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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".
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"
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.
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
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"
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".
 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.
 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"..
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"
 Commercial Writing Books, Revised Indiana Edition, Belonging to Sylvia Fulton. Indiana School Book Co..Indianapolis, IN.1895
A copy book meant for practicing penmanship which belonged to a ten year old girl, named Sylvia Fulton, during her fourth grade year. The top of each page has several words or phrases printed, which then the student was meant to repeatedly copy below. Some of the words and/or phrases used were "Rev. Running Gunning Geo.", "Vt. Vineyard Uniform U.S.", "Greatness is not goodness Geometry", and "Justice overtakes wrong January". The interior covers of the writing book provide instructions on how to hold a pen correctly and examples of "movement drill exercises" for one to practice. The front cover features several different engravings, all done in red ink. There is a boy and a girl seated at their desks, surrounded by a decorative border which features numerous tiny circles with images meant to represent the different states. In the center of the front cover is a large circle with an image representing the state of Indiana - a man chopping wood in a valley with what appears to be a wild boar in the background. The back cover features instructions on the "Essential Penmanship, Classification and Analysis of Letters". Completely filled. 24 pgs. Illustrated wrappers. Measures 8 1/2" x 7" . This child's strengths were most likely in areas other than penmanship.
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"
 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".
 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".
Olivery Byrne Circular - To Patentees and Manufacturers of Machinery in Practical use in the United States - Dictionary of Machines, Mechanics and Engineering. D. Appleton & Co., .New York.1849
A single-fold circular announcement and description of the upcoming publication of Dictionary of Machines, Mechanics and Engineering.  Inside pages blank. May 1, 1849. Postally used.  Addressed to a Nail Machinist in Bridgwater MA.   Measures 10" c 8"..
B. H. Rand Rand's Introduction to Penmanship: New Series, In Eight Numbers, Number 8. B. H. Rand.Philadelphia, PA.1855
A copy book, apart of B. H. Rand's series, "Introduction to Penmanship". This copy book is full of practice penmanship, both  in regards to letters of the alphabet and signatures. These exercises are often on the margins of the pages, or over top of other text as the pages themselves are often full of lyrics to a variety of songs, such as "Zula Zong" (spelled Zuola Zong), "When You and I were Young Maggie", and "Home Again". These songs appear to have been either religious in nature or folk songs, most of which appear to have been published circa 1860-1870. These copy book appears to have been used by numerous people to practice their signatures. The majority of the names within the book appear to be connected to the Hemphill family of Due West, South Carolina. The signature most often found in the book is James Calvin Hemphill (1851-1927), but members of his family to appear also appear (mainly siblings and in-laws): John Lind Hemphill (1838-1899), Robert Reid Hemphill (1840-1908), and Eugenia Cornelia Brewton Hemphill (1847-1935). It is also possible that the book originally belonged to James' father, Rev. William Ramsey Hemphill as towards the end of the book there is what appears to be an original 5 page sermon on the bible verse Hebrews: Chapter 4, Verse 9, "There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God". Additionally there are two short, single page essays on on respect and the bible verse, Revelations Chapter 21, Verse 7. Lastly, one of the last pages has an incomplete alphabet of words. Each letter is given four or seven words that start with the corresponding letter. For example the letter 'M' has: Money, Monkey, Music, March, May, and Mr. This alphabet only goes until the letter 'P'. Brown printed wrappers with penciling. String binding. OCLC 3 (March 2020) Measures 8 1/2" x 6 1/2". Maj. James Calvin Hemphill was born on May 13, 1851 to Rev. William Ramsey Hemphill (1806-1876) and Hannah Smith Lind Hemphill (1808-1895) in Due West, Abberville County, SC. He had several siblings: John Lind Hemphill (1838-1899), Robert Reid Hemphill (1840-1908), Isabell Hemphill (1845-?), and Mary Elizabeth Hemphill (?-1840). He graduated from Erskine College in 1870, where is father was a professor.  He married Rebecca Mariner True Hemphill (1855-1923), in 1878 and it is unclear if they had any children together. James was a journalist, mainly for South Carolina local newspapers, but at one point was a Washington correspondent. He was perhaps most well know for his attempts to discredit then Presidential candidate Woodrow Wilson. He died from injuries resulting from a fall from a train car on November 20, 1927 in Abbeville, Abbeville County, SC.
Joseph E. Meyer Indiana Botanical Gardens Product Catalogue. Indiana Botanical Gardens.Hammond ID.[1925]
128 pp catalogue of herbal based products, creams, compounds, oils, liquids, plain bark, leaves, flowers and seeds. Narrative descriptions including uses ingredients and directions along with pricing information. A plethora of uses from disease, to shampoo and health maintenance. In-text illustrations throughout .  Measures 6 1/2" x 2 3/4".. The history of the Indiana Botanic Gardens, Inc., begins in 1910 with the founding of the company by Joseph E. Meyer. Joseph desired to have a business of his own, preferably something in the printing industry. Giving consideration to his set of skills, Joseph realized that he knew a great deal about printing and even more about nature. A company that sold herbs through a catalog would be a profitable endeavor for Joseph Meyer thanks to his possession of an old printing press and vast knowledge of natural remedies. It was with the blending of these two passions that gave birth to Indiana Botanic Gardens, Inc. The early bindery at Indiana Botanic Gardens, initially called the Indiana Herb Gardens, began in a small cottage in the rear of Joseph Meyer’s Hammond, Indiana home where he started growing and harvesting plants in a vacant lot. In the beginning, the business barely made living expenses for the family. Meyer’s children assisted him with activities like gathering herbs from nearby fields, packaging boxes, feeding the printing press, and binding catalogs with needle and thread.In 1918, the 400-page book, The Herbalist was printed and business expanded. Since the company was now able to sustain itself, it moved from Meyer’s cottage to a more formal and larger building off of Calumet Avenue in Hammond (pictured on the right). The same year that The Herbalist went into publication, Joseph purchased a wild tract of land on the Little Calumet River. The land held a profusion of medicinal plants and virgin forest. In 1926, a beautiful English gabled building was built. This became the home of the newly named Indiana Botanic Gardens, Inc.
