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  • Binding Design By Amy Sacker.
    ( Designer Binding) Warren, Mary Bowers
    LITTLE JOURNEY'S ABROAD.

    Boston: Joseph Knight Company 1895. A lovely copy of this designed binding by Amy Sacker who also designer the Headpieces for the Contents page and the List of Illustrations. Although there is not signature on the binding, she is credited with it on the list of illustrations. Unusual. 8vo (18.5 x 12 cm); 313 + (1) pp. with illustrations in black and white.

    Near fine with just minor shelfwear.

    Book ID: 16734
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  • Jung, Suzanne.
    LA LANTERNE MAGIQUE. Pour Les Enfants Sage.

    (Paris) Grund 1947. First edition of this very colourful children's book for six to 10 year olds.

    Book ID: 16709
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  • With sketches and diagrams in black and white.
    ( PERRET, Auguste)
    LE THÉÂTRE de l'Exposition de Arts Decoratifs 1925.

    Paris; melpomène 1964. No. 15, février-mars 1964. Possibly the earliest published study of the ensemble of le Théâtre de l'Exposition des arts Décoratifs de 1925.

    Book ID: 16750
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  • Créations et Types "Maga"
    (Promotional Brochure - Pencils ) CARAN D'ACHE (cover title).
    CARAN D'ACHE. Le Crayon de Qualité.

    n.p. (Caran D'Ache) ca. 1932 . An amusing and lively colour illustrated promotional brochure for Swiss pencil manufacturer Caran d'Ache. Caran d'Ache was the nom de plume of political cartoonist Emmanuel Poire. "Karandash" means pencil in Russian. With illustrations from designs by M. Pozzati, by Amaldi, and by Nizzoli. A very good copy. Oblong pamphlet ,17.2 x 24.6 cm; (vi) + 21 pp. of colour illustrations printed on rectos only, with printed tissue guards + (ii)pp.

    Original stiff cream paper with colour illustration and "Caran d'Ache" on upper cover; design by M. Pozzati on rear cover; cord tied with original tie; light hand-soiling;internally fine with printed tissue guards. A near fine copy.

    Book ID: 16726
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  • (Tangram)
    LE CASSE TETE -PERSAN/ KOPFZERBRECHER/THE ANCHOR PUZZLE.

    Leipzig: Velags Richters N.D. (ca.1900).. All within a box measuring 7.5 x 7.5 cm

    Original printed box; printed booklet with diagrams; seven stone ( or terracotta) geometric pieces. Very good condition.

    Book ID: 16573
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  • "everyday items into objects of beauty"
    TRADE CATALOGUE - Paper and Stationery for Pharmaceuticals, etc. A. WATON (printer)
    IMPRIMERIE/LITHOGRAPHIE/PAPETERIE ( cover title). PRIX COURANT GÈNÈRAL. Spécialité d'Etiquettes Pour Pharmaciens/ Liquoristes & Confiseurs/ Conserves Alimentaires & Parfumerie....(cover subtitle).

    St. Etienne A. Waton 1890. A richly illustrated trade catalogue for this skilled chromolithgraphy printer specializing in labels or "etiquettes" for medicines and pharmaceuticals. Each page is typographically interesting and many are full of vibrant chromolithographed examples of the labels and boxes available from the firm. There are two double page chromolithographed spreads illustrating small boxes and tins with decorative labels. Referring to other work by Waton, Michael Twyman notes that Waton's plates " transform everyday items into objects of beauty." ( Twyman, A HISTORY OF CHROMOLITHOGRAPHY p. 260. See Twyman's book for further mentions of A. Waton). Very scarce. Sewn pamphlet, 26 x 19 cm; 65 ff., many printed on rectos only, including 2 double -page chromolithographed plates featuring…

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    St. Etienne A. Waton 1890. A richly illustrated trade catalogue for this skilled chromolithgraphy printer specializing in labels or "etiquettes" for medicines and pharmaceuticals. Each page is typographically interesting and many are full of vibrant chromolithographed examples of the labels and boxes available from the firm. There are two double page chromolithographed spreads illustrating small boxes and tins with decorative labels. Referring to other work by Waton, Michael Twyman notes that Waton's plates " transform everyday items into objects of beauty." ( Twyman, A HISTORY OF CHROMOLITHOGRAPHY p. 260. See Twyman's book for further mentions of A. Waton). Very scarce. Sewn pamphlet, 26 x 19 cm; 65 ff., many printed on rectos only, including 2 double -page chromolithographed plates featuring fancy boxes, tins or small cases with decorative labels; 1 page of chromolithographed coloured sealing waxes; 1 page of chromolithographed folders or packets for medication; 1 page of chromolithographed designs for tinted decorative papers; 1 page of chromolithographed labels in 4 colours ; another of labels in 3 colors; another page of chromolithographed labels in gold and black on tinted backgrounds; another with impressions in red and black; and other plates with impressions in different colours on different backgrounds; also, impressions of labels printed in black on orange paper. With other designs and price charts throughout.

