1936 – THE STORY OF THE BOOKWORM – LEARY’S BOOK STORE, PHILADELPHIA – PLATE and BOOKLET

1936 – THE STORY OF THE BOOKWORM – LEARY’S BOOK STORE, PHILADELPHIA – PLATE and BOOKLET

In the early 1990s my bookshop was in Haddonfield, NJ, across the river from Philadelphia. Many of the libraries and collections of books I purchased had an old price in blue pencil on the front pastedown. A sign that the book had been sold at the iconic Leary’s Bookstore- that is how they marked their used books. Also over those years I collected much Leary’s ephemera which I need to get to get to the next “home.” But, I just got into a box from an estate I purchased almost 30 years ago – it was three generations of book collectors. Stuffed inside I found an 9 1/2 inch by 11 1/2 inch envelope addressed to the first generation of collectors. Inside is a copy of THE BOOK WORM sent out to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Leary’s Old Book Store in 1936. This copy (I have my own that I framed years ago) is still in the original glassine, but over time there was some shrinkage to the glassine thus causing some folds on the plate — BUT that is in the margins, and can be matted out easily, in fact my copy the way it is matted you would not see this fault.

AND, really scarce and included is THE STORY OF THE BOOK WORM, a small booklet measuring about 4 1/16 inches by 5 13/16 inches with 8 pages. The frontis is a B&W image of the BOOK WORM plate, and the rear cover a color image of Leary’s Store. Reprinted in 1936 from an article in The Evening Bulletin, laid in is a sheet indicating the recipient would also be receiving a “reproduction in full color of the famous painting.” This family dated (in pencil) almost everything. They received the booklet September 10, 1936. THIS BOOKLET IS EXTREMELY UNCOMMON.

Below you can see the effect the original glassing had on the margins of the plate – easily covered by a mat.

Price for the collection – $75
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25 POSTCARDS – MARLOW, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Some Real Photo

25 CARDS – MARLOW, NEW HAMPSHIRE – NH – POSTCARD COLLECTION – MANY REAL PHOTOS – RPPC 

Located a short distance from my bookshop this collection of cards nicely documents this small village in Cheshire County, NH with a population of a little over 700.  The Ashuelot River provided the water power to produce tools, furniture and wooden buckets from lumber cut nearby. By 1859, when the population was 708, there were seven sawmills, a gristmill, a carriage shop, a tin shop, and two tanneries in the village.

Sorry, the images are not as clear as I would like because of the glare from the sleeves the cards are in, but you see the subject of each.  I welcome questions, and if you would like to come and see them in person, that can be easily arranged, just contact me.  The cards range from Undivided Back to modern Chrome. Images include: Marlow Village from Bald Mountain; Main Street; Jones Hall; Marlow School; IOOF Hall and M.E. Church; Wenonah Isle; Library and Hall; Chester & Gordon Davis in uniform; and, more.

PRICE for the entire lot – $35
Shipping –  $6 secured in cardboard with tracking
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BUICK AUTOMOBILE LITERATURE and MANUALS – 1932, 1933, 1934 and 1950s

Offered below are several lots of Buick automotive literature, showroom brochures and booklets and some repair manuals. I will be adding some related advertisements once I can take images of them all. Any questions, or to place an order, please contact me. Thank you, RAY

1932 BUICK STRAIGHT EIGHT – THREE (3) SHOWROOM BOOKLETS – PROMOTIONAL PIECES – BROCHURES – CATALOGS – FOLDERS

Three 1932 Buick items offered as a lot, include two that have great color illustrations of body styles of the Straight-Eight series. Included are:
1 – BUICK 8 FOR 1932 – THE OUTSTANDING BUICK OF ALL TIME. Booklet measuring about 4 3/4 inches by 7 inches with 24 pages detailing all the features of Buick 8 in four series
2 – BUICK 1932 – SERIES 50 STRAIGHT EIGHT – EIGHT BODY TYPES – 114 INCH WHEELBASE – Measures about 11 1/4 inches by 7 3/4 inches and opens up four ways to a single image depicting eight body styles, all in grand color
3 – BUICK STRAIGHT EIGHTS 1932 – detailing three Series 32 – measures about 7 1/2 inches by 11 1/4 inches and then opens to three panels, and opening once again to a colorful poster showing 18 body styles of the Series 32-90; Series 32-28; and, Series 32.60

