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Elisabeth NaramoreWilliam and his Friends: A Group of Notable Creatures in the Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe Viking PressNew York1936
28 unnumbered pages. Yellow applied printed cover with matching dust jacket, black and white photographs throughout. William is a blue hippopotamus that lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He takes the reader around to show off his friends, other art animals. There is a description of the item and when and where it was created as well as what it is made of.  Japanese quail menuki, a French marble hen, a Greek bronze horse, and Egyptian faience Jerboa mice are among a few of the animals featured. 7 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Picasso: The Bathers
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
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"
Cutter Price List
Cutter Price List
Price: $25.00
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"
Only That, and Nothing More: Spelman Brothers Trade Catalog
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"
Modern Painting Reproduced in Art Calendars de Luxe for 1912
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"
Cromwell Gardens Seed Catalog
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".
Sandra Vanderpool Molly Brown, A Paper Doll. ..1991
A paper doll of 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown' designed by Sandra Vanderpool, with four (4) dresses and accessories. Margaret 'Molly' Brown was an American socialite and philanthropist. She is however most remembered for encouraging the crew on the of the Titanic on her and other surrounding life boats to return and look for survivors of the sinking. Comes in an envelope. Doll cut by designer. Envelope Size: 9" x 6" Number of Dolls: 1 Doll Size: 8" No. of Costume Pages: 4 folded sheets .
The Eleventh International Water Color Exhibition
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"
Art and Decoration in Crepe & Tissue Paper. Dennison Manufacturing Co...1913
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
Catalog of Foreign and American Gun Material
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"
Notes on New Remedies and Price List
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"
Tycos Instruments Hydrometers
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"
Filter Papers Trade Catalog
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"
1889 Catalog Standard Stallions
Well illustrated catalog standard stallions Mambrino Wilkes, Steele, Diomed Wilkes and Jingles, owned by John B. Clarke of Manchester, NH 1889
Catalog: Leadwork for the Garden, May 1932
58 pages, most of which have illustrations of lead statuary, some shown in garden settings.
Ross-Tacony Crucible Co. - Clay Bonded & Carbon Bonded Graphite Crucibles & More
Ross-Talcony Crucible Co.  Manufacturers of Graphite Crucibles.  Ross-Talcony Crucible Co.  Philadelphia.  Established 1871.No date.   Soft cover.  28 pp. A catalogue dedicated to Graphite Crucibles-  clay bonded type and carbon bonded type. Also includes the following related products Nozzels, Sleeves, Phosphorizers, Magnesia Crucibles, Skimmers, Stirrers, Base Blocks, Special Refractories for Foundry Use and much more.  Black & white in-text and full page illustrations. Comprehensive narrative descriptions with sizing and tables.  Measures 5 1/2" x 8".  Very good with light cover wear.
Berger Bros - Hardware anbd Supplies 1892
Berger Bros. Supplies. Manufacturers of Tinners' Hardware.  Berger Bros.  Philadelphia.  1892.  Soft cover.  80 pp. Includes fine Malleable and Gray Iron Castings and Roofers'.  Contains Clamp Hanger, Berger's Through Hangers, Galvanized Steel Crestings, Dampers, Hooks and much more. Measures 5" x 7 1/4". Profusely illustrated in black and white.  Numerous examples for each product type. Evidence of staple rust, staple not present,  text block detached from covers but present.
Woman's Institute Fashion Service - Spring & Summer 1923
Woman's Institute Fashion Service Spring & Summer 1923.  Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences, Inc.  Scranton, Penn.  1923.  Soft cover.  Unpaginated.  Woman's Springtime Fashion.  Contains Variations of One-Piece Dress, Draped Dress, Costume Suit, Sports Apparel, Misses' Costumes, Junior Fashions, Millinery Fashions and more.  Black & white fashion illustrations with multiple views often showing variations on a pattern.  Comprehensive narrative that describes the fashion the material and pattern requirements, construction and fitting and finishing.  Measures 9" x 12".  Overall good condition.
Woman's Institute Fashion Service - Fall & Winter 1923 - 1924
Woman's Institute Fashion Service Fall & Winter 1923-1924.  Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences, Inc.  Scranton, Penn.  1923.  Soft cover.  Unpaginated.  Woman's Fall & WInter Fashion.  Contains Coat Dress, Side-tiered Dress, Basque Dress, Self-Trimmed Wrap, Coats and Suits, Misses' fashion, Junior Fashions and more. Black & white fashion illustrations with multiple views often showing variations on a pattern. Comprehensive narrative that describes the fashion, the material and pattern requirements, construction and fitting and finishing.  Measures 9" x 12".  Overall good condition.
Folio - Business Room Furniture, W. & J. Sloane NY, c1920
Business Room Furniture.  W. & J. Sloane.  New York. No date. c1920.  Fifty-five (55) plate of office and business furniture. Images from photographs.  Each plate includes a title and design number. Contains Swivel Desk Chair, Side Chair, Telephone Table, Costumer, Sofa, Book Case, Console Table and Mirror, Flat Top Desk, Table, Typewriter Desk, Bench and more. Brown toned plates, Images from photographs.  Includes Design number and name.  Some with sizing information.  Measures 8 1/2" x 11 1/2".  Heavy wear on folio, side flap detached but present, bottom flap lacking.  Plates in good condition with one exception - edge wear and intact tear.
Vernay Autumn 1937
Vernay Autumn 1937
Price: $40.00
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"
Andrions for Large Fireplaces
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"
Studd and Millinngton's "Toga Coats"
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"
Exhibition Catalog of the work of Jackson Pollock
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"
Rogers & Company Engravers and Printers, Chicago and New York building series number one. Rogers and Co..New York.
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
John Ruskin. The Stones of Venice. Volume the First. The Foundations and Volume the Second. The Sea Stories. John Wiley & Sons.New York.1887
584 pp. Cloth hard cover with two volumes of the Stones of Venice, architectural illustrations. Volume 1, 434 pp. Volume 2, 150 pp. Both volumes bound in one book, features Italian architecture and stone work. 8" x 5 1/4". wear on cover, inscribed
To Escape Optiphosis, Advertising Brochure for Curtis Lighting
"Glare is the gangster of light," this brochure claims in its opening salvo. It continues on to declare "It beats upon your brain with the bludgeon of brilliance. It strips you of stamina, rifles you reserve and plucks your power, and makes off with you energy." Serving as an advertisement for Curtis Lighting, this brochure features their product 'X-Ray Reflectors', which is an indirect lighting element that cuts down on the glare you would get from direct lighting. The small brochure continues on to say that it helps with optiphosis, which according to 'lighting engineers' and optical science is any illness that can be caused by a harsh glare, such as headaches, loss of productivity, and nausea. The brochure itself is printed in black with green accents used in the designs or illustrations. The front cover has a wonderful art deco influenced illustration of eyes with light beams hitting their pupils. Single fold brochure. Measures 7" x 3 1/2" (folded), 7" x 7" (unfolded)
Leaflet - Massey's Patent Revolving Boot & Shoe Heal Protectors. Massey Revolving Shoe Heel Co..New York .1880s
An 8" x 5" two-sided leaflet describing the merits of this heel protector.  It boasts: It will save from 25 to 50 percent in boot & shoe bills.  It will, in a great degree, prevent slipping on ice.  It will support the ankle and keep the foot erect.  It gives a neat finish to the shoe, and maintains it. etc. Includes pricing starting at 50 cents a pair. The reverse provides instructions for adjusting the protectors with detail on removing the entire heel, worn layers, etc. and how to rotate the heel.  Illustration depicts installed product and internal view. .
Art and Decoration: Crepe and Tissue Paper
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"
Lansing Company Truck Catalogue - Warehouse Trucks & Much More 1913
Truck Catalogue No. 11-T Lansing - Company.  Formerly Lansing Wheelbarrow Company.  Lansing Company. Philadelphia. 1913.  Soft cover. 86 pp. with 6 additional pages dedicated to coal cars. Handtrucks and carts.  Contains Steel Wheelbarrows, Warehouse Trucks, Russel Paper Truck, Stone Car, Forge Shop Truck, Cotton Trucks and more.  Black & white in-text illustrations.  Brief narrative descriptions including price lists.  Measures 4 1/2" x 6". Good with light fading on cover margin.
Charles Folsom Dealer in Fire Arms, Ammunition, Sporting Goods, Cutlery and Novelties
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"
Brasses by Ball and Ball
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"
Garbison's Kentucky Saddle Horses
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"
Art and Decoration: Crepe and Tissue Paper
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".
The Art of Drawing; A Collection of Elementary Manuals: Fancy Subjects-F. GrenierE. Gambart and Co.Londonn. d., ca. mid 1800
Original publisher cover, rebound in red covered board, heavy stock paper. The first 8 pages have dual pictures-the first a semi complete illustration and the second a completed form, the remaining pages are full page. 6 1/4" x 9 1/2"
 Can't Be "Beet" Die-Cut Beet shaped advertisement for Bay State Papers. ..
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 One & Only La Jolla Coloring Book
16 pp (including covers) coloring book. The front cover is in color, depicting a boy riding a flying red crayon to a castle in the sky. The coloring book acts as advertising for the neighbor hood of La Jolla (within San Diego). There are pictures for children to color of different stores, such as Susan's Toys, Harry's Coffee Shop, or Old Europe (a sandwich shop). There even coupons for one to cut out and use at the stores. Measures 10 3/4" x 8"
Helen Jill Fletcher The See and Do Book of Dolls and Doll Houses. H. S. Stuttman Company.New York.1959
128 pp. Brown hard cover book, with illustrated book cover. This book gives detailed instructions on how one can make both their own dolls and their own dollhouse filled with homemade doll furniture. The book jacket states, "One does not have to be gifted to make a doll or doll house or doll clothes.... Mother and child together- and even brother and father, for there are boy dolls too- will find making a doll or doll house a game that the whole family can enjoy." The book starts with a simple rag doll, before showing the reader how to take that design and change it into dolls from all around the world, such as a French doll, an Eskimo doll, and a Chinese boy doll. The book continues on to different types of dolls, such as twig dolls, and sock dolls, before moving on to doll clothes and finally doll furniture. The furniture is all made from various, cheap and easy to find materials. Such as a canopy bed that uses a bit of fabric, empty candy box and four pencils. The book is full of black and white illustrations (often with the background of the drawing showing an accent of color) that show the reader how to put together the various items. Measures 8 3/4" x 5 3/4".. The book jacket shows minor edge wear due to rubbing. It also has a few small tears along the edges.
 Treatise on Art Needle Work with Twenty Color Plates, Series # 8. M Heminway Sons Silk Co..New York.c1900
107 pp. 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. Measures 8" x 5 1/2".. Front cover fully detached, back cover partially detached, with most of the back strip missing. The interior pages are toned, with some stains.
William L. Price, Frank S. Guild Model Houses for Little Money With an Additional Chapter on Doors and Windows. Doubleday, Page & Company.New York.1904
This book is intent on making it easier for a person to decide the design of their house by offering detailed examples complete with illustrations to best guide the decision. 193 pages, hardcover. It is broken up by area (suburban, city, lot area), price (the lowest for $1,000, the highest for $4,000), there are options for everyone looking to create their own place. Including floor plans for Churches and Cabins. There is also the addition suggestion for remodeling doors and the importance of windows. All the suggestions come with little narrative explanations that offer some personal opinions as well as advice. Doing their part for American homeownership, designing your own house has never been simpler. Includes full page illustrations and floor plans throughout. Measures 6" x 4". .
