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1 "This Is the Draped Dress" Matted Best & Co. Ad Woman's Home Companion 1922
Woman's Home Companion Magazine 1922 Very Good 
I am not usually attracted to most of the matted and/or framed advertising available, but this one caught my eye. The monotone art is not only elegant, but evocative of the Jazz Age -- the world of Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald and the artistic women of the Left Bank. As indicated on the reverse side, the image comes from the Picture Section of Woman's Home Companion magazine July, 1922. Both it and its mat are very clean. The art is the creation of John La Gatta (1894-1977), an illustrator best remembered for his work featuring women. The overall size with mat is 12"x13" while the image itself is 9"x9-3/4" 
Price: 18.00 USD
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1940 Stevens Rifles & Shotguns Catalog No. 40 (with letter and price list)
2 1940 Stevens Rifles & Shotguns Catalog No. 40 (with letter and price list)
Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts Stevens Arms Company 1940 soft cover Catalog No. 40 
Crisp clean catalog which defies its age and also comes with the original price list and a letter from the company directed to the consumer. There is no date, but it details its use of a product called Tenite which debuted in the 1940's. As the war escalated Tenite kept sporting goods on the market while wood was held for miltiary guns. The catalog measures 7-1/4" x 10-1/4" with 30 pages. Not often seen. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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A Cruise Round South America 1930 (S.S. Samaria)
3 A Cruise Round South America 1930 (S.S. Samaria)
Boston, New York etc. Raymond & Whitcomb Company 1930 soft cover Very good condition 
This is a rather scarce travel guide from the Golden Age of Travel. It's very clean and tightly bound with a small bit of isolated edge wear and a small crease at lower spine. Measurements are 6"x9-1/4" with 48 pages. Many wonderful black and white photographs of sites to see, but also a picture of the ship, the S.S. Samaria. The itinerary shows that the cruise began from New York on Feb. 1, 1930 and ended up at New York on April 4th. In between passengers visited Cuba, Panama, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, the Argentine Republic, Brazil, Barbados, Martinique, and the Virgin Islands. Only 280 passengers would be accommodated on the ultra lavish ship. No price for the cruise -- you had to contact an agent! 
Price: 30.00 USD
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A Visitor's Map of Florence And Useful Notes for Tourists   (circa 1926)
4 A Visitor's Map of Florence And Useful Notes for Tourists (circa 1926)
Florence, Italy Fratelli Alinari Art Reproductions (circa 1926) Circa 1926 soft cover Very Good 
A very handsome fold-out map serves as the centerpiece to this Italian tourist brochure. The map shows numerous ads on one side for tourist items such as Italian leather goods and the map itself on the reverse. It is oddly undated, but one of the ads for purses offers a clue when it announces that the company which placed it won the Grand Prix for embroidery in London and Paris in 1926. Brochures also offers an 7 day itinerary for a trip to Florence and information on hotels. Wonderful addition to a collection of travel ephemera from the Golden Age. Measures 5-1/2"x7-1/2" closed. Map opens to 18" wide and 15" tall. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Aperture Magazine Connoisseurs and Collections No. 124, Summer 1991
5 Aperture Magazine Connoisseurs and Collections No. 124, Summer 1991
New York City Aperture Foundation Inc. 1991 No. 124; Summer 1991 Card cover Vety good condition 
This beautiful shiny cover is perfect for this issue about photograph collectors and their pictures. There are six in all -- Werner Bokelberg, Gerard Levy, Josphua P. Smith, Stanley B. Burns M.D., Dorothy Norman, and Thomas Walther. Among the articles are Matchbooks to Masterpieces, Toward a Philosophy of Collecting; Hunter-Gatherers in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction; High Times and Misdemeanors; and People and Identity in War. The magazine measures 9-1/2" x 11-1/2" and has 74 pages, plus the 1991 catalog from aperture. Beautiful, beautiful photography from daguerreotypes to modern images, some in color, most in black and white. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Catholic Funeral Memorial Book Unused in Original Box
6 Catholic Funeral Memorial Book Unused in Original Box
Independence Funeral Home Vodargka Funeral Home No date Hard cover Fine condition in Very Good Box 
Very pretty cover and two more paintings inside. The book has not been used and is very nice in its original white box. The book is without defect and the box nearly so. There are a couple small white spots on the white background which I almost missed. Otherwise it's a clean, sturdy box. The book measures 7-1/2" x 10" and is clean and bright inside and out. The binding is that of a ring binder that we used to take to school. The book has spaces for name, date and place of birth, age, and date of death. There's also room for photos, funeral notes, the names of officiants, music, the rituals at the cemetery,plus a page for a list of family and friends, floral offerings, comments from the bereaved, life memories, obituaries and more. VERY nice. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Dresden Treasures From the Saxton State Library; Belser Faksimile Editionen (1987)