 

Price: $75 for the above lot
Shipping – $5.00 packed in cardboard for full protection and with tracking

 

THE NEW BUICK EIGHT FOR 1933 – Two Impressive Booklets plus Color sheets

These are three nice items for your Buick Eight collection, including a seldom seen large showroom brochure / booklet which measures about 10 1/8 inches by 10 1/4  inches before being opened up

First, directly below is this impressive large show room floor booklet. What sets this item apart are the fold out pages providing images of various models that increase in fold out size from about 15 inches to about 20 inches wide. The fold-out sections follow 23 pages of text detailing the Buick. Then the fold-0ut sections begin for SERIES 30 – SERIES 60 – SERIES 80 and SERIES 90. I have illustrated some of the sections below, but you will not be disappointed at all. There are 3 fold out pages for each series, thus a total of 12 great plates.

below on the right you see the tabs for the various SERIES that then open up for the colorful fold-out views of the various cars themselves.

following are two sample fold out sections

the second item in this lot is this 20 page sales floor booklet that measures about 7 1/2 inches by 4 7/8 inches, and also includes great color illustrations of the models, and black and white images of car details – on the cover it states, “4 NEW SERIES – 20 New Models … Longer Wheelbases … Lower Body Styles … Wind-Stream Styling … Fisher No-Draft Ventilation”

and completing this lot I am including three binder sheets of “Colors for 1933 Models” and “Color Schemes for 1933 Models” – how many of these have survived?

Price: $95 for the above lot
Shipping – $5
.00 packed in cardboard for full protection and with tracking

 

1934 BUICK – An AMAZING COLOR SHOWROOM CATALOG / BOOKLET / BROCHURE
WHEN BETTER AUTOMOBILES ARE BUILT …
BUICK WILL BUILD THEM

This is a breathtaking sales floor catalogue that measures about 12 1/8 inches by 9 1/8 inches. The date, 1934, is in small type at the bottom of page one. 36 pages covering Four-Door Club Sedan, Model Forty-One; Touring Sedan, Model Forty-Eight; Convertible Coupe, Model Forty-Six C; Series 50 models (Fifty-Seven; Fifty-Eight; Fifty-Six); Series 60 models and Series 90 models. Incredible — some extremely faint moisture spots on the glossy paper, and some pink ink seems to have run at some point in this booklet’s life, but nothing impacting on the images that I think are to “die for” and make me want to purchase a 1934 Buick.  ENJOY – I have looking at this.

four sample two-page spreads

Price: $55
Shipping – $5.00 packed in cardboard for full protection and with tracking

 

1933 BUICK SHOP MANUAL – BODY PARTS BOOK – 1934 FISHER BODY SERVICE MANUAL – 3 Items

Offered as a lot are these three Buick items:

1933 BUICK SHOP MANUAL – 174 pages – a quality reprint by Crank’en Hope Publications, Blairsville, PA

1934 FISHER BODY SERVICE MANUAL – General Motors Corporation, Detroit, MI – 47 page quality reprint

1933 BODY PARTS BOOK – BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC SALES CO., Detroit, ME – “BODY BY FISHER” 57 pages staple bound photo-offset reprint packed with detailed information

 

This lot is part of a Buick / Fisher Body archive I am offering – check my other auctions.

