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1 AIX-LES-BAINS Book of Postcards
Paris Anciens Etab. Neurdein Et Cie. Softcover 
This is a small book (let) of postcards (carte postales) . They are bound in with an extension that uses glue. There is a perforated edge to remove the postcards as desired. Each card is numbered, however, the numbers are not in sequence and have quite a wide range. There are about 24 cards, each separated by a tissue guard. Each card shows Anciens Etab. Nerudein as the publisher or printer. There is a logo of ND in a stylized capital P and the letters hot (Phot. ) in the lower right corner. The scenes photographed are from the area of Aix-Les Bains, Lac du Bourget. L'Abbaye de Haute-Gombe, Mont Blanc and more. The photos are in black and white. The cover is a simple delicate red paper with a decorative, part Nouveaux style. There is a little wear on the spine and a shadow of glue used in the binding. Some of the tissue guards have creases, one is missing. 3 1/2" high x 6 1/4" wide though the cards are only 5 1/2" wide from the point of perforation. The date of the cards is from around 1890 to 1910 based on the long dresses and large hats and the decoration on the cover. There are boats in the scenes and a tram style train in one. There are roads, but no carts or autos. ; 12mo 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 BONNIE SCOTLAND CALENDAR 1950
Wilkinson Publishing Co 1950 
This is a Bonnie Scotland calendar for the year 1950. The 1950 calendar has a Highland Piper on the cover. There are 12 photos on 12 pages with the calendar for the month at the bottom center and a paragraph of information about the photo image on the bottom left and a four or five line poem with the name of the poet on the bottom right corner. The photographs are sepia colored. The photographers name is shown along with the view and location. This calendar captures Scotland in 1949 and the calendar is for 1950. The calendar has a plastic spiral binding at the top and can be hung on the wall. There is a sturdy back board. The calendar is 13 1/2" tall and 10" wide. There is a little corner wear, fine creases on the cover mostly. This is not a book, this is a 1950 calendar featuring photos of places and views in Scotland. ; - 
Price: 19.90 USD
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3 BONNIE SCOTLAND CALENDAR 1955
Wilkinson Publishing Co 1955 
This is a Bonnie Scotland calendar for the year 1955. The 1955 calendar has Highland Pipers on the cover. There are 12 photos on 12 pages with the calendar for the month at the bottom center and a paragraph of information about the photo image on the bottom left and a four or five line poem with the name of the poet on the bottom right corner. The photographs are sepia colored. The photographers name is shown along with the view and location. This calendar captures Scotland in 1954 and the calendar is for 1955. The calendar has a plastic spiral binding at the top and can be hung on the wall. There is a sturdy back board. The calendar is 13 1/2" tall and 10" wide. There is a little corner wear, fine creases on the cover mostly. This is not a book, this is a 1955 calendar featuring photos of places and views in Scotland. ; - 
Price: 19.90 USD
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4 CHAUTAUQUA June 26th to July 4th 1913 (Muscatine, Iowa)
Des Moines, IA Midland Chautauqua Circuit 1913 First Edition Softcover 
This is a soft cover book / booklet - a Souvenir Program for a Chautauqua presentation in Muscatine, Iowa in 1913. This is a stapled paper cover booklet in ver good plus to near fine condition. The binding is tight, the paper and condition is in near pristine condition, crisp, clean, bright. There is one small faint spot on the front cover and a short (1/4") closed tear on the cover - now repaired with archival, nearly invisible tape on the inside of the cover. There are no marks or writing, no tears, no chips, no creases. The cover is partly Art Nouveau in a green and violet design. The title page indicates that the program is Uner Auspices of Muscatine Civic Association. Names listed are Oscar Gresheim and Prof. Paul F. Voelker. There is advertising of local businesses throughout. Performers are featured, some with black and white photos. There were four performances each day from June 26 through July 4. ; 8vo; 36 pages 
Price: 45.00 USD
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5 CINDERELLA. HANSEL AND GRETTEL. (Postcards Published in Bound Booklet)
Switzerland Fabrication Suisse Booklet 
This is a tall, narrow bound booklet containing perforated postcards in lithographic color and outline black and white line drawings of the images in the postcards. The black and white outline can be colored by copying the postcard (opposite) and then both the published or the hand colored postcard could be sent. Or the entire booklet could be preserved. All black and white cards are untouched. The postcards tell the Cinderella and the Hansel and Grettel stories in pictures. No text. All the drawings are signed on the card with a monogram that contains the letters M and W. The M is over the W. The cover has a colored image of Conderella in a window feeding birds with more birds approaching. There are 12 lithograph postcards and 12 black and whites. The reverse side of each is lines for an address, note, and a place for the stamp. The paper is delicately brittle. Some of the bottom corners have chipped at the points with the art of the card untouched. The booklet is bound with staples and some of the fold in the booklet has separated and reinforced with archival tape - not touching the postcards. Some perforations have started to separate. Must be handled with care until used. The cards and covers are quite clean, but with a faint spot or two on the rear cover. The rear of the booklet shows that the booklet was published in Switzerland the the Fabrication Suisse. There is a logo and the Number 836.; 8vo 
Price: 275.00 USD
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6 FIFTY GLIMPSES OF BOSTON Reproduced from Recent Photograph of its Public Buildings, Institutions, Monuments, Parks, Streets, and Harbor.
