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image of ALPHABETICAL CATALOGUE OF COLUMBIA RECORDS COMPLETE TO AND INCLUDING JUNE, 1941.  (COLUMBIA COMPLTE RECORD CATALOGUE.)

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Hayes, Middlesex: Columbia Gramaphone Co., 1941. 336 pp, 7" H. Interior - light toning to the pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight lean to the spine, light browning to the fore-edge and to the top of the text block, three small soft corner creases, slight colour fading to the cover edges,… Read more
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image of 10 KODAK BROCHURES FROM 1940s, 1950s, INCLUDING: KODAK FILTERS AND OTHER LENS ATTACHMENTS, CINE-KODAK ACCESSORY LENSES AND OTHER MOVIE-MAKING AIDS, KODASLIDE PROJECTOR MODEL 1, KODAK PICTURE-TAKING EQUIPMENT, HOW TO CHOOSE A CAMERA, ETC.

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Rochester / Toronto : Kodak / Eastman Kodak 10 brochures/pamphlets, ranging in size from 8 1/2" H to 5 7/8" H, 6 are stapled, 4 are folded without any binding, from the 1940s/1950s era. 1. Kodak Picture-Taking Equipment, 15 pp, with price list laid in. 2. Kodak Filters and other Lens Attachments, unpaginated (12 pp including covers). … Read more
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image of THE USE OF THE SLIDE RULE + THE QUICK AND EASY "LAWRENCE" SLIDE RULE INSTRUCTION BOOK + THE VERSALOG SLIDE RULE: AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL.  3 SLIDE RULE-RELATED ITEMS.

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New York / Peru, Indiana / Canada : Keuffel & Esser / Lawrence engineering Service / Hughes Owens Three slide rule-related items. 1. The Use of the Slide Rule - 9" H, hard cover (brown cloth with gilt lettering on front board), 1915, 36 pp, + 4 pp advertising. B&w illustrations. 2. The Quick and Easy "Lawrence" Slide… Read more
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image of WURLITZER 3400 PHONOGRAPH SERVICE MANUAL  (STATEMAN SERIES.)

WURLITZER 3400 PHONOGRAPH SERVICE MANUAL (STATEMAN SERIES.)

by Wurlitzer Company.

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North Tonawanda, New York: Wurlitzer Company 11" H, seven individually paged sections (1A-9A, 1B-10B, 1C-37C, 1D-8D, 1E-14E, 1F-12F, 1G-18G). No date - c1970. Wurlitzer Statesman series. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings (some fold-out). Contents: Coin and Credit Equipment; Selector Switch and Electric Selector; Record Changer Adjustments; Cabinet; Sequence of Operations; Trouble Shooting; Electrical and Sound Systems.… Read more
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image of WURLITZER 3300 PHONOGRAPH SERVICE MANUAL  (AMERICANA III.)

WURLITZER 3300 PHONOGRAPH SERVICE MANUAL (AMERICANA III.)

by Wurlitzer Company.

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North Tonawanda, New York: Wurlitzer Company 11" H, seven individually paged sections (1A-8A, 1B-17B, 1C-28C, 1D-7D, 1E-16E, 1F-10F, 1G-15G). No date - late 1960s. Americana III Wurlitzer. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings (some fold-out). Contents: Coin and Credit Equipment; Selector Switch and Electric Selector; Record Changer Adjustments; Cabinet; Sequence of Operations; Trouble Shooting; Electrical and Sound… Read more
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image of CABINETMAKERS OF THE EASTERN SEABOARD.  A STUDY OF EARLY CANADIAN FURNITURE.

CABINETMAKERS OF THE EASTERN SEABOARD. A STUDY OF EARLY CANADIAN FURNITURE.

by Foss, Charles H.

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Published
1977
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780919880092
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NZ$94.50

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Toronto: M.F. Feheley, 1977. 156 pp, folio (13 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "The fine furniture tradition in Canada's eastern provinces was influenced by the arrival of the Loyalists in 1783. Among those who came were people of wealth and quality who transported, by sea, furnishings that were superior in craftsmanship and design. Accomplished cabinetmakers arriving… Read more
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image of WURLITZER PHONOGRAPH SERIES 3200 SERVICE MANUAL.

WURLITZER PHONOGRAPH SERIES 3200 SERVICE MANUAL.

by Wurlitzer Company.