Stire & Lyon, Toys, Dolls and Fancy Goods  Featuring George C. Whitney Lace Valentines,  Valentine Envelopes, Comic Valentines etc. mid18880s. ..
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.
Bush's Watchmakers Catalogue Circular featuring Self- Generating Gas Blow-Pipe Lamp
A 4pp circular featuring images, narrative and pricing information on the Self-Generating Gas Blow-Pipe Lamp, Bush's Wheel Protector, Roller Remover, Ruby Pin Adjuster, Movement and Fan Washrs, Material Cup, Pivot Wire and Case Spring Extractor.  For sale at Goddard, Hill & Co. Jewelry.  Pittsburgh, PA.  Measures 8 1/2"x 5 1/2". Letterfolds.
 The "Dummy" Salesman - Hosiery, Underwear, Notions, Handkerchiefs, Ribbons, Fleischer's Yarns, Leather Goods - L. J. Carleton Co.. John B. Clarke Co..Manchester, NH.c1930
36pp. wraps. A pun by the owner titles the catalog a "dummy" salesman. The inside cover includes "Our Policy" First - To be Reliable, always. Second - Good Service. It's to our mutual advantage. Third - Dependable Merchandise, at one printed price. An extensive array of products ranging from sewing notions, to garter supports, shoe laces, stationery, veiling and slip-pon veils, Winsor Ties, Corset Laces and Linen Thread. Includes brief narrative description and pricing images.  Images from photographs and illustrations periodically found in-text. Index inside back cover. Measures 8 1/2" x 5 3/4"..
 Rhode Island School of Design Saturday Morning Class Brochure. Rhode Island School of Design.Providence, RI.[1910]
A single fold informational brochure for the Rhode Island School of Design's Saturday Morning Classes which were for students of all ages. This brochure focuses on the drawing courses offered by them: freehand drawing, design, and mechanical drawing. As the focus of this brochure is drawing classes, it is ironic then that the illustration on the front cover is a photograph of a hand made pitcher and bowl. The interior pages of this brochure provides some general information on the program, and although it is stated that this program is for students of all ages, the text emphasizes elementary school children. For example it states, "children have a natural love for form and color, and this sense is often lost in later years if it is not encouraged and developed." The back cover of this brochure provides a brief outline of the ground covered in each of the courses. Single-fold brochure. Measures 6 1/4" x 4 x1/4" (folded), 8 1/2" x 6 1/4" (unfolded)..
New York State Canal System; The Modern Inland Water Route Affording Economical Transportation Between the Great Lakes And the Atlantic Seaboard. January 1931.  .
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.
The Strathmore Quality Deckle Edge Book Papers; Strathmore Japan, Old Cloister, Strathmore, Old Stratford, AlexandraMunder-Thomsen PressBaltimore, MD1906
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"
Toilettes - 1896
Toilettes - 1896
Price: $65.00
Toilettes August, 1896. Volume XVI No.8.  Toilettes Publishing Company.  New York.  1896. Soft cover. Unpaginated.  Women's Fashion. Contains Toilettes, Dresses, Paris Fashion, Vienna Fashion and more. Illustrated inside covers.  4 full page color plates.  In-text black & white illustrations. Many pages are constructed with fashion collage and narrative descriptions.  Measures 5" x 6 3/4". Minimal toning on covers, 2 color plates at centerfold detached but present, light staple rust.
E. C. Gardner (Eugene Clarence) Homes and How to Make Them. James R Osgood and Company.Boston.1874
314 page book, with gilt stamped covers, 1st edition. The book compiles forty-three (43) letters between an architect and his friends. These letters "are composed of hints and suggestions relating to to building of homes... [and] aim to give practical information to those about to build." This book is a wonderful piece of early architectural Americana style known as ‘Stick Style.’ This book features 30 black and white illustrations, some of which are full page blue prints to houses or rooms described in the letters. The list of illustrations has two pictures entitled 'On a Sidehill' and 'Only One Corner', supposedly printed on pages 43 and 48 respectively. However, this is not the case, they are located earlier in the book, one opposite the title page and the other right before the first letter begins. All the other illustrations are located where they are supposed to be. . Minor edge wear, particularly on the spine. Minor foxing.
 Horse Drawn Parade Float - Harvest Festival - Flora, Ceres, Pomona. .Raymond, NH.1914
Black and white photograph on brown mount. Depicts women standing on a parade float, being pulled by two horses: float consists of a large cart, draped in white fabric, with 16 women and their driver on board. All of the women are wearing white dresses, and there is a sign attached to the back of the cart that reads "Flora, Ceres, Pomona" - likely a reference to their local Grange Society's positions with the same name. "Novelty Photo For Duplicates, E. Hayes, Beverly Mass."  is stamped on the backing. 12" x 10" -  8" x 6" photograph .
G. L. & H. J. Gross Illustrated Booklet of the Auction of Marsden Perry's Home, the Historic Ward-Perry House. Remington Printing Company.Providence, RI.1903
An illustrated booklet for the auction of the Ward-Perry House, a historic residence in Providence, RI. The house was built for Mrs. Eliza Ward by her father Joseph Brown in 1814. It is a large brick mansion done in colonial style. It was purchased by Marsden J. Perry in 1892 where he made some minor renovations "to bring the house up to the requirements of modern living". Perry himself was a wealthy gentleman involved in the banking and both electric and gas utilities, who owned several houses across New England in Providence, RI, Newport, RI, and New York City. The booklet features twelve (12) printed photographs of the interior rooms of the mansion. The real estate managers G. L. & H. J. Gross ran the auction for Marsden Perry who had most likely decided to sell this house due to the fact that in 1901 he 'upgraded Brown houses' when purchased the more famous John Brown House. John Brown was Joseph's brother, and had made a name for himself as a prominent statesmen whose wealth came from the merchant and slave trades. His house was an even larger brick mansion in Providence, RI of which John Quincy Adams is purported to have said it was "the most magnificent and elegant private mansion that I have ever seen on this continent."  It is unknown who purchased the Ward-Perry House at the end of this auction. 16 pg. Green wrappers. Measures 7" x 5 1/4". Marsden Jasael Perry was born on November 2, 1850 to Horatio M. Perry (1813-1853) and Malvina Susan Wilson Perry (1829-1904) in Rehoboth, MA. After his father died in 1853, his mother remarried William R. Miller (1834-?) and this union resulted in two half- siblings: James H. Miller (1854-1940) and Josephine E. Miller West (1864-1947). At twelve he enlisted in a Massachusetts Company during the Civil War and served as a Provost Marshall. In the early 1870s he moved to Providence, RI and entered in the banking business, eventually becoming the Director of the Bank of America. He first married Candice D. Hubbard (1843-1919) in 1872 and divorced in circa 1884. In 1901 he married Marian Lincoln Bogart (1862-1938). He helped raise her son from in earlier marriage, Pelham W. Bogart (1896-1959) and they had one son together, Marsden Jasael Perry Jr. (1902-1970). He died on April 15, 1935 at his home in New York, NY, but is buried in Providence, RI.
 Condensed Catalogue of Reward Cards, Holiday Cards, Embossed Panels, Oil Chromos, Etc.. John Wilcox.Milford, NY.[1870s]
A single fold trade catalogue of various printed materials. List are a brief description and prices for reward cards, imported cards, oil chromos, and embossed panels. Also included with the catalogue was an insert billed as a 'Supplement to the Catalogue' that lists options for Easter and Birthday Cards, as well as booklets for purchase. The booklets are listed are a tab bit unusually as it is never stated exactly what the subject of the booklets is. Rather the catalogue states that they are "an elegant line... suitable for adults as well as children... made by one of the best Lithographing establishments in Germany and are extremely artistic... Send any amount you wish and we will mail you big value for your money." The cover of the catalogue is also rather unique, as it has been printed to look like an old piece of paper with a decorative carving beneath.  Prices range from 1 cent to 4 cents.  Measures 8 3/4" x 5 3/4"..
Book of Traps, Guns, and Trapper's Supplies: 1931-1932 Edition
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"
"Nobleman" Engraving from the History of the University of Cambridge
This engraving features a man in a blue beautifully embroidered robe holding a black graduation cap. The artwork was done by Thomas Uwins and engraved by J. Agar. This engraving from Rudolph Ackermann's book "History of the University of Cambridge, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Building" published in 1815 by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh. Measures 13 1/4" x 10 1/2".
"Proctor" Engraving from the History of the University of Cambridge
This engraving features a man in a dark robe standing by a desk holding a book by a chain handle. This engraving has been colored with brown accents for the desk's wooden legs and the clasps on the book. The artwork was done by Thomas Uwins and engraved by J. Agar. This engraving was from Rudolph Ackermann's book "History of the University of Cambridge, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Building" published in 1815 by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh. Measures 13 1/4" x 10 1/2".
 Our '98 Book: A Combined Catalogue and Instruction Book on the Subjects of Silk Embroidery and Popular Fancy Work. The Brainerd & Armstrong Company.New London, CT.1898
76 pp. 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. Measures 8 1/2" x 7 1/4". 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
A Treatise on Shades and Shadows and Linear Perspective.  Charles Davies A.S. Barnes & Co New York 1855
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
The Deister Concentrator Company: Manufactures of Concentrating Tables for Every Purpose
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"
Art and Decoration in Crepe & Tissue Paper
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
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".
P. A. Adolph A Price List of Birds' Eggs. .Kent, England.1946-1947
A price list of 520 bird egg specimens offered for sale by P. A. Adolph. The few on the list without prices were considered to be rare specimens of which may or may not be in stock. Prices for these ones were only given upon request. Annotated in red next to most of the specimens listed is the bird's scientific name in French. The first page has a pasted in section of graph paper. Adolph was the oologist for Watkins & Doncaster, a company that since 1874 has been specializing in the supply and manufacture of equipment a specimens for the study of the natural sciences. They are still in business today. Blue wrappers, 8 pages. OCLC-1 price list from the 1940s. (Feb 2019) Measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".
 Directions for Making Tissue Paper Flowers, and Fancy Articles. Northrop, The Art Dealer.New Haven, CT.1886
16 pp. staple booklet. Yellow wraps.. Instructs the reader on how to make various tissue paper flowers or other items such as tissue paper lamp shades.  Instructions on making Tulip, White, Jasmine and Fuchsia. The last few pages of the booklet have advertisements, including instructions on how you can order all the tissue paper needed to make the flowers in the book. Other advertisements are for pens, pocket cutlery and "something new" colored transparent visiting cards. Measures 8 1/2" x 5 3/4".
 Trade Catalogue for Beldt's Aquarium. Beldt's Aquarium.St. Louis, MO.1933
A trade catalogue for a store called Beldt's Aquarium, which sold various aquarium supplies, such as the fish, aquatic plants, other aquatic animals such as turtles, outdoor water plants and the equipment need to house the animals. The catalogue contains black and white  illustrated images of a variety of fish and other animals that they sell. There are printed photographs of the plants and equipment that they sell. Additionally, there are two color illustrations, one of several fishes they sell and one of several outdoor water plants. The catalogue includes prices for each item and two tear out order sheets. The covers of the catalogue have woodblock illustrations due in blue and green of fish swimming underwater with lilies on the water's surface. 32 pages. Printed wrappers. Staple binding. Measures 9 3/4" x 6 3/4".
 Miniature Die-cut Universal Sad Iron Catalogue. .Milwaukee, WI.c1894.
