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Currier and Ives.

Published by Currier and Ives 1879-1890, New York (1879)

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Item Description: Currier and Ives 1879-1890, New York, 1879. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. First Issue. First issue prints with large margins, at least 1 1/2 inches. Oblong folio. 13.25 x 17.25 inches. Forty-one original color lithographed prints, some highlighted with hand-coloring and heightened with gum arabic, on heavy paper. Late twentieth century half olive green crushd morocco over green pebbled cloth boards. A fine copy. Housed in a black cloth clamshell case with gilt lettering label on front. A singular collection of Black Americana-themed color lithographs from Currier and Ives, the most respected and celebrated publishers of prints in America during the nineteenth century, compiled as a salesman's sample -- the firm sold retail as well as wholesale via street vendors, door to door peddlers and bookstores. While most of the prints -- Black Americans at the racetrack, playing football, baseball, as firemen, etc. are unsigned, enough are (and stylistically similar to unsigned) to reasonably conclude that Thomas Worth and John Cameron were the artists responsible for the designs to all plates here collected. Bookseller Inventory # 826

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Mark Twain

Published by Charles L. Webster and Company, New York (1885)

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster and Company, New York, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. First Edition. RARE. Salesman's Sample of the First Edition, First Printing, likely First State. Also referred to as a "Salesman's Dummy". Missing fronticepiece and ffep. Contains several First Printing points: "Decided" instead of Decides on pg 9, "Him and another Man" incorrectly listed as pg 88, and 1884 on the copyright page and 1885 on the title page. Other points can't be confirmed since it contains a sampling of the book (100+ pages of text and accompanying illustrations), rather than the entire text. The two samples of the alternate deluxe binding available to customers are attached to the front endpage. The green cloth boards have significant soiling, rubbing, and scuffing; the edges, corners, ends of spine and outside joints are also significantly rubbed. Binding remains tight and square. About 1/3 of page 290 is torn off. Pencil notations, soiling and scribbling by a young child on the subscription pages. Soiling to endpages. Age discoloration to text block. Moderate foxing throughout. At the back of the book, a two page advertisement for the sale of the book is followed by 8 pages of wide ruled paper, where 12 subscribers listed their name, residence and type of binding they desired. The subscribers were from Wells River and Woodsville, New Hampshire. Customers had 3 choices: 1) Fine cloth binding (green or blue), plain edges, $2.75, 2) Leather Library Style, sprinkled edges, $3.25, and 3) Half Morocco, marbled edges, $4.25. This salesman's sample book features the gold stamped publisher's green cloth binding, the table of contents, a list of illustrations and enough text to get a feel for the novel. Emphasis was placed on the physical qualities of the book and nearly all of the sample pages are illustrated. Pictures available upon request. A fascinating and rare historical collectible!. Bookseller Inventory # 10108

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Item Description: 1938. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. We're hereby presenting an extraordinary Wright & McGill Denver, Co 'Genuine' Eagle Claw Hooks (They Hook and Hold) salesman's sample fishing tackle (15) ppg; 14 3/4" x 10 1/2" binder folio ca. 1938 housing (478) steel 'sample' hooks in artistically arranged patterns! Further presented in never~seen~before 'pristine' as~new condition custom ensconced in faux navy leatherette embossed boards with striking russet orange letter art deco era graphics stating 'The Mark of The World's Best Tackle'~ The (29) ring spiral~bound contents include, 'presentation' laminated ppg featuring navy blue Rockies mountain peak graphics @ base together with a flying eagle whose talons are clutching a brook trout image! Thus an incredible 'angling' find for the classic fisherman's library! Alternatively, the (15) plates would look amazing archivally framed individually for the sportsman's study! Cheers then!. Bookseller Inventory # Tcc#265

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JAPANESE SILK TEXTILES

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Item Description: 1898. JAPANESE SILK TEXTILES. Saibi [Beautiful Colour]. Salesman's sample catalogue of late Meiji-period decorative silks for kimonos. [50] ff. and 400 woven & painted colour silk samples tipped-in on thick stock in assorted sizes. Oblong 4to., bound in contemporary gray boards, Japanese punch-sewn at spine, leather corners, with calligraphic kanji title in black on front cover. Japan, [ca. 1900]. A stunning sample catalogue for painted and woven silk patterns for Japanese kimonos during the late Meiji period, dating indicated by style of binding, and types of textile samples probably between 1890 and 1900. The samples themselves are not cut into uniform shapes or sizes, but appear to have been remnants from the cutting floor, as was typical of factory and salesman's textile sample catalogues in the West during the late Victorian era. Some of the samples are evidence of the Katagami Kimono textile stencil art, in which the patterns have been created by rice paste pressed through heavy oiled stencils onto the silk, and then immersed in the dye; many of these are the darker coloured patterns typical for summer yukata kimonos. Other of the samples illustrate an almost Ukiyo-e quality, probably created through Yuzen resist dying, while others show a batik process. The patterns include pictorial scenes, floral patterns, and many traditional Japanese motifs, as well as a large number of geometric-inspired patterns. A vibrant, splendid reference for the stunning quality of Japanese silk fabrics at the end of the 19th century. Bookseller Inventory # 154487

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Item Description: Massachusetts Engineering Co., 1930-1940]., [North Quincy, MA:, 1930. Six vols. Oblong 4to First one (12 .25 x 9) 40 black & white photos linen-backed, attached with linen hinges to 3-ring binder at gutter margin, images are all uniform 7.5 x 10 in. in size, 6 tipped-in at end on 2 leaves 3.5 x 5.75 in., most w/ Comme grcial Photographer stamps on versos. Original 3-ring post-binder, limp black simulated calf, rounded corners, yapp edges, NF copy; remaining 5 vols. are oblong folio (14.25 x 9.75 in.), each vol. w/ 34 leaves of black thick paper, w/total of 495 black & white photos tipped-in, most sized 3.5 x 5 in., mounted w/ black corners, many leaves w/ pencil annotations in margins, contained in black & green cloth wire comb bindings, rounded corners, yapp edges, faint vol. nos. on front covers, manufactured by S.W. Dow, Inc., Boston, MA, collection in NF condition, w/ typed table of contents leaf tipped-in to Vol. I on Massachusetts Engineering Co., Inc. letterhead. An amazing factory photo album archive for the Massachusetts Engineering Company in North Quincy, Massachusetts, offering an incomparable historical visual record of steel tank, oil tank, and industrial manufacturing in the United States. Harry J. Murphy (b. 1889) was a civil engineer, who founded the Massachusetts Engineering company in 1925, to meet the increasing demand for steel tanks for oil, water, and other industrial processes during the Jazz Age. Their advertising jingle stated that they were Manufacturers of steel tanks for every industrial purpose, and they delivered. They were one of the most successful manufacturing companies during the Great Depression, and managed to gain market share, and rapidly expand their customer base until World War II, and continued in business until at least 1967. The remarkable salesman sample photo album shows products such as Cone Bottom tanks for Gross Machinery Co., Concrete hoppers with flexible chute sections, oil fuel bunker tanks for naval vessels as they switched over from coal, and they even produced steam jacketed chocolate storage tanks with agitators for the famed chocolatiers, Walter Baker & Co. The also produced other large steel structures such as dust arrestors for the Eastman Gelatine Corporation, one of the most important subsidiaries of Kodak, Deerfield Glassine Co. renowned for being the earliest producer of Glassine paper in the United States, Oil tanks for the Fuel & Range oil at the Framingham & Natich Ice Manufacturing Co., and many others. Some of their largest tanks included water pumping tanks at the Chestnut Hill Pumping Station, Beacon Hill Pumping Station for the Massachusetts District Commission in the late 1920s and 1930s. The factory archive photo albums offer an amazing array of products, factory photographs, equipment used by the company, and their major onsite projects. The collection opens with tanks being delivered to the Short Line Railroad for the Mount Washington Observatory in 1932 when the large meteorological scientific station was constructed. Several tanks for fuel oil, and water, were built by Massachusetts Engineering Company. The first album also shows the construction of hoppers and bins, trucks for varnish vats, special rolling racks, heating coils, and much more. Many of the photos show the special heavy commercial trucks that were part of the Massachusetts Engineering Fleet, the heavy equipment loading cranes, welders, yard workers, riveters, the shop floor, and more. The second album includes photos of the Company building steel ship sections, and other large steel fabrications. The other albums include photos of tanks so large they could barely squeeze out from inside the mammoth assembly plant, panoramic views of the plant with late 1930s and one 1940 automobile in the foreground, the tremendous variety of fuel oil tanks, and much more. Bookseller Inventory # 48140

