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Armorial Bookplate of Elliott Armstrong, Esq., 19th Century
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Armorial Bookplate of Elliott Armstrong, Esq., 19th Century

By Armstrong

Armstrong rebus bookplate. Design features four arms in armor and the Latin motto Vi et Armis (By Force and Arms.) Evidently a 19th century plate. Approx. 3.75 x 3.25 inches. Unused in clean, unmarked condition. Possibly the bookplate of the Elliott Armstrong, Esq., listed in an historical compilation of noted British book collectors (A Roll of Honour by W. Carew Hazlitt. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1908.)

$7.00

Armorial Bookplate, Czech Republic Coat of Arms
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Armorial Bookplate, Czech Republic Coat of Arms

By Karlovsky, Adolf F.J.

Design features a crowned lion rampant and the Czech national motto Veritas Vincet (Truth Prevails.) Approx. 2.75 inches square. Fine, unused condition. Designed by noted heraldic scholar and author Adolf F.J. Karlovsky (1922-1995.) With his ink stamp on the reverse side. Among his professional credits, Karlovsky designed a new coat of arms for US President Ronald Reagan.

$7.00

New Haven Railroad 1942 Broadside / Buffet Parlor Car Service
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New Haven Railroad 1942 Broadside / Buffet Parlor Car Service

By New Haven Railroad

Printed paper broadside from 1942 announcing the end of buffet parlor car service on trains between Grand Central Terminal in NY and Pittsfield, Mass. Blue lettering on white background. 11 x 14 inches (a standard mat and frame size.) VG with original fold lines, some creasing. An uncommon railway item intended for brief display before being discarded. We have similar broadsides from the WWII era listed.

$15.00

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railway / Original Job Postings, 1913-27
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New York, New Haven & Hartford Railway / Original Job Postings, 1913-27

By New York, New Haven & Hartford Railway

Original employment notices for various railroad jobs. Twenty-five sheets, typed in carbon. Three are dated 1913; the rest are from 1925-27. 8.5 x 11 inches. Notices are for agents, clerks, levermen, ticket takers, signal operators, etc. Wages from 52 cents to 72 cents an hour. Good condition overall with typical signs of age, some creases, edge chips, etc. Original punch holes from being hung up on hooks or nails. Reverse sides are blank, except for one sheet with handwritten notes. Interesting paper ephemera from a major railway in the early 20th century. We also have listed several 1942 paper broadsides from the New Haven Railroad.

$15.00

New Haven Railroad 1942 Broadside / Time Table Change
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New Haven Railroad 1942 Broadside / Time Table Change

By New Haven Railroad

Printed paper broadside from 1942 announcing a time table change for passenger trains. Black lettering on white background. 11 x 14 inches (a standard mat and frame size.) VG with original fold lines, some creasing, a couple of tiny edge tears. An uncommon railway item intended for brief display before being discarded. We have similar broadsides from the WWII era listed.

$15.00

New England Transportation Co. / Five Bus Broadsides from 1942
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New England Transportation Co. / Five Bus Broadsides from 1942

By New England Transportation Company

Five (5) printed broadside notices from 1942 for buses operating in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. One advertises new bus service for defense workers, and another is for schedule changes on Cape Cod. See images for other subjects / cities and towns. Red lettering on white backgrounds. 7 x 11 inches each. Some typical age-toning but no folds or other significant flaws. Uncommon items that were meant for brief use before being discarded. We also have listed several similar items from the New Haven Railroad. All are original from 1942 and reflect the impact of World War II on civilian transportation.

$15.00

New Haven Railroad 1942 Broadside / Sunday Excursions to New York City
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New Haven Railroad 1942 Broadside / Sunday Excursions to New York City

By New Haven Railroad

1942 Printed paper broadside from 1942 for Sunday train excursions to New York City from Boston / Back Bay and Providence, Rhode Island. Fare was $3.85 round-trip with a "Special Coach for Women." Blue lettering on white background.Train logo in Art Deco style. Vertical format, 6.75 x 18 inches. Near Fine with original center fold. An uncommon railway item intended for brief display before being discarded. We have similar broadsides from the WWII era listed.

