Manufacturers Location: New York Date: 1925 Pages: Subject Matter: Tile, Architecture The Exposition was held in conjunction with American Institute of Architects Convention, Grand Central Place, NYC, April 20 - May 2, 1925. A list of Associated Tile Manufacturers at base on cover.  A paper portfolio with 12 plates with images from photographs on the front and designs on the reverse.  Includes images and plans for Tudor Fireplace, Venetian Breakfast Nook, Tudor Living Room, Colonial Bathroom, Craftsman Sun Room, Exterior Spanish style decor, Spanish Dining Room, Colonial Kitchen, Spanish Patio, Italian Hall, Roman Bathroom and Shower and Spanish-American Bathroom. Measures 7 1/2" x 10 1/2". Manufacturer: I. B. Seeley & Co. Location: Philadelphia, PA Date: 1884 Pages: 78 Subject Matter: Medical Appliances Comprehensive descriptions, some prices, and B&W illustrations of medical devices made from rubber used to relieve various ailments, such as abdominal pain, rheumatic affections, and the 'falling of the bowels.' Covers show heavy wear, along with general soiling and toning and several stains. The front cover is signed.  The string binding is loose, and there is a burn mark on the right side that continues through the majority of the book (this does not effect any text or illustrations).  There is also a faint water stain on the top corner of approximately the last 15 pages. 9" x 6".
Paper Box Machinery Our '98 Book: A Combined Catalogue and Instruction Book on the Subjects of Silk Embroidery and Popular Fancy Work
Price: $80.00
Price: $35.00
Manufacturer: Stokes & Smith Co. Location: Summerdale, near Frankford , Philadelphia, PA Date: c1916 Pages: 36 Subject Matter: Machinery for Sealed Wrapped Packages Comprehensive descriptions with B&W illustrations of the machines and their various parts. Additionally there are 3 color plates of illustrations of sample boxes, as well as one printed sample of a gilded and embossed box wrapper. Each page has a yellow triple-line border on it. Some cover wear, with a small stain on the front, and small indents on the bottom. Minimal toning and soiling throughout. 9 3/4" x 7. Manufacturer: The Brainerd & Armstrong Company Location: New London, CT Date: 1898 Pages: 76 Subject Matter: Silk Embroidery A guide with comprehensive descriptions of items sold and instructions on how to utilize them in order to make embroidery or the like. The cover is in color, designed to look like an embroidered rose. There are 21 color plates illustrating finished embroidered designs, such as the Japanese Chrysanthemum, and the borders for the designs. The rest of the book has numerous B&W illustrations of different items to create using embroidery, such as picture frames. The last few pages of the book are the price list, and that is printed in red. The covers have edge wear, with some intact tears and a piece of the top right corner missing. Additionally, they were printed off center. The interior pages have general toning. 8 1/2" x 7 1/4"
Jacob Reed's Sons Uniforms for Hotels, Clubs, Theatres, and Chauffeaurs Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Christmas Catalog from 1944
Price: $65.00
Price: $40.00
Manufacturer: Jacob Reed's Son Location: Philadelphia, PA Date: 1931 Pages: 10 Subject Matter: Uniform A trade catalog for various uniforms for working men. There are no descriptions beyond a category and model number, but each item listed has a B&W illustration. There is a double-lined color border on each page. Dated by an annotation on a page with the  Chauffeurs uniforms. Covers show some edge wear and there is general toning and soiling on the covers and throughout the text block. The binding was reinforced with additional staples at some point. 9" x 6" Manufacturer: Abercrombie & Ftich Co. Location: New York Date: December 1944 Pages: 24 with enclosed order form Subject Matter: Fashion Comprehensive descriptions with pricing. Full color covers (art by Amy Jones), with product images from B&W photographs and illustrations in B&W. Each page has a border on the top of it that depicts an outdoor scene, printed in red. By each description, also  printed in red, is the floor the item is located on at their store in New York. Slight edge wear and minimal soiling. Otherwise fine. 9 3/4" x 7 1/2"
Brasses by Ball and Ball The State Arms of the Union: Engravings by L Prang
Price: $50.00
Price: $325.00
Manufacturer: Ball and Ball Brasses Location: West Chester, PA Date: 1936 (catalog), 1937 (price list) Pages: 28 (printed on single side), 8 pp price list Subject Matter: brass household items, furniture knobs A catalog of reproductions of antique furniture knobs made from brass. The tag line of this company is  "when the originals wear out, replace them with these copies!" The catalog itself has no descriptions, just illustrated pictures in B&W with a series and  item number beside it. Each pages has approximately 12 items on it. Included with the catalog is the corresponding price list with a perforated business card (for easy removal) attached. The price list is divided up by series, and it lists a very brief description, and the size, weight and cost of the item. There is minimal edge wear to the covers, however the cloth spine as started to wear down on the edges. There is some missing surface litho on both the front and back covers as well as some stains on the back cover. The front cover and select interior pages have penciling, as well as some soiling due to finger prints. The price guide is in good condition; it was originally tri-folded so there are crease marks still evident. Additionally, the binding staples have rusted, otherwise fine. 10 3/4" x 8 1/4" Manufacturer: L. Prang & Co. Location: Boston, MA Date: 1876 Pages: 10 (printed on single side) Subject Matter: Printers Cut Book, State Arms A printers cut book of the States' Coat of Arms. Each page has six coat of arms on it, engraved and gilded. The book was prepared with the assistance of Mr. H Mitchell, a heraldic designer and seal engraver in Boston. The original thirteen states seals were taken directly from paintings found in Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA. The covers show moderate edge wear, along with toning and soiling. The top edge of the front cover is slightly bent and there is a small stain on the back cover. The first three pages have detached from the rest of the text block, those pages have edge wear as well. There is some staining on the backs of each page due to the deterioration of the ink used in the printing of the book. General toning and soiling throughout.  10 3/4" x 7".
American Builders' Register: The National Buyers Economist, Vol. 8, No. 1, June 1880 Modern Painting Reproduced in Art Calendars de Luxe for 1912
Price: $100.00
Price: $25.00
Manufacturer: Buyers Commercial Agency (New York), printed by Albert Palmer Co. (New York) Location: New York Date:June 1880 Pages: 38 (including covers) Subject Matter: Listings of Builders in New York The National Buyers Economist was a weekly magazine, and this particular issue is a listing of builders from all over the US. The covers are the same B&W engraving on both sides. The 'heavy houses' listed each received a quarter of a page, and the rest have a small section of each page. Some of the 'heavy houses' also have B&W illustrations. The covers show edge wear and general soiling and toning, as well as some staining on the back cover. The original string used for binding is still attached. The back cover and corresponding interior pages show evidence of worming. The book was tri-folded at some point, and the pages are still creased, and slightly bend. 13" x 9 3/4" Manufacturer: Gerlach-Barklow Co Location: Joliet, Illinois Date: 1912 Pages: 16 (including covers) Subject Matter: Art Calendar A catalog for the Gerlach-Barklow de Luxe line of calendars that was advertising directly to stores who sell calendars asking them to "wait for the Gerlach-Barklow Line" . The calendars were known for their "elegant simplicity" and "real water colors" with "no airbrushing" used. The pages show B&W collages of various types and sizes of calendars sold, with 3 full color, tipped in pictures showcases the art in their calendars. No prices listed. Covers have minimal edge wear, and the bottom right corner has crease marks from having been bent all the way through the text block to the back cover. The interior pages show minimal toning, and some staining caused by  the adhesive used to tip in the pictures. 10 1/4" x 8 1/2"
Notes on New Remedies and Price List Walter L Smith: Die Sinker and Engraver Trade Catalog with Samples
Price: $35.00
Price: $120.00
Manufacturer: F. W. Schoonmaker, Manufacturing & Dispensing Pharmacist Location: New York, NY Date: c1890 Pages: 10 Subject Matter: Medical Supplies and Medicine A price list of all the goods offered. New items include a description and B&W illustration. Covers have edge wear and are toned, and is reinforced with tape in one location. Some of the edges are missing pieces. Interior pages have general toning and soiling. 9" x 5 1/4" Manufacturer: Walter L. Smith Location: Philadelphia, PA Date: 1890s Pages: 3 (plus covers) Subject Matter: Engraving, Die Sinker This is a specimen catalog from Walter L Smith, an expert and high grade workman on die sinking, engraving and fine carving on gold. He worked for noted jewelers Simons, Bro. & Co. for ten years before starting his own company. The first pages gives a brief description of Smith's career and noted worked, the last two pages have 14 samples of his work. Blue covers with a red embossed sealed on front. The blue of the front covers have faded slightly in some places, and the interior pages have some stains corresponding to the gilding used on the sample seals. Otherwise fine. 8 1/4" x 6 1/2"
Tycos Instruments Hydrometers Filter Papers Trade Catalog
Price: $35.00
Price: $35.00
Manufacturer: Taylor Instruments Companies Location: Rochester, NY Date: 1925 Pages: 24 Subject Matter: Manufacturing, Hydrometers Comprehensive descriptions and pricing as well as B&W illustrations of the items being sold. The text on the covers is embossed with blue accents. Covers show some edge wear, and there is a small stain on the front cover. Binding staples are rusted, and the interior center page is detached from text block. Paper chalking. 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" Manufacturer: Carl Schleicher & Schull; Sold by Fisher Scientific Co. Limited (Montreal, Canada) Location: Duren, Germnay Date:1925 Pages: 48 Subject Matter: Industrial, Filter Papers A catalog for high grade analytical filter paper that was the recognized 'standard' for filter paper in chemical laborites all over the world. Comprehensive description of materials sold, as well as sizing charts for the filters. Prices not listed. Samples of filter papers are in pockets on the interior front and back covers. There are a minimal amount of B&W illustrations of the products as well as B&W illustrations of  the company's registered Trademark and Watermark, so that the consumer can tell what is a genuine product of the company. The covers for have minimal edge wear and toning to them, additionally the insert tab on the front cover is slightly bent. The interior pages have toning, and there are some indents to the pages corresponding to the placement of the samples pockets. 5 1/2" x 4"
Book of Traps, Guns, and Trapper's Supplies: 1931-1932 Edition Garbison's Kentucky Saddle Horses
Price: $70.00
Price: $50.00
Manufacturer: FC Taylor Fur Company Location: St. Louis Date: 1931 Pages: 52 (including covers) Subject Matter: Hunting, trapping Comprehensive descriptions with prices. Full color covers, with the interior page's illustrations mostly in B&W, but with orange accents on some pages. Besides the illustrations of the items being sold, there are also line drawings of animals with fur, such as the badger, beaver, raccoon, mink, and the marten. With each animal illustrated there is a small description of the animal's habits, where it can be found, traps to use, trapping methods, and how skin and stretch the fur. The coves show some edge wear, with a small missing piece on the back cover. The interior pages show some general toning, otherwise fine. 10 3/4" x 7 3/4" Manufacturer: S. T. Harbison & Co. Location: Lexington, KY Date: November 28, 1911 Pages: 20 Subject Matter: Horse Auction A total of 16 lots of horses to be sold at auction at the Durland Riding Academy in Central Park, New York. All of the lots include the horse's name, sex, age, and size along with an owner's statement, eight of the lots include a B&W photograph. The book has been annotated with the prices each horse sold for, which ones were bought by the original owner of the catalogue, and handwritten information regarding a 'lot 17' that must have been a last minute entry into the auction. The note also lists the price that horse sold for. A small newspaper clipping is also present, for the Paradise Farm in Teaneck, NJ. Covers are semi faded due to light damage, and the back covers have a few small stains on it. Additionally the catalog was folded in half at some point. The second to last page has some intact tears that have folded over. 9" x 5 3/4"
The Paul E Wirt Fountain Pen Cromwell Gardens Seed Catalog
Price: $165.00
Price: $25.00
Manufacturer: The Paul E Wirt Fountain Pen; Sold by: Chase Brothers (Haverhill, MA) Location: Bloomsburg, PA Date: c1895 Pages: 16 (including covers) Subject Matter: Fountain Pens The front cover has an illustrated line drawing, with the inscription, "Tho' the pen be mightier than the sword, the Wirt is mightier than them all." The catalog starts with a brief description of fountain pens, and how Paul E Wirt pens are far superior to others. Each page after has B&W illustration of four different pens, the type of case use (ex. Mottle Case, Plain Gold Bands), their prices, and a witty phrase such as "Do not dip, dip, dip. Use a good fountain pen. Use the best. Use a Writ. It is up to day; practical, durable and reliable. Get one of the pens illustrated in this catalogue." There is a comprehensive price list in the back, illustrations of the different sizes of the nibs, the different parts of a fountain pen (nozzle, barrel, etc.) and an illustration showing the comparative sizes of Wirt Fountain Pens. Some general toning throughout, and the staples used to bind the catalog have started to rust. 8 3/4" x 5 1/2".. Manufacturer: An. N Person Inc Location: Cromwell, CT Date: 1924 Pages: 68 Subject Matter: Garden Full color covers, with comprehensive description, cultural and pricing information, images from photographs in B&W with periodic full color. There is a tear away order sheet in the back. Partially cover separation, and toning. 10"x7".
Treatise on Art Needle Work with Twenty Color Plates Studd and Millinngton's "Toga Coats"
Price: $20.00
Price: $40.00
Manufacturer: M Heminway Sons Silk Co. Location: New York Date: c1900 Pages: 112 Subject Matter: Embroidery, Needle point A comprehensive guide to various patterns for needle point utilizing the manufacturer's products to make them. This catalog is the 8th in the series. It starts with a beginners guide to needlepoint, along with B&W photographs of the various stitches used in needle work. The treatise includes B&W illustrations of the designs, and templates for them, as well as 20 color illustrations of completed designs. The templates are for a variety of nature inspired elements, including plants and animals, as well as decorative styles, such as eyelet stitching.   Front cover fully detached, back cover partially detached, with most of the back strip missing. The interior pages are toned, with some stains. 8 x 51/2" Manufacturer: Studd & Millington Location: London Date: 1914 Pages: 16 Subject Matter: Coats A short description of each coat sold plus a B&W illustration. No prices are listed. Included with the catalog is a short letter to the recipient, a gentleman from New York, inviting him to the store the next time he is in London. The edges show some light cover wear, and the top corner of both the covers and the interior pages are slightly bent. The letter inside the catalog is slightly toned. 8 3/4" x 5 1/4"
The Eleventh International Water Color Exhibition They Are Coming: The Ideal Entertainers. ..1904
Price: $30.00
Price: $60.00
Manufacturer: The Art Institute of Chicago Location: Chicago Date: 1931 Pages: 68 Subject Matter: Exhibition Catalog, water color An exhibition catalog from the Art Institute of Chicago of the "Eleventh International Exhibition Water Color, Pastels, Drawings, Monotypes and Miniatures", that ran from April 30th to May 31st 1931. There were a total of 566 pieces in this exhibition, 25 of the pieces have B&W photographs of them in the catalog. The pieces are divided up by geographical region. There is a list of the Jury for the show, and a list of prizes given. The cover shows minimal edge wear, and there is a small intact tear on the top right front corner. Light penciling on the back cover, as well as some check marks on the interior pages. 8 3/4" x 5 1/2" An advertising pamphlet for an entertainment group in the early 1900s know as "The Ideal Entertainers". It was actually a comprised of over 14 groups of the same name that traveled all over the country. This particular brochure is from February 1904, from a show at Evans Hall, in West Swanzey, NH. The show had several acts including "Impersonations and Monologues", "Life- Motion Pictures", "Richly Illustrated Songs" and "Magic and Comic Pictures" to name a few. While the interior pages of this brochure are in black and white, the covers are printed in tri-colors (black, red & white). The interior pages have several B&W photographs, in including two full pages of two of the head actors in the group, James Emerson and Alvah Green. There is a crease down the center of the cover page, along with some light toning on the back cover near the spine and an intact tear..
Samuel Gerry & Co. Proprietors . Trade Card: Sapanule a Celebrated Glycerine Lotion. L Sunderland Lithographers. Providence, RI. c1880s Twelve Drawings of the Animals of the Dixies Circus. . . c1920s
Price: $40.00
Price: $175.00
A single-fold promotional card for Sapanule, a glycerine lotion, which was produced by Samuel Gerry & Co. Proprietors and was purported to be cure "inflammatory pains and all cutaneous diseases." The pamphlet goes on to claim that it contains nothing poisonous and that the quantity used can be gradually increased as "the patients skin may endure the strength." There then is a list of a variety of ailments, and the directions on how to use Sapanule to cure each one. For example For Eczema or Boils one should use equal parts Sapanule and warm water while bathing. Or for diptheria one should add a spoonful of Sapanule to a tumbler of water and gargle with it. Samuel Gerry & Co. Proprietors were based in New York in the 1880s on 237 Broadway. The trade card has a lovely engraving on the front. It is an oriental scene in a garden featuring three women and four children at play. The card is folded in half and has two small brown stains on the back. There is some toning due to age, otherwise fine. Measures 6 1/4" x 5 3/4". A set of twelve charming drawings of animals featured in the Dixies Circus. Included are: Nannette The Kangaroo, Caesar The Lion, Scotty the Fox Terrier, Zeb The Zebu, Sammy the Sea Lion, Queen the Elephant, Old Mary The Giraffe, Omar The Camel, Midnight The Leopard, Bobby The Lynx, Zira The Panther, and Olympia the Hippo.  c1920s Condition between the drawings varies. Some are slightly soiled. All have the inscription "Dorothy Hop Wagner" written on the top. Measures 8" x 7"
Father Kemp's Old Folks Concert Tunes and Business Card. Oliver Ditson & Company. Boston, MA. 1928 Advertisement for Duquesne Liquor Featuring Selected Drink Recipes. Duquesne. Paris.
Price: $65.00
Price: $30.00
In the early 1850s Robert "Father" Kemp formed a traveling singing group which performed a style of music known as an "Old Folks Concert" It  was a form of musical and visual entertainment at which performers dressed in period costume and sang songs by such composers as William Billings and Daniel Read, while also demonstrating to the audience early singing school methods. Father Kemp himself retired in 1868, but this style of music lived on. He published a first edition of this book in 1874, but this book is a later revised and enlarged edition. Some of the songs in the book you might recognize are " Nearer, My God, To Thee", "Sound the Loud Timbrel", and "Yankees Return from Camp" (or otherwise known as Yankee Doodle). Along with the book is a business card for Kemp's Mammoth. After Father Kemp retired from the music business he opened a Boot and Shoe Store in Boston called Kemp's Mammoth. It was billed as the largest boot and shoe retail store in the country with almost 5000 square feet of floor space. The business card is slightly soiled and has an intact tear on the top. The book shows some edge wear and the back strip has been reinforced with tape. The interior pages are toned, due to ages, as well as being slightly soiled. The back cover was printed partially off center and as such a small portion of the bottom border is missing. Measures 9 3/4" x 6 1/2" (book) and 3 3/4" x 2 1/4". A colorful die cut advertisement for Duquesne Liquor. The advertisement is cut into the shape of two bottles. The back cover depicts a woman serving drinks made from Duquesne liquors. The inside of the advertisement features select drink recipes, such as the "Long Drink of the Caribbean" and "Creole Ice Punch." Very slight edge wear, otherwise fine. Measures 6" x 3" when folded and 6" x 6" when unfolded.
Set of Three Menu's from the Annual Luncheon of the Alumni of the West Chester State Normal School from 1906, 1907, and 1910. West Chester State Normal School. West Chester, Pennsylvania. 1906 R.M.S. Queen Mary, The "New Superliner" from Cunard White Star Two Promotional Brochures. Cunard White Star. England. 1936
Price: $65.00
Price: $28.00
Known today as West Chester University of Pennsylvania or WCUPA, this series features three menus from the annual luncheon of alumni. The lunches took place on June 21, 1906, June 20, 1907, and June 23, 1910, always on a Thursday. The front of two of the menus depict a scene, one of a farm and the other of a lady walking in the woods. The third menu features a wreath and all menus are embossed. The inside features the menu and the back cover gives a small literary quote and names the Toastmaster of the night. The condition of each menu varies, but the back of all the menus has paper residue from where it was attached at one point to a scrap book. The menus the themselves are slightly soiled and toned. Measures (Largest) 6 1/4" x 4 1/4. Two promotional brochures from the iconic ocean liner, the RMS. Queen Mary, celebrating its launch in 1936. The first brochure is a tri-fold, and the front cover features a striking illustration of the ocean liner with a graphic pattern in red and gold. The inside fold is a charming illustration of the "magnificent swimming pool for tourist passengers [that] is carried out in attractive colour scheme of blue and silver." The brochure also lists other various amenities of the ocean liner, such as an air-conditioned dining saloon, a library, a children's playroom, and a "talkie" cinema. The pages have sections of gold coating on it as well. Slight edge wear, and some of the gold coating on the paper has worn down, other wise fine. Measures 5 1/2" x 3 1/2". The second brochure is 12 pp brochure, and it is the "Questions and answers about the New Superliner". There are two sections to this brochure, a question and answer section, and a list of facts about the liner. Some of the questions asked are "When can I sail in the 'Queen Mary' " (A: Applications have already exceeded capacity), and "How many public rooms will the 'Queen Mary' have? (A: 25).  In addition to the fact pages, one the edge of each page has a fun fact and an tri-colored illustration to go along with it. For example the one page illustrates the height of the ocean liner compared to that of Niagara Falls. Minimal edge wear, with some slight creasing, otherwise fine. Measures 6" x 4".
