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The Nursery Primer. Porter & Coates..
The Nursery Primer. Porter & Coates..
Price: $22.00

14 pp (including cover) illustrated, color litho cover showing a woman on a horse. 5 color illustrations, each taking 3/4 of the page with text underneath. Intended to help beginners recognize the alphabet, learn vocabulary, and understand spelling, with guiding questions accompanying each story. Handwritten notes in the margins in pencil. Back cover lists other titles from Porter & Coates. 10 1/2" x 6 1/2". Incomplete more info
 Boston Work-Horse Parade Association, Bulletin No. 1. ..1911
Boston Work-Horse Parade Association, Bulletin No. 1. ..1911
Price: $65.00

8 pp booklet. Revised and re-issued, August 1911. Content includes information on Watering and Bedding and Bedding and Rest for parade horses.  Primarily discusses need for bedding in stables and watering  both day and night.  The inside cover has a postscript with testimonials from stable owners.  Measures 7 1/2" x 5". . The Association issued in 1910 a Bulletin on Watering and Bedding, by Gilbert Tompkin A revised edition was published in August, 1911, and it is now reprinted, with some additions. more info
 Spring & Summer of 1872, image of a Skep Beehive Printed in Red Ink. King, Weikart & Warren.Alliance, Ohio.1872
Spring & Summer of 1872, image of a Skep Beehive Printed in Red Ink. King, Weikart & Warren.Alliance, Ohio.1872
Price: $75.00

A broadside advertising the store called the Bee Hive located in Alliance, Ohio and owned by King, Weikart & Warren. It was store that sold a variety of dry goods, with this specific broadside advertising their hosiery department, dress goods department, black alpaca goods, white goods (such as gloves and handkerchiefs), trimming department, domestic good department (cotton goods), and their shawls department. Supposedly everything was offered at rock bottom prices, that would beat any competition out there. The top of the broadside has an illustration  of a skep bee hive with bees flying around outside of it. Measures 12 1/2" x 6".. more info
P. A. Adolph A Price List of Birds' Eggs. .Kent, England.1946-1947
P. A. Adolph A Price List of Birds' Eggs. .Kent, England.1946-1947
Price: $75.00

A price list of 520 bird egg specimens offered for sale by P. A. Adolph. The few on the list without prices were considered to be rare specimens of which may or may not be in stock. Prices for these ones were only given upon request. Annotated in red next to most of the specimens listed is the bird's scientific name in French. The first page has a pasted in section of graph paper. Adolph was the oologist for Watkins & Doncaster, a company that since 1874 has been specializing in the supply and manufacture of equipment a specimens for the study of the natural sciences. They are still in business today. Blue wrappers, 8 pages. OCLC-1 price list from the 1940s. (Feb 2019) Measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". more info
Do-A-Zoo consisting of 12 Anthropomorphic Animals to Trace and Draw. Empire Lithographic Co Inc.New York.1931
Do-A-Zoo consisting of 12 Anthropomorphic Animals to Trace and Draw. Empire Lithographic Co Inc.New York.1931
Price: $95.00

A set of twelve animals (printed two per sheet) meant to comprise a zoo. These anthropomorphic characters are: a pig, a cow, a rabbit, a cat, a fish, a parrot, a rooster, an eagle, a donkey, a dog, an elephant, and a duck. The animals are dressed and often holding props, such as the rooster who is carrying an umbrella and smoking, or the eagle who is wearing a top hat while holding a spyglass or the donkey who is wearing glasses and smoking a pipe. On the front of the envelope provided to store the characters, it states "you may make innumerable others on enclosed tracing and drawing paper". Since these animals were meant to be used as a basis to also create additional animals the bodies of the characters (such as the position of their limbs) are the same or similar across the board. The front of the envelope shows a smiling pig and fish holding a sign that says "Do-A-Zoo". The artist has signed this with his initials, L. C. The back of the envelope has a silhouette of three dancing animals, a cow, an elephant, and a donkey, all holding hands. The interior of the envelope has a die cut geometric element. This item was created by Juvenile Graphic Productions, a division of Empire Lithographing Co. No tracing and drawing paper, but all 12 animals are included. The each sheet with the animals on it measures 9 1/2" by 6". The envelope used to store the sheets measures 9 3/4" x 6 1/2" (folded), 12" x 9 3/4" (unfolded). more info
George T. Angell Our Dumb Animals Supplement, An Address to the National Convention of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. MSPCA.Boston, MA.Nov 1887
George T. Angell Our Dumb Animals Supplement, An Address to the National Convention of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. MSPCA.Boston, MA.Nov 1887
Price: $100.00

