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Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

Published by Charles Webster, New York (1885)

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Item Description: Charles Webster, New York, 1885. First American Edition. Octavo. Frontispiece of Huckleberry Finn, portrait in first state, title page a cancel, 366pp., illustrated, final blank leaf, pg. 13 with "him and another" as listed as at p. 88, pg. 57 reads "with the was", final five in 155 is lower. A clean bright copy in original green pictorial gilt cloth, pale pink endpapers. Two small news clippings tipped in, one refers to the $200,000 sale of a signed copy of Twain's work, the other relates to his estate and his daughter, old bookseller's description mounted to upper front free endpaper, and laid in is a short typed description to the present volume by the firm Hamill and Barker of Chicago. Francis Hamill and Margery Barker were two very well known women booksellers of Chicago. They sold a rare copy of the 15th century Gutenberg Bible to the Lilly Library. They introduced Virginia Woolf to the Americans and over a thirteen year span, they also purchased manuscripts, twenty-five diaries and various letters belonging to Virginia Woolf. Francis Hamill was also the first woman president of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America. While the rear hinge is cracked, the book itself shows very minor wear to spine ends and corners without any restorations. [together with] The original green pictorial gilt cloth prospectus, with the copyright and title page dated 1885, blank order sheets at rear, morocco and calf binding samples at front. A near fine copy of this very uncommon prospectus showing only minor spots of rubbing to spine ends and corners. A superb set housed together within a custom leather backed clamshell. [BAL 3415]. Bookseller Inventory # 019707

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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: Good -. First Edition. RARE. Salesman's Sample of the First Edition, First Printing, likely Second State (it does not contain the exposed genitals of Uncle Silas on p. 283). Also referred to as a "Salesman's Dummy", "canvassing book," or "prospectus". 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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Wright & McGill Fishing Tackle Salesman Sample

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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: Mobil Oil Company, Maxwell Petroleum Co., Associated Photographic Service, ca. 1940-45]., [Tacoma, WA:, 1940. Oblong 4to. 11.8 x 7.25 in. 24 original photographs, printed on thick photo paper stock, all images mounted at gutter margin on linen hinges, photographer's logo printed on each corner, hand-written negative images in ink, stamped on verso, each with neatly written physical address of the service station, and city (occasional dustsoiling, minor creasing to fore-edges from very minor curling to fore-edges). Recent black cloth post binder, gilt lettering on front cover, nickel-plated posts, an excellent copy. This very scarce promotional sales album for Tacoma, Washington service stations provides an invaluable record of the types of gas pumps, advertising signs, architecture, automobiles, trucks, and surroundings in the Pacific Northwest during World War II. After the breakup of Standard Oil in 1911, it was not until the Vacuum Oil Company was purchased by Socony, did Mobilgas, and Mobiloil become widespread across the country, including the Pacific Northwest. In the late 1930s, the iconic winged Pegasus signs became one of the most recognized advertising logos, and most of the Standard Oil service stations became Mobilgas & Mobiloil service stations. These excellent images show service stations fitted with Visible, Clock Face, and Metered Pumps, with some stations having a combination of one or two styles. The service stations include the Mobilgas service station built by the Tommy Mallon Ford Dealership in 1938, which in this photo features metered pumps with Mobilgas globes, and large neon Ford Dealer's sign above; the Art Deco styled Winthrop Motor Co. service station with metered pumps without globes, billboards above featuring Hires Root Beer, and Washington Apples; the Mobilgas Station built in 1924 with the large Wilkeson Garage at 7th & Broadway, featuring advertisements for Buck Morgan's Autotorium, and Buick Signs; Maxwell Petroleum service station featuring two 10-gallon visible pumps, and a clock face pump at 4801 So. Park Ave. which was originally built in 1923; and the General Petroleum Mobiloil service station and Maxwell Petroleum repair shop near 17th & Pacific, with a large Columbia Ale billboard looming above the Colonial Revival Service station, with a Mobiloil filling truck setting by the station. There are also such service stations as the Mobiloil fitted with visible pumps and attached to Johnson's Grocery in Dash Point, Tacoma; the Gilmore Mobilgas station at Butler's Grocery in Kapowsin, WA; the Spanish-style stucco Maxwell Mobilgas station in Fife; the Milton Tavern Mobilgas station with large neon Pegasus, signage, and clock face pumps, and others. General Petroleum Co. of California was a longtime oil supplier and refiner to the Northwest, who was absorbed by Maxwell Petroleum in 1944 forming one of the largest gasoline distributors in the United States. This salesman's album appears to have been assembled about the time of the merger in order to promote the advertising advantages, and locations for Maxwell Petroleum Service Stations, whose company headquarters was located at 520 East D Street in Tacoma, WA. Bookseller Inventory # 50102

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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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Small collection of eight salesman's sample booklets

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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ARCHITECTURE -- JAZZ AGE ELEVATORS].

