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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
 Dawly's Three Penny Toy Books: Hattie and I, and Other Stories, No. 7. T.R. Dawley .New York.c. 1865
Dawly's Three Penny Toy Books: Hattie and I, and Other Stories, No. 7. T.R. Dawley .New York.c. 1865
Price: $36.00

The small and short three penny book manages to squeeze in three different stories for a child's amusement. The three very short stories included are  "Partridges and Quails", "Moolly", and "Hattie and I". The stories are only a couple pages each, and there are a total of four engravings illustrating the tales. The front cover depicts a young boy and girl reading an ABC book. The back cover has lists other titles available both in the three-penny series, but also the Five-penny and Ten-penny series. The pages are numbered 1-8, however at the base of each page are different numbers, 49-56, which suggest that these pages were once apart of a larger book. Orange printed wrappers. 8 pages. OCLC-2 (Mar 2019). Measures 4 1/2" x 2 3/4". .
 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.
 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"..
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".
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).
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.
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).
 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".
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
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.
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.   .
 Over in the Meadow, A Handmade Counting Book - Animal Mothers and Babies. ..1940s
Over in the Meadow, A Handmade Counting Book - Animal Mothers and Babies. ..1940s
Price: $325.00

A handmade counting book depicting a variety of animals. Each page features a new animal, a mother and her babies. The first page is a turtle and her one baby turtle. The second page is a mother fish and her two babies, the third an owl and her three babies, and so on and so forth until the reader reaches the count of ten. The images are drawn in charcoal. The book is bound by two metal rings. There is no biographical information on the author/maker of the book. Measures 15" x 11 1/2". To view this book, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/kpsYhaR8mRmnImVU2. Minor edge wear due to rubbing.
 My Own A,B,C, of Quadrupets. James Wrigley.New York City6.1845
My Own A,B,C, of Quadrupets. James Wrigley.New York City6.1845
Price: $450.00

Unique ABC concertina book with each letter accompanied by a wood cut, hand colored, illustration of an animal. While most of the animals depicted are quite ordinary, like F for Fox, R for Rabbits, or S for Squirrels, some are quite exotic. For example, I for Ichneumon (northern African mongoose), K for Kangaroo, N for Nyl-Ghau (the largest Asian antelope), O for Ourang-Outang (also known as Orangutans), Q for Quagga (an extinct South American Zebra) and U for Urus (the Germanic name for wild ox). Additionally two that are even stranger than the others are V for Vampyre (sic) which depicts a bat, and X for Xury's Lion. That latter one is a reference to the book "Robinson Crusoe" when the slave boy Xury is scared by a panther (not lion), that was then promptly shot by Crusoe. All the letters, with the exceptions of U, V, Y and Z have their own page, while those four letters have two on a page. Applied litho on board covers. One leaf folded to make 26 pages. OCLC -1  but with stiff paper covers. (Feb 2019.)  Measures 4 3/4" x 3 1/4". .