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The Prize for Girls and Boys.
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The Prize for Girls and Boys.

By ROUNDTREE, HARRY) Roundtree, Harry, et al. (illus).

London.: Wells Gardner, Darton, & Co.. 1910.. Children's monthly bound as a book dated 1910; volume 9 ½ x 7 inches, 164 pp., with 13 attractive color illustrations, including two by Harry Roundtree. Covers somewhat loose but firmly attached; both covers and spine show wear. Volume includes numerous black and white illustrations in addition to the color plates. Articles on a variety of topics, chiefly unattributed as to author. An engaging and nicely illustrated children's book. .

$48.00

Welcome to the Minnesota Iron Ore Country.
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Welcome to the Minnesota Iron Ore Country.

By MINNESOTA / IRON ORE MINING)

Duluth, Minnesota.: Oliver Iron Mining Division, U.S.S. Corp.. No date. Ca. 1953.. Booklet in paper covers that opens with a map locating "Mine Observation Stands" whereby tourists can view mine operations from vantage points along a 47-mile route between Marble and Eveleth, Minnesota, with the bulk of the viewing stands located within St. Louis County. The booklet opens with comments from Oliver Iron Mining Division President R. T. Elstad and progresses through a series of illustrated pages focusing on Iron Ore Mining, beginning with the Gross-Marble mine and progressing through Hibbling, the Sherman Group mines, mines in the Mesabi range, the Rouchleau and Spruce Mines, then focusing on the ore trains and hub for ore boats at Duluth/Superior harbor. Additional focus given to the Pilotac (Pilot Taconite Concentrator) plant that opened in Virgina in 1953. Very good clean condition. An uncommon booklet focusing on Iron Ore mining and processing, chiefly in St. Louis County, dating from the early 1950s. .

$40.00

Turkey in Asia.
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Turkey in Asia.

By TURKEY) Boynten, G., after M. Malte-Brun (cartographer).

Boston.: Samuel Walker.. No date. Ca. 1834.. Detailed and sharply delineated map titled "Turkey in Asia" after M. Malte-Brun. Image size 7 ½ x 9 ¼ inches. Sheet size 8 ¾ x10 ½ inches. Two very small foxing spots at right side of top border. Overall very good condition. The map was published by Samuel Walker in his edition of M. Malte Brun’s "System of Geography, Containing a Description of all the Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Provinces in the Known World." Below An attractive and very informative map. .

$125.00

It Pays to be Particular: Pyranol Capacitors.

By MANUFACTURING)

Boston.: General Electric.. 1938.. Spiral bound booklet 12 x 9 ¼ inches; 34 pp. The booklet is particularly interesting for the depression-era black and white photo illustrations of the manufacturing process. The photographs are evocative of a very demanding and laborious work environment. Very light soil to front cover bottom edge; contents in good clean condition. (Note: a capacitor is a device used to store an electric charge.) .

$35.00

The Meet.

By HUNTING) Fesch, C. A. (illus).

London.. No date. Ca. 1880s.. Color lithographic print 11 ¾ x 17 ¼ inches on sheet 17 x 23 inches titled "The Meet," presumably the first in a series of fox hunting scenes. No publisher information is provided on the print. Fresch’s signature appears in the lower right hand corner. There are crease marks entering the image at the top, but these are fairly unobtrusive. The print would present best if matted reasonably close to the image. An attractive and boldly colorful item, with condition issues attributable to age. Fesch was active in the 1880s through 1900s in England. He is known for sporting prints: sculling, cycling, and equestrian images. .

$325.00

Orpheum Portland Oregon.
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Orpheum Portland Oregon.

By THEATRE PROGRAM) Belasco, David.

Portland, OR.: The Pacific Northwest Orpheum Circuit.. 1912.. Theatre program for the touring company of "Madame Butterfly," the one act play adapted from John Luther Long's short story by director David Belasco. Eight "acts" are featured in the program, with "Madame Butterfly" the main attraction. The play starred Clara Blandick, whose career began on the stage and eventually led her to Hollywood, where she appeared in scores of films, usually in supporting roles. Her most famous film role likely was "Auntie Em" in "The Wizard of Oz." She committed suicide at age 82 in 1962, wracked with unrelenting arthritic pain for where there existed no satisfactory treatment. Also of interest in the program, under the heading "Next Week" (a listing of coming attractions) is the announcement of the upcoming appearance of "Will Rogers, Expert Lariat Thrower." An unusual program, more than a century old, in very good clean condition. Uncommon. .

$40.00

Panorama of the Great Wall of China.

By GREAT WALL OF CHINA)

Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society.. 02- 1923.. Folded photographic view of "The Great Wall of China near Nankow Pass." The view unfolds to a panorama 9 ½ x 45 ½ inches. Childish scribble on the back of one folded sheet (not impacting photo image) while folding sheet on extreme left end of panorama (9 ½ x 5 ¾ inches) has several light ripples, presumably as issued. Accompanying the Great Wall foldout is a copy of the National Geographic for February 1923 containing an article, illustrated with numerous photographs and several maps, titled "A Thousand Miles Along the Great Wall of China." Pencil notations on front cover of magazine; some paper loss at bottom of spine. Overall good condition. .

