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    Ambrotype photograph of little girl. 1/16 th plate. Ca. 1860 by Anonymous

    No binding. Good. Frame size: 6,5 x 5,2 cm. Top left corner little piece of glass missing (hardly visible), else in good condition. Early Photography



    Heritage Headlines; A 200-Year News History from Saint John by Freeman, Jim/ Sullivan, Gene (eds.)

    Saint John, N.B.: Heritage Promotions (1984), 1984 Large format white softcover with Marco Polo (Ship) in Colour. Reprints of local news stories. Just the thing to help newcomers feel at home by catching up with local history. The shooting of Officer O'Leary, the rescue from the McAvity smokestack, and the Bricklin boondoggle share space with other one-time local events as well as local responses to worldwide issues. Two minor edge nicks. Approx. 96 pp.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good Plus to Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Photos. 10x14 in..



    Ecosse. carnet de bord d'un pecheur d'images by P. /Mahe, P. Plisson

    Le Chêne, 1998. in4 Relié paperback. Très Bon Etat. jaquette etat d'usage.



    Parlor Songs for Piano and Organ

    Words and music to ten songs. No publishing information or date. Spine soiled.. Academic Edition. Soft Cover, Stapled. Good Plus/No Jacket. 9 x 12 in..



    Go Great Western: History of Great Western Railway Publicity by Roger Burdett Wilson

    Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1987. 208 pages, 450g. Pictorial laminated boards Near MINT. Illustrated with b/w drawings. Fascinating study of how the Great Western used books, guides, puzzles, films and magazines to advertise the railway and promote travel. With checklists for published material and for the jigsaw puzzles. This is an updated revision by Colin Judge of the 1970 edition. 208 pages.. 2nd Extended Edition. Hard Cover. Near MINT. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.




    N.P.: Private Libraries Assoc. and the Bookplate Society, 1976. cloth. 8vo. cloth. xxii, 185 pages. First edition. A catalogue of dated personal labels printed in Britain to the year 1760. It is a very impressive study of bookplates and other identifying marks in books. The appendices cover early American labels, printers' gifts and book stamps.



    Birth of a Nation Poster by GRIFFITH D.W

    1921. (GRIFFITH, D.W.). Birth of a Nation Poster. No place, [1921]. Broadside, measuring 29 by 41 inches, closely framed. $6000.Very large original movie poster produced for the 1921 re-release of D.W. Griffith's pioneering film, The Birth of a Nation.Griffith's dramatization of the American Civil War and Reconstruction, based on Thomas Dixon's 1905 novel The Clansmen, was immediately controversial for its racist depiction of African Americans and its heroic portrayal of the Ku Klux Klan; it is now considered instrumental in the revival of the KKK in the 1920s. The poster, composed entirely of text in red and black within a black border, reads: ""The Supreme Picture / Of All Time! / Birth / Of A / Nation / D.W. Griffith's / 8th Wonder of the World / 18,000 People / 3,000 Horses / 3 Years to Produce!"" First released in 1915, the 1921 re-release elicited the comment ""The supreme picture of all time"" from the New York Mail, used here as the opening line. This rare poster may be an example of a job printing for a local movie house. Fine condition.



    The Black Panther: Intercommunal News Service - Vol.XVII, No.29 (January 7, 1978) by [AFRICAN AMERICANS] [BLACK PANTHER PARTY] NEWTON, Huey P. (contributor)

    Oakland: Black Panther Party, 1978. First Edition. Paperback. Contents include articles on the La Perralta rent strike, urban housing and issues facing Black urban tenants, racism, cop killings, the court battles of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, and an excerpt from Huey P. Newton's Revolutionary Suicide, et al. Tabloid (38cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 28pp; illus. Horizontal fold at center, light wear and toning to extremities, with a touch of dustiness and previous owners printed name on front wrapper; Very Good+.



    Chevrolet For 1938 The Car That Is Complete

    General Motors Sales Corporation, Detroit, MI, 1937. 8" X 10" [Oblong] in heavy paper covers. Covers have a few scuffs and light creases: VERY GOOD or better condition. Great color illustrations of the various models that year. Cut-away view of the "Master Deluxe model. Nice art work. 16pp counting covers. This is a nifty old sales brochure for the various models of the 1938 Chevrolet. Old "Botnik Chevrolet, Binghamton, NY " Ink Stamp on back cover.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket.



