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1 "There's A Reason"; A Journey Through the Factories That Make Postum, Grape Nuts and Post Toasties (post-1914)
Battle Creek, Michigan Postum Cereal Company After 1914 Hard Cover Good-plus No Dustjacket as issued 
This is an amazing little book published after the death of C.W. Post, the founder of the Postum Cereal Company which produced Grape Nuts and Post Toasties as well as the coffee substitute, Postum. From 1905 until his death in 1914 C.W. sued, was sued, and gained a reputation as a charlatan who worked overtime making bogus health claims against caffeine. He also came up with what was called a mysterious slogan for his breakfast beverage "There's a reason ...", thus the title of the book. Great pictures abound in here -- the ones at the front in color show such things at Post's private office. Most photos, however, are of the plant and people at work making the products with help from mighty machinery. Book measures 7-1/2" x 9" and has 47 pages. It's tightly bound with clean pages and no writing. Faults are exterior -- a few little stains and a few tiny spots of edge wear to the green border around the cover picture. Overall quite good. It's puffery of course, but fun puffery! 
Price: 16.95 USD
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10 Cent Defense Stamp Album for the Purchase of United States Defense Savings Bonds WWII
2 10 Cent Defense Stamp Album for the Purchase of United States Defense Savings Bonds WWII
Washington D.C. United States Government Printing Office WWII era 1940's soft cover Good-plus 
A small piece of WWII history measuring just 3" across and 6-1/4" tall. There are no tears and the name and address of the previous owner has not been filled in. The book is not full of stamps either -- just 26 are here totaling $2.60 of the required $18.70 needed to turn them in in exchange for a $25 bond, Album is tightly bound and overall nice. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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1920's Photograph Girl's First Holy Communion
3 1920's Photograph Girl's First Holy Communion
Cleveland, Ohio B.A. Marquard circa 1920's Card cover Very good condition 
This lovely little girl with her bobbed hair, tee-strap shoes, and bonnet veil is adorable. In her hands are the usual rosary and prayer book given to her for First Communion. There's no indication of her name -- the only thing we know for sure is that she was likely a native of Cleveland. The image itself, minus the"frame" and the outer card folder is 3-3/4" x 5-1/2". In the folder it's 6-1/4" x 8-3/4". 
Price: 12.00 USD
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1921 Guide To Historic Plymouth Illustrated (includes extra items)
4 1921 Guide To Historic Plymouth Illustrated (includes extra items)
Plymouth, Mass. Plymouth Tercentenary Committee 1921 Soft cover Very good 
This guide book is filled with extra ephemera. Whenever I find goodies inside a book or booklet that are relevant to the topic I keep them all together. The guide book also has another extra plus -- penciled notes on a few pages, plus more handwritten notes on a sheet of Plymouth Rock House stationery, AND more on a map postcard of the Plymouth area. The guide measures 5-1/4" x 7-3/4" and is illustrated with black and white photos throughout. 96 pages and all items fit perfectly inside. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1952 Yearbook; Central High School, Omaha, Nebraska (The OBook)
5 1952 Yearbook; Central High School, Omaha, Nebraska (The OBook)
Omaha, Nebraska Central High School 1952 Hard cover Very good condition 8-1/4 
I don't buy many yearbooks, but this one is special. I have never seen so many signatures from the classes of Central High School in Omaha. All of the good wishes were written for Toby. Toby was a girl -- a popular girl -- and yet I couldn't find her full name. It could be that Toby was a nickname. At any rate, this is an amazingly fun book. I almost passed it by, but I'm glad I didn't. I did the math -- okay, my husband did the math -- but now we know that if she was 18 in 1952 she would be in her early 80's. I think this one is a keeper for the right person -- a family treasure! 