Price – $30
Shipping –  $5.75 Packed securely in cardboard with tracking. Shipping happily combined on multiple purchases

 

1949 BUICK ESTATE WAGON – SALES BROCHURE and IONIA PARTS and BODY PARTS BOOKLET

Offered as a lot are these two items to accompany your Buick Estate Wagon:
1- salesroom brochure – DAY AND NIGHT, RIGHT IN THE SCHEME OF SMART TRAVEL. Measures about 11 1/2 inches by 8 1/4 inches, and opens up for four full-color pages. PLEASE NOTE – some paper loss at top corner on fold, and edgewear rubbing and folds
2- MASTER PARTS BOOK OF IONIA BODY PARTS FOR BUICK ESTATE WAGON – Models 1949 to 1952 Inclusive – Effective April 15, 1952 – NOTE lower corner of front cover has a fold. Some folding/soiling from normal repair shop handling – full of great illustrations.

note paper loss in center at top of showroom brochure

 

Price – $60
Shipping – $4.95 packed in cardboard and with tracking
Shipping happily combined on multiple purchases

 

BUICK PRODUCT SERVICE BULLETINS – ABRIDGED EDITION 1951 1952 and 1952 BUICK WHOLESALE PARTS GUIDE

Offered in this lot are two original publications to aid you in the restoration, repair and maintenance of your prized 1951 and 1952 Buick automobiles.

BUICK PRODUCT SERVICE BULLETINS – ABRIDGED EDITION 1951 1952 – 212 pages with some wear/soiling with use as expected. – BPS 2.291 – Jan. 19, 1951 to BPS 2.335 – Dec. 31, 1952.

and, 1952 BUICK WHOLESALE PARTS GUIDE – 192 pages in several sections designed to help identify the part you need to then call your Buick dealer and properly order what is needed.

This lot is part of a Buick / Fisher Body archive I am offering – check my other auctions.

Price – $40
Shipping –  $6.00
Packed securely in cardboard with tracking
Shipping happily combined on multiple purchases

 

FRONT AND CENTER FOR 1952 – BUICK
SHOWROOM BROCHURE – BOOKLET

“BRILLIANT IS THE WORD FOR BUICK”

Brilliant colors, this advertising piece before being opened up measures about 11 inches by 7 3/4 inches. Opens up to about 11 by 15 1/2 and then the pages open for double spreads. Eight pages in total. This is part of a Buick / Fisher Body archive I am offering – check my other auctions.

opened up once

and then to the two page spreads

Price – $10
Shipping –  $3
Packed securely in cardboard with tracking
Shipping happily combined on multiple purchases

If you wish to order multiple selections, the shipping cost will be reduced when shipped together, thus saving you money to buy more cars and parts.

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1902 – L. FRANK BAUM – THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS – FIRST EDITION / FIRST STATE

1902 – L. FRANK BAUM – THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS

Published by The Bowen-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, IN. Good, decorated red cloth, 206 pages, remnants of bookplate on front pastedown, front endpaper tad cracked (paper only not the hinge)

This copy is the FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE with chapter headings reading Book First, Book Second, Book Third. Illustrated with 6 full color plates (which includes the title page) and 14 two-color plates by MARY COWLES CLARK — I have page checked this copy several times, all plates are present. Curiously when I compared the page checks with my own personal copy, one plate is tipped in four pages differently. Not uncommon when this operation is done by hand

For comparison information the SECOND STATE – has 12 tipped in color plates, which includes the frontis. & title-page. Also, with the second state the section headings are now labeled “Youth,” “Manhood,” and “Old Age.” This second state includes many textual illustrations and decorations, mainly in the margins, not present in the first state

PRICE – $625
Shipping – $7.95 with tracking and signature required for your protection
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1995 MT. MOOSILAUKE POSTER – 22×28 INCHES

Published in 1995 by Moose Country Press – R. W. AVERILL Robert W. Averill also did this poster in 1991. Shown on poster is a color photograph, on glossy white paper, of Mount Moosilauke in winter.