    Original poster: "12 Años de Lucha" by [GRAPHICS - LATIN AMERICA] Fuerzas Populares de Liberación Farabundo Martí [FPL]

    N.p. [San Salvador?]: FPL, 1982. Poster celebrating the twelfth anniversary of the Fuerzas Populares de Liberación "Farabundo Martí" (FPL). The FPL was one of five Marxist organizations that joined, in 1980, to form the FMLN, which is today the mainstream left party of El Salvador. The still somewhat provisional nature of the alliance in 1982 may be gauged from the fact that in this poster the FPL continues to maintain its own identity, publishing under its own imprint and adding a caption in the lower margin "Miembro del FMLN." Photo-illustrated with five scenes from the Salvadoran civil war, including active scenes combat, surrounding a quote by the Communist revolutionary leader Cayetano Carpio (aka "Marcial"). Not found in OCLC, though web search does turn up a copy at IISH (Netherlands). Photolithograph in colors; 56.5cm x 37.5cm (ca 22-1/4" x 15-1/2"). A vivid, unfaded example, free of wear; Fine.



    Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Johnstown, N.Y., Dedicated Sept. 5th, 1910 - Vintage Postcard

    Johnstown, NY: Smith, Printer, 1910. Ephemera. Postmarked 1910. Faint crease. Condition is very good+. ; 14 x 8.75 cm.



    Poster: Spaar de wereld. Red het oerwoud. Kap dus deze jungle [Save the world. Save the jungle. So cut down this jungle] by VESSER, Louis

    The Netherlands: Aktie Strohalm and the World Wildlife Rangers, n.d., ca. 1982. Poster issued by the Aktie Strohalm, founded in 1970 and today known as the STRO), promoting environmental responsibility. The poster depicts two illustrations by Vesser, that on the left of a jungle suffering from deforestation, the one on the right depicting a different kind of jungle, a cityscape filled with smokestacks and fuel-spewing airplanes. Original pictorial poster (59.5x30cm.) printed offset in black on white glossy stock; very shallow crease to top right-hand corner, light wear from handling, else Very Good or better.



    Map of West Indies 1777 on Luncheon Menu m/s " Victoria" (Incres Line)

    Incres Line Luxury Cruises, 1968 m/s "Victoria" Luncheon menu for Wednesday, April 3, 1968. Full (unfolded) cover comprises a map of the West Indies "Exhibiting the English, French, Spanish, Dutch, & Danish Settlements with the Adjacent Parts of North & South America from the Best Authorities 1777." Map approx. 14x11 in. printed in full colour. Two copies available, priced individually.. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Unknown. 11x15 in. Overall.



    Poster: Stemlokaal [Polling Station] by OZ

    [The Netherlands, n.d. but ca. 1977]. Original pictorial poster (61x43cm) printed offset in black on white stock; minor wrinkling at corners from handling, else Very Good or better. Anti-parliamentary poster depicting two rows of identical men, one exiting, the other entering a polling station, the former with their mouths taped shut. OCLC no. 944001181 locates a similar poster in the Netherlands, though with disparate dimensions, attributed to Albo Helm, whose work is quite similar to the present piece.



    Albumen print no. 628 hieroglyphs temple Egypt ca. 1880 by Zangaki Brothers

    No binding. Good. Zangaki Brothers Albumen print mounted on board. Signed in negative at the bottom - Size of the board 38 x 30,5 cm. Size of the photograph ca. 28,5 x 22 cm. Condition: Some damage on the edges of the board, not affecting the print. Some fading as usual (see photograph) ¶ Adelphoi Zangaki (the Zangaki Brothers) (active 1870s - 1890s were two Greek photographers who specialized in historic or ancient Egyptian scenes, producing prints for the tourist trade. They occasionally worked with the Port Said photographer, Hippolyte Arnoux. Little is known about the brothers, except their initials, C. and G., and that they worked out of Port Said and Cairo.Their photographs of late 19th century Egypt, though produced for sale to the flourishing European tourist trade to Egypt, are highly prized by historians and collectors for their insights into life at the time. Images included views of the pyramids (e.g. Cheops or the Sphinx) and the cities. Early Photography



    Promotional poster for the 1938 Exploitation Film "Crime School" by [JUVENILE DELINQUENCY - FILM]

    [Los Angeles]: Warner Brothers, 1938. Paperback. Rare odd-size promotional broadside for the 1938 Warner Brothers exploitation drama "Crime School," starring Humphrey Bogart and the Dead End Kids. In addition to stills and renderings from the film, the piece includes a full plot synopsis - something not included on any of the dozens of other promotional items for the film we have inspected. Apparently produced for the New York premier in 1938, at the Astor Theatre, and likely produced not by the studio but the the theatre itself as part of its promotional campaign. Conceivably intended for distribution to the press, but we posit that the piece was more likely created for mailing to schools and civic organizations, who would no doubt be attracted to the film's "scared straight" approach to juvenile delinquency. Not seen at auction or in commerce. Lithograph in two colors, 21" x 16-1/2" (ca 54cm x 42cm). Vertical and horizontal fold lines; mild toning to paper on verso; Near Fine - Grade A/A-.



