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Jas. R. Adams, Pantaloon Business Card. ..
Price: $25.00

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".
Tallyit - Fun with Numbers - Image of Magician standing on Cards tossing "Tally Totals" in the Air.
Price: $45.00

A 6 1/4" x 4 1/4" litho on pressed board box with a smilar number of  discs. The cover illustration implies math can be magical.  The box sides boast -age 8 to 80 play TALLYIT - an educational game.  The cards have images of the discs on the front and multiplication problems on the reverse.  The discs represent the product of the problems. The instructions are lacking but the objective seems that one cards are drawn and the opponent needs to solve the problem.  A total of 52 cards although not equal numbers by color.  Approximately 60 discs.   . Edge wear on box.  Area of missing surface litho on box apron.   The Maxim Game Co. produced only 3 games; all educational in nature.
Statement for the Purchases of Crockery due to the Estate of John Ginley, Gettysburg, PA, 1812. .Gettysburg, PA.1812
Price: $45.00

A statement for a bill rendered to Joseph M Ginley and the estate of John Ginley on January 22, 1812.  The original purchase was for $100.90 worth of crockery on May 2nd, 1811 from the firm of O'Neil and Boyd. It was agree that the sum would be payable at 90 days with interest staring after 3 months. It was sworn before a judge. The bottom of the statements notes that the bill was paid in full, with interest for a total of $103.92 April 27th, 1912. Measures 9 1/2" x 7 3/4" (Folded Letter sheet). Toning due to age, some small tears along the fold creases. A small section of the back page of the letter is missing, this does not affect the actual text of the letter.
Sixteenth Annual Reunion of the Veteran Association Hartford City Guard, at Merrill's, January 10, 1883...
Price: $50.00

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
Letter re By-laws Amendment Advising Which Woman may Attend Santa Cruz Club Function, Nogales AZ 1911
Price: $55.00

An 11" x  8 1/4" typed letter printed in red ink  from the Santa Cruz Club, Nogales Arizona, Jan. 17, 1911.  The subject is members of the Santa Cruz Club and The members of the Ladies' Auxiliary. Content provides recent events and the need to amend the bylaws to clarify which lady's may attend club functions.  The bottom line Ladies who are not members of the Auziliary may be invited only once during each year, on invitation issued by the Secretary. The only exception to the rule excluding non-members of the Ladies' Auxiliary is when an unmarried member may choose to invite such person as his ONE particular guest.  Letter folds. With original envelope.. The Santa Cruz Ladies' Auxiliary became the Nogales Women's Club.  In 1914 it was considered the "nicest" club with the "best dressed women" in Arizona.
Promotional Brochure - The Bungalow Camp Life Club - Pine Woods & Ocean Air. ..c1915
Price: $60.00

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". .
The Charmed Circle of Good Dressers- Victorian Maze
Price: $85.00

An 8 1/4" x 10 1/4"  Victorian parlor game intended to be given as a promotion by a clothier. A fashionable couple is the price at the center of the maze.  The text indicates that it looks harder than it actually is "to enter the circle of good dressers forever after. " Directions suggest a pencil tracing to mark the route. Light wear and water stains on margins..
W.E. SnyderThe Leathercraftsman; A textbook on LeatherworksGraton & Knight Co.Worcestor1936
Price: $85.00

176 pp. faux leather wrapper. A treatise on leatherworking by W. E. Snyder who was the director at Graton & Knight Leathercraft Studios in Massachusetts.  In sixteen (16) chapters, complete with B&W photographs, diagrams and line drawings showing patterns and examples of leather work at various stages of completion. As well as an index, and a list of additional references. Covers are leather with gilt-blocked lettering for the title. Interior pages are slightly toned. There is a very small book plate on the interior cover, as well as a owner's stamp on the copyright page. Measures 9" x 6".
Pacific Association of Amateur Oarsmen Exposition Banquet Menu and Program, March 13, 1915..
Price: $85.00

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..
Price: $85.00

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
Simon Two Letters from a Mother to Her Child, with integrated naive drawings, August 1929. .Boston MA.10806
Price: $95.00

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.
Maude Adams in L'Aiglon; A Pictorial Souvenir published with the authorization of Mr. Charles Frohman with Cabinet Card of Adams. Russell.New York.1900
Price: $125.00

Unnumbered. Paper wraps. Pictorial souvenir of Maude Adams in L'Aiglon.  Cover illustration by Ernest Haskell. Accompanied by a cabinet card of Adams as L'Aiglon. 12" x 9 1/4" 6 1/2" x 4 1/4" (cabinet card). Edge wear on cover.
3 Royal Lottery Tickets Sold by Pudding & Co, Lucky Office, 1 Cornhill early 1800s - The Queen, Miss Forecast and Prunella Prim
Price: $150.00

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.
Mill Book for day by day Accounting of Wood and Labor, Trenton, NY, 1834-1835. .Trenton, NY.1834-1835
Price: $150.00

The Mill Book is a 16 page ledger (not including covers) to keep track of the labor and supplies used. It starts on August 9th 1834 and continues to December 17th, 1835. Notes include the name of the individual ordering the service, and the amount of time it took. He also states the amount of people it took for the job, normally either just himself or only one other person. There are also sometimes little notes as to how the debt was paid. When the owner of the book ran out of pages, he started to pin more in to add an additional 12 pages for a total of 28 pages. The back covers and some margins of the interior pages are covered in mathematical calculations. 9" x 6 1/2". Covers are soiled and toned, as well as missing some small sections. Two of the interior pages are missing a portion of the lower corner, however these look like the might have been torn out on purpose, perhaps by the original owner.
OPERA PRIVa DE PARIS, 1929 Premiere Saison Program. ..1929
Price: $225.00

Profusely illustrated 1929 program for the Opera Priva de Paris production of "Prince Igor" by Borodine. 28 pp. Nine tipped-in color plates, including a portrait of its star singer, Maria Kousnetzoff; and, by Konstantin Korovine, six character costumes and two stage sets. The color cover is by J. Bilibine. 12 1/2"  x 9 3/4".
Stephen E. Quayle. Georgia State High School League Debate - Position, NEGATIVE Resolved, that the federal government should subsidize the southern states for education of Negroes. ..924
Price: $325.00

Manuscript Outlook on the Negro Common Schools and Negros in America including quotes from the International Encyclopedia of Negro Education.  Followed by a section on the "Southern Defender of Negro Education".  Also includes  histories, facts and arguments presented by a high school debater in 1902.  Background information on the Tuskegee School, Peabody Fund, Slater Fund, General Education Board,  Population statistics by state.  A portion of the presenter's arguments was " The federal government has also subsidized the Indian for his education; but in this attempt it also did not succeed for while there are a few bright Indians the majority are densely ignorant. Now if the federal government has failed in these two and in the case of the Western reserve found it would be no more successful in the education of the negro than it has been in the education of the Indian.":   Presented in hardcover leather copybook. Approximately 50 pages of manuscript.  Measures 9 1/2" x 7 1/2'. .