Price: 35.00 USD
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1972 Cadillac Owner's Manual in Original Plastic Case (With Emissions Booklet)
6 1972 Cadillac Owner's Manual in Original Plastic Case (With Emissions Booklet)
Detroit. Michigan Cadillac Motors 1972 soft cover Good 1 
If you're restoring an old car there's nothing like the original manual to tuck into the glove compartment. Here we have not only the manual, but also the accompanying booklet about the car's emission control systems and their required maintenance and warranty information. Both measure 5" tall by 8" long and fit into their original blue plastic holder. The owner's manual shows some rubbing to blue cover and a small stain to side of text block which can be seen on the very edge of some pages inside. The emissions book is quite good with a light ring stain from a glass at back. Overall, both are still quite respectable. Manual has 84 pages and is illustrated with black and white photos, charts, and drawings. The emissions booklet has 15 pages and is illustrated with drawings. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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75th Anniversary Saint Angela Merici Church, Fairview Park, Ohio
7 75th Anniversary Saint Angela Merici Church, Fairview Park, Ohio
Fairview Park, Ohio Saint Angela Merici Church 1988-89 Hard cover Very good condition 
This is an especially nice Diamond Jubilee booklet commemorating the church's 100th anniversary. There are many pohotograohs in black and white showing all the many facets of the church community -- the church itself, Founder's Day, the Coming of the Third Millennium, Clergy and pastoral staff, the growth of the school, the many groups for interest in literature, dances picnics etc., and the children, plus more. There are also ads in the back of the book. Book measures 8" x 11" and has 99 pages. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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A Bright and Happy New Year (Gift Book early 1900's)
8 A Bright and Happy New Year (Gift Book early 1900's)
New York Cupples & Leon Company Unstated, but clearly early 1900's Hard cover Very good Condition 
I love gift books of all kinds. They fall off shelves into my hands wherever I go. This one is bit different though -- I would call it more of a hard cover greeting card, as it has only eleven pages with pretty art and positive wishes for the coming year. The title page shows that the buyer considered it as a card too and sent it to Mr. and Mrs. La Vake from Mr. and Mrs. Neison. Here's an example of the wishes, "Carry into the new year only the choicest thoughts and inspirations." Book measures 4" x 7-1/2" and is clean and tightly bound. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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A Ceremony Unveiling the Portrait of Chairman Morris K. Udall 1965
9 A Ceremony Unveiling the Portrait of Chairman Morris K. Udall 1965
Washington D.C. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs Wednesday, February 6, 1965 Hard cover Very good condition 
This is a remarkable item, a souvenir and program of the unveiling of the portrait of Chairman Morris K. Udall. The event took place on Wed., Feb.6, 1985. The booklet holds biographical material, plus the program, and the remarks of various speakers. What's also surprising is the fact that the pages are bound in blue cloth over boards. The book is a hardback and measures 6" x 9-1/4" and has 14 clean pages.The book is also SIGNED by Udall to Akron Metropolitan Park System. Udall was elected Chairman of the Interior and Insular Affairs in 1977. He SIGNED the book thus, "To my cherished friend and ally, John Seiberling." M. Udall." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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A Primer of New England Crewel Embroidery 1963
10 A Primer of New England Crewel Embroidery 1963
Sturbridge, Mass. Old Sturbridge Village 1963 soft cover Good 
Very nice clean booklet published by Old Sturbridge Village focusing on New England crewelwork. Forty-seven pages, replete with black and white photographs, discuss the history and uses of crewel embroidery and also explain the stitches with instructional drawings. At the back of the book are patterns which could be enlarged for use. Booklet measures 5-1/2"x9" with isolated spots of edge wear, a small rubbed spot at front spine, and along edges at back. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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A Sesquicentennial History of Vermillion, Ohio 1837-1987
11 A Sesquicentennial History of Vermillion, Ohio 1837-1987
Vermillion, Ohio Vermillion Sesquicentennial Committee 1987 soft cover Very Good 
Amazingly hard to find this souvenir of the 150th birthday of Vermillion, Ohio,a town known to tourists exploring the north coast and its Lake Erie islands. The book is clean as a whistle inside and out and has history, photographs, and local advertising. It measures 8-1/2"x11" and is printed on quality coated paper. Not paginated, but I counted 70. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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A Trip Through the Timkin Plants (Timken Roller Bearing Company Canton,Ohio) 1931
12 A Trip Through the Timkin Plants (Timken Roller Bearing Company Canton,Ohio) 1931
Canton, Ohio Tinken Roller Bearing Company 1939 soft cover Good 
A rather hard to find booklet which contains quality black and white photographs of Timken Steel, Timken Carbon and Alloy Seamless Steel Tubing, Timken Bearings, Timken Rock Bits, and Timken Fuel Injection Equipment, totaling more than 100 images, each with explanatory captioning. Book measures 6"x9". Cover shows light soil only. Pages are tightly bound and clean with the exception of a a smudge to upper corner of first page. Former owner penciled notes to blank page at back. Otherwise quite good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Advertising Finlandia Alkupera (Vodka, 2007)
13 Advertising Finlandia Alkupera (Vodka, 2007)
Helsinki, Finland Finlandia Vodka of Finland 2007 Hard cover Fine codnition 
This is a small hardcover book which advertises Finlandia, the vodka from Finland. It's a nice collectible in very clean, bright condition with no names or writing. The booklet measures 4-1/4" x 5-1/4" and has 39 pages printed on quality coated paper. Chapters are titled thus: Finlandia Origins, Tasting Notes, Flavor Profiles; Bartender Basics; and Recipes. The booklet is illustrated with small photographs in full color. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Air Supply Greatest Hits (Music Book 1989)