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FASHION -- ARTS & CRAFTS TEXTILES]. [VEHON, Joseph & Morris].

Published by The Royal Tailors,, New York & Chicago: (1912)

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Item Description: The Royal Tailors,, New York & Chicago:, 1912. Thick elephant folio (22 x 19.5 x 2.5 in.). 56 pp. printed on thick card stock, each leaf mounted on linen hinge. 18 tipped-in colour chromolithograph fashion plates illustrating Royal Tailors styles of the period, an additional 22 colour plates (many of them double-sided and mounted as tissue guards to the chromolithograph plates, Parrish-inspired colour-illustrated borders, head-pieces with Tiger logo in colour, decorations, and charts, couple plates in black & white showing birds-eye view of the Royal Tailors Plant, Vehon family founder & owner illustrations on front pastedown; verso of almost all pages with 408 mounted textile samples in wool, wool-rayon blends, silk, cashmere, tweeds, silk stripe flannels, and more -- all samples clearly marked with prices, and availability (w/o 2, some with insect predation to fore-edges, minor damage to last leaf w/ vest linings). Original full black embossed cloth, gilt lettering on front cover, colour lithograph illustration of a Tiger, the company mascot mounted on front cover (wear & rubbing to fore-edges, bumping to corners, occasional soot soiling to fore-edges, very faint tidemark to lower fore-edge of a few leaves, very minor soiling to couple chromolith plates), still a VG copy, w/ 1 large colour lithograph window display advertising poster folded w/ double-page colour illustration. First edition of this scarce salesman sample catalogue for Edwardian-era men's suits in the Spring and Summer of 1912, together with the exceedingly scarce colour advertising display poster depicting the ideal Royal Tailors shop filled with Craftsman furnishings. Royal Tailors was one of the numerous firms who maintained huge tailoring operations in both Chicago and New York, and this volume represents one of their largest and most lavishly illustrated catalogues -- after World War I, the catalogues were diminished in size by 3-4 inches, the number of colour plates were reduced to as few as 15, and the number of fabric samples lowered to between 225 and 300 swatches. The poster shows how for a cost of about $ 200.00 a retailer could equip their sales room with Mission Tables, Arm Chairs, Cheval mirror, Royal Swatch Display Rack, Mission Settee, Circular Settee, 20 framed posters, and more. Royal Tailors intended these designs to emulate the very successful store system developed by United Cigar Stores in the U.S. These catalogues were very expensive to produce and so were most often found in department stores, mercantiles, and men's stores which would have these catalogues on the sales floor for two years, or more. The fashion renderings by Mortimer Loewi and Charles Davis Mitchell present fine examples of their illustrations which were heavily influenced by Charles Dana Gibson, J.C. Leyendecker, Maxfield Parrish, and others. This Spring & Summer catalogue offers a splendid example of American chromolithography and commercial art during the Arts & Crafts era. The catalogue provides invaluable illustrated historical reference for the colours, styles, and fabrics prior to World War I, showing men at the country club, playing golf, at the sea shore, outside the boardroom, in the ballroom, and many with beautifully dressed women in the background. Mitchell (1885-1940) worked as an advertising artist, cartoonist, and actor, and his illustrations were published in The Saturday Evening Post, the Springfield Republican, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, McCalls, Physical Culture, and more. Loewi (fl. 1910-1927) illustrated for Royal Tailors, J.L. Taylor, and contributed fashion art to many magazines while living in Chicago and New York. Joseph Vehon (1834-1918) was a pioneer in the idea of wholesale merchant tailoring, and built one of the largest firms of its type in the world. He had immigrated from Poland to the United States just before the Civil War, and initially founded a dry goods store which failed, and began building a thriving business across eastern Texas as a traveling store with large wagons of stock. Bookseller Inventory # 48781

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FASHION -- ARTS & CRAFTS TEXTILES]. [VEHON, Joseph & Morris].

Published by The Royal Tailors,, New York & Chicago: (1912)

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Item Description: The Royal Tailors,, New York & Chicago:, 1912. Thick elephant folio (22 x 19.5 x 2.5 in.). 64 pp. printed on thick card stock, each leaf mounted on linen hinge. 21 colour plates w/ colour borders, 5 Parrish-inspired colour-illustrated borders, some sample leaves w/ colour-printed borders & designs, head-pieces with Tiger logo in colour, decorations, and charts, couple plates in black & white showing birds-eye view of the Royal Tailors Plants in Chicago & New York w/ decorative borders, Vehon family founder & owner illustrations on front pastedown; with 500 mounted textile samples in wool, wool-rayon blends, silk, cashmere, tweeds, silk stripe flannels, and more -- all samples clearly marked with prices, and availability (some with very minor insect predation to fore-edges). Original full black embossed cloth, gilt lettering on front cover & spine, colour lithograph illustration of a Tiger, the company mascot mounted on front cover (minor shelfwear, slight rubbing, occasional edgewear, and offsetting from samples), still a VG copy. First edition of this scarce salesman sample catalogue for Edwardian-era men's suits in the Fall and Winter of 1912 and 1913. Royal Tailors maintained huge tailoring operations in both Chicago and New York, and this volume represents one of their largest and most lavishly illustrated catalogues -- after World War I, the catalogues were diminished in size by 3-4 inches, the number of colour plates were reduced to as few as 15, and the number of fabric samples lowered to between 225 and 300 swatches. This catalogue is the most expansive and largest of the series issued by the company in 1912 and 1913, with 500 samples, and additional pages. A couple of the colour plates show men being measured for suits in their sales room with Mission Tables, Mission Settees, and Royal Tailor advertising signs in the background. These catalogues were very expensive to produce and so were most often found in department stores, mercantiles, and men's stores which would have these catalogues on the sales floor for two years, or more. The fashion renderings by Mortimer Loewi and Charles Davis Mitchell present fine examples of their illustrations which were heavily influenced by Charles Dana Gibson, J.C. Leyendecker, Maxfield Parrish, and others. This work offers a splendid example of American commercial art and colour printing during the Arts & Crafts era, providing an invaluable illustrated historical reference for the colours, styles, and fabrics prior to World War I, showing men at the country club, shooting pool, at the office, on the deck of an ocean liner, and many with beautifully dressed women in the background, along with the suit backs inset in lozenges at the lower corner. Mitchell (1885-1940) worked as an advertising artist, cartoonist, and actor, and his illustrations were published in The Saturday Evening Post, the Springfield Republican, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, McCalls, Physical Culture, and more. Loewi (fl. 1910-1927) illustrated for Royal Tailors, J.L. Taylor, and contributed fashion art to many magazines while living in Chicago and New York. Joseph Vehon (1834-1918) was a pioneer in the idea of wholesale merchant tailoring, and built one of the largest firms of its type in the world. He had immigrated from Poland to the United States just before the Civil War, and initially founded a dry goods store which failed, and began building a thriving business across eastern Texas as a traveling store with large wagons of stock. He later established his clothing store in Iowa in 1870, and was one of the first to offer a money back guarantee if the customer was not satisfied. His business took off, and within 20 years was building an empire which would expand to over 10,000 towns and cities across the United States. His children Morris Vehon (1876-1950), and Emma Vehon, continued to build and expand upon the company success employing over 2000 tailors and seamstresses at its height. No copies located in Worldcat; See: Nationalizing the Long Distance Tailorin. Bookseller Inventory # 48834