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Good
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North Tonawanda, New York: Wurlitzer Company 11" H, six individually paged sections (1A-10A, 1B-17B, 1C-28C, 1D-6D, 1E-23E, 1F-9F). No date - probably late 1960s. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings (some fold-out). Contents: Coin and Credit Equipment; Selector Switch and Electric Selector; Record Changer Adjustments; Cabinet; Electrical and Sound Systems; Trouble Shooting. Interior - very… Read more
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image of A POUND OF PAPER:  CONFESSIONS OF A BOOK ADDICT.

A POUND OF PAPER: CONFESSIONS OF A BOOK ADDICT.

by Baxter, John.

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Published
2002
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
Second Printing
ISBN
9780385603683
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NZ$21.81

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London: Doubleday, 2002. 417 pp, 7 1/4" H. Integral red ribbon bookmark, pictorial endpapers. In the 1950s, at the age of eleven, John Baxter "collected his first book - 'The Poems of Rupert Brooke'. He'd read the volume often, but now he had to own it. This was the beginning of what would become a major collection and… Read more
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ROY VERNON SOWERS: A LIFE IN RARE BOOKS.

by Mason, Roger Burford. (Roy Vernon Sowers.)

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Published
1997
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780968166048
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NZ$17.45

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Toronto: Subway Books, 1997. 93 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). One of the trade edition of 950 copies. B&w illustrations. "A Canadian whose first shop, in the mid-1920s, was a mecca for Toronto collectors and writers, Sowers later settled in Southern California. There he dealt rarities to the emerging carriage trade and subsequently worked at the famous… Read more
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image of 3 VINTAGE CHRISTMAS CARDS - 1. CAT.  2. DOG.  3. CHILDREN CAROLLING.  WITH ORIGINAL ENVELOPES.

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3 unused, single sheet cards (i.e. not folded cards), c1920/30s, each with its original, unused envelope. No manufacturer's markings. 1. Red-ribboned cat - card size 5 1/8" H x 4 1/8" W - with verse: "I wish you / A MERRIE CHRISTMAS / and then the BEST OF YEARS / As full of satisfaction - / As this pussy cat… Read more
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image of VINTAGE CHRISTMAS CARD "MAY THE PEACE OF ALLAH".  DECORATED ENVELOPE.

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Single sheet card (i.e. not a folded card), c1920/30s, with unusual verse. "Christmas Greetings / I pray the prayer the Easterners do, / May the Peace of Allah abide with you / Wherever you stay, wherever you go, / May the beautiful palms of Allah grow; / Through the days of labor and nights of rest, / May the… Read more
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image of POTTERIES OF NINETEENTH CENTURY ONTARIO:  AN ALPHABETICAL LISTING, INCORPORATING WHATEVER INFORMATION IS PRESENTLY KNOWN CONCERNING THEIR OPERATIONS, OF POTTERY FIRMS, THEIR VARIOUS TRADE NAMES, AND THE NAMES OF PROPRIETORS, MANAGERS AND EMPLOYEES.

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Unedited (& Unpublished) Manuscript., 1964. Unpaginated (approx. 128 mimeographed pages with printing on one side only - versos blank), 11 3/8" H. Black folder with two-hole metal slide binding, typed label bearing title on front cover. An unedited (and unpublished) manuscript by the author of "The Furniture of Old Ontario". The alphabetically arranged listings (by potter… Read more
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image of ERTL TOY TRACTORS.

ERTL TOY TRACTORS.

by Ertl, Patrick and Phillips, Catherine Lee.

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Published
2004
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780760320198
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NZ$58.15

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St. Paul, MN: MBI, 2004. 127 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "Ertl is one of the most celebrated names in diecast toy tractors. The company had its humble beginnings in Fred Ertl's basement shortly after World War II. Over the years it has grown and produced countless toys, much to the joy of children… Read more
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image of PRIDE IN THE PAST...CONFIDENCE IN THE FUTURE.  ADVERTISING PRINTING BLOCK WITH AERIAL VIEW OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO LOOKING TOWARDS THE ISLANDS.

