1868 – CYCLOPAEDIA OF COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS ANECDOTES

1868 – CYCLOPAEDIA OF COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS ANECDOTES: COMPRISING INTERESTING REMINISCENCES AND FACTS, REMARKABLE TRAITS AND HUMORS, AND…

Notable Sayings, Dealings, Experiences, and Witticisms of Merchants, Traders, Bankers, Mercantile Celebrities, Millionnaires (sic), Bargain Makers, etc. etc. … nearly three thousand illustrative anecdotes and incidents.

By Frazar Kirkland, D. Appleton and Company, New York. Original green cloth with edgewear, some occasional foxing, B&W illustrations, 779 pages. Measures about 6 1/2 inches by 9 1/2 inches, and 2 1/4 inches thick and packed with fun reading. Stuck/pasted on page 664 are eighteen 1922 RED CROSS FOR HEALTH Christmas stamps. Categorized into 14 subject matter parts. Offering it here to illustrate the wear instead of describing as a listing on my website.

five sample two page spreads

PRICE – $40 – (Order Number eb1246)
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RITZ PARIS – 100 YEARS 1898-1998 — COMMEMORATIVE GIFT

RITZ PARIS – 100 YEARS 1898-1998

Impressive presentation piece celebrating the fashionable hotel’s centennial. In a blue slipcase, measuring about 10 by 12 1/2 inches, is a slide out enclosure that houses three individual large pamphlets/folders with text, black and white and color illustrations, and facsimile correspondence:

1-  Introductory folder includes the introduction – a massive centerfold HAPPY BIRTHDAY that folds open, followed by an index to the sections in the remaining two folders: THE FIRST PALACE: The genius of Cesar Ritz; AT THE RITZ: Receptions, celebrations and nightlife; THE HEIGHT OF DISCRETION: The word privacy takes on new meaning at the Ritz; FOR THE LOVE OF LADIES: Caring for their comfort and their beauty at the Ritz; GASTRONOMY: A tradition of great cuisine at the Ritz, since Auguste Escoffier; LA RENAISSANCE: The renovation of the Hotel from 1980 to 1989; and, WHERE TALENTS MEET: Art and letters, cinema and fashion at the Ritz.

2 – Second folder (small fold top of front cover – page 1-28

3 – Third folder – pages 29-56

Impressive to say the least — below some sample interior views

 

Price – $165
Shipping (in the US) for this oversize and heavy piece – $6.85 packed in cardboard and with tracking
Order No. eb1595 —  Ordering Information

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LEATHER BOUND BOOKS and SETS FOR SALE

Over a year “on the list” but I finally started listing on a separate page leather bound books and sets that are in the shop and for sale. Many of these are not offered elsewhere.

So, please take a look at this link —

https://rayboasbookseller.com/leather-bound-books-and-sets-for-sale/

and if you collect leather, do check back from time to time, thank you, RAY

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THE UNIVERSAL PENMAN by GEORGE BICKHAM Original – circa 1741 plate THE HONEST MERCHANT

THE UNIVERSAL PENMAN by GEORGE BICKHAM
Original – circa 1741
 plate
THE HONEST MERCHANT – THOROWGOOD TO TRUEMAN by G. BLAND

An original copperplate engraving from Bickham’s noted work. Paper measures about 9 7/8 inches by 15 1/2 inches. There is some light foxing as you can see, and an old bend/fold on the lower right. When I obtained this example it was framed in a totally inappropriate metal frame, and double matted. To save on shipping costs (and you would not have wanted the 20th century metal frame with an original 18th century engraving) I am selling the print in the old matte as illustrated.

George Bickham was the most famous English writing master and engraver of the early 18th century and was best known for his engraving work in “The Universal Penman”, a collection of writing examplars which helped to popularize the English Round Hand script in the 18th century.

and here is the backside, showing you how it is partially attached to the backing.

and a close up of the very well done hand-coloring to the illustration

Price – $85
Shipping –  $6.50 towards shipping, tracking and insurance in the US – packed securely in cardboard – Order No. eb808
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1887 ROYAL JUBILEE – QUEEN VICTORIA -COLLECTION OF FOUR BOUND NEWSPAPERS – CHROMOLITHS and BLACK and WHITE ENGRAVINGS

1887 ROYAL JUBILEE – QUEEN VICTORIA -COLLECTION OF FOUR BOUND NEWSPAPERS – CHROMOLITHS and BLACK and WHITE ENGRAVINGS

Bound in olive green cloth, hardcover measuring about 12 inches by 15 1/2 inches are three London publications (plus one) relating to the Queen’s Golden, 50th, anniversary. Read details below about the large number of black and white engravings and impressive full-color chromoliths – depending upon how you count two-page spreads, there are 14 color plates. From these issues I find individual black and white illustration pages selling for $20 to $40 each and more. The color chromos bring much more more if found individually, but here I have the complete issue with all the plates. Overall condition (I am conservative) good plus to very good.