 Dictionary Doings and Developments, Webster's Unabridged (Now International) Dictionary. Springfield, MA,Clark W. Bryan & Co. 1890 . ..
A 24 pp. booklet originally published in The Paper World, October 1890. Discusses Webster's dictionary, it's development, it's founders and old-time and present publishers, Messrs. G. & C. Merriam & Co. It begins with the life work of Noah Webster, L.L. D., the progression of the dictionary and the part played by the Merriams.   6 1/2" x 5".
 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).
 Lettersheet  - Top of Mt Washington with inscription "Tip Top House" Mt. Washington, July 28, 1857. Carew Manufacturing Company.South Hadley, MA.July 28, 1857
An unused lettersheet which features a detailed engraving of the of the Tip Top House, a famous hotel found at the summit of Mt. Washington, in Sargent's Purchase, NH. The engraving shows an active hotel with numerous men on horses and other individuals walking around or playing with dogs. On top of the flat roof of the hotel, a telescope can be scene, which was placed there by the hotel owners in order to create an observatory for the guests to use. There is a caption at the base of the engraving, "Top of Mt. Washington, 6285 feet above Sea Level". Written below that is "Tip Top House, Mt. Washington, July 28th, 1857. The lettersheet itself was made by the Carew Manufacturing Company, a Massachusetts based paper mill and company that was known for high quality writing papers. At the top right of the page is an embossed emblem that states, "Congress, Carew Co." with an image of a Capital Building. Measures 10": x 7 1/2". The hotel itself was built in 1853 and is made from rough cut granite and is a rectangular structure. The hotel, or a reconstruction of it, is still in existence today, and is on the National Registrar of Historical Places and is a part of Mt. Washington State Park.
 Coal Heaving Wasn't Included in Her Marriage Contract. Wayne Home Equipment Company.Fort Wayne, IN.[1962-1978]
A wonderfully tongue in cheek catalogue from the Wayne Home Equipment Company, which sold a variety of heating equipment and home furnaces. The cover of this catalogue has a three color linocut print showing a woman in tears as she is shoveling coal into a furnace with the caption, "coal heating wasn't Included in her marriage contract." The title page of the item, has a black and white illustration of a head shot of a woman with the caption, "a Wayne will chase away her worries." The rest of the catalogue has a series of black and white illustrations either depicting figures calling the Wayne Company to get a furnace installed, Wayne employees delivering oil, families enjoying the heat in the house, or of the Wayne furnace itself (both in parts and as a whole). One of the pictures is in color - it is the one of the family happily enjoy the heat produced by the furnace. A second image which depicts the whole furnace has red lines depicting where the heat is and its airflow. Accompanying the illustrations are descriptions of the furnaces sold, some of which incorporate humor such as "Your neighbors will thank you for keeping the winter air free from coal-smoke and soot," and "this silent, tireless fireman in your household will be on the job twenty-four hours per day." The rest of the descriptions are full of bravado and claims of superiority to other products on the market such as, "There is nothing that excells [sic] the safety, simplicity, and reliability of the perfected Wayne oil burner", and "The pump is the heart of an oil burner; the firing head may be styled the lungs; and the control mechanism, the brains. If any one of these are deficient, you have a weak and faltering mechanism. Wayne has a perfectly sound and sturdy heart; it has two well designed and efficient lungs, and its controls are the best that money can buy." Towards the end of the catalogue, there are four printed black and white photographs of supposed residences of individuals who had installed Wayne's furnaces and short testimonials. Additionally, there is a chart with the dimensions and specifications of the furnace. The interior back cover page is actually a tear off form to fill in for an estimate to install a Wayne furnace. The Wayne Home Equipment Company was founded in 1928 by Norbert G. Berghoff, and it manufactured a variety of home furnaces, water and space heaters, boilers, and industrial ovens. In the 1940s they acquired the Zepher Pump Company and expanded into water pumps. The company remained family owned until 1978 when it was sold to the Scott Fetzer Corporation, at which point the company focused solely on the water pumps and by 1991 had moved its factory and business to Harrison, OH. The company is still in business and known as Wayne Water Systems, A Scott Fetzer Company. This particular catalogue for the Wayne company was distributed by a authorized dealer and installer of Wayne products, Bibb Heating & Equipment Company in Baltimore, MD, which was established in 1962. Their information has been stamped on the back cover of the catalogue. Bibb Heating & Equipment is still in business today. Due to the founding dates of Bibb Heating, this catalogue is dated between 1962 and 1978 when the Wayne company was sold. 11 pgs. Illustrated covers. OCLC 1 (June 2020, though this item has a date of 1929, which is around when the company was first established so might not be the same item). Measures 9 3/4" x 7"..
