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A Map of Cornwall from the Best Authorities.

By ENGLAND - CORNWALL) Cary, John.

London.: John Stockdale.. 1805.. A detailed copper engraved map of Cornwall, hand-colored, published to accompany Richard Gough's 1805 edition of Camden's Britannia. Inset map of Scilly Islands. Text on map states "Published by John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 16th March 1805. Engraved by J. Cary." Map is on two sheets (joined) measuring 16 ¾ x 22 ¾ inches and is closely cropped along the top border, with residue of library stamp in top left margin. Accompanied by 23 pp of text and a full-page black and white plate of antiquities signed by Fras. Cary, Sculpt. Map in very good clean condition. .

$245.00

Bubbling Well Road, Shanghai, China.
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Bubbling Well Road, Shanghai, China.

By CHINA - SHANGHAI)

T. W. Ingersoll.. No date. Ca. 1903.. Stereoview card (2 color images on a 3 1/2 x 7 inch card). Light wear to edges, good condition. Stereo views were very popular at the turn of the twentieth century; when the stereo card was placed in a stereoscope a 3-D view was created. Number 1369. .

$30.00

Pidgin-English Sing-Song or Songs and Stories in the China-English Dialect. With a Vocabulary.

By CHINA - PIDGIN-ENGLISH LANGUAGE)

London.: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, & Co. Ltd.. Fourth Edition.. 1897.. viii+139+3 pages publishers ads, 6 3/4 x 5 inches, pictorial orange cloth-covered boards. Overall light soiling to covers with small ink mark at upper edge of front cover, previous owner's name stamped at top right of title page, toning to endpapers, interior tight and clean. Good or better condition. Interesting introduction discussing the characteristics of pidgin-English "that dialect of our language which is extensively used in the seaport towns of China as a means of communication between English or Americans and the natives." There then follows two sections: Ballads and Stories, with appendices of Pidgin-English Vocabulary and Pidgin-English Names. .

$95.00

Among the Junks on River at Shanghai, China.
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Among the Junks on River at Shanghai, China.

By CHINA - SHANGHAI)

T. W. Ingersoll.. Copyright 1903.. Stereoview card (2 color images on a 3 1/2 x 7 inch card). Light wear to edges, very good condition. Number 1368. Stereo views were very popular at the turn of the twentieth century; when the stereo card was placed in a stereoscope a 3-D view was created. .

$30.00

Map of the Railroad Lines in the Pennsylvania System.

By PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD)

Philadelphia.: Pennsylvania Railroad Co.. 12-31- 1898.. Hand-colored map of the Pennsylvania Railroad system and ten affiliated lines (color coded on the map) on sheet approximately 11 x 32 inches. The line's reach extends as far north as Mackinaw City in Michigan and as far west as Keokuk, Iowa, and St. Louis, Missouri. Allen, Lane, and Scott, Engravers and Printers, are identified in the lower left corner of the map. An uncommon item in very good clean condition. The source of the map has not been identified. .

$165.00

Fifth Avenue Theatre.
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Fifth Avenue Theatre.

By THEATRE PROGRAM) Sheridan, Richard Brinsley.

New York.: Fifth Avenue Theatre, Eugene Tompkins, Lessee.. 1888.. Program, printed on silk (or a silk-like fabric) for the opening of the Fifth Avenue Theatre’s "Regular Season 1888-1889," Monday October 29th, featuring a production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s comedy "The Rivals" starring Mrs. John Drew as "Mrs. Malaprop, Mr. Joseph Jefferson as "Bob Acres," and Mr. John Gilbert as "Sir Anthony Absolute." The program measures approximately 14 x 10 ¾ inches and, in addition to the front page, consists of two interior pages and a rear page. Each of these contain advertising unrelated to the stars or the production. Sheridan’s play was presented in an adaptation by Joseph Jefferson. Regarding the bringing together of three theatrical luminaries in the same play, the New York Times wrote (October 29, 1888) as follows: "The novelty lies in the fact that (the trio) will appear together in one company, making what may be justly called a star cast, and a fact which adds greatly to the interest aroused by this artistic combination is that each of the three players named has passed the half-century stone in his or her professional career. The aggregate service of these three artists in the dramatic profession amounts to 171 years." Following the run in New York City, the production was scheduled to move to Brooklyn and then to Boston for limited runs. The program is an exceptional and no doubt rare piece of theatrical ephemera and, despite its age, in remarkably good condition. .

$225.00

The Old Folks at Home.

By SHEET MUSIC) Foster, Stephen.