Included are:

1 – THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS JUBILEE NUMBER, JUNE 13, 1887, 32 pages, over 20 pages with engravings, some are full page. Some great advertisements

2 – THE JUBILEE CELEBRATION NUMBER OF THE GRAPHIC, JUNE 28, 1887, starts (for some reason in this bound volume) with page 3 – a full page engraving of “The Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen. Continues on to page 66. At least six full page engravings, and there are four two-page engravings. Most other pages also have B&W illustrations, and many ads.

3 – HERE LIES THE MOST VALUE — THE GRAPHIC CHRISTMAS NUMBER , 1887 packed with color chromoliths. Starts with a full page color plate, “The Squire’s Christmas Box,” then picks up with page 4 ending at page 33 with another full page color plate. The two page color chromos (if found) run $50 and much more each, and (counting is hard) there are four of them. In addition, I count about seven single full page color plates — THUS 15 PAGES OF COLOR CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS.

4 – THE GRAPHIC: AN ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 1888. Volume 36, No. 945 – 24 pages plus index. Pages 16 to 24 (followed by a second index) appears to be an Index from July to December, 1887, along with some articles and more B&W engravings. Two page engraving – “Church Parade of the Scots Greys at Brighton.

This is an amazing assemblage someone gathered and bound probably in the late 1880s.

below two page illustration – A STORY OF THE SEA

and, this two page spread is – ROBINSON CRUSOING A TAIL OF ADVENTURE

 

PRICE – $495
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BIBLIO: THE MAGAZINE FOR COLLECTORS and FINE BOOKS & COLLECTIONS Magazine

When my bookshop was in New Preston, Connecticut, from 1995 to 2002, in what I will call my “amazing days of book selling,” a number of publications (actual real printed magazines, remember those?) I stocked in the shop for my customers to purchase and enjoy. I have recently unpacked a carton of new, un-sold, and un-read copies to offer here for your enjoyment. I have to offer you:

1- A lot of five Biblio Magazines for $22.50
2- Single issues of Biblio Magazine from $6 each – full details with lead articles to be added soon
3- FINE BOOKS & COLLECTIONS – a number of these issues at $7 each

Scroll below to read about them (and some further details to be added). Shipping $3.99 for one publication, and $1 additional for each additional publication mailed to the same address

BIBLIO: THE MAGAZINE FOR COLLECTORS OF BOOKS – FIVE NEW ISSUES 1996-1997

Price: $22.50; and, shipping for this lot of five issues – $6.50

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VOLUME ONE – NUMBER THREE – NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 1996 – Book Production and Collecting in the Computer Age; Mission Impossible? Gaining Access to Book Collections; The Angling Books of the Derrydale Press; Why I have 500 Copies of the Same Book

VOLUME TWO – NUMBER 2 – FEBRUARY 1997 – Hay-on-Wye: Inaugural Book Town; World War Poster; Editions, Impressions, and States; Cakecraft Manuals

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VOLUME TWO – NUMBER 4 – APRIL 1997 – An April Fool’s Day Salute to the Joker; Where Oh Where is Uncle Lubin; W. Heath Robinson’s Delightful Children’s Books; The Verdict of Replevin

VOLUME TWO – NUMBER 6 – JUNE 1997 – PAPER DINOSAURS; Booking in London; I. B.L Singer: Crown Prince of Judaica

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VOLUME TWO – NUMBER 8 – AUGUST 1997 – BOUND FOR DISCOVERY; Hooked on Devine Books; The Muse of a Gypsy Soul, Lafcadio Hearn

 

BIBLIO: THE MAGAZINE FOR COLLECTORS OF BOOKS – INDIVIDUAL NEW ISSUES 1996-1997 – $6 Each
Soon I will add illustrations and list cover articles