$15.00

New York Central Lines En Route Railroad Stationery
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New York Central Lines En Route Railroad Stationery

By New York Central

Two sheets of vintage railway stationery and one envelope for passengers "En Route" aboard New York Central trains. Circa early 1900s and no later than 1935, when the logo was changed to New York Central System. All three items are unused, and the envelope flap is not sealed. The stationery measures about 9.75 by 7.75 inches when unfolded. The envelope is about 5.25 by 4 inches. Good condition. The cream color paper shows some age-toning and browning. Original folds for mailing and other creasing, but no tears or other significant flaws. Unusual items from a bygone era of train travel. .

$10.00

On a Line from Valery (Broadside Poem)
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On a Line from Valery (Broadside Poem)

By Kizer, Caroline

Single-sheet broadside poem. Published by the American Academy of Poets in 1996 in an edition of 500 copies. Designed and printed by Dean Bornstein at The Perpetua Press. Inspired by the first Persian Gulf War and a line translated from La Fileuse (The Spinner) by French poet Paul Valery. In the form of a traditional French villanelle and offering an apocalyptic vision of a grim future wrought by war. An important work by Carolyn Kizer (1925-2014), winner of a Pulitzer Prize in 1985. Nicely printed on one sheet. 12 by 9 inches. Thick, textured cream paper with tree design embossed into the background. Blank verso. Fine, flawless condition.

$20.00

A Ballad of Plymouth Town: Rhymes of Old and New Vermont
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A Ballad of Plymouth Town: Rhymes of Old and New Vermont

By Pember, Karl A

Woodstock, Vermont: Elm Tree Press, (1925.) 1st edition. A poem celebrating the small town of Plymouth, Vermont, and the election of native son Calvin Coolidge as the 30th President of the United States (1923-29.) 14 pp. Staple-bound booklet. Gray paper wraps. 7.25 by 5.25 inches. Illustrated by a map of Vermont and small vignettes in the text. VG. Modest wear, light browning of the covers, minor stain to rear cover. Sound and securely bound. A nice copy overall of this scarce and ephemeral item. .

$35.00

Melvil Dewey - Handwritten notations on 1908 document, Lake Placid Co
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Melvil Dewey - Handwritten notations on 1908 document, Lake Placid Co

By Dewey, Melvil

Original documents from 1908 with brief notations written by Melvil Dewey, noted librarian and inventor of the Dewey Decimal System. 3 pages: a typed agreement letter on the stationery of the Lake Placid Co. for a huge lumber purchase; an informal typed contract itemizing the lumber bought from Prime, Pulford & Shea of Lake Placid for $2,880.42; and a carbon copy of the letter attached to the back of the contract. Dewey founded the private Lake Placid Club in the 1890s as an exclusive resort desination in the Adirondack Mountains of NY State. The club's prestige and facilities helped bring the Winter Olympics to Lake Placid twice, in 1932 and 1980. These documents are from a time when Dewey's vision was grand, and the Lake Placid Club was growing rapidly. Dewey was actively involved in its daily operations, and he reviewed this contract personally and made brief notations on it. He wrote in black ink "$21" "Nov. 1" (twice) and "L.P. Co." Dewey also added a snippet of shorthand at the bottom of the contract. He used a system of phonetic shorthand called "Lindsley's Tachygraphy," and he often annotated documents and letters in this fashion. (We have not been able to translate the shorthand.) In addition to Dewey's notations, at least two other people appear to have written on the contract. Typical signs of age to both documents, with more browning and creasing to the contract. It measures 9.75 by 7.75 inches, and the letter is slighty smaller. The letter is signed in ink by Asa O. Gallup, treasurer of the Lake Placid Co. Provenance: From the original files of the now-defunct Lake Placid Club. Authenticity guaranteed. A small, but unusual, group of documents with direct connection to Melvil Dewey (1851-1931) and the storied Lake Placid Club.

$45.00

The Scottish National War Memorial: At The Castle, Edinburgh
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The Scottish National War Memorial: At The Castle, Edinburgh

By Murray, Sir Andrew H. A

Edinburgh: Trustees of the War Memorial, 1945. In memory of the Scots who died in the world wars. Brief introductory text, followed by 29 pages of b&w photographs + title page plan. Published to commemorate the memorial's re-dedication in 1945 to add 50,000 names from WWII to the Rolls of Honor. (32) pages. Paperbound 4to. 10.75 by 8 inches. Brown printed wraps with applied cover seal of the Lion Rampant of Scotland. Some edge wear, but VG overall. Clean and securely bound..

$15.00