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

Printed soft cover, photographs, tables, and illustrations throughout among text. A Catalogue for The Table and Ticket Co. for 1915. Booklet includes advertising, photographs of work for samples, testimonials, explanations of products, and accessories like storage boxes. One page has handwritten notes in margins explaining prices. 9 1/2" x 7". wear on edges, crease from folding catalogue in half more info
Rogers & Company Engravers and Printers, Chicago and New York building series number one. Rogers and Co..New York.
Rogers & Company Engravers and Printers, Chicago and New York building series number one. Rogers and Co..New York.
Price: $45.00

Printed folded paper with color silk screen image, number one in series, red and black text and border.  "The first number of a sequential series picturing progress in the erection of the great new building to house Rogers & Company New York", the front page features  a screened image of two builders and steel beams and two horses. Image is black, white, blue, and red. The inside has one page with Number One and a red lined border and the company logo. The back explains what the series is about and why it was created. 15" x 11". staining- mainly on edges, some wear more info
 Can't Be "Beet" Die-Cut Beet shaped advertisement for Bay State Papers. ..
Can't Be "Beet" Die-Cut Beet shaped advertisement for Bay State Papers. ..
Price: $50.00

Red Die cut "beet" advertisement for Bay State Papers, each page explains why their store can't be beat. A new store with "no stairs to climb", a sample box showing their complete line of boards, quality envelopes, ruled goods, and stationary, calendars, assortment of items such as folders, dance orders, invitations, tickets, flat writings, ledgers, bonds, and covers. 6" x 4". papers are detached more info
The Strathmore Quality Deckle Edge Book Papers; Strathmore Japan, Old Cloister, Strathmore, Old Stratford, AlexandraMunder-Thomsen PressBaltimore, MD1906
The Strathmore Quality Deckle Edge Book Papers; Strathmore Japan, Old Cloister, Strathmore, Old Stratford, AlexandraMunder-Thomsen PressBaltimore, MD1906
Price: $60.00

Embossed Gilt cover, frontispiece picture of factory, sample pages of Strathmore Quality Deckle edge book papers. Volume 1; Series 149; Issued Oct. 15, '06 by the Mittineague Paper Company in order to show Strathmore paper in the best manner. Begins with a history of the company. 9 1/2" x 6 1/2" more info
 Directions for Making Tissue Paper Flowers, and Fancy Articles. Northrop, The Art Dealer.New Haven, CT.1886
Directions for Making Tissue Paper Flowers, and Fancy Articles. Northrop, The Art Dealer.New Haven, CT.1886
Price: $75.00

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". more info
 We Two, Carriers Greetings for 1910. Cleveland Press.Cleveland, Ohio.1910
We Two, Carriers Greetings for 1910. Cleveland Press.Cleveland, Ohio.1910
Price: $100.00

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". more info
 Typographic Messenger, Volume 5, No 4. - Scale of Sizes and Prices of  Printers' Cards. James Conner's Son Publishers.New York.October 1870
Typographic Messenger, Volume 5, No 4. - Scale of Sizes and Prices of Printers' Cards. James Conner's Son Publishers.New York.October 1870
Price: $100.00

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". more info
Selick Krigstein Mono-Rote-Kriculator. Merriam Paper Co. .New York.1938
Selick Krigstein Mono-Rote-Kriculator. Merriam Paper Co. .New York.1938
Price: $100.00

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".. more info
Catalogue of Cuts and Price List of Printing for Poultry and Live Stock Breeders and Business Men in General. Riverside Press.New York.
Catalogue of Cuts and Price List of Printing for Poultry and Live Stock Breeders and Business Men in General. Riverside Press.New York.
Price: $100.00

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". more info
 Worthy Papers, Paper Sample Catalogue. Worthy Paper Company.West Springfield, MA.c1900
Worthy Papers, Paper Sample Catalogue. Worthy Paper Company.West Springfield, MA.c1900
Price: $100.00

A trade catalogue for the Worthy Paper Company which was started in 1872 by Justin L. Worthy in Agawam, MA. It would later move to West Springfield in 1892. This catalogue is a binder made from thick card board paper, and carries paper samples from 16 different paper lines produced by the company. The lines included in this catalogue are: Georgian, Worthy Brochure, Auelian, Marowe, Daclan, Worthy Sterling Wove, Worthy Signature, Worthy Coronet, Rocburghe, Hand and Arrow, Hadrain, Worthy Charts, Worthy Text, Permanent Book, Worthy Letter, and Sterling Manuscript. Within each line are several different paper samples in a variety of colors, weaves, and finishes. There are 111 paper samples in total. The covers are a light blue card stock with a dark blue binding strip. Measures 10" x  7 1/2". more info
Vivian M. Shaw Legends of Letterland by a Big Bird - ABC book. A. N. Palmer Company.New York.1930
Vivian M. Shaw Legends of Letterland by a Big Bird - ABC book. A. N. Palmer Company.New York.1930
Price: $105.00

