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COLLECTING AUTOGRAPHS AND MANUSCRIPTS

By Hamilton, Charles (signed by the author)

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1961. HC. very good w/lightly worn dustjacket (hardcover) signed by author. B&W illustrations. Illustrated with more than Eight Hundred Facsimiles and other Reproductions. A readable and instructive guide to collecting autographs and manuscripts. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the Front Free Endpaper and with his obituary from the New York Times laid-in. 269pp.

$12.50

MAKING MONEY IN AUTOGRAPHS

By Sullivan, George (introduction by Charles Hamilton)

New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1977. HC. good w/good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0698107470 "How to profit by acquiring and selling letters and documents of the world's notables." 200 signatures reproduced. 223pp.

$6.00

PACKAGE AND PRINT: THE DEVELOPMENT OF CONTAINER AND LABEL DESIGN

By Davis, Alec

New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc, 1968. HC. good w/good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W and color illustrations. The first book on the history of packaging, and fascinating with great illustrations. 208pp.

$12.50

PROFILES IN HISTORY - AUTOGRAPH CATALOG 43 - AUTUMN 2006

By Profiles in History

Beverly Hills, CA: Profiles in History, 2006. PB. very good, wraps (softcover). B&W illustrations. 48pp.

$20.00

PROFILES IN HISTORY - HISTORICAL AUCTION 75 - JUNE 11, 2015

By Profiles in History

Calabasas, CA: Profiles in History, 2015. PB. fine, wraps (softcover). B&W and color illustrations. 212pp.

$25.00

LOUIS PRANG: COLOR LITHOGRAPHER - GIANT OF A MAN

By Freeman, Larry

Watkins Glen, NY: Century House, 1971. HC. good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) EX-LIB with usual markings. B&W and color illustrations. EXLIB WITH USUAL MARKINGS. Part of "The Library of Victorian Culture." The first study of Louis Prang, who in the late 1800s brought artistic sensitivity to the masses producing expensive museum-livel chromo-art copies for the home. Over shadowed by Currier and Ives, Prang introduced Art Education into the American Public Schools and developed the needed instruction books and supplies. Publishers know his as "Father of the Christmas Card." An interesting study of an interesting man and his work, this volume should be in the library of ephemera collectors. 192pp.

$10.00

MANUSCRIPTS - FALL 1976 - VOL. XXVIII - NO. 4 - PUBLISHED QUARTERLY BY THE MANUSCRIPT SOCIETY

By Lutz, Paul V. (editor)

Walnut Creek, CA: The Manuscript Society, 1976. PB. very good, wraps (softcover). B&W illustrations. p253 - p336.

$7.50

THE AMERICAN POSTCARD GUIDE TO TUCK

By Carver, Sally S.

Brookline, MA: Carves Cards, 1976. PB. very good, wraps (softcover) owner's address label. B&W illustrations. Includes a history of the Raphael Tuck & Sons Company, a glossary of Tuck's Printing Processes, and then discusses the various categories of their cards. OWNER'S ADDRESS LABEL ON FRONT COVER. 76pp.

$6.00

ABOUT 85 YEARS AGO: PHOTO POSTCARDS FROM AMERICA (CIRCA 1907 TO 1920)
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ABOUT 85 YEARS AGO: PHOTO POSTCARDS FROM AMERICA (CIRCA 1907 TO 1920)

By Chien, David

Niwot, CO: Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 1997. HC. very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 1570981507 Photographer and author David Chien has selected 89 images, printed on postcards and left by these anonymous photographers, weaving them together with beautifully crafted text to provide a poetic sketch of their lives and changing times. unpaginated.

$7.00

THE EPHEMERA JOURNAL: THE EPHEMERA SOCIETY OF AMERICA, INC. - VOLUME I 1987

By The Ephemera Society of America (compiled by)

Hillsboro, NH: Ephemera Society of America, 1987. PB. very good+, wraps (softcover). B&W and color illustrations. 48pp.

$12.00

GREAT FORGERS AND FAMOUS FAKES: THE MANUSCRIPT FORGERS OF AMERICA AND HOW THEY DUPED THE EXPERTS - SECOND REVISED EDITION
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GREAT FORGERS AND FAMOUS FAKES: THE MANUSCRIPT FORGERS OF AMERICA AND HOW THEY DUPED THE EXPERTS - SECOND REVISED EDITION

By Hamilton, Charles

Lakewood, CO: Glenbridge Publishing Ltd, 1996. HC. fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0944435408 This thoroughly documented book, containing hundreds of examples that show how to identify the best that the most skillful forgers have produced, will provide the expert and the amateur with his tools for self-protection. This book also chronicles the careers of America's most adroit and colorful manuscript forgers, telling who they were and how they swindled their victims. NOTE - THIS IS THE SECOND REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION. 294pp.

