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lion, embossed Victorian die-cut scrap
A 10" x 4 3/4" embossed, die-cut Victorian scrap depicting a lion poised with a mean expression on his face. His right paw is in the water. The background has rocks, trees and vegetation. The condition is good. Reverse has scrapbook residue.
Volvelle, Wheel, Early Learning
Baltimore MD: Dvorine, Israel, . Three (3) different 3 1/2" x 7" early learning educational volvelles with mirror images both sides. They include a circus that various animals occupy, a magician's box with different objects appearing and disappearing and a fish tank with various tropical fish. Marked B14, B24 and.....
Animals, Picture Book, Educational
Chicago: Merrill Publishing Company, 1949. 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.....
Punch out, farm life, animals
New York: Merril Publishing Company, 1930. Chicago: Merril Publishing Company, 1930. Very Good. 6 color punch out heavy card stock pages (including covers)nis captioned below explaining the punch-out. Each punch out The top right 1/4" missing surface litho. 15" x 10 1/2". Fine imagery...
Anthropomorphism, Valentine, Food & Wine
A die cut, 5" x 2 1/2" black terrier dog serving up some valentine heart wishes. The verse on the heart is ‘To My Valentine. The dog is dressed as a waiter with a black bow tie. Under the tray, on his white suit, is marked Germany. Reverse has pencil.....
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.....
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".....
Humor, American Southwest
United States: H.H. Tammen, 1903. "Burros" is an endlessly charming book of "sixty-four cute, curious and interesting burro pictures", die-cut into the shape of a donkey's head. The burro, according to the introduction, is "a constant joy"; this sentiment is evident from each of the photos and their subtitles which.....
Nature, Lepidopterology, Entomology, Butterflies, Taxonomy and Classification, Collecting, Plastics, Specimen preservation
Wellesley, Massachusetts: Denton Bros. 1902. A fascinating look into the collection of an amateur lepidopterologist. Here, a copy of The Butterfly Hunter's Guide (9.5" by 7",  pp., original printed wrappers) is accompanied by two (2) contemporary German advertising circulars (11.5" by 8.75") for mail-order butterfly specimens, as well as.....
printing, poultry, live stock, farming, farmers, advertising, billhead, stationary
New York: Riverside Press. 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.....
history of birds, chapbook
Concord NH: Rufus Merrill, 1854. 24 pp. Illustrated Wrap. Chapbook with black and white in-text imagery. Cover title Museum of Natural History: History of Birds. Hand sewing repair. Includes the partridge, an the belted king-fisher. Measures 3 7/8" x 6"
Coronado Island, Sea Hunt, Photography, Birds
. A series of 37 photographs, hand numbered on the reverse, chronicling a visit to Coronado Island off San Diego. The first image is approaching the uninhabited island followed by an image of their boat and then two young men approaching the rocks with a row boat and portaging the.....
Animal Welfare and Rights, Humane Societies, Prevention of Cruelty, Child Protection
Hartford, Connecticut: 1920. An early photographically illustrated leaflet for the Connecticut Humane Society, incorporated in 1881 "To Promote Humanity and Kindness" (first leaf recto). Includes a heart-wrenching story about a neglected horse, as well as a heart-warming story about a pony who found a forever family. Contrary to the Society's.....
duck, hunting, duck netting, master of the hunt, occupation of Japan, WWII
Japan: 1947. A tri-fold informational pamphlet on how to participate in the 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.....
Prang, Leporello, Barnyard Animals, Pastoral
Boston, Massachusetts: L. Prang & Co., 1865. A folding accordion-style (leporello) children's book by Prang, featuring a happy host of barnyard animals including chickens, ducks, a horse, pigs, and a night-hawk. Advertises children's books and Valentines by Prang on lower wrapper. Measures 4.25" by 2.75" folded, approx. 4.25" by 31".....
Siam, Elephant, Die-cut Card
c1900. A 3" x 5" top fold card. The front cover is cut in the shape of an elephant with it's trunk pointing downward It is captioned Siam. A yellow ribbon at top adorns the elephant. The inside page lists the following: Bancock 1840 Petchaburi 1861 Ratburri 1889 Pitsauuloke 1897.....
birds] [chap book] [juvenile
Concord, NH: Rufus Merrill, 1853. 24 pp. Yellow illustrated printed cover, illustrations, Museum of Natural History, part IV, History of Birds, Child's Book About Birds. About a little boy named Walter that would scatter seeds for the birds, he loved birds and when he died he arranged to be buried.....
chapbook] [birds] [juvenile
Concord, NH: Rufus Merrill, 1843. 8 pp. Yellow printed paper cover, chap book, illustrated. The History of Birds contains illustrations of birds with brief descriptions including common birds like owl, swan, and eagle but also less common such as hoopoe and guillemot. 3 1/2" x 2" inscribed in pencil to.....
animal, domesticated animals, dog, chap book, juvenile
New York, NY: Mahlon Day, 1836. A short chap book that provides an illustration and description of fourteen domesticated animals (three of which are different species of dogs). The animals described in the book are: the horse, the ass the cow, the ox, the sheep, the goat, the cat, the.....
drawings, song bird, doodles, cartoons
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......
mechanical valentine, die-cut valentine
A 9" x 4 3/4" embossed die cut Victorian scrap depicting a country gentlemen and hisgirl out for a carriage ride on Sunday. The woman is wearing a bonnet and the gent dawns a top hat. Both are dressed in their Sunday best. There are two horses pulling the red.....
chap book, animals, lion, religion, hymns, poetry, married chap book
Sanborton, NH: Sanborton Press, 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 Sanborton Press. The front cover of the chap book has a picture of a lion on the front and is.....
pig, movable, world's fair, chicago world's fair,
Chicago: Wig-L-Rol, 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.....