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Toronto: Toronto-Dominion Bank, 1959. Copper printing block, mounted on wood - 7" wide by 10 1/8" H x approx. 7/8" deep, comprising an aerial view of downtown Toronto looking towards the islands (5" x 7") and promotional text by The Toronto-Dominion Bank, referencing the 125th birthday of Toronto (1959). Approx. weight 2.2 kg (4 1/2 lbs). Some scattered non-active… Read more
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image of BEE HIVE AEROPLANE PICTURES.  ST. LAWRENCE STARCH COMPANY WWII PHOTO CARD PROMOTION.  48 CARDS INCLUDING SOME DUPLICATES, 1 FLYER & 1 MAILING ENVELOPE.  (BEEHIVE / BEEHIVES.)

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Port Credit, Ontario: St. Lawrence Starch Company 48 cards (circa 1942) from the St. Lawrence Starch Company's WWII "Bee Hive Aeroplane Pictures" sales promotion, plus a flyer for "List No. 2" showing 42 planes and describing the rules for obtaining the cards, plus 1 shipping envelope, 7 cardboard dividers and 1 contemporary newspaper clipping. In the early 1940s, the… Read more
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image of TALKS ON BOOK-COLLECTING.  DELIVERED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS' ASSOCIATION.

TALKS ON BOOK-COLLECTING. DELIVERED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS' ASSOCIATION.

by Muir, P.H., Editor. P.H. Muir, E.P. Goldschmidt, Simon Nowell-Smith, John Carter, Howard M. Nixon, Ifan Kyrle-Fletcher & Ernest Weil.

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Published
1952
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$29.08

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London: Cassell, 1952. 105 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w plates. Contents: Preface; The Nature and Scope of Book-Collecting, by P.H. Muir; The Period Before Printing, by E.P. Goldschmidt; The Language of Book-Collecting, by Simon Nowell-Smith; Fashions in Book-Collecting, by John Carter; Binding and Binders, by Howard M. Nixon; Milestones of Civilization, by Ernest Weil; The Theatre for Collectors,… Read more
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image of ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW EPHEMERA - COLUMBIA  MASK (PROMOTIONAL ITEM.) - AS IS.

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW EPHEMERA - COLUMBIA MASK (PROMOTIONAL ITEM.) - AS IS.

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Published
1974
Condition
Very Good
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1974. Color card mask (10" H x approx. 7 1/4" W - ear to ear) of the character "Columbia" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Produced for the Roxy Theater, Los Angeles, 1974 - the original removable eyes and mouth section are NOT present. The production notes on the verso give the cast (including Tim Curry and Meat… Read more
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image of PRICE GUIDE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC CHECKLIST FOR CHILDREN'S & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS FOR THE YEARS 1880-1960.

PRICE GUIDE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC CHECKLIST FOR CHILDREN'S & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS FOR THE YEARS 1880-1960.

by Baumgarten, E. Lee, compiler.

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Published
1996
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780964728509
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Martinsburg, WV: E.Lee baumgarten Books, 1996. 8 pp "Introduction", followed by three separately paged sections - 145 pp "Author-Sorted Index / 145 pp "Illustrator- Sorted Index" / 63 pp "Title Cross-Reference". Teal cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering and borders on front cover, 11 1/4" H. "The data file for the 1996 edition contains exactly 10,405… Read more
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image of A HERITAGE OF LIGHT:  LAMPS AND LIGHTING IN THE EARLY CANADIAN HOME.

A HERITAGE OF LIGHT: LAMPS AND LIGHTING IN THE EARLY CANADIAN HOME.

by Russell, Loris S.

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Published
1968
Condition
Good+
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$36.35

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Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1968. 344 pp, square (8 1/2" H x 8 1/2" D). B&w photographs, reproductions. "The nineteenth century opened in the flicker of tallow candles. It closed in the glare of Edison's electric lamp. Between those two events inventors and manufacturers developed a wonderful assortment of progressively more efficient lighting devices, burning a variety… Read more
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A HERITAGE OF LIGHT: LAMPS AND LIGHTING IN THE EARLY CANADIAN HOME.

by Russell, Loris S.

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Published
1968
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Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1968. 344 pp, square (8 1/2" H x 8 1/2" D). Ex-library copy. B&w photographs, reproductions. "The nineteenth century opened in the flicker of tallow candles. It closed in the glare of Edison's electric lamp. Between those two events inventors and manufacturers developed a wonderful assortment of progressively more efficient lighting devices, burning… Read more
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