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"
 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".   .
 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.
 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".
 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"..
 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).
A Catalogue of Old, Rare, and Curious Books, Comprising History, Genealogy, etc.,Selected from the Stock of George E. Littlefield, No. 7 Boston, MA. June 1, 1882
The Colliery Engineer Company German Text (335) : Lettering Course. The International Correspondence Schools.Scranton PA.1899
A single-fold large format instruction on Lettering Plate, Title: German Text. One page depicts the text in upper and lower case. June 25, 1893.   John Smith, Class No 4529.  The following 2pp. is a comprehensive narrative providing basic information on the letters and detailed information on structuring, spacing etc.  Measures  11" x 16".  .
The Natural System of Vertical Writing, Business and Social Forms, Book VII
This item is the seventh book in a series of eight workbooks in the Natural System of Vertical Writing by A. F. Newlands and R. K. Row. This book focused on practicing "business and social forms", which essentially meant practicing how to write receipts (both amount due and receipts in full payment), bills for labor, cash account ledgers, bank checks, letters of applications for jobs, promise notes, grocery bills, notes of excuse, superscription, invitations, and notes of acceptance and regret. For each type of business or social form the workbook provides an example and space to copy each example. The workbook has been halfway used by an unknown individual. The front cover features a small engraving of a stylized quill with wings. The interior covers provide instructions on writing, both in terms of proper posture, and positions in which to hold a pen. The back cover features the alphabet, both in capitals and small letters, as well as the numbers 0-9, and several symbols such as dollar and percent signs. 24 pgs. Mostly completed by a fine hand. Printed green wrappers. Staple binding. OCLC 2 (July 2020). Measures 8 1/2" x 6 1/2".
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"..
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".
Lettersheet with an Engraving of the German Peace Festival . ..[1871]
The German Peace Festival was celebrated all across the US in most major cities (including but not limited to New York, Baltimore, Washington DC and even Honolulu! The festival was to commemorated the end of the Franco-Prussian War. The festival in the cities consisted of large parades with floats, soldiers in uniform, and German singers. The engraving itself takes up nearly the entire front page of the single fold unused lettersheet. The main portion of the engraving shows a parade serpentining the sheet, with a variety of parade floats, squadrons of men on horseback or marching in uniform, German and American flags, and marching bands. At the top of the page are three close ups of sections of the parade.  The first features several men in uniform on horses pulling a float with the Goddess of Victory, Nike, on top. The second features a large marching band with drum major at the front. The last image features another horse drawn float, however the float this time is of a giant top hat. This may or may not be in reference to the late President Lincoln. The base of the engraving is captioned with "Deutsches Friedensfest in Amerika [German Peace Festival in America] 187_". There is no indication as to which city this particular representation of the festival took place in. The interior pages of this lettersheet are lined. Single fold. Measures 10 3/4" x 8 1/2" (folded), 16 3/4" x 10 3/4" (unfolded)..
Describing Circular Embroidering & Ornamenting Machine for Rug Patterns. E. S. Frost & Co.'s Turkish Rug Patterns.Boston, MA.1881
An advertising booklet for E. S. Frost & Co.'s Turkish Rug Patterns which starts out by promoting the employment options involved to all persons, men, women and children, in the field of rug making. Men can become official agents of the company selling patterns and supposedly can earn enough that they can hire children to help sell the patterns. By doing this the children are reportedly able to make up to two dollars every day after school. Women on the other hand, after purchasing the patterns, can make and sell the rugs themselves. The patterns are meant to imitate the Turkish Rugs, that were becoming exceedingly popular, but rather expensive. The booklet provides a brief description of how to make the rugs using their patterns, as well as supplies you will need to make the rugs. The tools needed to do so, a rug hook and yarn, are also sold by the company. The booklet then describes the 132 rug patterns they sell. Each pattern has a description of the design of the rug itself, size of the rug made, and cost of the pattern. One of the company's main selling points for their patterns was that the patterns were printed on cloth not paper, like other patterns of the time. Additionally patterns for slippers or ottomans. Concludes with testimonials from people who have sold the rugs, as well as information on the Bronze Metal the company won at the 1878 American Institute Fair of New York and the Diploma given to them by the 1878 Mechanics Fair Boston. There are several black and white images throughout, including two rug designs: one a standard oriental design, and the second of large lion. The front cover has a black and white images of a women in a white dress sitting and embroidering a rug which has been stretched out on a wooden frame and is leaning against a table. This image is enclosed in a decorative border which looks like a wooden frame held together with slim nails. The back cover has a black and white engraving of a women in black dress sitting and embroidering a rug that has been set within a standing wooden frame. binding. OCLC 0 (July 2020). Measures 5" x 3 3/4". E. S. Frost & Co.'s Turkish Rug Patterns was founded by Edward Sands Frost. He was original a tin peddler who started his company in Biddeford, ME, in 1868 by creating zinc stencils to transfer rug designs to burlap. He sold his company in 1876 due to ill health to James A. Strout, who kept the business running until the early 1900s when interest in the designs waned. Afterward the Newbury Yarn Company continued to sell Frost's designs well into the 1930s. 24 unnumbered pgs. Illustrated covers.