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Published by Gebrüder Klingenberg, lithographers ca 1906, Detmold (1906)

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Item Description: Gebrüder Klingenberg, lithographers ca 1906, Detmold, 1906. Group of sample Cuban cigar labels, 8 booklets in all with 68 various embossed labels, including labels, cigar bands, and sample wood grains for the interior of the cigar boxes.Cigar brands include Electa Superiores, Aguila de Cuba, Flor de Region, Isla de Oro, Baronet Imperiales, La Rosa Havanesa, Superfinos, Ordina Fina, and Tradition Superiores. Klingenberg was at the time the largest employer in Detmold and by the end of the 19th century was world-renown for its fine graphic design and color lithography. In the last two decades of the 19th century Klingenberg was best known for their work for the cigar industry, not only in Germany and on the continent, but also in the United States, Canada and Cuba. Contained in a large mailing envelope from Leipzig addressed to The California Wine Association, San Francisco. It is plausible that in the early years of the 20th century the firm was attempting to reach out into other sectors, notably the wine label business. Bookseller Inventory # 33949

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Item Description: Protex International, ca. 1935]., [Paris & St. Denis:, 1935. Two vols. Oblong 4to. 13 x 10 in. [(4 pp - type-written table of contents), 44; 44 pp (unpaginated)], on thick gray paper stock. Vol. I w/ 53 photos ranging in size from 2.5 x 4 in. up to 8 x 10.5 in., most of them with tipped-in typed-captions below, some with commercial photographers stamps at lower right corner, a few mounted, most on glossy photo paper stock (w/ 6 photos removed); Vol. II w/ 22 photos ranging in size from 4.5 x 7 up to 9.5 x 11.75 in., some w/ stamps at upper corner, most on glossy photo paper stock. Uniformly bound in padded pigskin post binders, vellum sewn at fore-edges, bound with tan silk braid at gutter margin (some wear & occasional minor tears to a couple leaves), still a VG- set. These incomparable and unique photo albums include excellent original photographs depicting early firefighting apparatus & fire suppression equipment for Protex fire fighting foam. Founded in 1932 Protex was established to develop, produce, and market a wide range of chemical and biochemical products for manufacturers, primarily using a wide range of subsidiaries. The French subsidiary in St. Denis focused on fire fighting chemical foam which was far more effective in suppressing industrial and chemical fires, especially when installed in factories, or refineries, such as those for alcohol, breweries, oil refineries, and more. The Protex salesman has included images here for large fire extinguisher tanks, nozzles, a fire shield for firefighters to carry, or push forward in fire fighting efforts, many different handcarts that could be pulled or pushed carrying foam tanks and hoses, pipes for pumping the mixture into the air with moveable carts, and much more. Of particular interest are the numerous types of fire engine pumpers for Protex foams, including heavy trucks built by Latil and Laffly. The Latil Company was founded in 1897, and invented steerable front wheel drive for heavy trucks, often employed in their fire engines, and would later produce many armored vehicles and tanks during World War I, and then before World War II. Laffly was one of the largest French manufacturers of fire engines, producing them well into the 1950s. These albums include images of those produced for French Colonies, such as the one for use in Dakar, Senegal, which in the 1930s was still one of the major cities of the French Empire on par with Beirut and Hanoi. These albums also show the special railcars, pumping equipment, and fire suppression systems for liquor factories in Provence, and industrial alcohol factories in Lyon. Many of the photographs were taken by the noted commercial photographers, Paulus Fils. The sons of Paulus were located in Paris in several places from the end of the 19th century up through the 1920s, and by 1925 were at the address stamped in the corner of these images, 82, rue d'Amsterdam. Most records show their images ranged from Wedding photos, to photos of French notables, architecture, and some commercial factories. These images are unrecorded. No copies located in Worldcat. Bookseller Inventory # 48968

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FASHION -- MEN'S SUITS].

Published by Dixie Tailoring Co. [Chicago Tailoring Company], 229 S. Market Street (S. Wacker Dr.),, Chicago: (1907)

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Item Description: Dixie Tailoring Co. [Chicago Tailoring Company], 229 S. Market Street (S. Wacker Dr.),, Chicago:, 1907. Thick oblong folio (16.5 x 14 x 2.75 in.). 33 leaves printed on thick card stock, each mounted on linen hinge. Numerous illustrations throughout in black & white, some diagrams, charts, and graphs, half-tone fashion plates illustrating styles of the period, 2 of them illustrating vests, backs, verso of almost all pages with 345 mounted textile samples in wool, wool-rayon blends, some felt backed, silk, moleskin, corduroy, cashmere, and more -- all samples clearly marked with prices, and availability (occasional wear, rubbing). Original red textured cloth, gilt lettering and embossing of Company logo on front cover, illustrated endpapers with the different suit models on front pastedown, fabric samples on rear endpapers (some wear, rubbing, minor tidemark to lower fore-edge of a few leaves, some soot soiling), still a VG- copy with all samples complete. First edition of this scarce salesman sample fashion catalogue for men's suits at the height of the Edwardian era during Theodore Roosevelt's presidency. The Dixie Tailoring Company was a small subsidiary of the Chicago Tailoring Company -- one of several large tailoring firms operating in Chicago during the early 20th century, and they maintained a joint tailoring factory on S. Market Street in Chicago (later S. Wacker Drive). The Dixie operation was much smaller compared to the larger parent company and appears to have been geared more towards producing uniforms for police, firemen, railroad men, and many other professions at the time. The catalogues were very expensive to produce and so were most often found in department stores, mercantiles, men's clubs, and men's stores which would have these catalogues on the sales floor, or on display for two years, or more. This catalogue offers invaluable illustrated historical reference for the colours, styles, and fabrics during the Progressive Era before World War I. Most of the fashion plates illustrate the available styles with elegantly dressed men wearing the English Walking Frock, Double Breasted Prince Albert, Norfolk Jacket and outfit for playing golf & hunting; two, three, and four button single & double breasted suits, and much more. This sample catalogue is of special interest as it is entirely complete with no fabric swatches removed by order of the Tailoring Company because of material being out of stock, thereby offering an excellent historical artifact in original condition. No copies located in Worldcat; See Clothier and Furnisher, 1914, p. 34; Certified List of Domestic and Foreign Corporations, Illinois Secretary of State, 1908. Bookseller Inventory # 47045

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Riverdale

Published by Riverdale Fabrics Co., NP (1956)

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Item Description: Riverdale Fabrics Co., NP, 1956. Folio [16.25" by 20.5"]. 19 leaves with 309 interior fabric and trim samples mounted on thick boards. Beige cloth boards bound with two ring-binders, brass handle on spine, and two snaps to keep the front edge closed. Internally near fine, boards show some minor wear and spoling; very good. Incredible salesman's sample of this sample catalogue for interior design. Samples include cotton, blends, rayon, wool, and silk. Intended by the Riverdale Fabrics Company to turn every homemaker into an interior decorator, the catalogue showcases their mid-century patterns in a variety of colors that could be mixed and matched. A significant piece of textile history not located in Worldcat. Bookseller Inventory # 38490

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FASHION -- ARTS & CRAFTS TEXTILES]. [VEHON, Joseph & Morris].

