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England: A.T. Stevens. Westminster for Flying Fame, London. Broadside measures 11 1/2" x 6" and features the image of a dog at the top and man at the bottom. A story of the Fiddler from the viewpoint of his dog. Top of page states "Price-Twopence, plain. Fourpence, coloured." no date.....
Pop-Up Books, Koalas
Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Co., 1935. First edition of an adorable children's book starring a mischievous koala named Blinky Bill, with three two-page spread pop-ups: one in the middle, and one on each paste down opening. The final pop-up shows a shopkeeper catching Blinky Bill sitting in a large jar.....
Naturopathy, Blood-Washing, Alternative Medicine
New YOrk: Dr. Benedict Lust Publishing Co., 1923. Popular. Edition. Lesson 1. 26 pp. Stiff wrap with image from photograph of Lust. The treatment includes a show with a special shower head at 8 to 14 feet with special attention to the stomach and intestine, followed by a bath, an.....
New York: J.S. Redfield. 24 pp. Illustrated cover, fourth series-no. 1, illustrations throughout. Fables and verses are interspersed with illustrations and morals. Advertisements are seen at the front and back of book. 5 3/4" x 4" staining and wear.
hunting, traps, trapping, firearms, guns,
Manufacturer: FC Taylor Fur Company Location: St. Louis Date: 1931 Pages: 52 (including covers) Subject Matter: Hunting, trapping Comprehensive descriptions with prices. Full color covers, with the interior page's illustrations mostly in B&W, but with orange accents on some pages. Besides the illustrations of the items being sold, there are.....
Music Prodigies, Women's Work, Performing Arts, Vocal Arts and Elocution
New York, New York: Fannie Naegeli, 1890. Booklet advertising performances of American child prodigy Fannie Naegeli: "Little Fannie Naegeli, The Wonderful Child Pianist, Organist, Vocalist and Elocutionist, will play, sing and recite for entertainments, &c., and give instruction in music" (p. ). Performing in a variety of venues, Naegeli performed.....
children's books, religion
London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, ca. 1850. 8 pages, bound in tan paper wrapper with decorative border and circular vignette, printed in blue ink. Engraved quarter page illustration. One book from an 11-book set. 3 1/4" x 4 1/2". OCLC- 2 full sets; 0 individual (Aug, 2018).
Childhood Ephemera, Pretend Play, Sunday Supplement, Theodore Roosevelt
New York: American Lithographic Co., 18-Jun-05. An unusual uncut light card stock single-fold 9 5/8" x 21" (when open flat) supplement to the Boston Sunday Post. It depicts a 7" x 10 1/4" background scene of the wilderness camp with a man who looks to be Theodore Roosevelt standing at.....
Work Horses, Humane Treatment
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".....
Zoos and Aquariums, Boston, Advertising, Performing Arts, Racism
Boston: Boston Zoological Society, 1897. The Boston Zoological Society's "Zoo Bulletin" for October 18, 1897, featuring a variety of diverting offerings including: the feeding of sea lions and carnivora; glee performances; and an upcoming exhibit of polar bears, "Direct from Hagenbeck's, at Hamburg, Germany". Also included are some more disturbing.....
Childhood Ephemera, Picture Puzzle, Architecture for Children
1900: Germany. Four (4) different litho on wood jigsaw picture puzzles (Two puzzles printed on both sides). What makes this particularly interesting is that the pieces can also be used to create the architectural elements noted on the inside of the box lid. Housed in a wooden box. Also includes.....
Social History,Paper Dolls, Costume and Fashion, Pretend Play,Morality , ABAA-RBMS-2023
Verl. Eigth G.M., . A boxed set with applied litho label with hand colored finish. The title is printed in German, French, Italian and English. An applied paper label with elaborate border design and an image of three of the costumes adorns the box top. Enclosed is is the 7".....
Entertainment,Ballet,Social History,Paper Dolls, Costume and Fashion, Pretend Play,
[1845-1850]. A boxed set of paper doll Fanny Elssler, an Austrian Ballerina with applied hand color finished litho label depicting the performer. Includes a 5" two-sided paper doll and six (6) two-sided finely printed costumes and one (1) headdress. A lovely little set.