A 1 3/4" x 2" miniature die-cut novelty catalogue compliments of Universal Sad Iron Co., Milwaukee, Wis.  6 pp. with promotional and pricing information. Additionally soliciting agents and canvassers.  Grommet binding with string tie. Covers and pages rotate. .
The Quarterly - Gibson Drug Co.Catalogue- 1912 with Color Illustrations Carter's Inks & Glues & Much More
The Quarterly - A Catalogue of Proprietary Medicines, Pharmaceutical Supplies and Druggists' Sundries.  Gibson Drug Co.  New York.  1912.  Soft cover. 120pp. followed by 4 page full color appendix of Carter's Ink, mucilage and glues. A diverse catalog organized as follows 1. Price list of patent medicines, followed by color coded price list sections  2. Atomizers, Chamois, Perfumes, Sponges, Syringes and Water Bottles, 3. Price list of Confectionery, 4. a Stationery section with black & white in-text illustrations, a brief description and pricing information including a comprehensive section on pencils, pens and erasers. U.S.and American Bank Note Co's Playing Cards and much more and finally 5..a Price list of Eaton, Crane & Pike CO's papeteries, tablets and envelopes. All with brief descriptions,black and white illustrations and price information.  A wide array of offerings including  Alkaseptine, Bathodora, Colorite, Nuxpeptyn, Pile Oil, Solvent, Tissue Phosphates, Stationery items, Carters ink and much more.  Advertising profusely throughout.  Measures 9" x 11 1/4".
The American Wringer Company, Horse-Shoe Brand Wringers, Catalog No. 9, New York, NY 1910

The American Wringer Company, Horse-Shoe Brand Wringers, Catalog No. 9, New York, NY 1910 104 pp. catalog with embossed paper covers. Profusely illustrated with chromolithograph illustrations of available product. Each product page provides fine color imagery, a comprehensive narrative description and size information. Corresponding price list included. Measures 6” x 9”. Condition: cover wear, ¼” of left margin title page affixed to free end paper (may have been production error). Light water stain lower margin.

1915 Catalogue The Tablet & Ticket Co., Willson's Paper Letters and Figures (Gummed). .New York.1915
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
Festive Motives by Emmy Zweybruck - A Collection of ten original designs by outstanding American artists reproduced by the Silk Screen Process. American Crayon Company.New York.1945
A Prang Studio Publication.  A paper folio that includes a single-fold  narrative by Emmy Zweybruck discussing the design problems of creating silk screen images of to present the works in the best light.  An additional sheet outlines the progressive steps of a silk screen print. Includes materials by Leonard Weisgard, Mary Frances Burns,  Charlotte Bowman, Gisella Loeffler and others.  Each 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" page  includes the silk screened image with printed signature and an idenfitying caption at base. . Minor toning and soiling due to age. A small address label stating the original owner's name and address has been placed on the back of each print.
Ruth E Adomeit The Happifats Cookbook, Angeleno Doll Club. Angeleno Doll Club.Los Angelos, California.1969
The Happifats cookbook, is a miniature book, 1st edition, with recipes inspired by dolls. Each recipe is accompanied charming by a black and white, with accents of hand coloring done in crayon.  Some recipes included are: Raggedy Ann Bars, Hello Dolly Dingles, and Brownies Supreme.  These book was compiled by Ruth E Adomeit and published by the Angeleno Doll Club which was a women's association in Southern California. All the illustrations in this cookbook are of a specific type of doll known as Happifats. They are bisque dolls (a doll made partially or wholly out of bisque porcelain and they are often characterized by their realistic, skin-like matte finish) that are solely inspired by the illustrations of Kate Jordon which appeared in John Martin's Books from 1913 to 1921. John Martin's Book was a children's magazine aimed at five- to eight-year-olds, and included stories, illustrations, and puzzles.  Measures 3" x 2".. Minor edge wear, otherwise fine.
Fun-Ful, the Playground Equipment Line, Catalog No. 13
64 pp, side stapled booklet with decorated covers. Hill-Standard Company, based in Indiana, was a playground equipment manufacturer, with over three decades worth of experience. They sold a variety of equipment such as slides, merry-go-rounds, bars, and swings, to name a few. The catalog shows out of focus printed black and white photographs with drawings of the playground equipment superimposed onto the image. Additionally there is a short description of each item, its weight and a code to located the price of the item on a separate price list (not included).At the end of the catalogue there is chart that list the approximate about of men, hours, and sacks of cement need to assemble and install each piece.
 Price List of Materials for Wax Flower Making Sold by Schumacher Bros. Schumacher Bros.Portland, ME.
Circular folded into 4 sections, printed on blue paper. Lists the prices for all of the different things needed to make wax flowers, accompanied by pertinent details. Products include sheet wax, wire, gilt leaf moulds, wooden moulding tools, tin flower cutters, looking glass stands, and "extra fine colors" with elegant sounding names, commonly known in this period but alien now, like 'Naples Yellow' and 'Violet Carmine' and more. 5" x 3".  [folded] .
 1932 Illustrated Catalog from the Mennonite Publishing House With Blank Order Form and Envelope. Mennonite Publishing House.Scottdale, PA.1932
120pp. Yellow paper wrapper. Small illustration of an alter with a bible on top on the front cover, black and white photograph of the Mennonite Publishing House on the back accompanied by a list of services they provide and their address. Catalog includes anything a Mennonite may need, whether they are ministers, teachers, or lay people. The majority of the items are texts, such as bibles, Sunday school books, and pamphlets, some of which are accompanied by small color or black and white illustrations of their front cover. Also includes educational materials like black boards and maps, and administrative items such as ledgers. All items have a thorough descriptive narrative providing its price, size, and relevant details. Catalog includes a two-sided  'Order Blank' and envelope with the company's name and town on it for purchasing. Measures 9" x 6". .
A. Meineke & Sons Punjab Goods, Indian Punjab Furniture, manufactures of Rattan, Reed and Willow Furniture. Cramer, Aikens and Cramer.Milwaukee, WI.1890s
A trade catalogue featuring a wide variety of furniture, such as tables, bowl stands, wall pockets, and screens, in the Indian style. The front cover features a gilded image of a stature that is most likely the Indian Goddess Indra, as the stature is sitting on three elephants (the Goddess preferred method of transportation)The brochure is folded to create 8 pages, and each interior page has one to two images of pieces of furniture and their corresponding descriptions and prices. In addition to the catalogue is a singe page  insert, printed with red ink, for the same store advertising some of their other goods such as crockery, bric-a-brac and art decorators. According to this insert these come not only in the Punjab style but also in Japanese and Oriental designs. The back cover features an illustration of the factory and warehouse.  Trade catalogue: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (folded) 22" x 8 1/2"(unfolded). Measures Insert: Measures 8 1/4" x 6".. The business was established in 1855 - importers of toys, accessories and more
Cora Massie Stephens  Flyer for the  Tabernacle of Witness, An Engraving. W. E. Stephens.St. Louis, MO.1895
A flyer for the sale of "The Tabernacle of Witness", an engraving done by Cora Massie Stephens (1856-1943). The engraving was being sold by William Edward Stephens (1850-1918), Cora's husband and owner of W. E. Stephens & Co. (eventually renamed Stephens Lithographing and Engraving Company). The flyer is divided into two sections. The first section has a black and white print of the engraving, along with the text "Every Sunday School, and Every Pastor, Superintendent and Christian Worker should have a copy." This flyer was attempting to sell a larger and more colorful version of the engraving then was sold previously. The version for sale was 32" x 47" and has been "lithographed in ten colors and three bronzes, on heavy lithograph paper". The second section of this flyer included testimonials from a several past customers praising the quality and composition of the engraving. At the bases of the flyer, in red, is the text "Special Discount of 25 per cent. [sic] to Delegates to the Eighth International Convention". It is unknown what convention the flyer is referring to. With the flyer is two envelopes, the first one originally held the flyer and is emblazoned with the word "Important!". The second envelope is slightly smaller than the first and was meant as a return envelope and has the company's address on it. Measures 12" x 9" (flyer), 6 1/2" x 3 3/4 (envelope).
Baptist Orphanage of Virginia twenty-second Annual Catalogue of the Baptist Orphanage of Virginia. The Orphanage News Printing Department.Salem, VA.5418
The annual report of the Baptist Orphanage of Virginia, including a list of trustees, officers, board members, and perhaps most interesting a list of all the orphans and which orphanage they are located at. In 1914 there were 100 boys, and 87 girls, for a total of 187 orphans being helped by the Baptist Orphanages. Also included in the catalogue is the charter, rules of the corporation, a short historical sketch of the beginnings of the organization, a list of matters of interest, a report from the President, and charts of the expenditures and donations. Lastly there are printed photographs of each building on the campus and a short description. 48 pgs. Green printed wrappers. Staple binding. OCLC 2 (Dec 2019, doesn't say which years) 9" x 6 1/4".
Carl Brandt Pictorial Windows And Mural Paintings, For Churches, Building and Private Residences, Artistic Leaded Glass and Glass Mosaic, A Trade Catalogue. Brandy Art Studio.Denver, CO .[1900]
Carl Brandt was a glass and mural painting artist who studied in the Academy in Dusseldorf, Germany, who was starting a new studio after moving from Chicago to Denver, Colorado. The trade catalogue consists of testimonials from past clients and six printed photographs of past works Brandt has completed. While some of the examples provided by Brandy were works done on commission, it is unclear if the others might be available for purchase in his new studio. In addition to the printed photographs of Brandt's work, there is also a printed photograph of a portrait of Brandt himself, as well as a small biography. The from cover has a light blue decorative border stamped on it. 16 pgs. Printed grey wrappers. OCLC 3 (Dec 2019). Date taken from testimonials. Measures 9" x 6".
Authentic Reproductions of Antique Lighting Fixtures
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"
 Price List & Catalog Awnings, Tents, Flags, Window Shades, Boat Covers...  Catalogue No. 24..  c1910
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".
 Liquor Catalog and Price List, The Yellow House, Curacao, D.W.I. Die-cut in the Shape of Luggage. .Curacao, D. W. I. .c1935.
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.
Georges Apchain Georges Apchain Musical Instruments Catalogue . Frederick W. Binzen & Company.New York.9771
The catalogue offers not only the sale of instruments, but the accessories and necessities in order to care for a variety of types. There is brief instructions for care of woodwind instruments. Following is a wide variety of woodwinds, from different types of Cabart oboes, to piccolos, to English horns. Short narrative descriptions with the various styles are offered, along with their price. Then there are accessories for almost all instrument types, from mouthpieces, to violin cases, to music stands, and tuning forks. There are illustrations of some of the products throughout to give a visual idea of the items being sold. 9 1/4" x 6".   .
C.D. Van Allen Van Allen's Common Sense Churn Transfer of Patent. .Syracuse, NY.July 23, 1861
A transfer of patent certificate for the Common Sense [Butter] Churn. The churn was invented by C. D. Van Allen and patented by him in July 1861 with an O.B. Cowles purchasing shares in it at that time. This certificate is represents when Van Allen transfer his share and ownership of his invention to Jefe M. Sharp of Roxbury, NJ, in November 1861. At the bottom of the certificate it states that the It was received by the US Patent Office on November 30, 1861 and entered into their "Transfer of Patent" files. Reverse is blank.  Measures 13 1/2" x 8 1/2".
