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9 Different Picture Story Book Get Well Greeting Cards featuring Activities, Rebus, Inventions Behaviors and More.. ..
Price: $200.00

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. .
A collection of 12 metamorphic advertising trade cards promoting the use of Tobacco.. ..1880s
Price: $325.00

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. .
Spooner's Protean Views No. 27. Westminster Abbey Fitted up for the Coronation of Queen Victoria Changing to the Ceremony of the Homage..
Price: $525.00

A novelty print, one of a series of transparency prints Scene of Westminster Abbey fitted up for the coronation of Queen Victoria. When held up to the light, depicts the queen on the throne. Both prints adhered to a window mount, with English inscription adhered below, including publisher's address, 'LONDON WILLIAM SPOONER 377 STRAND JULY 28th, 1838.'  Image 6 1/2" x 5 1/4" at center of mount paper. William Spooner published a series of 'Spooner's Transformations' during the nineteenth century, of which this print is number five. These novelty prints consisted of a scene or symbolic picture pasted onto a single window mount, with another print adhered to the verso. When held up to the light the first picture would fade, revealing the second print. Spooner also published other novelty prints in the form of movable prints, which utilised flaps and other paper mechanisms to reveal a hidden image.
Spooner's Protean Views No. 5. The Royal Rose of England "The Expectancy and rose of the fair State" Shakespear.
Price: $550.00

A hand colored lithograph. A novelty print, one of a series of transparency prints. Scene of a rose on a terrace, with a view of Windsor Castle in the background. When held up to the light, the rose gives way to a portrait of Queen Victoria, whole length in coronation robes seated on a throne. Both prints adhered to a window mount, with English inscription adhered below, including publisher's address, 'LONDON WILLIAM SPOONER 377 STRAND JUNE 1ST 1838.'  Image 7 1/4" x 5 5/8" at center of mount paper. William Spooner published a series of 'Spooner's Transformations' during the nineteenth century, of which this print is number five. These novelty prints consisted of a scene or symbolic picture pasted onto a single window mount, with another print adhered to the verso. When held up to the light the first picture would fade, revealing the second print. Spooner also published other novelty prints in the form of movable prints, which utilised flaps and other paper mechanisms to reveal a hidden image.
Morgan's Dioramic View of the Coronation at Westminster Abbey.
Price: $650.00

A novelty print, one of a series of transparency prints.  Scene of the interior of Westminster Abbey fitted up for the coronation of Queen Victoria. When held up to the light, depicts the queen on the throne. Both prints adhered to a window mount, with English inscription adhered below, including publisher's address . June 28th, 1838.  Image 9 3/4" x 7"  at center of mount paper.   Caption at base reads "This print at first represents a View of the Interior of the Abbey, the day previous to the Ceremony of the coronation of her most gracious Majesty Queen Victoria and on gradually raising it before the light, the Galleries will become occupied.  In the foreground the Queen will be seen sitting in the chair being crowned, with her Nobles  around her and the whole effect of this splendid scene will present itself to your view.