Baltimore and Susquehanna Rail Road Co. Letter to Israel Griffith Esq from the Office of the Baltimore and Susquehanna Rail Road Co. regarding Travel Arrangements of the Maryland Legislator. Baltimore. April 12, 1853 Brown, Taggard & Chase - School Books, Medical Books, Stationary. Brown, Taggard & Chase.Boston.
Price: $65.00
Price: $95.00
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania had asked the Governor and Legislature of Maryland to visit them in Harrisburg on April 16, 1853. The Baltimore and Susquehanna Rail Road Company agreed to supply train to transport the Governor, the Legislature and guests there and back. This letter is addressed to Israel Griffith, Esq. in Baltimore Maryland, dated April 12th, but received on April 13 detailing the travel arrangements donated by the rail company. The envelope is toned and soiled in places. The letter itself is printed on a single fold light blue paper with some light stains on the bottom third. There is also an intact tear on the top crease where the letter was originally folded. A single-fold 8" x 5" circular with an engraving of the exterior of the Brown, Taggard & Chase location at 25 & 29 Cornhill, Boston.  Promtes School Books, Medical Books and Stationery.  Note within discusses an order..
A. D. F. Randolph Bookseller, NYC1855 - Vignette of Mother Reading to Child. Ephemera pertaining to a dinner honoring William H. Welch, MD, "the Dean of American Medicine". first Dean of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, founder of Johns hopkins' School of Public Health, 1910..
Price: $55.00
Price: $75.00
5" x 7 3/4" billhead with vignette of mother reading to child upper left corner.  Invoice for 25 copies of "Plain Words" priced at $5.83.  Letter folds. The grouping includes an invitation to unite in a testimnial subscription dinner to be tendered to Professor William Henry Welch.  The subscription price was $.50inlcuding cigars but not wine. An invitation to the actual dinner, A seating chart/ The menu for the April 2, 1910 dinner held at the Hotel Belveder.  A single-fold 9" x 7" keepsake titled "Welch Rabbit" When opened an illustration by Max Brodel depicts a cigar smoking fellow on a pedestal with a leashed flock of rabbits with the faces and identies of collagues.
Electric Cars and Trucks. 1892 Police Signal Telegraphs c1888.
Price: $400.00
Price: $275.00
Hard cover. 115 pp. Restored binding and end papers.  ex.Franklin Institute Philadelphia. Large format.  A comprehensive guide of electric cars and trucks available from the Brill Co.  Each product includes a comprehensive spec sheet and full page fine line engraving of the product including product name and number. Exceptional catalogue.  Measures 9 1/2" x 12".  Cover wear and discoloration.  Text block in excellent condition. 22 pp catalogue, illustrated wrapper.  A promotional booklet with information on existing cities with  police telegraph system, illustrations of the various models including the Lamp Post Box, street stations and boxes and individual calls.  Also includes patrol wagon.  A comprehensive narrative describes all aspects of the police signal telegraphs, it's purpose and uses.  The book concludes with testimonials from police commissioners in major cities using the systems.  Fine illustrations throughout. Measures 10 1/2" x 7 1/2".
La Casa Loma Apartments Promotional Brochure Luxury Accommodations w 5 Floor Plans c1960. Get Well Card with recipe for Easy Cherry Tarts.... ..1940s
Price: $50.00
Price: $25.00
An unnumbered 12 pp (including covers )promotional brochure for La casa Loma, 100 Rio Vista Place, Santa Fe, NM "One of the Southwest's Finest" .  Birdseye view architectural rendering on front cover. Includes an area map locating the apartments, five different floor plans plus illustrations of interiors--sleek mid-century design and style.   Additionally bulleted list of amenities and features. General Electric appliances promoted on back inside cover including electric range, dial defrost refrigeratior and a stainless disposal.  Measures 8 3/4" x 7".  This community is still in existence. A 6" x 5" french-fold greeting card with applied die-cut of cherries on the front cover. Captioned "Cheery" Get Well Wishes" with printed cross-stich cherry orchard.  The inside depicts additional cherry trees and a wish As bright as a bowl of Cherries for a prompt recovery.  The back page, somewhat surprisingly has a recipe for eAsy Cherry Tarts.  Marked 1140.  No publisher. Unused..
Price List & Catalog Awnings, Tents, Flags, Window Shades, Boat Covers... Catalogue No. 24.. c1910 New York State Canal System; The Modern Inland Water Route Affording Economical Transportation Between the Great Lakes And the Atlantic Seaboard. January 1931. .
Price: $95.00
Price: $60.00
Small format  32 pp. Paper wraps.   Extensive price list with images from photographs  for awnings and window shades for residence, stores, hotels and offices, tents for all occasions, canopies for weddings, receiptions, parties, boat canopies , bunting, flag poles, and roller shades. Instructions on how to measure for an awning.  Measures 6" x 3 1/2". 32 pp. brochure providing a comprehensive overview of the New York state canal system with images from photographs of the construction and operation of the canals.  Also includes a map of the Barge Canal System. .  Measures 9" x 6". Light discoloration; cover only.
Stallions for Service "At the Pastures", Belfast, ME - John Ward, Edgemark, Stiletto C. 3 Pamphlets- How to Treat Seed Corn,Seed Potatoes and Truck and Garden Crops with Bayer Dipdust and Disinfectants.
Price: $85.00
Price: $45.00
16 pp booklet promoting three stallions, each with an image from a photograph providing complete histories and lineage on each animal.  Terms and past records conclude the presentation. Tip-in on inside front cover advises these stallions were nominated in the Horse World Stallion Representative Purse for guaranteed value of $7,500 etc. - The Horse World Co. Measures6 1/2" x 4 3/4".  Light staple rust. Three (3) different 2-fold promotional brochures for Bayer seed treatment products, each with illustrations of the product or products being treated.  They include How to treat Seed Potatoes with Dipdust, How to treat Truck and Garden Crops with Dipdust and How to treat Seed Corn with Seed Corn Disinfectant.  Each guaranteed to produce larger yields with cleaner and better crops.  The pamphlets includes images from photographs and illustrations along with narratives explaining usage and promoting the products. Each measures 6" x 3 1/2" when folded.  Surface wear.
Promotional Card and Measurement Card - The Flynt Waist, or True Corset, Boston 1876. Fall River Line Menu - Steamer Plymouth c1900.
Price: $48.00
Price: $75.00
A 2 1/4" x 4"  illustrated advertising card for The Flynt Waist "Universally endorsed by eminent physicians as the most Scientific Waist or Corset known.  Identified images of the high-necked garment, low-necked garment, Flynt Hose Support, Flynt Extension and Nursing Waist, Misses' Waist, how we dress very little people and shoulder brace. The reverse  is to be completed by the potential costumer and includes nine questions required before the individual corset can be fitted.  Unused. A single-fold 8" x 5 1/2" menu with cover illustrations with Art Nouveau influenced decoration and illustration of asailing vessel.  The menu is for breakfast on the Steamer Plymouth.  Comprehensive menu.  Wine List on reverse.
Promotional Brochure and Sample Card for Dixon Silica Graphite Paint Printed in French - Fine Chromolithograph Imagery. Miner's Make-up Catalogue, Henry C. Miner, NY. c1910s .
Price: $45.00
Price: $65.00
A two-fold promotional flyer for Dixon Silica-Graphite paint.  The chromolithograph front cover depicts vignettes of its various uses accompanied by relevant captions.  January 1905.  The inside pages promote the products durability, ease of application and varied uses as an especially durable product.  This is followed by four color sample paint chips; all in shades of graphite. It concludes with the economics of using the product.  The back cover includes a vignette of the factory in New Jersey.  Presented by Wanner & Cie, Paris.   Robert & Cie, Lithographer. Measures 10 1/2" x 7 3/4" A 28 pp small format catalogue for Miner's (theatrical) Make-up. Includes illustrations of products, contents of combination boxes, narrative descriptions and prices.   Includes a variety of make-up kits, grease paints, rouge, minstrel black, thespian enamel and much more.
Portuguese Promotional Premium Lotto Games for Bayer Pharmaceuticals . Salesman Sample or Trade Catalogue for Vida Elastic and Ric-Rac for Sewing and Shoe Laces - Art Deco Influenced DesignUnited Kingdom1930s
Price: $100.00
Price: $675.00
Three (3) different 4" x 6" printed lotto cards depicting characters experiencing one malady or another.  Each maladyis resolved by placing a corresponding card on the space with a peppy character who has taken one Bayer product or another.   Lacking two overlay pieces.  The reverse of the lotto cards promote the product. A 44 pp. trade catalogue for Elastic and Ric-Rac for sewing.  Each page has either a product card or an image of the dispensor and actual pdocut samples with multiple size and style availability. The final few pages inlcude round and flat shoe laces. .
Menus and Invitations for the Societe Archeologique, Historique & Artistique le Vieux Papier our l'etude de la vie & Des Moeurs d'autrefois (Archaeological Society, Historical and Artistic Old Paper for the Study of Life & Habits) 1910- Four (4) menus with original envelopes for the First through Fourth Annual Dinners of the Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard plus an announcement and dance card associated with the events 1868-1871
Price: $500.00
Price: $550.00
Includes three (3) invitations from to attend the annual dinner of the French Old Paper Society for 1910, 1911 and an unknown year and four (4) menus for 1911, 1912, 1914 and 1926. Fine printing and imagery. The society celebrated its 100th dinner on April 28, 1914.   A predecessor to The Ephemera Society (UK) and the Ephemera Society of America.  One year's menu featured humanity towards animals.. Four (4) different menus for the annual dinner of the association.  Each menu with the first being January 8, 1868 includes the Officers, Music, Bill of Fare and Programme of the Evening.  Each menu measures 8 3/4" x 6 1/4".  Each with it's original envelope. Also includes an anouncement for the meeting to adopt the Constituion and elect Officers for the ensuing year, dated Nov. 21st, 1867.  The final item in the grouping is a dance card for Sociables of the Hartford City Guard for 1-12-1870.  Some discoloration. The Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard was organized on November 26, 1867. It was composed of those persons who were active or honorary members of the Hartford City Guard prior to July 5, 1865. The Association’s main objective was social with the intention “to keep alive old and pleasant memories and perpetuation of recollections of the old Company.” Each year they held a reunion on the second Wednesday of January. The first reunion was held on January 8, 1868. At their 50th reunion held in 1917, it was agreed that it should be the last reunion.
Uncut Engraving Patriotic Perpetual Calendar, American Flag, George Washington.c1820-30 Der Bierbrauer, beer brewing magazine Germany1898-1904
Price: $700.00
Price: $900.00
An 8    x 11  sheet with engraved patriotic imagery designed to be cut and assembled to create a perpetual calendar. Two (2) tabs to be cut and inserted to provide the days of the week and the months and the days in a month. Excellent. Corner clip on sheet margin.. . Collection of 237 beer brewing magazines plus 7 individual separate supplements. 29 are issued monthly and 208 are weekly. Promotion brochures inserted into some magazines with narrative description, imagery and testimonials. Covers depict brewing machinery.  Extensive advertisements included descriptions and imagery of products.   Content predominantly  technical journal articles. Der Bierbrauer Monthly Reports (Berichte) January-July 1899 no. 1-7 (missing 6) Weekly supplement (Beiblatt) January-December 1898 (missing 1, 5, 7, 9, 14, 18, 22, 27, 31, 36, 40, 45, 49, 51) Monthly Reports March-December 1898 (missing 1, 2) Weekly Supplement January-April 1899 no. 1-17 (missing 1, 5, 10, 14) Weekly Reports October-December 1900 no. 41-52 Weekly Reports November-December 1901 no. 48-51 Weekly Reports January-December 1902 no. 1-52 (complete) Weekly Reports January-December 1903 no. 1-52 (missing no 40) Weekly Reports January-December 1904 no. 1-52 (missing no. 51, double of no. 52) . All content in German, covers are flaking, some staining and water damage
Collection of 50 Standard Oil Bulletins 1921-1935 Approx. 50 Art Deco Influenced Greeting Cards with Accompanying by their Original Envelopes with Decorative Paper Liners 1930s
Price: $1,500.00
Price: $525.00
A collection of 50 Standard Oil Bulletins, published monthly by Standard Oil.  The front (and back through 1930) covers are illustrated by "California Style" artists and include Maynard Dixon, Maurice Logan, Harold Von Schmidt, Waldo Bemis, W. R. DeLappe, Neher, Robert Kerfott, J. L. Starr and others.  Few with discoloration to margins. Light staple rust.. Excerpt from Standard Oil website referencing the art: With their unique convergence of social philosophies, artistic ideals, progressive attitudes and the ferment of the times, the artists were in the vanguard of what became known as the “California Style.” Many narrowed traditional distinctions between fine and commercial art and managed to achieve recognition for both. Most of the illustrators represented one or more distinctive schools of art — such as Fauvism, “plein air” (literally, “open air” or alfresco) and Modernism — that gave an intellectual underpinning to their work. For the entire article http://www.chevronretirees.org/sf-docs/default-source/line-rider/Line_Rider_Issue_17.pdf?sfvrsn=0 This grouping is a pleasure for the eye.  It is comprised of approximately 50 different Art Deco influenced greeting cards for various occasions, all elegantly designed in vivid colors, many with gold embellishment, raised print, deckled edges and more. Each of the cards has it's original envelope with a decorative paper liner; some foiled paper, others pochoir, all significantly enhancing the appearance when the card is opened.   Additionally many of the envelope flaps are die-cut in unusual shapes.  An array of printing styles employed.  . The largest cards measure approx 6" x 7". .
Silk Menu - Dinner in honour of HRH Prince Henry of Prussia Tendered by the New Yorker Staats-Zeitung to the American Press, Feb. 26, 1902 + Programme Elaborate Salesman Sample of Henry Milward & Son's Needles presented by George A. Clark & Brothers, Sole Agents in the USAc1975
Price: $1,100.00
Price: $500.00


A 12" 5 1/2" silk menu with a color illustration of HRH Prince Henry of Prussia. Fare included Oysters, Terrapin Philadelphia Style, Sweetbread, New Century and much more.Various wines and liqueurs served through. The dinner was to introduce the Prince to the American press. Also includes an unpaginated Official Program of Prince Henry's visit to the United States, published in English and German. Press of Voelcker Brothers, Cooper Square NY. It appears he was hosted by Miss Alice Roosevelt. . Prince Henry of Prussia (1862–1929) Prinz Albert Wilhelm Heinrich von Preußen or Prince Henry of Prussia, Generalinspekteur der Marine (born Albert Wilhelm Heinrich, 14 August 1862 – 20 April 1929) was a younger brother of German Emperor William II and a Prince of Prussia. A career naval officer, he held various commands in the Imperial German Navy and eventually rose to the rank of Grand Admiral. Henry had little in common with his brother, the German Emperor. He lacked, for example, William II's erratic nature and egotism. The prince was truly popular in Northern Germany, and on account of his humble and open manner was beloved by those under his command. On foreign travels, he was a good diplomat, who, unlike his brother, was able to strike the right tone. Thus, on his 1902 trip to the United States, Henry made a favorable impression with the critical American press and succeeded in winning the sympathy of more than just the numerous German-American segment of the population. (Wikipedia)
An eleven (11) fold leather salesman sample folio of Henry Milward & Son's.  Gold stamp cover with image of sailing vessel.  The folio contains a wide varieties of H. Milward Helix needles and Watson's Sharps.  Individual sizes arrayed and stitched to the heavy stock display cards.  They include a wide variety of sizes of sharps, betweens, gd. downs, eyed millners, patent pockets, calyxeyed, yarn needles, tapestry, chenille, superfine, darners and steel tapered knitting needles.   The last two flats are lacking their samples. George A. Clark & Brother was formed in 1863.  Measures 9 1/4" x 5 1/2" when folded..
Intaglio Engraving New Year Promotion for 1911 - Charles Bosse Bookseller, Paris Menu for Dinner Honoring Academic Painters Edouard Detaille De Neuville and T. G. Vibert at the Cercle De La Presse, March 7, 1882
Price: $350.00
Price: $125.00
An 8 1/2" x 11" engraving illustrated by G. Prilleau depicting street scenes and the store front with a gentleman entrying Charles Bosse book shop. An active Parisian book seller at the turn of the 20th century.  One of the founding members of Syndicat Français de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne (SLAM) in1920. Under the aegis of Ch. Bossc, E. Jorel, E. Nourry, J. Riviere and J. Schemit, the first number of the Bouquiniste Français appeared on 15 January 1920.  At first twice- monthly, it became a weekly from No. 22, 1 December 1920. Its location was 31 rue Bonaparte, Paris 6eme. In their first editorial, the founder-booksellers thus justified the publication's raison d’être: 'The French antiquarian book trade, the antiquarian booksellers of France, have as yet no professional organ while the well-known English weekly The Clique and the daily Munich publication achieve considerable circulations' . From its first number the Bouquiniste Français carried listings of works for sale and wanted at fair prices, but also professional information with calendars of sales, announcements of the appearance of catalogues, changes of ownership, opening and closing hours, postal charges, details as to carriage and transport. Regularly it raised certain thorny problems: the law of 25 June 1920 and the taxes which burdened commerce and industry (No. 13): the regulations of 29 August 1920 as to the tax on turnover (Nos. 16 &. 17): the luxury tax (No. 19). But luckily all this was diversified with little articles on bibliographic curiosities - Johann Faust; Where do old bindings go; Charles Sorel, on the knowledge of good books; book thieves; diary of a quayside stallholder. There were often reports or minutes of committees and general meetings. In No. 28 we learn that Messrs. Gougy, Paul and Rapilly have been appointed experts with the Administration of Customs. The reintroduction of the 10% discount between member-booksellers, modification of the luxury tax, and an open letter to the Under-Secretary of State for Posts and Telegraphs from J. Lebouc, on the slow arrival of catalogues (already!) - fill up other numbers Bosse made his debut in 1883 as a bookstore clerk in Maloine (he was only 12 years old) In approximately 1913 he went purchaser of funds of the large library Durel, rue de l'Ancienne Comedie where for more than forty years, his business took a great extension with its varied knowledge and a number of staff, the main collaborators were the faithful Lebouc Jules and his nephew Lucien Marchand. thus he became so big buyer on the market for books, libraries and large batches in very different genres , which allowed him to publish not only numerous catalogs of used books, but also to prepare for many public sales; among the principal should be made of those Freund-Deschamps, Haviland, Paul Lacombe, Roederer, Lucien Gougy Ms. Belin (with Giraud-Badin), Jules Couët, etc. Finally, he made a number of important anonymous sellers often especially in the war years 1941 to early 1944 (see second volume of the Treasury Bibliophile, Chapter IX. Large sales and atmosphere) was also Bosse Books bibliophiles two companies, "bibliophiles doctors" and "bibliophiles of the Aero Clube", the limited edition works are mostly, and rightly wanted today. If its surprising activity was lower as a publisher (**), it must however mention excellent documentary publications (...) Bosse let the example of a successful career due to his intelligent will and hard work. "(pp. 77-78). Information from ILAB - The History of SLAB https://www.ilab.org/eng/documentation/541-history_of_the_s_l_a_m__part_1_1914-1934.html. A 6 7/8" x 10 1/2" menu card for a dinner honoring the two academic artists.  De Neuville was considered the "semi-official" artist of the French Army.  Fine illustrations of the two honorees.    Fare includes Potage, hors-d'oeuves, Releve, Entrees, Rot, Salade, Legumes, Entremets, Dessert, Vins, Cafe et Liquers.   Printed by Motteroz.   Reverse is blank..
Proof before Lettering of Les Cent Bibliophiles Menu for 1908 meeting created by Auguste Lepere - Tongue in Cheek - Woman Stirring a Pot of Books Pencil signed Proof before Lettering for a Menu Du Banquet de la Plume (for Leon Deschamps magazine). c1900 J. E. Sylvestre
Price: $200.00
Price: $200.00
An 8" x 12" proof before lettering of a fine line illustration depicting an outdoor event of Le Cent Bibliophiles, one of the French bibliophilic societies.  It depicts rings of dancing people in the background beneath the trees.  In the foreground a woman tends a pot of "stewing books".  Printed signature A. Lepere. . A 5" x 7 1/4" prrof before lettering of a menu depicting a risque scene depicting a young woman hanging from a tree as she attemps to pick apples.  The banquets were organized by the magazine Leon Deschamps, La Plume, between 1892 and 1905.  They were more than just literary events, but of social significance in trying to establish literary space.   Pencil signed by J. E. Sylvestre.  .
Heliogravure and ALS by Louis Morin. Risque imagery. c1890s 3 Royal Lottery Tickets Sold by Pudding & Co, Lucky Office, 1 Cornhill early 1800s - The Queen, Miss Forecast and Prunella Prim
Price: $150.00
Price: $150.00
A single-page heliogravure created by Louis Morin, publisher.  The content of the letter discusses the publishing of a book including the cost of "aquarelle" or watercolor. Penned and signed by Louis Morin.  Measures 5 3/4" x 9".. Three (3) different woodcut lottery tickets each depicting a woman who would benefit from winning the lottery.  A rhyming verse tells each story concluding with how the lottery would change their fate. . The first Royal Lottery was  in held in 1566.  I wasn't paid off for three yearsin 1569.  After the first lottery the government sold off the rights to sell tickets to brokers who hired agents.  The last Royal lottery was held in 1826.