A single fold newsletter distributed by the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MAPCA) that records the speech given by George T. Angell, the President of the MAPCA, at the National Convention of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union in Nashville, TN, in November 1887. This newsletter was a supplement to the "Our Dumb Animals", a magazine published by the MAPCA, of which Angell was also the editor of. His speech stated that there are two kinds of armies, "armies  of cruelty and armies of mercy," he continues on to state that "there are thousands to speak for the humans, [but] for one to speak for the lower." On the front is an engraving of a young girl helping two little boys sign the Pledge of Mercy which asks the signer to "... try to be kind to all harmless living creatures, and try to protect them from cruel usage."  Measures 12" x 9 1/4" (folded).. George Thorndike Angell was born on June 5, 1823 to Rev. George Angell (1785-1827) and Rebeka Thorndike Angell (1789-1869) in Southbridge, MA. He attended Dartmouth College in 1846, studied at Harvard Law School and passed the bar in 1851. He practiced law in Boston for many years until in 1866 he say two horses whose were run to death. Inspired by this sight, in 1868 he founded and then became President of the  Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MAPCA). He married Eliza Ann Mattoon (1840-1930) on November 7 1872. He died on March 16, 1909 after a long illness in Boston, MA. 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
 The Animals Trip To Town, Advertising Booklet. Charles E. Hires Company.Philadelphia, PA.c1915
The Animals Trip To Town, Advertising Booklet. Charles E. Hires Company.Philadelphia, PA.c1915
Price: $100.00

This advertising booklet was produced by the Charles E. Hires Company to advertise Hires Root Beer. It is meant to be a continuation of a previous advertisement booklet called, "The Kings Nectar, A Legend", that told the story of Alice who won golden chair from a King when she made him a drink with Hires Root Beer. This story takes places shortly after when Alice invites all of her animal friends from the forest to come and share a drink with her. The resulting story is quite humorous as a variety of anthropomorphic characters, such as a  bear, raccoon and lion, all pile into a bright red car and make their way to town and the party. The golden chair Alice won in the last story can even be seen on several of the drawings. The front cover depicts the animals riding in the car on the way to the party. The back cover depicts the same animals enjoying a picnic in the woods while drinking Hires Root Beer. The centerfold page of the booklet has an advertisement for Hires Expansion Bottle Stoppers which solves "the problem of keeping an effervescent beverage such as Hires Root Beer in bottles without danger of corks popping out." This advert as an illustration of a bear corking a bottle of root beer, as the stopper "holds with a bear grip." Below is a quote from the story when Alice describes the drink to her animal friends. "The pure sparkling water that you love to drink Is here mixed with berries of blue, red, and pink, While sweetest of barks and fresh herbs from the wood Combine to give flavor and make it taste good." 12 pp (including wrappers), Staple booklet. Measures 5"  x 3". more info
John R Bolles Little Henry and His Bird With Original Engravings. M. F. C. Marsh.New York.1856
John R Bolles Little Henry and His Bird With Original Engravings. M. F. C. Marsh.New York.1856
Price: $110.00

8 leaves, paper wrapper with cover color illustrations of flowers on a vine, encircling the title, with spots of yellow and purple color on the petals. Each page has a color illustration taking up the top half of the page, with the story's text using the bottom half. Tells story of a boy named Henry who, having rescued a bird, struggles to accept the bird had to be freed. Back cover has a poem printed, titled "Dialogue", then "Between a Child and a Bird"  Measures  7 1/4"  x 4 1/2".  OCLC - 4 (Jan. 2019). more info
 Movable Wiggling Pig, 1934 Chicago's World Fair. Wig-L-Rol.Chicago.1934
Movable Wiggling Pig, 1934 Chicago's World Fair. Wig-L-Rol.Chicago.1934
Price: $125.00

A fun piece of souvenir created for the 1934 Chicago World's Fair by the company Wig-L-Rol. This item depicts a smiling pig, wiggly on top of a barrel. The item is made of cardboard with a window cut out in the center. If one holds it up to the light and move your hand slightly, the pig appears to be wiggling. Measures 4 1/2" x 2 3/4", Pig Measures 2 1/2" x 1 1/2". more info
 Little Folks Menagerie: Animals to be Cut out, Package No 1. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.1883
Little Folks Menagerie: Animals to be Cut out, Package No 1. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.1883
Price: $150.00

A set of 4 mostly uncut sheets of animals, both domestic and exotic for children to cut out and play with. The animals were designed so that once cut out, they can stand on their own with its outline as support. Some of the animals depicted are a tiger, an alligator, a rabbit, a dog, a toad, a giraffe, and a gorilla.  The sheets come in an envelope with an elephant depicted on the front. The envelope also states that this is "Package No. 1" and as such all of the sheets of animals have a large number "1" on them. It is unclear if the four sheets included are the complete set or not. No OCLC. (June 2019). more info
Hilda Miloche and Wilma Kane Judy and Jim, A Paper Doll Story Book with Picture Stories and Cutouts. Simon and Schuster.New York.1947
Hilda Miloche and Wilma Kane Judy and Jim, A Paper Doll Story Book with Picture Stories and Cutouts. Simon and Schuster.New York.1947
Price: $150.00

