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Animal: Picture Book
An unnumbered 12 page illustrated linen paper story book (including covers). Each page features a new animal with a verse about the animal and colorful illustration by George Trimmer. Some animals included are 'Goose', 'Puppy', 'Rabbit' and 'Horse'. The book was published by Merrill, and has #1537 printed on the cover.  Measures 12 3/4" x 9 1/2".
 The Story Book; for Good Little Girls, First Series, No. 5 . Kiggins & Kellogg.New York, NY.[1856-1866]
This book is a part of the Redfield's Toy Books series, which consisted of four series of twelve books each. Fifth book, first series. The books were reprints of books first published in 1850 by J. S. Redfield, another New York Publisher. This chap book tells two short stories entitled "Fanny and Her Bird" and "Little Maria". The first story is about a young girl named Fanny and her pet bird that escapes when Fanny accidentally leaves the cage door open. The second story starts off by telling the reader how good of a girl Maria is, but then starts on the caution tale of what might have happened to Maria if she had never learned how to be a good girl. The chap book features six (6) black and white engravings within the text and one additionally one on the front cover. The front cover has a decorative line border, and a small engraving of a small bird perched on a branch. The back cover features the same decorative line border, but with information on the publisher, such as other merchandise sold. The publishers were located on on William St. in New York from 1856-1908, however the company was renamed in 1866 to Kiggins, Tooker & Company. As such this book was most likely published between 1856-1866. 8 pgs. Yellow printed wrappers. Thread binding. Measures 3" x 2".
 Boston Work-Horse Parade Association, Bulletin No. 1. ..1911
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.
A. Hengeler. Kleine Lustige BilderBucher Nr. 1; Die Staren und die Spatzen.   (The starlings and the sparrows. The spring comes). Braun & Schneider.Munchen.1903
40 pp. Illustrated wraps. Printed in German.  Four lines rhyming text verso.  Full page illustrations recto. Includes two separate stories.   The first story is humanized starlings and sparrows coexisting.   The second story features various humanized animals and the rites of spring. A one page appearance of a family of dancing rabbits teaching their young  to dance.  Fine color illustrations.  Last page features other titles by the publishers. Measures 7" x 4 1/2".  .
Kleine Lustige BilderBucher Nr. 3 ; Die beiden Regenmeister; Ein Tag bei Maus und Igel (The two rain masters and A day with the mouse and hedgehog)
A. Hengeler (illustrator). Munchen. 1903. 48 pp. Illustrated wraps. Printed in German. Written in rhyming text verso. Full page illustrations recto. Includes two separate stories. The first are to wise rain makers who each maker their own distilled products and their antics. The second story beginning on pg. 27 is about humanized animals including hedge hogs and mice and how they coexist. Fine color illustrations. Last page features other titles by the publishers Measures 4 1/4" x 7".

 Spring & Summer of 1872, image of a Skep Beehive Printed in Red Ink. King, Weikart & Warren.Alliance, Ohio.1872
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"..
 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".
Robert Browning The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Ernest Nister and E. P. Dutton & Co..London and New York.[1906]
Tells the classic story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, based off of Robert Brownings famous poem. The book is illustrated by T. Butler-Stoney and features black and white illustrations besides the text and twelve (12) full color plates. On the front interior cover is a bookplate that states "Woman's Education Association. Traveling Library Extra A 27." The WEA was a organization founded in 1871 in Boston, MA to help promote better education for women. It was dissolved in 1935. Additionally, there is a library card pocket for the WEA on the back interior cover. Printed on both on the front cover and title page is "No. 1506". This refers to the publishers book number and using the catalogue raisonne of the publisher Ernest Nister, the publishing date of the book, c1906, was found. 26 pp. Measures 10 3/4" 8 1/4".
Do-A-Zoo consisting of 12 Anthropomorphic Animals to Trace and Draw. Empire Lithographic Co Inc.New York.1931
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
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.
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 Animals Trip To Town, Advertising Booklet. Charles E. Hires Company.Philadelphia, PA.c1915
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".