9 Letters Between Sisters and Cousins, Wheelers and Spragues, Massachusetts 1819-1852 Art and Decoration: Crepe and Tissue Paper
Price: $350.00
Price: $50.00
A series of nine letters from 1819-1852 from a Massachusetts family.   In summary discussions include wanting to become a teacher to teach her siblings, a healing water in short supply to “cure” a little boys eye disease, the price of wheat, concerns about scarlet fever, the cost of a home ($400), a “hard cough” that may take a relative and the passing of a family member. The correspondence are both between cousins or siblings discussing their everyday lives. The majority of the correspondence is a set of letters from Celia Harris to her sister Polly Wheeler, from the 1840s to the early 1850s. It would appear that for whatever reason there was some estrangement between Celia and the rest of her family, as they barely exchanged more than one letter a year despite repeated requests for more frequent correspondence or a visit.  Some points of note include: · One of the sisters is taking classes along with the hope that she soon will be qualified to teach her sisters as well. · A note about obtaining a small amount of curing waters that washed out a lot of the matter from a child’s eyes,  and without the water the child may lose his eyesight. · The amount and price of wheat · The bountiful harvest and price of fruit · A warm winter lead to “weak sleighing” · Purchasing a house that is warm for $400 · The death of a relative leaving a widower with 5 children Additional information available. . Manufacturer: Dennison Manufactoring Co Location: Boston Date: 1907 Pages: 96 Subject Matter: Decorations made from Paper A comprehensive guide to crepe and tissue paper, including prices. There are B&W photographs of various samples of the crafts that can be made from crepe and tissue paper, as well as some B&W illustrations of templates, patterns and products. The covers show some edge wear, and sight fading. Additionally, they are detached from the text block. The front cover, at the top, was signed by a previous owner. The back cover is missing a small piece from the bottom left corner. The interior pages shows general toning and soiling. Some pages have stains on them from where the ink was smudged at one point.  8 1/2" x 5 1/2".
Pettibone Bros. Mfg. Co. Manufactures of Uniforms and Society Goods, Banners, Badges, Flags, Regalia, Paraphernalia, etc. Catalog No. 674. Gloria Water Promotional Flyer with Testimonials c1890 ..
Price: $150.00
Price: $35.00
. Claims the product is the wonder of the age for imparting Brilliant Transparency to the Skin. Miss Edna L. Smythe, South Bend, Indiana, Manufacturer and Proprietor. Reverse includes testimonials. Measures 10" x 6 1/2". .
Doch & Ronbright, Wholesale Provision Dealers, Curers and Smokers of Fine Meats. Harrisburg, PA, December 18, 1883. Two (2) menus for the Canadian Camp Annual Dinners Hotel Astor, New York, 1915 and 1920.
Price: $60.00
Price: $175.00
. The first is for four (4) pages and a cover. The front cover depicts an ornate fall scene with Native American chief interacting with a soldier with a tepee in the background. It is for the Thirteenth Anniversary in 1915. The first page lists the Dinner Committee and the Reception Committee. This is followed by the menu page, whimsically written with references to Gilbert Grosvenor and Buffalo Jones and others in the food titles. The next page is a list of twelve (12) speakers. The final page includes the guest of honor, the distinguished guest and toastmasters. Measures 9” x 7”. String tie binding; deckled edge. The second is a six (6) pages including cover. The front cover depicts an image from a photograph of Hon. Stephen T. Mather and a vignette of Roosevelt Park, California. Illustrations of woodland creatures, pine cones, etc. It is for the Eighteenth Anniversary in 1920. Illustrated by Operti. NY. The menu has a similar format to the 1915 menu with the addition of an Advisory Board. Measures 8” x 6”. Front cover partially detached. Reinforced with archival tape. .
Menu and Program for the October Meeting of the Pittsburgh Club of Printing House Craftsmen in honor of our guest Norman T. A. Munder, printer Extraordinary. ..Oct 18, (1922) A. Beignet Twelve (12) menus for the Annual Banquet of Societies des Architectes de L’Anjou. ..1890-1911
Price: $65.00
Price: $225.00
Held Thursday Evening, October 18, (1922).  A four (4) page large format menu and program bound with an orange and black string tie. Additional one page insert with tyext and typography by Arthur C. Gruver contributed to the craftsmen number of the Amerian Printer by  MacGregor - Cutler Printing Company, Pittsburgh PA.  The first page has a tipped-in image from a photograph of Munder.  The second page is the program concluding with a speech by Munder titled "Fine Printing". This is followed by a simple menu, with the final page being  n note on The Craftsmen Movement.   The text block on each page is bordered by  repeated elegant decortive devices in the Craftsmen style.  Measures 12 1/2" x 9 1/4". . Although no year was present, one of the presenters Arthur Gruver was president of the organization that year. Menu sheets presenting the bill of fare and wines for the annual dinners of the society. Each of the menus is elaborately illustrated and includes at least one beautiful woman and in most instances elaborate architectural structures. Each is illustrated by A. Beignet. They are from 1890, 1891, 1892, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1899, 1901, 1902, 1906, 1908, and 1909. Reverse is blank. The largest is approx. 9” x 13”. Few with light edge wear. Some with light scrapbook residue on reverse at top, most likely from one person’s collection. .
K. P. Sawyers (Illustrator). Greenwich Village (FL)- Atlantic Shores From the Dixie to the Sea. c1920s The Non-fouling and Self-canting Reliance Anchor, Joseph T. Williams, Philadelphia. June 1, 1875
Price: $160.00
Price: $150.00
A three-fold promotional brochure with a painters palette, brushes and paints on the cover with a development in the background.   The brochure starts with"beggining just 700 feet from the ocean adjoining Hollywood on the south and blending into the beautiful Lake and Boulevard Sections of Atlantic Shores, is Greenwich Village".  Also describes the Waterfront lots,  Florida's unique community, the history of the development presented as an "Evolution Tour".  The reverse is a stylized plat, followed by a promotional narrative.  Greenwich Village Lots were priced as low as $1995 and Waterfront Sites aas little as $2,995.  No date c1920s-30s based on automobiles in the imagery.  Measures 19" x 14 3/4".  1 1/2" separation at base on two folds.. A single-fold illustrated circular containing a narrative describing the product and the (16) Points of the Old Anchor and the Reliance Anchor Contrasted. The back page is directed at the yacht owner now having access to the best anchor. Letter folds..
Improved Noiseless Rowlock for the Adirondack Boat c1875 Boston. Waters’ Patent Improved Paper Boats for Racing, Exercise, Pleasure, Shooting, Fishing & Traveling
Price: $200.00
Price: $275.00
A 10” x 8” broadside promoting Frederick D. Graves’ Improved Noiseless Rowlock with images of canoers, rowlocks in place and a close-up of the rowlock. The narrative describes the benefits of the rowlock and how it stabilized the boat and prevents the rower from “catching a crab” (capsizing). The base promotes the Adirondack Boat for Sporting Purposes. Reverse is blank. Letter folds.. Waters’ Patent Improved Paper Boats for Racing, Exercise, Pleasure, Shooting, Fishing & Traveling. E. Waters & Sons, Sole Builders, Troy N.Y. c1875. Illustrations and brief description and pricing information on the Adirondack Gig, 14 Ft. Gig, Ladies’ Gig with two views, Dingey, New York Working Boat, Stannard Skiffs with three views, Rob Roy Canoe, Baden Powell Canoe and the Indian Canoe. Letter folds, light discoloration at base. Minimal wear.  .
An embossed die-cut menu in the shape of a book for a Banquet in honor of Frederick W. Geissenhainer, philanthropic citizen and attorney. Sea Cliff, L. I., NY 1901. Menu - Inaugural Dinner by the May of Quebec, at the Hotel St. Louis, Wednesday, 27th May 1874
Price: $150.00
Price: $150.00
The banquet was held under the auspices of the Tax Payer’s Association. The first page of the menu is an image from a photograph of Geissenhainer. The second page is a tribute acknowledging Geissenhainer’s philanthropy, civic interests, broadmindedness…welfare and prosperity of the community in which he dwells…” The next page is a menu and the final page is Toasts by other citizens of Sea Cliff. All held in place with a silk string tie. Measures 7” x 5 ¼”. . A single-fold 7 1/2" x 5" menu printed in purple and green.  The front cover announces the dinner with the emblem of  Quebec at top.   Fare included Halibut with Lobster Sauce, Cincinnati Ham with Champagne Sauce, Black Duck, Italian Cream and much more.   Wines includes a Still Hock, Sherry, Champagne (Roederer), Moselle, Claret and Port.  The back page includes an extensive list of Toasts.  Measures 7 1/2" x 4 7/8".  . The mayor was Aldis Bernard (c. 1810 – 3 July 1876) was a Canadian dentist and politician, the Mayor of Montreal, Quebec between 1873 and 1875. The hotel is still in operation untder the name Hôtel Le Clos Saint-Louis
Right Dress - Being a Booklet That Tells You What to Wear nd When to Wear it and How to Tie a Cravat The "Standard" Delineator of Fashions Fancy Work and Millinery. November1894. Vol. I, No. 1. Thanksgiving Number cointains an Elegant Colored Lithograph
Price: $65.00
Price: $125.00
An 8 pp booklet to assist the gents in the Right Dress.  Aesthetic Movement influenced cover illustration of three properly clad gents before a perfectly developed tree.  The booklet compliments of Ayeres' Haberdashery in Boston, MA provides illustrated example on tying a "four-in-hand", "bow", "once over" and "ascot" tie. This is followed by two (2) tables the first Formal Dress Chart; the second Informal Dress Chart.    Each chart explains the types and even colors of various garments, shoes and jewelry to be worn on various occasions.  Measures 6 1/2" x 3 1/2".. 88 pp. wrappers. Foldout fashion plate and separate millinery plate. with descriptions of colored fashion plates.  A comprehensive narrative  with profuse illustrations showing front and back of patterns that could be purchased for sewing. The fashion "Standard" of the day. Measures 11 1/4" x 8".  Light to moderate wear. .
Large Format Advertising Trade Card - Lakeside Press, (Engravers, Printers, Lithographers, Book-binders) Portland, ME printed in Half-tone Bounteous Gifts Embossed Die-cut Charmstring Calendar for 1901 - - Fowl, Lobster & Wine
Price: $90.00
Price: $135.00
A 6" x 8 1/2" advertising trade card promoting Lakeside Press.  The front depicts a half-tone reproduction of a poster heading made and presented by the company for the Maine State Agricultural Society. The narrative on reverse highlights the companies engravers, printers, lithographers and book-binders. Light corner bend.. A three-part 19" x  11" charmstring style drop calendar for 1901.Each of the three ovals with thorny vine and rose border decoration a fine chromolithograph illustration of food and/or wine at center with four (4) calendar months. Accompanied by the verse Bounteous Gifts - May the gates of plenty, honor and Happiness be open to thee.  Drink of this cup; you'l find there's a spell in Its every drop g'gainst the ills of mortality --Moore.  Illegible printed illustrator's signature at the base of each image.  Marked B1161 at base; no other identifying marks. Top hanger lacking. Light toning in spots. Example of late Victoriana. . .
Catalog of Dennison Mfg. Co. Tags and Printed Gummed Labels, 1903. 11 Vinegar Valentines backhandedly promoting Sapolio Soap c1910.
Price: $175.00
Price: $175.00
Filled with illustrations of labels in two color and multi-color examples, plus two pages of use of gold and silver inks. . Eleven (11) different approximately 9" x 6" vinegar valentines printed in three colors. Each is demeaning someone and suggesting they use Sapolio soap for one reason or another. Captions include To A Kitchen Recruit, Love's Young Dream, To a Horseman, To a Farmer, Don't You Forget It!, To a Bartender, To a Masher, To a Model Husband, To an Author, To a Smoker and finally To a Sleeping Beauty. Reverse is blank. Scarce items. .
Jennie Day HainesYe Gardeyne Boke: A Collection of Quotations Instructive and Sentimental Gathered and Arranged by Jennie Day HainesPaul Elder & Co.San Francisco1906 The Strathmore Quality Deckle Edge Book Papers; Strathmore Japan, Old Cloister, Strathmore, Old Stratford, AlexandraMunder-Thomsen PressBaltimore, MD1906
Price: $50.00
Price: $60.00
72 pp. Printed cloth cover, illustrated end pages, illustrated decorative borders in black and green. A collection of garden related writing, quotes, instructions, and poetry collected by author Haines. 9 1/2" x 6 1/2" Embossed Gilt cover, frontispiece picture of factory, sample pages of Strathmore Quality Deckle edge book papers. Volume 1; Series 149; Issued Oct. 15, '06 by the Mittineague Paper Company in order to show Strathmore paper in the best manner. Begins with a history of the company. 9 1/2" x 6 1/2"
My Trip Abroad, travel log for the S.S. Minnekahda, 1929 E.L. Koller. Commercial Show Cards, series 43. International Textbook Co. Scranton, Pa. 1929
Price: $75.00
Price: $22.00
100 plus pages, tri-fold journal. A very detailed travel log, possibly for a young lady. No name is given but the trip is incredibly documented. The book begins with a preprinted trip information booklet. This included travel information like longitude and latitude, mail times, currency, compass information, navigation, keeping time, how to play shuffleboard, and signals. It then becomes a personal travel log book. It begins with the log detailing date, course, position, run, and remarks. Beginning on July 4, 1929 and ending August 18, 1929, the S.S. Minnekahda of the Atlantic Transport was captained by John Jensen (his signature appears in teh book). A very detailed itinary  is documented starting on June 28 as the leave central wharf on the "Boston" to the Minnekahda which then travels to England. Rails are taken to Scotland, Paris, and around England. Other documents include, hotels stopped at , places visited,gifts received, letters/calls/cards/suppers, and an address book with addresses form a variety of locations. There are personal notes and a listing for who saw them off (father, mother, Herbert, and others). Names mentioned in the diary are May Kunkle, Ruth, Walton, Bixby. Very detailed descriptions of what she did, read, sights seen, and places attended. Color fold out World map at the end of book. 6 3/4" x 4 1/2". some wear on leather cover, pages intact but title page binding is split, still has pencil in holder, most pages fully filled 77 pp. Blind stamped leatherette flexible cover, gilt lettering on spine, marbled end papers, colored edges, color and black and white images of show cards. A book about commercial show cards beginning with practical applications. Descriptions of equipment for making, effects, and examples are also featured. 7 1/2" x 5". some wear on cover edges, inscribed
E.L. Koller. Sign Painting-Erection and Sale, series 46. International Textbook Co. Scranton, PA, 1928 E.L. Koller. Modern Styles-Decorative Ornament, series 40, International Textbook Co. Scranton, PA, 1930
Price: $42.00
Price: $65.00
67, 61 pp. Blind stamped leatherette flexible cover, gilt lettering on spine, marbled end papers, colored edges, black and white images. Contains two sections; Painting and Gilding and Erection and Sale of Signs. Instruction and examples for painting, finishing, and erecting signs. Includes a section on how to price. OCLC: 2 (9/28/2016) 7 1/2" x 5". slight wear on cover edges 75, 65 pp. Blind stamped leatherette flexible cover, gilt lettering on spine, marbled end papers, colored edges, color and black and white images, 2 color fold-outs of color shading and inscription design. Contains two sections; Modern Styles and Spacing and Decorative Ornament. Includes illustrated and printed examples of the topics discussed. OCLC: 5 (9/28/2016) 7 1/2" x 5" . slight wear on cover edges, water stain on bottom right page at beginning of book-does not impact ability to read
1897, A Joyful Christmas to All Menu for the Hotel Colson.. 1903 Hand-drawn Watercolor Menu for a dinner honoring Le Prince Maha Valirauvudh, Prince Royal de SiamBurapha PalaceFevriar 14, 1903 ..
Price: $45.00
Price: $275.00
Folded die-cut paper menu, elaborate flowers with glitter decorate the front cover, inside lists menu, back has the image of the Hotel Colson; H.W.P. Colson, Prop., and Harry H. Goodnow, Mgr. Menu features Bluepoints on Deep Shell; soups-consumme imperial, celery, green turtle, olives; fish-salmon a la Regence with Parisienne potatoes and sliced tomatoes; roasts- Vermont turkey and cranberry sauce, fillet of beef with mushrooms, goose a la Normandie and spiced peaches; entrees-roast quail on toast, julienne potatoes, lobster patties a la Newbery, pineapple fritters, rum sauce; cold-lambs tongues and patties a la royal;  vegetables-mashed and boiled sweet potatoes, boiled onions, cauliflour in cream and mashed turnips; pastry-Christmas pudding, brandy sauce, mince, apple, cranberry, frozen pudding, assorted cake, macaroons; dessert-Bent's water crackers, canadian club cheese, figs; and fruit-assorted nuts, layer raisins, tea and coffee. 5 3/4" x 4" . some of the cut flowers are torn, slight staining 1903 Hand-drawn Watercolor Menu for a dinner honoring Le Prince Maha Valirauvudh, Prince Royal de Siam.  Burapha Palace. Fevriar 14, 1903 Illustration depicting a procession presumably for the prince.  Printed fare includes both Western and Thai cuisine.  Printed in Siamese on reverse. 6 3/4" x 5 1/4". staining
Female InstituteCircular and Catalogue of the Pennington Female Institute, Established September 14th, 1844Pennington, New Jersey... Menu, Historic Claremont America's Famous Road House, Riverside Drive, New York City and Longue Vue on Broadway, Hastings on Hudsonc1911.New York.c1911
Price: $75.00
Price: $75.00
Female Institute. Circular and Catalogue of the Pennington Female Institute, Established September 14th, 1844. Pennington, New Jersey. For 1857-8. Philadelphia: Duross, printer, Black Horse Alley, off Second St. between Market and Chestnut, 1857. 16 pp booklet with paper wraps. Includes Board of Instruction, an overview on the institutions, names and residences of the pupils, courses of study, graduating courses, eclectic or teacher’s courses, expenses, arrangements, accommodations and more. Measures 5 ¾” x 9”. some wear front cover, back cover lacking The cover page provides historical information on the two venues opening to to the menu page and wine list. Each with appropriate vignette at top. The pages then open at center to reveal exterior views of the two locations. 7" x 10". light wear
999th Artillery Association Minstrels - Jollification at Crawford House, May 27th, 1898.. The Royal Wine & Liquor Coof Cleveland Ohio offered two (2) California products with Guarantee Bond..
Price: $135.00
Price: $60.00
A single-fold 12" x 9" menu and programme  for an annual meeting of the Hotel Men's Mutual Benefit Association. Stereotypical racist imagery of a banjo player and dancer on the front cover.  The blatant racism persists on the Programme  and Menu page within.  Each menu course is prefaced by a song to be sung by the chorus or an individual. The song titled are written in stereotypical African American vernacular e.g. "Honey You'se Ma Lady Love" The fare is rich with little neck clams, fried soft shell crab, tenderloin of beef and lobster salad. .  The Hotel Men's Mutual Benefit Association was the predecessor to Bankers Life insurance company. California products, the Gutedel Wine and California Port; each with a Guarantee Bond promised to pay $500 to "any chemist of acknowledged ability and repute, who shall prove by a chemical analysis that the contents of this bottle, is not in accordance with the statement made on the label..." The certificate is housed in a deeply embossed wrap simulating the bottle label, with additional guarantees within. .
National League for Woman’s Service – Member’s Favorite RecipesWomen’s City Club of San Francisco 1931 .. Pacific Association of Amateur Oarsmen Exposition Banquet Menu and Program, March 13, 1915..
Price: $50.00
Price: $85.00
63 pp. Wraps.  Favorite recipes from every category.  Measures 5 ¼” x 7 ½.  Light cover wear. . The National League of Woman's Services was a civilian volunteer organization that formed in conjunction with the Red Cross during the First World War.  The League provided stateside war services such as feeding, caring for and transporting soldiers, veterans and war workers.  In New York, the League was particularly attractive to young socialites who had time and money to donate. (One Times article noted that the chairwomen had to remind her eager volunteers that work was "not the place for" jewelry and lace blouses). The Pacific Association of Amateur Oarsmen Exposition Banquet took place on March 13, 1915. The program lists directors and divisions of the club, the presentation of the Henry C. Peterson Perpetual Challenge Trophy, the menu, Toasts, and Songs. The Menu includes Oysters, Soup, Salad, Hors D'oeuvres, fish, entrees, vegetables, roast, and dessert with drinks to coordinate. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". slight staining
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Club House Dinner menu, Vallejo Yachting and Rowing Club, 1926.. Sixteenth Annual Reunion of the Veteran Association Hartford City Guard, at Merrill's, January 10, 1883...
