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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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1950's Travel Tennessee The Nation's Most Interesting State
2 1950's Travel Tennessee The Nation's Most Interesting State
Nashville, Tennessee Tennessee Tourist and Development Association circa 1950's Soft cover Very good condition 
Shiny silver paper enhances the art and photograph on the front cover of this oversized and nicely made souvenir booklet extolling the wonders of the state. There is no date, but the address on the card laid-in is Nashville 3, Tennessee -- pre-zip code. Booklet is oblong and measures 8-1/2" x 11-1/2" with 38 counted pages. Lots of photos in both color and black and white covering camping, mountains, fishing, swimming, boating, hunting, historical sites, hiking, handicrafts,hiking, and museums, including the Atomic Energy Museum. 
Price: 12.95 USD
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1971 Steam Passenger Service Directory Sixth Annual (Additional Ephemera Laid-in)
3 1971 Steam Passenger Service Directory Sixth Annual (Additional Ephemera Laid-in)
New York Empire State Railway Museum Inc. 1971 Sixth annual soft cover All items very good 
This is an interesting combination of items, all in one from a previous collector. The 6th Annual Steam Passenger Service Directory of 1971 was stuffed with numerous newspaper stories about trains, primarily from the Toledo, Ohio area during the 70's. These did cause some toning to the reverse side of cover, both front and back, but I have sequestered them now in a plastic bag in which they will arrive. Also accompanying the directory are a brochure, a business card and an unused ticket, all from the Toledo Lake Erie and Western Railway, Inc. The directory measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and has 128 page , all of which contain a black and white photograph, plus info on each train. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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1972 Cadillac Owner's Manual in Original Plastic Case (With Emissions Booklet)
4 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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25th Independence Day Dance North American Association of Venezuela 1966 (program)
5 25th Independence Day Dance North American Association of Venezuela 1966 (program)
The North American Association of Venezuela 1966 soft cover Good 
Surprisingly scarce program published in honor of the 25th Independence Day Dance hosted by the North American Association of Venezuela. Clearly, this was a big event, as the ads in the program are largely national -- Chrysler has the back cover and Helena Rubenstein cosmetics has the flip side. Others inside include Ponds, Sears, Chevrolet, Elizabeth Arden and many more. The program is large at 9"x12" and has much information about the event itself, the liberation of Venezuela, and the ties that bind Venezuela to the United States. Illustrated with black and white photographs. The program is clean and tightly bound, but does show light foxing to outer edge of front cover and also at first two pages. Otherwise very nice. Slight tobacco scent. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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75th Anniversary Zion Evangelical Lutheran School Akron, Ohio 1863-1938
6 75th Anniversary Zion Evangelical Lutheran School Akron, Ohio 1863-1938
Akron, Ohio Zion Evangelical Lutheran School Anniversary Committee 1938 soft cover Very Good 
I've never seen this one, so it was a delight to find a brand-new-to-me piece of Akron history.There's some toning around the edges of the cover, but none inside. The oversized booklet measures 9"x12" and is entirely pritned on quality coated paper with many black and white photographs. I counted 14 pagwa. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Bright and Happy New Year (Gift Book early 1900's)
7 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 History of the First English Lutheran Church of Mansfield, Ohio 1976-1989
8 A History of the First English Lutheran Church of Mansfield, Ohio 1976-1989

Crisp, clean rather hard-to-find church history. No defect other than residue to back cover from original price sticker. This booklet represents the fourth history of the church, the first having been published in 1904. Bbut this one concentrates solely on the period between 1976 and 1989. Photo illustrated. Measures 6"x9" and has 24 pages 
Price: 8.00 USD
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A Parson Table The Easy Step-by-Step Shopsmith Way #1702 (1978)
9 A Parson Table The Easy Step-by-Step Shopsmith Way #1702 (1978)
Vandalia, Ohio Shopsmith 1978 soft cover Very Good 
Woodworking just got easier with this giant one piece fold-out that provides on both sides enough information and diagrams to make the table on the front cover. Closed this instructional fold-out measures 8-1/2"x11", but opens to a generous 22" wide by 34" long. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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A Trip Through the Timkin Plants (Timken Roller Bearing Company Canton,Ohio) 1931
10 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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Aishet Hayil (Art Catalog 1993)
11 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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Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial 1972
12 Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial 1972
France The American Battle Monuments Commission 1972 Soft cover Near fine condition 
This booklet is clean and nice with no names or writing. The only defect is a light crease to the lower front cover. It measures 6" x 9" and has 28 pages which are sprinkled into the ample text. There's a map, much history, architecture, American memorials and more. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Al Koran Patrol Cleveland, Ohio 1931 (Shriners)
13 Al Koran Patrol Cleveland, Ohio 1931 (Shriners)
Cleveland, Ohio Al Koran Patrol 1931 soft cover 
Booklet is oversized at 9"x12". As you can see, the front cover, which is very colorful, shows irregular toning and a small damp stain to lower corner of spine area. This shows very lightly at bottom of gutter throughout, but the toning is only at front Pages are very clean. There are photos of all members, small portraits as per a yearbook, plus group shots. Each member is listed with info. Great to augment family tree if you have a 1931 member. I am happy to look someone up for you -- just use the contact button. 35 pages. Officers include Walter J. Easton, James Watson, Thomas Shulkins Jr., A.F. Hagedorn and C. D. Milling 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Albert Amor LTD Summer Exhibition 2003
14 Albert Amor LTD Summer Exhibition 2003
London, U.K. Albert Amor LTD 2003 Summer Exhibition Card cover fine condition 