$35.00

Portland Consolidated Railway Company.
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Portland Consolidated Railway Company.

By OREGON - PORTLAND / STREET CAR LINES MAP)

Portland, OR.: Portland Consolidated Railway Company Map.. 1905.. Brochure, 7 x 4 ½ inches, with folded route map unfolding to 13 ¾ x 13 inches. In addition to the map showing the street car routes, verso of the unfolded map lists eight "enjoyable trips" on the line. Trips include "Portland Heights Loop Trip," "Willamette Heights Trip," "Mt. Tabor Trip," "St. Johns Trip," and several more. Unfolded grey-tone map provides clear representation of various routes serviced by the line. Very good clean condition, with modest paper loss in bottom left corner of map not impacting map or any text, as well as paper loss to rear cover, evidently caused when brochure was removed from an album. Summary: The history of street car lines in Portland is comprised of consolidations and "buy-outs" as different lines sought to dominate the city’s vital transport network. A useful website documenting this history is found at: http://www.pdxhistory.com/html/streetcars.html .

$115.00

Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon.

By ENCYCLOPEDIA VOLUME 7 "Fr" through "Gl")

Leipzig.: Bibliographisches Institut.. 1904.. Massive volume, 10 x 6 ¼ inches, 904 numbered pages. Ex-library volume: library stamp on spine, verso of front cover, and elsewhere, but not on illustrations. Numerous attractive maps and chromolithographic plates including flowers, ornamental plants, poisonous plants, tropical fruit, insects, Mammoth Hot Springs, etc. Many additional black and white plates. Contents in good clean condition. Heavy volume; extra postage likely. .

$95.00

Columbia River (269).

By COLUMBIA RIVER / AERONAUTICAL CHART)

Washington, D.C.: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.. Eighth Edition.. 10- 1948.. Aeronautical Chart of the Columbia River, tracing its course from the U.S. border with Canada in Eastern Oregon to the river’s mouth at Astoria and the Pacific Ocean at Astoria. First edition of the map given as April, 1945. The highly detailed map encompasses the states of Oregon and Washington. Overall good clean condition. .

$115.00

The Children's Friend.
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The Children's Friend.

By WAIN, LOUIS) Wain, Louis, et al. (illus).

London.: S. W. Partridge & Co.. 1905.. Hard cover book, red pictorial cloth, 9 ¼ x 7 ¼ inches, 192 pp. plus, at rear, publisher’s 20 pp. "Illustrated Catalog." Toning to boards with very small black spot bottom free edge of back cover, tiny thin gash top of spine, small dent top edge of rear cover, bookplate on verso of front cover, contents overall in good clean condition. Volume features two full-page illustrations by Louis Wain. At the front of the book is a two-panel color illustration featuring Wain cats: "Sweethearts" and "Let Us be Friends," while page 135 features a black and white illustration elaborated upon in a poem on the page opposite, "Mr. Tom’s Studio," with Mr. Tom and associates recreating themselves with stuffed birds. Grim stuff. .

$75.00

Philips' "Wayabout" Maps No. 1. Herein is a Pictorial Map Shewing the way about Cambridge. (Map title: Cambridge).

By ENGLAND - CAMBRIDGE) Hoffman, G. Spencer (cartographer).

London.: George Philip & Son.. 1929.. Folding map of Cambridge, England, in brown paper wraps 8 ¾ x 5 ¾ inches, unfolding to 16 ½ x 20 ¾ inches. 1 ½ inch tear at left margin were map is attached to folder, entering map slightly. Full title on front cover of folder reads: "Here is a Pictorial Map Shewing the way about Cambridge." It is Map No. 1 in the series. Text blocks at bottom of map identify, through numeric and letter listings, "Colleges," "Churches," and "University and Town Buildings." Except for the short marginal tear, map is in very good clean condition. An uncommon item; no WorldCat listing has been found. .

$375.00

Papaver Orientale. Eastern Poppy.
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Papaver Orientale. Eastern Poppy.

Botanic Garden, Lambeth Marsh.: W. Curtis.. [ 1788].. Hand-colored botanical engraving on laid paper 9 x 5 ¼ inches, Volume 2 plate 57, with text sheet. The plant is native to mountainous regions of Turkey and Iran. On the Smithsonian Libraries website they write: "Unlike the opium poppy, the Eastern poppy is not useful for making sleep-inducing opiates, and its seeds are not eaten. Instead, the Eastern poppy is a decorative garden plant that tends to come in shades of orange, red, pink, or white." Print is in very good clean condition. .

$115.00

Wills's Cigarette Picture-Card Album
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Wills's Cigarette Picture-Card Album

By 1930s WORLD AIRCRAFT CARDS)

Bristol, England.: W.D. & H.O. Wills.. No date. Ca. 1936.. Cigarette picture-card album in stiff card covers devoted to aircraft (chiefly) of the U.S., England, France, Germany and Australia. Very light surface soiling to covers. Album measures approximately 6 x 5 ½ inches and features 10 pages each holding 5 cards illustrating the variety of aircraft flown by major European, American and Australian airlines. Cards are held firmly in place in cut-away album pages with verso of card exposed when page is turned, allowing for descriptive text to be read. Contents in excellent clean condition. An uncommon album with regard to aircraft; very good clean condition with cover issues noted. .