 I Want You, Catalogue No. 200 - Novelty Post Cards, Valentines, Birthday Cards & Booklets and much more. A. S. Mankin & Co..Alexandria, VA.[1912-1913]
A trade catalogue for a stationary company, called A. S. Mankin & Co., out of Alexandra, VA. The company sold a variety of cards and post cards for all sorts of occasions. While the majority of the cards were made from paper, there were a few which featured "silk pillows", sometimes scented, attached to the cards to enhance their looks. Also, although there were cards for specific holidays, such as Christmas and Valentines Day, the bulk of the cards sold were nonspecific but with interesting designs. For example: comic post cards, sea shell post cards, equitable fire post cards(cards featuring photographs of the fire that took place at the Equitable Life Assurance Building), love scene post cards, cat post cards, mechanical panorama cards, animal cards, and French carnival cards. With the exception of a few pages toward the end of the catalogue, each page features four items. For each item there is a brief description of it, the cost, and a black and white photograph of the individual card or series. The catalogue also features a limited number of non stationary items, such as pins, transparencies, fans, model air planes, and post card albums. The front cover features a black and white illustration of a Native American in stereotypical dress, holding a tomahawk in one hand and a rifle in the other. The back cover features a large advertisement for "J. Koehler's Arabian Balsam", a type of cure-all concoction mean for wounds, but supposedly particularly effective against blood poisoning. 23 pgs. Printed wrappers. Staple binding. Measures 8 3/4" x 5 3/4"..  Little was found on A. S. Mankin & Co., with the exception of advertisements for its products between 1908 and 1913. Due to the presence of in this catalogue of post cards featuring the burning of the Equitable Life Assurance Building in New York, which occurred in January 1912, this catalogue is mostly likely from between 1912-1913.
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+
 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".
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. .
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".
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".
 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.
 Typothetae Dinner Guest Log. Edward H. Stuart.Pittsburgh, PA.7661
A tongue-in-cheek guest log for a 'Typothetae Dinner' at the Chatham Tavern in Pittsburgh, PA. The dinner was a "Ye Gathering of ye Kindred Spirits to pay homage to a fellow craftsman, Frederick [sic] W. Goudy, at ye Typothetae Dinner". Goudy (1865-1947) was an American printer, artist and type designer. Some of his more well known font creations are Copperplate Gothic, Goudy Old Style, and Kennerley. Along with the "shade of Harry Lawrence Gage", there were were thirteen others who signed their name on the card, and as the word 'Typothetae' infers, the dinner was attended by a variety of men in the printing business. At the end of this description there is a list of the men that were able to be identified, along with their place of work. At the end of the list, there is a bit a humor, as it states "and others too respectable to mention". Under this is information on the printer, who was also one of the attendees, Edward H. Stuart. It states that it was printed "with loving care and thoughtful kindness... set in Kennerly [sic] [a Goudy Creation] of course." There are oddly two spelling mistakes on this item. The first of which is Goudy's name, as it spelled Frederic not Frederick, and the second is the name of the font used by Stuart, it is Kennerley not Kennerly. Lastly, of possible note, this dinner took place at a Tavern almost a year after prohibition started, and this might be the reason no record of the tavern itself existing was found. Single page, double sided. Measures 4 1/2" x 3 1/4" List of names: Arthur C. Gruver, works for MacGregor Cutler Printing Company  in Pittsburgh, PA George W. Kinnard & Edwin H. Stuart, Owners of a Typographic Service in Pittsburgh, PA Vic Young, Manager of Globe-Wernicke Co. a print shop Edwin H. Stuart, Printer & Designer in Pittsburgh, PA John Hoyle, Director of Printing in the Printing Department of Carnegie Institute of Technology.
 Zylonite Spectacleware Catalogue. American Optical Company.Southbridge, MA.12997
A trade catalogue for American Optical (AO) which is one of the most renown makers of eye wear in the world. The catalogue starts off with a black and white illustration a birds eye view of their manufacturing campus in Southbridge, MA. Next is general information on the brand, how to place orders, and their quality guarantee. At the time AO had fourteen (14) glasses styles, with the booklet providing black and white illustrations of the glasses and a chart with prices depending on size and RX. Additionally, there are seventeen (17) different styles of the frame arms of glasses also pictured. Also included is information on four (4) different frame adjusting appliances, including illustrations, and a chart of size measurements.  16 pg. Printed wrappers with red borders. Staple binding. OCLC 0 (Aug. 2020). Measures 10 1/2" x 7 3/4". . American Optical was founded in 1833 by William Beecher, who began making spectacles after being apprenticed to a jeweler. In 1843 they made the first eye glass frames from steel and by 1872 had made several patented technological advancements which made eyeglasses affordable to the masses. The company proved to be an extremely successful venture and by 1892 had become the largest optical company in the world. Beyond commercial success the company started producing military eye wear, such as aviation goggles and sunglasses. The company can even claim to be the makers of the first sunglasses on the moon, as the Apollo 11 crew wore them on their moon mission. The company is still in business today, however their primary business is now sunglasses, and their manufacturing plant has moved from Southbridge, MA, to Chicago, IL.
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". .
 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 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. .
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.
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". .