London.: The Musical Treasury.. No date. Ca. 1860.. Sheet music (uncredited) for Stephen Foster’s "Swanee River," printed in London by the Musical Treasury, circa 1860. Cover image of a black male, hand to his heart, evidently reflecting on the "Old Folks" of years gone by. Short marginal tears; overall good condition. Address given on cover page is "London: Davidson, Peter’s Hill, Doctors’ Commons, South of St. Paul’s" with "Price Threepence." Short tears at (formerly) bound edge not impacting image. Overall good condition. Cover art is signed "T. H. Jones." .

$45.00

A Croquet Match.
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A Croquet Match.

By CROQUET) Leech, John (illus).

London.: Punch (Magazine).. 1862.. John Leech hand-colored illustration "A Croquet Match," sheet size 8 ¼ x 12 inches, from "Follies of the Year" as published in "Punch’s Pocket Book of 1862," a compact version of Punch’s Almanack. The illustration is accompanied by a separate page of text focusing on events of the year (1862). Very good clean condition; an engaging gift for a croquet lover. .

$40.00

San Francisco.
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San Francisco.

By CALIFORNIA - SAN FRANCISCO / MENU) Macouillard, Louis (illus).

Honolulu, Hawaii (?): Matson Lines.. 1968.. Matson Lines’ S.S. Lurline "Bon Voyage Menu," August 24, 1968. Cover art showing center-city San Francisco with the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance by Louis Macouillard. Very faint "bump" to top and bottom of front cover with slight skew along free edge. Overall very good clean condition; one of Macouillard’s most iconic Matson menus. .

$28.00

Recettes Ex Quises De La Californie Par Notre Chef.
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Recettes Ex Quises De La Californie Par Notre Chef.

By CALIFORNIA - LOS ANGELES / RECIPES) Ed, Carl (illus).

Los Angeles.: The Ambassador Hotels System.. No date. Ca. 1923. Booklet, black and white illustrations, unpaginated, 7 3/4 x 4 inches, color pictorial wrappers. Very good condition, first page loose. Features recipes such as California Figs Romanoff and Lobster al la Newburg alongside black and white photo illustrations and cartoons by Carl Ed. .

$20.00

Nordic Twilight.
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Nordic Twilight.

By WORLD WAR II PAMPHLET) Forster, E. M.

London.: Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. First Edition.. 1940.. Pamphlet, No. 3 in a series identified as Macmillan War Pamphlets; paper wraps, 7 ¼ x 4 ¾ inches, 32 pp. Forster begins his essay as follows: "This pamphlet is propaganda, I believe that if the Nazis won they would destroy our civilisation. I want to say why I think this. I want to persuade others to think as I do." Fading to front and rear covers; contents in good condition. .

$45.00

London Transport: Its Locomotives.
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London Transport: Its Locomotives.

By LOCOMOTIVES - UNITED KINGDOM -iIllustrated guide to rollingstock) Densham, P.

London.: London Passenger Transport Board.. Second Edition.. 1947.. Staple-bound volume in stiff paper wraps, 5 ½ x 4 ½ inches, 32 pp. Illustrated with photos and line drawings of rolling stock (various classes), map of the Metropolitan Railway system, flow chart showing evolution of various lines between 1863 and 1933, and text providing "Complete Details of All Locomotive Stock of London Transport and its Constituents between 1863 and 1946." Good condition, with light soiling to jacket. .

$32.00

Bacon's Gem Map of London and Suburbs.
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Bacon's Gem Map of London and Suburbs.

By ENGLAND - LONDON)

London.: G. W. Bacon.. 1920s?. Folded color map with linen backing in covers 5 ¾ x 3 ¼ inches. When open, map measures 19 ½ x 24 ¾ inches. Map depicts King George V Dock (opened in 1921) suggesting an early 1920s publication date. Cover of map depicts Trafalgar Square. Map in very good clean condition. Code in lower left margin of map reads M-1722, possibly indicating year of publication. .

$85.00

1967-68 Alabama Official State Map.
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1967-68 Alabama Official State Map.

By ALABAMA - ROAD MAP) Lurleen Wallace, Governor.

Montgomery, Alabama.: State Highway Department.. 1967-1968.. Folded highway map 9 x 4 inches unfolding to colorful map of the state 18 x 27 inches with inset maps depicting major routes through key cities. Picture of George Wallace and Lurleen Wallace on front cover. Four years prior George Wallace stood at the door of the University of Alabama's Foster Auditorium to block the entry (unsuccessfully) of two black students. The 50-year-old map is in good clean condition. Verso of map highlights, in text and images, scenic and recreational features of the state. .

$48.00

The Shopper's Paradise.
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The Shopper's Paradise.