Published by The Royal Tailors,, New York & Chicago: (1913)

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Item Description: The Royal Tailors,, New York & Chicago:, 1913. Thick elephant folio (22 x 19.5 x 2.5 in.). 64 pp. printed on thick card stock, each leaf mounted on linen hinge. With 20 colour plates, 5 Parrish-inspired colour-illustrated borders, numerous head-pieces with Tiger logo in colour, bordered in colour & gilt, decorations, numerous photo plates w/ colour borders, a couple plates views of the Royal Tailors Plant, Vehon family founder & owner illustration on front pastedown; verso of almost all pages with 410 mounted textile samples in wool, wool-rayon blends, silk, cashmere, tweeds, silk stripe flannels, and more -- all samples clearly marked with prices, and availability (w/o 2 pulled as out-of-stock, many with insect predation and damage to fore-edges, minor damage to last leaf w/ vest linings). Original full black embossed cloth, gilt lettering on front cover, colour lithograph illustration of a Tiger, the company mascot mounted on front cover (wear & rubbing to fore-edges, bumping to corners, loss of cloth to back cover, soot soiling to lower fore-edges, minor soot soiling & foxing to first leaf), still a G copy. First edition of this scarce salesman sample catalogue for Edwardian-era men's suits in the Spring and Summer of 1913, complete with the printed stock report laid-in recording which fabrics were still available. Royal Tailors was one of the numerous firms who maintained huge tailoring operations in both Chicago and New York, and this volume represents one of their largest and most lavishly illustrated catalogues -- after World War I, the catalogues were diminished in size by 3-4 inches, the number of colour plates were reduced to as few as 15, and the number of fabric samples lowered to between 225 and 300 swatches. These catalogues were very expensive to produce and so were most often found in department stores, mercantiles, and men's stores which would have these catalogues on the sales floor for two years, or more. The fashion renderings by Mortimer Loewi and Charles Davis Mitchell who were the primary artists for Royal Tailors between 1910 and 1918, presenting fine examples of their illustrations which were heavily influenced by Charles Dana Gibson, J.C. Leyendecker, Maxfield Parrish, and others. This Spring & Summer catalogue offers a splendid example of American colour lithography during the Arts & Crafts era. The catalogue provides invaluable illustrated historical reference for the colours, styles, and fabrics prior to World War I. The plates show men and elegantly dressed women at the country club, at the sea shore, on the street with Russian Wolfhounds, a Royal Tailor clad photographer in Japan with adoring Japanese woman in kimono sitting in a Rickshaw, at the horse races, boxing, and a splendid image of a smartly dressed man and woman in a Royal Tailor show room with Mission-style furniture and advertisements in the background.Mitchell (1885-1940) worked as an advertising artist, cartoonist, and actor, and his illustrations were published in The Saturday Evening Post, the Springfield Republican, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, McCalls, Physical Culture, and more. Loewi (fl. 1910-1927) illustrated for Royal Tailors, J.L. Taylor, and contributed fashion art to many magazines while living in Chicago and New York. Joseph Vehon (1834-1918) was a pioneer in the idea of wholesale merchant tailoring, and built one of the largest firms of its type in the world. He had immigrated from Poland to the United States just before the Civil War, and initially founded a dry goods store which failed, and began building a thriving business across eastern Texas as a traveling store with large wagons of stock. He later established his clothing store in Iowa in 1870, and was one of the first to offer a money back guarantee if the customer was not satisfied. His business took off, and within 20 years was building an empire which would expand to over 10,000 towns and cities across the United States. His children Morris Vehon (1876-1950), and Emma Vehon, continued to build and expand up. Bookseller Inventory # 48782

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Item Description: SALESMAN'S SAMPLE. BLACKIE'S POPULAR FAIRY BOOKS. This is a wonderful large panoramic salesman's sample book advertising 9 of Blackie's fairy tales by Andersen, Grimm and others: Ali Baba, Aladdin, Sinbad, Wild Swans, Ugly Duckling, Tinder Box, Hansel and Grettel, Cherryblossom and Roland and Maybird. Circa 1900, some soil and rubbing, VG+. Measuring 10" wide x 13 1/2" high, the front covers of each of the books are connected accordion fashion with the back side of each page containing printed information about the series. The first illustration is of the White Swans and the text for the entire book is laid-in. Illustrated in bold colors in classic art nouveau style by HELEN STRATTON. Rare. Bookseller Inventory # 27584

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FASHION -- MEN'S SUITS].

Published by Continental Tailoring Co., 700 W. Jackson Blvd., [Morris, Goldschmidt & Co.],, Chicago: (1912)

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Item Description: Continental Tailoring Co., 700 W. Jackson Blvd., [Morris, Goldschmidt & Co.],, Chicago:, 1912. Elephant folio. (22.25 x 17 x 3 in.). 72 pp. printed on thick card stock, each mounted on linen hinge. Six colour plates, 11 colour-illustrated pages, 19 black & white plates by J.L. Loveday, with 386 mounted textile samples in wool, wool worsted blends, some felt backed, moleskin, cashmere, and more -- all samples clearly marked with prices, and availability (occasional insect predation, and creasing), many of the images with illustrations of models in period dress in backgrounds, and around borders. Half-black cloth over red, gilt lettering and embossing of Company logo on front cover, illustrated endpapers with the different suit models on pastedowns (some minor interior soiling from fabric dust, cloth covers renewed w/ original company logo & title mounted front cover), still a VG- copy, entirely complete with all samples present. First edition of this scarce salesman sample fashion catalogue for men's suits in the Edwardian era prior to World War I. The Continental Tailoring Company was one of several large tailoring firms operating in Chicago during the early 20th century, and were owned by Morris, Goldschmidt & Co., who maintained expansive tailoring factories on Jackson Blvd. and West Quincy Street in Chicago. The Continental Tailoring Co. division was geared towards the younger college crowd and business man. The catalogues were very expensive to produce and so were most often found in department stores, mercantiles, men's clubs, and men's stores which would have these catalogues on the sales floor, or on display for two years, or more. This catalogue offers invaluable illustrated historical reference for the colours, styles, and fabrics during the Progressive Era. Most of the fashion plates and colour-illustrated plates drawn by Julius Leopold Loveday, depict the available styles for elegantly dressed young men with settings in the background of the men's club, the board room, office, biplanes & gliders, auto racing, a football game, and horse racing. In addition, there are a number of plates showing properly cut trousers, and the available cuts, the many different styles of cuffs, fitted backs, men's hats, an automobile motoring coat, hat, and goggles, formal wear, and much more. Loveday (1873-1923) began illustrating men's clothing and fashion ads for tailoring firms in Chicago around 1905, as well as fashion art for newspapers, magazines, and fliers until his death. Louis Morris and Adolph Goldschmidt actively built their tailoring operations for wholesale suits until the Great Depression struck. No copies located in Worldcat. Bookseller Inventory # 48839

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CATALOGUE -- METCRAFT SOUVENIR PLAQUES].