 Married Chap Book: Children's History of Beasts, No. 3 and  Children's History of Beasts, Advice, and Select Hymns. Sanbornton Press.Sanbornton, NH.1835-1836
This married chap book is actually the front cover of one book, and the text block and back cover of another. Both were published by Sanbornton Press. The front cover of the chap book has a picture of a lion on the front and is for "Children's History of Beasts, No. 3" published in 1836 (OCLC 3, Oct 2019), and the text block is for "Children's History of Beasts, Advice, and Select Hymns" published in 1835 (OCLC 9, Oct 2019). The text block is complete (when comparing it to OCLC catalogue). It features an engraving and description of the following animals: Ny-Ghau, Racoon, Antelope, Zebra, and Kangaroo. Next are two sections entitled "Address to Children" and "Advice to children", which starts with a short letter to children and then continues on to list five pieces of advice for them. Such as "When you go to the house of God... consider the solemnity of the service." Next is a short poem called "For a Little Child", followed by three hymns: "The Little Pilgrim", "Heaven and Earth" and "Good Every Where". The back cover is most likely a part of the "Children's History of Beasts, Advice, and Select Hymns" as it features an illustration of a zebra and antelope, both of which are described in this book. 16 pages. Green illustrated wrappers. Measures 3 1/4" x 2 1/4.
Our Jungle Friends . Saalfield Publishing Co..Akron, OH; New York, NY.1927
A whimsical book that teaches the reader about a variety of different animals, even those that don't live in the jungle. The book itself is die cut into the shape of a seated tiger. Each page features several beautiful colorful illustrations of multiple animal with accompanying rhyming text for each animal. The animals pictured and described within the book are: bears, camels, alligators, deer, hippopotamuses, kangaroos, elephants, giraffes, quicca possums, rhinos, sea lions, tigers, monkeys, lions, ostriches, porcupines, vultures, walruses, yaks, and zebras. An example of one of the rhyming texts for the animal is: "Out for a sunning and an airing is this old Rhinoceros; Beware his ugly temper, for he is always cross! But though he is so spiteful, he has a friend - how queer, A little bird who tells him when any danger's near." It appears as though this book was a part of the series, as written on an interior page is "Saalfield's Cut-Out Picture Books", with a list of the three other books in the series: "The Owl and the Bee", "Topsy Tabbykins" and "Little Froggie Green". It is unclear how this book is a cut out book though, since this pages are double sided, and if you cut out one animal, you would ruin the illustration of the animal on the backside. 16. pages. Die cut covers into the shape of a tiger. Staple bindings. OCLC 0 (Apr 2020, does have earlier versions) Measures 10 3/4" x 6".
Spring Flowers
Spring Flowers
Price: $100.00
A short book of eight rhyming poems meant for children. Each page features a new poem and a corresponding hand colored illustration. All stories take place outside and the majority of which include an animal, such as a cow, goat, sheep, dog and bird. One poem features a two sisters picking flowers as a gift for their mother on her birthday. This poem is most likely where the title, "Spring Flowers" come from, as well as the colorful illustration on the front cover of red flowers. 8 unnumbered leaves. Illustrated covers. Sewn binding. OCLC 3 (Sept. 2020). Measures 8 3/4" x 6".

Below is one of the poems:

"The elder sister holds with care
Her little brother, who astride
Upon the dog is proud to ride,
The other brother seems to share
Their mutual darling's innocent delight --
To parents sweet indeed is such a sight!"

Duck Netting in The Imperial Preserve. .Japan.1947
A tri-fold informational pamphlet on how to participate in the  noncompetitive hunting sport of duck netting. Exclusive to Japan, duck netting is a sport consisting of ten 'players', including a 'Master of the Hunt'. The players work to both startle a duck and swing a large net at the same time in order to ensnare the duck. The pamphlet includes three (3) printed photographs of duck hunting and one instructional diagram on the positions of the different players. The last line of the pamphlet instructs the reader that "under any circumstance, no one must step on to the bank. There have been a few cases of accident." As this pamphlet is printed exclusively in English, and during the occupation of Japan (1945-1952) after WWII, it was mostly likely published for British or American State or military guests. Measures 7 3/4" x 4 3/4" (folded), 14" x 7 3/4" (unfolded)..
