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The Would-Be Sport

by (POSTCARD)

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1908
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New York: The Rotograph Co, 1908. Heavy stock 24mo (3¼" X 5½"). Very good. Mildly creased, but edges strong and no chipping. Attractive example of this Katharine Gassaway signed color postcard (marked as "F.L. 152) featuring a pigeon-toed young man full-length in horse riding getup: jodhpurs, tall boots with spurs, riding crop tucked under arm. Addressed, penny stamp cancelled… Read more
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LEAP YEAR / The Silent Proposal

by (POSTCARD)

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1908
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New York: The Paul C. Koeber Co, 1908. Heavy stock 24mo (5½" X 3½"). Very good. Mildly creased, but edges strong and no chipping. A lovely example of this charmer, a color closeup of "Gibson Girl" type at left, hands folded in anticipation under chin, and dashing young man in tuxedo and white gloves, index finger nervously touching his… Read more
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"Gas" -- How to Protect -- Protection and First Aid

by (GAS MASK / WORLD WAR TWO)

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1943
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$20.00

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Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943. Printed hand bill. Heavy stock 6 3/4" X 4½". Very good. Faint edgewear. Obverse consists of a chart with three columns across top ("Gas," "How to Detect," "Protection and First Aid"). "Gas" types consist of "Blister Gases," "Choking Gases," "Blood and Nerve Poisons," "Vomiting and Tear Gases," "Screening Smokes" and "Incendiaries" --… Read more
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36 covers, each 5½" X 3", Philadelphia, PA, n.y. Very good to near fine. All unused and exceptionally bright and nice, with just the faintest bit of age toning to some. Superb complete grouping of this state arms collection published by Charles Magee of 316 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia -- issued as the prospect of civil war loomed. Of… Read more
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$1,500.00
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12 covers, each 5½" X 3", New York, NY, n.y. Near fine. Unused and with faintest of age toning only and original gum present. Exceptional complete set, printed entirely in brown ink by Charles Magnus at 12 Frankfort Street in New York. Undated, although Steven R. Boyd in his "Patriotic Envelopes of the Civil War: The Iconography of Union… Read more
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$995.00
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Autograph Note Signed

by (LEAGUE OF AMERICAN WRITERS)

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In 1935 the American Communist Party formed this motley group of writers -- poets, playwrights, critics, novelists, etc. -- who sympathized with their ideology and supported their view, with Writer Waldo Frank their first president and a stellar "Who's Who" membership of "fellow travelers"; they issued a newsletters, published titles and were active in various causes such as the… Read more
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Original Bookplate Proof

by (BOOKPLATE ART). "V.G."

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$55.00

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Proof copy of the lineoleum-block custom bookplate, 4" X 6½" (framed to 5" X 7¼"), n.p., n.y. Fine. Handsome proof pull of this rectangular (rounded corners) striking example by a talented practitioner known only by the tiny "V.G." initials, an ornate image noting "Ex Libris / Arnold Larsen" in crossing banners and other typical bibliophilic features, a rose-clutching hand,… Read more
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Thanksgiving 1888

by (DUBUQUE -- HOTELS -- MENU)

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1888
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Chicago: S.D. Childs & Co, 1888. Printed menu, 16mo (5½" X 6"), 4pp. Gilt lettering and blind-embossing to front wrapper (only). Very good. Mild age toning and touch of rubbing. Ornate holiday menu for the luxurious Lorimier House of Dubuque, Iowa, printed on buff stock, with inner recto (page 3) the many-coursed meal that included, among other things, green… Read more
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London: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, n.y.. Printed broadside. Folio (13½" X 8¼"). Very good. Mild wear, mainly about the edges, which show discreet, expert expert archival mends on verso; tiny "DUPL NYPL" inkstamp on verso. Printed on ultra-thin pale green tissue paper by S.G. Fairbrother, undated but likely 1833, this scarce broadside advertises a number of upcoming productions in… Read more
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$375.00
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Autograph Letter Signed

by (SOAP / BATHING). WATSON, David S. (?-?)