 Sand Toy for Grands Magasings Du Printemps. .Paris, France.1890s
This paper toy depicts a woman on one side milking her cow and a little girl drinking milk at the table on the other side. Both the little girl's glass of milk and the stream of milk produced by the cow are tissue paper with a capsule of sand behind it. This means that as you turn the postcard over, the sand gives the illusion of milk gushing from  the cow's utter into the pail on one side, and the milk disappearing from the glass as the girl drinks it on the other side. The toy was sold by Printemps, a French department store, sometimes called Grands Magasings Du Printemps, with 'Grands Magasings' (translates to big store) being the class of store it was. The store focused on beauty, lifestyle, fashion, accessories and men's wear. It was founded in 1865 by Jules Jaluzot and Jean-Alfred Duclos. Printemps is credited with revolutionized retail business practices as they marked their goods with set prices rather than the haggling style (that started the price based on the customer's appearance) that was predominate at the time. The store is still open today. The product itself was made in Japan. Measures 4 3/4" x 3 1/4".
Commercial And Industrial Association Montgomery, Alabama: A Guide to its History, Landmarks, Industry, and Culture. Brown Printing Company.Montgomery, Alabama.c1900
36 pp, staple booklet. This short book details the history, people  and culture of Montgomery, the capital of Alabama. The book starts off briefly describing the city's location, population, health, water supply and climate. Next it continues onto several landmarks of the city, such as the local schools, Carnegie Library and local hospital, providing a brief description and photograph of each. The book continues on to describe the agricultural and industry found in Montgomery, claiming that Montgomery "is the center or one of the richest agricultural sections of the United States and offers the greatest inducements, not only to the planter of cotton, corn, hay, rice, sugar cane, etc., but also to the general farmer, the truck gardener, the fruit grower and stock raiser..." and that "any factory employing for raw material, cotton, cotton, seed, coal , iron, clay, hard woods, pine, leather, hides, vegetables, or fruits, will do will to locate in Montgomery." The latter half of the booklet is full of advertisements from local businesses such as the 'Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company', 'Winter, Loeb & Co. Wholesale Grocers', 'Alabama Cotton Oil Company', and 'Union Trust and Savings Company'. The book contains over twenty images (not including those used in advertisements) of Montgomery, AL. Measures 9" x 4"..
 Everything is Card Magic, A Trade Catalogue. Kard King Studios.Carmel, CA.16681
A trade catalogue about the "art" of card magic. Published by Kard King Studios, a magic shop that specializes in magic done with a deck of cards. The catalogue itself is a single fold blue heavy stock cover, with four legal size pages attached onto the interior with staples. These pages are then folded so that the catalogue is flat. These interior pages list each item currently in stock at Kard King Studios along with a short explanation of the item and the magic trick.  There are approximately forty-five (45) items on the list, such as the X-Ray deck (, Miracle Card Trick, Sterlings Walking Card, and the New Queens Mystery. The catalogue is careful to explain the magic trick each item performs without telling the reader how to perform the magic trick itself. The reader would need to purchase the item to receive detailed instructions. For example, for an item called 'The Haunted Desk', the catalogue provides the following instructions: "The performer has three different spectators select and replace three different cards and replace them in three separate [sic] positions in the deck. The performer then places the deck on his outstretched palm of his Hand. IN a mysterious and haunted fashion the deck begins to move first sideways then backwards to its original position but a card has been left protruding on each side. Again the deck moves forward and then backwards, leaving a card protruding in front. The spectators are asked to remove the protruding cards and they are found to be the previously selected cards. Complete, ready to work, full instructions. Price..... $1.00" The front cover states "This is a copy, No. 112". Measures 9 1/4" x 5 1/4" (folded catalogue), 14" x 8 1/2" (unfolded interior pages).
The Riverside Press, Catalogue of Cuts and Price List of Printing for Poultry and Live Stock Breeders and Business Men in General c1908
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.
The Jewish Holidays
The Jewish Holidays
Price: $100.00
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".
 Le Lilliputien . A Rouyer, Editeur, Paris. No. 359 - Handwork Patterns Secular Subject Matter, April 1877. ..
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..
Patriotic Paper Label - Williams' Genuine Yankee Soap. J. B. Williams & Co.Glastonbury CT.c1860
A 4 1/2" x 6 3/4" paper label promoting Williams' Yankee Soap. Patriotic in nature depicting an American flag with red, white and blue printing. Formerly Williams & Bros, Manchester (established 1832).
Horace Carr Trade Catalogue for Single View Projectors from the Buckeye Stereopticon Co. with Paper Slide in Cover.. Buckeye Stereopticon Company.Cleveland, OH.1909
A trade catalogue for the Buckeye Stereopticon Company, founded by Walter L. McCaslin, which produced a variety of magic lanterns and stereopticons. This catalogue is for models A-D of the "Little Buckeye". First produced in early 1909, the "Little Buckeye" was a postcard projector, that would be renamed the Mirroscope by Christmas of that same year. What is unique about this trade catalogue is the pull up aper slide demonstrator. The pocket fold front cover has a white illustrations of a projector with light streaming out of it. At the edge of this light is a oval cutout where the picture would be projected. A card housed in the pocket of the cover pull ups to depicts a film reel illustration of a cat chasing and failing to catch a mouse. Black wrappers, 6 pages, plus pull out card. Measures 6 1/4" x 3 1/4" (includes pull out card height).
 We Two, Carriers Greetings for 1910. Cleveland Press.Cleveland, Ohio.1910
A three page calendar for the year 1910. The calendar is a Courier Calendar that was produced by the newspaper Cleveland Press. Each page features a doll couple from a different country. The first image of dolls from Britain: the girl doll has blond hair and is in a green dress, while the boy is a toy soldier in the uniform of a Buckingham Palace guard. The second couple is from Japan, and features the boy and girl dolls in traditional clothing, kissing. The last couple is from Sweden, the girl in a traditional Swedish milk maid outfit hugging the boy doll, with both wearing wooden clogs. At the base each of the pages are two lines to poem, which altogether is: "For every star a drop of dew- For every heart a heart as true. Like to like is drawn, love As I am drawn to thee! I am made for love and her, And she for love and me." The right margin of each illustration features the calendar months.  The first page only has January on it. The second has February through July, and the last page has August through December on it. The three pages are hole punched at the top and bound together with a piece of twine. Measures 10 3/4" x 7 1/4".
 Typographic Messenger, Volume 5, No 4. - Scale of Sizes and Prices of  Printers' Cards. James Conner's Son Publishers.New York.October 1870
A magazine meant for professional or enthusiasts who were devoted to the typographic arts. This particular volume was printed in October 1870, and is Volume 5, No. 4. The front cover of this issue is an advertisement for Printer's Cards sold by John Robinson from New York. There is a diagram that shows the various cards he has per sale and their cost.  Some of the interior pages start with the 'History of the Art of Printing', quarter page to full page illustrated advertisements, generally for printing press, paper cutters and different type faces (Gothic #5, Wood Type, etc.) and decorative device border examples. Of note is a full page price list advertisement for The Newton Copper Type Company and Philadelphia Printing Ink Works. Pink covers. 20 pp. Pages are numbered 50-64. Measures 13" x 9 1/2".
Selick Krigstein Mono-Rote-Kriculator. Merriam Paper Co. .New York.1938
A three-layer volvelle made by the Merriam Paper Co. meant to help determine the equivalent weight, count or bulk between two different sizes of paper bundles. The wheels have four different color-coded sections: yellow, green, white, and tan. On the front of the volvelle, in the center there is an example given to show one how to use the wheel. On the back there are four different sets of instructions on how to use the wheel to determine count, bulk, weight, and reductions. Diameter 8"..
Catalogue of Cuts and Price List of Printing for Poultry and Live Stock Breeders and Business Men in General. Riverside Press.New York.
A catalogue that list and provides examples of illustrations that Poultry and Live Stock Breeders can use while advertising their products. At the beginning there is a price list for different sizes of envelopes, note head, memo head, letter heads, statements, shipping tags, post cards, circulars, folders and booklets. There are approximately 165 different images of live stock that farmers could choose from to help advertise their goods. While the majority of the images are of chickens (different kinds of chicks, hens, and roosters) there are also images of ducks, pigs, rabbits, dogs, turkeys, sheep, and goats. Additionally there are several fonts one can use from. 40 pg. (including covers). Staple booklet. Measures 9" x 6".
 Worthy Papers, Paper Sample Catalogue. Worthy Paper Company.West Springfield, MA.c1900
A trade catalogue for the Worthy Paper Company which was started in 1872 by Justin L. Worthy in Agawam, MA. It would later move to West Springfield in 1892. This catalogue is a binder made from thick card board paper, and carries paper samples from 16 different paper lines produced by the company. The lines included in this catalogue are: Georgian, Worthy Brochure, Auelian, Marowe, Daclan, Worthy Sterling Wove, Worthy Signature, Worthy Coronet, Rocburghe, Hand and Arrow, Hadrain, Worthy Charts, Worthy Text, Permanent Book, Worthy Letter, and Sterling Manuscript. Within each line are several different paper samples in a variety of colors, weaves, and finishes. There are 111 paper samples in total. The covers are a light blue card stock with a dark blue binding strip. Measures 10" x  7 1/2".
 Gustav Hinstorff, Bookseller and Stationer, Book Catalogue. .Chicago, IL.November 1883
A catalogue of German books from a bookseller named Gustav Hinstorff, located in Chicago, IL. The books he was selling were muslin bound book with color illustrations originally sold by a bookseller in Philadelphia. The catalogue was mailed to "Amana Society, John Heinemann Esq, Middle Amana, Iowa". Middle Amana was a part of the Amana Colonies which was a group of seven villages settled in 1856 by German Pietists who were fleeing persecution in their homeland. There is also an orange return envelope for the order. Double-sided, single page flyer. Measures 9 1/4" x 5 1/4" (flyer)..
 The Centennial Series of Spelling Blanks, In Three Numbers, No. 1: Words, belonging to Florence Hudson. Sheldon & Co, .New York, NY.1876
This composition notebook is especially designed for spelling exercises and spelling test with each page featuring three columns where one can list individual words. Some but not all of the pages appear to have been graded, and feature an 'X' besides words that were spelled wrong. On one of the last pages of the notebook there are written several sentences. It is unclear if theses were meant a draft for an essay or something else. Each sentence has an underlying geography theme, often mentioning a city, its location, and what natural landscapes surround the location. The front cover uses highly stylized fonts for the title, with a decorative border. Back cover is a list of other "Popular and Useful School Books published by Sheldon & Co." Brown wrappers. String binding. OCLC 0 (Dec 2019). Measures 8 1/2" x 7 1/4"..
 A Copybook Belonging to Caroline Hildsette, circa 1853. John W. Flagg.Bennington, NH.1853
A copy book made and sold by "John W. Flagg" in Bennington, NH. The front cover states that "J.W.F. continues to manufacture all kinds of Writing, Printing, and Sand Paper, and keeps constantly on hand a general assortment of Blank and School Books." The copy book itself Caroline Hildsette, a young girl who on each page copies a short sentence repeatedly to practice her penmanship. Some of the sentences she uses are "He who acts the clown becomes the clown", and "Clean neat and free from every blot this book." The front cover has an engraving of two hunters getting chased by wolves in a forest. The back cover has a multiplication chart. Both the front and back covers also feature a decorative border. Brown wrappers string binding. OCLC 9 (Dec 2019) Measures 8 1/4" x 6 1/2".