Below image is: “So call not waste that barren cone 
Above the floral zone, where forests starve.” EMERSON

At the lower left – Copyright 1995 Moose Country Press / R.W. Averill

I purchased this poster along with a number of other White Mountains and Mount Washington Hotel posters from a store going out of business 20 years ago. This copy, shrink-wrapped over larger cardboard, has been in storage since. The lines you may see at the bottom are reflection from the shrink-wrap.

PRICE — $35 picked-up since large and flat on cardboard and shrinkwrapped

If you wish I ship instead of you picking this up, I can take pack in a mailing tube and ship for $6. Ordering / Contact Information.

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MID-CENTURY SET of 4 SAMSONITE FOLDING METAL CHAIRS – PADDED SEATS AND BACKS

MID-CENTURY SET of 4 SAMSONITE FOLDING METAL CHAIRS – PADDED SEATS AND BACKS

I purchased this set at an estate sale in 1990 for use in my bookshop. I have now not used them in over 20 years. They have some scuffs and light wear, but the fabric is intact, and nice. The labels on the underneath are pre-zip code days (July 1, 1963), and since the family had been in the home, as I remember for decades, they were probably the original owners purchasing these in the 1950s – yes Vintage Mid-Century. Made by Shwayder Bros., this is Style No. 6833.

 

PRICE — $135 for the Set
Contact me to arrange purchase – no shipping
rayboas@comcast.net
located SW corner of New Hampshire above Keene

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1908 – PACKARD “THIRTY” – A MOTOR CAR CATALOGUE – ORIGINAL SALES BOOKLET

1908 – PACKARD “THIRTY” – A MOTOR CAR CATALOGUE – ORIGINAL SALES BOOKLET / BROCHURE / SHOWROOM PROMOTION

PACKARD MOTOR CAR COMPANY – DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Yes, an original showroom booklet for the Packard “Thirty” 1908. Softcover with 28 pages measuring about 8 1/4 inches by 10 7/8 inches.  Starts with a color plate of the Packard “Thirty” 1908 Touring Car, and there are six additional almost full page drawings of car models for the year, along with mechanical drawings in the section “Described.”

I have had this catalog since 1957, and am the second owner. In 1957 I was on THE GIANT STEP, a TV show with the host, Bert Parks. My subject on this quiz show was “antique cars.” I received tons of fan mail, and gifts, one of which was this catalog from the original owner. He also sent me a glass cutter with a horseshoe nail attached. That nail punctured a tire on his 1908 Packard. I have that somewhere still. But time for the catalogue to find a new home. Enjoy, and take care of it, thank you, RAY

Price: $145 – (Order No. eb1525)
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VINTAGE CAMPER “CANNED HAM” — 1963 era SHASTA COMPACT — WANTED

Search done 20 November 2020 — slight shift, but I now own an original 1965 17’ Caravel Airstream Land Yacht Twin built in Santa Fe , California. Click on this link, if you wish, for the story and images – thank you, RAY

I am on a quest, and you have found this page because you also are on a quest, or you have an offer for me. I am a serious cash buyer looking forward to plan some adventures in 2021. My ideal acquisition will be original, or renovated to its original appearance, and safe mechanically. Preferably I would like to find something in the New England States, but open to consider moving my “new friend – yet to be named” to New Hampshire from elsewhere.

Also happy to consider a comparable 13 foot (10 foot body) such as a Garway, Scotty, etc. Tell me what you have.

Email me for a start: rayboas@comcast.net  — I do not text. I am old fashion, why else would I want a “Canned Ham” to go with my 1958 TR3A (BLACK BEAUTY) and 1960 MGA (BLUE BELLE)? But, my landline is – 603 756-4545 – if you prefer, send me a note “Leaving a Reply” below.

So, here is what I want. The below Glamper is currently in Massachusetts, and part of a museum. This is what I want, note the original interior.

this similar beauty I found on-line for sale, but the owner has not answered any of my emails. Did I say I am an email person?