Chicago, IL Rand, McNally & Company 1895 Softcover 
This is a booklet of images of Boston. It was printed in 1895. The photos are half tone in black and white. Most of the images are one to a page - a few have two images. All are captioned. Some are buildings and some of daily life. There is a delightful photo of children on a playground at Charlesbank. One boy is on a bicycle. The binding is a simple cord and a paper cover that is one with the rear cover. The cover has some soil and there is a spot on the rear cover. The interior pages are crisp and clean, however there is a slight chip on the front edge of the first page. ; 8vo; 48 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 IRISH THEATRE EXHIBITION
Dublin Trinity College 1957 Softcover 
This is a small, think booklet published for the Internation Theatre Festival in Dublin in May of 1957 by the Regent House at Trinity College. 14 pages in soft cover (wrappers) The cover is a soft lavender color with black and orange printing and little drawings of posters. The first page is information showing the Director - Brendan Smith - organised and designed by Alpho O'Reilly. The names of the Committee are listed. The background was written by Hester M. Black. The Catalogue of the Exhibition follows. It lists the theatres and a brief three or four lines providing a general overview of the entry. From set and costime designs to photostats of playbills, programmes, photographs, designs for the productio. There are several othern lists. The binding (stapled) is tight and clean. The interior is generally clean, however the former owner wrote notes at the back of the booklet on the reverse side of the outside cover in pencil. The former owner also wrote the day that she attended - 21/5/57 *1957.; 12mo; 14 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 JAI-ALAI PROGRAM FROM 1969 - WEST PALM BEACH FRONTON
West Palm Beach The Fronton, Inc. 1060 First Edition Booklet 
This is a softcover booklet for a Jai-Alai Official Program from January 13, 1969. There is a paper cover and 20 pages with a stapled binding. The cover has a bright yellow background with red, blue, and black ink. The inside cover has an ad for a restaurant - 'Juniors' and some diagrams for different Jai-Alai shots titled 'Cesta Shot or Two'. Following three pages about celebrities, rules, explanations, wagering, betting, there are 11 pages of games played the night of January 13 in 1969. The center spread is a complete record of all players to date. There are photos of five of the players on the last pae. The back cover is full of advertising. Fine condition. Binding tight with no real wear. No marks. No writing. Clean, crisp, fresh looking. ; No. 50; Vol. 14; 8vo; 20 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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9 LIBERACE CONCERT WITH JENNIE TOUREL AND THE KANSAS CITY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Sponsored by Katz Drug Company (Souvenir Program)
Kansas City 1952 First Edition Softcover 
This is a program published by The Katz Company of Kansas City - as a thank you to the customers of Katz Drug stores. Liberace performed with Jennie Tourel of the Metropolitan Opers - Coloratura - Mezzo Soprano. The Kans City Philharmonic Orchestra performed under the direction of Hans Schwieger. The even took place in the Municipal Auditorium Arena October 31 and November 1 of 1952. There are large photo portraits of Liberace, Tourel, and a smaller one of Schwieger and a long view of the orchetra. ( Half-tone in black and white. ) There is information about the music program. The booklet is full of advertisements in images and text for items and brands that were carried at the stores. The cover is a fuzzy grey paper that is more like fabric. There is a musical design and the Katz cat logo on the cover in blue ink. The booklet is 11 3/4" tall x 9" wide. The interior pages are on glossy paper - all in grey, black, and white ink. The Program is in very good condition except for a spinkling of spots on the top of the front cover -possible foxing = brown spots from contact with acidic materials or from the environment) . This is a very well cared for item. No wear, writing, marks, creases. ; 8vo 
Price: 29.00 USD
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10 NATIONAL-FOREST VACATIONS
United States Department Of Agriculture Forest Service First Edition Hardcover 