 The Turtle Islanders, a Dinner Party's Program. .Orono, ME.1902
A program from a small dinner party, entitled "The Turtle Islanders, Thursday March 16, 1905", which most likely refers to Turtle Island in Winter Harbor, ME. On one of the interior pages is a play on the poem "The Lay of the Lobster" which appeared in a Harper's Magazine (Vol 73) in the late 1880s. (See below for text of the alter poem). Additionally there is a list of guests: Dr William Rogers (1817-1896), his brother Allen E. Rogers (1855-?) and sister-in-law Hannah L. Rogers (1850-?), along Hannah's sister Linnie. S. Lord (1874-?), Lida E. Fifield (1876-1945), Gilbert M. Gowell (1845-1908) and his wife Ella E. Gowell (1849-1906), Lucius H. Merrill (1857-1935) and his wife Lydia M. Merrill (1854-1907), and Lucius' mother-in-law Lydia S. Buffum (1829-1912) and his daughter Katharine B. Merrill (1895-?). All the guests were prominent members of Orono, ME, and Lucius and Gilbert were both associated with the University of Maine as professors. The back of the party favor as a wonderful illustration of a turtle swimming near a fish. 4 pgs., including illustrated wrappers. String binding. Measures 3 3/4" x 2 3/4. "Oh I love Sardines, When boyl'd with beanes , And Mix't with ye Sandes of ye seas, And I love not lesse, Trewe Jollinesse, And Good Companie.".
 Movable Wiggling Pig, 1934 Chicago's World Fair. Wig-L-Rol.Chicago.1934
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".
 Little Folks Menagerie: Animals to be Cut out, Package No 1. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.1883
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).
Toni Meyer (Illustrator) 1000 Animals, A Sliced Transformation Book. Robert O Ballou.New York, NY.1932
A sliced transformation book featuring ten (10) different animals, with each animal sliced into three separate flaps that allow the reader to create a variety of different animal creations. Each animal is divided into head, body and feet. The drawings themselves are done in black and white and the numerous body parts line up pretty well with each other as new animals are created. The cover features several heads of animals featured in the book, such as a giraffe, dog, camel, and ostrich. OCLC 2 (Jan 2020).  Measures 9 1/2" x 8". To view the item, please click on the following link:
Charles T. Miller Frog Opera with Pollywog Chorus, A Musical Extravaganza. J. A. & A. Reid.Providence, RI.1880
A burletta (brief comic opera) based on the nursery tale and song 'A Frog He Would A Wooing Go'. The opera consists of  three acts: Banks of the Danube, The Gypsy Camp, and The Old Mill, with fifteen (15) anthropomorphic characters along with a chorus of 'pollywogs gypsies, rats and mice. The characters in play are: Prince Frog, Simon (Prince's squire), Baron Rat, Sir Thomas Cat, Robber Kitten, Gipsy Chief, Frog Sentinel, Queen Frog, Baroness Rat, Miss Mouse, Child Frog, and Four Brave Frogs. There are several black and white line drawings throughout. 24 pgs. Two color printed pictorial wrappers. Measures 8 1/2" x 5 3/4".
Anonymous The Round Trip to California by a young boy... The Tale of Three Cross-Country Road Trips. .United States.Summers 1939, 1946, & 1948
This travel journal belonged to an unknown, intelligent, and inquisitive young boy, who with his family makes several cross country road trips during the summers of 1938, 1946, and 1948. The boy's entries reflect his interest in nature, both plant and animal life, as well as science, particularly geology. Not to mention his excitement at almost nightly camping. The boy meticulously recorded everything in these entries: the locations they visited, where they camped and events such as being woken by coyotes or car horns, his sister Barbie attempting to stalk a mountain goat, and the number  of fish each family member caught. Based on his writing he mostly likely was between 7-10 years old on the first trip. As he ages, it is he  reflected in the depth of his writing, as well as his mentions of sometimes driving the car himself and the visiting of various college campus on the latter trips. The colleges specifically mentioned are: Cornell, University of Michigan, Stanford, Pomona College, Berkeley College, and Reed College. It should be noted that the father of the family is a professor, therefore the reasons for the visits may have been for either father or son. The first two road trips in the journal have specific dates, the first of which starts on June 22, 1939 in the Berkshires in Massachusetts and continues to July 27, 1939 when the family has reached San Francisco, CA. There are almost daily entries on this trip, with the exception of a break from June 27 to July 2 when the boy is visiting his Grandmother in Chicago. Family members on this trip are his parents and Barbara "Barbie", presumably his sister. The second road