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1915 Catalogue The Tablet & Ticket Co., Willson's Paper Letters and Figures (Gummed). .New York.1915
Price: $40.00

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
Rogers & Company Engravers and Printers, Chicago and New York building series number one. Rogers and Co..New York.
Price: $45.00

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
Can't Be "Beet" Die-Cut Beet shaped advertisement for Bay State Papers. ..
Price: $50.00

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
The Strathmore Quality Deckle Edge Book Papers; Strathmore Japan, Old Cloister, Strathmore, Old Stratford, AlexandraMunder-Thomsen PressBaltimore, MD1906
Price: $60.00

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"
Herbick & Held Type Specimen Book belonging to Violet Symons, Pittsburgh, Pa. c1950s . Herbick & Held Printing Co..Pittsburgh.c1950s
Price: $125.00

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 x 9 .
Seven (7) Razor Cut Engrossed Salesman Samples, Howard C. Rice,1912. ..1912
Price: $125.00

Seven (7) made by hand salesman samples featuring razor cut art and engrossed calligraphy penmanship. Beautifully decorated cards with penman's samples of engrossing and razor cuts. 2 1/4" x 3 3/4". slight fading on one card
Hudson Maxim Real Pen Work Album, Printed Calligraphy Sample Album. Real Pen Work Publishing Company.Pittsfield, MA.1885
Price: $150.00

This unusued album features ornamental engraved designs, both in color and B&W, that the reader could use as a examples in order to practice their calligraphy. It contains 40 pages worth (sometimes with multiple designs on a single page) of stylized engravings of swans, cherubs, dogs, children, horseshoes, birds, horses, etc. Originally meant as a companion to to  "Real Pen Work: Self-Instructor in Penmanship" published in 1881, by the same company. Hudson Maxim (1853-1927) along with his partner, Alden Knowles, published the Self-Instuctor to address the arts of calligraphy and penmanship, and the sale of special inks, pens, and other supplies related to penmanship. Maxim, however, was more importantly known as a chemist and inventor who generally experimented with a variety of explosives. He invented a smokeless gunpowder, a high-explosive bursting powder used in torpedoes, and a variety of other explosives that were extensively used in World War I. During World War I, Maxim also served as chairman on the Committee on Ordnance and Explosives of the Naval Consulting Board as well as donating several inventions to the government to use during the war. Measures 8" x 5", Soft leather padded binding with a gilt-stamped cover design. Interior pages are gilt-edged. To view this album, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/8gLtmDXXj4BNvnTj6. The covers show heavy wear, and most of the stamp on the front has been rubbed off. The back strip is damaged, and the leather covering is missing. The interior pages however are in great condition.
Documents associated with the early development of the Holyoke to South Hadley Falls Bridge including pledge petition, receipt for survey and plans, and bill heads for material printing and Bridge Committee dinner receipt 1870. . ..1870
Price: $275.00

The documents include As a single-fold 9 3/4" x 7 3/4" hand written pledge petition beginning with "We the undersigned interested in a Bridge between Holyoke & South Hadley Falls promise to pay the amount opposite our respective names for the purpose of processing plans and making surveys for the same and the expenses". This is followed by 79 signatures and pledge amounts. A receipt from D. Briggs & Co, Springfield for the survey and plans totaling $300.00. An 8" x 5" illustrated billhead from the Ingleside, Holyoke Mass. The fee is for Dining and addressed to the Bridge Committee. The bill head is printed in green ink with a fine illustration of the exterior of the establishment including the street scene. A 7" x 8" billhead for printing of associated materials including petitions and rulings, advance notices for various newspapers, postage and printing supplies totaling $75.50. The letterhead is printed in three colors with a vignette of an eagle carrying an American shield. Printed in various decorative fonts in three colors. .