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Apparatus asceticus ex variis avthoribvs, et magistris institutionum spiritualium collectus, atque in duas supra tricenas meditationes digestus, ad octiduana Exercitia, & studium vitæ religiosæ ...
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Apparatus asceticus ex variis avthoribvs, et magistris institutionum spiritualium collectus, atque in duas supra tricenas meditationes digestus, ad octiduana Exercitia, & studium vitæ religiosæ ...

By Hoffmann, P. Geogij (Hoffmann, Georgius).

Lincij (Linz), Austria.: Societate Jesu.. 1684.. Religious text in Latin. 296 pages, 6 x 4 inches, decorative embossed cloth covered boards with leather spine. Wear to cover extremities; remains of a label on inside paste-down; hinges just starting to separate, light toning/foxing throughout. Volume remains tightly bound. Miscellaneous ephemeral religious items tucked between pages. An uncommon text in very good condition. Published in Linz, Austria. Lincij, : typis Joannis Rædlmayr, 1684. Hoffmann was a Jesuit. .

$115.00

Complete Course in Practical Radio.
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Complete Course in Practical Radio.

By RADIO - INSTRUCTION COURSE)

Washington, D.C.: National Radio Institute.. 1929.. Collection of 22 booklets (one duplicate) published by the National Radio Institute (1929) of Washington D.C. offering "a complete course in practical radio." Booklets, 8 ½ x 5 ¾ inches, average 29 pages each and comprise a broken run from "Book 1" to "Lesson 39." Topics range from "Practical Servicing of Radio Receivers" and "Radio Merchandising" (four "sales techniques" booklets) to "Radio-Trician Lesson Text No. 39 - Transmission and Reception of Pictures by Radio." Book 1 of "Radio Merchandising" offers sound advice to the novice considering a commercial undertaking in a country town (best to avoid an area "if the immediate population is composed chiefly of well-to-do retired farmers. They keep their money.") Much to learn from this 89 year old trove - from sales to service to state of the art innovation. Overall good clean condition. .

$38.00

The Pop-Up Book of Nightmares.
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The Pop-Up Book of Nightmares.

By POP-UP BOOK) Greenberg, Gary. Rubess, Balvis (illus).

New York.: St. Martin's Press.. First Edition.. 2001.. Hard cover book, 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ inches, featuring 10 double-page pop-up "Nightmares" (Falling, Drowning, Naked in Public, etc.). 3 ¼ inch transparent tape has been applied to top of spine, evidently to stop a split in the binding. Bump to bottom edge of front cover. Contents in good clean condition. Text on front cover states "Illustrated by Balvis Rubess. Pop-ups by Matthew Reinhart." A sequel to "The Pop-up Book of Phobias." .

$45.00

I.C.S. Reference Library: Engraving and Printing Methods, Advertisement Illustration, etc
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I.C.S. Reference Library: Engraving and Printing Methods, Advertisement Illustration, etc

By ADVERTISING)

Scranton.: International Correspondence School.. 1909.. The full title of the volume, following the wording "I.C.S. Reference Library" is "Engraving and Printing Methods, Advertisement Illustration, Technical-and Trade-Paper Advertising, Street-Car Advertising, Outdoor Advertising, House Publications." Volume is 9 x 5 ¾ inches with ¾ leather binding (small loss at top of spine) and contains a number of chapters with individual pagination on the topics identified in the lengthy title. Numerous black and white and various color illustrations and, at rear of book, a series of questions relating to the topics covered in each of the chapters to test the reader's newly acquired knowledge. A most interesting volume in very good clean condition, with spine chip noted. The International Correspondence School was founded in 1889 by Thomas J. Foster, who pioneered advocacy for improved mining conditions and safety procedures resulting in a safety exam that miners were required to pass. His early advocacy for mine safety led to the establishment, in 1889, of a correspondence school or "distance learning institution" that published a series of books "to provide practical men with a technical education, and technical men with a practical education." Thomas remained the President of I.C.S. until his death at age 93 in 1936. (see "ICS" Wikipedia entry) .

$50.00

The Billy Graham Greater London Crusade 1966. Come and Hear Billy Graham. Earls Court from June 1st until July 1st.
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The Billy Graham Greater London Crusade 1966. Come and Hear Billy Graham. Earls Court from June 1st until July 1st.

By GRAHAM, BILLY - LONDON EVANGELICAL RALLY)

London.: Billy Graham London Crusade 1966.. 1966.. Folded brochure 3 ¼ x 5 ½ inches with information on Billy Graham's London Crusade (June 1 thru July 1, 1966), "Nightly at 7:30 P.M. (Except Sundays)" at Earl's Court with a "Final Service" at Wembley Stadium. "2000 Voice Choir - No Admission Charge." Brochure in very good clean condition. Cliff Barrows directs the 2000 Voice Choir with George Beverly Shea as Baritone Soloist. "Gallup poll conducted this year to find the world's most admired men, voted Billy Graham in fourth place...." An uncommon ephemeral item. .

$85.00

Literature for Boys and Girls, or How Our Children Are Morally Fed.
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Literature for Boys and Girls, or How Our Children Are Morally Fed.