Published by W.S. Tyler Co., [ca. 1930]., Cleveland, OH: (1930)

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Item Description: W.S. Tyler Co., [ca. 1930]., Cleveland, OH:, 1930. Oblong 4to. Small typed title label mounted on the upper joint of post-binder, w/ 61 original silver gelatin photographs, w/ captions & code numbers in lower corner of negative, backed in gray linen. Limp black simulted leather post-binder, 2 brass screws at gutter margin, rounded corners, beautiful gilt lozenge Tyler Company logo on lower front cover (minor edgewear, a little rubbing, a little lightening to the photos), still a very good album. First edition of this fantastic salesman photo album of the buildings fitted with the latest elevator entrances, and elevator cars produced by the Tyler Company. These buildings, hospitals, exhibition halls, skyscrapers reflect the tremendous explosion of building and Art Deco design during the Roaring 20s. The photographs include automobiles, pedestrians, large neon advertising signs, street scenes next to the buildings, and more. Included are such historic structures as the Bedell Store Building designed by Schonewald & Doyle, and built in 1925, now known as the Cascade Building; the Moorish-inspired Bankers Bond Building (now Massey Building), historic Art Deco 10-story office building designed by W.L. Welton, and constructed in 1925; two views of the luxurious Book-Cadillac Hotel (Book Tower) in Detroit, MI, designed by Louis Kamper, and completed in 1924; the Neo-Gothic style Buhl Building Skyscraper in Detroit, MI designed by Wirt Rowland, and completed in 1925; the historic Bullocks Department Store at 7th & Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, CA, considered at the time one of the busiest intersections in the country; the Chanin Building skyscraper designed by Sloan & Robertson in the Art Deco style, with assistance of Jacques Delamarre, and constructed from 1927-1929; a picture of the fantastic neon sign for Conoco Oil products above the Continental Oil Building designed by William Bowman, and built in 1927 in Denver, CO; the stunning Art Deco Farnsworth Building, co-designed by William Van Powell, and constructed from 1927-1929 in Memphis, TN; the historic Hudson's Department Store in Detroit, which consisted of over 2 million square feet, with the Tyler Co. supplying 51 passenger elevators, 17 freight elevators, 8 employee elevators, and 48 escalators; the Peninsular Telephone Building, designed by J.H. Johnson, and built in 1925; the beautiful Art Deco Los Angeles Library Goodhue building constructed in 1926, and designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue; the beautiful Stewart & Co. Art Deco Building in New York, showing tour buses, and cars running down the street, and many others. Tyler Elevator Products was founded in 1872 by Washington S. Tyler (1835-1917) as the Cleveland Wire Works. They produced quality wire screens, screen machinery, elevator, entrances, elevator cars, wire cloth, trellises, and more. They quickly expanded, and by 1913 had moved into a four-story building at 3615 Superior Ave. with electric lights, steam heat, and cement floors. They would by the 1920s employ nearly 1100 workers in their Cleveland factories, with company branches across the US. Tyler Elevator Products is currently located in Twinsburg, OH. Bookseller Inventory # 49754

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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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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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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). Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. 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. 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 of the first edition. Spines a little faded, board edges lightly toned. An excellent set; the first edition in the price-clipped jacket, mildly toned jacket, the sample copy in a bright, unclipped jacket, with extremities of both slightly rubbed and with a few nicks. First edition, first printing, 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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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). Ca. 1923. 43 b/w photographic leaves (5 laid in). 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. Oblong format: 8" x 11" 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. 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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Vintage Piano Action Key - Salesman's Sample: Piano]

Piano]

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Item Description: Book Condition: Used; Like New. Vintage Piano Action Key, probably used as a salesman sample or store display. Marked "Thayer". Felted bottom. Measures 20" long x 9 1/2" tall x 4" wide. Bookseller Inventory # 12582

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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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DONOHUE PUB. SALESMAN'S SAMPLE PANORAMA