A paper doll story book that tells the adventures of the sister and brother pair, Judy and Jim, as they go on their many adventures. They explore a farm, an orchard and the zoo to name a few places. The dolls are punch out, along with several accessories and story characters, such as their cat and several of their toys. Additionally there are several costume pages where various outfits, accessories and toys can be cut out. Lastly, the interior covers, there is an unopened wardrobe closet, and beds with slots for the dolls, this continues on the inside covers. Book Size: 11 1/4" x 9" Number of Dolls: 2 Doll Size: 7 1/2" No. of Pages: 26 story pages, 11 costume pages (4 of them are punch out pages) . more info
W. F. H. Rosenberg Catalogue of Birdskins, Price List 30. .London.1927
W. F. H. Rosenberg Catalogue of Birdskins, Price List 30. .London.1927
Price: $200.00

A trade catalogue of over 4000 specimens of bird skins for sale. The store was owned by William Frederick Henry Rosenberg, who was a British naturalist, collector, natural history dealer and explorer. Rosenberg originally sold his specimens to private collectors, such as Walter Rothschild, before opening a store in the late 1800s. In addition to selling bird skins he sold mammal skins, birds eggs, reptiles, batrachians (amphibians), fishes and lepidoptera (butterflies). The first 2 pages of the catalogue is an index which lists the scientific families the bird specimens fall into. The back cover features a black and white image of Rosenberg in his store with some specimens on the desk in front of him. The catalog is displayed in two columns and organized by Order, Families, Genera, or Countries and includes pricing information in shillings and pence. A note indicates The care and arrangement of private collections is undertaken on moderate terms. Birds are only supplied for purposes of scientific study and research.  Orders for specimens to be used for millinery and kindred objects are not accepted. Blue covers, 45 numbered pages (including back interior cover). Stapled booklet. A few penciled notes. Measures 8 1/2" x 8 3/4".OCLC - 0 (Feb. 2019). . William Frederick Henry Rosenberg was born on July 24, 1868 in Paddington, London, England to William George Home Rosenberg (1848-?) and Kate Mabel Green (1855-1926). He married Fanny Marion Sparks (1871-?) in 1892 and had four children, Gertrude Roseberg (1893-1974), Gladys Mable Rosenberg (1896-1971), May Eveline Rosenberg (1901-1960) and William Howard Edward Rosenberg (1904-1977). He was an ornithologist and entomologist that went on his first specimen collecting expedition to Columbia in 1894 where he collected insects and birds.  He would return to South America multiple times selling his specimens to collects like Walter Rothschild and Adolphe Boucard. Originally any duplicates he had went to the British Museum, but in 1897 he opened his own business selling his specimens from Africa and South America to the collectors all around the world. Rosenberg was also a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London. He died on February 13, 1957 in Edgware, Middlesex, England more info
George H. Dadd Dadd's Chart of Veterinary Reformed Practice, Being a Synopsis of the Diseases of Horses, Cattle and Sheep, With their Causes Symptoms and Treatment . Old Dickinson Printing Office.Boston.1848
George H. Dadd Dadd's Chart of Veterinary Reformed Practice, Being a Synopsis of the Diseases of Horses, Cattle and Sheep, With their Causes Symptoms and Treatment . Old Dickinson Printing Office.Boston.1848
Price: $225.00

Enclosed in between the board, hard covers is a chart that folds out to reveal various diseases that horses, cattle, and sheep could be experiencing. Across the top of the chart are the categories for disease, cause, symptoms and cure, the latter two broken up into horse, cattle, and sheep. The diseases are broken up by anatomy, and include skin laceration, colic, distemper, and many more. Closed measures 6 1/2" x 4 1/4" Chart opened measures 26 1/4" x 17 3/4". George H. Dadd is often considered one of the founders of veterinary medication as it is presently known. more info
Animaux Sauvages  (Wild Animals). Raphael Tuck & Sons.Paris.c. 1890
Animaux Sauvages (Wild Animals). Raphael Tuck & Sons.Paris.c. 1890
Price: $225.00

The picture book has the letters of the alphabet on the inside front and back cover, as well as numbers 0-9 both in Roman and Arabic numerals. 12 page. The book is written in the French language, and has short descriptions of a variety of animals. Some of the animals featured are Zebu, Zebra, Black Bear, Brown Bear, Ostrich and Kangaroo. Each animal gets a full page illustration, four (4) are in color, along with a short paragraph of text that gives some basic facts. Measures 8 1/4" x 6".  OCLC -0 Jan 2019.   . more info