Author Archives: Ray Boas

c1925 – DREAMLAND – AMUSEMENT PARK CUT-OUT ACTIVITY BOOK

c1925 – DREAMLAND – AMUSEMENT PARK CUT-OUT ACTIVITY BOOK – UNCOMMON – CHILDREN’S and “BIG KID” FUN Drawings and text by Gerta Ries, and published circa 1925 by the Atlantic Book & Art Corporation in New York, printed in Germany. Pictorial … Continue reading

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MAP OF CHESHIRE CO. NEW HAMPSHIRE FROM ACTUAL SURVEY BY L. FAGAN 1858

MAP OF CHESHIRE CO. NEW HAMPSHIRE FROM ACTUAL SURVEY BY L. FAGAN 1858 with an historical sketch by David R. Proper. Published by Old Maps, West Chesterfield, NH, 1981. The is a complete reproduction of the 1858 Map of Cheshire … Continue reading

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1887 – SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN ARCHITECTS & BUILDERS –11 COLOR PLATES

1887 – SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN ARCHITECTS & BUILDERS11 COLOR PLATES Bound together are five issues (detailed below) as the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDERS EDITION. Front cover detached, rear cover torn in two (both parts present) and tears to some black … Continue reading

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L. FRANK BAUM – THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS

1902 – L. FRANK BAUM – THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS – FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE Published by The Bowen-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, IN. Good, decorated red cloth, 206 pages, endpapers tad cracked (paper only not the hinges), book … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS BOOKLETS TO ENJOY AND DISPLAY

Two Offerings to Scroll Through here and Enjoy FOUR (4) VINTAGE CHRISTMAS BOOKLETSFUN TO DECORATE WITH AND READ Offered as a lot are these four softcover Christmas holiday booklets, the largest of which measures about 5 inches by 7 1/8 … Continue reading

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EIGHT 1870s FURNITURE CATALOGUES – UNIQUE COLLECTION

EIGHT 1870s FURNITURE CATALOGUES Offered as a lot are eight FURNITURE CATALOGS from the 1870s (there is one duplicate – seven different). I have had these in storage for a long time, and do not remember when or where I … Continue reading

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1914 – LITTLE WIZARD STORIES OF OZ – L. FRANK BAUM — UNCOMMON TITLE

1914 – LITTLE WIZARD STORIES OF OZ – L. FRANK BAUM UNCOMMON L. Frank Baum title published in 1914 by The Reilly & Britton Co., Chicago, Illinois. First edition, first printing with semi-glossy text pages (second printing has rough/coarse paper … Continue reading

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c1920-30s – HUNTLEY & PALMERS BOOK SHAPED BISCUIT TIN

c1920-30s – HUNTLEY & PALMERS BOOK SHAPED BISCUIT TIN As an out-of-print bookseller I have collected many items that resemble books, but are not books. Over the past over 25 years I have been able to add to my collection … Continue reading

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c1894 – TALES TO DELIGHT FROM MORNING TILL NIGHT – RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS No. 1109

c1894 – TALES TO DELIGHT FROM MORNING TILL NIGHT – RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS No. 1109 I have had this book put away for years, and have never found another copy for sale or sold. The only reference I have … Continue reading

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1884 – A WONDER-BOOK FOR GIRLS AND BOYS by NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE

1884 – A WONDER-BOOK FOR GIRLS AND BOYS by NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, illustrations by F. S. CHURCH Published by Houghton, Mifflin and Co. (1884), Boston, 150pp , an extremely clean, tight and bright copy of this work illustrated by F. S. Church. … Continue reading

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