7 Dresden Treasures From the Saxton State Library; Belser Faksimile Editionen (1987)
Washington D.C. Library of Congress 1987 soft cover Three items -- Very Good 
These three items came together, including the mat for the faksimile illuminated papers. That item measures 8-1/2" x 12-1/2" outside the "frame" and 10-1/2" x 14" inside it. The illuminations include six pages which show the actual age spots and marks. The main item is perhaps the exhibition catalog showing treasured books from the Saxton State Library which opened in Dresden in 1556. During WWII many rare books and incunabula were hidden in 18 castles. The catalog measures 5-1/2" x9" and has 20 pages in ENGLISH. The Belser booklet is written in GERMAN. It's clean and nice and measures 8-1/4" x 11". The three would make a nice addition to an antiquarian collection, or for someone who appreciates illuminated manuscript and other rare books. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Earl Carroll's Vanities Beauty Souvenir (1940's)
8 Earl Carroll's Vanities Beauty Souvenir (1940's)
California Oscar Tittman No date. circa 1940's soft cover Very good 
Collectors of Hollywood and California memorabilia will love this program from Earl Carroll's Vanities, a nightspot once located on Sunset Blvd. in L.A. The booklet measures 8"x11" and has plentiful black and white photographs as well as odd facts such as his measurements for the perfect girl (including her ankles and wrists) and his Demandments of Beauty. I counted 16 pages. Booklet is clean and tightly bound with just a bit of rubbing to spine area. Earl Carroll died at the age of 55 in a bizarre plane crash in 1948. I also have some postcards of the showgirls. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Elizabeth Kleinveld Birthday Calendar (Perpetual, Unused)
9 Elizabeth Kleinveld Birthday Calendar (Perpetual, Unused)
The Netherlands Royal Delft Unknown Date soft cover Very good condition 
This perpetual calendar is the handiwork of American photographer, Elizabeth Kleinveld, and the Royal Delft company. The theme is "Tulips and Spouts" though many other flowers are also added. As for the spouts, they are found in numbers on vases which is a throwback to the Dutch Golden Age. What text there is on this piece is offered in both English and Dutch.The calendar is very clean with no writing and has a small spiral binding at top which includes a wire hanger. Calendar measures 6-3/4" x 11-3/4" and is very nice. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Gateway to America: The Alice Austen (Photographer) House and Esplanade Staten Island 1967)
10 Gateway to America: The Alice Austen (Photographer) House and Esplanade Staten Island 1967)
Staten Island, New York Friends of the Alice Austen House and Esplanade 1968 soft cover oblong 
This lovely booklet is not seen too often, so it's a treasure when its found. Clean as a whistle and no names or writing! It measures 8-1/2"x11" and is illustrated with wonderful black and white photographs throughout its 14 pages, including two of Alice in her youth and in her old age. The Alice Austen House promotes today serves to promote public awareness and scholarly study of the life and work of Alice Austen (1866-1952), one of America's earliest and most prolific female photographers. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Group For Creative Meditation  Tenth annual Transpersonal Conference March 18, 19, 1978
11 Group For Creative Meditation Tenth annual Transpersonal Conference March 18, 19, 1978
Ojai, Califonria Group for Creative Meditation 1978 card cover Very Good Condition 
This is still a very relevant booklet as it provides not only the itinerary for the two day conference, but commentary from each speaker explaining the various topics which include: Holistic Meditation; Silence; and Synthesis of the Visible and Invisible. The text is dense, so there's a lot to read in this 36 page booklet. It measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and is very clean and tightly bound with no writing. The only fault is some toning around the edges of the cover. Otherwise crisp and nice. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Hollis St. Theatre John Drew
12 Hollis St. Theatre John Drew "The Chief" 1915 (Boston)
Boston, Massachusetts Hollis St. Theatre 1915 soft cover Very good 
Crisp, clean program with wonderful ads including two in full color -- one for Pickwick Ale and the other on the back cover for Burrill's Toothpowder and Toothpaste. The show playing was The Chief, a comedy in three act, starring the dashing Irish-American actor John Drew who sadly died at the age of 34 after falling and hitting his head at a party for his young daughter. The next play in the wings was Shakespeare's Macbeth starring James K. Hackett and Viola Allen. Program measures 5-1/2"x8" and has 34 pages. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Kodakery Magazines June, July 1931
13 Kodakery Magazines June, July 1931
Rochester, New York Kodak International Good-plus 
In this digital age when cameras are built into phones it's amazing that only 82 years ago a relatively primitive Kodak would be state of the art. The Kodak camera is not be dismissed lightly though, as it brought home photography to the masses. The little magazines (I love the name Kodakery!) encourage amateurs to enter a big money contest with lots of tips and ideas. Great photos throughout of weddings, children etc. There's articles about what makes pictures interesting, the new Kodak Verichrome film, tips on nature pictures and more. Magazines measure a small 5-1/2"x7-1/2" and are clean and tightly bound. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Lucinda (Linda) T. Guilford Memorial Sketch 1912 Cleveland Female Seminary