 Van Housen's, Paper Favors and Accessories Specially Designed for Costuming and Decorating in a Pageant and Club work, Playlets, etc., A Trade Catalogue, No. 81. Van Housen.Chicago, IL.1920
A trade catalogue for the company call Van Housen, based in Chicago, which sold paper, mostly crepe paper, party favors, costumes and accessories. This items were intended for short time use, either as a Halloween costume, theater costume, or any sort costume parties such as Carnival Celebrations, Masquerade Dances or Football parades. While some of the items sold are complete costumes, such as the Chinaman, Merry-Go-Round Girl, King's Jester, and Spanish Girl, the majority are meant as accessories, such as hats, umbrellas, wants and wings. Several of the costume accessories sold are: minute man hat, farm straw hat, drum major hat, police office cap, puritan hat and collar, Chinese hat, Indian hat, Japan maid hat, and a bird hat. Each item is drawn in black and white, and featured on a model. For most of the culturally based costumes, such as Chinese or Indian hat, the model appears to have been drawn to represent that culture (or the stereotypical view of the culture), however the exception is the Japanese maid hat, which is clearly worn by a white woman. Other paper items sold are paper baskets, flowers, paper lanterns, paper decorations, and paper doilies. Additionally some of the items sold by Van Housen's were not made of paper such as small metal bells, noise makers, and waxed butterflies. The covers of the catalogue are in color and shows images of various costumed people at a party. On the back cover its states "Catalogue No. 81". 22 pgs. Pictorial wrappers. OCLC 0 (Dec. 2019).
Chicago Garment Rack Co.  Chicago Garment Rack Co Catalog Number Eighteen . .Chicago.c. 1925
Advertising "Many New Merchandising Ideas" in this booklet, the catalogue offers anything a clothing store might possibly need in order to display their items. 83 pages, stapled in paper wrapper. From bargain tables to automatic adjustable dress forms to garment racks, this little catalogue offers it all, including small, decorative palm trees for the store. Included with the items are illustrated representations, some are of just the products, others include garment and possible use of displays. There are also brief descriptions of the items along with prices, as well as any available options for the product, if offered. The booklet has anything that would be required to create a clothing store, except for the clothes. Measures 6" x 4 1/2"..
Vivian M. Shaw Legends of Letterland by a Big Bird - ABC book. A. N. Palmer Company.New York.1930
A wonderfully charming book on penmanship. Vivian Shaw uses the Palmer Method, considered to be the authority on cursive instruction. Each letter is shown in its upper and lower case forms, with some letters, such as 'F' having 3 forms due to the various ways in which the upper case letter can be formed. For each version of every letter there is a little story and poem to go along with an anthropomorphic illustration of the letter. The cover depicts an owl wearing a suit and holding a book perched on a tree branch. 62 pages, OCLC-1 (of the 1930 version, Feb 2019). Plates by: Ester E. Painter.  Measures 7 1/2" x 5"..
Marine Machinery - Catalogue 1913
Marine Machinery Catalogue.  American Engineering Company.  Consolidation of Williamson Brothers Company of Philadelphia (1865) with American Ship Windlass Company formerly Providence (1857).  Philadelphia.  1913.  Hard cover.  198 pp.  Marine Machinery.  Contains Anchor, Capstans parts, Dredge Winch, Hoists, Quadrant Steering Gear, Towing Bitts, Valve Gear, WIndlasses, Yacht Capstans and much more.  Black & white in-text finely details illustrations.  Comprehensive narrative descriptions often explaining the purpose and use of the individual machine.  Also includes diagrams and tables.  Measures 6 1/4" x 9 1/4".  Replaced endpapers, and most likely rebound; the title page has a 2" separation at base. Cover wear.
The Royal Porcelain Book - Royal Worcester c1910 -Fine
The Royal Porcelain Book. Albert Frost & Sons.  c.1910.  20pp. soft cover with ornate embossed cover design. The first two (2) pages a sort of title page  endpapers is attached tissue and reads "The Story of Royal Worcester China and some Notes on a visit to the ancient city of Worcester" bordered with floral decorative devices  Eight (8) fine chromolithograph color plates depicting examples of fine wares created by the firm; each faced with  textured glassine. The text is a history on Royal Worcester Porcelain in narrative.  Floral decorative devices border the pages with deckled edges. Concludes with the applied tissue endpapers.  Measures  8 1/2" x 11 1/4".  Edge wear on covers.
U.S. Water Wear 1936 - U.S. Hits a New High in Styles and Sales for 1936. United States Rubber Company.New York.1936
24 pp (including covers) bathing suit catalog. The catalog proudly declares "It was the U. S. which originated the rubber swim suit. It was the U. S. which brought it to unrivaled perfection. That is why U. S. leads every year in rubber swim suit sales. And that is why U. S. leads again this season with the most outstanding styles and interesting innovations ever seen in waterwear." The catalog features a variety of items, from bathing suits for both men and women, to swim caps, and 'bathing' shoes. The catalog is full of black and white photographs depicting the items. Some of the images have blue coloring added to the clothing item to make it visually stand out. Measures 11" x 8 1/2". Minor edge wear. Toning and soiling due to age. Minor penciling (mostly check marks by items), though a name is written on the front cover.
Cot y Arraut/ La Filosofia (The Philosophy) - 1910s Barcelona Fashion with fine illustrations.. R. Tobella.Barcelona.1917
There are 8 leaves, 6 leaves of which are on regular paper and feature featuring black and white fashion renderings- women in and children in current fashion of the time.  The last two leaves are printed on heavy card stock and have partially embossed/stamped color woodblock illustrations of 19th century fashion, and on the verso, prices and description of the line. There is also additional product information on the inside wrappers. The outer wrapper has a elaborate yet whimsical color woodblock depiction of a 19th century  street scene with several figures walking and three stain glass windows in the background. Deckled edge illustrated wraps and red string binding. The woodblock illustrations are signed by Cesar, while the black and white fashion renderings are signed by another indecipherable  individual.   Not located in OCLC. Feb 2019. Measures 9" x 6 1/2".
Class of 1917 Initial Instruction for Infants or The Babies' Botany Book, A Grind Book from Smith College. Smith College.Northampton, MA.1914
8 pg., staple booklet. A humor filled book, which appears on first glance to be a baby book on botany. However upon closer inspection, one realize that the book has noting to do with botany. It is actually a 'Grinds' Book from Smith College, a women's college in Northampton, MA. These 'Grind Book's, also called Freshman Grinds, were created as a result of a long-standing competition that has existed between the First Year (Freshman) students and the Second Year (Sophomore) students, and were printed and placed either on the doorsteps or in the mailboxes of incoming Freshman. These books were often full of humor, poking fun at the incoming class, such as when the Class of 1908 produced a take-off of modern baby books, entitled "Babies Own Journal", which offered instructions on how to keep the baby member of the Class of 1909 happy, health, and clean. The Freshman class was often referred to as 'babies' as they knew nothing about campus or college life, and the Grinds often reflected that idea. "The Babies Botany Book", die cut to be shaped like a baby sucking a bottle and holding a doll, also reflects this idea, and includes five poems instructing the 'baby' reader on the various times of 'specimens' found. In this case they are referring to five of the stereotypical personalities of young incoming Freshmen. The poems are titled Grind-ia Greasi-ma (a Book Worm), Athlet-a Long Legorum (the athlete with long legs), Fusser Blushiorum (a flirty girl), Freshman-a Weepiosa (a homesick freshman), and Rusher Constant-a (an overachiever). Along with each poem is a black and white lined drawing. These drawings are also humorous in nature, for example the poem about the Athlete, depicts a girl's head with a long braid acting as the center of a flower and its stem, surrounding by basketballs representing the flower petals. Below is one of the poems found within this book. "This 'red-eyed-Susan' does not grow Where 'black-eyed-Susans' do, Nor is its color --A melancholy 'blue'; You'll find that early in the Fall It's everywhere about; 'Tis watered most by tears. But Time Can always Weed it out And for this flower to droop its head Is natural, must be granted: 'Tis torn from its own native soil, And is, of course, transplanted."    - Freshman-a Weepiosa Another funny bit to this book is the inscription which reads: "A collection of typical specimens weeded from the abundant growth of the year 1918, by 17 Botanists." Measures 8" x 4 3/4".
 The Common School Writing Book, a Copy Book belonging to Adeline Pazius, circa 1857 . The Cheap School Book and Stationary Store of James m. Alden.Auburn, NY.
A copy book belonging to a young twelve year old girl by the name of Adeline Pazius in 1857. Adeline, according to census records, was working as a domestic even at the young age of ten in Mentz, NY for the Mills family. This book features a variety of short phrases that Adeline copied to improve her penmanship. Often times she could only fit a portion of the sentence on each page, so while the first sentence at the top of the page is the whole thought, subsequent lines are only partial copies. Some of the phrases used were: "Choose for your companions a man of good morals" and "Great men are the representation of their country". The front cover of the book features an engraving of a classroom filled with boys, five of which are standing in front of the teacher's desk reading from their books. The back cover features information on the 'Cheap School Book and Stationary Store'. There is a decorative border on both the front and back covers. The inside front cover has the beginnings of an unfinished and unknown recipe. Orange wrappers The back cover advertises other products by James Alden. . String binding. OCLC 0 (Dec 2019) Measures 8" x 6 1/2".
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
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
White & Wyckoff Mfg. Co - Stationery Lines Embossed Labels c1930s
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+
 The Time is Now, Project Rural Conference. NAACP.Raleigh, NC.December 14-15, 1979
A card stock poster from a 1979 conference, hosted at the Sheraton Crabtree Hotel in Raleigh, NC. The slogan for the conference was "The Time is Now" and the poster features an illustration of a African American man holding a pitch fork standing in his fields, surrounded by chickens. In the distance there another individual, which based on the head-ware may have been intended to be a woman, riding on a tractor plowing a field. Below the illustration are the dates for the conference. The text and illustration are printed in blue. Measures 15" x 11 1/2". Project Rural was an initiative developed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) with the goal to educate black Americans in the need for retaining possession of their land. Project Rural was an acronym for Retention, Utilization, Revitalization, and Acquisition of Land, and developed in the 1970s, its aim was to address the starling static that black Americans had lost 10  million of the 15 million acres of land that they owned after the American Civil War.
The Language of FlowersGeorge Routledge and SonsLondon
80 pp. Applied litho cover, 25 in-text illustrations, border imagery throughout, printed in color by Edmund Evans. A listing of flowers and their symbolism along with beautiful illustrations by Kate Greenaway. The last half of book has meanings with the kind of flower and poetry and prose. 6" x 5"
 Herbick & Held Type Specimen Book belonging to Violet Symons, Pittsburgh, Pa. c1950s . Herbick & Held Printing Co..Pittsburgh.c1950s
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”.
 Seven (7) Razor Cut Engrossed Salesman Samples, Howard C. Rice,1912. ..1912
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
Dr. Jaeger's Sanitary Woolen System Co. --Jaeger the Standard Underwear of the World.  Nineteenth Edition
48 pp. catalogue.  Illustrated  Concludes with index.  A full system of woolen underwear made suitable for summer wear.  Includes clothing for men, women and children. Men's items a and includes such items as the men's normal sanatory combination suit, chest protectors, smoking jackets and camel's hair velour slippers.  Women's items include Sanatory undervests, normal sanatory drawers,  woolen knitted negligee corset and woolen hosiery.  Children's wear includes infants bandages, Gertrude Suit, sleeping combination suits and  knitted knee warmer.  Also include medical devices such as abdominal and girder belts.  Many other products, all include sizing and pricing information and a narrative description.  Measures 8 1/2" x 6 1/2".