Volume 1, Number 1, July/August 1996 – PREMIERE ISSUE – this issue is $10
Volume 1, Number 2, September/October 1996
Volume 1, Number 3, November/December 1996
Volume 2, Number 1, January 1997
Volume 2, Number 2, February 1997
Volume 2, Number 3, March 1997
Volume 2, Number 4, April 1997
Volume 2, Number 5, May 1997
Volume 2, Number 6, June 1997
Volume 2, Number 7, July 1997
Volume 2, Number 8, August 1997

 

FINE BOOKS & COLLECTIONS (listed is a cover article) – These come from my personal library and are “as new”
Price: $7 each
Soon I will add some illustrations

 

MARCH/APRIL 2005 – NO. 14 (VOL. 3 NO. 2)

MAY/JUNE 2005 – NO. 15 (VOL. 3 NO. 3)- BEFORE LEWIS & CLARK MACKENZIE CROSSES THE CONTINENT

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2005 – NO. 17 (VOL. 3, NO. 5) – THE NEXT COLLECTOR’S: WHO’S THE BEST?

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2005 – NO. 18 (VOL. 3, NO. 6) FINE METAL JACKETS – SILVER BOOK BINDINGS

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2006 – NO. 19 (VOL. 4, NO. 1) – PAUL COLLINS TAKES DICKENS APART

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2006 – NO. 23 (VOL. 4, NO. 5) – ILLUMINATING AMERICAN HISTORY – HEMINGWAY IN NY

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2007 – NO. 25 (VOL. 5, NO. 1) – HEAVEN CAN WAIT: HANDWRITING THE HOLY BOOKS

MARCH/APRIL 2007 – NO. 26 (VOL. 5, NO.2) – TOP AUCTION RESULTS FOR 2006

MAY/JUNE 2007 – NO. 27 (VOL. 5, NO. 3) – MINIATURE MASTERPIECES

JULY/AUGUST 2007 – NO. 28 (VOL. 5, NO. 4) – COLLECTING HOLLYWOOD – FAKE BOOKS – ALTERED BOOKS

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2007 – NO. 29 (VOL. 5, NO. 5) – CHAMPION BOOK COLLECTORS

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2007 – NO. 30 (VOL. 5, NO. 6) – THE ARCHIMEDES CODE – EZRA POUND – HARRY POTTER

MARCH/APRIL 2008 – NO. 32 (VOL. 6, NO. 2) – TOP BOOK AUCTION SALES – QUEBEC’S 400TH ANNIVERSARY

MAY/JUNE 2008 – NO. 33 – (VOL. 6, NO. 3) – FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS – COLLECTING STOCK CERTIFICATES

JULY/AUGUST 2008 – NO. 34 (VOL. 6, NO. 4) – PENNY SELLERS – RUSSIAN AMERICA – WIRELESS COLLECTING

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2008 – NO. 35 (VOL. 6, NO. 5) – DEAD PEOPLE’S LIBRARIES – BOOZE BOOKS

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2008 – NO. 36 (VOL. 6, NO.6) – NICHOLAS BASBANES BOOK EXCERPT

 

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1815 EARLY BRATTLEBOROUGH, VERMONT IMPRINT BRATTLEBORO, VT – VERMONT

1815 EARLY BRATTLEBOROUGH, VERMONT IMPRINT
BRATTLEBORO, VT – VERMONT

The Pilgrim’s Progress from This World to That Which is to Come, Delivered Under the Similitude of a Dream by John Bunyan

full calf leather with much wear, part of original spine label remains. Tight copy, 311 pages, lacks front free endpaper and all pages prior to title page. Published by John Holbrook – an early Vermont printing / imprint. Book measures about 4 1/4 inches by 6 3/4 inches.

Price – $45 – (order number eb1151)
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SCARF TYING – 7 BOOKS and BOOKLETS with INSTRUCTIONS TO TIE AND WEAR SCARFS

SCARF TYING – 7 BOOKS and BOOKLETS with INSTRUCTIONS TO TIE AND WEAR SCARFS

Offered as a lot as found in my late-bride’s wardrobe and fashion collection library are these seven items, including:

THE MAGIC OF SCARF FASHION WITH THE SCARF CLIP – KNAUGHTY LOOK Revised Edition by Lorraine Hammett. 124 pages, published in 1983. Spiral bound and (shown below) you can stand up the booklet to read while tying your scarf

SCARF ART: BOWS, KNOTS, WRAPS, FOLDS by Shirley Botsford, OVER 50 EASY WAYS TO LOOK AND FEEL FASIONALBLE FAST WITH SCARVES. 32 packed pages, measures about 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches

HOW TO TIE – GINNIE JOHNSEN DESIGNS, INC. 46 pages (slight dampstain to front cover). Pages measure about 4 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches.