A wonderfully charming book on penmanship. Vivian Shaw uses the Palmer Method, considered to be the authority on cursive instruction. Each letter is shown in its upper and lower case forms, with some letters, such as 'F' having 3 forms due to the various ways in which the upper case letter can be formed. For each version of every letter there is a little story and poem to go along with an anthropomorphic illustration of the letter. The cover depicts an owl wearing a suit and holding a book perched on a tree branch. 62 pages, OCLC-1 (of the 1930 version, Feb 2019). Plates by: Ester E. Painter.  Measures 7 1/2" x 5".. more info
 Herbick & Held Type Specimen Book belonging to Violet Symons, Pittsburgh, Pa. c1950s . Herbick & Held Printing Co..Pittsburgh.c1950s
Herbick & Held Type Specimen Book belonging to Violet Symons, Pittsburgh, Pa. c1950s . Herbick & Held Printing Co..Pittsburgh.c1950s
Price: $125.00

Stamped leather cover with personalization of "Violet Symons" on bottom right corner. A large format top fold spiral book designed for page addition and subtraction. It includes a complete line of typographic stock for the company and is to be used by clients to judge appearance, compare fonts and assist n layouts. The introduction describes the Copy Fitting process and provides information on Proofreading. This is followed by tabbed sections with several pages of examples for eighteen (18) different type faces. Examples include Bookman, Century, Garamond, Karnak and Scotch Roman. 12 ½”x 9 ¼”. more info
 Seven (7) Razor Cut Engrossed Salesman Samples, Howard C. Rice,1912. ..1912
Seven (7) Razor Cut Engrossed Salesman Samples, Howard C. Rice,1912. ..1912
Price: $125.00

Seven (7) made by hand salesman samples featuring razor cut art and engrossed calligraphy penmanship. Beautifully decorated cards with penman's samples of engrossing and razor cuts. 2 1/4" x 3 3/4". slight fading on one card more info
Louis Gaylord Clark Circular - Announcing Daniel Webster's Life, Eulogy, and Four Great Orations.. Wilbur M. Hayward & Co..Rochester, NY.1853
Louis Gaylord Clark Circular - Announcing Daniel Webster's Life, Eulogy, and Four Great Orations.. Wilbur M. Hayward & Co..Rochester, NY.1853
Price: $125.00

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. . more info
People's Valentine Writer. T. W. Strong.New York.1850
People's Valentine Writer. T. W. Strong.New York.1850
Price: $150.00

34 pp, with printer wrappers. The small writer houses acrostic poems meant for valentines, the majority of which are organized by name, both male and female. The rest of the poems do not follow the format of acrostic poems, but still deal with the theme of love and valentines. Below are a few of the poems found within the writer. "Each flower speaks, each bud portrays [sic], Lovely girl, thy form and face! Leaf and tendril thus entwin'd Ellen, quite convince my mind. Next thy beauty ranks thy grace!" - Ellen, page 5 "John! some say you grow a fool, Others think you wit intense: Hourly experience proves, Never you as yet had sense."  - John, page 18 "All that love can hate -- is thine! I shudder when I see thee smile, Aversion and contempt are mine, and loathing thee -- thou torturest all the while"  - Emma to her Tormentor, page 19 The front cover features a decorative border that inside of it depicts a man sitting at a desk, writing, with cupid perched on the edge of the top of his chair. The back cover depicts the same decorative border with a woman standing next to a wooden barrel, dress in what appears to be a toga. Written on the barrel, is the name of the engraver, T. W. Strong. OCLC 2, Measures 4 1/4" x 2 3/4". more info
H. F. Wendell & Co Catalog of Fine Memorial Goods. .Leipsic, OH.1920
H. F. Wendell & Co Catalog of Fine Memorial Goods. .Leipsic, OH.1920
Price: $175.00

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). more info
Advertising Campaign Portfolio with Printer Samples - Glendale Milk. McTee & Co Inc.New York.1929
Advertising Campaign Portfolio with Printer Samples - Glendale Milk. McTee & Co Inc.New York.1929
Price: $225.00

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. more info
 Travel Scrap or Memento Book  -  Monograms, Hotel Logos, Fraternity Insignias etc.. ..1930-1940s
Travel Scrap or Memento Book - Monograms, Hotel Logos, Fraternity Insignias etc.. ..1930-1940s
Price: $225.00