$85.00

Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon.

By ENCYCLOPEDIA VOLUME 11 "Kim" through "Kuz")

Leipzig.: Bibliographisches Institut.. 1905.. Massive volume, 10 x 6 ¼ inches, 908 numbered pages. Ex-library volume: library stamp on spine, on verso of free end paper, and elsewhere, but not on illustrations. Numerous attractive maps and chromolithographic plates including fruit, hummingbirds, costume plates, coral reef, etc. Many additional black and white plates. Contents in good clean condition. Heavy volume; extra postage likely. .

$95.00

Color and Style in Bathroom Furnishing and Decoration.

By CATALOG OF BATHROOM FIXTURES)

Pittsburgh, PA.: Standard Plumbing Fixtures.. 1929.. Catalog, 12 x 10 inches, 55 pp., with extensive color illustrations of the Standard Company’s bathroom product line. Pictures conjure a deco world of opulent luxury, with illustrations that capture the elegance of spacious deco bathroom interiors. Booklet provides a listing of 10 colors available for fixtures; floorplans for 10 bathrooms; color illustrations of hardware plus numerous color illustrations of luxurious interiors. An uncommon and beautifully illustrated item; there appear to be no WorldCat listing for this publication. .

$285.00

Country Life. 1920 - 06.

By AMERICAN LANDSCAPE ARTISTS) Verress, J. Paul (cover illus).

Garden City, NY.: Doubleday, Page & Co.. Vol. XXXVIII No.2.. 06- 1920.. Illustrated magazine, 14 ½ x 10 inches; 152 pp. Magazine features extensive advertising in three high-end categories: costly real estate (for example, "The Castle at Greenwich"); show dogs ("Russian Wolfhounds," etc.) and automobiles (full page ads for "Owen Magnetic," "Cole Aero-Eight," "Marmon," Pierce-Arrow," and more.) Additional advertising for other expensive goods—jewelry, furniture, greenhouses, residence pipe organs, etc. Interesting poem by Rudyard Kipling "The Glory of the Garden." Covers loose from text block; spine of magazine frayed with paper loss, light damp ripple at bottom of pp. 1 thru 10 and 145 thru 152; chipping to edges of front cover; rear cover somewhat soiled; damage to page 105 (rectangular cut out). Contents overall in good condition. Illustrated articles of interest include profiles of contemporary American artists ("Interpreters of Nature") with their handiwork on view, in color: Cullen Yeats, Willard Metcalf, Edward Redfield, and Edward Dufner. The Gardens on the estate of Charles M. Schwab are featured; also, a photo illustrated article of female golfers. Additional features include Country Clubs of America, hooked rugs, and much more. A fascinating magazine focusing on the wealthy and their accoutrements, including refrigerators (ice boxes, really) and yachts. .

$135.00

Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon.

By ENCYCLOPEDIA VOLUME 7 "Er" through "Fr")

Leipzig.: Bibliographisches Institut.. 1904.. Description: Massive volume, 10 x 6 ¼ inches, 908 numbered pages. Ex-library volume: library stamp on spine, verso of front cover, and elsewhere, but not on illustrations. Numerous attractive maps and chromolithographic plates including flowers, game birds, fish, plants, insects, flags, etc. Many additional black and white plates. Contents in good clean condition. Heavy volume; extra postage likely. .

$95.00

Thor Rotary Irons.
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Thor Rotary Irons.

By ROTARY IRON INSTRUCTION BOOKLET)

Chicago.: Hurley Machine Company.. No date. Ca. 1928.. Photo-illustrated instruction booklet 8 ½ x 5 ½ inches, 16 pp., directing "How to Iron with Thor Rotary Irons (Electrically Heated)." Booklet provides step-by-step instructions on how to pass a very long morning shoving garments onto the circular heated roller without torching your laundry room or incurring serious upper-body injury. First page of booklet pictures a happy-go-lucky woman exiting the front door of her house, accompanied by a small child. One presumes the Rotary Iron has been taken out to the curb with a sign saying "FREE," and that everything requiring cleaning is now put in a bag for pickup by a Laundry Service. Cover of booklet has spotting in lower left corner, evidently caused by wax drippings; crease to first page, otherwise good condition overall. .

$35.00

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Service.
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Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Service.

By ROOSEVELT, THEODORE) Springer, Frank.

Santa Fe, New Mexico.: American Research).. 1919.. Booklet, 9 x 6 inches, 33 pp., preserving the address given by Frank Springer by Invitation of the Fourth Legislature of the State of New Mexico commemorating the life of Theodore Roosevelt. Some pencil notation on several pages and at top of front cover; ink notation at bottom of page 18; two loose pages at center of booklet; black and white photo of Roosevelt (as Rough Rider) on last page. Overall good clean condition. .

$35.00

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