By SOCIAL COMMENTARY / MORALS) Wales, James Albert (illus).

New York.: Puck (Magazine).. 09-02- 1879.. Color centerfold illustration from the humor magazine, 13 ¼ x 20 inches, centrefold as issued. Illustration depicts the devil at work providing a massive inventory of salacious illustrated magazines tailored to young boys and girls enticed to violence-prone yellow journalism. One inset illustration depicts a stern father instructing his sons to keep their bibles in front of them throughout the Sunday afternoon, while an illustration positioned next to this one depicts the sons devouring trashy juvenile mags discretely tucked into the massive bibles. Moral outrage over the pollution of the minds of young people is the in-your-face message. Ten small binding holes visible along the fold at the center of the illustration; otherwise very good clean condition. An engaging 19th century example of righteous outrage over the proliferation of youth-corrupting magazines and "blood and thunder" novels...a subject of enduring apoplectic fury. .

$165.00

Metropolitan.
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Metropolitan.

By Roosevelt, Theodore; Israel Zangwill, et al. Michelson, Gustav; Penrhyn Stanlaws, et al.

New York.: The Metropolitan Company.. 12- 1916.. Monthly magazine, 14 x 10 ¾ inches, 72 pp. replete with advertising relating to Christmas and gift-giving. Interesting articles by Theodore Roosevelt, Israel Zangwell, Clarence Day Jr., plus copious short fiction. Cover art by Penrhyn Stanlaws. Full page Pebeco toothpaste ad by Gustav Michelson. Magazine has a vertical fold (perhaps from mailing), short tear at free edge of front cover, small scuff mark at top edge and small ink stamp identifying original owner. Contents in good clean condition. .

$45.00

Les Rats Quadrilles.
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Les Rats Quadrilles.

By SHEET MUSIC) Redler, G.

London.: The Musical Bouquet.. No date. Ca. 1850s.. Sheet Music with cover illustration depicting an orchestra comprised of musical rats and their various instruments-wind, strings and drum. A less gifted rat is eyeing a ham in the background. The numeral 91 indicates an early imprint in the Musical Bouquet's publishing history. An uncommon item in very good clean condition. .

$75.00

This is A Happy Little Ditty.
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This is A Happy Little Ditty.

By SHEET MUSIC) Spina, Harold (Music) and Walter Bullock(Lyric).

New York.: Robbins Music Corporation.. 1938.. Sheet music, 12 ¼ x 9 inches, six pages, black and white photo of Shirley Temple on front cover. Music used in "Just Around the Corner," with Bert Lahr, Bill Robinson, and Shirley Temple. Scattered light abrasions to front cover; ink stamp of sheet music retailer lower right corner; overall good clean condition. An engaging ephemeral item. .

$35.00

Union Pacific Railroad Menu
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Union Pacific Railroad Menu

By MENU)

Omaha, NE.: Union Pacific Railroad.. 1956.. Folded menu featuring Grand Canyon photo on front cover. Two pages of menu offerings; "Select Breakfasts" range from $1.20 to $1.80. Good clean condition with two small lights spots on rear cover. Menu notes of "stop-over privileges" at Lund, Utah, for those wishing to visit Zion, Bryce, or the Grand Canyon. An attractive collectible. .

$40.00

"The New Yorker" article from Fortune Magazine.

By NEW YORKER PROFILE) Irvin, Rea, et al. (illus).

New York.: Time-Fortune. 08- 1934.. Lengthy article from the August 1934 issue of Fortune magazine, noted for Deco covers and well-researched articles on business. Page size 14 x 11 inches. This article, titled "The New Yorker," focuses on the noted magazine founded in 1925, with emphasis on its editors, artists, and contributing writers. Attention is given to founders Harold Ross and Raoul Fleishmann; also staff including Peter Arno, Elwyn Brooks White, Alexander Woollcott and others. Article features a full-page illustration with reproductions of vintage covers from the magazine; also various cartoons published over the years and photo illustrations of the magazine’s pertinent staff members. An informative article, 10 years into the The New Yorker’s impressive 90 plus years run. Very good clean condition. .

$32.00

Wouldn't It Be Wonderful.

By SHEET MUSIC) Clark, Grant (Lyrics) & Harry Akst (Music).

New York.: M. Witmark & Sons.. 1929.. Sheet music, 12 x 9 inches, from the "Warner Brothers Vitaphone Singing Picture" titled "Is Everybody Happy" starring "Ted Lewis The High-hatted King of Jazz" with Alice Day. Owner’s name in ink at bottom of front cover; overall very good clean condition. .

$30.00

My Bird of Paradise.

By SHEET MUSIC) Berlin, Irving . Barbelle, Albert (illus).

New York.: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.. 1915.. Sheet music, 13 ¾ x 10 ½ inches. Cover art by noted sheet music artist. Albert Barbelle. One very short tear on free edge; owner's name above title, appears to be color lithographic printing. Overall very good clean condition. .

$30.00

Buy a Flexible Flyer.
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Buy a Flexible Flyer.