This is a booklet promoting vacations in the forests of the U. S. This booklet is oblong (5 3/4" tall x 9 1/4" wide. It has 54 pages of text and half tone photographs in black and white, plus little drawings and an alphabetical list of parks by State. The binding is staples. It is tight, the covers are clean, the wear is minimal, the pages are crisp and clean. There are no marks or writing. ; 8vo 
Price: 11.00 USD
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11 NEW YORK (VICTORIAN PHOTO ALBUM VIEW BOOK)
Flexible covers 
This is a photographic gift book of New York. There are 62 small photographs of scenes in New York that look like photographs, but many are photographs of prints which has been reworked to look like glossy photos. They have been printed in a rich sepia toned ink. The images are of various places, buildings, and landmarks in the horse and buggy days as well as elevated railroads. The opening photo is a miniature bird's eye view of Manhatten with Brooklyn and New Jersey spread across both pages - tiny, but clear. There are sailing and steam ships on the rivers. The look of New York of that period is captured and the variety of photos is encompassing - Cotton Exchange, Hebrew Orphan Asylum, High Curve Elevated Railroad, Grand Central Depot. The cover is a finely pebbled cloth - tan brown with a subtlely blind-stamped floral bouquet design and a banner title with the title New York and a sillouette of the Statue of Liberty. The gilt that was once on the cover has faded. The covers are thin. There is edge wear and a touch of soil. The interior is clean and bright. And without wear. The pages are in a folding accordian display. There is dime size damage on two pages (both sides of a double spread) where the pages stuck and the top layer of ink has lifted. The 62 images are on 12 pages with 3 to 6 photos to a page. It's a charming booklet. There is no publishing history. ; 8vo  
Price: 110.00 USD
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12 PLAYBILL: "THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST" DUBLIN Dublin 1957
Dublin 
This item is a Playbill for a theatre performance at the Olympia World Theatre in Dublin in 1957. This is the date that the former owner attended the performance as dated on the rear of the program in ink. This presentation was for an International Theatre Festival and/by the Dublin Tostal Council. It was produced by arrangement with Illsley - McCabe in association with Dominic Le Foe and Alan Maxwell. This is an eight page pamphlet in black and white with many advertisements. There is a flyer inserted for the upcoming performance of "Tons of Money". Clean, crisp, with a date in ink on the rear page - 18/5/57, plus a name. A comedy performed at the Olympia World Theatre on Dame Street. This is an eight page Playbill with red and black printing on the front cover and black and white for the remaining pages. Many advertisements. Clean, crisp, with a minimum of wear, however there is a date of 1/6/57 and a name on the rear page, in ink. ; 8vo 
Price: 12.00 USD
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13 PLAYBILL: OKLAHOMA! New York 1944 and 1945
Softcover 
This is a paper covered Playbill for a performance of Oklahoma! At the St. James Theatre in New York. There is a 1945 date in pencil at the bottom of the rear panel, however the musical originally started in December of 1944. Rodgers and Hammerstein with dances by Agnes de Mille. Production by Rouben Mamoulian. This is a 56 page playbill with a paper cover. It is book size. The binding is staples. There are many articles about the musical and background on all related participants, plus articles of interest to theatre goers and their fashion and food interests. There is a paragraph just below the description of the acts cautioning theatre goers that because of governmental restrictions, the St. James Theatre would not be able to give a Playbill to every person - the audience was aksed to hsare their copy with a companion. There were many advertisements for perfumes, clothing, spirits, hotels, restaurants, cosmetics, dining rooms, watches - and Heinz 57. The interior of the Playbill is crisp and clean. The cover has small chips at the top and bottom of the spine, a spine tear, and a shor tear on the rear edge of the cover. There are no other marks or writing. ; 8vo 
Price: 14.90 USD
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14 PLAYBILLS: "ADVENTURES OF TOM THUMB AND THE HOLLY AND THE IVY" DUBLIN Dublin

