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Square-shaped New Year card with fringe

by Hildesheimer & Faulkner

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Published
nd. Probably 1880s
Condition
Good
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$20.00

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[London]: Hildesheimer & Faulkner, nd. Probably 1880s. Good. "H. & F. 53 B." 18 cm. Card itself is 9 cm xurrounded by 3 cm padding and 2 cm silk fringe. Pasted to 18 cm cardboard backing (although coming a little loose). Reads "May the new Born Year Bring You Happiness." String for hanging. Fringe a bit mussed. No… Read more
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Square Christmas card with red fringe

by Anonymous

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Condition
Good
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$20.00

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Good. No manufacturer. ca. 1880s-1900s. 13 cm. Two-sided with "A Merry Christmas" and mill scene on one side and "With the Seasons Greetings" and pond scene on other. Red silk fringe around three sides and matching tassle. No inscription.
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Fan-shaped birthday card with fringe

by Anonymous

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Condition
Good
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$20.00

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Good. No manufacturer. ca. 1880s-1900s. 15 cm across. Two-sided with birds "Love and Best Wishes on your Birthday" on one side "Blessing on your whole Life Long" on the other. Red silk fringe and matching tassle. No inscription.
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Christmas card with fringe

by Anonymous

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Condition
Very good
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$20.00

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Very good. No manufacturer. ca. 1880s-1900s. 13 x 18 cm in fringe. Two-sided with "Wish You A Merry Christmas" and water scene on one side and "Health, Happiness and Many Friends" on the other with meadow and plants in vase. No inscription. Beige and brown with beige silk fringe around three sides and a tassle.
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Fan-shaped Christmas card with fringe

by Anonymous artist

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Condition
Good
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$20.00

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Good. No manufacturer. ca. 1880s-1900s. Approx. 20 cm from top fringe to end of tassles. Two-sided with birds and "May Christmas fill the heart with gladness" on one side and agricultural scene on the other. Blue silk fringe. No inscription. Fringe a bit mussed.
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Square-shaped birthday card with fringe

by Anonymous

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Condition
Good
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Good. No manufacturer. 1880s. 11 cm. Two-sided with "May each Birthday bring you joy Happy throughts your hours employ" on one side and "Happy be thy lot on earth All hail the day that gave thee birth" on the other. Pink silk fringe aroound three sides. Ink inscription reads "To Edith from Maud /89."
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Antique Congratulations greeting card with fringe

by FB

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Condition
Good
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$30.00

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Good. No manufacturer. ca. 1880s - 1900s. 25 cm. Two-sided with sunglowers, butterfly and "The Sun of gladness shine on you" on one side, pink flowers with "My Sincere Congratulations" on the other. Sunflower side is signed "FB". Congratulations side coming unglued a bit at bottom corner. Silk fringe is a bit crumpled on one side. No inscription.… Read more
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Christmas card with fringe

by Hildesheimer

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Condition
Very good
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S. Hildesheimer & Co. . Very good. "No. 69." ca. 1880s-1900s. 6 x 9 cm in fringe. Two-sided with "Christmas Greeting" on one side and "Compliments of the Season" on the other. No inscription. Siegmund Hildesheimer (1832–1896) was a German-born British publisher, best known for Christmas and other greetings cards, produced by Siegmund Hildesheimer & Co. Ltd.… Read more
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Cardboard box with "The Finishing Touch" inside lid

by Unknown artist

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Published
nd
Condition
Good
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$20.00

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nd. Good. 30 x 20 cm cardboard box. Bottom burgundy paper and folding lid in beige impressed leaf design. Bottom has some wear to edges. 19 x 27 colour illustrated print called "The Finishing Touch" inside lid. Name of artist illegible. A little soiling to edge of print.
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Antique Christmas card with fringe

by Anonymous artist

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Condition
Fair
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$35.00

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Fair. No manufacturer. ca. 1880s-1900s. 30 cm card with 31 cm cardboard displayer. 21 cm colour card pasted to backing. 3 cm padded frame with a 1 cm silk fringe. Some glitter on card. "Listen to the Christmas Bells!" written at bottom. Fringe is loosening at bottom and there is a 1 cm dampstain on cloth at bottom.… Read more
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Come Into My Parlour

by MELHORN, Lise

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Published
1986
Condition
Near fine
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$75.00

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Toronto: Transformer Press, 1986. Near fine. No. 66 of 500, signed by author. Sheet folded into a fan of 8 leaves, printed on both sides and in a cone-shaped pink wrapper held with a hair curler. 24 cm.
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Raymond Crinklaw's Masonic meanderings

by CRINKLAW, Raymond

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Published
1979
Condition
Very good +
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$25.00

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Lambeth, ON, 1979. Very good +. 6, [2] p. 28 cm. 2 b&w photocopy illustrations and a taped-in American one dollar bill. Blue paper in blue card covers. Signed with initial R. and dated Dec. 19, 1979. Letter from Raymond Crinklaw expounding on the Masonic symbolism on the American one dollar bill. OGS 2729.
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Text-Sound Texts

by KOSTELANETZ, Richard (ed.)