trip takes place seven years later, and starts on June 21, 1946 in Boston, MA. and continues to August 8, 1946 soon after the family reached Kings Canyon National Park in Fresno County, CA. During this journey, there are mentions of two additional (younger) siblings, Johnny and Binnie, as well as various Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. These two road trips are entitled "Round Trip to California", neither record the trip back to the Northeast. During the second trip in 1946, the father while in Berkeley, CA, applies for a job a UC Berkeley. The father manages to secure a teaching position for a year, teaching "the Whitman Course" and Freshman English. They family promptly buys a house just outside of Berkeley, and at the end of the road trip on August 8, travel back to Berkeley rather than Massachusetts. The last road trip is entitled "N. W. Trip", doesn't include dates, just '1st night', '2nd night', etc. Luckily one of the last days of the trip is labeled as Sunday, July 4, so the assumption has been made that this trip was taken during the summer of 1948, and the trip starts in California and over the next ten days the group makes their way up the coast, through Oregon and Washington and crossing over the border into Canada. Some of the locations visited by the family on their trips are: Berkshire Mountains, Buffalo, NY, Niagara Falls (including the Cave of Winds, ferrying across Lake Erie, Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL, Yellowstone National Park (including the geysers: Old Faithful, Riverside and Castle, and hiking Bunsen Peak and the Grand Canyon of Yellow Stone), Grand Teton Park, Yosemite, Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Petrified Forest National Park, Devil's Tower, Big Horn Mountains, Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, Spokane, WA,  the Columbia River in Arlington, OR, Portland, OR, Crater Lake, Shasta Dam, San Francisco (including the Golden Gate Bridge), Monterey CA, Los Angeles Valley, and Sequoia National Park. Throughout all of this the family participates in a variety of outdoor exercises such as hikes, horseback rides, camping, fishing, swimming and canoeing, plus strictly educational adventures, such as a lecture on navigating by the stars at a Planetarium in Chicago. Depending on the topic, the boy describes these educational adventures in great detail. For example, he records the grades of petrified wood from the Petrified Forest National Park (along with what the wood is made out of) the scientific process of extracting gold from lead gold mines in South Dakota, the different rock types found in the national parks, and the process of smelting copper from Anaconda Smelter Stack  in Montana. It is during this trip that he starts to write on every other page, so that the more in depth scientific records are on the opposite side of his daily travel entries. At times these entries include what animals he saw that day. Also taped into the journal on these pages is a piece of copper from the Anaconda Smelter Stack in Montana, a piece of obsidian from the Obsidian Cliffs in Yellowstone, and an unknown dried flower. Some of the animals the boy recorded seeing are: prairie dogs, grizzly bears, elk, coyotes, cinnamon bears, mountain goats, sea lions, moose, magpies, pelicans, red headed woodpecker, and gophers. While the majority of the road trips appear to have been full of laughter and fun, there are mentions of bad times. Of note is the boy witnessing his mother cry due to her sciatica nerve pain, and when Binney, his young, possibly infant, sister contracts polio. Luckily Binney had a mild case of Polio and only stayed in a hospital in San Francisco, CA, for a short duration. In fact the boy describes his sister's brush with polio as an "almost uneventful case of Polio with no after effects". Lastly, throughout the journal there is evidence of the family playing the classic road trip game where the goal is to find the license plates of every state in the US. As such during the 1939 trip state names are randomly written in between the entries or on the margins. On the other trips one or two pages are segregated from the rest of the journal to record the plates found. Additionally at the back of the journal there is another list of state license plates, animals seen, and drawings of different types of arrow heads. Black leather covers. Interior pages have red fore-edge painting. Nearly half full. Measures 7 3/4" x 4 3/4". Below are some excerpts from the journal: "We saw a little prairie [sic] dog on the way through Yellowstone, park. We saw some antelope [sic] and some grizzely [sic] bears and one black bear. The brown bears that come out on the road our brown black bears. We saw some grazing buffalo. We climbed down the grand canyon. We got wet by the spray of the river falls. There