Published by Walsall Lithographic Company Limited, [ca. 1930]., Walsall, England: (1930)

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Item Description: Walsall Lithographic Company Limited, [ca. 1930]., Walsall, England:, 1930. Tall 8vo. 10.75 x 7.75 in. [24 pp (unpaginated)]. With 149 Metcraft bronze-coloured plaques ranging in size from 1.5 x 2.75 up to 2.25 x 3.0 in., each w/ stock number below, mounted on thick gray-coloured card stock leaves, retaining the original glassine tissue guards. Red & gray textured softcovers, red lettering on front cover, embossed metcraft plaque of Company Logo mounted front cover, sewn w/ red silk braid, yapp edges (some minor bumping to corners, minor bumping head & foot of spine, shelfwear), still VG copy. First edition of this exceedingly scarce, and fantastic, salesman sample catalogue for the famed Walsall Lithographic Company. Founded in 1894 to print catalogues for the thriving and famous local harness and saddle manufacturers, Walsall became known for their wide range of packaging and printed products, especially for their embossed stamps, and souvenir Metcraft Plaques. Walsall had originally purchased specialized German letterpress "Seal" machines in 1913 to produce embossed seals. They then developed the method of producing these wonderful Metraft plaques by compressing layers of card stock, die-cutting them, and coating with a very thin fine top layer of metal. They would then emboss with an image, and finally sprayed with various lacquers, and coloured inks to simulate a forged metal finish. Often they were sold as souvenir pieces for the avid collector, tourist, sometimes mounted on candy boxes, perfume packaging, or other commercial pieces, and some just collected the different types. These beautifully detailed embossed Metcraft plaques include images for Carlsbrooke Castle, Battle Abbey, Canterbury, Dickens Old Curiosity Shop, Victoria & Albert Crystal Palace, the Peter Pan Statue, Stonehenge, the Dagon Pagoda in Burma, the Zanzibar Museum, the Taj Mahal, The Temple of the Tooth in Ceylon, and many more. The Company would eventually become Walsall Security Printers, famed for their specialized stamps, commemorative stamps, as well as many other products. No copies located in Worldcat. Bookseller Inventory # 49000

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Published by Chicago Tailoring Company [1914], Chicago (1914)

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Item Description: Chicago Tailoring Company [1914], Chicago, 1914. First edition. Large oblong folio [20.25 x 17 x 3 inches]. 36 leaves printed on thick stock, each individually mounted on a linen hinge. Bookseller Inventory # 39213

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The Royal Taylors

Published by Chicago and New York (1920)

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Item Description: Chicago and New York, 1920. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. James Montgomery Flagg, W.F. Werners & Others (illustrator). The Royal Tailors, Chicago and New York. Salesman's sample book. 56 pp. Thick paper with minor foxing, markings, tears, and rubbing. Elephant folio, beautifully restored to its original state by Felton Bookbinding Ltd. 54.5 × 42 cm. Bound in black pebbled cloth with red signet. Colour illustration of tiger on the upper board. Endpapers with brown tiger design; an oval portrait of Joseph Vehon (1834-1918), the founder of the clothing manufacturing company, on the front free endpaper. 1920-1. Joseph Vehon, president of the Royal Tailors, Chicago pioneer and originator of the "money back" and "tailor to the trade" system, was born in Poland. He immigrated to the United States penniless at the age of 18. He sold merchandise in New York state. Arriving in Chicago in 1861, he opened Vehon Bros. & Eiger at Monroe and Clark streets, but the depression after the Civil War forced the closure of his men's clothing store. He moved to Monticello, Iowa, in 1870 where he originated the "money back if not satisfied" system of selling clothing. Returning to Chicago in 1886, he opened a store at Halsted and Mark streets. In 1906 he constructed a new building for his thriving business at Polk and La Salle streets. His garment business for men's customized fashions employed over two thousand tailors in Chicago and New York with clothing sold in 10,000 cities and towns across America. After his death his son, Morris (1876-1950), and daughter, Emma, carried on the family business. Each leaf has a colour illustration of men's apparel or a tailor (text below the illustrations informing shoppers of high quality in the merchandise, quick delivery, and customer satisfaction) with fabric samples on the versos of the leaves. 236 samples, 2 missing (on pp. 24 and 36). Most of the drawings are by unknown artists. Two of the identified artists are James Montgomery Flagg and W.F. Werners. Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 027217

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CATHER, Willa.

Published by New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935 (1935)

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Item Description: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935, 1935. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, printed paper labels to spines and front boards in black and orange, top edges orange. With the dust jackets designed by Rudolph Rudicka. Bookplate to front pastedown. Spine a little faded, board edges lightly toned. An excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket, that has shallow chip to head of rear flap, and extremities slightly rubbed and with a few nicks. First edition, first impression, together with the salesman's sample copy. This dummy copy has an ownership signature to the front pastedown, and the first few pages have been used by the owner, Vera Boicourt, to write out favourite passages from Anna Karenina and Lucy Gayheart. Bookseller Inventory # 101922

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FASHION)

Published by Chicago: W.Z. Gibson Inc., c.1935 (1935)

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Item Description: Chicago: W.Z. Gibson Inc., c.1935, 1935. Wooden suit-case style wooden sample case (267 × 345 × 190 mm), covered in textured black cloth, metal hinged lid, retaining original latches and handle. Box superficially rubbed, contents clean and very near complete - one swatch seems to have been cut away from a card - but the box still contains the original inspector's number - overall very good. Coloured illustration mounted inside the lid - "Introducing Suits and Overcoats for Men and Women - Made-To-Measure. Your Choice of Material and Style": box contains double-fold, colour-printed brochure on light card stock, "Special All-Wool Fabrics for Sport Trousers and Ensembles", with eight mounted fabric swatches, and 19 embossed and gold- or silver-printed swatch-cards with over 130 mounted fabric samples. An excellent example of the promotional material provided for the sales force recruited by W.Z. Gibson, one of the leading exponents of the American "mail order made -to-measure" tailoring industry - the captioning on the swatch-cards reads; "Low Prices - Tailored to Individual Measure - Six Day Service." Around this date the company were advertising for salesmen in Popular Science with the pitch, "Make $100 Weekly selling better-quality, all-wool, tailored-to-measure suits Extra bonus for producers. Over 100 6 × 9 swatch samples furnished", and indeed there were. The brochure includes some spectacular examples, coat and trousers offered at $27.75 in the Henrietta Fine Grade Cream White Self-Check Gabardine Two-Ply Worsted, or the Real Swell Hockanum Hellebore-Green Striped Two-Ply; trousers at $8.75 in Hockanum Very Fine Weave Silk-Decorated Duotone Stripe Two-Ply Worsted, or perhaps the Botany's Fine Grade White Flannel. Bookseller Inventory # 81267