By PAPER MODEL SLED)

Butte. MT.: Montana Hardware Co.. No date. Ca. 1935?. Paper model of a Flexible Flyer sled 3 ½ inches wide and approximately 6 ¼ inches in length. The model’s width shrinks when the steel runners are folded downward. The logo on the sled proper features an eagle astride a Flexible Flyer sled. Text on verso offers words of praise for the sled, including "the only sled for boys; the only safe sled for girls." Seven sizes are touted. An uncommon item; overall good clean condition. .

$110.00

The Univac System.
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The Univac System.

By COMPUTERS - EARLY DEVELOPMENT - VINTAGE COMPUTERS PROMOTIONALBOOKLET)

New York.: Remington Rand.. No date. Ca. 1958.. Vintage promotional booklet, 14 x 10 ½ inches, 24 pp. including color pictorial thin card covers. Glassine on front and rear covers is damaged, chiefly on the rear cover, with loss along the free edges. Color and black and white illustrations, with several pages at rear devoted to businesses, government, or military organizations that have adopted the Univac Electronic System in advancing their organization's agenda (U.S. Census Bureau, General Electric Company, etc). One page features a picture of the Unityper II - a modified electric typewriter that converted type strokes to pulse patterns recorded on tape. This machine was introduced in 1958, hence the dating of this booklet. Light damp stain at top margin, visible chiefly on white (versus colored) surfaces. An interesting vintage publication documenting state-of-the-art computer technology as it existed in the Eisenhower era. No copies are listed on WorldCat. .

$145.00

Oor Wullie.
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Oor Wullie.

By SCOTTISH COMIC STRIP) Watkins, Dudley D. (illus).

Glasgow.: D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. and John Leng & Co. Ltd.. 1961.. Extensive collection of black and white "Oor Wullie" comic strips in volume 11 x 8 inches, stiff card covers, unnumbered pages. Each page a complete comic strip. Bump to bottom bound edge of volume, with very modest bump at top bound edge. Spine shows abrasions. Contents in good clean condition, ink inscription on inside front cover. An engaging collection. .

$45.00

"A Teenager in Love" Record.
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"A Teenager in Love" Record.

By VINTAGE 78 RPM RECORD) "Teenager": D. Pomus-M. Shuman. "Sorry": Zwirn-Giosasi. Vocalist: Johnny Newton and the Tags.

New York.: Bell Records.. 1959?. A 78 RPM record sized the same as a 45 RPM. Former owner’s name typed, with phone number, and scotch taped at the center of the "Sorry" side. Record looks in very good condition, but I don’t have a machine that will play it. An oddity, by all accounts. Would make a wonderful surprise gift for someone you wish to enrage. .

$30.00

Laurent's Christy's Minstrel's Waltz.
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Laurent's Christy's Minstrel's Waltz.

By SHEET MUSIC: FRONT COVER ONLY)

London.: Boosey & Sons.. No date. Ca. 1870s.. Front cover (only) of sheet music featuring male and female couple. In the original Christy’s Minstrels, with origins in the U.S. in the 1840s, the pair would have been performing in blackface. Christy’s Minstrels in England date from the 1860s. Cover in good condition, with light damp stain in top and bottom margin not impacting text. Blind stamp upper right corner reading "W. Mason Guildhall St. Lincoln." .

$35.00

Map and Profile of the Route for the Construction of a Ship Canal between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.  1864.
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Map and Profile of the Route for the Construction of a Ship Canal between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. 1864.

By SOUTH AMERICA - CANALS EXPLORATION) Davis, C.H. USN. A.McDougal (Chief Engineer).

Washington, D.C.. ( 1867). Map, 16 x 23 1/4 inches on sheet 17 3/4 x 25 inches, folding as issued to 9 x 5 inches. 4 inch split along lower vertical fold, tear at left edge about 1/2 inch into map image, little paper loss at one fold intersection not affecting map image, one short tear in image at lower left. Overall good clean condition. Map number VII from the "Report on Interoceanic Canals and Railroads between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans." Shows the route of a canal from the Gulf of San Blas to the Bay of Panama with the Mandinga River and the Bayano River; Profile at lower edge. .

$125.00

Life Magazine.  COMPLETE YEAR 1939 in original wrappers.
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Life Magazine. COMPLETE YEAR 1939 in original wrappers.

By WORLD'S FAIR / WORLD WAR II)

Chicago.: Life Publishing Co.. 1939.. 52 issues of the magazine (never bound) for the year 1939: black and white photo illustrations with many color ads, 11 x 8 3/4 inches, each issue in color pictorial wrappers as issued. Overall light wear to some covers with address stamped on back cover of each issue. January 30, April 4, August 7 and November 20 issues have very soiled / creased covers. Dampstaining to May 15 issue. Several magazines have a light vertical crease at the centre from folding for mailing. November 27 issue has loose centerfold. Overall very good condition. A fascinating view of popular culture and world events as World War II looms on the American horizon. Cover subjects include Joe DiMaggio, Bette Davis, Tallulah Bankhead, New York World's Fair, Neville Chamberlain, Anne Lindbergh, Eleanor Roosevelt, Annapolis Grads, Japan home guard, German Uboats and English self defense. Many color advertisements including Coca-Cola, automobiles, etc. .

$750.00

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