14 Air Supply Greatest Hits (Music Book 1989)
U.S.S. Greenwood Music and Careers Music Inc. 1989 0898982340 / 9780898982343 Card cover Very good condition 
No names or writing and no creases in this handsome music book for piano, vocal and chords. Four full page color photographs at the front followed by music and lyrics for these favorite songs -- All Out of Love, Chances, Even the Nights Are Better, Every Woman In the World, Here I Am (just when I thought I was over you), Lost In Love, Making Love (out of nothing at all); (The) One That You Love, and Sweet Dreams. Black and white photos accompany the music.Book measures 9-1/4" x 12" and has 52 pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Aishet Hayil (Art Catalog 1993)
15 Aishet Hayil (Art Catalog 1993)
New York, New York Yeshiva University Museum 1993 soft cover Near fine 
Very beautiful exhibition catalog in lovely condition. A soft cover book is wrapped around completely with the treal colored "jacket" which may have had a ribbon tie given the two slots for one, but doesn't require it, as the jacket stays closed without it.The exhibition is an artistic interpretation of the only Biblical hymn to wome -- Aishet Hayil. As such 32 artists were igven a line of the poem of that name to interpret with their art. The collective works are a tribute to one woman -- Julia Kiener Forchheimer (1900-1991) who opened the handweaving department in the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem in 1936.Illustrated with color photographs of the art with accompanying text. Measures 5"x8-1/2". Also included is a brochure for the Prelude Gallery laid-in. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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All About Hawaii; Thrum's Hawaiian Annual 1950
16 All About Hawaii; Thrum's Hawaiian Annual 1950
Honolulu Hawaii Honolulu Star Bulletin 1950 Diamond Jubilee Edition soft cover 
This is a book, yes, but it's an ephemeral one because it's sort of like the phone book -- you can get a new one every year! This one's nice because it commemorates Hawaii's Diamond Jubilee and precedes its statehood. The front sections has a lot of Hawaiian history and there is much info later on the various island and the sugar and pineapple industries. There is also some tourist info and ads for hotels and restaurants, but this is really about what Hawaii was like at mid-century. Photo illustrated in black and white. the book measures 5"x7" and has 352 pages. The only fault is wear to the very bottom of the spine with a small loss of paper at both edges. Otherwise it's tightly bound and clean as whistle inside and out. 352 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Allis-Chalmers Annual Review 1944
17 Allis-Chalmers Annual Review 1944
Milawukee, Wisconsin Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company 1944 Annual, 1944 Card cover Very Good condition 
This is a wonderful wartime report from Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing covering all aspects of the business including power generation; power distribution; processing items such as metals, coal, rock products, cement, forest products, petroleum, rubber, chemicals, food, and solvent oil; industrial; construction and agriculture; and transportation. The book is over-sized at 8-1/2"x 11" and has 80 pages. Minor small horizontal creases to spine, likely endemic to the publishing process, but otherwise clean and tightly bound. There is also a letter laid-in to accompany it. The book does have text, but it's the photographs and technical drawings that command your attention. VERY nice and not commonly found. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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American Decorative Flower Co. Inc. 1939 Ribbon Sample Book
18 American Decorative Flower Co. Inc. 1939 Ribbon Sample Book
Baltimore, Maryland American Decorative Flower Co, 1939 soft cover Very good 
Very nice clean catalog showcasing the ribbons available in 1939 from the company --all 30 samples intact with available colors listed under each swatch. The catalog measures 8" high and 9-1/2" wide and has five pages of samples. It was geared to the florist trade, so other items mentioned include flowerpot covers, corsage pins, corsage boxes, cut flower boxes, chiffon, gold or silver cord, rubberized shoulder and wrist shields, and green florists' thread. Very nice! 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Among The Rockies Pictures Of Magnificent Scenes In The Rocky Mountains (1905)
19 Among The Rockies Pictures Of Magnificent Scenes In The Rocky Mountains (1905)
Denver, Colorado Tammen Curio Company 1905 First Edition soft cover Good-plus 
This one's a thing of beauty! Very large travel book which measures 11" x 12-1/2". It's bound with cording and has a glorious scene in full color on face with a full compliment drawing of Chief Red Cloud at the back cover. The book is clean and tightly bound, but does show some flat creasing and rubbing to card cover. Inside are a panorama of pages and scenes all devoted to the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Each is captioned and there is a statistical chart at front. Unpaginated, but I counted 36. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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An Evening Prayer Gift Book (Robert Louis Stevenson et al)
20 An Evening Prayer Gift Book (Robert Louis Stevenson et al)
New York Barse & Hopkins Card cover Fine Fine 
I very much like these old gift books from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This one has no date, but is filled with vintage charm including such niceties as heavy paper with a deckled outer edge, a tipped-in color illustation at frontis (rather than having been printed on the page), a dustjacket, and gilt embossing to the front cover. Though Stevenson is listed as the author, the fact is there are many including Robert Browning, Tennyson, Abraham Lincoln and others. There are no illustrations other than the one mentioned, but the type fonts provide mch variation. Includes Brownings "Grow Old with Me". Book measures 4"x9" and features twelve poems or uplifting quotations. Not heavily religious. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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