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Item Description: General Motors Corp., Chevrolet Motor Division, [1957]., Detroit, MI:, 1957. Two vols. 1) Two parts in one vol. Oblong folio (13.75 x 10 in.) 95, [3] pp. w/ graduated thumb tabs, in 19 ring binder as issued. Over 200 colour illustrations, colour plates (some double-page), text illustrations, diagrams; 28 printed colour paint sample combinations (5 x 8.75 in.) spiral bound bound side-by-side w/ 11 leaves on thick stock (6.25 x 8.75 in.) w/ 104 interior upholstery colour samples and combinations spiral bound as well, both mounted on back pastedown to fold-out when opened. Colour-illustrated cloth ring binder, colour cover art of 2-door Bel Air Impala Sport Coupe on front cover, rounded corners (minor shelfwear, minor scuffing back cover); 2) Oblong 8vo (8.5 x 5.5 in.) [Approx. 250 pp (sections separately paginated), some printed on colour-tinted paper. Photo illustrations & diagrams throughout. Colour-illustrated flexible covers, ring-binder as issued, graduated thumb tabs (minor shelfwear, slight rubbing), still an excellent set from the collection of Eugene (Gene) A.L. Jantzen, w/ his ownership signatures on pastedowns, and dated 10/31/57. First editions of these very scarce Dealer's showroom sample catalogues for the 1958 Chevrolet passenger cars. These models included the Corvette, Impalas, Bel Airs, Biscaynes, Nomad Station Wagons, Brookwood Station Wagons, Delray models, and Yeoman Station Wagons. The 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air, Chevrolet Delray, and Biscayne were better as well as bigger than the 1957 models, leaning more toward luxury. Quad headlights, the low silhouette which was nine inches longer and five inches lower, a stretched wheelbase, and heavier by 200 to 300 pounds. For the first time, the full size cars were offered with bigger engines than the Corvette, so the low-budget Delray could be powered with a 348, the forerunner to the iconic 409. The Impala was introduced in 1958 as a high-performance, high luxury trim option for the Bel Air, with big fins, quad headlights, and six tail lamps along with a lot of chrome. In 1959, the Impala was entirely redesigned, so the 1958 model year was unique. The 1958 Corvette featured hood louvers and twin trunk spears as well as a new steering wheel and dashboard. The Finger Tip Facts catalogue included here is exceedingly scarce, especially as a matched pair from the original dealership, and contained all the information for the sales staff, and dealership service department. This companion catalogue detailed the dealer accessories and new features, such as those for the restyled 1958 Corvette with additional length, lights, grille, bumpers, fenders, instrument panel, and even additional colours. Jantzen (1910-2001) was a St. Louis, MO native who attended Harvard, served in the Naval Reserve in Alaska during World War II, and purchased the Chevrolet Dealership in 1955 across from the Corvette Plant. For the 18 years he owned it, the Jantzen dealership specialized in fitting out special order Corvettes, such as the L-88 1966 Corvette in 1965 for Roger Penske, as well as the famed Clippinger 1968 L-88 Corvettes for James Garner. Bookseller Inventory # 48513

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AUTOMOBILES -- CHEVROLET].

Published by General Motors Corp., Chevrolet Motor Division, [1958]., Detroit, MI: (1958)

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Item Description: General Motors Corp., Chevrolet Motor Division, [1958]., Detroit, MI:, 1958. Two vols. 1) Two parts in one vol. Oblong folio (13 x 10.25 in.) 76 pp. w/ graduated thumb tabs, in 19 ring binder as issued. Over 200 colour illustrations, colour plates (some double-page), text illustrations, diagrams; 24 printed colour paint sample combinations (5 x 8.75 in.) spiral bound bound side-by-side w/ 11 leaves on thick stock (6.25 x 8.75 in.) w/ 85 interior upholstery colour samples and combinations spiral bound as well, both mounted on back pastedown to fold-out when opened. Colour-illustrated cloth ring binder, colour cover art of 4-door Impala Sport sedan on front cover, rounded corners (minor shelfwear, minor soiling back cover); 2) Oblong 8vo (8.5 x 5.5 in.) [Approx. 200 pp (sections separately paginated), some printed on colour-tinted paper. Photo illustrations & diagrams throughout. Colour-illustrated flexible covers, ring-binder as issued, graduated thumb tabs (minor shelfwear, slight rubbing), still an excellent set from the collection of Eugene (Gene) A.L. Jantzen, w/ his ownership signatures on pastedowns, and dated 10/16/58. First editions of these very rare Dealer's showroom catalogues for the 1959 Chevrolet passenger cars. These models included the Corvette, 2-door and 4-door Impalas, Bel Airs, Biscaynes, Nomad, Parkwood, Kingswood, and Brookwood Station Wagons. The 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and Impala reflected Harley Earl's move to compete with the late 1950s Chryslers with a flamboyant style, and redesigning the rear fins to drop into a V near the center, redesign the taillights into a sideways teardrop, and moved the headlights into the grill. They resembled nothing else on the road, and came with all new sheet metal, new frames, and even new series names, and became the longest car in the low-priced range. The Delray series disappeared replaced by the Biscayne, and the range of V-8s included 283 and 348 cubic-inches. The 1959 model year saw Chevrolet in the top spot above Ford in sales. The 1959 Corvette featured the addition of a storage bin to the passenger side, was sstandard with a 4-speed manual transmission, and was the only year a turquoise convertible top colour could be ordered from the dealership. The Finger Tip Facts catalogue included here is exceedingly scarce, especially as a matched pair from the original dealership, and contained all the information for the sales staff, and dealership service department. This companion catalogue detailed the dealer accessories and new features, such as those for the restyled 1959 Corvette with additional length, beefed up suspension, heavy duty power train, and accessories such as courtesy light, radio, and windshield washer could be added to the package. Jantzen (1910-2001) was a St. Louis, MO native who attended Harvard, served in the Naval Reserve in Alaska during World War II, and purchased the Chevrolet Dealership in 1955 across from the Corvette Plant. For the 18 years he owned it, the Jantzen dealership specialized in fitting out special order Corvettes, such as the L-88 1966 Corvette in 1965 for Roger Penske, as well as the famed Clippinger 1968 L-88 Corvettes for James Garner. Bookseller Inventory # 48514

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Nash Engineering Co. [Lewis H. Nash].

Published by Nash Engineering Co., (n d), (South Norwalk, CT):

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Item Description: Nash Engineering Co., (n d), (South Norwalk, CT): 48 original silver-gelatin photos (7.25" x 9.5") exhibiting the factory, assembly floor, testing area, wide range of liquid ring vacuum pumps, and the numerous industries, commercial buildings, and homes in which they were installed. Photographs all with typed identification information & captions on verso, a couple with stamps at lower fore-edge of image. This exceptional salesman sample photo album for the Nash Engineering Company in South Norwalk, CT, provides an excellent visual history of this pioneering producer of liquid ring vacuum pumps. Although their vital importance to the modern age remains mostly unrecognized, the liquid ring pump revolutionized water, heating, electric power, and sewage systems, pulp and papaer production, and proved absolutely vital in gas extraction, and many other general industrial applications in the 20th century. These unsung workhorses are essential to modern physical plant systems. Nash (1852-1923) invented the liquid ring vacuum pump, and was the holder of over 100 US patents for pumps, engines, water meters, and other equipment. He founded the Nash Engineering Company in 1905, and by 1914 filed the US patent for the liquid ring vacuum pump, which he had first employed in the reinforced concrete factory he built at Wilson Point Road, shown here in the photos. The photos also show the testing department, test plant, vacuum pumps in the storehouse, and the test room switch board. The photos lavishly illustrate many pumps with varying horsepower, and applications such as those to maintain condenser vacuum on large steam turbine generators, those used on paper machines to dewater paper pulp slurry and extract water from press felt fabrics, as well as those that could be applied to molded pulp products. Of particular interest are the many photos of pumps installed for physical plant systems in such buildings as the Sherman Hotel, Chicago IL; boiler room of the Ohio River Edison Company; Price Brothers COmpany, Ltd., Quebec, Canada; Chatsworth Apartments, 72nd & Riverside, NY; Cunard Building, 25 Broadway, NY, and many others. Of interest are the photos of the Nash display at the Industrial Exposition, Grand Central Palace, NY in 1914, as well as the award granted to the Nash Engineering Company by the War Department during World War I for their material assistance in obtaining the victory of the allies. No institutional holdings located on OCLC. Rare. Moderate wear to binding (rubbing to leather at edges, some scuffing). Minor bowing to photos and covers (1 laid-in photograph more significantly edge-worn and age-toned). Withal, a VG example. Black flexible dark-brown calf Sieber System binder, yapp edges, gilt stamped to bottom edge of front cover. Oblong format: 8" x 11". Ca. 1923. 43 b/w photographic leaves (5 laid in). Bookseller Inventory # 41435