George J. Becker A Pair of Copybooks belonging to Susan Y. Shoemaker, circa 1850 . Uriah Hunt & Son.Philadelphia, PA.1842
A pair of copybooks originally belonging to a young girl named Susan Shoemaker who most likely lived in or around Philadelphia, PA (Walnut Grove) in the 1850s. The titles of the copybooks are: 'The American System of Penmanship in Three Parts: Ten Numbers, No. 9' (OCLC 4, Dec 2019) published by Uriah Hunt & Son in Philadelphia, PA in 1842, with the penmanship system itself by George J. Becker and 'Leary's Cheap Book Store Copybook' (OCLC 0, Dec 2019) published by Leary's Cheap Book Store in Philadelphia, PA, with no date. Each page of both books features a new sentence, the majority of which are quite lengthy and have a moral undertone. Some of the phrases are: "The activity of genius is unlimited and the measure of its effects depends entirely upon a steady exertion of its powers", "Never give out while there is hope; but hope not beyond reason; for that shows more desire than judgment", "A man can hardly do a greater service to his neighbor than to instruct and encourage him in the performance of his duties" and "Sins are like circles in the water, when a stone is thrown into it, one produces another. When anger was in Cain's heart, murder was not far off. P. Henry." The front cover of "The American System of Penmanship" features an engraving of man and a woman seated opposite at a table, writing with a quill. The back of the book features instructions on penmanship and a description of the series. Dark brown wrappers. String binding. Measure 8 1/4" x 6 1/2" The front cover of 'Leary's Cheap Book Store Copybook' features an engraving of the street front and store where the notebook was sold - Leary's Cheap Book Store, No. 158 North Second Street. Beneath the engraving is printed "Where are kept constantly on hand, and for sale, over 100,000 volumes of New, Old, and Scarce Books in every Department of Literature, wholesale and retail. All the latest Editions of School Books. Latin, Greek, French, Hebrew, Spanish, Italian, and German Books." Additionally there is a decorative floral border. The back cover of the notebook is information on books sold by the author James Brown who wrote several books on grammar and the English language, that were printed by Leary's Cheap Book Store. The interior cover page has an engraving of the capital building. Tan wrappers. String binding.  Measures 7 3/4" x 6 1/4"..
 Four (4) Bill heads - Utica New York Printers, Booksellers & Stationers. Bennett, Backus, Hawley & Fuller.Utica, NY.1837-1849
Four (4) billheads including cost of goods sold and additional information for the firms of  from Gardiner Tracy, Bennett, Backus & Hawley, Hawley, Fuller & Co. and H.H. Hawley.  Sidebars include basic information on types of goods being sold, to the categories of inventory to lists of actual books published by printer.  All addressed to Rowley and/or Curry, booksellers in Utica..
Catalogue Painters' & Builders' Supply Depot
112 pp. polished stock wraps. Black and white illustrated catalogue including Pure Cabonate of Lead, West Jersey White Lead, Kalida White Lead, West Jersey White Zinc, Kalida White Zinc, Colors of all Description, "Chinese Green", Putty in bulk and cans, Linseed Oil, Boiled Oil, Turpentine, Druyers, Varnishes (English and American) Brushes, Window Glass, Cut Glass for Vestibule Doors, Glue, Lubricating Oils, calcimined Plaster, Rosendale Cement, Portland Ciment, Plaster Castings, Patent Cornice, Marbleized Slate Mantels, Bracket Shelves - Table and Top &c, Roofing Felt, Sheathing Felt, Roofing Pitch, Kalida Colors,thinned and mixed ready for use and Dry Kalsomine all ready for use.  Includes dimensions but no prices. Measures 6" x  4 1/2".
Clinton Brothers printers of Fashionable Visiting and Address Cards
Trade Catalogue, Visiting Cards, Address Cards, Social History

A twofold or 6pp brochure with an illustration of the two brothers promoting their "Fashionable Visiting and Address Cards" Special attention will be paid to orders by mail Content includes pricing information for Centennial Chromo, Illuminated Chromo and Water Cards, Glass, Embossed Mourning, French Enameled, Imported Bristol Marble and Snowflake, University Plaid, Imperial Bristol, Damask and Repp and finally Mottled Photo and Extra Bristol cards It also discusses design, packaging cheaper cards, addresses, gilt lettering, scroll cards, stationery and much more The last two pages displays 21 different styles of Type available for printing Measures 6 3/8" x 3 1/4" as a folded catalogue Bothers F L Clinton and A B Clinton
 The New Letter Writer Containing a Variety of Letters on the Following Subjects: Relationship, Business, Love, Courtship and Marriage, Friendship, and Miscellaneous Letters. . Richard Marsh.New York.1853
96pp. Yellow illustrated wrappers depicts gent reading a letter with vignettes of women in border decoration.. Contains examples of a total of 85 letters for nearly circumstance one can imagine. From a young tradesman to his father to from a sailor to his wife and From a young man whose Master had lately died to an urgent demand of payment. On the front cover has an engraving of a man leaning on a desk, reading a letter. OCLC -5 (Feb 2019). Measures 4 1/4" x 2 3/4"..
Police Signal Telegraphs c1888.
22 pp catalogue, illustrated wrapper.  A promotional booklet with information on existing cities with  police telegraph system, illustrations of the various models including the Lamp Post Box, street stations and boxes and individual calls.  Also includes patrol wagon.  A comprehensive narrative describes all aspects of the police signal telegraphs, it's purpose and uses.  The book concludes with testimonials from police commissioners in major cities using the systems.  Fine illustrations throughout. Measures 10 1/2" x 7 1/2".