Price: $85.00
Price: $50.00
Printed folded  menu and list of members and officers for the Vallejo Yachting and Rowing Club, Vallejo, California-organized May 1, 1900. The twenty-fifth Anniversary Club House Dinner includes general mess of celery, olives, sweet pickles, radishes, and combination salad; roast of suckling pig a la Roman with spiced dressing and apple sauce; entrees of enchiladas and Virginia pindar cured ham; vegetables of pomme nouvelles gastronome and petits spinach au Beurre; desserts are biscuits Glace a la Californienne, homemade apple and mince pies, ice cream, assorted cakes, and cafe noir; and Club House Old Pipes Dansant "Atopsides". A listing of Honorary Life Members, Past Comodores, Officers, Directors, and Original and Charter Members are included as well as picture of Club House on back cover. 7 1/2" x 5 1/2". slight staining, separation at base of fold paper menu bound with string and tassel for the annual dinner of the Veteran Association.  The menu dated January 10, 1883 includes the Officers, Executive Committee, Order of events, menu, and words for the sixteenth annual reunion song. The Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard was organized on November 26, 1867. It was composed of those persons who were active or honorary members of the Hartford City Guard prior to July 5, 1865. The Association’s main objective was social with the intention “to keep alive old and pleasant memories and perpetuation of recollections of the old Company.” Each year they held a reunion on the second Wednesday of January. The first reunion was held on January 8, 1868. At their 50th reunion held in 1917, it was agreed that it should be the last reunion. 6 1/4" x 4". slight staining, tassel intact but starting to wear
Menu for Dejeuner (Lunch)on the Paquebot Senegal (Boat Senegal), 1901.. Martha Washington Tea, Feb 1892 Die-cut in shape of bust of Martha Washington ..
Price: $110.00
Price: $34.00
Paper menu with decorative image and border written entirely in French, Asian influence featuring 3 women with instruments in front of a screen with a ship in the background. The preprinted menu lists 1st class and has the categories hors-d'oeuvre, plats de cuisine, dessert, and cafe, handwritten menu items are listed. The date is March 5, 1901. 9 1/4" x 6". A 7" x 4 1/2" menu die-cut in the shape of a bust of Martha Washington for a Martha Washington Tea."Souvenir Feb. '92 " hand penned at base.  Fare includes creamed oysters, veal croquettes, tongue, Lemon Jelly and much more.  Reverse is blank. Light wrinklng and discoloration at base..
Promotional Brochure - Barbizon Les Charmettes & the Resumption of Sunday Dinners c1930s Illustrated by Pol Rab in Red & Black .. Sportman's Dinner given by those interested in The Turf and Field, Waldorf Astoria, NY 1912Commonwealth Press.Worcester MA (printer.
Price: $125.00
Price: $175.00
A single-fold 6 1/4" x 4 1/4" promotional brochure illustrated by Pol Rab for the Barbizon Les Charmettes with an image of the exterior on the cover.  The inside illustration is of chefs at work, caption announces the resumption of Sunday Dinners.  The back cover promotes the hotel located in Foret de Fontaineblea, Barbizon. Published by Jem. . A 10 page menu with stock covers held in place with a silk ribbon tie binding. The event was held at the Astor Gallery of the Waldorf-Astoria, Feb. 19, 1912.  Given the theme of The Turf and Field Club (Belmont Park race trace) includes materials on the club.  The dedication by Lord North concludes " I want you to grow up sportsmen---not, mind you, sporting men---for there is a vast difference between a sportsman and a sporting man".  Begins with the Bill of Fare followed by an extensive list of speakers headed by August Belmont, this is followed by a page with images from photographs discussing American trotters in Russia.  The next page is The Colors, followed by an explanation of the Sportsmen's Library being presented  to the Calvary Post of the US Army and finally the content of the Sportsmen Library on the Horse.  Measures 10 1/4" x 8".  Light cover wear..
A Treatis on the Frank Sidalls Soap and Its Methods of Using for Bathing, Shaving, Treatment of Skin Disease and The Frank Siddalls Way of washing ClothersFrank Siddalls Soap.Philadelphia.c1905 Souvenir Booklet with Menu and Dance Card for Inauguration of The Alexander Hamilton Hotel, Paterson NJ, 1925..
Price: $75.00
Price: $175.00
10 pp. paper wrap.   Begins with why Sidalls Soap has better effects on the skin, use in burns and scalds,as a disinfectant, for all housework and most importantly the Family Wash.  It begins with a disclaim "Each little direction in the Frank Siddalls Way of Washing Clothes is important or it would not be given. Folded 14" x 11" tipped in two-sided chart with woodcut illustration of a happy famly washing and explicit information on use of the soap with specific information on the reverse for different audiences including Ladies, Men and Physicians. The product could also be used for washing dogs and as a dentrifice.  Larger version of the chart illustration inside back cover. . staining and wear on cover An unnumbered 34 pp booklet with embossed cameo of Alexander Hamilton on the front cover.   It is the souvenir for the opening of the hotel and includes a description of the hotel with pictures and sundry remarks on Paterson and the district thereabout, together with a succinct historical account of the doings of Alexander Hamilton.  Images from photographs and illustrations throughout.   It also includes a rather interesting menu with a page for each course including the fare, and a song with music and words. The booklet concludes with a dance card with 14 dances in the order of dance.  Unused. Meausres 6 3/8" x 3 3/4". . LIght cover wear
Grand Union Hotel Broadside - Grand Union Hotel w Addendum and Trade Card c1880. Leve & Alden.. Business Card – Arthur A. Waite, Children’s Chalk-talker . ..c1880s
Price: $125.00
Price: $50.00
An 8 1/2" x 11" broadside with a large fine line illustration of the exterior of the Grand Union Hotel and the near by Grand Central Depot and surrounding street scene.    The narrative explains the hotel and its amenities. A larger font at the base reads "Our Motto is to Please".  G. F. & W. D. Garrison, Managers.  A tip-on provides additional detail on the fine features of the hotel.  This is accompanied by a 2 1/2" x 4"  business or trade card with an similar illustration to that of the broadside.  This includes information on the hotels European Plan and information on their restaurants and food service.   The reverse provides a space for Memoranda.  . Letter folds; otherwise fine. A 2 7/8” x 1 1/8” with trompe l'oeil corner giving the illusion of the corner being flipped forward. Printed in black and white, as a chalk board. The card reads Arthur A. Waite, Children’s Chalk-talker? John 3:16 in the upper right corner. It is for Arthur Waite, who began his career as a mesmerist and medium and converted to Christianity around 1870 and deemed himself an artist evangelist.  He delivered evangelizing sermons to children using illustrated chalk-talks. .
Menu-Christmas 1909, Hotel Koch, Hartford, CT. .. STOP THE BOMBING! US Planes are carrying out massive bombing raids of Hanoi and Haiphong poster c1972. ..
Price: $65.00
Price: $325.00
Printed folded soft cover with applied printed sticker and die cut opening, tied with string, opening page had scrolled decorations and printed wreath with embossed hotel logo, embossed logo also appears on back cover, Menu on inside folded page. C.P.L. Herrmann, Artist-Printer. Menu for Dinner, Christmas 1909, served 12-3 and 6-8 pm. Some selections include Buzzard Bay oysters on shell, Consomme Diplomat, Mignonette of Sole, Boiled Native Fowl, Suckling Jersey Pig, Pies, English Plum Pudding, Malaga Grapes, cheeses, and ice cream. 10" x 6". staining An 11" x 17" poster mounted on linen.  The verbiage describes the massive bombing raids on Hanoi and Haiphon  and concludes with  STOP THE BOMBING!   Graphics depict planes headed in one direction with boots on the ground  in the opposite. Possible the work of one of the East Bay workshops. .  Thumbtack imprints on corners.
Die-cut Promotional Book in the shape of a Shoe Heel Promoting Wire Grip Fastening Co. . .Boston.n.d. Die-cut Promotional Book in the shape of Foot Promoting Wayne Knitting Mill, Full Matchless Fashioned Hosiery. "Something on Foot".. ..1990
Price: $45.00
Price: $65.00
4 pp. booklet die-cut in the shape of a shoe heel. Promotes the Wire Grip Slugger, a machine forcing solid steel or brass wire into heels and soles of shoes and the Clinch Nailing Machine that inserts nails into shoes at a rate from 250 to 300 per minute. L. Barta & Co. Printer. Boston. . 6 pp. booklet die-cut in the shape of a foot with a portrait of a family member on each toe. It is titled "Something on Foot" Wayne Knit Hosiery  Matchless. The profusely illustrated booklet promotes hosiery for every member of the family. Also includes sizing and pricing information. The back cover is the sole of a foot. Measures 2 5/8" x 7 1/8". Minimal edge wear on fold. .
Engraved trade card with a dried sheaf of Italian wheat and a sicle promoting Le Moult's Natural Flower Preserving Laboratory, c1876. .. No. 14 Germania Herb Tea. ..
Price: $95.00
Price: $48.00
A 4 1/2" x 3" engraved advertising trade card depicting a funereal arrangement with "At Rest" atop a sheaf of wheat.  Caption at base begins "There is a reaper whose name is Death..."  The reverse identifies Le Moult's Natural Flower Preserving Laboratory, New York City and promotes the use of their quality preserved and everlasting flowers that provide permanence and are suitable for  the grave and outdoor exposure. Tag line reads "Funeral Flowers Preserved in their Natural Beauty, a specialty. 4 1/2" x 3". light surface wear A 1931 advertisement in the Milwaukee Sentinel “Germania Herb Tea – equally effective hot or iced; you will enjoy drinking it, and you will look and feel years younger.  It is not only for reducing, but it is a body normalizer.  Tones up the entire system and gives relief for indigestion, gas on the stomach, shortness of breath rheumatism and constipation. It tastes like orange pekoe tea and is made just the same.  For reducing take three cupfuls daily: for health purposes one cupful daily" 4 1/4" x 2 1/2" .
Casino de Paree Menu and Wine List, . .. The Greely Plum, printed in plum colored ink.. ..
Price: $110.00
Price: $65.00
Die cut cover with raised gold decorative feathers and print, looks into cover of menu which features a semi nude woman posing with scarf, detailed supper menu and wine list, dinner specials and suggestions, and advertisement for Billy Rose Music Hall; Pol Roger Champagne and Seagram's. Casino de Paree, 54th Street, West of Broadway, New York. Menu titles include Appetizers and Relishes; Soups; Sea Food; Entrees; Sandwiches; Chinese Dishes; Salads; Cold Cuts; Cheese; Desserts and Ice Cream; Coffee, Tea, Etc. Wine lists titles Champagne; Bordeaux; Burgundy; Wines; Cocktails; Mixed Drinks; Cognac and Liqueurs. 12" x 9 1/2". folded cover not attached A single fold 11" x 8 1/2" circular promoting The Greely Plum, presented by O.K. Gerrish. Large illustration of plums on front page accompanied by Gerrish's promotion.  Followed by an attestation that Gerrish is the agent for the Greely plum, with the remainder of the inside and back pages are testimonials by satisfied customers.. Light wear and letter folds
The Story of the Merriam Family - George, Charles, Lewis and Homer - Printers, Publishers and Men of Progress. Springfield, MA, Clark W. Bryan, 1887. .. A collection of 16 different Trade Catalogues of Children's Books et al. 1940-1960s. Samuel Lowe Company.Kenosha, Wis. .
Price: $75.00
Price: $500.00
A 24 pp. booklet originally published in The Paper World, October 1887. Tells the story of the Merriam Family including illustrations of George, Charles, Lewis and Homer, a business timeline by locations including West Brookfield, Springfield, Greenfield and Troy (NY)  from the earliest company of E. Merriam & Co. 1798-1823 in West Brookfield. 6 1/2" x 5". A collection of 16 different trade catalogues for books and games published by Samuel Lowe Company(9 from the 1940s, 5 from the 1950s and 2 from the 1960s).  Includes painting and coloring books, games, toy books, general books, toy books and games, fall and Christmas books, Bonnie books, Sturdi-Bilt books, Doll books, Linen-Like books, Lolly Pop Easter stories, doll books, wheel toy books and more. The last catalogue May of 1962 is a folio with product line sheets including such items as sticker fun pack, clean slates, animated cartoon profiles, cloth books, paper doll books and much more.  The cover includes a lenticular eye where for the "O" in the word Lowe. With the exception of the last folio with approximately 40 sheets most are approximately 14 pp .  Each measures 11" x 8 1/2". .
Fifth Avenue Hotel Menu, Hitchcock, Darling & Co. New York City. C1890s. . .. Menu-German-American Rathskeller, New York, ca. 1961. ..
Price: $100.00
Price: $30.00
A single-fold breakfast menu from the Fifth Avenue Hotel with an Engraving of the site for the hotel in 1852.  Hitchcock, Darling & Co. c1890.  The inside page is the Breakfast menu and includes Fish, Broiled, Fried, Stewed, Eggs, Cold Meats, Potatoes, Breads, etc (and that’s just for breakfast…) 8 ¾” x 5 5/8”. Folded printed paper titled German-American Rathskeller, 190 Third Avenue at 17th Street New York, inscribed in pen in corner "Larry Smith Sept. 1961", reverse features the lunch menu with red printed images. Menu contains appetizers; desserts; cheese; and sandwiches. Some items of note are Boneless Sardines, Canape of Anchovies; Herring in Cream; Welsh Rarebit; Golden Buck; French fried potatoes; and a multitude of sandwiches both American and German. 6 1/2" x 8" (unfolded). discoloration and creasing, inside has cardboard remnants where something had been stuck
Menu-H. Hicks & Son, America's First and Foremost Fruit Shop, New York , ca. 1936. .. Menu-McGinnis' of Sheepshead Bay, New York,. ..
Price: $25.00
Price: $25.00
Folded printed soft cover with raised gold print, full detailed menu inside, back cover lists restaurant information. H. Hicks & Son Inc. 1863-1936, America's First and Foremost Fruit Shop, 660 Fifth Avenue, New York. Menus sections include Appetizers; Sandwiches; Salads; Cheese; Fresh and Preserved Fruits; Hicks Famous Sodas; Sundaes; Ince Creams; Ices; Plain and Fancy Fruit Drinks; Milk Drinks; and Beverages. Meals include Breakfasts; Luncheons; Afternoon Tea; After Theatre Snacks. Items of mention are Steamer, Fruit, Nut, Candy and Gift Baskets; Hicks' Sherry's, Bagatelle and Bauer's Chocolats; Hicks Finest Beluga Caviar; Imported Biscuits; and Rare and Hot House Fruits. 9 1/4" x 6". slight staining Tri-fold menu with gold, green, and black print, separated by Special Luncheons, Special Dinners, Deluxe Dinners. Cover  states "Special Luncheons Dinners and Suppers for Groups & Parties" McGinnis' of Sheepshead Bay, The Roast Beef King, In the 'Heart' of the Theatrical District... established 1897" located at Broadway at 48th Street New York City, Columbus 5-0300. Items favor sea food such as Maine Lobster, 7-course shore dinner, broiled mackerel, and Long Island Flounder but also include broiled chicken, sirloin steak, and roast prime ribs of beef. A description of the dining rooms, specialties and additional information on orders is also listed. 9 1/2" x 4" (folded).
Menu and Receipt for 7 smaa hjem (7 small houses), Denmark . .. Menu-Palmer House, Chicago, 25th Annual Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, 1893. ..
Price: $120.00
Price: $120.00
Cut folded paper menu with cut spoon shaped 'special' plus receipt for meal at the restaurant. Menu written in English. The menu is shaped like a soup tureen and the attached spoon has one of the special written on it. Menu titles are Hors d'oeuvres, Soups, Fish, Eggs and Vegetables, Light but Tasty, Poultry, Roast. and Dessert. & smaa hjem is located at Jernbanegade 4 (Railway Street 4). The inside menu has sketches of food and drink, the outside has the restaurant name. Included is a receipt of a diner at the restaurant with items ordered and prices. 6 1/4" x 7 1/2". slight discoloration on edges Single Fold menu with printed images, A.C. McClurg & Co. The Palmer Hotel, Chicago, September 12 and 13, 1893, the Twenty-Fifth Annual Reunion of the Society of the Army of Tennessee. Menu includes Blue Points; Green Turtle Soup; California Salmon; Croquettes of Chicken a La Creme; Larded Tenderloins of Beef with Truffles; Tennessee Punch; Boiled Snipe in Toast; Tomatoes Mayonaise; and Nesselrode Pudding. Also listed: War Echoes, Rev. Thomas Ewing Sherman; Our Brotherhood, Col. Cornelius Cadle; War and Peace, General James A. Williamson; The Volunteers, Col. William Warner; Volunteer Toasts, If called for. 9" x 12" (unfolded). slight staining on fold
Menu-Sweets Restaurant, New York's Oldest Sea Food Restaurant, 1962. .. Francois French Restaurant, 46 E. Colorado St., Pasadena with homespun charm c1950s. ..
Price: $20.00
Price: $75.00
Folded soft cover with green and black print, fish pattern decorate the side of cover, WHitehall 4-9628, opens to full menu and restaurant information, dated Tuesday March 13, 1962, back cover features wine and liquors. Stapled to menu is a card "We suggest... Imported May Wine" Menu for Sweets, established 1845, 2 and 4 Fulton St., "under the direction of Charles J. Lake and Lea Lake, Sweets Sea Food House, Inc." Menu features Oysters, clams, Shellfish; Relishes and Juices; Salad and Cold Dishes; Potatoes; Vegetables; Eggs and Omelettes; Cheese; Soups, Sea Food; Ready Dishes; Desserts and Pastry; Beverages. Also noted are Aperitifs, Beers and Ales. On back cover an extensive alcohol list consisting of Cocktails; Mixed Drinks; Whiskies; Brandies; Cordials and Liquors; Rum; Gins and Vodka; Wines and Champagnes; Beer and Ale. 12" x 9 1/4". creased, some staining A single-fold 7" x 6 1/4" menu designed with naive hand drawn images of the French countryside, with wine as a central theme.  Each vignette is captions in French.  The caption at top is "Gloire au vin". Menu printed in script.  Dinners were 60 or 85 cents.  Complete wine list.  French Dressing was available for sale at 40 cent a pint or 75 cents a quart. Back page blank.  . Light warping
A collection of 24 paper and celluloid cigarette holders including some advertising. .. Le Lilliputien . A Rouyer, Editeur, Paris. No. 359 - Handwork Patterns Secular Subject Matter, April 1877. ..
Price: $375.00
Price: $100.00
Twenty-four (24) cigarette holders constructed of various papers, celluloid, cork, metal wrings and foiled papers.  Various lengths, colors, paper and textures.  The five smaller advertising holders promote a Hairdresser (Max Frey), Austrian hotel, Herman Schmidt's cigarettes, Reichsadlen restaurant in Germany.   Five of the larger holders with white and corrugated paper are banded with the word Hungary. Three have one individual's gold embossed monogram.  The shortest is 3" long. . A 4 1/4" x 2 5/8" wrapper with nine fold-out pages of cross-stitch or petit-point patterns All in full color.   The reverse advertises different products and locations in Paris. This pattern booklet was for April 1877..
A Hand Constructed Promotion with Calendar and Card for a Baker and Caterer, Sanford ME with Real Cake Icing Adorning the Cover. c1902. . .. Champagne Binet Blank Advertising Menu, ca. 1890's. ..
Price: $85.00
Price: $85.00
A 5 1/4" x 4 1/4" single fold heavy card stock promotion with real cake icing adorning the front cover. The inside has an applied calendar pad for 1902 at left and a promotional card featuring an image from a photograph captioned "Tebbett's and his "Six Little Bakers' (depicting his family at work).  It promotes the Baker and Caterer, with wedding cakes a specialty. Sanford Maine.  Back page blank. Wm. Miller & Bro., Acworth, N.H. Printer. . Surface wear.  Fold reinforced with archival tape. Single page blank advertising Menu for Champagne Binet featuring decorative broder and image of man examinigin champagne bottle in cart, women and man socializing with champagne, and a woman sipping champagne. Binet Champagne is a French champagne house, it was founded in 1849 by Louis Binet. (https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champagne_Binet) 10" x 7".
Art Nouveau Blank Advertising Menu Sheets, B. Leon Croizet Grande Fine Champagne and St. Meme Cognac, ca. 1900. .. Collection of handwritten and typed recipes . ..