Catalogue & Sample Book for Zebra Fibre Store Wrapping Paper. Graham Paper Co..St. Luis.
8 pp. catalogue with an illustration of a store owner wrapping parcels in Zebra Fibre.  A sign overhead reads "Wrapping Paper Expense vs. Zebra Fibre and Profit".  The next page describes the product as being printed in a "tastily manner" and is an everlasting advertisement for the merchant.  The book is designed with graduated pages allowing the buyer to see the different options at a glance. The remainder of the pages are blank zebra fibre in different colors.  Zebra Fibre logo on back cover. Measures 8"x 11". .
Louis Gaylord Clark Circular - Announcing Daniel Webster's Life, Eulogy, and Four Great Orations.. Wilbur M. Hayward & Co..Rochester, NY.1853
Single-fold 11" x 8" circular announcing the volume printed in the best style of typographical art, on a superior quality of paper containing 184pp. and a steel portrait of Mr. Webster extant.  Lists the orations and price list for publisher copies in paper or muslin.  Inside pages blank.  Printed on stationery with embossed scroll and arrow upper left "Carson & Co. .
Frank Hiram Crosby Letter from a Commission Merchant regarding Wood and Flour on French's Hotel Letterhead. .New York.1859
A letter written by Frank Hiram Crosby, most likely a commission merchant, in New York. It is unclear who he is writing to, but in the letter he discusses the price of flour he purchased, three to five cents per pound, and the sale of wood. He goes into some about of detail regarding the wood, as it seems as though it was harvested from two different locations, one of which produced a higher quality wood, and therefore fetched a better price. The letter concludes with the recommendation that the recipient get in touch with the foreman of the lumber company to see if they can purchase next season's wood from the preferred location in advanced. The letter itself is written on a letterhead from the French's Hotel in New York, where a single room was 50 cents per day and the letterhead request that one should "not believe runners or hackmen who say we are full."  Measures 9 1/4" x 13 3/4" ..
Gretchen's Home. William G. Johnston Company.Pittsburgh PA.1920s
A die-cut litho on heavy card stock home with a quasi-tudor style.  Complete in a glassine sleeve with directions for building affixed to the sleeve.  Besides the pieces for the house includes a 2 1/2" figure; Gretchen to be cut-out and stood next to the house. Unused.  Sleeve measures 14" x 10 1/2".  The series has four houses and includes  Gretchen's Home, Rita's Cottage, Chiquita's House and Toytown.. William G. Johnston and Company, founded in 1857, was a well known Pittsburgh printing and book-binding firm in the late 1800s and early 1900s. William G. Johnston, the son of a prominent Pittsburgh printer was born August 22, 1828. He attended the Western University of Pennsylvania (now, the University of Pittsburgh) before organizing a party to head to California during the 1849 gold rush. In 1857, Johnston founded the William G. Johnston and Company at Wood St. and Second Ave. and later erected a new building at 900 Penn Ave. and Ninth St., Pittsburgh, to house the company. Johnston died on June 1, 1913.
 The Southern Workman, Vol 39, No. 12. The Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute.Hampton, VA.3988
Some of the articles within this volume are "African Agriculture by Monroe N. Work, The Indian of To-day by Henry Roe Cloud, and The American Rural School by William A. Aery. Additionally there are ten images from photographs found within the three articles entitled Progress in Porto Rico, Restoration of Roman' Marriage Place, and the Awakening of Asia. 60 pgs. (pages are numbered 644-704). Tan printed wrappers. Measures 10" x 6 1/2" . The Southern Workman is a journal founded by Civil War General and Educator Samuel Chapman Armstrong, and is a magazine "devoted to the interest of the undeveloped races." Armstrong was the first Principal of Hampton Agricultural Normal  and Agricultural Institute (later known as Hampton College, now known as Hampton University), which was founded after the Civil War to help provided education to freedmen. The school also focused on educating other minorities, such as Native Americans.
Stephen Paine Thermometer, Urinometers, Hydrometers... Flyer by Stephen Paine. Paine & Webster.Providence, RI.[1860]
Stephen Paine was a manufacture and dealer of scientific items, but more specifically, optical Goods. Opening in 1860, with his partner Mr. Webster, his shop on Westminister St, in Providence, RI, sold spectacles, eyeglasses, opera glasses, and optical glasses, optical goods, and fine jewelry. This particular single-fold trade catalogue for the store lists inventory on a variety of glass thermometers, hydrometers, urinometer, and lactometer. The flyer claims that the store has "one of the largest stocks in New England" and that "especial [sic] attention given to selecting first-class, accurate Thermometers for Mechanical uses." Measures 10" x 8" (unfolded).
 Catalogue of Books, Ancient and Modern In the English and Foreign Languages, No. 53. John Wilson.London, England.October 1834
A catalogue of 16 pp and almost 800 books sold by John Wilson, in what was most likely his going out of business sale. On the first page of this catalogue it states " being obliged to remove from London on account of ill health, he has greatly reduced the Prices of the Book sin the present Catalogue, in many instances that are inserted UNDER COST PRICE, is object being to realize a Sale as soon as possible." Printer G. Norman. 16 pages. Thread binding. Measures 9 3/4" x 6 3/4".
 Illustrated Billhead - William Coulson & Sons, Manufactures & Merchants of General Household Linens . William Coulson & Sons.New York.1914
William Coulson & Sons was a founded in 1764 by William Coulson in Lisburn, Ireland. It manufactured on large looms a variety of fine household linen goods, such as table cloths and napkins. The company were the creators of 'damask linen' and the first company to successfully working in the  fabric armorial devices, national emblems, and heraldic designs. The also were a one point holders of a Royal Warrant from King George III, King George IV, Queen Victoria, and King Edward VII. This billhead is for their New York offices and is dated December 19, 1914. A large stylized engraving covers the top third of the billhead, and features three illustrations. The largest on is an image of a man working at a damask loom. Of the two smaller images, one features the seal of King George V, (in reference to their Royal Warrant), and the second features a woman seated at an Irish spinning wheel. The billhead is a receipt for A. E. Carlton, Esq of Cripple Creek, Colorado. Single page. Measures 11" x 9".
A Pair of Copybooks belonging to Charles A. Carlton . ..[1855]
This pair of copy books belong to Charles A. Carlton and they showcase the penmanship practices of individual letter, and how one flows into another. The two copy books are entitled: 'The Original Duntonian System of Rapid Writing, Revised and Improved, Designed for Academies, Seminaries, and Common School, No. 4', published by Whittemore, Niles and Hall in Boston, MA in 1855 and 'Potter & Hammond's Analytical and Progressive System of Penmanship, in Twelve Numbers, No. 4' published by Potter, Hammond & Co. in 1858 (OCLC 1, Dec 2019). Both books utilize similar systems designed to enhance one's penmanship and rapid writing. The systems involve a series of printed lines, letters, words, and/or phrases printed at the top of each page that one would then repeatedly copy. Each book starts off with simple curved lines repeated over and over again, with each section the curves becoming tighter and closer together. In the next section, individual letters are repeated over and over again with particular attention paid to how one letter connects into the next. For example, repeating the letter 'm' over and over. Eventually individual words are practiced such as 'testament', 'unicorn' and 'reminded'. At the end of the copy book, whole sentences are repeated, such as: "By a good deportment we gain reputation,"  and "Neglect no opportunity to improve the mind." Both covers  feature decorative filigree and borders as well as small engravings of a hand holding a pen. Each cover has a space where the owner of the books, Charles A. Carlton, can write their name. The back covers have different printed advertisements. In the case of 'The Original Duntonian System of Rapid Writing' has information on other books sold by its publisher. The ''Potter & Hammond's Analytical and Progressive System of Penmanship' has information on 'The Providence Commercial Academy', a school for penmanship, book keeping and mathematics as well as a small engraving at the base of the page of a nib of a pen. Both have brown wrappers and string bindings. Measures 8 1/2 x 6 3/4".
3 Paint Sample Cards with Suggested Color Schemes - Harrison's Town & Country Paints. Harrison Bros. & Co..Philadelphia.
Three (3) different 3 1/8" x 5 7/8" trade card, each with three to six paint chips and a line drawn illustration of a house that would be suitable for the suggested color schemes.   Each of the chips identifies the suggested location for application and the pain number. e.g. the card with six chips has suggestions for the roof, gabel, trim, sash and body.  The content on the reverse is identical and promotes the line's perfectly pure White Lead, Zinc White and the necessary tings mixed in exactly the right proportions and ground in pure linseed oil. .
 A New Location, Wm. R. Cardy Co. Succeeding Herschman E. Cardy, Printers Embossers, Engravers, Binders. Wm. R. Cardy Co.Chicago, IL.[1930]
Wm. R. Cardy Co. was a printing company owned by William Robert Cardy (1872-1933), that was located in Chicago and also did embossing, engraving and binding. This brochure is advertising a new location and change of business name. Cardy had had a partner in the past, Hershman, but now he owned the company outright. The front cover features a beautiful, ornate, and colorful lithographic border done in a medieval style with an image of a printer at a press on the bottom. The design is done in a combination of blue, red, green, and some gilding. The font chosen is also highly stylized and reminiscent of a font used in the medieval ages. This same style of border is continued on the interior page of the brochure along with a drop cap letter and information about their new location and printers. On the bottom of the back cover it says "printed on medieval parchment". Single fold brochure. Measures 8 1/2" x 6 3/4" (folded), 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" (unfolded) .
George F. Murdock Composition Notebook for the Winter Term of George F. Murdock. .Stow, MA.1879-1880
A composition notebook for twelve year old George F. Murdock during the winter term of his "3rd Class". It has thirteen (13) short essays, short stories, and/or sample letters with subjects ranging from Paul Revere, a description of what is in the classroom or seen from his window, and a short story of about a man on the moon. Murdock himself would late go on in life to become an educator and high school principal. It is clear that some of these entries were graded as the majority have a grade written on the top in pencil. Presumably each assignment was graded out of ten points, and Murdock received 9's, 9.5's, and 10's. Below are some excerpts from the composition notebook: "This man lives in a yellow farm house which contains sixteen rooms. Besides the house the man has a a woodshed, a large barn, and a farm containing one thousand acres which covers the surface of the moon. His farm is a very valuable one requiring but little attention except in harvest time' so the man has a good deal of leisure and makes himself very comfortable. He is the only person found on the moon; but once a balloon containing several persons lost it sway , and while trying to get back to the earth it touched the moon near the man's house. The people were kindly cared for by the man and after several months they set sail for the earth which they reached safety..." - Excerpt from "The Man in the Moon", January 8th, 1880 "One Thanksgiving evening when I had been indulged at the supper table more hat usual I went to bed while the clock was striking eight and was soon asleep. I dreamed I was preparing to go to Europe. I spent a week packing my trunk and arranging things at home so that they would be preserved until I returned. I arrived at the depot which seemed to be somewhere in New York and went aboard the train for Boston. On reaching that city I hired a hackman to carry me to the wharf. After riding about ten hours the hack stopped; I stepped out and found myself in a forest. I gazed around for a minute and turned to speak to the coachman; but he, the carriage, and horses were all gone. Suddenly night came on, and it began to rain. After many wanderings I found an opening in a rock; I entered and found a large room under the rock with supper waiting for me to which I bountifully helped myself, and then went to bed..." - Excerpt from "A Dream", January 26, 1880 Tan wrappers, lined interior pages, two thirds full. Measures 8 1/4" x 6 3/4". George Frederick Murdock was born March 8, 1867 to Charles Nathanael Murdock (1835-1904) and Julia Ann Temple (1841-1873) in Hopkinton, MA. He had at least one sibling: Charles Henry Murdock (1865-?). He married Abbie Barker Wade (1867-1939) on February 9, 1893 and had three children: Arthur Wade Murdock (1893-?), Evelyn Louise Murdock (1897-1980), and Frederick M. Murdock (1911-1995). George was the Principal of Major Victor E. Edwards High School in West Boylston High for twenty six (26) until his retirement in 1938. His date of death is unknown.