 Documents associated with the early development of the Holyoke to South Hadley Falls Bridge including pledge petition, receipt for survey and plans, and bill heads for material printing and Bridge Committee dinner receipt 1870. . ..1870
The documents include As a single-fold 9 3/4" x 7 3/4" hand written pledge petition beginning with "We the undersigned interested in a Bridge between Holyoke & South Hadley Falls promise to pay the amount opposite our respective names for the purpose of processing plans and making surveys for the same and the expenses". This is followed by 79 signatures and pledge amounts. A receipt from D. Briggs & Co, Springfield for the survey and plans totaling $300.00. An 8" x 5" illustrated billhead from the Ingleside, Holyoke Mass. The fee is for Dining and addressed to the Bridge Committee. The bill head is printed in green ink with a fine illustration of the exterior of the establishment including the street scene. A 7" x 8" billhead for printing of associated materials including petitions and rulings, advance notices for various newspapers, postage and printing supplies totaling $75.50. The letterhead is printed in three colors with a vignette of an eagle carrying an American shield. Printed in various decorative fonts in three colors. .
 Menu Dinner to the Officers of The Pilgrims of the United States. Tiffany & Co. .New York, NY.1480
A menu for the dinner celebrating the officers of the 'Pilgrims of the United States', also known as simply the Pilgrim Society, which was a society founded to promote the good will and fellowship between the United States and Great Britain. Among its members were politicians, diplomats, businessmen, famous writes, and even members of the British Royal Family. The dinner took place on January 19, 1904, and was held at the Union League Club, another social club in New York. The menu was designed and made by Tiffany & Co. and features illustration of both the American flag and the flag of Great Britain, surrounded by  wreath of green foliage. At the center of the wreath are two forearms holding champagne glasses, toasting one another. The sleeves worn by the forearm reflect the design of each countries flag. At the base of this illustration is an image of a large ship sail across the ocean. The interior lists the dinner options for the night, such as 'ape cod oysters' and 'squab chicken au jus'. Accompanying the menu is a the seating card listing each guest and their table numbers. Additionally, there are two name cards for a Mr. Duncan and Mr. Ogden (W. Butler Duncan and Robert C. Ogden) both of who were seated at table 1. The names cards feature and embossed design of the Pilgrim Society's logo surround by both countries flags. The logo itself depicts an ancient mounted pilgrim besides a lion that represents Great Britain, and an eagle representing the United States. Above this is an image of a motor car, bicycle, steamship, train and airplane that the pilgrim glazes at in awe. The moto 'Hic et Ubique', which translates to "Here and Everywhere" is at the base.  Printed on heavy white card. Ribbon binding. Measures 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" (menu), 6 3/4" x 5" (seating chart), 4 3/4" x 3 1/4" (name cards)..
The State Arms of the Union: Engravings by L Prang
Manufacturer: L. Prang & Co. Location: Boston, MA Date: 1876 Pages: 10 (printed on single side) Subject Matter: Printers Cut Book, State Arms A printers cut book of the States' Coat of Arms. Each page has six coat of arms on it, engraved and gilded. The book was prepared with the assistance of Mr. H Mitchell, a heraldic designer and seal engraver in Boston. The original thirteen states seals were taken directly from paintings found in Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA. The covers show moderate edge wear, along with toning and soiling. The top edge of the front cover is slightly bent and there is a small stain on the back cover. The first three pages have detached from the rest of the text block, those pages have edge wear as well. There is some staining on the backs of each page due to the deterioration of the ink used in the printing of the book. General toning and soiling throughout.  10 3/4" x 7".
Dr. W. H. Kimberlin & Dr. E. Y. Munsell Eye and Ear Infirmary Illustrated Circular - Treatment of Catarrh, Spinal Curvature and Diseases of Women. .Kansas City, MO.1890s
A two-sided 9 1/2" x 6 1/2" illustrated advertising circular for the Eye and Ear Infirmary, 527 Walnut Street, Opposite the St. James Hotel, Kansas City, MO. Woodcut depicts physician examining patients eye with the use of a lens.  Captioned "By this means of examination, the vessels of the interior of the eye, or any disease, or change is distinctly seen.  Enabling the skilled Surgeon to discover and cure diseases that were formerly considered incurable. Promotes Dr. W. H. Kimberlin and the treatment of catarrh. The reverse promotes Dr. E. Y. Munsell, Specialist and Surgeon and his work with spinal curvature and diseases of women.  Concludes with a schedules of the doctors monthly to yearly visits to surrounding areas.   Measures 9 1/2" z 6 1/2".  Edge weara. .
An Archive of Ephemera of the Rowley Brothers Wholesale Stationers
H. C. Rowley and W. C. Rowley. Utica, NY.

A small business archive consisting of seventeen (17) pieces of ephemera relating to the Rowley Brothers Stationary Business in Utica, NY, which date from circa 1866 to 1898. The pieces in the collection take one through the various incarnations of the business. The Rowley brothers, H. C. Rowley and W. C. Rowley first went into business in 1866 with their maternal uncle, Orrin Curry (1816-1915), under the name Curry, Rowley & Co. By 1869, their uncle would remove himself from the business, and it would be known as Rowley Bros. & Co. In 1879, when H. C. Rowley moved to Springfield, MA to join in business with the Merriam family, of Merriam-Webster Dictionaries fame, W. C. Rowley would remain in Utica, and the business would continue under the Rowley & Horton, due to a new business partner by the name of George Calvin Horton (1843-1898).