Price: $75.00
Price: $45.00
Blank Advertising Menu printed in red ink by Imp, Bataille-Paris. Features Art Nouveau woman in flowing gown holding flower and decorative flowers. B. Leon Croizet Grande Champagne and St. Meme Cognac. "The Cognac region in France is divided into six districts, with the Grande Champagne district being the most prestigious as the course of grapes grown for cognac. Leon Croizet established his Cognac House in the Grande Champagne Region in 1805.[3] Prior to that he was sommelier to Napoleon I's (Bonaparte) High Command. Croizet is one of three vintage cognac houses that has continuously sold single vintage cognacs." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognac_Croizet) 9 3/4" x 6 1/4". slight discoloration on top corner 9 recipes and recipe books, most are hand written but there is one set of typed recipes on Herald Tribune Home Institute paper. Recipes include: Genuine Bay Rum, Cold Slaw Dressing, Preserved Strawberries, Orange Marmalade, Sour Milk Cake, Cake Pie with Fruit, Cookies, Current Wine, Confection of Senna (which is on the back of an 1855 advertisement for house repairs),  The typwritten collections is titled "Italian Recipes" "Vitamins in Italy"  by the Browns. It consists of 6 typed pages of Italian recipes such as Ravioli,Osso Bucco, Scaloppine Con Funghi, and Pollo Al Vino Bianco. Herald Tribune Home Institute published a cookbook ca. 1940's. . some recipes have staining and tears, all recipes are able to be read but some handwritings are difficult to decipher
Catalogue and Price List of Original Label Designs in Stock with Chromolithograph Images. . The Harden Lithographing Co..Phhiladelphia.1909 Catalogue and Price List of Original Label Designs, Talcum Wraps and Sachet Envelopes in Stock with Chromolithograph Images. . The Harden Lithographing Co..Phhiladelphia.1909
Price: $125.00
Price: $160.00
An unpaginated chromolithograph label catalogs beginning with explanations on Blank Lables and Lettered Labels followed by prices per 1000 labels by product number.  Followed by information on Labels in Color --"Special Designs".  The remainder of the catalogue provides different design.  Measures 4 3/4" x 7".. Excessive cover wear; back cover lacking.  Water stains title pages; some cuts.  Selling content, not appearance. An unpaginated chromolithograph label catalogs beginning with explanations on Blank Lables and Lettered Labels followed by prices per 1000 labels by product number.  Followed by information on Labels in Color --"Special Designs".  The remainder of the catalogue provides different design.  Measures 4 3/4" x 6 3/4".. Cover wear; some cuts.
4 Fine Menus from the Americus Republican Club of Pittsburgh, Annual Dinners Honoring Ulysses S. Grant. 1892, 1899, 1900 and 1904. . .. Grocery and Wine Price List, H. Gogard, Paris, ca. 1900. ..
Price: $650.00
Price: $40.00
The Americus Republican Club was comprised of politician and industrialist interested in shaping the future of the United States. Each year the clubs would hold an annual dinner to commemorate the birth and life of Ulysses S. Grant, using this occasion to discuss national developments. These menus are all from Pittsburgh, PA. Each of the four (4) menus exemplifies fine printing techniques in various forms with patriotic themes and tributes to Grant including one die-cut in the shape of his hat. The content includes toasts, fine patriotic engravings including those of Grant and images of those who served. Lastly the menu itself with fine fare suited to the event. Eah approximately 9" x 7". . Single page price list written in French. Printed list with handwritten prices, shop located on Rue de l'Oratoire de Route 37. "Epicerie & Vins" Titled sections are "Epicerie, Articles Anglais, Thes, and Vins" (grocery, English articles, teas, and wines) 8 1/4" x 5 1/2". handwritten prices, creases, tear at top
Menu card for New Years, Moseley's New Haven House, 1908. .. Framed engraving - Watch paper for M. O. & N. Randall - Watch Maker, Silversmith & Jeweler, Woodstock VT. T. H. Cushman Sc. .Albany, NY.
Price: $32.00
Price: $225.00
An 8" x 5"  menu card for New Year Dinner on January 1, 1908.  Fare includes Oyster Gumbo, Fried Westport Smelts, Mallard Duck and much more.  Reverse is blank. Light wear and age toning. . Seth Hamilton Moseley, was the successful hotel manager and owner of one of the finest hotels in New York City. Due to ill health Moseley was forced to retire and travelled through Europe and the United States until 1867, when he moved to New Haven and purchased the New Haven Hotel. The hotel gained a reputation for its exceptional quality and it became the regular host for visitors of Yale, politicians, businessmen and ordinary travelers.  An elevator was finally installed in 1887. A 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" intaglio engraving of a watchpaper depicting an angel chiseling an inscription in stone for the watchmaker.  It is captioned "FAME".  Housed in 9 1/2" x 9 1/2" modern frame. Matted with 3" x 3" sight view. .
Martinet Menu Du Jour - Menu Card. Paris. c1880s. .. Promotional Material for Urlings Flaxen Thread Lace including Samples of Urling's Lace and Threads compared to Common Lace and Threads. . .London .1817
Price: $40.00
Price: $950.00
A 4 5/8" x 3 1/4"  menu card for Martinet, 28 Avenue de L'Opera, Paris. A menu card for Lunch either Prix Fix or ala carte.  The front depicts a caricature of a father flying out of his chair when he pulls the champagne cork with frightened children looking on.  The reverse is a printed menu format with hand penned fare including prices.  Printed by Acker, Paris. c1880s.. Margins appear trimmed. A printed promotional sheet for Geo. Fred Urlings & Co. Urling's Lace by the King's Royl Letters Patent. 147 Strand near Somerset House.  c1817. A printed letter  announcing the relocation of their lace business.   Of particualr interest is the placement of actual threads and lace in the "window" of the new building.  The reverse announces the appointment of Urling as the Manufacturer of Flawen Thread Lace to the King.  Measures 9" x 12". . Edge wear and toning.
Pocket Map of New York City, Compliments of Broadway Central Hotel. 1890s. .. Printed Buena Vista Spring Hotel Menu on Lg Watercolor decorated Paper Hand Fan 1894, Asian Motif - Chrysthanthemums . .Blue Ridge Mountains.1894
Price: $75.00
Price: $175.00
A three fold brochure that promotes the New York City on one side featuring views of the Battery, the New Washington Arch, a view of Broadway and of course the exterior of the hotel including information on the hotels location.  The reverse is a New Map of New York City showing all ferries and steamboat docks, elevated, cable and cross town car lines.  Measures 16 3/4" x 7 1/2" when open flat.. Tilly Haynes acquired the hotel in 1892 and changed the name to Broadway Central from the Broadway Grand Hotel. An 8 bamboo blade paper covered fane with a watercolor Asian inspired chrysthanthemum motif.   On the left 1/3 of one side of the fan is an applied menu for the Buena Vista Spring Hotel, Franklin Co., PA.  It is for Dinner on Sunday, August 5, 1894.  Fare includes leg of mutton with piquant sauce, Filet of Boeuf a l'Italienne, Breast of Veal with tomato stuffing, Cymlings (pattypan squash), California Fruit Pie and much more.  Measures13 1/2" x 24" when open.   The Buena Vista Spring Hotel was an elegant resort hotel of it's day. It was located 70 miles from Baltimore, elevated 1500 ft above sea level and overlooks the Cumberland Valley on one side and the Historic Battlefields of Gettysburg on the other.  An 1891 advertisment promotes the hotel as "A dry atmosphere, pure water, perfect sanative.  All modern improvements, Elevators, etc..
Bilbille & Co. Sample Books for Silk Shades for 1948. .Paris.1948 Bilbille & Co. Sample Books for Silk Shades for 1960. .Paris.1960
Price: $175.00
Price: $175.00
A single-fold folio with swatches of forty (40) different shades of silk introduced by Bilbille & Co. in 1948. The cover is adorned with a sleek and elegant woman and captioned echantillons de nouveautes (samples of novelties).  Measures 7 1/2" x 10". A single-fold folio with swatches of forty (40) different shades of silk introduced by Bilbille & Co. in 1948. The cover is adorned with a sleek and elegant woman and captioned echantillons de nouveautes (samples of novelties).  At center top upper right card includes an open-out envelope with an additional array of swatches. Measures 7 1/2" x 10" . Some toning and surface wear
A Charming Letter from a Father to a Daughter with Illustrations. 1921. . ..1921 Rogers & Company Engravers and Printers, Chicago and New York building series number one. Rogers and Co..New York.
Price: $85.00
Price: $45.00
A playful yet instructive letter from a father to a daughter who presumably is away with her mother.   Perhaps she is recovering from an injury.  It begins with the father acknowledging how his daughter’s improved use of her hands and encouraging her to continue.  It proceeds to discuss a crying baby and how unbecoming crying is to older children.  He discusses his experiences sleeping in a conch hammock, under the stars and an itemized list of items he found in a drawer.  Written in a lighthearted manner with naïve illustrations. . letter fold creases Printed folded paper with color silk screen image, number one in series, red and black text and border.  "The first number of a sequential series picturing progress in the erection of the great new building to house Rogers & Company New York", the front page features  a screened image of two builders and steel beams and two horses. Image is black, white, blue, and red. The inside has one page with Number One and a red lined border and the company logo. The back explains what the series is about and why it was created. 15" x 11". staining- mainly on edges, some wear
Advertising Fan - Restaurant de la Cascade - Boin de Boulogne. .. Correspondence from Christopher Greaves, who had attended Yeates Institute, Belmont, Lancaster PA to Ludwig F. C. Haas, of Lancaster PA while attending Phillips Academy, Andover MA. . ..1901-1903
Price: $150.00
Price: $450.00
Twelve wooden blade paper hand fan depicting a c1920s French woman holding a parasol and stopping to smell the roses.  The reverse reads Restaurant de la Cascade - Bois de Boulogne.  Presumable a promotion provided by the elegant outdoor restaurant for patrons.  Measures 10" x 8" when one.. Some wear; one blade partially lacking. June 25, 1901 – South Lowestoft Discussion: · Birthday wishes · Bird egg collection · Lots of questions on classmates and activities · Attending games in motor cars · The New English Stamps · The ferry rockets Illustrations: · Greaves at his desk composing letter with lots of questions · Bull ramming ostrich with head in the sand; bull about to be hit by a cattle catcher on a train · Two views of a cherry tree before and after damage Five (5) crests. January 6, 1902 Discussion: · Discussion about a photo he’d received with the last letter · Christmas holidays and presents · Putting up two new bird boxes · Playing golf and bicycle riding · Hunting and other sports Illustrations: · Man riding a horse · Scared cat · Students escaping from lecture · Bicycle riders · Birds’ nests · Golfers · Self-portrait Six (6) postage stamps March 18, 1902 Discussion: · News in previous correspondence · Request for US stamps School football (soccer) · Crow’s behavior in the UK and US and spending time on the Conestoga with friends seeing the many blackbirds and finding three (3)dead crows in a nest · Discussion on where-abouts and disposition of previous classmates Illustrations: · Baby birds in a nest – mama bird hovering above · Haas McDevilt Champion figure staking day – series of views · Boy and man chased up a tree by dogs · Prof. Lader Shands of Harvard “How to raise potatoes” · Mc Briggs alias Christopher Greaves (letter writer) August 15, 1902 Discussion: · Thanks for splendid stamps, sharing with friends · Didn’t get the eggs his birthday, bird nesting · Comments on Haas’ hideous nightmarish pictures · Congrats as treasurer of Athletic Association; teasing about bagging the money · Crew races and how funny friends looked with head’s shaved Illustrations: · Treasure of Athletic Association collecting fees · Bicycle riding and tricks · Bird nesting in the meadows “keep your eyes open” · Bird scooping fish out of water · Men hunting rabbits One (1) stamp August 20, 1902 – Forest Hill, Oxford Eng. Discussion: · A school chum had accused him of getting married · Discussions on bird migrations cross the Channel, Mediterranean sea N. Africa, Southern Spain · King’s illness before coronation · Summer guest and their activities while in town · Bicycle touring in country side · Attending Coronation Procession in London – lots of Americans; naval review mostly foreign warships were away · Boating picnic at Oxford · Boer generals in London · Big railway races in America · Questions on classmates Illustrations: · Man reading NY paper looking for marriage announcement · Birds dressed in vacation attire approaching a train to S. Spain · Man in knickers playing golf · Fishing from a canoe · Man eating watermelon · Little girls · Man with umbrella atop airship with balloon tied to a pig February 1903 Discussion: · “royal shoot” with Prince Wales, · Collecting stamps or crests · Collecting “English Eggs” and updating the collection · Many terrible rail accidents in the US , wonders if the “flying machins will come in fashion” · The wonders of the Marconi system · Playing golf · Re Ludwig’s picture in long pants—a new sensation getting old · Bluebirds’ nests and wondering about their habits · Football (US) and Sir Thos. Lipton “lifting” the America Cup. Illustrations: · Boy sneaking an egg from a nest · American football · Granny peddling an air balloon · Series of views of an ice skater racing and falling November (no year) Discussions: · Collecting Crests · Playing football · Two vessels driven ashore due to rough weather Illustrations: · Golfer · Boys falling on ice while skating · A rabbit Four (4) crest, two (2) postage stamps. .
Menu - Tremont House, Boston, September 19, 1886 . .. Sinclair House, Bethlehem NH, Durgin & Fox Proprietors, Sunday, August 26, 1883 . ..
Price: $95.00
Price: $85.00
Single-fold menu with illustration of the exterior of the establishment and surrounding street scenes on front cover. The menu is for September 19, 1886 and features a wide array including various Soup, Fish, Cold, Entrees, Vegetables, Pastry and Dessert. Also includes a comprehensive wine list. Reverse is blank. Measures 5 ¾” x 9”. . horizontal centerfold Single-fold 7” x 4 ½” menu printed on heavy stock.  Engraving of a woman on the front, engraved by John A. Lowell, Boston. Fare includes Beef Tongue, Corned Shoulder of Mutton, Boiled Rice, Walnut Catsup, German Plum Pudding and much more. No prices. Cover includes an exterior view of the Sinclair House.   . Moderate cover wear.  Partial separation on fold; reinforced with archival tape.
Promotional Flyer for Pamahasika’s Bird Circus c1910. .. Letter from US Attorney, Department of Justice advising citizen to remove hide his camera, 1942. ..
Price: $300.00
Price: $60.00
with images from photographs of Rags, the Famous Talking Cockatoo, and the troupe of Performing Birds and Dogs – 40 Laughs in 40 Minutes. An image of a poster of several dog acts and the great Prof. Pamahasika.  The exterior depicts an illustration of a menagerie of anthropomorphic birds performing various stunts including riding a carousal.  An image from a photograph of the professor at upper right.  Printed in pink ink.  Measures  10” x 14”. . “Hole “punches” along fold; former owner kept this in a two-ring binder. A single page typed letter from the Department of Justice, United States Attorney written to Mr. Louis M. Kelly of Whitman, Mass.   It is in response to a recent correspondence sent to the FBI by Whitman.   The response was written by the assistant US Attorney, Gerald J. McCarthy and recommends that he removed the short wave band from his radio set and under no circumstances should he allow his wife, (Flora M. Kelly) access to his Brownie 2-A camera. As a citizen, Mr. Kelly was entitled to have the camera , but... "In other words the responsibility for her not having it in her possession, in her custody, or under her control is entirely upon yourself".  With original envelope..
Billhead for 2 Heads, Julien Ledion, Anatomical Preparations, Bleecker St, . .New York City.1868 WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS BROADSIDE ADVERTISEMENT - Handy Luther & Co. Clothing Ware House. Aegis Office..1845
Price: $125.00
Price: $400.00
A 5 1/4" x 8" billhead from Julien Ledion, Anatomical Preparations, of every description, in Wa, Papier Mache, &c. Osteology.  No. 19 Bleecker Street. Dec 29, 1868.  Addressed toC. Hartung & Co, which I found to be an importer of human hair.   The bill is for 2 heads at $15.50 each.   Before my imagination goes to far, let us assume the heads were bases for wigs manufactured by the human hair importers???. Handy, Luther & Co. was founded in 1841, and operated at No. 1, Merchants’ Row, off Main Street.  This advertisementIs dated Jan. 1, 1845, and was printed by the National Aegis Newspaper that was published in Worcester from 1838 to 1857. Measures 9" x 8 1/2". . Housed with mat board.   Letter folds, toning.
McMonagle & Rogers, Select Cooking Recipes. C. A. Coffin & Rogers.New York.1880 Six (6) Engraved Advertising in the Shape of Hand Fans - John A. Lowell & Co., Engravers. John A. Lowell..1880s
Price: $90.00
Price: $95.00
A 32 pp booklet. wraps.  Middletown, NY. Artistic printing - covers with numerous decorative devices.  McMonagle and Rogers produced premium fruit flavors and was founded in 1868  Recipes for cakes, creams, puddings and sauces and interestingly enough includes a veal loaf and lobster salad recipe.   Presented by H. D. Sackett, Suffield, Conn.  Measures 5" x 3 1/4". . Each of the six (6) engraved fans measures 3 1/2" in diameter with a short handle at base.  Each with different engraved imagery on front; mostly Asian influenced.  The reverse of each reads John A. Lowell & Co.  Engravers, No. 21 Exchange Place, Boston.  Our latest style Advertising Cards.  Great variety of styles.  Patent Applied for.   Handles are different lengths. .  Minimal wear.
Handwritten Letter from Mrs. Frances Hall to Mrs. Heagy Regarding Help with Clothing her Children. ..1952 A Letter to Santa Claus – written in rhyming verse and asking for more for the poor children. A pen and ink letter written on two 9 ½” x 4 ½” stock cut in the shape of a stocking. . ..
Price: $50.00
Price: $125.00
A pencil written letter from Mrs. Frances Hall to Mrs. Heagy writing to seek her assistance in clothing her children. 1952. The note was delivered to Mrs. Heagy by Johnny Hall, her son who apparently worked for Mrs. Heagy. Written by a poorly educated woman in partial sentences first praising the recipient for being so nice to her son and then asking for old clothes she may have for children “I have got girles and boy all size”. She then discusses the need to work “to pay up my Bill it takes so much to clothes the children”. Envelope included. . Two (2) stocking shaped pages tied together with string. Written in pencil at the top is "Robert B." The first paragraph asks Santa “While you are planning for everything nice. Pray let me give you a bit of advice”. The next two paragraphs read: Don’t take it hard, if I say in your ear, Santa, I think you were partial last year Loading the rich folks with everything gay Snubbing the poor ones who came in your way: Now, of all times in the year I am sure This is the time to remember the poor. Plenty of children there are in our city, Who have no fathers nor mothers to pity; Plenty of people whose working and heeding Scarcely can keep all their dear ones from needing Now if I came every year in December, They are the ones I should surely remember. Little red hands, that are aching and cold, You should have mittens your fingers to hold; Poor little feet, with your frost bitten toes, You should be clothed in the warmest of hose Continues for three more verses on reverse. The verse appears as early as 1878 in Christmas Chimes, Nelson & Phillips, NY. The second page has two additional verses one about a new baby that Santa shouldn’t miss and the second on Robbie’s wants. . slight discoloration
Art and Decoration in Crepe & Tissue Paper. Dennison Manufacturing Co...1913 A Grouping of Six (6) Advertising Trade Cards Made of and/or Relating to Wall Paper or Window Shades. ..c. 1932
Price: $30.00
Price: $125.00
96 pp. Printed soft cover, photographs, illustrations, crepe paper samples. A trade catalog filled with information about crepe and tissue paper. Vividly colored samples of papers, decorating with papers instructions and photographs, advertising for other materials to use with papers, includes index at back. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". tear on cover, cover handled Two of the trade cards are actually made of wall paper, while a second two display wall paper designs. A fifth is constructed of and advertises window shade material. The final is a card with a tinted lens for viewing a solar eclipse (Aug. 31, 1932) advertising wall paper as good for your eyes after the eclipse. largest measures 6" x 3 1/2". one cards with corner chip
Agent’s Sample Book of Visiting Cards from Keystone Printing Co., North Branford, Conn. . ..c. 1905 Jas. R. Adams, Pantaloon Business Card. ..
Price: $80.00
Price: $25.00
A heavy stock cover agent’s or salesmen’s sample book for embossed die-cut scraps. The title references Visiting Cards; the assumption is that applying storied theme scraps to one’s visiting card may have been a marketing idea, that didn’t take hold. This particular book includes eleven samples from the Bluebeard series of scraps. Each approximately 1 ½” x 1 ½” with a captioned picture. .n.d. (c1905). 3 ½” x 5 ¾” . light edge wear Adams was born in 1853. He worked for many years in Europe and then in the 1870's came to America where his great specialty was a clown act on stilts. He was also a pantomime, expert gymnast, contortionist, and first-class rider. In this country he organized a royal "Humpty Dumpty" troupe. He was in partnership with Adam Forepaugh in a "Humpty Dumpty" Company. Pantaloon-a character in a Harlequinade or the butt and accomplice of a clown. 2" x 3 3/4".
Macullar Parker Company, Fashionable Clothing for all Occasions, 400 Washington Street Boston Selected Views of Boston. Moses King..1898 1915 Catalogue The Tablet & Ticket Co., Willson's Paper Letters and Figures (Gummed). .New York.1915
Price: $30.00
Price: $40.00
printed unpaginated booklet containing black and white photographic views of c. 1898 Boston. Included are two views of the Macullar Parker Company buildings. Macullar Parker is noted as having "the best clothing for men and for boys... made in our own workrooms on the premises". Each image includes title an location. 5 3/4" x 8". slight staining Printed soft cover, photographs, tables, and illustrations throughout among text. A Catalogue for The Table and Ticket Co. for 1915. Booklet includes advertising, photographs of work for samples, testimonials, explanations of products, and accessories like storage boxes. One page has handwritten notes in margins explaining prices. 9 1/2" x 7". wear on edges, crease from folding catalogue in half
Herbick & Held Type Specimen Book belonging to Violet Symons, Pittsburgh, Pa. c1950s . Herbick & Held Printing Co..Pittsburgh.c1950s Pamphlet - Prof. Shaw’s Antiseptic Solution – An Invaluable Household Requisite! For the Preservation of Butter, Eggs, Cheese, Jellies, James, Honey Preserves, Sauces, Syrups, etc.(Spiritus Acetose). Union Job Printing Co..Detroit.c1878
Price: $125.00
Price: $55.00
Stamped leather cover with personalization of "Violet Symons" on bottom right corner. A large format top fold spiral book designed for page addition and subtraction. It includes a complete line of typographic stock for the company and is to be used by clients to judge appearance, compare fonts and assist n layouts. The introduction describes the Copy Fitting process and provides information on Proofreading. This is followed by tabbed sections with several pages of examples for eighteen (18) different type faces. Examples include Bookman, Century, Garamond, Karnak and Scotch Roman. 12 ½”x 9 ¼”. single fold with insert for Prof. Shaw's Antiseptic Solution. The main pamphlet details how the solution can benefit user in making and preserving cider, wine, beer, raw meat, butter, eggs, cheese, baked beans, buckwheat batter, preserves, syrups and molasses, honey, paste and mucilage, soda, water, and for house hold usage. The insert is a notice for cider makers. 8" x 5 1/2".