Higgins & Seiter - Catalogue No.14 - Fine China and Cut Glass
Higgins & Seiter Catalogue No.14 FIne China-Rich Cut Glass.  Higgns & Seiter.  New York.  c.1880s. 165 pp. soft cover catalogue followed by order forms  The focus is on Fine China-Rich Cut Glass, contains Almond dish china, Berry bowls cut glass, Coffee pots, Dinner sets, Fairy lamps, Hall clocks, Jam jars, Majolica ware, Ramekins, Steins, Welsh rabbit mugs, and much more.  black & white in-text and full page illustrations,, 8 full page color plates.  Brief descriptions with pricing and some with sizes.  Measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Cover repair.  Achival tape reinforcment.  Light staple rust. Light tonging throughout. Chips on covers.. Lack of pgs. 119-120, 45-48.
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
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.
Pettibone Bros. Mfg. Co. Manufactures of Uniforms and Society Goods, Banners, Badges, Flags, Regalia, Paraphernalia, etc. Catalog No. 674.

16 pp catalog with narrative descriptions size and pricing information. The first 9 pages are dedicated to Parade banners and bannerettes including description on how the organizations emblem is hand paints on the banner and the lettering process. Painted by union sign painters. Also includes silk US flags, parade outfits, pennants, burgees, badges, and parade badges including those with gold leaf embossing, celluloid covered medallions and gold or silver plate medallion. The back cover depicts White Duck Uniforms for Parades. Measures 7 ¾” x 10 ¼”. Condition: cover wear. 1 OCLC.

H. E. Schulse The Earth.  Uniclok Globe Handbook.  A Pocket Manual of the Earth, Moon, Sun, Planets, Stars and ... (Uniclok Globe). Universal Clock & Globe Corporation.Wilmington, DE.1931
53 pp. wraps.  Narrative text with full page and in-text illustrations and graphs throughout.  The globe is  the Telechron Motored Electric Uniclok.  It provided accurate time throughout the world with the aid of an electric lamp socket.   Primary content Uniclok Globe Directions, The Earth (numerous sections), Demonstrating with Uniclok Time Dial & Globe, The Moon, The Sun, The Zodiac and Zodiacal Constellations, Questions and Answers, Different Models and Information.   Measures 7 1/2" x 5". .
3 Promotional Items Le Thermogene: Capsicum Cotton wadding to treat  ailments. Le Thermogene.Paris.c1900
A collection of three items (in French) advertising 'Le Thermogene' a patent medicine product that was meant to help with a variety of ailments such as coughing, bronchitis, flue, sore throat, colds, joint pains, and rheumatism. The product was a heating pad that was composed of soft cotton wadding that had been treated with capsicum and could be placed on various parts of the body. The first item in the collection is flyer (measures 8 1/4" x 5 1/4") featuring a fire-eating circus performer in a green body suit holding the product (represented as large orange objects) and breathing out fire. This artwork was designed by Leonetto Cappiello (1875-1942) who was an Italian and French poster art designer who is nowadays often referred to as the "father or modern advertising." This was due to the fact that he was the first to use bold figures that popped out of their contrasting black background. The second item in this collection is a single-fold pamphlet (Measures: 6 1/4" x4 3/4" folded, 9 1/4" x 6 1/4" unfolded). This pamphlet provides simple, and to the point information about the product as well as depicting 6 illustrations of figures show how the product can be used on a variety of places on the body. On the front is the same circus figure by Cappiello found on the flyer, however this time the only color used is in the product the figure is holding, and the fire coming out of his mouth. The last item in the collection is a small 12 page staple booklet that is chalk full of more detailed information about the product. The back of the booklet actually has the image of the circus performer, while the front of the booklet has a roaring fire in a fire pit.  .
Chiquita's House. William G. Johnston Company.Pittsburgh PA.1920s
A die-cut litho on heavy card stock home with a Spanish style.  Complete in a glassine sleeve with directions for building affixed to the sleeve.  Besides the pieces for the house includes a 2 1/2" figure; Chiquita to be cut-out and stood next to the house. Unused.  Sleeve measures 14" x 10 1/2".  The series has four houses and includes  Gretchen's Home, Rita's Cottage, Chiquita's House and Toytown.. William G. Johnston and Company, founded in 1857, was a well known Pittsburgh printing and book-binding firm in the late 1800s and early 1900s. William G. Johnston, the son of a prominent Pittsburgh printer was born August 22, 1828. He attended the Western University of Pennsylvania (now, the University of Pittsburgh) before organizing a party to head to California during the 1849 gold rush. In 1857, Johnston founded the William G. Johnston and Company at Wood St. and Second Ave. and later erected a new building at 900 Penn Ave. and Ninth St., Pittsburgh, to house the company. Johnston died on June 1, 1913.
Patrick Joseph Carmody Fruit Growing in Victoria . Advertising and Intelligence Bureau, Lands Department .Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.1909
An advertising booklet meant to attract farmers into establishing fruit farms in the Victoria, Australia. The main portion of the booklet is written by Patrick Joseph Carmody who was the Chief Inspector of Orchards for the Department of Agriculture in Melbourne. He asserts that "Victoria, compared with all other countries stands unrivaled for the last few years in the expansion of the industry of fruit production." The rest of the booklet discusses the suitability of Victoria for fruit growing, how to dispose of the produce, state assistance offered to growers, the approximate cost to set up, the variety of fruit one can plant (Jonathan Apple, Cleopatra apple, Winter Nelis pear, etc.), pruning, and future development in the industry. Additionally, there is a smaller section dedicated to the 'Lands Administration in Victoria', where it provides information and advise on how to get land by various means, such as auriferous (rental) lands, lands by auction, and swamp/reclaimed lands, as well as the different types of land sites (business, garden, or residential). It also provides information on the various licenses one might need, such as grazing and bee farm licenses. Lastly there is a small section on the agricultural laborer's allotments as well as their home allotments. Approximately fifteen (15) printed black and white photographs. Advertisements on the inside covers. 16 pg. Pictorial wrappers. Staple Binding. Measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".
 Official Time Tables Fall Brook Coal Company Railways. Fall Brook Railway Company.Corning, NY.January 1889
The Fall Brook Railway Company (F.B.C.Co.) was one of the largest freight business in the United States that ran along a single track. The company's track was approximately 280 miles long and was located in New York and Pennsylvania. The company owned (as of 1893) 74 locomotives and 3,469 cars, of which 25 or so were passenger cars. Each month they printed and issued monthly corrected schedule/timetable of the Fall Brook Lines as well as several railways connecting lines. Some of the connected lines included in this booklet are: Beech Creek RR, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western RR, New York Central & Hudson River RR (Main Line and Auburn Branch), New York, Lake Erie & Western RR (Main Line and Tioga Branch), Philadelphia & Reading RR, and West Shore RR. The 16 page booklet also included advertisements for local businesses along the route, such as grocery stores or hotels, as well as companies that would supply the rail road and its workers such as Rhode Island Tool Company, West (Steam) Engine Company,  Waterloo Wagon Company, and Rochester Car Wheel Works. Additionally there are several jokes and short stories, though whether these were only used to fill unsold advertising space or something that was routinely added is unknown. One of the jokes printed in the booklet is: "Betsy, an old colored ccok [sic], was moaning around the kitchen the other day, when her missress [sic] asked her if she was ill. 'No ma'm, no 'zactly,' said Betsy, ' but the fac' is, I don't feel ambition 'nough to get out of my own way.' " The front cover has a black and white engraving of a forest valley with a railroad bridge that has a train  crossing it. There is also an image of a scroll printed beside it that lists the different railways that were incorporated into the Fall Brook Railway Company. Those are: Corning, Cowanesque & Antrim RR, Syracuse, Geneva, and Corning RR, Pine Creek RR, and Geneva & Lyons RR. The back cover features a map of Fall Brook Railway Company lines. Today the Fall Brooks line is owned by  two different companies: Wellsboro & Corning RR, and Tioga Central RR. Illustrated wrappers. 16 pgs (including cover) OCLC 0 (Dec 2019) Measures   7" x 4".
 Writing Book, An Accounting Book, Ledger for Purchase of Brewster Farm, an apple farm and resulting operation of the farm near Portsmouth NH, 1870-1880. Cutter Tower & Co..Boston, MA.
This blank notebook has been partially filled out with an account of the expenditures of an unknown individual, dating form 1870-1880. It lists sold products such as apples and pears and payments for services, taxes, etc.  Many of the entries include buyer or seller's name. The first entry is the purchase of Brewster Farm for $3,000. Shortly after L.L. De'Rochement purchased a portion  of the farm for $700. The front cover has a large engraving of a hand holding a pen with a decorative border. The back cover also has a decorative border, but with a multiplication chart at the center. Blue wrappers. String binding. OCLC 0 (Dec 2019) Measures 8" x 6 3/4".
 Catalogue and Price List of Original Label Designs, Talcum Wraps and Sachet Envelopes in Stock with  Chromolithograph Images. . The Harden Lithographing Co..Phhiladelphia.1909
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.
The Paul E Wirt Fountain Pen
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"..
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
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
Seeley's Hard Rubber Specialties
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".
Catalog of Dennison Mfg. Co. Tags and Printed Gummed Labels, 1903.
Filled with illustrations of labels in two color and multi-color examples, plus two pages of use of gold and silver inks. .
Loretta Moore Loopin and Jaggers, Books 1-4 - Adventures in Space, Clock-Makers, Bubble-Makers and the Land of the Friendly Camel. Blue Ribbon, Limited.Toronto.1945
A set of four books featuring the characters Loopin the Elfin and Jaggers the Cat. The four books are Loopin and Jaggers in the Town of the Clock-Makers, Loopin and Jaggger in the Town of the Bubble-Makers, Loopin and Jaggers in the Town of Candlemakers, and Loopin and Jaggers in the Land of the Friendly Camel. Fine imagery with full color illustrations and corner vignettes. All four books were published by Blue Ribbon, a company who sold a variety of cooking products such as coffee, cocoa, tea, backing powder, and baking chocolate. One could only receive the books by collecting the coupons on each of their products. Measures 6 3/4" x 4 3/4".. Minor edge ware and soiling.
H. F. Wendell & Co Catalog of Fine Memorial Goods. .Leipsic, OH.1920
A catalogue for H. F. Wendell, located in Leipsic, Ohio, who claimed to be the largest memorial house on earth. This catalogue focuses on memorial cards shows 9 photomechanical prints of some of the styles offered by H. F. Wendell. Each of these prints come with a style number, size, description and price. One example of the cards, is Style No. 1, and it is advertised as "the most beautiful memorial card ever designed for children." If can even be finished in gold. The cover depicts the home office of the company surrounded by decorative elements. 12 folded pages. Measures 6" x 4" (folded), 18" x 8" (unfolded).