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Stine, J[ames] H[enry]

Published by J.B. Rodgers Printing Co., Philadelphia (1892)

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Item Description: J.B. Rodgers Printing Co., Philadelphia, 1892. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. A good copy, there is some wear to the covers and occasional light foxing and soiling (especially to the subscription pages, as expected). There is a brief bookseller’s description pasted onto the rear endpaper and the stamp of the sales agent, G. A. Andrews of Salem, is on the title page. The author was the historian of the First Army Corps and died in 1906. This salesman’s sample provides a fascinating look at the history and process of bookselling at the end of the 19th century as well as a historical record of the soldiers who served in the Civil War. This copy includes 30 photographic plates, a five page prospectus by the author, table of contents, list of illustrations, 24 pages of text from the book - generally the first few pages of a chapter, a subscription notice and eight pages for subscriptions. Three and a half pages of the subscription pages are filled in with subscribers name, town and/or address and military unit, most in the subscriber’s own hand. Most of the subscribers are from Winchester or Woburn, Massachusetts. Many of the subscriptions are written in purple pencil and many have checks or crosses next to the names. [Eicher 1029]Charles Jones Woburn, Mass [stamped] 29th Mass A. H. Pension Claim Agent - Woburn, Jas. Connolly Woburn, J Leath[illegible] Woburn, Albert P. Barrett Co. K 39th Mass Vol. Woburn, Abijah Thompson Woburn, T. G. Meriam Woburn, Wm. Arnold Co. B 39 Mass Vol Woburn, W. P. Warren Co K 39 Woburn, John P. Crane Captain Co ? 22d Regiment Woburn, M. E. Lyons Com 15th Mass 27 Oak St, John ? Burn 12 Porter StG. A. Hall Co K 32 Mass, J. I. Brodeur Engineer Winchester, D. W. Gurney Cabinet Maker Winchester, J Gilcreast Co K 39 M. V. Woburn, Wm. H. Lebaron Co K 39 M. V. Woburn, John Camagg 269 Main Woburn, Geo Bancroft Co D 59 ? Woburn, A. J. Edwards Co B 44 Pa Mass Winchester, W. T. Kendall Co H 59th No 2 Cedar St Woburn, C. H. Kean 74 Beach St, G. M. Parker Co R 39th 655 Main St. Woburn, BJ Smith Woburn, L. M. Hall Co F 20th Maine Winchester, Mass, W. B. Smith Co F 22 Mass Woburn Mass, Geo A, Nichols Co A 50 Mass " ", H. W. Hoe? ? ? ? Co E 18 Mass No. 6 Nashua St. , James H Hazlett [illegible] Winchester, F. W. Graves Woburn, F. B. C. Sanborn Co A S- [illegible] Vols 98 [illegible] Winchester, Joseph J. Knox Co G 8th Mass Vols645 Main St. Woburn, Charles L. Chase 10th Mass B 230 Main St, Town of Winchester per A, E. Whitney, Wm. D[illegible] Union " " Winchester. Bookseller Inventory # 48767

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FASHION -- MEN'S SUITS].

Published by Goldman, Beckman & Co.,, Cincinnati, OH: (1911)

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Item Description: Goldman, Beckman & Co.,, Cincinnati, OH:, 1911. Elephant folio. (21 x 18 x 1.75 in.). [50 pp (unpaginated)], printed on thick card stock, each mounted on linen hinge. 17 colour plates, 1 page w/ colour-illustrated borders, 8 black & white plates, with 150 mounted textile samples in wool, wool worsted blends, some felt backed, moleskin, cashmere, and more -- all samples clearly marked with prices, and availability (many with damage from insecty predation, occasional soot soiling, soiling to fore-edges), many of the images with illustrations of models in period dress in backgrounds, and around borders. Half-black cloth over green, gilt lettering and embossing of Company logo on front cover, illustrated endpapers with the different suit models on pastedowns (occasional soot soiling, foxing, minor dustsoiling from fabric dust, cloth covers renewed w/ original company logo & title mounted front cover), still a G copy, entirely complete with all samples present. First edition of this scarce salesman sample fashion catalogue for men's suits in the Edwardian era prior to World War I. Goldman, Beckman & Co., was owned by Louis Goldman (1850-1921) who had founded the firm in 1894 after decades in the wholesale suit tailoring business marketing to men & young men. The catalogues were very expensive to produce and so were most often found in department stores, mercantiles, men's clubs, and men's stores which would have these catalogues on the sales floor in the Cincinnati area. This catalogue offers invaluable illustrated historical reference for the colours, styles, and fabrics during the Progressive Era. Many of the plates show elegantly dressed men and women in the park, the flower show, at the museum, playing sports, and even preparing to go on a canal boat. In addition, there are a number of plates showing properly cut trousers, and the available cuts, special sections devoted to fancy cuffs and pockets, fitted backs, men's hats, formal wear, and much more. No copies located in Worldcat. Bookseller Inventory # 48842

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O. Mustad & Son.

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Item Description: Christiania, Norway. O. Mustad & Son Manufacturers. ca. 1900. Salesman Sample of Fishing Hooks. This is a rare folding display which measures 8 x 6 inches when folded, and 70 inches when opened. There are 12 (8 x 5) card stock panels showcasing a total of 153 hooks in the following classifications: Aberdeen, Limerick, Kirbed Limerick, Sproat, O'Shaughnessy, Cincinnati Bass, Sneck, Kinsey, and Carlisle. The hooks are described with Mustad Company labels adjacent to each hook style with descriptions. The salesman sample is bound in full burgundy leather with gilt titles and brass rivets at the corners. All hooks are present. A bit of soiling and edge wear to the display. This is a rare, early salesman sample from one of the world's leading hook manufacturers. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 008183

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FASHION -- ADVERTISING DISPLAY].

Published by Ferris Woolen Co., Successor to Detmer, Brewer & Mason, Wawak Co., Inc.,, Chicago: (1937)