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    Original cloth backed, highly decorative colour printed paper covers, both upper and lower ,with heavy chipping at edges and corners, fold line at spine edges; internally there is a small closed tear at the bottom margins not affecting printed text or illustration. Very good apart from cover chipping.

    Book ID: 16713
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  • VILLENEUVE, A.
    LES ETOILES ANIMEES.

    Paris: Mme. Ve. Louis Janet ca. 1850. Astronomy for children. With 12 imaginative hand-colored lithographs by Godard, Paris, from illustrations by Gustave Staal. Small 8vo, xxix + 218 pp. + 12 colour plates including frontispiece.

    In original gilt decorated cloth with very light scattered foxing in text. Plates unblemished. A very good copy.

    Book ID: 16442
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  • A Proper Boston Education for Young Ladies
    (Women's Education) (Putnam, Miss M. Louise)
    Miss M. Louise Putnam's English, French and German Family and Day School for Young Ladies,

    Boston: (1873). Miss Putman's school was located at 68 Marlborough St., Boston, "Vicinity of Public Gardens" (from cover title), a distinguished Boston location matched by the school's equally distinguished references (Rev. A. P. Peabody, D.D., Harvard University, Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis, Rev. Thomas Hill, ex-President of Harvard University, and more). Martha Louisa Putnam was the niece of Harvey D. Parker, founder of Boston's famous Parker House hotel (home to the Saturday Club, to Charles Dickens during his U.S. tour, and temporary residence of John Wilkes Booth) . Her uncle specifically bought the house for her and had it built to her specifications for school use. Her program for young ladies was" comprehensive, thorough, and eminently practical, embracing all the essentials…

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    Boston: (1873). Miss Putman's school was located at 68 Marlborough St., Boston, "Vicinity of Public Gardens" (from cover title), a distinguished Boston location matched by the school's equally distinguished references (Rev. A. P. Peabody, D.D., Harvard University, Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis, Rev. Thomas Hill, ex-President of Harvard University, and more). Martha Louisa Putnam was the niece of Harvey D. Parker, founder of Boston's famous Parker House hotel (home to the Saturday Club, to Charles Dickens during his U.S. tour, and temporary residence of John Wilkes Booth) . Her uncle specifically bought the house for her and had it built to her specifications for school use. Her program for young ladies was" comprehensive, thorough, and eminently practical, embracing all the essentials for an accomplished English and Classical education; together with the French and German Languages; and also including Penmanship and Drawing." Lectures by noted scholars supplemented instruction by able teachers. For a day pupil, the tuition was $250 per annum; for full board, $1000 per annum. Putnam specified that each young lady was "to come provided with bed-linen, blankets, towels, napkins, silver fork and spoons, marked in full..." The school continued at 68 Marlborough until 1886. So far, we have located only the AAS (1874) and the Massachusetts Historical Society Library copy in online records. 12 mo (12.5 x 9.8 cm); 28 unnumbered pp. printed on rectos only but for lower cover.

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    Book ID: 16759
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  • A painter of nature and landscapes influenced by Frederic Edwin Church. Cards printed in chromolithograph by Armstrong & Co. of Boston and titled; versos blank.
    World's Fairs - Chicago 1893 BOLTON JONES, H (ugh). and Francis C. JONES, illustrators
    " THE PANORAMA OF THE SEASONS". Shown at the Exhibit of THE AMERICAN CEREAL CO.

    Chicago: the American Cereal Co. (Quaker Oats) 1893. Scarce and complete, this is a series of cards chromolithographed by Armstrong & Co. , Boston, depicting in this smaller format the panorama of views painted by Bolton Jones for the American Cereal Company at the 1893 Chicago exhibition. The exhibition stand for the American Cereal Co., the new "conglomerate " made up with Quaker Oats and other grain companies,was located in the Agricultural Building of the Fair. A handsome chromolithograph of the the pavilion is inclluded in the set along with 11 cards of scenes from the panorama with signatures of the artists in the chromolithographed printing. The scenes contrast old and new ways of grain cultivation in American, a rather…

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    Chicago: the American Cereal Co. (Quaker Oats) 1893. Scarce and complete, this is a series of cards chromolithographed by Armstrong & Co. , Boston, depicting in this smaller format the panorama of views painted by Bolton Jones for the American Cereal Company at the 1893 Chicago exhibition. The exhibition stand for the American Cereal Co., the new "conglomerate " made up with Quaker Oats and other grain companies,was located in the Agricultural Building of the Fair. A handsome chromolithograph of the the pavilion is inclluded in the set along with 11 cards of scenes from the panorama with signatures of the artists in the chromolithographed printing. The scenes contrast old and new ways of grain cultivation in American, a rather picturesque view of an old windmill and horse drawn sleigh, the contemporary mills of the company, work in the dry room, women at work in the packing room, and a view of the Quaker Oats train crossing the Rockies. The cards were sold both separately and in a set such as this. On OCLC we find 10 listings, although the majority are of single cards. 12 cards, each measuring 19 x 13 cm, with envelope measuring 21 x 13.5 cm.

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    All chromolithographed cards in excellent condition; original mailing envelope, stamped and addressed, chipped or frayed at extremities.

    Book ID: 16712
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