were lots of little stones that we slipped on. We had to climb to get in or out of the grand canyon then we went to the grizzly bears feeding ground then we came back to the cabins and went to bed." - July 2, 1939, Yellowstone National Park "We are geting [sic] ready to go to Fallen Leaf Lake. We are packing our sut [sic] cases. We are going to Fallen Leaf Lake. We are passing lots of irrigation diches [sic]. We saw a dam in south eastern Idaho. We are going through desert, they went to bed." - July 11, 1939 "Matte is the name for the ore when it is 46 or 47% pure.  99 43/100 % pure copper sells for 14 1/2 cents a pound. This copper is shipped in 430 lb. plates, each one worth $62.35. It takes 8 hours in the copper furnaces to bring the content from 85-90% up to 99 43/100%. For the heat used in the process they use their own Montana natural gas. Arsenic, a by product of copper is used in making paint, glass, as a wood preservative, insecticide, [and] poison." - July 10th, 1946, Anaconda Smelter Stack and Mines, Anaconda, MT "... Daddy pointed out an animal descending from a snow field and slowly grazing upon reaching the alpine meadow on a cliff above the lake... he appeared to be either a a goat or a very light brown deer. Barbie and I first decided to stalk him, so we climbed the snow bank that he had just come from and slide down on our feet. When we looked over the little bank at the bottom, the mountain goat was staring us in the face about 50 yards off..." - July 14, 1946, on Logan Pass in West Glacier, MT "We started out from S. F. [San Francisco] and went to Stanford U. outside of Palo Alto and looked around the whole campus, which is very pretty and spacious with Jilly Mears and Jean Eliel as guides. After we went to visit the Mear's at there [sic] house, I hadn't realized before how much I liked Jean Eliel. She was exceedingly nice and pretty today. We camped out in the fog at trailer camp grounds near Monterey at the start of the 17 mile drive, after having had an abalone steak dinner." - August 3, 1946,  Stanford University, Stanford, CA "2nd night in a wild meadow near a plowed scrapped place. During the second day we went up to the end of the declining (in scenic value) route, and went over the redwood highway #101, stopping in on the Fanums. Anthony & Nick & I went swimming in the Eel river. Saw world's tallest tree, a redwood, +/- 10 feet thick & 364 feet high. Saw all the redwood groves and slept in a semi meadow. Day was foggy and very warm on land." - circa June 27, 1948, Redwood National and State Park in California. To view images, click:
 Soviet Union Agricultural Feeding Program Poster. State Publishing House.Petersburg, Russia.1920
A Soviet Union propaganda poster printed by the State Publishing House the various types of feeds available for cows besides hay. The poster describes a 'feed unit', which refers to the nutritional strength of one pound of a force-feed fodder, which is normal a mixture of oatmeal, bran and corn, and is the supposed ideal feed for cows. The poster then details how various other vegetables, such as potatoes and turnips, compare to this ideal feed unit. Additionally the poster provides information how to calculate how much of these alternative feed sources would be needed to replicate the nutritional strength of one feed unit. This information is surrounded by a decorative border that at the top features an image of a cow's head surround by sun flowers and foliage. Mounted on linen. In Russian. Measures 39" x 23".
Lewis Wetherbee A Collection of Three Farming Ledgers belong to Lewis Wetherbee of Ashby, MA. .Ashby, MA.1846-1873
A collection of three farming ledgers belonging to Lewis Wetherbee, a farmer in Ashby, MA. The first is an 'Egg Ledger' and dates from 1846-1873. It begins with a list of items bought by Wetherbee for his family and farm. The list only continues until early 1847 and consists of such items as sugar, tea, pepper, oil, nutmeg, cream tartar and candy. The remainder, from 1849 thru May 1873, is a ledger of the eggs sold including the date of the transaction, number sold, to who and price sold. 20 pages (including the four sewn in). Printed wrappers. String binding. Completely filled in. Measures 6" x 3 3/4". The second ledger is a farming ledger, 1851 to 1873 with an accounting of a variety of agricultural subjects. The first second is a record of when crops, such as corn, oats, turnips, and potatoes, were planted and harvested, the number of bushels planted or the acres planted. Also includes (1863-1871) presumably work horses purchased. This is followed by 'Stock' and includes all information on animals purchased, sold, birthed or died (1851-1873). Includes cattle, sheep, and pigs, most of whom Wetherbee names - Red, Rosa, Fanny, Eliza, and Nancy to name a few. Signs of Spring - The next section is a list of dates between 1851 and 1873 when Wetherbee either first saw a robin or when the apple trees were fully in bloom. On the back cover is a list of important weather events between 1852 and 1868, such as first frost or a large snow storm. 