TWO copies – SCARF TYING and THE ART OF THE SCARF by Spiegel – both pretty much the same

CREATIVE WAYS TO CLIP AND TIE YOUR SCARF – Macy’s – small booklet

HERE’S HOW TO TIE-ONE-ON WITH YOUR SCARF CLIP – small little think – the pink one in image below.

Price – $25 for the entire lot (order number eb1423)
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1910 – THE ELECTRICAL WONDER BOOK MILTON BRADLEY CO., SPRINGFIELD, MASS.

THE ELECTRICAL WONDER BOOK
MILTON BRADLEY CO., SPRINGFIELD, MASS.
Patented Feb., 8, 1910

An uncommon early children’s activity, learning book (measuring about 10 inches by 8 3/4 inches) that can fit into many different collecting fields – movable, articulating, educational, etc. Fourteen printed pages on hard cardboard. The MANUAL OF PLAY by William Byron Forbush, published in 1914, describes this book — “When this book is opened, the left hand page reveals a picture of a school-master with a pointer which may be turned to any one of a number of questions in a circle. On the opposite page is a schoolboy, also with a pointer. When a question is asked the book is closed, the cover tapped lightly three times, and on opening the book, the schoolboy is found pointing to the correct answer. This novelty is a source of never ending fascination to young and old. Price, $1.00 – Bradley”

There is edge wear to the boards, but most importantly the arms of the student and teacher are still in this copy. I have not tested the magnet, and suspect it no longer functions as advertised originally, but it is a complete copy. Here is the spine of this unique item

Parker Bros, Salem, Mass. first published this title in 1909 bringing them into publishing. But it never took off, possibly because there was a plain printed cover – nothing to “catch the eye.” In the book THE GAME MAKERS – THE STORY OF PARKER BROTHERS, author Philip E. Orbanes states, “The Electric Book of Wonders” was aptly named, although not terribly successful. George (Parker) believed that he might successfully publish books, as long as each had an added feature, a Parker Brothers “twist”. A former Bell Telephone engineer invented it. It worked flawlessly but failed to capture the public’s imagination.” The inventor previously was an electrical associate of Thomas A. Edison.

Parker Brothers produced only one edition as it did not sell well (despite their claims of it being a “quick seller”. However, perhaps believing the quick seller spiel to be true, arch Rival Milton Bradley came out with their own version of The Electrical Wonder Book one year later, taking out a patent for it Feb. 8 1910 according to the cover. ( The Parker Brothers edition states “Patents Pending, Sphinx Novelty Co. Newark NJ, Gray Lith Co. NY.”) The Milton Bradley edition of the Electrical Wonder Book had an illustrated cover instead of the rather plain cover that this earlier Parker Brothers one has. .… On August 31, 1912 Harry B. Palmer filed a patent for a “game apparatus” in association with Milton Bradley. The description fits the mechanisms used in this book. Our best speculation is that after Parker Brothers dropped it due to sluggish sales, Palmer shopped it out Milton Bradley.  (source for this paragraph –  vintagepopupbooks.com – which further documents this Milton Bradley game in only three libraries, including Yale)

Now to show you the inside pages:

pages 12 and 13 were bound in upside down in this copy

and the last open pages

rear cover

and spine from the rear

Price – $175 (order number eb805)
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10 JEEP SHOWROOM BOOKLETS – BROCHURES – CATALOGS covering 1986 – 2010

10 JEEP SHOWROOM BOOKLETS – BROCHURES – CATALOGS covering 1986 – 2010

Offered as a lot from the estate of the original owner are ten JEEP showroom catalogues detailing the features of these automobiles. They all appear unread, and “as new.” Measuring in sizes from 11 inches by 8 1/4 inches to 11 by 11 inches.

INCLUDED (and front covers pictured below) are:

1987 – Jeep Trucks
1991 – The Jeep Book – Fiftieth Anniversary Edition
1997 – The Jeep Book
1998 – The Jeep Book
2001 – Jeep Cherokee – (two copies)
2008 – Jeep Wrangler – Wrangler Unlimited
2009 – Jeep Wrangler
2009 – Jeep Liberty
2010 – Jeep Wrangler

 

Price for the Lot – $60 (order number eb1544)
Shipping – $6.50 (heavy) packed in cardboard for  protection
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