14 Lucinda (Linda) T. Guilford Memorial Sketch 1912 Cleveland Female Seminary
Cleveland, Ohio Press of the Calvert-Hatch Company 1912 Hard cover Very good No dustjacket, as issued 
Very nice, clean, tightly bound book published upon the death of Lucinda T. Guilford (Linda)in 1912 at the age of 88. Though born in New England, Guilford left her mark on Cleveland, Ohio where she dedicated her life to the education of young women. Though she taught at several schools, she is closely aligned with The Cleveland Female Seminary. The book is small at just 5"x8" with 60 tightly bound pages. Text consists of memoirs penned by close friends and a few poems by others. We also have available a catalogue for the Cleveland Female Seminary. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Luggage Label Hotel Flora Rome (1920's)
15 Luggage Label Hotel Flora Rome (1920's)
Italy Proprieta Artistica circa 1920's Very Good condition 
These artful luggage labels are a collectors' dream. I had about a hundred of them some years ago and a small amount are still kicking around. This is one of them. The hotel is handsome in itself, but the stylized sunset is beautiful. The label measures 3-1/4" high and 4-1/4" across. It has not been used on luggage or pasted in an album. Only defects are a small crease to upper right corner and a tiny snip off the point of the lower right corner. Label will arrive in a brand new plastic sleeve with cardboard backing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Mind Magazine August, 1905 (New Thought. Metaphysics)
16 Mind Magazine August, 1905 (New Thought. Metaphysics)
Easton, Pennsylvania Upland Farms Alliance 1905 Volume XVI, No. 2 soft cover 
This magazine is not seen too often. I bought a boxful a couple years ago, but have never seen any others before or since. It's focus is Christian metaphysics. Among the topics covered in this issue are: freedom, eternal progression, misdirected energy, success, the cause of poverty and distress, immorality, New Thought and Temperance problems, the miraculous element in the Bible and thought and astral light. The magazine is very clean and tightly bound. Unfortunately, the outer top corners of both front and back covers have snapped off (see photos). The spine also shows two areas where the spine strip is missing, but I repaired it with non-browning, almost invisible archival tape. Look at the pictures and see if you can see it. Magazine measures 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" 
Price: 20.00 USD
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New Zealand Paradise of the Pacific 1931 Travel
17 New Zealand Paradise of the Pacific 1931 Travel
New Zealand Government 1931 Soft cover Good 
What a beautiful travel brochure this is, a product of the Golden of Age of Travel when the literature was sumptuous, including that provided by the various governments. This one is no exception with 32 pages measuring 9"x11-1/4" illustrated beautifully in both color and black and white -- and even sporting a decorative drawing on each. The only faults are a bit of softening to the corners and a small stain to the right hand edge of the front cover whch lightly affects a few pages following.The first page shows a stamp at the top of the page inficating its origin -- the Akins Folkman Company, Cleveland, Ohio 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Post Card Steamer in the Ice Glacier Bay, Alaska
18 Post Card Steamer in the Ice Glacier Bay, Alaska
Seattle, Washington Hopf Brothers circa 1907-1914 Very good condition 
This card offers very few clues to its age, but it's an early one due to it muted colors and hand colored look. It was also printed in Germany which was common for many quality cards during the period. Whenever you see the little round logo with its trio of girls you know it's a Hopf. Sometimes it's brightly colored, but this one matches the scene. Card has not ben used and is clean and nice. Will arrive in a brand new plastic sleeve. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Postcard The Don Ce-Sar Beach Hotel Pass-A-Grille, Florida
19 Postcard The Don Ce-Sar Beach Hotel Pass-A-Grille, Florida
Chicago Curt Teich & Co. Unknown Very Good 
Very attractive linen postcard never used. Divided back and box for a penny stamp.The card's number is S-153 and shows the magnificent Don Ce-Sar Beach Hotel located on the gulf of Mexico. Today it's known as Loews Don CeSar Hotel located on St. Pete Beach. The hotel opened originally in 1928 and was a mecca for the Jazz Age rich. Very nice and clean -- will arrive in plastic sleeve. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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Postcard Wadsworth Salt Works, Wadsworth, Ohio (early 1900's)
20 Postcard Wadsworth Salt Works, Wadsworth, Ohio (early 1900's)
Wadsworth, Ohio Joe Bender, Newsdealer No date, early 1900's Very Good Condition 
Card is beautiful with bright saturated color thanks to chromolithography which also helps date it to the early 1900's. The card was never used, so no postmark, but there are two more clues to its age -- the words Post Card at the top and the fact that it was printed in Germany. Postage was also just a penny for the United States, Island Possessions, Cuba, Canada and Mexico. Card will arrive in brand new plastic sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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