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Item Description: PANORAMA. DONOHUE PUBLISHER'S SALESMAN'S SAMPLE PANORAMA. This is a wonderful panorama of titles published by Donohue in Chicago circa 1910. When closed, it is 6 1/2 wide x 7 3/4". It opens to 5 1/2 feet. Illustrated on one side, repaired at folds with some shelf wear, overall VG. The illustrations are bold and vibrant and include: Teddy Bears in Pirate Land with Peter Pan, Five Little Pixies by Jean Archer illus. J. Irvine, House That Jack Built illus. by the Pilgrims, Puss In Boots illus. by Louis Wain, Ten Little Jappy Chaps illus. by John Hassall, Ten Little Nigger Boys illus. by the Pilgrims, Foxy Grandpa shows the boys Up To Date Sports illus. by Bunny, Foxy Grandpa Rides the Goat illus. by Bunny, Foxy Grandpa's Fancy Shooting illus. by Bunny. Several of these titles are book versions of Stump books. Rare. Bookseller Inventory # 32957

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Pabst Blue Ribbon Draft Beer. Transporting, Storing,: FOOD AND DRINK)

FOOD AND DRINK) SWAN, W.A., HARRIS, I.E., SHAKMAN, J.G. & BORG, C.E.

Published by Milwaukee, WI & Chicago, IL: Pabst Sales Company, Pabst Brewing Company, 1946-1950 (1950)

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Item Description: Milwaukee, WI & Chicago, IL: Pabst Sales Company, Pabst Brewing Company, 1946-1950, 1950. Quarto, 17 parts bound in a singlevolume. Original black morocco-grained cloth post binder, rounded corners, embossed gilt lettering and company logo with Pabst Blue Ribbon on front cover. Minor shelfwear, slight fraying to outer edge of the sample board, remains a very good copy. Numerous illustrations, diagrams, tables, several colour plates, 3 of them large folding, 1 colour-lithograph plate for Pabst Brewing materials, mounted on thick board with linen hinges, die-cut holes creating small round display windows in the board, and samples for malt, hops, grits & yeast inserted into the holes with glassine window covers, one of which is a just little damaged, 4 loosely inserted Pabst Sales Company memos from Astrup & Swan dated 1949-1951 First edition of this unusual and uncommon - no copies traced on OCLC - Pabst Blue Ribbon Company salesman's sample catalogue and advertising manual. Divided into several bulletins, which were to be continually updated by the Pabst Brewing sales force and which detail the brewing process, Pabst operations, how to place beer cases on the floor, what kind of signage needed to be located in their prospective selling location, a detailed history of the company, and much more. One of the large folding colour diagrams details the brewing process in a colour cut-away view of a Pabst Brewery detailing the innovations by Pabst, including the first use of mash filters in America, sterile air in connection with large open coolers, bottom fermentation yeast for brewing lager beer, sterile liquefying of fermentation carbon dioxide, market beer in cans nationally, and high pressure speed bottle filters. Pabst had originated the use of a blue ribbon tag to be affixed to each bottle or beer in 1882 in order identify their brew. By 1889 they were advertising this blue ribbon, and promoting it as a "Select" brand. Of special interest is the wonderful sample leaf with its original period samples offers an invaluable historical reference for the brewing ingredients and processes in post-World War II America. From collection of Robert Horner, former regional sales agent for Pabst who fortunately ignored the directives to destroy the earlier portions of the manual. Bookseller Inventory # 92207

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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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BLACKIE'S POPULAR FAIRY BOOKS - SALESMAN'S SAMPLE
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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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Item Description: Champion Pneumatic Machinery Co., 1924-1925., Chicago, IL:, 1924. Three pieces. 1st -- Oblong 4to. 11.5 x 8 in. 31 linen-backed silver gelatin photos (1 hand-coloured in red), each mounted on linen hinge, nearly all w/ pencil annotations & pricing on verso, product numbers in lower part of negative, preserved in original limp black simulated leather post-binder, tied at gutter margin w/ black braid as issued, white lettering on front cover (some rubbing, minor soiling, edgewear, occasional foxing to linen backs), still an excellent exemplar; 2nd -- 8vo. [4 pp (unpaginated), printed in red & black, litho image of Champion compressor on back page (slight shelfwear), NF; 3rd -- 1 leaf broadside, printed in black on orange paper stock (minor crease at center fold), VG. First edition of this exceedingly rare photographic salesman sample catalogue for Champion compressors, and Champion air pumps for gasoline service stations, and industrial uses. The catalogue begins with two photo collages by Zacher & Co., commercial photographers in Chicago, who began as a pioneering firm in clay models for industrial design. The photos show images of the machine shop, assembly & texting department, factory, and offices. The second is a montage of numerous petroleum service stations that used Champion compressors and air pumps, including such companies as Standard Oil Co., Sommers Oil Company, Denver Powerine Company, Schonig Corporation Hupmobile, Comanche Gasoline, and White Rock Oil Co. The following images show the factory floor, the testing floor for air compressors, followed by S-1, S-3, R-5, K-7, K-14, S-5, R-15, R-25, S-6, K-11, K-23, and many other air compressors, and equipment. Of particular interest are the beautifully coloured air and water pumps at the end for Jazz Age service stations. Founded in 1919, Champion has long been one of the most desired manufacturers for quality reciprocating and rotary screw air compressor systems, with many dating from 50-80 years old still in use, and running today. The company was acquired by Gardner Denver Machinery, Inc. in 1996. No copies located in Worldcat. Bookseller Inventory # 50838