Third Annual Announcement and Catalogue of the New York Free Medical College for Women Session for 1873-74.. Poole & Maclauchlan, Printers and Bookbinders.New York.1873 Can't Be "Beet" Die-Cut Beet shaped advertisement for Bay State Papers. ..
Price: $125.00
Price: $50.00
14 pp. wraps. The college was established for the purpose of affording women the best opportunities for acquiring medical education. All instruction is FREE, so that the many excellent women of limited means may qualify themselves for a career of greater usefulness, Public hospitals open to students of the college: Bellevue, Blackwell's Island, New York Eye Infirmary, Hospital for the Ruptured and Crippled, and Demilt Dispensary. There were six (6) graduates from 1873. 6" x 9". light wear Red Die cut "beet" advertisement for Bay State Papers, each page explains why their store can't be beat. A new store with "no stairs to climb", a sample box showing their complete line of boards, quality envelopes, ruled goods, and stationary, calendars, assortment of items such as folders, dance orders, invitations, tickets, flat writings, ledgers, bonds, and covers. 6" x 4". papers are detached
Promotional Piece Image from Photograph of Pupils at the Eastern Branch of the Lewis School for Stammerers. Boys and Girls, Men and Women, eight to fifty years.. .Boston.1907 1924 Vassar Calendar with Leather Cover. ..1924
Price: $35.00
Price: $55.00
Promotional Piece with image of group in front of building. Appears to have a sign that states "All Are Welcome". The group consists of men, women, and children. Reverse states that the Eastern Branch will close on the fifteenth day of April 1907. "No pupils will be accepted after march Fifth" and reminds readers that March Fifth is Next Tuesday.. creases from folding An eleven (11) page calendar with an embossed leather cover with leather string tie for Vassar 1924. Images from photographs throughout by M. De M. Brown.  The title page is the 1924 Class Tree with a dancer at base.  Printed by Charles L. Willard, 150 Nassau St. New York.  Editors - Marjorie Miller and Mabel Hayes.  Subsequent pages have photo images of significant events throughout the year including the Founder's Day Song Contest, the 1924 Daisy Chain, Varsity Hockey from 1922, Varsity Basketball for 1923, and Track for 1923.  Also includes places of interest including the Sunset Path, Thompson Memorial Library and Students' Building in a winter scene.  Each page has two calendar months each with line drawn illustrations of a woman partaking in a seasonal sports activity.    The final page includes the various student presidents for the year. 11" x 8 3/4"     . edge wear at base with light corner chips.  Toning on cover page beneath leather cover.  Edge bends and chips.
VendOmeter News journals and pamphlet, 1928. ..1928 Mode & Roman, Weekly French Art Deco Fashion Magazine - Patterns, Novellette, Features July 1934. ..
Price: $100.00
Price: $38.00
Three (3) VendOmeter journals January-February 1928, Vol. 2 Nos. 1-2: features the "New Automatic Vendometer Serve-Yourself Drinking Fountain", photographs of the New York Executive Offices, and articles on company. March-April 1928, Vol. 2 No. 3-4: features information about their first store "In Process of Construction at 42nd Street & Sixth Avenue New York", articles on production, upper management, and company relations. September 1928, Vol. 2 No. 3: the new store is open and "operating Sixteen Hours Daily", information on public response, manufacturing, and production. Also included one (1) pamphlet on the story of VendOmeter with a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Rice Electric Refrigerator. 11" x 8 1/2". A 19 pp. weekly publications with paper wraps. Art Deco influenced fashion magazine with fashion pattern with imagery and narrative description.  A previously unpublished novellette follows the fashion section. Weekly features last section of the magazine.  Color covers.  Printed in French. Measures 11" x 7 1/4". . wear on cover, toning
Series of Family letters from Rebecca (Morton) and Gideon Carpenter of Vermont to Phebe (Morton) and Peter Vaughan of Middleborough, Massachusetts, 1827-1848 . .. Stire & Lyon, Toys, Dolls and Fancy Goods Featuring George C. Whitney Lace Valentines, Valentine Envelopes, Comic Valentines etc. mid18880s. ..
Price: $275.00
Price: $55.00
A collection of ten (10) letters primarily from Rebecca Carpenter to her sister Phebe Vaughan but occasionally contain correspondence between Peter Vaughan and Gideon Carpenter. Letters are on 12 ½” x 8” single fold papers and folded to create stampless covers, six covers have stamped postmarks. Letters are predominantly from the 1820’s. · Earlier letters are addressed to Peter but are to ‘sister.’ They discuss family and friends, health issues, money, and children. · Peter and Gideon discuss business; Peter sends a horse for Gideon to sell. · An undated letter to Peter reveals Gideon is paying a man to search for Morton family land in England as he hears that the family overseas has come into a land fall. He hopes for names, marriages, births, and deaths in order to prove a relationship. · Rebecca discusses daily life, spinning, washing, not wanting to cut her young son’s hair. She mentions a feeble child and one who was recently buried after ten weeks with “dropsy in the head.” · Rebecca’s health is not well and their mother comes to live with her. · Rebecca shows deep concern that Gideon is not a farmer but that he is unable to make a profit at his trade. · She wonders if he might be able to work his trade if they are able to move “down there” to the New Bedford and Taunton areas. She requests Peter to send any information possible. · She expresses happiness that Phebe has received the “Pearl of great price” probably referring to Matthew 13:45-46, King James Version and hopes she will not stop until she achieves “perfect love.” Joseph Smith who later began the Church for Latter Day Saints, grew up in nearby Sharon, VT. · Later letters mention their mother losing her faculties, Rebecca’s son Charles buying a house and her moving in. She details the house and property, explaining she has two rag rugs, a wood shed that will hold two cords, the number of rooms, and how the house has a pump to the cistern that brings water to the sink in the kitchen. The last letter shows Rebecca’s severe ill health and her inability to work, the boys helping and her daughter Jane helps as much as possible. Rebecca has extreme pain and the doctor recommends blisters and bleeding. · Phebe Oliver Morton Vaughan, 1795-1869 (http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/phebe-oliver-morton_22451705?geo_a=r&o_iid=41014&o_lid=41014&o_sch=Web+Property) · Peter Vaughan, 1791-1874 (http://vaughan-vaughn.org/res-danielv.htm ) Children: Cyrus, Eveline, Peter, Phebe, Hepsibah, Mary · Rebecca Morton Carpenter, 1799-? · Gideon Carpenter, 1790-? (http://carpentercousins.com/wc-584-desc/aqwg195.htm) Children: William, Charles, Albert, Edwin, Jane . wear from age 4 pp. wrapper.  The trade catalogue is produced by Stirn & Lyon, Importers and Commission Merchants, Toys, Dolls and Fancy Goods, No. 16-20 Park Place, NYC.  n.d. mid 1880s. Content includes Valentines and Envelopes manufactured by George C. Whitney, Worcester MA., featuring Lace Valtines by the dozens with two illustrations and numerous narrative descriptions with size and pricing information includes.  Also includes Valentine Envelopes, Comic Valentines including Long Jokers, Fault Finders, "Hit 'em Hards", Sharp Dartsd, Trade's and Ordinary (which I thought were published by MCloughin...hmm?)  Final page is Assortments for convenience at $6, $10 and $20, each with Show cards.   Stamp on cover indicated 50 & 10% Discounts on this List, except for Comics -- 10 % only.  Measures 7 1/2" x 5".. Corner chips on cover; generalized light wear.
Leaflet Promoting Improved Elegant Visiting Cards - Photograph Cards! c1870. .. Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in the City of New York, 121st Dinner, Friday Evening, March 17, 1905, Delmonico’s. New York.. ..
Price: $50.00
Price: $150.00
A  7 1/4" x 4 1/4" two-side advertising flyer  promoting "the latest novelty -- All the Rage" Improved Elegant Visiting Cards  -- with your photograph.  Photographs of the individual were sent to Star Photo Co., 129 Tremont Street, Boston who would produce cards on demand by dozen.  The buyer was encouraged to send multipe photos to have different poses for different purposes. Two illustrations. . wear on edges Large format program and menu.  Cover illustration depicts medal with George Washington and Theodore Roosevelt.  The frontispiece is an illustration of a mermaid beneath a verse titled ‘The origin of the harp’ by Daniel Maclise, R.A.  Followed by the seven (7) course menu accompanied by sauterns, sherry, Bordeaux, champagne, mineral water and liqueurs.  The next page is an illustration of “First in Peace”, representing the Arrival of General George Washington at the Battery, New York, April 23, 1789 prior to his Inauguration as the First President of the United States of America, April 30, 1789.  Insert identifies individuals in print.  Followed by the Musical Programme, a print of the Rough Riders at the Battle of San Juan Hill, the Toasts, the Officers and the Committee.  Cover wear.. chipping on edges, foxing
Travel Journal for European Grand Tour, July 27 – August 30 with detail on each locale while traveling through Great Britain, France and Italy. C1880s. Thirza Merriam Rowley.. .. Hand Made Rebus Menu, December 25, 1900. ..1900
Price: $375.00
Price: $175.00
A collection of 30 legal size pages of narrative describing the itinerary from a European grand tour taken by most likely Thirza Merriam Rowley wife of H. Curtis Rowley and daughter of Homer Merriam. The journal of loose pages is structured by date and provides a daily accounting by specific locations visited and recounts of activities including sites seen, commentary on modes of transportation, local customs and brief references to her traveling companions.   She was accompanied by a Gardner, who may have been her bother Arthur Gardner Merriam.   She was not hesitant in expressing her opinion of areas and seemed to show a strong interest in landscaping, stone buildings, and the most ancient locations.   Travel began on July 27 and concluded on August 30. Found in the family papers of Arthur Rowley.  For a comprehensive summary of the travels click HERE (#) $375.00 . paper chipping and brittle A 2 3/4" x3 1/4"  ten page menu cut in the shape of a leaf with a ribbon tie 'binding'.   The first page is a verse by Burns beginning with"some hae meat that caan' eat And some could eat that want it:..."  A rebus on each page identifies the dish being served. My personal ability to solve this particular rebus are limited, but I can say they are having some sort of gravy and pie... Pen and ink and watercolor.. Slight toning due to age, otherwise fine.
Invitation and Menu to a 7 Year Olds Birthday Party 1885. .. Menu - Thomas Paine and Judge C. B. Waite Banquet Celebration. ..
Price: $35.00
Price: $110.00
A single-fold 4 1/4" x 3 5/8" invitation with what appears to be a Kate Greenaway knock-off illustration on the front cover.  The invitation is to celebrate the Seventh Birthday of Master Earl E. Davidson, on Feb. 2, 1885, Jamaica Plain (MA).  The reverse has the menu for the special Birthday Supper.  Fare includes Mellin's Food, Escalloped Oysters, Apple Marmalade and more.  . 1" separation at fold. A single-fold heavy stock menu for the Thomas Paine and Judge C. B. Waite Banquet Celebration, under the auspices of the American Secular Union and Thomas Paine Monument Ass'n., (Freethinkers).  Auditorium Hotel Banquet Room, Sunday Evening, January 30th, 1916.  Patriotic scene with American flag, shield and eagle embellished with gilt embossing. An image of Thomas Paine at center.   Simple fare with  an extensive list of addresses 17 individuals).  The Monk and the Jew By Thomas Paine, printed on the back page.  Measures 7" x 5 1/2".. Charles B. Waite, a Chicago judge and free thinker  who had the same birthday as Paine, turnned 85  the year of the centenary of the death of Thomas Paine (1909) which marked the first year of the 'joint' celebration.
Folding Pocket Catalogue - Kershaw & Edwards Safes. Morton, Phillips & Bulmer.Montreal.c1870 Josiah Brewer. A Residence at Constantinople, in the Year 1827. With Notes to the Present Time. Durrie and Peck.New Haven.1830
Price: $400.00
Price: $150.00
A 6 1/2" x 3 1/2"  leather folio with marbled gusseted pocket on inside cover with fold-out linen backed catalogue with gilt stamp C. D. Edwards, Montreal on front cover.  It depicts  27 different models of safes.  They include single and folding door fire proof safes, Permutation Dial and Register Key Bank Locks and Fire and Burglar-proof Combined.Each model with a view of the interior, brief description including dimensions and price.  The reverse of the page is blank.  Measures 16 1/4" x 24" when open flat.. 384 pp. Leather cover, fold out map at back of book depicting "part of Turkey with Greece" with and inset of "Plan of Constantinople", dedication page to the "Members of the Boston Female Seminary, for the Promotion of Christianity among the Jews", second edition. "I went to the Mediterranean particularly with the view of investigating the condition of the Jews", the book follows his travels from leaving Boston to Gibraltar, Malta, Smyrna, and Constantinople. 7 1/4" x 4 1/4". wear on cover, foxing and some staining throughout, inscribed
Die-cut four-sided Palm Tree, Tiki Drinks and Pupus Menu, The Polynesian Room, Ritz Tower Hotel, New Your, c1960s . Archie Schramm & Co.Chicago.c1960s A S Van Eerde. Collection of Artwork, Drawing, and Sketches by A S Van Eerde, c1920s - 1940s. ..c1920s - 1940s
Price: $100.00
Price: $750.00
A colorful die-cut, four-sided Palm tree that stands on its own! The base of the tree has one pupus menu item on each root, such as Cantonese Roll and Fried Prawns, for a total of six (6) food items. There are sixteen (16) different drinks printed on the four sides of the trunk of the tree. Some drinks include Hot Buttered Rum, Witches' Brew, South Sea Cooler, and Head Hunter. The menu is printed on ivory card stock and use two colors, green and pink. Each drink/dish has a tiny printed illustration near it. Measures 11" x 7". Slight toning due to age. A small piece of missing surface of the base. One of the roots' edge is splitting. Otherwise fine. A collection of over seventy (70) pieces of artwork by A S Van Eerde. The work is in various stages of completion, such as notes, outlines, sketches, illustrations, and completed works.   A S Van Eerde was a commercial artist that designed advertisements for clients. He also sold his own fine art and was a writer/illustrator that did covers and interiors for magazines like "American Legion Weekly", and comic books. He had a short-lived comic strip called "2038 AD: An Excursion to Mars", that ran only four installments in "Amazing Mystery Funnies" comic book series published by Centaur between 1938-1940. Among the collection is a series of six (6) watercolors that depict what "Daddy & Bruce" did during their day together, such as visiting the Museum of Natural History, and the zoo. Another series of six (6) watercolors depict several hilarious moments, such as a young girls 'sensible winter outfit' and an early morning conversation at the bus stop. There are several one off pieces (in ink, pencil or watercolor): rides at an amusement park,  a master painter painting using paint by number, a professor putting helium in his car tires instead of air, and sketches of different advertisements, as well as some finished products or possible reference pieces. Please view the collection by clicking on the link: https://goo.gl/photos/ngUyYToJwKYf3XEf6 . The collection is overall in good condition. On some pieces there are glue stains on the back. The sketches and notes are on a finer paper, which as caused some very minor tears along the edges on some pieces. Some of the paper is toned and soiled. But overall fine.
The Lady's Own Fashionable Valentine Writer, c1849. T. W. Strong.New York.c1849 Cyrus J. Lawrence, Importer and Wholesale Dealer in Foreign and Domestic Fancy Goods, Combs, Brushes, Buttons, Threads, Jewelry, Perfumery, Musical Instruments, Stationery, &c., &c. . Baker & Godwin, Printers.New York.1860
Price: $350.00
Price: $145.00
34 pp. Pictorial paper wrapper. Verbiage for valentine for veritably anyone including the conceited man: "You rail at marriage, saucy swain, I know the reason why -- Your follies are so very plain, No fair one will comply." Also includes acrostics for women's and men's names and words of sentiment and affection. Measures 4 1/4" x 2 3/4"   No OCLC. Minor edge wear, particularly on the back strip. A previous owner's names is inscribed on the front cover. A few minor stains across a minimal number of interior pagers, nothing that effects the readability. New York: Baker & Godwin, Printers, 1860. Catalogue. Good. A 212 pp hard cover catalogue for July 1860 through June 1861. Gild fore edge The first 80 pp. are catalogue, the remainder is for Memorandums – Goods to Purchase, Notes, Invoices and Cash. Two (2) gusseted pouches within back cover. Slot for Railroad Tickets affixed to back cover. Frontispiece is a color illustration promoting the store with black and white vignettes depicting various means of import and products for sale. Yearly calendar follows title page. This is followed by a list of principal hotels in New York City, Rates of Fare and the Index to Catalogue. The index is a comprehensive four page list. This is followed by listings of product by category without prices. Also includes a full color illustration of Cyrus J. Lawrence's Oriental Cologne Water. Fred Mayer & Co. Lithographers. N.Y. Listings include Sealing Wax and Wafers, Gold and Steel Pens, a section on Perfumery, Musical Instruments, Buttons and much more. Memorandum pages 203-212 are lacking, as well as pages 82-98. Measures 5 ½" x 3 ½". Cover wear. Top and bottom of back strip lacking. There is a severe break in the spine, with the book nearly detached in half. . Cover wear. Top and bottom of back strip lacking. There is a severe break in the spine, with the book nearly detached in half.
Thornton Burgess. A Little Bunny Story of Peter Rabbit with Easter Greetings, Rust Craft, c1920s. Rust Craft.Boston, MA.c1920s An Array of Notes of a Mother's trip by train Across America, c1884. ..c1884
Price: $40.00
Price: $125.00
A charming Easter greeting cards showing the Easter Bunny "Just busy as a bee, Bringing lots of Easter wishes, And this story book from me." The Easter Bunny is holding the book entitled "Peter Rabbit has Hardwork to Believe his Eyes," by Thornton W Burgess. The little book tells the story of an adventure Peter Rabbit has in the woods, and what he sees there he can hardly believe! The tiny book is 12pp, and in addition to the vibrantly illustrated cover, there are three (3) other illustrations, two (2)  in color and one (1) in black and white. The back of the card has 10EC484 printed on it. Measures 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" . Minor edge wear. "Nana" has been written on the front. There is some glue staining on the back of the card as it was most likely pasted into an album at one point. Otherwise fine. An array of snippets and pages detailing a trip a young family took by train in 1884. A mother, family, and their two young children started in Boston and headed west. They stopped in Niagara Falls, Erie Canal, Denver, Salt Lake, Price Canyon, Black Canyon, Chicago, and Washington DC.  The journal is written on a variety of papers, two (2) folded sheets, four (4) loose papers, three (3) scrap papers, and one (1) top half of a hotel letter head. . While some of the pages appear to be a journal of some sort, other were obviously notes, just written down, such as "Washington Monument 555 ft high".  Measures (Largest) 8" x 5".. Minor soiling and toning due to age. Otherwise fine.
Polly Fancher. Correspondence Between Siblings, Clinton, NY, 1827. .Clinton, NY.1827 Salemen's Sample Book - International Selection of Silk Fabric Labels for Clothing. ..
Price: $45.00
Price: $125.00
A letter, dated November 3rd, 1827, from Polly Fancher to her brother Bela a student at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. The missive goes through the general health of the whole family. The only one current ill, is their father who is suffering from an inflammation of they eye, which seems to be a semi regular occurrence for him. The letter continues on to mention that Bela will be getting some visitors soon, his brothers! Towards the conclusion of the letter Polly begins to discuss some financial struggles and her hopes that he is doing well. Measures 12 1/4" x 7 1/4" (Folded Letter sheet). Minimal toning due to age. A small tear along the crease folds on the page of the letter. The front of the half fold has a 4 in tear along the fold crease. 22 page sample book with 5-10 different woven silk examples of silk and cotton fabric labels for garments.  Printed in a variety of styles, shapes, languages, etc.  Some with illustrations.  Others designed to be written on. A city in the Netherlands is penned on the inside cover. The labels are printed in Greek, Portugeuse, Spanish, French and English.  Labels from countries throughout Eurasia. Measures 7 1/2" x 10 1/2"..
A collection of 18 advertising trade cards promoting educational and entertaining publications for children including periodicals and books. .Multiple locations.1880s 29 Advertising Trade Cards Promoting Books, Magazines and Newspapers. ..