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Item Description: Ferris Woolen Co., Successor to Detmer, Brewer & Mason, Wawak Co., Inc.,, Chicago:, 1937. Sample case. 27.75 x 11 x 7.5 in. Containing 172 thick cards w/ black & red advertising lettering, stock & style Nos., with 172 woolens, worsted wool, imported wool samples, some preshrunk, all mounted on the cards. Original sample display case w/ green textured cloth over boards, divided into 3 compartments, nickel plate slider hinges, printed advertising on inner lid and drop front, reinforced corners (some minor wear, insect predation around fore-edges of a few samples), still a remarkable display case, from the John the Tailor Shop, Suits and Overcoats made to order, Wausau, WI, w/ stamp on top Wawak sample card. First edition of this spectacular tailoring sample counter display for men's suits and overcoats in the Fall & Winter of 1937-1938. Ferris Woolen Company, a subsidiary of Wawak Woolens was originally founded in 1922 in Chicago along with Detmer Woolen Co., Bruner Woolen Co., Mason & Hanson, Inc., and Salter & Wolf to supply woolens & trimmings to tailors and department stores across the United States. The companies were known for their high-quality wools at a reasonable price, and often incorporated imported wool, wool silk blends, gabardines, and tweeds, especially from Scotland, Wales, France, and Great Britain. In 1933, the Wawak Co./Ferris Woolen Co., purchased the exclusive right to all the Detmer, Bruner Co. customers West of the Mississippi. They quickly began commissioning and producing display cases reflecting the change, and proved very successful with the Ferris Woolen Co. catering to the trade into the 1960s. These sample cases were very expensive to produce and so were most often found in department stores, mercantiles, and men's stores which would have these display on the sales floor for two seasons, or more, often adding, or subtracting fabrics as they became available. The samples included with this case offer invaluable textile reference for the colours and fabrics during the era of fashion influenced by the elegance and glamor of Hollywood films, and film noir at the time. The styles depicted on the inside of the lid, and the drop-down front, are reminiscent of the very popular Thin Man fashions worn by William Powell and Myrna Loy at the time. No copies located in Worldcat. Bookseller Inventory # 49535

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Item Description: Arrow Shirt Co./ Cluett, Peabody & Co., Inc., [ca. 1930; 1955]., [Troy, NY:, 1930. Quarter-sawn oak salesman sample counter display case (18.75 x 6 x 6 ins.) with glass top & front, door in back with catch, w/ original label at bottom of the display indicating that this case was only to be used for the display of the Company collars, preserving two Arrow Shirt Co. Collars (some scuffing and wear to label at bottom of case affecting lettering, minor wear to sides of case) [together with] original Leyendecker advertisement printed on canvas, w/ oak frame (28.5 x 21.5 ins.), the piece has been professionally cleaned and mounted on archival foam core, and removed from the original bars which were damaging the image, and placed back in the oak frame (some sunning, faint discoloration to upper left margin), still remarkable pieces. A wonderful advertising display for Arrow shirts and collars, including pre-World War II counter sample case, and 1950s promotional ad reproducing one of the famed Leyendecker images. These pieces originally came out of a small men's clothing shop in Bend, Oregon. The Arrow collars grew from the marketing idea by Cluett, Peabody & Co. in Troy, NY that it gave women an easier way to clean their husbands' stained shirt collars without having to wash the entire shirt. In addition, the collars wore out a much faster rate than the rest of the shirts, so these replaceable collars would extend the life of the garments. This style of detachable collars remained popular up until the mid-1930s and largely declined out of use by the end of World War II.Leyendecker (1874-1951) created the Arrow Collar Man which was an advertising campaign that ran from 1905 - 1931, and was perhaps one of the most successful product brands in history. He created 100s of images, and many of them are still synonymous with men's fashion and styles. This advertisement was part of a revived campaign by Arrow Shirt Co. in the 1950s through early 1960s as they revived the nostalgia of the Leyendecker ads and pushed their shirts with soft collars. Bookseller Inventory # 45898

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Item Description: General Motors Corp., Chevrolet Motor Division, [1960]., Detroit, MI:, 1960. Three vols. 1) Oblong folio (13 x 10 in.) 106 pp. w/ graduated thumb tabs at upper fore-edge, in 19 ring binder as issued, w/ 8 additional pp. issued later by Chevrolet in folder laid-in. Colour-illustrated ring binder, clear plastic padded vinyl front cover, colour cover art of 4-door Chevy Impala Sport Sedan on front cover, colour illustration of the Corvair on back cover (minor shelfwear, minor rippling to the padded plastic cover, slight soiling, very minor age toning to fore-edges of leaves), still a NF exemplar; 2) Oblong 8vo (8.5 x 5.5 in.) 214 pp. Photo illustrations & diagrams throughout. Colour-illustrated spiral-bound limp covers, rounded corners colour cover art of 4-door Chevy Impala Sport Sedan (slight shelfwear), NF copy; 3) Oblong 8vo. 48 pp. Numerous text illustrations, printed softcovers in blue, white & black (minor soiling, some thumbing to fore-edges), still G copy; an excellent set from the collection of Eugene (Gene) A.L. Jantzen, w/ his ownership signatures on first leaves, dated 10/6/60, indicating these as his personal copies. First editions of these scarce Dealer's showroom sample catalogues for the 1961 Chevrolet passenger cars, together with the 1961 Owners manual. The models included the Corvette, Impalas, Bel Airs, Biscaynes, Nomad, Kingswood, Parkwood, Lakewood, and Brookwood Station Wagons, as well as the Corvair sedans, and introduction of the Greenbrier Sports Wagon. There was a totally new body design for 1961, cars were shortened to 209.3 in., and there was the addition of the 360 horsepower 409 engine, and was the first year with the Supersport option. However, only 454 factory built Supersports were built, and many dealers did dress up their Impalas with the option to sell more of them. The delay of the Supersport trim package also delayed the usual paint & upholstery catalogue until well into 1961 as a separate book. The 1961 Corvette featured four taillights which continues to this day, horsepower was raised to 315, and were the last year for two-tone Corvettes until 1978. It also debuted the boat-tail design later used on the C2. The Finger Tip Facts catalogue included here is exceedingly scarce, especially as a matched pair from the original dealership, and contained all the information for the sales staff, and dealership service department, and detailed information on producing Taxis and Police cars. Jantzen (1910-2001) was a St. Louis, MO native who attended Harvard, served in the Naval Reserve in Alaska during World War II, and purchased the Chevrolet Dealership in 1955 across from the Corvette Plant. For the 18 years he owned it, the Jantzen dealership specialized in fitting out special order Corvettes, such as the L-88 1966 Corvette in 1965 for Roger Penske, as well as the famed Clippinger 1968 L-88 Corvettes for James Garner. Bookseller Inventory # 48518

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Item Description: [circa 1920]. () Very good. Four original salesman sample books containing packaging for chocolates and candies. Approximately 153 samples of packaging (wrappers and boxes) from Neilson's (23 samples), Fry's (46 samples), Lowney's (75 samples) and Cadbury's (9 samples). Each company's samples housed in folding portfolio and mounted on either linen or paper. A few samples have detached from mounting, but all 4 folders appear complete, save for possibly one sample missing from the Fry's folder, which also has some dampstaining. Else all folders and samples in an excellent state of preservation. An extraordinary collection of salesman's samples of candy and chocolate packaging from the early 1900s from Neilson's, Fry's, Lowney's, and Cadbury's candy companies. Includes wrappers and boxes for a variety of treats. Many of the samples are fantastic chromolithographs. A visually-striking collection. Bookseller Inventory # 137942

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FASHION) W.Z. Gibson, Inc.

Published by Chicago: W.Z. Gibson, Inc., 1960 (1960)

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From: Peter Harrington. ABA member (London, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: Chicago: W.Z. Gibson, Inc., 1960, 1960. Original black cloth-textured cloth covered card "attaché" case (328 × 250 × 90 mm), plastic handle still in place, and tin snap-clasp, lid lined with colour-printed ad.; "Quality Made-to-Measure Garments for Men & Women". Case a little worn, but remains very good, as also the contents. Contains; quarto catalogue, "Fashion News", wire-stitched colour card wraps, colour printed throughout; 68 printed cards with 113 of 116 cloth samples, 3 cards lacking one of two; price lists, order forms, and associated promotional material. W.Z. Gibson Inc. was one of the largest franchise tailoring companies in America, here in the 1960s probably at its peak. An attractive, and complete, salesman's kit. Bookseller Inventory # 84407

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