Paper Doll, Pretend Play, Paper Playthings, Childhood Ephemera
London (Printed in Germany): Raphael Tuck & Sons Co., Ltd, . Paper Doll, Pretend Play, Paper Playthings, Childhood Ephemera A 9 1/22" x 5 3/4" litho on paste board box depicting Gentle Gladys on the cover. Includes the 9" die-cut Gladys with attached head and easel back and her four.....
Victoriana, Paper Doilies, Social History, Larkin Co.
Buffalo, NY: Larkin Co., c1890s. An 8" circular boxed set of graduated size embossed die-cut linen paper doilies for household decoration and craft design. The box cover has an applied doily replicating the pattern with the addition of the embossed logo and Larkin Co. Buffalo USA imprint. The sizes measure.....
Childhood Ephemera, Paper Dolls, Pretend Play, S & C
Germany: Socolu, (S* C) No. 407, c1930s. An 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" litho on pressed board box titled "Little Friends" with acute accents instead of dots on the "i"s. Cover illustration depicts children at play, with one child particularly protective of her doll as others look on. Includes three.....
Symbolism, Catholicism, Benedictine Men
Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, . A series of twenty (20) 11" x 14" silkscreen liturgical symbols printed on card stock. Numbered 1-20 on reverse; each titled followed by a narrative discussing the meaning, implications and origin. Each marked Permissu Superiorum. Titles includ 1. One god in Three Persons, 7.....
valentines, raphael tuck valentine, frances brundage, honeycomb, open-out valentine, early 20th century valentine, valentines with children
An embossed, die cut, 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" fold back, 3D Valentine Card. This heart shaped card has blue forget-me-nots hearts on the outer edge. In the Middle of the card the Frances Brundage boy and girl are smiling at each other. He is peeking at the girl in.....
slavery, abolitionist, antislavery, Jonathan Walker, John Greenleaf Whittier, James Russell Lowell, poem, Centennial Exposition
Philadelphia, PA: . An antislavery circular in two parts. The first is advertising the story of Captain Jonathan Walker (1799-1878), an abolitionist who was branded with "S.S." as part of his punishment for attempting to help several slaves escape to the West Indies. The brand was supposed to mean "Slave.....
Athletic club, Physical education, training
Boston: Fields, Osgood & Co, 1869. 215 page book, with gilt stamped covers. Twelve essays written on the subject of 'physical culture'. First appeared as articles in the Herald of Health Journal. While it might have first have been indended to be essays on 'physical culture' these articles have snowballed.....
Paper Dolls, Pretend Play, Wedding Party, Gender Roles
A 9 ¾” x 17 ¾” uncut paper doll sheet c1900. It is The Bridal Party Series “The Maid of Honor” Dressing Doll Sheet No. 107 Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd. This set may be more familiar in the die-cut boxed verse, but was among a series of.....
Nursery book, nursery rhyme, mother Hubbard, Mother goose,
New York: Platt adn Munk Co Inc, 1939. A charming children's book full of Mother Goose Rhymes and colorful illustrations. In addtion to the classic rhymes the book also features several short stories, such as "Good Doggies" and "The Quack Quack Family". There is also an ABC section to the.....
Magic, Slight of Hand, Cartistry
Boston: [1910s]. A 19.5" by 8.25" broadside depicting a red winged devil and promoting Bennett Springer, Conjuror in an incomparable Entertainment of Magic, Sleight of Hand and Cartistry. Located at Sparhawk Hall (Oqunquit ME) on July 21. Printed in red and green in various type faces. Note the misspellings of.....
Advertising and Promotion, Cork, Manufacturing
Pittsburgh, PA, J. Millin, . Armstrong Bros. A 15" x 22" broadside depicting 70 different sizes and styles of corks. They include Straight, Taper, Short Taper. Long Straight, Wine Corks and a Cork Driver and Faucet. Finely arrayed and captioned. Reverse is blank. (#21000694)...