This crisp and clean catalog was the vehicle to disperse a 30 year collection during the summer of 2003. There were 55 pieces of very old English tableware, many painted in color enamels. One of the most interesting items of the collection though is the one on the cover. It's called an etui and it contains a gold fruit knife, scissors, an ivory notecard, a snuff spoon/needle and pincers. The date is circa 1755. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Albert W. Smith Educator, Chemist and Engineer (Case Western Reserve University)
15 Albert W. Smith Educator, Chemist and Engineer (Case Western Reserve University)
Cleveland, Ohio Case Western Reserve University Unknown Date Card cover Near fine 
This is one of the most elegant booklets I've ever seen. The cover is made of substantial cardstock with raised letters at front, acetate endpapers both front and back, quality coated paper, and excellent black and white historic photographs, plus facsimiles of documents. The subject, Albert W. Smith, was part of small coterie of scientists who worked to found the profession of Chemical Engineering and in doing so put Case Institute of Technology as it as called then, on the educational map.The booklet measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 39 pages. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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Aldens Fall and Winter 1951-52 Catalog
16 Aldens Fall and Winter 1951-52 Catalog
Chicago Aldens 1951 Autumn and Winter 1951-52 Soft cover Good condition 
I wish the previous owner hadn't used the front cover as a scratch pad to see how much it would cost to buy two items. I wish even more that he or she had tried to erase it, maybe because the answer is wrong! Anyway this is a very nice catalog. I don't know this company and have never seen one of their catalogs, but I very much like the size which is easily handled at 5-1/2" x 9-1/2". The catalog has a whopping 972 pages of fashions for the whole family, toys, jewelry, engagement rings, household items, furniture, guns, shoes, typewriters and much more. This is a complete immersion into material culture at the beginning of the 50's -- 65 years ago. The order blank is still inside and has not been used. Only other fault is creasing to lower corners both front and back, but both have been discretely taped for strength. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Alice (1992 Opera)
17 Alice (1992 Opera)
Hamburg, Germany Thalia Theatre 1992 soft cover Good-plus 
An uncommon item, published in tandem with the opening of the dark opera, Alice, which is based on Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The lyrics probe not the story as much as how it pertains to its author. Was not intended for children. Inside front cover (see photo two) is a small drawing signed by its artist. I can't decipher the first namel, but I do believe the last name is Zinn. I immediately thought of David Zinn who does have a history with the Thalia Theatre, but I can't say for sure that this is right. Research shows no account of him having anything to do with the set design for this show. Program is written in both German and English, primarily German, and is illustrated with both black and white photos and drawings plus color plates. Measures 8"x10-1/2" and has 64 pages plus a laid-in insert with info on the songs. Clean and tightly bound with no names or writing, but does show scratches to back cover and a small bit of edge wear, also at back. 
Price: 34.00 USD
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Amants (Sweethearts) Jeanette MacDonald et Nelson Eddy Collection Romancines (Circa 1938)
18 Amants (Sweethearts) Jeanette MacDonald et Nelson Eddy Collection Romancines (Circa 1938)
Paris, France Editions Lajeunesse circa 1938 Collection Romancines soft cover Very good condition 
This French language booklet was published in Paris to tell the story of the 1938 Metro Goldwyn Mayer movie "Sweethearts" starring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. Booklet is illustrated with black and white photos from the movie and measures 6" x 9" with 15 pages of text. It appears to be part of a collection of booklets telling the stories of romantic films. I have never see any of them, so this was an interesting find. The booklet is clean and tightly bound, bunddoes show some toning to the margins of the front cover. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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America 100 Years Ago: Old Views (1946, complete 32 prints in folder)
19 America 100 Years Ago: Old Views (1946, complete 32 prints in folder)
Buremberg Jacob Mendelsohn 1946 Card folder Very good 
It's amazing that this item remained intact since it came out in 1946 and then was given as a Christmas gift in 1981. There is a small inscription on the reverse side of the front cover which reads, "From Konstanze, Christmas, 1981." Everything is clean and nice with just one small spot of foxing to two prints and a light freckling to the folder. The prints are on paper and measure 7-1/2" x 10". All are views of historic places -- Albany on the Hudson, Baltimore, Boston City Hall, Cleveland, Detroit, Galveston, Jefferson City -- Missouri River, Kansas, Louisville, Lockport, Ohio -- Erie Canal, New York -- Broadway, New York, New York City Hall, New York -- Park and City Hall, New York Staten Island, New York Bay, New York and Brooklyn, Philadelphia National Bank, Philadelphia Girard's Bank, Richmond, Virginia, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Sacramento, St. Louis Court House, St. Charles -- Mississippi, Wheeling, West Virginia, Washignton General Post Office, Washington Patent Office, and Weston, Missouri. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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American Artist Magazine (August, 1986)
20 American Artist Magazine (August, 1986)
New York Billboard Publications 1986 Volume 50 Issue 529 soft cover Fine condition 
Crisp, clean magazine with no mailing label and no names or writing. No loss to spine and tightly bounf with pristine pages. The cover art on thios one is by watercolorist Joseph M. Irr. Ither featured articles are about four energing artists: Patricia Short, landscape watercolorist; Xin Han, figurative oil painter; William P. Kauffmanm pastel painter and teacher; and Andrew Bacha, a classicly trained oil painter; James D. Butler paintings and Drawings From the Heartland; Direct Painting With Pastels; Edward Brodney Painting with A Mature but Youthful Spirit; Patricia Nix Art As a Collage of Lige Experiences; and James Couper of Florida. Magazine measures 8"x11" and has 90 pages. NOTE: I have LOTS of issus of this magazine, so if you are looking for a specific issue let me know and I'll see if I have it. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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