    NUMRICH GUN PARTS CORPORATION Catalog Supplement Summer 1999

    Numrich Gun Pars Corporation West Hurley, NY, 1999. 11" X 8" in paper covers with staple binding. Light crease across lower front corner. Otherwise, very nice: NEAR FINE. 144pp. Lots of interesting exploded diagrams of guns.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.



    No More Genocide In My Name by Insurgent Squeegee

    San Diego: Bay Area Coalition to Oppose War Preparations, 1980. Paperback. Superb mushroom-cloud graphic, with a quotation from folk/rock musician Holly Near, advertising a "Teach-In" at Laney College in Oakland. Designed and printed by the San Diego radical screenprinting collective Insurgent Squeegee. Original screenprint in four colors; 35" x 22-1/2" (ca 89cm x 57cm). Very minor surface rubbing, else Fine, Grade A.



    Collecting Printed Ephemera by Rickards, Maurice

    New York: Abbeville Press. Hardcover. 1988. 1st Edition. 8vo 224pp . Fine in Fine DJ. B&W and Color Illustrations .



    Monografie des Plakats. Entwicklung, Stil, Design by [GRAPHIC ARTS - POSTERS] SCHINDLER, Herbert

    München: Süddeutscher Verlag, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (28cm). Yellow paper-covered boards (hardcover); dustjacket; 275pp; illus. Includes bibliography. Fine, unmarked copy in lightly rubbed and edgeworn jacket; Near Fine. 315 works pictured and described, many in color.



    An Anniversary Book to John J. McDonald From His Friends of the Round Table Union League Club of Chicago by Unknown

    Private Printing. Near Fine. 1913. Full-Leather. Near Fine leather bound hardcover in a Very Good slipcase. Book is an appreciation gift for Mr. McDonald who was retiring. It is signed by his friends in the Union League Club of Chicago. Bound in dark green leather with McDonald plaid endsheets. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .



    A Meeting of American Radicals The British Scene Where It's At by [Anonymous Artist]

    N.p. [London, ca 1985?]. Universal calendar points to 1985 being the most likely date of creation for this vivid and graphically inspired poster, advertising a meeting of American radicals at the famed Conway Hall, long-time meeting place for radicals and intellectual center of the Conway Hall Ethical Society, thought to be the oldest continually-surviving freethought organization in the world. Original silk-screened poster, 29" x 20". Printed in two colors on heavy poster stock. Faint wrinkling throughout; light soil; Very Good +. Archivally hinged to acid-free backing, in gallery frame.




    United Kingdom: WH Smith, 1999. 4.5 x 14 in. Spiral bound.. 16 pp. Each page illustrated with a picture of different scenic spots on England.



    Poster: "AMERICA is the loser, too - when avoidable accidents stop production / The U.S. Army says - "Make Haste Safely." by SCHLAIKJER, [Jes Wilhelm] (artist)

    [Washington DC]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942. Superb example of this War Department poster created by J.W. Schlaikjer, where viewers are told that industrial accidents hinder America's ability to win the war and demonstrating the importance of workplace safety. Schlaikjer was a prominent artist from the DC area, who became Official Artist of the U.S. War Department in 1942, securing an office in the Pentagon, from which he issued a long series of wartime inspirational posters for morale and recruiting. Prior to the war, he created an extensive body of work for pulp magazines like Black Mask and Adventure, as well as mainstream publications like Red Book, Collier's, and Woman's Home Companion. Original illustrated poster, lithographed in colors and measuring 72.25cm x 102.5cm (28 3/8" x 40.25"). Professionally linen-backed, with old fold lines faintly visible; expert infilling and retouching to a few pinpoint areas at the intersection of upper-center folds; very Near Fine. A-.



    Je Suis (One Step) | Quel coq on a (Fox Trot) [Musicians Vintage French Piano Sheet Music] + Individual Sheets Of Music For Parts of the Orchestra by Fred Pearly (Music) and Darieux (Lyrics)

    Published by Éditions Fred Pearly 22, rue de Athènes, Paris 1945. 1945., 1945. Vintage sheet music without any covers. 10¾'' x 7''. Contains 30 pages (piano part concertina) folding sheet music. In Very Good condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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