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Spring ad Summer 1960 - Salesman's Sample: FASHION) W.Z. Gibson,

FASHION) W.Z. Gibson, Inc.

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

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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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ARCHITECTURE -- SAMPLE CATALOGUES].

Published by Tomkins-Kiel Co., 505 Fifth Ave., [ca. 1920-1925]., New York: (1920)

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Item Description: Tomkins-Kiel Co., 505 Fifth Ave., [ca. 1920-1925]., New York:, 1920. Two vols. Oblong 4to. (11.25 x 8.25 ins.). [2], 140; [2], 207 leaves (1 cropped). Colour sample illustrations mounted on linen, all with explanatory text below, printed by the Valenciennes, France company Lasseron, Dehon & Cie; the first volume colour plates are 10.75 x 7.75 ins. in size; second volume is the same, except for the last 23 plates which are 9.75 x 7.75 ins. in size. Uniformly bound in original embossed & decorated brown cloth with yapp edges, raised gilt lettering on front covers, cord bound at gutter margin, w/ brackets at rear that secure cord so they can be tied & untied (occasional fraying & wear to fore-edges of the linen on the plates, rubbing & wear to the spines, creasing to the covers, ink annotations on table of contents for vol. II), still a G set. First editions of these scarce and massive salesman sample catalogues for the Tompkins-Kiel marble company during the roaring twenties. During this time they carried the largest stock of marble in the world, and even had a sample display room for their marbles, stones, granites, onyx, and Ridgway flagging arranged for architects, clients, and the trade. In addition, they operated their own sawing plant in New York City which insured quick delivery to marble contractors all over the country. These sample catalogues were specifically designed to be expanded as new products became available, and these offer perhaps the most extensive record of the marbles and stone available at the time. They attempted to render as close as possible the textures and colours in the colour printing process, noting in their introduction that from time to time they would mail new pages when ready. Their marble and stone products were installed in such buildings as the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, G.A. Applegarth architect; The Seaman's Bank Engrance, Wall Street, New York, B.W. Morris architect; Farmers Loan & Trust Company Banking & Office Building, Fifth Ave. & 41st St., New York, Napoleon Gray Marble and Premier Levanto, Starrett & Van Vleck architects; the Johns-Manville Building, New York, Ludlow & Peabody, Architects; and many others. Bookseller Inventory # 45707

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Salesman Sample Books. 4 Books Containing Over: Advertising] [Chocolate Bars]
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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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TRADE CATALOGUE.]

Published by St Louis, Chicago et al, ca (1890)

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From: Susanne Schulz-Falster Rare Books ABA (Woodstock, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: St Louis, Chicago et al, ca, 1890. 8vo, pp. [20] with original wrapper; ll. 7 (folding, bound in landscape), pp. [4], [16], [16], pp. 73-120; contemporary roan-backed marbled boards, round corners, spine worn and upper joint splitting; printed on different colour paper stock. A fascinating salesman's book of brochures, flyers etc. of office equipment produced by a number of American manufacturers. Bound at the beginning is a complete catalogue of book holders and bookcases, including a Lambie Dictionary holder, all available in different materials and finishes; advertising flyers for the G D Barnard & Co. Automatic Bank Punch, and for the Madden Adding Machine. Further leaflets advertise the Black Autocopyist, bookcases (John Danner company), Besley Cabinet Letter files, Stationery, Office furniture and Supplies by G.D. Barnard, and a partial list of banker's supplies by G.D. Barnard, which include everything a bank might need, from furniture to ink stands, coin trays to letter filing cabinets. Curiously also included are hand-cuffs, police truncheons, weapons, locks, and even toilet roll holders.G.D. Barnard was a St.Louis based office wholesale company.This trade catalogue was clearly put together specifically by a salesman, who obviously represented not just G.D. Barnard & Co, but also a number of other suppliers of office furniture and stationery. Bookseller Inventory # 3717

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