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Published
1980
Condition
Very good
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$60.00

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New York: William Morrow and Company, 1980. Paperback. Very good. 439 p. 23 cm. B&w illustrations. Paperback. Light wear. Signed by author on half title.
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Essaying Essays: Alternative Forms of Exposition

by KOSTELANETZ, Richard (ed,)

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Attic Books
Published
1975
Condition
Very good
Edition
First printing
ISBN
9780815007029
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$65.00

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New York: Out of London Press, 1975. First printing. Softcover. Very good. xvi, 476 p. 23 cm. B&w illustrations. Card covers. Moderate wear to exterior with crease in front cover. Some thumbing.
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Pull My Daisy

by KEROUAC, Jack

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Published
1961
Condition
Very good +
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$150.00

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New York: Grove Press, Inc, 1961. Softcover. Very good +. 38 p. + photos. 20 cm. Over 50 b&w stills from the film. Pictorial softcover with a little soiling to front. Slight spine lean. Title continues: "Text ad-libbed by Jack Kerouac for the film by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie." Introduction by Jerry Tallmer. Classic and scarce evocation… Read more
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$150.00
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fantasies fulfilled catalogue

by ZUCHTER, Linda; ROGERS, Doug; HOWLEY, Brendan

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Published
1981
Condition
Very good +
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$50.00

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London, ON: London Town Publications, 1981. Spiral_bound. Very good +. 32 one-sided pages, including the title page. 12 x 15 cm. 27 b&w illustrations. Spiral binding. Box of 8 apparently unused crayons attached to inside cover - black crayon's point broken off but present. Signed by Rogers and Howley on rear of title page. Light wear and soiling… Read more
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Quotation Puzzles: A Book of Numerical Enigmas Based on Quotations from Well-Known Authors

by VAN AARSDAEL, Betty

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Published
1924
Condition
Very good +
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$40.00

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New York: Minton, Balch & Company, 1924. Cloth. Very good +. Unpaginated. 20 cm. 50 puzzles. Blue cloth hardcover with black print. Some spots to cloth on front cover. A little light thumbing but otherwise clean with all puzzles blank. Comes with its own pencil attached to rear cover. An interesting change for those tired of crosswords,… Read more
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Almanaque Ilustrado de Hostetter

by Hostetter & Smith

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Published
1884
Condition
Good
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$30.00

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Pittsburgh, PA: Hostetter & Smith, 1884. Soft cover. Good. 36 p. 20 cm. 20 b&w vignettes and cartoons. Green paper covers with string at top near spine. Some rust marks at staples. Some dampstains. In Spanish. Info on signs of the Zodiac, eclipses for 1884, advertising for Hostetter's stomach bitters, humorous stories, as well as being a calendar.… Read more
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Reminiscences and Experiences in the Life of an Editor

by WINANS, William H.

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Attic Books
Published
1875
Condition
Fair
Edition
1st Edition
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$50.00

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Newark, NJ: Privately Published, 1875. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fair. 200 p. 21 cm cloth hardcover binding. Small in-text embellishments and occasional illustrations. Binding faded to brown might once have been purple. Wear at the spine and rough around the edges. Boards rubbed, and gold impression barely visible. Corners worn. Hinges loose. Some pencil in end papers. Small stains.… Read more
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The Scouring of the White Horse; or, The Long Vacation Ramble of a London Clerk

by HUGHES, Thomas

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Published
1859
Condition
Good
Edition
First American Edition
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$35.00

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Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1859. First American Edition. Hardcover. Good. xii, 324, 16 p. 19 cm claret cloth hardcover binding with impressing on boards and gold lettering on spine. Includes 8 b&w illustrated plates throughout text, including frontispiece. Binding discoloured with a brown spine, rubbed corners, tear at lower extremes of spine near front board. Attractive bookplate. Occasional… Read more
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