By SINGAPORE FREE PORT)

Singapore.: Tourist Office, Ministry of Culture.. Circa 1960.. Folded brochure 9 x 4 inches promoting Singapore as a "Shopper's Paradise." Listed on three panels are various types of merchandise with info regarding "where to buy." Goods include Radios, Watches, Antiques, Ivory and Jade, Carpets, Cameras, Jewelry, Furs, and more. Beneath each listing is an area in the city in which the goods described can most readily be found. For example: "Cameras" are found particularly in "Raffles Arcade, Raffles Place, High Street, North Bridge Road, Cross Street, and Middle Road." Facilitating the search is a two-panel map of the city in which "only the general shopping streets are shown." Brochure in very good clean condition. An interesting, if not very practical, ephemeral item. .

$55.00

Rubber and the Home.
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Rubber and the Home.

By RUBBER GOODS)

London.: The Rubber Growers’ Association, Inc.. first & last. 1928.. Photo-illustrated booklet in brown paper wraps, 8 ¼ x 5 ½ inches, 52 text pp. and, at rear, xii pages of advertising. An all-inclusive discussion of rubber products circa 1928; booklet in very good clean condition. Title page text reads: "Being a Compendium of the Domestic, Sports and General Uses of Rubber." The booklet opens with a short history of rubber production, examining resources initially found in Brazil, Malaya, and India. Following this Introductory material, the booklet examines (exhaustively) the utility of rubber in the home: flooring, sponges, rubber flowers, sponge rubber cushions, rubber brushes, hot water bottles, clothing, footwear, and much more. Compelling reading for rubber fanciers. .

$45.00

Goodrich Road Map of Washington.
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Goodrich Road Map of Washington.

By WASHINGTON STATE - AUTOMOTIVE ROAD MAP)

Akron, Ohio.: Goodrich Travel and Transport Bureau.. 1920.. Folded road map of Washington state, 3 ¾ x 8 ¼ inches, unfolding to 18 ½ x 24 inches. Gravel roads dominate, with paved roads shown in the vicinity of Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma and Portland Oregon. Remarkably, vast areas of the map are totally devoid of roads. Numerous villages and small towns are identified on the map. Verso of map lists Goodrich Company's "Travel & Transport Bureau" locations throughout the country. Also featured on verso are small road maps of Seattle, Tacoma, and Spokane. The B.F. Goodrich Company was founded in 1869, relocating the following year from New York State to Akron, Ohio. Their "Travel Bureau" was a useful extension of their primary endeavor, manufacturing automotive tires. A listing of their extensive "Travel Bureau" locations in the U.S. appears on one folded panel. .

$95.00

Tourist Map of NZ.
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Tourist Map of NZ.

By NEW ZEALAND) South Pacific Wonderland map.

Wellington, New Zealand.: New Zealand Department of Tourist & Publicity.. Circa 1954.. Folded brochure promoting tourism, 8 ½ x 3 ¾ inches, unfolding to full page "Tourist Map" 17 x 11 inches. Very good clean condition, save for rear panel of folded map, which is lightly soiled, not impacting map on verso. Small icons identify approaching airplanes (from Sydney, Vancouver, Los Angeles) and passenger ships (from San Francisco, London, etc.). Elsewhere on the map, icons identify recreations such as skiing, fishing, etc. as well as thermal attractions, glaciers, mountains, lakes, and more. The highways of North and South Island, red in coloring, are also prominently featured. An attractive vintage map designed by the country's "Lands & Survey Department." .

$85.00

The Great North Road.
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The Great North Road.

By ENGLAND / SCOTLAND) Harper, Charles G.

Cheltenham, England.: Ed. J. Burrow.. Presumed first.. 1911.. Volume 8 in a series of motoring Guide Books issued by the Royal Automobile Club in 1911, 7 x 4 1/2 inches. Title page boasts "20 Maps and Plans and 65 Coloured and Monochrome Illustrations." Pictorial paper wrappers, 200 pp in length, features numerous advertisements for motor cars, motorists' attire (male and female) and lodging facilities along the route from London to Edinburgh. Key to the maps included in volume found on folded page opposite p. 10. Also included, loose, a folded Map of the Dukeries. Covers show wear and soiling; paper loss to spine, ink stamp reading "Specimen Copy" on front cover. Presumed first edition of the series issued by the R.A.C., with Publisher's Foreword dated 1911 opposite p. 10a. Sepia photo opposite p. 11 provides a stunning view of the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London. Uncommon; no WorldCat listing for this item. Companion Volumes in the Series as follows: North of England, South of England, East Anglia, West of England, The Midlands, North Midlands, Wales, Scotland, Ireland. .

$225.00

Cornwall.
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Cornwall.

By ENGLAND - CORNWALL)

Dundee & London.: Valentine & Sons.. Circa 1960.. "Uniquefold" pictorial map of Cornwall, 6 x 7 inches, unfolding to four panels measuring 12 x 14 inches. The colorful map depicts aspects of history, sites of scenic interest, recreational activities, etc. Clothing suggests a 1960s date of publication. Map in very good clean condition. .

$60.00

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