Price: $425.00
Price: $600.00
A collection of 18 different advertising trade cards for The Youth's Companion, We Keep "Wide Awake", Eclectic Penmanship, Harper's Young People plus books by Historical Publishing Co.,  Estes & Lauriat,  Lee and Shepard and Sunshine Publishing Co.   The final card is for the Patent Adjustable Book-Cover.  The focus of the advertising is to parents. The focus is education and entertainment.  Approximately half of the cards are for The Youth's Companion with eleborate chromolithograph printing including two 3 fold concertina style cards promoting the annual volumes.   The announcement for 1883 includes a list of illustrated stories, illustrated travel and adventure, special articles, Reminiscences and Anecdotes, Household Decoartion and Amusements and The Help Series. The 1886 announcement includes serial stories, natural history and adventure, special articles, sketches and practical articles. Other cards display eye- catching imagery and proverbs. . The collection includes 14 cards relating to newspapers. They include the Grit, Gleason's Pictorial, Patriot, New York Weekly, The Nightly Moon, New York Observer, The Congressionalist, Netwon Republican and a set of 6 album cards with large format newspapers in the background with familiar patriotic figures representative of the country the newspaper represents. They include a winged Uncle Sam reading the New York Times, Liberty reading La France and a Beefeater reading The Standard. The 7 magazine cards include Demorest, Godey's Ladys Book, Farm & Fireside, Punch (Aesthetic Movement influence)  and 2 miniature magazines - Life (1883)and the Saturday Evening Post (1911). The final group of 7 cards promoting books and book sellers include 4 for Estes & Lauriat - ZigZag Journeys in Europe, Classic Lands, the Orient and the Knockabout Club in the Woods.  Also includes the People's Cyclopedia of Universal Knowledge, Frederick Keppy publisher of scientific book and specimen pages from The Beacon Light, Lyon & Healy, Chicago. Several with information on the publication..
Collection of 42 Photographs of Circus Freaks Promotional Photos c1950s. ..1950s Complete - The Boston Post Witch (Fortune Teller) with Holiday Compliments of the Boston Post. ..n.d. c1890s
Price: $375.00
Price: $85.00
A collection of 5" x 7" promotional prints from 1950s of circus freaks. There are a total of 42 prints in this collection of individuals with a variety of deformations and talents. The majority of the figures in the photographs have been identified. If the name of the performer is not on the photograph itself, it is on the back of card, sometimes with additional biographical information on the individual, such as the act or circus they performed with. While the prints are all from the 1950s, they are often reproductions of early photographs, some dating from the 1860s.  Some of the photographs depict a variety of dwarves, deformities such as missing limbs or other physical deformities such as "Pin Heads", wild men, strong men, conjoined twins, and giants. . The prints are curled, but otherwise in great shape. As these are reproductions there are some slight quality issues, but that is mainly due to the condition of the original itself. A 2 1/2" x 4 1/4" envelope with  an image of a witch.  When opened, one finds a thin tissue paper printed 'Witch" with a likeness to the one on the envelope and a single-fold sheet promoting the paper and advising how to use the use the "Witch".  One is instructed to place with witch on a slightly moist left palm. The witch's reaction to your palm will divulge your personality traits e.g. If the head and feet rise at the same time you are CHANGEABLE; no sign of movement you are COLD, INDIFFERENT..
Probabilities - An Edwardian era guide to signals used by the Government Weather Bureau, the implications on house paint and other Prognostications indicating changes in the weather. Lowe Brothers Company.Dayton, OH.c1910 Simon Two Letters from a Mother to Her Child, with integrated naive drawings, August 1929. .Boston MA.10806
Price: $60.00
Price: $95.00
An 8 pp booklet with full color covers and in-text illustrations throughout.   The purpose of the booklet is to education predominantly homeowners on reading and understanding the weather and more importantly how Lowe Brothers has created paints to withstand any weather conditions. It also includes lists of prognostications such as "If larks fly high and sing long, expect fine weather" and "In winter, when the sound of the breakers on the shore is unusually distinct, frost is indicated".  Additionally it includes tips regarding selection and use of house paint finally - How to Foretell Results when Painting, which concludes that Lowe's High Standard Paint will give the best results. . Two whimsical letters from a mother to one of her two daughters, Elizabeth Simon (nicknamed Betty). The first letter mentions a visit to their cousin Ruth, who has two cats on her roof. The missive continues on asking her how here hay fever is doing and if she has had anytime to play with the kitten next door. Lastly it mentions the mother has been so busy that morning that even though it is 11 AM, she still hasn't had time to fix her hair.The letter is embellished with four pen and ink drawing- two cats on a roof of house, little girl playing with cats, four children riding on a horse, and two children playing in the water. The second letter is longer than the first. It starts with the mother telling Betty that she has been feeling better lately, though her hip is hurting her pretty badly so she will most likely stop riding soon. It discusses a visit from their Aunt and a picnic lunch she had a Lake Waldon. There she watched several children on a water slide. She then inquires after what Betty has been doing in her spare time and if she has any stories to share, such as a stubbed toe perhaps or a bee landed on her nose? It ends with the hope that Betty will borrow her sister's, Barbara's, water wings to help her float.  In-text drawings of  a water slide, a child landing in the water, and presumably Betty with a bee on her nose. Measures 5 1/4" x 3 1/4" (folded card) . The envelope is toned due to age and the letters themselves some minor soiling, otherwise fine.
Promotional Brochure - The Bungalow Camp Life Club - Pine Woods & Ocean Air. ..c1915 Palmer's Manual of Cage Birds Presented by Solon Palmers Perfumer & Toilet Soap Makers. Solon.New York.1879
Price: $60.00
Price: $50.00
A 14 pp booklet promoting the outdoor life in two locations - June 15-Sept 10th Eliot ME and Dec 1 - April 15 Green Acre SC. Images from photographs throughout.  The camp was open to any one who wished to live a simple and sane life out-of-doors, to study and practice those things which make for health and happiness.  Included family and boy's camps.  Rates for a family $15 per week.  Guests' Applications were not exclusive but congenial - suggested introduction from former guests or if inconvenient contact the camp directly.  Measures 8 1//4" x 6". . A 32 pp booklet providing information how to catch  and tame birds, bird food, cages, breeding, extensive information on diseases and remedies followed by general remarks, the canary, breeding, singing, molting and varieties.  The remainder of the book focuses on Palmer's products including perfumes, soaps, lotions and other remedies.  Illustrated covers.  Measures 4 3/4" x 3 1/4". .
Tested Cooking Recipes and Household Hints by Cleveland News Housewives. ..c1910 Invitation, Program and Menu for Centennial Celebration of the Inauguration of George Washington, Lawyers' Club, NYC . Tiffany & Co...April 29, 1889
Price: $100.00
Price: $125.00
A 32 pp what appears to be a newspaper supplement printed on newsprint.  The front cover depicts a woman in a kitchen preparing a recipe.  Illustration marked D. C. Rudolph.  The forward is titled Recipes by Famouse Clevland Cooks, Published by The Cleveland News for Distribution Among Its Readers.  The Foreword by the Women's Editor of the Cleveland News reveals this Cook Book is not the work of one cooking expert, but of many -- the expert home cooks who read The Cleveland News.  The recipes have been tried by those who originally prepared them.  Many of the contributions are in the first person, just as they were written by the women who sent them to the Household Department of the News.   Content is dense with a wide array of recipes covering many types of food from frosting to rabbits. Advertising on covers, otherwise dense recipes.  Measures 10 1/2" x 8 1/2".  No OCLC.  . Edge chips on front cover. Age toning on newsprint. 6 pages engraved on heavy card stock held together with ribbon ties. The first page is the invitation for Philo Parsons.   Includes George Washington state emblems. Each page adorned with historically significant imagery. The second page is and Ode and a list of the City Council of New York in 1789.  This is followed by Congress in 1789.  Next is the governors of the United States and territories of the United States and territories etc. as of 1889,the Centennial Committee.  The last page is the Menu. Measures 7" x 9 1/2".  . Surface soiling and some discoloration on top page; warped.
Friendship Album: Sketches, Watercolors, and Poetry, 1915-1916. .United Kingdom. "The Hollywood Hat" Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart. Reading PA. Fall-Winter 1894-5. ..
Price: $550.00
Price: $95.00
A friendship album from the United Kingdom full of quotes, poetry, and twenty-two (22) original artwork pieces, from 1915-1916. The covers are leather with the word 'Album' gilded onto the front cover.  The pages are gilded-edge as well. Some notably poetry in the album is the "Hey, diddle, diddle," poem by Mother Goose, and an original poem entitled "The Taxi". Below is a line from that poem: "Hark the Taxi's at the door- Tick! Tick! Tick! Every tick a little more- Tick! Tick! Tick!" The art work in the album showcases a wide variety of skill levels, and mediums, such as ink, pencil, color pencils, and watercolors. Of note is an ink drawing of a Colonel, a watercolor of a Swedish maiden in clogs on the waterfront, an ink drawing with a poem about a little naughty bear, an watercolor and pencil drawing of "A Song for Five Fingers", a watercolor of a fairy at play, a watercolor of "Little Black Sambo", and a beautiful abstract watercolor of ballerina with a colorful tutu, Also Included is even a needle and thread with the line "A stitch in time, saves nine." Measures 8 1/2" x 7 1/4". To view this album, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/9Jdw4rquwvVrJvAc9. Covers show minor wear due to age and rubbing. Bind is loose, with a few pages semi-detached. There is edge wear on the bottom of the backstrip, and the top is missing a portion. That missing section continues onto the back cover. A 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" cabinet card size advertising trade card promoting the Hollywood hat with a photograph of a model wearing the hat and narrative describing the hat including pricing information on the front.  The reverse promotes Mourning Millinery for the firm. .
Liquor Catalog and Price List, The Yellow House, Curacao, D.W.I. Die-cut in the Shape of Luggage. .Curacao, D. W. I. .c1935. Sapoli-o-lic" Promotional Booklet features Selections from E.M.S. Pinafore . Enoch Morgan Sons Co. (E.M.S).New York.1879
Price: $95.00
Price: $65.00
A 20 pp catalogue die-cut in the shape of a piece of luggage with litho on alcohol labels on the luggage.   The catalog includes scotch, aperitifs, sherries, rye, bourbon, Irish whiskies, ports, gins, rum, cognacs and brandies.  The title page reads "The Yellow House" (La Casa Amarilla) Curacao- NWIPrice List of Liquors in Bond.  We deliver to the ship free of chard.  Your name and Cabin No. tagged on each case.  Place your orders early.   Measures 4 1/2" x 6 1/2". An extensive array.. Today the Yellow House is a Duty Free Perfume and Costmetic Retailer. An 18 pp booklet using altered selections from HMS Pinafore to promote Sapolio polishing and cleansing soap.  Illustrations from the  comic opera  and altered verses to include Sapolio thoruhgout interspersed with testimonials for the product.  Also inlcudes words and music for The Merry Maiden and the Tar and I'm Called Little Buttercup.  Measures 5" x 3 3/8". .
A collection of 14 different 'Aesop's Fables revides and Improved by the Fairbank Canning Co. aka 'fractured fables'. ..c1885 Uncle Tom and Eva Promote Uncle Tom's Cabin Smoking Tobacco. Donaldson Brothers.Five Points NY.
Price: $225.00
Price: $100.00
A grouping of 14 different advertising trade cards with the captoned "Aesop's Fables - revised and improved by the Fairbank (meat)  Canning Co. Chicago.  Each an adaptation on a real fable e.g. THE BOY AND HIS UNCLE - A good Boy went to visit his Uncle who ws a very nice man.  Finally the Boy began to steal, and his Uncle beat him for it, until at last the Boy confessed that he was so fond of our meats, and thereafter had no troubel with the boy.  Moral: If you don't want your boys to  steal, give them plenty of our meats...  Each with the same sort of twisted logic.  The reverse of the cards is primarily blank; a few with promotions for grocers. . moderate wear; few with trimmed edges. A 5" x 3 1/4" advertising trade card promoting Uncle Tom's Cabin Smokin Tobacco, manufactured by Wellman & Dwire, Quincy, Ill. Depicts characters from Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.  Eva is holding a plug of tobacco while seated on Uncle Tom's shoulder.  It is cpationed "O Uncle Tom! T'was Eva spoke, Why do you alwys this kind smoke? "O Missy, I hab understood Dat you must Lub Whebber's Good.  And sartain sure Ob all de rest, Dis yer tobacco am de best'. Reverse promotes Hasbrouck & Mix, in Syracuse and other Wellman & Dwire Tobacco Company products. . Light toning on reverse.
3 Cookbooks - Streamline Your Figure --The New Mid-century Hourglass. .. Preserving Food - 7 Cook Booklets demonstrate improvement in 'Putting Up" or Home Canning and Preserving. ..1910-1930s
Price: $90.00
Price: $125.00
A group of three (3) cook books emphasizing the importance of a proper weight and improved appearance mid-century style.  The first a 1939 booklet by Golden Crest (Borden's)  products encouraging the Foundation Diet that includes a pint to a quart of milk each day plus vegetables, fruits, eggs, meat, poultry, fish, bread and cereal, fat, sea food and iodized salt, vitamin D and 6-8 glasses of water daily.  Also includes 'calory' tables, suggested daily menu, weight tables Borden's product information. Measures 7" x 5'.  The second appears to be from the 1940s and promotes a Waring blender Hi-Protein, Hi-Vitamin reducing Diet with meal plans for 300 calorie breakfasts, 350 calorie Lunches and 550 calorie dinners. This section concludes with "at the end of 8 weeks you take on a new vitality with overweight gone.   This is followed by promotional information and Basic Recipes.  Measures 9" x 4'.   The final is a 1960 booklet titled Silhouette Recipes with Knox Gel-Cookery.  The tag line is "Eating for Fun while keeping the Waistline Trim".  A booklet of recipes made with gelatin with serving size calorie counts from 33 to 160 max. The back cover promotes the New Know Eat-and-Reduce Plan helps you retrain your appetite, get slim  to stay slim.  Measures 6 1/2" x 4 3/4". . A collection of 7 booklets and a leaflet relating to innovations in preserving of food for the American housewife.   The booklets include Canning Preserving & Jelly Making Made Easy by Using a "Wear-Ever Aluminum Canner and a "Wear-Ever" Preserving Kettle with a 'so easy a child can do it' on the cover.   Good Luck in Preserving promoting Good Luck Fruit Jar Rings.   Peaches and Cream the Whole Year promoting The Atlantic Col-Pac Canner  "gives better results with less labor and less expense: round by Atlantic Stamping Company.  How to Can Fruits and Vegetables Promoting Ball Fruit Jars by Ball Brothers Company.  A chart or leaflet promoting Ball Perfect Seal Rubbers.  Recipes for making better James Jellies & Marmalades with Certo (1928).   Cold Pack Canning with images from photographs and instructions on canning all sorts of vegetables, meats, etc presented by Good Luck - The Original Cold Pack Rubbers.  Better Home Canning with Presto Canning Supplies, presented as a booklet that opens to  Canning Time Tables on one side and narrative on the reverse. All include information on the process, why their products are superior and how they are safer and save time.  Only two reference pressure cooking.    Imagery of the women canning is consistently meticulous, well-coifed women with starched aprons canning without fuss.   The largest measures 8" x 5". .
Alternative Travelogue - European Tour Toilet Tissue Collection c1950s. .. Advertising Cover promoting Edwin S. Stuart, Leary's Old Book Store - The Largest Old Book Store in America. .Philadelphia.1886
Price: $95.00
Price: $95.00
A small collection including samples of toilet tissue  from Zurich Switzerland, Italy, Hotel Atlantic in Frankfort, Germany,  Den Haag, Luxemborg, and products titled "SANILAV -  the perfumed Lavatory Cleaner", "British No. 3" ,"Jeyes" and "Deutsche Bundesbahn".  Also included but somewhat unremoved is a show polishing cloth from Italy.. A 3 1/2" x 6" advertising cover (envelope) promoting Edwin S. Stuart with an illustration depicting the interior of the store.   The printed reverse lists the various departments including school books, theological books, medical, music and  scientific.  Also discusses the proprietors willingness to purchase libraries and an invitation to the public.  Leary's Old Book Store, No. 9 South Ninth Street..
Price List and Illustrations of Butchers' Machinery, Tools and Fixtures, . B. Staubach.New York City .c1870s Little Marian. American Sunday School Union.Philadelphia.1878
Price: $65.00
Price: $325.00
A 3-fold 7" x 13" when flat circular that begins with an introduction by B. Staubach, followd by information on Miles' "Challenge" Butchers' Meat Cutter, Bell's Improved Ham Pump, the "Challenge" sausage stuffer, the Plunger  sausage stugger, various lard presses and butchers' fixtures.  Each with a narrative description and some with pricing information; no illustrations.  The reverse includes testimonials, information on steam Engines and the Upright Steam Engine and locations of Miles' Challenge Meat Cutter.  Alas no illustrations.. Toning with tape repair; minimal detraction. 24 pp die-cut book in the shape of Little Marian. F. Moras lith. Title and lithographer imprint front printed wrapper; publisher imprint from back wrapper. Color illustrations throughout.  A young girl faces life's challenges. The OCLC Note -" Pilgrim's Progress in a crinoline, in cut-out format of Prang's Red Riding Hood" sums up the content. Measures 7" x 2 1/2". OCLC 2 (4/27/17). Sewing repair on partially detached covers' cover wear and toning on inside blank covers.
The Blood Washing Method:a restorative and creative revelation for ideal perfection. Dr. Benedict Lust Publishing Co..New YOrk.1923 DeBale 4 Original Works - Vibrant Splatter Art - Africans & Ostriches. ..
Price: $95.00
Price: $200.00
Popular. Edition.  Lesson 1. 26 pp. Stiff wrap with image from photograph of Lust.  The treatment includes a show with a special shower head at 8 to 14 feet with special attention to the stomach and intestine, followed by a bath, an "internal bath", the consumption of "Inner-Clean" taken daily, following Ehret's Mucusless Diet and much more.  This is follwed by pages of diagrams illustrating the tehnic(sp) of the Blood-Washing Method. This is only part one.  Part II begins on page 13. The inside covers promote "Yungborn", in Butler NJ - The Original Nature Cure Resort and Recreation Home, Dr. Lust's Health Resort, Tangerine FLA and a promotion for Lust "A Dignified Profession -- Doctor of Naturopathy.  The last pages of the book promote such things as Cure by Water - The Kneipp Method,  The Nature Method of Healing by F. E. Bliz, and much more.  Measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/2".  Fading on cover.. Dr. Benedict Lust. President of the American Naturopathic Association, Dean American School of Naturopathy and Editor of "Naturopath" Magazine. Vibrant splatter art watercolors.  Three (3) of the four (4) watercolors are abstract stylized stereotypic Africans; two are drummers and dancers, the third a group of hunters.  The final image is three (4) pair of ostriches.  Each measures 10" x 13". .
Songs, Jokes, Definitons of Dreams, Language of Flowers, Etc. Etc,. Grafton Medicine Co..St. Louis Mo.. A collection of 12 metamorphic advertising trade cards promoting the use of Tobacco.. ..1880s
Price: $55.00
Price: $325.00
A 32 pp booklet printed by the maker of Dr. Henry's World's Tonic and Blood Purifer and Dr Henry's Root and Plant Pills. Available for two three-cent postage stamps. An array of popular interests of the day including wood-cut engravings with children's verses, songs with music and verse, Language of Flowers, Marriage Guidance, Facts about the Bible, Language of the Handkerchief, Definition of Dreams and of course many testimonials for the products.  Back cover is a wood cut of a stylized bird with a talk bubble that reads "Quack"  creating a potent while chanting a verse about quackery and why you should use Dr. Henry's instead. Measures 4 3/4" x 3 1/4".. A group of 12 metamorphic advertising trade cards each depicting an unpleasant situation, when the card is opened flat the scene changes to a happily ever after situation,all as a result of using tobacco.   Provided an effective means of advertising the technique was used by Wilson & McCallay's, Jackson's Best, Duke of Durham, Railroad Mills Snuff, Piper Heidsieck, Allen's Jewel, Bagley's, Dime Durham and Pogue's Sitting Bull.   The use of tobacco was behind increased wealth, well-being, taming 'savage' native Americans, curing stomach disorders and heart burn and improving home life.  Two of the cards are a slightly different format; one a small child so eager to get to the tobacco she falls off a piano stool and with sliced pages showing influencers like George Washington, Bismarck and Ben Butler all promoting the product.   Various publishers. .
Heinz Baby Food Promotional Information - For Your "Star Boarder" - Heinz Baby Foods in Glass!. ..c1940s Get Well Card featuring removable Superstitious Al-o-ysius. ..1950s
Price: $55.00
Price: $25.00
A package of promotional materials sent to new mothers by Heinz Baby Foods.  Includes 9" x 6 1/2" single fold promotional brochure promoting the ready made foods for quality, flavor, color and texture. It includes information on how the food is obtained, quality control and research, 'the Heart Land" and company  experience.  It also lists all of the cereals, strained foods and junior foods.  Additional sheet with check list of foods plus Juices. Includes original envelop and two product coupons. . A 6" x 5" french-fold card with Superstitious Al-o-ysisu attached with a yarn tie at top.  A picture story of how he is as good as any doctor and cures all ills.  The back cover is depicts a scroll with the story of how he came to be.  The son of the Goddess Fortuna...a jinx chaser. Unfortunately the top caption is lacking as a result of removal from a scrapbook. .