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This Boston businessman was partner in the firm of Winslow, Rand & Co. Wholesale Grocers. ALS, 1p, 8" X 10½", Boston, MA, 23 December 1881. Addressed to "Friend Nutter." Very good. Original folds; single archivally closed (on verso) edge tear. On imprinted company letterhead listing the four principal officers, Watson comments interestingly on the use of soap: ""I shall… Read more
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Conundrums

by (WORD GAME)

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
n.y.
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Boston: Rust Craft, n.y.. Heavy stock 6" X 3½" printed envelope that opens to reveal two pockets, one containing 16 heavy stock 5" X 3" printed cards and the other containing a single heavy stock bifold 6" X 5" printed card. Very good. Printed envelope faintly age toned and lightly edgeworn, with small discreet archival mends along couple of… Read more
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Election Year Argument Settler

by (PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION / 1956)

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Published
1956
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New York: Time, Inc, 1956. Circular diecut glossy card stock wheel with riveted center. Near fine. Faintest of mild edgewear. Printed in red and black on white glossy stock, recto is subtitled "The 48 States" and notes, "This wheel gives you 818 useful facts about U.S. Presidents and election campaigns, past and present. Dial this side to cover the… Read more
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The better part of one's life consists of his friendships. Abraham Lincoln.

by (LINCOLN, Abraham / GREETING CARD)

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
n.y.
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N.p.: Hallmark Cards, n.y.. Group of eight (8) identical 16mo (4 3/4" X 7") heavy stock general purpose greeting cards with salmon pink blank envelopes. Fine/fine. Front panel consists of pastel scene resembling a needlepoint cross-stitch depicting a basket , flowers, branches and birds, in the center of which appears the Lincoln quotation cited above. Inner panel is blank.… Read more
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Counties and Industries

by (CIGARETTE CARDS -- BRITISH)

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
n.y.
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$95.00

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Nottingham, England: John Player & Sons, n.y.. Full set of 25 numbered cigarette cards, undated but published in 1914. Heavy stock 1 3/8" X 2 5/8". Very good to near fine. Mild occasional edgewear, but overall bright and quite handsome. An attractive complete set of these brightly colored pictorial cards celebrating 25 of England's counties and a prime industry… Read more
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General Orders, No. 248

by (GENERAL ORDERS -- CIVIL WAR -- GEORGE CROOK)

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Published
1864
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Washington, DC: War Department, Adjutant General's Office, 1864. Handbill. 12mo (5" X 7¼"). Near fine. Four-punched at left margin (not affecting text); touch of browning at left edge. Announces Major General George Crook's August 30, 1864 assignment to the command of the Department of West Virginia and the removal of Major General David Hunter from that post. Signed in… Read more
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General Orders, No. 41

by (GENERAL ORDERS -- CIVIL WAR -- NATHANIEL P. BANKS -- AMBROSE E. BURNSIDE -- JOSEPH HOOKER)

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Published
1864
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Washington, DC: War Department, Adjutant General's Office, 1864. Handbill. 12mo (5" X 7¼"). Near fine. Faintly age toned; two-punched at left margin (not affecting text). Reports on 1 February 1864 on three "Public Resolutions" of the Senate and House of Representatives: First thanking Major General Nathaniel P. Banks "for the skill, courage, and endurance which compelled the surrender of… Read more
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Gems of British Scenery

by (CIGARETTE CARDS -- BRITISH)

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
n.y.
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U.K.: John Player & Sons, n.y.. Complete set of 25 numbered cigarette cards, undated but published in 1917. Heavy stock 2 5/8" X 1 3/8". Very good. Faint occasional edgewear, but overall bright and attractive. A beautiful full set of these color pictorial cards celebrating England's scenic delights, with 21 cards printed landscape and 4 printed upright. Scenes consist… Read more
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Collection of Nine (9) Hotel del Monte Menus

by MORA, Joseph Jacinto "Jo."

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
n.y.
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$500.00

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Monterey: Hotel del Monte, n.y.. Mora (1876-1947) was the cowboyest cowboy of them all -- though born in Uruguay, not the U.S.; painter, illustrator, muralist, cartoonist, sculptor, photographer, author, historian and more, this multi-talented Renaissance Man also lived with the Hopi and Navajo in Arizona for a time, photographing, drawing and writing about their lifestyle. Group of nine (out… Read more
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Collection of Six Printed Items

by (SOO LINE RAILROAD)

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Published
1982
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Minneapolis: Soo Line Railroad Company, 1982. Soo Line Railroad was the U.S. subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railroad, formed in 1961 as the Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railroad and undergoing a number of consolidations and changes in name and ownership into the 1980s and '90s; its lines operated mainly in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota. Grouping… Read more
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Our Heroes

by (BROADSIDE BALLAD -- CIVIL WAR). JANVIER, Francis de Haes

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
n.y.
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$100.00

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N.p.: N.p., n.y.. Broadside. 8vo (4 3/4" X 8½"). Near fine. An exceptionally clean 'n' pristine example of this patriotic poem by the noted Philadelphia businessman and poet (1817-85). Title (in Gothic typeface) and text entirely in blue, with red ornamental border. Although bibliographically challenged, to say the least -- and we've never seen any other printing -- one… Read more
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