$50.00

HISTORY COMES TO LIFE: COLLECTING HISTORICAL LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS

By Rendell, Kenneth W.

Norman, OK: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1995. HC. fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0806127643 The author guides the reader through all aspects of collecting irresistible letters, manuscripts, and documents in virtually all subject areas from ancient times through the twentieth century. 279pp.

$15.00

AUTOGRAPHS - VERSES FROM NEW ENGLAND AUTOGRAPH ALBUMS 1825-1925

By Fowler, Alice S. (collected by)

Conyngham, PA: Pioneer Books, 1990. HC. fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover). ISBN 0962160709 The autograph album started as a sentimental records of friendship and affection among adults and then of younger people. 80pp.

$85.00

MAPS AND HISTORY: CONSTRUCTING IMAGES OF THE PAST
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MAPS AND HISTORY: CONSTRUCTING IMAGES OF THE PAST

By Black, Jeremy

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997. HC. fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover). B&W and color illustrations. ISBN 0300069766 267pp.

$5.00

THE SNAKE-OIL SYNDROME: PATENT MEDICINE ADVERTISING

By Bingham, A. Walker

Hanover, MA: Christopher Publishing House, 1994. HC. fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W and color illustrations. ISBN 0815804849 A reference work for the patent medicine phenomena. The ephemera considered include trade cards, posters, almanacs, advertising premiums, labels, calendars, billheads, stamps, bottles, tokens and music. The extensive index cross-references all of the images (approximately 500) by subject as well as product name. 166pp.

$70.00

MAPS AND VIEWS OF WASHINGTON AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

By Phillips, P. Lee

Norwich, VT: Terra Nova Press, 1996. HC. fine, black cloth (hardcover). B&W frontis. ISBN 0964900025 Originally published in 1900. In preparation for the centenary celebration, P. Lee Phillips created this list of maps and views from the vast collection in the Library of Congress. Now, almost one hundred years later, we still find his list important and useful. 87pp.

$5.00

THE BABY MADE ME BUY IT! A TREASURY OF BABIES WHO SOLD YESTERDAY'S PRODUCTS

By Muncaster, Alice L.; Sawyer, Ellen; and, Kapson, Ken

New York: Crown Publishers, Inc, 1991. PB. fine, wraps (softcover). over 120 color photographs. ISBN 0517582066 Introduces the reader to some of the most interesting and unusual advertising of yesteryear showing beautiful infants and toddlers "endorsing" products as diverse as cereal, soap, patent medicines and candy - from the late 1800s through the 1950s. 96pp.

$7.00

TRAIN AND TRANSPORT: A COLLECTOR'S GUIDE

By Anderson, Janice and Swinglehurst, Edmund (with an introduction by Maurice Rickards)

London: Bracken Books, 1989. HC. good w/good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W and Color illustrations. ISBN 1851702520 The full story of travel and transport is preserved in histories on library bookshelves. It is also conveyed, less formally but often more graphically, in the transient paper oddments which it has generated. Here, in tickets, notices, leaflets, labels, folders, billheads and other throwaways, is an epitome of Mankind's love affair with the way from A to B. 96pp.

$6.00

MENU DESIGN 2 - MARKETING THE RESTAURANT THROUGH GRAPHICS
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MENU DESIGN 2 - MARKETING THE RESTAURANT THROUGH GRAPHICS

By Radice, Judi (text by Jackie Comerford)

New York: PCB International Inc, 1987. HC. good w/good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W and Color illustrations. ISBN 0866360166 This volume gathers into one comprehensive and visually exciting volume the most detectable menus of the mid '80s. 256pp.

$12.50

REWARDS OF MERIT
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REWARDS OF MERIT

By Fenn, Patricia and Malpa, Alfred P.

Charlottesville, VA: Ephemera Society of America, 1994. HC. fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) previous owner's inscription. B&W and color illustrations. ISBN 094323168X TOKENS OF A CHILD'S PROGRESS AND A TEACHER'S ESTEEM AS AN ENDURING ASPECT OF AMERICAN RELIGIOUS AND SECULAR EDUCATION. Two hundred and fifty years of the American school experience are here brought to life in this first book ever published about awards given to school children by their teachers and proudly carried home to parents. 224pp.

$20.00

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