Author Archives: Ray Boas

1870 – TWENTY YEARS AMONG THE BULLS AND BEARS OF WALL STREET by MATTHEW HALE SMITH

1870 – TWENTY YEARS AMONG THE BULLS AND BEARS OF WALL STREET by MATTHEW HALE SMITH 1870 First Edition – there were later printings – J. B. Burr & Company, Hartford, Conn., 557 pages, 12 black and white full page … Continue reading

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THE UNITED STATES AND NEW-HAMPSHIRE REGISTER FOR THE YEAR 1797 

1797 – THE UNITED STATES AND NEW-HAMPSHIRE REGISTER FOR THE YEAR 1797 BEING THE 21ST-22ND, OF NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE Printed at Dover (New Hampshire) For the citizens of the United States by Samuel Bragg, Jr. Well worn, and been resewn, front … Continue reading

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1848-1849 – THE NEW ENGLAND OFFERING – LOWELL MILL WORKERS WRITINGS

1848-1849 – THE NEW ENGLAND OFFERING – LOWELL MILL WORKERS WRITINGS Harriet Farley, editor and publisher; published at Lowell, 23 Central Street, 1849 (title page with illustration. The New England Offering was a collection of journal entries that were written by female mill … Continue reading

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ORIGINAL FISH CHROMOLITHOGRAPHIC PRINTS – SHERMAN F. DENTON 

As I am enjoying watching a good snowfall begin, I am working on one project that I started over two years ago, but goes back over two decades – illustrating, pricing, and offering for sale the original Sherman F. Denton … Continue reading

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL – UNCOMMON EDITIONS – Charles Dickens

I first visited Charles Dickens home in London in 1990 and became fascinated with A CHRISTMAS CAROL and began collecting different editions of the tale and ephemera. I wanted to do readings in my bookshop in Haddonfield, NJ, but that … Continue reading

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FOUR (4) VINTAGE CHRISTMAS BOOKLETS 

FOUR (4) VINTAGE CHRISTMAS BOOKLETS – FUN 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 inches.  Included are (left to right, … Continue reading

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OTTOMAN EMPIRE IN MINIATURES

OTTOMAN EMPIRE IN MINIATURES – Five Folders with Color Plates – PRINTS Published for the Turkish Republic Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ankara by The Historical Research Foundation, Ankara and Istanbul. Each folder was published with twenty color plate on … Continue reading

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circa 1915 – BUILDING PARKSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD – CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY – NJ 

An extensive archive (29 items) documenting building of Parkside in Camden From 1990 to 1995 my bookshop was in Haddonfield, NJ. In working with some cartons put away since that time, I just uncovered an archive of 29 items surrounding … Continue reading

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ANTHONY THE MAN THE COMPANY THE CAMERAS – AN AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHIC PIONEER

1982 – ANTHONY THE MAN THE COMPANY THE CAMERAS – AN AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHIC PIONEER: 140 YEAR HISTORY OF A COMPANY FROM ANTHONY TO ANSCO TO GAF – by William and Estelle Marder. Pine Ridge Publishing Company, good with good dust … Continue reading

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WORLD’S FAIR SOUVENIRS and MEMORABILIA

I have collected World’s Fair items for over five decades. I have enjoyed the search, and enjoyed several fairs as well: 1964 New York World’s Fair, and Expo 67. In addition I have explored many sites of previous fairs: 1958 Brussels … Continue reading

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