16 pages. Printed wrappers. String binding. Nearly completely filled in. Measures 6" x 3 3/4". The last ledger is entitled 'Things Sold' and dates from 1858 to 1873. This ledger includes a list of all items sold by Wetherbee from his farm, whether they be plant or animal products. The ledger includes the date of transaction, item and amount sold, buyer and sale price. Including bushels of potatoes, ham, pork, cheese, butter, oats, lamb, vinegar, sausages, beans, cider, apples, and whole animals such a chickens and calves. Additionally, egg sold are also included on this ledger, even though Wetherbee also kept a separate ledger to record the eggs he sold. 28 pages. Blue wrappers. String binding. Nearly completely filled. Measures 7" x 4 1/2". All of the ledgers contain some amount of scrap paper, which either has quick calculations on it, or appears to have been used to blot the drying ink. The farming ledger does have a scrap of paper with the following short note: "Sowed guano on wheat, 7 lbs. from red side to Foster west, one row of oats, one squire west from Ginnaton. Planted some potatoes. July 21, 1857". Two of the ledgers (Egg Ledger and Farming Ledger) are memorandum books sold by Stephen Shepley of Fitchburg, MA, who along with blank books sold a variety of "school, miscellaneous and law books, bibles, testaments, toy books, stationery, &c." To view images, click: . Lewis Wetherbee was born on December 27, 1819, along with his twin sister Charlotte Wetherbee Cragin (1819-1884) to Silas Wetherbee (1786-1863) and Mary Lucy Green (1793-1853 in Ashby, MA.  Lewis was a farmer in Ashby, MA, his whole live. He died on January 16, 1890, at the age of seventy due to consumption.
Joan and Nan's Book Of Cho and Patricia, Hand-drawn Anthropomorphic Drawings, a collection of picture stories about a pig and a bird. ..1924-1925
A album featuring a series of drawings depicting the characters Cho and Patricia, a song bird and pig respectively. A collection of series of pictures telling the story of their unusual friendship.  They include Cho going to church; a series of misadventures, building a brick wall, moving to a new flat, Pat trying to sing, Waiting for results, Spring 1924; featuring Pat leaving in her new spring bonnet because of Cho's continuous singing followed another series of Cho's misadventures, Pat and Cho playing tennis and concluding with a letter applied to the album - A "Sonit" sent from Cho to Pat about a "buteous" pig with intentional phonetic misspellings through out; truly charming. Each page features a small drawing, mostly done in black ink, featuring one if not both of the characters. Cho is a small bird who loves to sing, and is often seen lamenting when the weather is bad. Patricia, the pig, appears to follow Cho around, taking care of the bird and worrying that Cho is exhausting herself with all that singing. Sometimes, in addition to the drawings, there is written commentary with the images. On the inside covers (both front and back) there are two large drawings of a young girl wearing glasses. Additionally the title of the album is inscribed on the inside front cover: "Joan and Nan's Book of Cho & Patricia". The drawings are done on small to medium pieces of paper, sometimes lined, that have been pasted on to the album pages. A few of the inserts have been stapled onto the album pages. Most are either undated, or dated to 1924-1925.18 leaves, with predominately blank reverse. String binding. Measures 10" x 8 1/2"..
 Primrose Hill and St. Patrick was a Gentleman Broadside and Song Sheet. J. G. & H. Hunt.Boston, MA.[1835]
A song sheet featuring two songs, Primrose Hill and St. Patrick was a Gentleman. There are two woodcuts on the top of the sheet. The first wood cut shows a suitor sitting on hill surrounded  by various items, including a shield emblazoned with "Assiduity". The second woodcut is of a cathedral. Below is an excerpt from each song poem: "Fair maid of Primrose hill, he cried, I've come a wooing here; So do not treat me with disdain, Nor use me too severe. For my love 'tis true and is fix'd on you, Constant I'll be to only thee, Thou flower of ev'ry few." - Primrose Hill "There's not a mile in Ireland's isle where dirty vermin muster, But there he put his dear fore foot and mur'er'd them in clusters; The toads went pop, the frogs went flop, slap dash in the water, And the snakes committed suicide to save themselves from the slaughter" - St. Patrick was A Gentleman Single sheet. Printed in two columns. OCLC 0 (Oct 2019). While there are similar entries in OCLC, they are by a different publisher. Measure 8 1/2" x 8".