A. F. Merrill, D. P. Merrill, & E.M. Merrill A Set of Three Composition Notebooks belonging to the Merrill Siblings. .Falmouth, ME.1864-1869
A set of three composition notebooks belong to the Merrill siblings of Falmouth, ME. Their names were: Abbie Frances Merrill (1853-1944), Deering P. Merrill (1857-1941), and Esther M. Merrill (1855-?).  Below is a description of each child's copybook: Esther's copybook is entitled "The Scholar's Economical Writing Book for Common Schools" and was published by Sanborn & Carter, with no publication date listed. As this copybook features what appears to be the beginning exercises of penmanship and writing, this book was most likely used by Esther in the early 1860s. The book starts off with writing exercises where a single letter is repeated before moving on to individual words and short sentences, such as "Alabama" and "A man manners influence his fortune". Esther's full name is also repeated on a page as she learned how to write it. The front cover features a geometric decorative border, while the back features are more symmetrical delicate decorative border and a multiplication table. Yellow wrappers. String Binding. OCLC 0 (Dec 2019) Measures 8 1/4" x 6 3/4" Abbie's copybook is entitled "The Young Lady's and Gentleman's Writing Book or Book for Compositions" published by O. L. Sanborn & Co. of Portland, ME. Abby has dated this book from 1864-1865. The copybook features a series of sentences repeated, such as: "Avoid temptation through fear that you might yield" and "Vice punishes itself but virtue secures its own reward." The last several pages are copied fake invites, receipts and short letters. The front cover has a decorative border that looks like lace. The back cover has a multiplication table. Dark blue wrappers. Sting binding. OCLC 0 (Dec 2019) Measures 8" x 7" 'Writing Book' is a copybook full of penmanship exercises belonging to Deering when he was twelve years old in 1869. The In additional various morality sayings that were repeatedly copied,  the book also features the repetition of common words or titles like Mr., Mrs., Miss, and the days of the week, as well as local building and businesses such as the local seminary school, 'Westbrook Seminary', and the court house. The book itself was published by L. S. Manufactory of Cambridgeport, MA, with no publication date. Illustrated teal wrappers with a school days border and an engraving at the center of a group of school children, one of which is wearing a dunce cap. The back features the same school days border with a engraving of the store front of L. S. Learned. Teal wrappers. Sting binding. OCLC 0 (Dec 2019) Measures 8 1/4" x 7". The Merrill siblings lived in Falmouth, ME in the mid 1800s. The children were born to John Alexander Pope Merrill (1823-1918) and Elizabeth Susan Merrill (1830-1907). The siblings names were: Abbie Frances Merrill (Feb 1853- Oct 8, 1944), Deering P. Merrill (1857- Dec 28, 1941), Esther M. Merrill (1855-?), Mary E. Merrill (April 2, 1866- Sept. 17, 1956), and Rueben Merrill (1878- Jan 29, 1979).
 Illustrated Price List, Chas. Beseler, Manufacturer of Compress Air Atomizer, Air and Gas Pumps, Globe Inhalers, Gas Receives, &c.. Chas. Beseler.New York, NY.1888
A wonderful illustrated scientific trade catalogue of compress air atomizers and gas pumps. There are seventeen (17) engravings throughout the trade catalogue, some of the illustrations are of:a compressed air receiver, novelty air pump, gas compressor, and an inhaling apparatus. This trade catalog was printed by J. E. Crankshaw, Jobbing Printers on Fulton Street in New York, NY. Yellow illustrated covers. 23 pgs. OCLC 0 (Dec 2019) Measures 7 1/2 x 4 1/4".
The National Casket Company, Inc. Bronze Sarcophagi, 1923
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.
Heywood Wakefield Furniture No. 103A - Wicker or Reed Fiber & Wood 1929
Heywood Wakefield Reed Fibre and Wood Furniture Catalogue 103A.  1929.  Soft cover.  151 pp.  catalog. Art Deco influenced cover design. The first 84 pages dedicated to wicker furniture with the remainder wooden.  Reed and Fibre furniture including Bassinet, Cane Webbing, Children's Cabinet Chairs, Couches, Day Beds, Ferneries, Invalid Chairs, Serving Tables, Plant Stands, Tabourets.  Wood furniture including Billiard Chairs, Colonial Chairs, Dinerette Furniture, Fernery, High Chairs, Ladderback Chairs, Steamer Chairs, Windsor Chairs and much more. Black & white illustrations with sizing information. Occasional color room vignettes including brightly colored fabric on cushions and drapery within predominantly black & white illustrations and images from photographs with brief descriptions including size information.  Order form and introductory letter inserted.  Measures 13 3/4" x 10".  Cover wear, edge chip.
W. F. H. Rosenberg Catalogue of Birdskins, Price List 30. .London.1927
A trade catalogue of over 4000 specimens of bird skins for sale. The store was owned by William Frederick Henry Rosenberg, who was a British naturalist, collector, natural history dealer and explorer. Rosenberg originally sold his specimens to private collectors, such as Walter Rothschild, before opening a store in the late 1800s. In addition to selling bird skins he sold mammal skins, birds eggs, reptiles, batrachians (amphibians), fishes and lepidoptera (butterflies). The first 2 pages of the catalogue is an index which lists the scientific families the bird specimens fall into. The back cover features a black and white image of Rosenberg in his store with some specimens on the desk in front of him. The catalog is displayed in two columns and organized by Order, Families, Genera, or Countries and includes pricing information in shillings and pence. A note indicates The care and arrangement of private collections is undertaken on moderate terms. Birds are only supplied for purposes of scientific study and research.  Orders for specimens to be used for millinery and kindred objects are not accepted. Blue covers, 45 numbered pages (including back interior cover). Stapled booklet. A few penciled notes. Measures 8 1/2" x 8 3/4".OCLC - 0 (Feb. 2019). . William Frederick Henry Rosenberg was born on July 24, 1868 in Paddington, London, England to William George Home Rosenberg (1848-?) and Kate Mabel Green (1855-1926). He married Fanny Marion Sparks (1871-?) in 1892 and had four children, Gertrude Roseberg (1893-1974), Gladys Mable Rosenberg (1896-1971), May Eveline Rosenberg (1901-1960) and William Howard Edward Rosenberg (1904-1977). He was an ornithologist and entomologist that went on his first specimen collecting expedition to Columbia in 1894 where he collected insects and birds.  He would return to South America multiple times selling his specimens to collects like Walter Rothschild and Adolphe Boucard. Originally any duplicates he had went to the British Museum, but in 1897 he opened his own business selling his specimens from Africa and South America to the collectors all around the world. Rosenberg was also a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London. He died on February 13, 1957 in Edgware, Middlesex, England
Warja Honegger-Lavater (illustrator) Little Red Riding Hood, A Modern Artist Book. The Museum of Modern Art.New York.1971
Little Red Riding Hood is an accordion style folding book that tells the classic tale using abstract symbols rather than written language. At the beginning of the book there is a legend of  symbols- colored dots or geometric shapes- used to tell the story. For example Little Red Riding Hood herself is a red dot, the wolf is a black dot, the house is a brown square and grandmother is a blue dot. By using these pictorial symbols, the artist, Warja Honegeer-Lavater, reinterprets the tale into a brightly colored abstract book that allows the tale not to be constrained by the text. The original book done by the artist and published in France in 1965 by Ateliers Arte Paris. MOMA recreated the artist's book in 1971. This book is considered to be one of the first known 'modern artist books', was a part of a fairy series done by Honegeer-Lavater that included such works as: Little Tom Thumb, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. Maroon boards slip case and covers. Paper cover labels on slip case and covers. Measures 6 3/4" x 4 1/2".. Warja Honegger-Lavater was born in Winterthur, Switzerland in 1913 to Emil Lavater and Mary Lavater-Sloman. She studied at Zurich School of Applied Arts, and after graduation she became a successful graphic designer. She married Gottfried Honegger in 1940 and had two daughters, Bettina and Cornelia. She moved to New York in 1958. She died on May 3, 2007.
Advertising Campaign Portfolio with Printer Samples - Glendale Milk. McTee & Co Inc.New York.1929
The Advertising Campaign Portfolio was produced by McTee & Company Inc for Glendale Milk in 1929. McTee & Company was New York based advertising firm run by John Bevans, a novelist poet and advertising man, who produced ads that both “that tell your story at a glance” and will  “entertain and inform them, [to] keep your name before the public." The campaign was called “Kiddies in Dairyland” which was a storybook for Glendale Milk customers. This portfolio comes in two folders. The first contains a description of the ad campaign with fold-out pages, 52 pages of illustrations of the campaign with various details, letter from the Contact Department of Mc Tee & Company, a coupon book, and 6 blind embossing stock plates. The second portfolio contains seven pockets with a total of 62 blind embossing stock plates of various sizes (the majority are 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"), and two metal printing plates with their corresponding samples. Measures 12 1/2" x 11” (folders), 9 1/4" x 9 (largest blind embossing stock plate) To view this item, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/LxxClyikMxMINLk32. Minor edge wear to portfolios. First page of the ad description in the first folder is partially detached.
 Travel Scrap or Memento Book  -  Monograms, Hotel Logos, Fraternity Insignias etc.. ..1930-1940s
A unique scrap travel book  compiled by an unknown person with each page filled will snippets from letterheads from the stationary of the hotels the individual has stopped at. These pieces of the letterhead have been cut out and pasted into the album and there is a range of a singe (larger) piece to up to over twenty pieces on each page. The hotels range from all over North America, from the Wellington Hotel in Chicago to the Hodson in Waterbury, CT, to Hotel Geneye in Mexico City, Mexico to Hotel Windsor in Atlantic City, NJ. There are also letterheads from transportation means, such as "S.S. Brookline". "Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railway - En Route", and the "S.S. Mongolia" Sometimes the entire logo and name of the hotel isn't cut out, and only a portion, like the initials of the hotel or their logo. For example, there is one that is only the image of a shield with "The Barclay" written on top of it.  Additionally, there are also a few pages of cutouts from military letterheads such as "United States Army", "Army & Navy", "Second Army Corps", and the "Metal of Honor". In the beginning of the album the pieces were  arranged with purpose, such as creating the letter "W", within a few pages this effort ended.  Also includes a few pages of monograms and fraternity insignias, college flags, fraternal organization insignias and more.  Fifty (50) leaves with virtually all with material covering the front and back pages. The album showcases the wide variety of styles and designs hotels used on their stationary. While the majority of these letterheads are in black and white, there are a few that have color as well as being embossed. Interleaves. Leather cover.  Measures 10" x 7". .
Jonathan D Roberts An Accounting of the Guardianship of Timothy Stevens. .Farmington, NH.1856 - 1864
A copy book used to by Jonathan D. Roberts to keep an accounting of his guardianship of Timothy Stevens from 1856 - 1864. On the first page is a note that states Roberts was appointed Stevens guardian on February 5, 1856 and that this fact was advertised in the Dover Gazette on the first Tuesday in February.  Next is an inventory of the Estate of Timonth Stevens valued at $1,011.37. What follows is a list of expenses incurred by Roberts, such as the cost of board, travel to the probate court, the cost of his services and a list of different bills paid out. The front cover has an engraving of a monument that states "To Washington". The back cover has a multiplication table on it as well as the note "Always for sale, a general assortment of Blank, School, and Miscellaneous Books..." There is no mention of a publisher. No OCLC, Feb 2019. Yellow covers, 16 pages. Completely filled. Measures 8" x 6 1/2".