Author Archives: Ray Boas

c1938 – MASKEE – A SHANGHAI SKETCHBOOK by FRIEDRICH H. SCHIFF

c1938 – MASKEE – A SHANGHAI SKETCHBOOK by FRIEDRICH H. SCHIFF Accordian, concerina-style album, measuring about 7 5/8 inches by 10 1/2 inches, bound in red silk covers. 21 plates of hand-coloured cartoons. Copy 239 of an unstated limited edition, … Continue reading

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1883 – BROOKLYN BRIDGE OPENING INVITATION – TIFFANY & CO. ENGRAVING

1883 – BROOKLYN BRIDGE OPENING INVITATIONTIFFANY & CO. ENGRAVING Original engraved invitation by Tiffany & Co., measuring about 8 9/16 inches by 6 1/4 inches, printed on a “heavy stock” paper. With a light touch you can feel the raised … Continue reading

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1906 – BUSTER BROWN’S AMUSING CAPERS — COMIC STRIP

1906 – BUSTER BROWN’S AMUSING CAPERS — COMIC STRIP Copyright by New York Herald Company, published by Cupples & Leon Company, New York. Cloth spine, pictorial boards (not thick and heavy) and pages printed on heavy newsprint. Measures about 11 … Continue reading

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c1910 – LARDER LODGE – VERSES BY B. PARKER and ILLUSTRATED BY N. PARKER – SEASIDE RESORT

c1910 – LARDER LODGE – VERSES BY B. PARKER and ILLUSTRATED BY N. PARKER – SEASIDE RESORT Published by: W. & R. Chambers, Limited, London & Edinburgh. Pictorial boards with edgewear as seen in the images – measuring about 9 … Continue reading

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1898 – PICTURES FROM SCRIBNER’S – SELECTED FROM SCRIBNER’S MAGAZINE

Reprints of illustrations from Scribner’s magazine from roughly the years 1888-1898. Published in about 1898 in a fold over portfolio with cloth hinges and wood veneer boards.  Inside are the black and white prints on sheets measuring about 9 3/4 … Continue reading

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1928 – UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE SONG BOOK and NEW HAMPSHIRE COLORS

1928 – UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE SONG BOOKand NEW HAMPSHIRE COLORS Perfect gift for your historically minded UNH student, graduate, or your own collection. Offered together from the original family, whose member attended UNH, are the UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE … Continue reading

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1921 – FINGER PRINT MAGAZINE – 12 ISSUES – COMPLETE YEAR

1921 – FINGER PRINT MAGAZINE – 12 ISSUES – COMPLETE YEAR “A Monthly Journal Devoted to the Science of Finger Print Identification” published by the University of Apple Science, Chicago, Illinois. First published in 1919, and continued to about 1972 … Continue reading

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WATERBURY CLOCKS: HISTORY, IDENTIFICATION & PRICE GUIDE by Tran Duy Ly.

WATERBURY CLOCKS: HISTORY, IDENTIFICATION & PRICE GUIDE by Tran Duy Ly. Published by the Arlington Book Company, Arlington, Virginia, 1989. Softcover, 304 pages, about 8 3/8 inches by 10 7/8 inches. Black and White illustrations. Instead of cataloguing this copy … Continue reading

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c1880s BOUDOIR PHOTO J. A. FRENCH – JAFFREY CENTER, NH – MEETING HOUSE, CUTTER’S HOTEL

Uncommon Jaffrey Center, New Hampshire Boudoir size mounted photograph on card measuring 5 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches (named Boudoir size). Images found in this size dating from 1850s to 1920s. This image taken by photographer J. A. FRENCH from … Continue reading

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1927-1928 – LE MIROIR DE LA BELGIQUE – Three Volume Set – THE MIRROR OF BELGIUM

Introduction du Comte Carton de Wiart, Ministre d’Etat. Texte de MM. Thomas Braun; Georges Virrès; Georges Garnir; Baudoin van de Walle; Rodolphe de Saegher; Ed. de Bruyn; Jules Destrée; Joseph Demarteau; Charles Gheude. Published by Aux Editions N. E. A, Paris. … Continue reading

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