Philadelphia: Allen, Lane & Scott, 1892. One hundred pages of annual calendar citation and notable events, many interleaved with printed and pictorial advertisements. 6 3/4 x 4 inches. Brown pictorial boards; corners rubbed. Third edition, originally published in 1884.
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(Paris: Lang, Blanchong & Cie, circa 1935). 64 pages. Black cloth; gilt on spine. With an inscription, dated 1937, on the last leaf.
Arthur, Illinois: A. M. Publishing Association, circa 1885. 64 pages. Illustrated with charming woodcuts. 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Cloth backed pictorial boards; lightly rubbed. A charming German language primer, issued for the American market. The preface, by H. Liebhart, is dated Cincinnati, 1881.
Bergamo: Cartografia dell Istituto Italiano d'Arti Grafiche, 1935/1936. A folding map, printed in color and measuring 26 x 20 inches. Encapsulated. An attractive Italian map showing the horn of Africa and part of the Arabian peninsula. In October, 1935 Mussolini invaded Ethiopia in the Second Italo-Abyssinian War. The following year...
(Paris: Bon Marche), 1880. 95 pages. Profusely illustrated from wood-engravings. 11 x 8 inches; pictorial wrappers; wrappers chipped with one small tear to cover; old tape on verso of cover; a few leaves loose. With maps, music, art and small texts. There is a calendar for each month and poems throughout. Fragile.
A certificate issued by Pan American World Airways to a traveler when she crossed the International Date Line in February of 1949. The full color certificate measures 10 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches. Included are a letter explaining the certificate and a membership card. The fulsome language and romantic imagery...
Mexico: Gurza y Mijares, circa 1924. Un-paginated (approximately 300 pages). Illustrated from photographs, plus seven folding maps. 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Leather backed blue cloth; gilt lettering; light staining. A major compendium with over 500 photographic reproductions of public buildings, roads, bridges, schools, canals, and other government projects.
Albuquerque: Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, c. 1965. An oblong (3 1/2 x 8 inch) promotional booklet for the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. 23 pages. Wrappers. Excellent condition. A scarce item.
(Guanajuato): Govierno del Estado de Guanajuato, 1991. 255 pages. Handsomely illustrated in color. 12 3/4 x 9 inches. Pictorial wrappers; light abrasions to covers. Alfredo Duges (1797 - 1838) was a Frenchman who emigrated to Mexico in 1852. A physician and natural phylosopher, Dugès is largely remembered for his extensive...
Alicante: Editado por la Junta Provincial del Turismo, circa 1935. Folding map measuring 17 x 24 1/2 inches; on verso is descriptive text. Folding to 8 1/2 x 4 inches. Self wrappers. A fine city plan of this southeastern Spanish city.
Paris: A la Librairie d'Education, de Alexis Eymery, 1824. 96 pages of text. Hand-colored frontispiece and title page, plus six colored engraved plates. Twelvemo (6 x 3 3/4 inches); pink wrwappers; a small hole in the front wrapper, a section missing from the top margin of the frontispiece (part of...
New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1933. 50 pages of text + a profusion of photographic plates showing various pre-Columbian sculpture, and textiles. Quarto, 10 x 7 1/2 inches. Pictorial wrappers. First edition, one of 2,500 copies. This copy inscribed "A. H. Girard. N.Y.C. June 30, '33." As this show...
New York: American Tract Society, c. 1870. 182 pages. 6 x 4 inches. Brown cloth. An attractive copy, with a neat presentation from a teacher to a student, Lancaster County, Pa., 1870. Issued as #14 of the "Young Peoples Library."
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1874. 118 pages. Octavo (9 x 5 3/4 inches). Original printed blue wrappers; spine slightly cracked. A bright copy.
London: Daniel Isaac Eaton, 1795. Half-title + 30 pages. Disbound. Second edition. Four editions were printed in 1795.
England: 1820's. A mostly blank book, with half a dozen sentimental poetic entries. 8 x 5 1/2 inches. leather backed board with leather label on cover for the owner, M. A. Tomlinson. Some wear.
Philadelphia: G. W. Bromley & Co, circa 1925. Folding map printed in red and black and measuring 23 1/2 x 32 1/2 inches. Housed in gray printed wrappers, 8 x 4 1/2 inches. Some splits at folds and one two inch tear along opening fold.
New York: D. Lothrop & Co. 1881/82. Nine issues. Illustrated. Quarto, 9 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches. Pictorial wrappers; staple bound; some wrappers repaired with old tape. Nine issues of this magazine for children, rarely found in original condition. Volume V. No. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, & 10. Volume VI. No. 1.
A group of 100 fragments of mostly English bank notes from the early nineteenth century. Each is exquisitely engraved on thin paper. Most measure 4 x 1 inches, and have been cut from complete notes. "In Britain, bank notes emerged in the late 17th century...a proliferation of banks in the...
Reading. Pa. Hipple Bros. Upholsterers, c. 1875. Broadside for the opening of a parlor furniture ware-room. Printed on striped paper. 8 3/4 x 6 inches.
Worcester: Isaiah Thomas, 1793. 211 pages. Frontispiece engraving by Seymour. 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Contemporary red calf with leather label on spine; one inch chip to frontispiece and a small old tape repair on title. With three ink inscriptions and a bookplate from the Long Island Historical Society.
Kansas City: The Berry Publishing Co., (1911). With 36 pages of text and a large, colored folding map measuring 17 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches. Twelvemo, 6 3/4 x 4 inches. Brown printed wrappers. Aside from one split at a fold, a fine, bright copy. "Showing all railroads, cities, towns, villages, postoffices, creeks, rivers, etc."
New York: Evert Duyckinck, 1818. Large 12mo, contemporary calf; lightly rubbed. Evert Duyckinck, a Dutch bookseller, was one of New York City's earliest successful publishers. By the time of his death in 1833 he had been in publishing for forty years. He was also the founder of a family of...
Boston: N.H. Whitaker, 1832. 448 pages. Engraved frontispiece and title. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Contemporary light calf; spine gilt; a nice, clean copy. Shaw and Shoemaker 11381./ Sabin 5511.
Philadelphia: Printed and sold by John Bioren, (1817). Interleaved monthly calendar + 32 pages of text. Sixteenmo (4 1/2 x 3 inches); contemporary blue wrappers, light wear. Some contemporary manuscript notations no inside cover: River broke up the 6 March a dreadful rainy day..." AMERICAN IMPRINTS #40254.