The archive includes two business cards; Rowley Bros. & Co. and Curry, Rowley & Co., two business envelopes, mimeographed price list with card sizes, one book seller label, 16 pp. concertina fold traveling agent's catalogue, one blank notebook which covers advertise the business, and six newspaper clippings regarding the business and two (2) advertising labels; Rowley Bros. & Co. and Rowley & Horton. The catalogue lists materials such as writing papers, blank books, inks, pens, and tin ware, along with their prices. The book seller label has an illustration of a hard bound book with the store's name on it. The blank book is of note, as it actually contains an error. The printed covers have been attached upside down to the blank interior pages. The newspaper articles cover a variety of subjects such as a thwarted break in at the store in 1877, the announcement of H. C. Rowley leaving the business to go into business with the Merriam family in 1879, a notice of support for A. B. Ballou an employee of Rowley & Horton running for county clerk, and the obituary of G. C. Horton. Measures 28" x 5 1/2" (largest, advertising booklet unfolded), 2 3/4" x 2 3/8" (book seller label)

General wear. Irregular margin on back page of catalogue. Newspaper clippings have small holes where they were pinned together. Crease marks at folds. Some pieces show evidence of glue.

Wilhelmina Reid Fleming Journal of Original Poetry of W. R. Flemming. .Helensburgh, Scotland .1920-1940
A leather bound poetry journal of Wilhelmina Reid Fleming that contains both Flemming's amateur original poetry, either in handwritten, typed, or newspaper clipping form, and some copied poems of other more famous poets. Below are some excerpts of her poetry: "How silently the frost king weaves His flowers upon my window pane! All night he must have been at work Such wondrous patterns to attain."  --  Excerpt from the Frost King "The West Wind is calling his red flocks home, To the empty folds below. From the pastures high Of the leaf-filled sky, And he whispers soft and low."  -- Excerpt from Autumnal Flocks The front cover of the journal has a decorative floral stamped design in the form of a circle. Approximately one third of the journal is full, pages are gilt edged. The spine of the journal has columns. There are two pressed flowers, one loose, and one which as been attached to a pasted in note card. There is one loose piece of paper found within the pages with another poem on it. Attached to the back interior cover is an envelope that was most likely used to store clipping before they were added to the journal. There is still one folded piece of paper within the envelope that has a handwritten copy of the poem "Tree" by Joyce Kilmer. Measures 10 1/2" x 7 1/2". Although prolific, beyond the clippings, that most likely were from a local newspaper. Wilhelmina's work is unknown. She was also an artist. Wilhelmina Reid Fleming lived in Helensburgh, Scotland, with her husband John Arnold Fleming. Their house was called Locksley. Wilhelmina and her husband married in 1914 and had no children. She died in 1963. Her husband, John passed away on October 22, 1966.
Robert and Thomas Dunker Horseshit, the Offensive Review: A Collection of Four Magazines. Scum Publishing Company.Hermosa Beach, CA.1965-1969
The collection consists of four magazines entitled "Horseshit, the Offensive Review", Numbers 1-4, that were published over the course of several years. It was an independent magazine published by two ex-military brothers, Robert and Thomas Dunker. One the inside cover of the first magazine, the brothers state their reasoning for starting this magazine. They "decided that there was a real need for a magazine that would combine strong, fearless, humorous drawings with witty, intelligent, outspoken writing..." and continue on to state that in order to put out the magazine "they have to be unmarried so they can do what they want without asking permission, they have to have a passionate belief in their own ideas and they also have to be skeptical bout their own ideas, they have to be nuts." A large portion of the content, either written or drawn is surreal, sexual explicit or political in nature. The magazines features short stories, articles, poems, and illustrations that are meant to provoke a response from the reader as they often tread the line between humor and offensiveness. For example there is an illustration of a mural of a cop getting pissed on by a little boy, several short verses like "Working is like making love to an ugly woman, not so bad after starting, but ugh, what a chore to start," and an article called "The Angled Banana." This article first tells the reader that the artists who drew the sexual illustrations found in the Karma Sutra were imprisoned for it, and their cell's walls were full of more illustrations which the have re-created for you. The description of these positions then humorous describe them, such as "If it should happen that the woman has not been able to bathe, as when her lover approaches her at an unexpected time; or if she has been eating garlic or onions, then the position known as 'aclospin' or the 'head cold' is used." The accompanying illustration depicts a couple 'in congress' with the woman holding his nose closed. Each magazine is around 50 pages long and has black and white illustrations, though the covers are sometimes in color. The majority of the artwork was done by Robert, and the writing by Thomas. Staple binding. Measures 11" x 8 1/2".
 Catalog of Stock Prints & Cuts - Parisian Novelty Co., Chicago. Parisian Novelty C.Chicago, IL.1917-1923
20pp. Printed on dark green paper, cover has a small illustration of the Parisian Novelty Company building, printed between the title and publisher. An important maker of celluloid compacts and vanity cases in the 1920s, as well as celluloid backed hand advertising mirrors and advertising pin back buttons in the early to mid 1900s. The cuts were to be to create the the surface on of the products. Each page has a sheet of examples to choose from attached: some sheets are layered on top of one another, and a few others are loose. Parisian Novelty, established in Chicago in 1898, produced novelty items, such as toys used for advertising. This catalog has hundreds of examples of the various illustrations which could be used , coming in a variety of shapes and sizes to match the products they were used on.  Measures 10" x 7"..