2 Children's Activity Game Greeting Cards featuring Nurses and a Doctor. ..c1950s 9 Different Picture Story Book Get Well Greeting Cards featuring Activities, Rebus, Inventions Behaviors and More.. ..
Price: $45.00
Price: $200.00
Two (2) different children's greeting cards; one a birthday card puch out nurse and hospital room scene and the other a get well card with a punch out game, featuring a nurse and a doctor.Largest 7" x 5" when folded. . A grouping of  9 different 1940s and 50s get well greeting card booklets, each with a different slant on hospitalization and recovery.   They all measure approximately 6" x 5" and have multiple pages with 18 pp (including covers) the longest.  They include: 12 Rube Goldberg style inventions for the bedridden including automatic back scratcher, medicine tester, book holder, "ah" recorder, etc. Sorry Yer Sick - with a barnyard themed picture story The Tale of Little Nell -  comic enactment of Nelly, the Villian, Marmaduke and poor old Pa. A Big Dose of Fun for the Convalescent -  Crossword puzzles, number and word games, tricks and quips and best of all---an envelope on the inside back cover with an answer booklet. A diary to cheer you up (ready made) Good Luck - Fix-em Shop -a doctor and nurse repair a patient as though it were a wrecked car "getting gears adjusted". To One Who is Ill - The Answer to the Big IF - picture story describing why you should hurry up and get well. The House that Cheer Built for a Convalescent -  The house that Jack Built style book.  Characters include Cheer, Friend, Germ, Doc, Nurse, Wish, Luck, Card and Pal. A Rebus -in letter form to "Deer Convales - Ant" exceptionally  charming. .
Photograph Album of Bermuda Trip c1920s. .Germany.1920s Autograph and Sketchbook of Dorothy Borrajo, 1907-1915 . .England.1907-1915
Price: $175.00
Price: $500.00
An travel album with 18 photographs of a trip from New York to Bermuda. The first photograph depicts the Furness Bermuda Line Offices in New York, which ran a line of shipping vessels that ferried passengers from New York to Bermuda. The next few pictures show the Statue of Liberty. After that the photographs depict places in Bermuda, such as the hotel Tom Moore's House Tavern, and landscapes. The covers are gilded and stamped. The album itself was made in Germany. 5 1/4" x 3 3/4". Minor edge wear and some verdigris. Some of the interior pages used to hold the photographs are slightly toned. Otherwise fine. A lovely autograph and sketch book given to Dorothy Borrajo by her classmates as a souvenir when she left school in 1907. The interior cover has a pasted in list of all of Dorothy's classmates. Throughout the sketchbook there are numerous drawings and poems written by her friends from 1907 to 1915. Drawings are in pencil, ink, color pencil and watercolor. Some of the poems and drawings are quite humorous. One depicts a mother by the ocean with her two swimming daughters, glaring at a man, with the caption, "Momma disapproves of mixed bathing." 9" x 7 1/2". Well executed images reflecting all walks of life including racial stereotypes, daily life and more. To view images, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/qiR3BPRSTmFyqHvE9. Minor edge wear. Tape repair is evidence on both  the cover and interior pages as it was used to repair some of the binding. The binding itself is loose, but is held together by the tape mentioned above.
Large format Menu - Chinese Restaurant Union in Jiang Su Province, WWII. .. Chicago & Grand Trunk Railway, The Great Niagara Falls Air Line Menu . Rand McNally & Co...1886
Price: $200.00
Price: $95.00
A 11 1/2" x 18 1/4" heavy card stock menu printed in English and Chinese.  Most likley for an officers club or similar location.  Nme the Chinese Restaurant Union, previously name The Orient Restaurant.  Fare printed in both English and Chinese.  Corrections have been made to the menu by by applying paper and hand penning changes. Reverse is blank.  A curious item.. Single-fold 6 1/8" x 4 1/4" menu with a color illustrated cover depicting scenes from nature .   The front cover promotes Chicago & Grand Trunk Ry, The Great Niagara Falls Air Line Menu "take one as a souvenir"  The back depicts an image of Mt Washington Railway.  Includes Supper Bill of Fare at 75 cents and Wine List including prices for Champagnes, Claet, Sautern, Ales, Poerts, etc.  Penciled additions and strike throughs to fare. .
The little Campus - Sea Food Restaurant. .Huntington Station, LI, NY.c1930s A Collection of "Mother's Helpers", Instruction Manuals and How To Guides. .United States.1898-1953
Price: $50.00
Price: $275.00
A comprehensive menu featuring 17 categories of fare.  The specials are Scallops and Soft Shell Crabs in Season.  The most expensive menu item is a Porterhouse for 2 at $3.00.  Oysters and Clams were served 14 ways.  .  Promotes first class service and no dogs allowed.  Measures 10 1/2" x 6 1/4".   A popular attraction in the 1920s and 30s.. Separated at fold.  Age toning. A collection of nineteen (19) "mother's helpers", published mostly from the the early to mid 1900s. Most of these booklets were either instruction manuals provided with household appliances, or short advertising pamphlets given out at stores. However along with the instructions or appliance information were printed recipes or how-to tips for mothers and wives. The items in the collection range from a rather simplistic printing in black and white, to complex color lithography. The collection has been divided up into four categories with the titles of each item included below: Instruction Manuals for Household Appliances, 6 items: Richmond Recipes and Richmond Ranges, 1899 Coleman Cookers Make Their Own Gas, 1930s The Wilcolator Cookbook, 1930s Controlled Cooking for Speedier, Tastier Dishes, 1936 Dexter Washers, 1940s Blackstone's Home Laundry Appliances, 1950s Instruction Manuals for Cooking Appliances and Utensils, 6 items: Frozen Dainties as made by The White Mountain Freezer, 1898 A Lesson Plan on Deep Fat Frying, 1924 Electric Waffle Iron Recipes, 1925 The "American" Oven Candy Fat Frying Refrigerator Thermometer, 1926 What's New in Cookery from the Mirro Test Kitchen, 1928 Sunbeam Controlled Heat Automatic Frypan, 1953 Instruction Manuals for Baking Appliances, 4 items: Universal Bread Maker, 1905 The "Universal Cake Maker, 1905 Betty Crocker's Fancy Cookies, Appetizers, and Desserts, 1950s How to Get the Most Out of Your Sunbeam Mixmaster, 1950 Miscellaneous, 3 items: How to Dye: Amateur Dyer's Guide, 1899 Cleansing Helps, Washing Soda, 1935 Egg Buyer's Guide, 1914 To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/h7js7ehHWatyfag49.
Folding paper luncheon box or picnic carton promotes Brook House, Enterprise, Fla with image of exterior of the hotel.. Robert Gair.New York.1890 Harry Lawrence Gage Mark-A-Line Show Cards, A Handbook of Lettering with Special Suggestions on the Use of Mark-a-Line. The Carter's Ink Company.Boston.1909
Price: $225.00
Price: $175.00
A 4 1/4" x  6 1/2" x  2 1/2"   folding  paper lunch box or picnic carton presented by and promoting the Brock House in Enterpise, Fla.Illustration on exterior of the hotel on the front of the box and the word "Lunch" printed on reverse.  Cotton ribbon handle at top. . Robert Gair invented the folding carton in 1890. Brooklynite Robert Gair/Gayer was a printer and paper bag maker in the 1870s. He invented the paperboard folding carton by accident: a metal ruler normally used to crease bags shifted in position and cut the bag. Gair found that by cutting and creasing paperboard in one operation, he could make prefabricated cartons. He ultimately got into the corrugated fiberboard shipping container business in the 1900s. Gair founded a paper empire and occupied several buildings in the area, many of which still bear his name. A 24 pp booklet with full page color illustrations front and back of Carter's Mark-A-Line inks and numerous black and white lettering and multicolor show card sample pages. Provides instructions on how to make a show card including the materials needs and their handling, the ink,  preliminary practice, the first alphabet, the wide-pen alphabet, roman capitals, lower case alphabets, the italic letter, principals of variation, color, laying out cards and the fitness of things. Measures 8" x 5 1/8". .
38 Paper Advertising Hats Promoting French Products. .. Elegant Promotional Piece for Sagell Cosmetics, Actresses and Testimonials. .Madrid & USA.c1920
Price: $500.00
Price: $500.00
A collection of 38 paper hats, cut in various shapes; one in the shape of a sunflower; others as headdresses and more. Product types include soap, boots, liquors, newspapers, mattresses, mineral water, gasoline, bear, light bulbs, tea, shoes and more.  Interesting advertising genre... Most measure 6 1/4" x 13".. Unpaginated. Product logo gilt stamp on leather covers. Paisley end papers.  A testimonial prepared by Sagell cosmetics for Spanish and American potential clients.  Preface by Elinor Glyn, British novelist and scriptwriter.  Includes over 20pp, each depicting an image from a photograph of an American screen star or spouse of a star followed by a testimonial for the product in both English and Spanish. Interleaved. Measures 11" x 8 1/2". Actresses and quotes include and many more: Marion Davies - Sagell assures me the bloom of youth Esther Ralston - Sagell is a talisman of perpetual youth, perpetual beauty, I shall always use it Norma Shearer - Napoleon said that to win wars, all that was necessary was Money, Money and Money.  To win the public favour we must always remain young: Sagell, Sagell, and Sagell .
Riggs House, Washington DC. John A. Lowell, Engraver..1883 A collection of 16 plus Burnett's Floral Handbooks. Joseph Burnett & Co..Boston, MA.1861-1881
Price: $125.00
Price: $550.00
A single-fold 5 3/4" x 3 1/4" menu with an engraving of a locomotive on the cover.  The menu is fro May 6, 1883 and includes eight (8) courses.  Pickled Lamb's Tongue and Calf's Head, a la Maitre d'Hotel  among the fare.  Reverse is blank.. The Riggs House was a prominent hotel in the last half of the 19th century. The building was originally constructed between 1859 and 1860 by famous banker George W. Riggs (1813-1881), with the intention that it be leased out to be operated as a hotel. However, the first tenant turned out to be the federal government, which signed a ten-year lease for the building at a cost of $18,000 annually. Beginning in 1861, it served as the first home of the Internal Revenue Bureau, which then moved into the Treasury Department building some five years later. The Army Quartermaster General's office then occupied the structure for the remainder of the government's lease. After the government vacated the building, it may have sat idle for a while but was renovated and perhaps reconstructed. It finally opened for its original purpose, as a hotel, in 1876. The new Riggs House quickly gained a reputation for both elegant accommodations and excellent cuisine under the leadership of Caleb W. Spofford, who was a friend of Riggs and had previously managed the prestigious Hotel Continental in Philadelphia. The hotel billed itself as the "home of statesmen and rendezvous of bons vivants." Presidents Garfield and Harrison were frequent visitors to the hotel; Garfield liked to play billiards there. Spofford and his wife were also ardent supporters of women's suffrage, and as a result key figures such as Susan B. Anthony, Phoebe Couzins, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton chose to stay at the Riggs House. http://www.streetsofwashington.com/2009/11/and-one-block-north.html A collection of 16 Burnett's Floral Handbooks and a single-fold card spanning 20 years. The first is from 1861 and is a two in one booklet. The Burnett's section features information on Burnett's Cocoaine for the Hair in Cocoa-nut Oil,Jonas Whitcomb's Remedy for Asthma, Standard Flavoring Extracts including Lemon, Vanilla, Rose, Almond, Nectarine, Celery, Orange, Peach, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Cloves and Ginger followed by numerous testimonials.  This fills the first 12 pp of the book. The second half is reverse and is titled "Cupid's Advice for Packer's Tar Soap.  There is no reference to the Language of Flowers.  The next booklet from 1866  has the changed sustaining format of the Ladies Calendar, including a yearly calendar, Language of Flowers & Illustrations of flowers with interpretations of their language.  Eventually they also included Language of Precious Stones. Format changed to 32 pp. 4 5/8" x 3". An insert page reads "It is hoped the accompanying Floral Hand-book (revised and improved) will prove an acceptable visitor. The "Language of Flowers" is the most complete and reliable ever published, and together with the Provers, Aphorism, Poetical Gems &c, will afford instruction and pastime for dull hours.   Our object, as will be seen, is to bring to you notice our several Standard Preparations for the Toilet, &c., which are now favorably known throughout the country. Joseph Burnett & Co. Each subsequent addition was updated with additional products and current testimonials. The cover illustrations depict the romanticism of the Victorian era through the mid 1870s when they begin reflecting the influences of popular culture. 1878 cover features the Japonesque influence.   In 1879 a single fold card features Egyptian Revival while subsequent handbooks feature travel to exotic lands. Finally a Spanish language edition that appears to be from the late 1870s-early 1880s covers influenced by the Aesthetic Art Movement.  Years include 1861,1866, 1869, 1870, 1872, 1875, 1876, 1876(2), 1877,1878, 1878(2), 1878(3) 1879, 1880,1881, 1881(2) and two undates..
Victorian Vanity - A Collection of 71 mostly Victorian Trade Cards Relating to Complexion Care, Hair Renewers & Whisker Care. ..1880s Invitation, Ticket and Menu for Krewe of Athenians Ball. .New Orleans.11354
Price: $1,100.00
Price: $225.00
This collection of predominantly advertising trade cards demonstrates the emergence of vanity products towards the end of the Victorian era.   The collection concentrates 33 advertisements on hair renewers promoted to cure all hair imperfections.  It claimed to return aging hair to its original color, prevent or reverse baldness, keep dandruff away and make hair grow thick and strong. Additionally it was to add luster and was recommended for people of all ages.   Products include Barry's Tricopherous, Columbia Herp. C. Hair Tonic, Currier's Cocoanut Cream, Hair Vine Nature's Remedy, Elick's Hair Tonic, Burnett's Cocoaine and Hall's Hair Renewer. It includes 30 pieces relating to Complexion care - creams, balms, toilet powder, toilet soap, face powder, salves.  They claimed to improve rough hard skin, refresh, soothe and heal.  Toilet Powder claimed to remove tan, sunburn, greasiness or oilness, unnatural dryness, freckles, redness, pimpms and other skin troubles as well as conceal blemishes of disease.  Toilet powder was designed to make the skin graceful and matrons look twenty again. Burnett's Kalliston Toilet Water made an additional claim of affording instant relief for 'itching Piles'.   American Beauty Cream claims to be made from Cucumber Juice and never spoils!  Finally this grouping includes a booklet titled Beauty's Boudoir - Useful Toilet Hint that also includes testimonials from actresses.  Products include Dr. Hebra's Viola ream and Viola Skin Soap, F. S. Cleaver's Terebene Soap, Beethanms Glycerine & Cucumber, Hagan's Magolia Balm, Freeman Face Powder, Cream of Lilies, Elite Toilet Soap, Burnett's Kalliston  and Cologne Water, Field's Rose Salve, Vogeler's Fedora Toilet Powder, American Beauty Cream and finally Chaplin's Liquid Pearl producers of Beauty's Boudoir Useful Toilet Hints booklet. Lastly the collection is not limited to female vanity but includes 8 advertising cards for Buckingham's Whisker Dye with various methods including metamorphic cards of depicting before and after effects of the product always making the man appear significantly younger.  The dyes were in black or brown and usually accompanied by promotions for Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer for men to prevent baldness among other things. The majority of imagery is of physically attractive, affluent people most with perfect hair, skin and features.  Additional topics include flowers and children. . A grouping containing three (3) items including a 4" x 5 3/4" embossed invitation for the Krewe of Athenians Ball, to be held at "The Auditorium".  The actual 1 3/4" x 3 1/4" ticket stub for the Midnight Supper-Dance, The Roosevelt Hotel and a single-fold6 1/2" x 4 1/2" menu printed on heavy stock with the embossed emblem of the Krewe of Athenians  at the top. The cover reads "Souper Dansant in honor of Her Majesty, The Queen of 1931, Her Maids, The Debutantes, Ex-Courts". The menu within includes Crabmeat Cocktail, turtle soup and much more.  Reverse is blank. .
Dr. John Gregory A Father's Legacy to His Daughters. C Wells.New York.c1840 History of the United States of America, Vol 1. John P. Jewett & Company.Boston.1858
Price: $125.00
Price: $45.00
189pp. 2 illustrations. . Leather with gilt floral design on covers and spine. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Miniature book. John Gregory was an eighteenth-century Scottish physician, medical writer and moralist. When his wife died in 1761, he wrote "A Father's Legacy to His Daughters". It was meant as a way to honor his wife's memory and record her thoughts on female education so that their three daughters would still feel the influence of their mother in the lives. While it was originally never intended to be viewed by anyone outside the family, after Gregory's death, his son James published it in 1774. The text advises parents and women on religion, moral conduct, friendship and interactions with men, with a focus on marriage. Indeed nearly three-fourths of the book are on marriage. The last section is entitled "The Study of History Recommended to Ladies" and it is an excerpt from an essay written by David Hume original entitled "Of the Study of History". The book was widely considered a success, even though it also had it staunch critic. In the book, Gregory suggested a woman should "refrain from exposing any learning that they might have, as this would damage their ability to attract a husband." Mary Wollstonecraft, an English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights would later attack these principles in her own book, "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" published in 1792. She argued that Gregory's advice amounted to nothing more than deceit on the part of women and that women are not naturally inferior to men, but appear to be only because they lack education. . General wear. Free end papers lacking. There is a signature of a previous owner on an interior page. Pages are slightly soiled due to agePage 183-4 is was printed off margin, so part of the text is cut off. 160pp. green cloth with , with gilt stamp rendering of the monument at Bunker Hill, on the front cover. Miniature book.  This is the first volume in Byron's Diamond Library series. It covers the history of the United States up to the 1855. The miniature book is broken into eleven sections: Declaration of Independence, Signer's Names, History of the Constitution, Constitution, History of States and Territories (geographically arranged), Size of the West, Commerce & Navigation, Lives of President and Election Returns, Battle of  Bunker Hill, Battle of Bennington, and Siege of Baltimore.  Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Covers show minor edge wear. There is damage to the bottom left of the front cover. The interior pages themselves offset.
Adomeit, Ruth My Favorite Story Book, with illustrations. Fisher & Bro, Fisher & Denison.Philadelphia, PA.c1850 S D Wyeth Sacred History, The Earliest Republic in the World. Fisher & Bros. Fisher & Denison .Philadelphia, Baltimore.1865
Price: $125.00
Price: $85.00
192 pp. Cloth stamped boards.  Miniature book. Wood-cut drummer boy frontisepiece.  This book has several short stories along with over a half a dozen charming black and white illustrations to go along with. A list of the stories found within are as follows: Little Joseph the Child of the Sea, The Bishop and his Birds, Grace Greenwood The Power of a Word, The Christmas Sheaf, Even a Child May Do Something, A Safe House to Sleep In, A Pleasure for A Child, The Ragged Boy, The Bishop's Place of Prayer, The Bear, What the Ostrich Can Eat, A Word with a Beautiful Meanings, Keeping the Rain Off, A Incident at Fort Sumter, Artlessness, and Those Boys. The stories showcase good deeds and morals for children to learn. Measures 2 1/4" x 2".. Covers show some wear, mostly on the edges due to rubbing. The embossed covers have faded, and therefore it is hard to tell the design. 192pp. cloth stamped boards. Miniature book.  Jewish High Priest frontispiece.  The book starts with an introduction to parents and Sunday school teachers and it was designed to teach children lessons of religious, historical and political truth. There are a total of eight chapters, most of which span the stories from the Old Testament. Interspersed throughout the book are over a half dozen black and white illustrations. Measures 2 1/4" x 2".. Covers are slightly soiled, and faded due to age. Binding is damaged, the covers are partially detached from the text block. The interior titled page has a small hole in it.
English-Danish-Norwegian, 1200 Words Liliput Dictionary. Leipzig, Schmidt & Gunther.Germany.c1930 History of the Bible. Phinney & Co.Buffalo, NY.1857
Price: $135.00
Price: $55.00
1072 pp.cloth covers, red fore edge pages. 21 plates including frontispiece. Miniature book.  A 1200 word dictionary and phrase book that translates English to Danish to Norwegian. The last 100 pages or so act as a phrase book. Giving translates for numbers, common phrases (ex. How do you do? Or, my brother is ill), and even groups certain words together for ease of use (ex. words used at supper). At the end of the book, there are several pages that list the other language dictionaries printed by the company.  Measures 2" x 1 1/4". Minor cover & edge wear. The spine is broken in some places, but otherwise fine. The red fore edge is faded in some places. 192 pp, blind stamp covers. A brief history of the bible originally intended for a juvenile audience. Along with the text there are nearly two dozen black and white illustrations, the majority of which are portriats of the interregnal figures of the bible. Such as Adam, Noah, Abraham and Joseph. There are approximately five illustrations of various scenes from the bible such as "Samson and the Lion" and "The Crucifixion." . Measures 2" x 1 3/4". Moderate cover and edge wear due to rubbing. The back strip shows heavy wear. The front cover is partially detached from the text. The last interior page (it's blank) has a water stain on it, as well an signature from a previous owner.