You may enjoy seeing this “Canned Ham” adventure I had in 2018. CLICK ON THIS LINK and you will join me.

Hope to hear from you soon — I promise to take care of your “love” and serve as its next “conservator.” Thank you, RAY

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PAIR 1930s TRIPPE SAFETY LIGHTS “SPEEDLIGHT” – 8 1/2 Inch Diameter

A pair of Trippe Safety Lights, marked SPEEDLIGHT on the lens. The inside emblem does not have a car name on it, thus this after market 1930s – 1940s accessory could be mounted on any appropriate vehicle with the proper arm mounts. This pair was on my 1929 Model A Ford Roadster when I purchased it, but I felt they just did not look proper. Mounted on the front bumper brackets coming from the frame, the lamps were never wired into the car’s electrical system. Depth of the lamps is about 4 3/4 inches, and diameter about 8 1/2 inches.

Found on larger cars usually such as Packards, Auburn; LaSalle, or Pierce-Arrow, these lamps would make a nice addition to most any antique automobile.

and, the last two images show how they were mounted on my Model A Ford when I purchased it.

SOLD
November 2020

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1939 and 1940 CHEVROLET SHOWROOM BOOKS – ARTICULATING AND MOVEABLES

1940 CHEVROLET – SHOWROOM  SALESMAN’S PROMOTION BOOK – ARTICULATING

When my shop was in Haddonfield, NJ, in the early 1990s, I purchased an estate that included three show room sales aids for 1939-40 Chevrolet cars and trucks. From Randolph Chevrolet, Inc., on Haddon Avenue in Camden, NJ, two of my books have the business card of Thos. B. Whitelock inserted in the salesman’s card slot. I got these from the estate of the original owner, and now time to pass them along after my over 25 years of enjoyment.

Priced at $225 each – I will sell all three as a lot for $645 (shipping – $10 for the lot, $5 if sold separately — ORDERING INFORMATION

Measuring about 11 inches by 9 inches, and spiral bound on the short side, thus opening up to show the prospective buyer a 22 inch books packed with details, pictures, and articulating illustrations showing how your new car works.

CHEVROLET 1940
INVITES YOU TO SIT BEHIND THE WHEEL

SPECIAL DE LUXE – MASTER DE LUXE AND MASTER 85

74 amazing pages. There maybe some faults to the moving pieces, and (surprise) the envelope for order blanks is empty.

here are some sample two page spreads, and close ups

 

1940 CHEVROLET TRUCKS – SHOWROOM  SALESMAN’S PROMOTION BOOK – ARTICULATING

Measuring about 11 inches by 9 inches, and spiral bound on the short side, thus opening up to show the prospective buyer a 22 inch books packed with details, pictures, and articulating illustrations showing how your new vehicle works.

CHEVROLET TRUCKS 1940
THE GOLD BOOK OF TRUCK VALUES

CONSIDER THE IMPORTANT ADVANTAGES IN THE 1940 CHEVROLET TRUCK

45 amazing pages. There maybe some faults to the moving pieces. In the rear is an envelope  with color selections to customize your truck. Just before are two pages of blueprints of Chassis and Cab Dimensions All models of trucks are show: Sedan Deliver, Coupe Pick-Up, Station Wagon, Light Delivery Canopy Express and MORE.

here are some sample two page spreads

 

 

1939 CHEVROLET MASTER DELUXE – MASTER 85 – SHOWROOM  SALESMAN’S PROMOTION BOOK – ARTICULATING

Measuring about 11 inches by 9 inches, and spiral bound on the short side, thus opening up to show the prospective buyer a 22 inch books packed with details, pictures, and articulating illustrations showing how your the 1939 model works.

1939 CHEVROLET MASTER DELUXE – MASTER 85 

CHEVROLET’S THE CHOICE

64 amazing pages. There maybe some faults to the moving pieces. There is even a moving “Vacuum Gear Shift” along with upholstery samples (at least one is missing).

here are some sample two page spreads

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