Folding Pocket Catalogue - Kershaw & Edwards Safes. Morton, Phillips & Bulmer.Montreal.c1870
A 6 1/2" x 3 1/2"  leather folio with marbled gusseted pocket on inside cover with fold-out linen backed catalogue with gilt stamp C. D. Edwards, Montreal on front cover.  It depicts  27 different models of safes.  They include single and folding door fire proof safes, Permutation Dial and Register Key Bank Locks and Fire and Burglar-proof Combined.Each model with a view of the interior, brief description including dimensions and price.  The reverse of the page is blank.  Measures 16 1/4" x 24" when open flat..
Biberon Robert. Paris-Londres Fine Biberon Robert Baby Bottle Catalogue with Accessories. Etablissements Bacholet.Paris.c1910
16 (unnumbered) pp. Large format color trade catalogue for baby bottles, bottle nipples (teats), pacifiers, sterilizers b, breast pumps and tubing.   The bottles are in various shapes with different embossing in the glass of each; one even has a built in air release valve.  It includes a wide variety of bottle nipples including beige, red and black; those made of molded or seamed rubber.  Also includes a variety of glass breast pumps with extension tubing as necessary.  Text block held in place with silk string tie.    Measures 13" x 10". .
 A collection of 16 different Trade Catalogues of Children's Books et al. 1940-1960s. Samuel Lowe Company.Kenosha, Wis. .
A collection of 16 different trade catalogues for books and games published by Samuel Lowe Company(9 from the 1940s, 5 from the 1950s and 2 from the 1960s).  Includes painting and coloring books, games, toy books, general books, toy books and games, fall and Christmas books, Bonnie books, Sturdi-Bilt books, Doll books, Linen-Like books, Lolly Pop Easter stories, doll books, wheel toy books and more. The last catalogue May of 1962 is a folio with product line sheets including such items as sticker fun pack, clean slates, animated cartoon profiles, cloth books, paper doll books and much more.  The cover includes a lenticular eye where for the "O" in the word Lowe. With the exception of the last folio with approximately 40 sheets most are approximately 14 pp .  Each measures 11" x 8 1/2". .
Friendship Album: Sketches, Watercolors, and Poetry, 1915-1916. .United Kingdom.
A friendship album from the United Kingdom full of quotes, poetry, and twenty-two (22) original artwork pieces, from 1915-1916. The covers are leather with the word 'Album' gilded onto the front cover.  The pages are gilded-edge as well. Some notably poetry in the album is the "Hey, diddle, diddle," poem by Mother Goose, and an original poem entitled "The Taxi". Below is a line from that poem: "Hark the Taxi's at the door- Tick! Tick! Tick! Every tick a little more- Tick! Tick! Tick!" The art work in the album showcases a wide variety of skill levels, and mediums, such as ink, pencil, color pencils, and watercolors. Of note is an ink drawing of a Colonel, a watercolor of a Swedish maiden in clogs on the waterfront, an ink drawing with a poem about a little naughty bear, an watercolor and pencil drawing of "A Song for Five Fingers", a watercolor of a fairy at play, a watercolor of "Little Black Sambo", and a beautiful abstract watercolor of ballerina with a colorful tutu, Also Included is even a needle and thread with the line "A stitch in time, saves nine." Measures 8 1/2" x 7 1/4". To view this album, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/9Jdw4rquwvVrJvAc9. Covers show minor wear due to age and rubbing. Bind is loose, with a few pages semi-detached. There is edge wear on the bottom of the backstrip, and the top is missing a portion. That missing section continues onto the back cover.
Artistic Penmanship - Master Richard Clarke - Burnham School -Poetry with Illuminated Letters. .Northampton, MA.1865
4 leaves. Elaborately decorated cover with gilt enhanced illustrated of boy conquering a mountain. He carries a flag reading "Excelsior". He has penned "Master Richard Clarke Burnham School. June 1845" in the cartouche. A large format album with decorative border designs printed in different colors with different flowers and flourishes. Master Clarke has copied four (4) verses each with some illuminated and otherwise accentuated letters.
Der Bierbrauer, beer brewing magazine Germany1898-1904
Collection of 237 beer brewing magazines plus 7 individual separate supplements. 29 are issued monthly and 208 are weekly. Promotion brochures inserted into some magazines with narrative description, imagery and testimonials. Covers depict brewing machinery.  Extensive advertisements included descriptions and imagery of products.   Content predominantly  technical journal articles. Der Bierbrauer Monthly Reports (Berichte) January-July 1899 no. 1-7 (missing 6) Weekly supplement (Beiblatt) January-December 1898 (missing 1, 5, 7, 9, 14, 18, 22, 27, 31, 36, 40, 45, 49, 51) Monthly Reports March-December 1898 (missing 1, 2) Weekly Supplement January-April 1899 no. 1-17 (missing 1, 5, 10, 14) Weekly Reports October-December 1900 no. 41-52 Weekly Reports November-December 1901 no. 48-51 Weekly Reports January-December 1902 no. 1-52 (complete) Weekly Reports January-December 1903 no. 1-52 (missing no 40) Weekly Reports January-December 1904 no. 1-52 (missing no. 51, double of no. 52) . All content in German, covers are flaking, some staining and water damage