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". . more info
 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
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
Price: $250.00

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".. more info
 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
Documents associated with the early development of the Holyoke to South Hadley Falls Bridge including pledge petition, receipt for survey and plans, and bill heads for material printing and Bridge Committee dinner receipt 1870. . ..1870
Price: $275.00

The documents include As a single-fold 9 3/4" x 7 3/4" hand written pledge petition beginning with "We the undersigned interested in a Bridge between Holyoke & South Hadley Falls promise to pay the amount opposite our respective names for the purpose of processing plans and making surveys for the same and the expenses". This is followed by 79 signatures and pledge amounts. A receipt from D. Briggs & Co, Springfield for the survey and plans totaling $300.00. An 8" x 5" illustrated billhead from the Ingleside, Holyoke Mass. The fee is for Dining and addressed to the Bridge Committee. The bill head is printed in green ink with a fine illustration of the exterior of the establishment including the street scene. A 7" x 8" billhead for printing of associated materials including petitions and rulings, advance notices for various newspapers, postage and printing supplies totaling $75.50. The letterhead is printed in three colors with a vignette of an eagle carrying an American shield. Printed in various decorative fonts in three colors. . more info
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
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
Price: $325.00

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. . more info
Wilhelmina Reid Fleming Journal of Original Poetry of W. R. Flemming. .Helensburgh, Scotland .1920-1940
Wilhelmina Reid Fleming Journal of Original Poetry of W. R. Flemming. .Helensburgh, Scotland .1920-1940
Price: $350.00

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. more info
William Brown William Brown's School Writing Book. .Newburyport, MA.1799-1800
William Brown William Brown's School Writing Book. .Newburyport, MA.1799-1800
Price: $375.00

This book was used by William Brown of Newburyport, MA to practice is penmanship. While the quality of his script is always outstanding, as the notebook progress, William's script gets smaller and smaller. He practices his writing by repeatedly writing short phrases over and over again, or by copying down entire poems or short passages from political reports. Some of the phrases he uses are "You'll soon improve, if learning you love" and "Riches are but uncertain". Some of the poems he copies are rather well known, such as a section from The Vicissitudes of Life, A Canterbury Tale, or the below excerpt from Alexander Pope's Essay on Man: "Heaven forming each on other to depend, A master, or a servant, or a friend, Bids each on other for assistance call, Till one man's weakness grows the strength of all, Wants frailties, passions, closer still ally The common interest, or endear the tie." Along with practicing his script William often writes his numbers as well. In addition, on the bottom of each page his signs his name. He does this in a variety of different ways, often but not always including the town (Newburyport) and the year. Some of these signatures are embellished with  flourishes. On one of the last pages, is written Welsh's School. This is most likely in reference to Schoolmaster Michael Welsh, who ran not only a grammar school for the town of Newburyport in the late 1700s but also his own private school. It is unclear which school of his is referenced in this note. The notebook is contained in a unattached piece of craft paper, of which has a note pinned onto it. The note says "School Writing Book, 1799. Loan by Mrs. Thos J Allen." Stitched binding. 24 pages. Measures 8 1/2" x 7". more info
 Artistic Penmanship - Master Richard Clarke - Burnham School -Poetry with Illuminated Letters. .Northampton, MA.1865
Artistic Penmanship - Master Richard Clarke - Burnham School -Poetry with Illuminated Letters. .Northampton, MA.1865
Price: $700.00

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.  The verses are School Recollection - Cowper The Moss Rose - Krummacher The Reaper and the Flowers - Longfellow What of the Night - Anon Each of the titled with a different flare - of particular note is The Moss Rose created of miniature penned moss and roses.  Numerous fine accents from the weeping willow "MY"" to the grape arbor "They".  Special attributes have been used in lettering the poets names.  Measures 17" x 13". . more info
 Au Chinois, Elaborate Chinese Inspired Advertising Piece for Silk Spool Thread by Ph. Vrau, Lille, France c1860s
Au Chinois, Elaborate Chinese Inspired Advertising Piece for Silk Spool Thread by Ph. Vrau, Lille, France c1860s
Price: $850.00

A 9 ½” x 12 ½” deeply embossed advertising piece for silk spool machine thread by  Ph. Vrau in Lille, France.  Printed in French, the advertising claims the product superior to others; flexible yet durable.  Includes the company’s traditional trademark of the Chinese man with the feather fan at center.  Deeply embossed dragons and spools of silk thread surround the focal image. Vibrant color.   Printed on heavy stock. Light edge wear and scuffing. . more info