Playbills. Dublin. The items for sale are two Playbills for theatre performances in 1958 and 1968. 1.) Adventures of Tom Thumb with Maureen Potter and Guest Star Ray McAnally, plus Hal Roach, Patricia Cahill, Danny Cummins at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. This is a tall, narrow playbill of 16 pages, including the cover - all printed in black, white and some red. The playbill has been well cared for - tight staple binding, no wear, no soil. The only mark is a former owner note on the rear panel with the names of people who attended the performance with the owner on 30/12/68. In ink. The playbill contains background information about the story and the performance, photo and bio information on the actors, advertisements. 2.) The second playbill is a simple two pages folded, stapled, but not perfectly lined up. The playright is Wynard Brown. It was performed at the Dublin Globe Theatre. The former owner wrote her name and the date she attended, 27/4/58. The playbill is book size. There is an extra horizontal fold in the playbill, not too visible. Clean generally, with just a touch of soil on the bottom front corner. ; 8vo 
Price: 24.00 USD
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15 PLAYBILLS: "TONS OF MONEY" AND "THE OWL & THE PUSSYCAT" DUBLIN Dublin 1957 and 1969

This item includes two Playbills for theatre performances in Dublin in 1957 and 1969. These are the dates that the former owner attended the performances as dated on the rear of the programs. 1.) Tons of Money prducers were Stanley Illsley and Leo McCabe and actors Frankie Howerd and Olga Gwynne. A comedy performed at the Olympia World Theatre on Dame Street. This is an eight page Playbill with red and black printing on the front cover and black and white for the remainder. Many advertisements. Clean, crisp, with a minimum of wear, however there is a date of 1/6/57 and a name on the rear page, in ink. 2.) The Owl & the Pussycat by Bill Manhoff performed at the Gate Theatre with actors Clare Mullen and Conor Evans. This is a single piece of paper folded, 10" x 7 1/2" folded (i. E. , four panels) . The playbill was folded again by the owner (a horizontal fold) . The playbill is an off-white with black printing. Very simple. It is clean and somewhat crisp other than the fold mark (not very visible) and a tiny crease to the tip of the front upper corner and the date (3/1/69) the former owners attended the play -names in ink. The remainder of the playbill is filled with advertising, including the Le Snob Boutique. ; 8vo 
Price: 17.00 USD
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16 PLAYBILLS: SYDNEY: "SOUTH PACIFIC" AND "THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE"
First Edition 
These two playbills are from performances in Sydney, Australia in the 1950's - both performed at the J. C. Williamson Theatres - Empire and Theatre Royal. 1.) South Pacific with stars Mary La Roche, Richard Collett, Virginia Paris and others. The cover is a blue mountain and lagoon scene with a red sunset. The remainder of the playbill is in black and white. There are previews of upcoming plays and advertiseme nts, 2.) The Reluctant Debutante stars are Roger Livesey and Ursula Jeans - the play is a comedy by William Douglas Home. Contains star photos and biographical information plus advertisements. The former owner wrote in ink on the rear panel - probably 1950's for South Pacific and a name and date of 7/6/56 on the second playbill. Well cared for. Books size, stapled binding, black with and red on the cover of Debutate. Well cared for - tight binding, no soil or wear, however there is tactile evidence of a little ripple on the front cover of South Pacific, that isn't visible. ; 8vo 
Price: 18.00 USD
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17 ROBERT JOHNSON: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS
Columbia Records 1990 Ephemera 
This is the catalog that must have accompanied the recordingreleased by Columbia Records of Johnson's music and voice. This is a 47 page brochure that has a lengthy biography with photos, commentary/tributes by Keith Richards and Eric Clapton, and the lyrics in detail. It is a tall narrow brochure with a photo of Johnson on the cover. The back pages show a light water line stain and some wrinkling at the top of the last few pages. ; 4to 
Price: 18.00 USD
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18 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH SPOTS. FEBURARY 1957
Denver, CO Universal Publishers Service, Ind. 1957 First Edition Softcover 
This is a small little book with events and a directory to living in Denver and Colorado for February 1957. Events, entertainment, sport events, articles, fashion, games, tips, advice, advertising. There is a little soil to the covers. The interior pages are in fine condtion. Tight binding. There is very little wear. No marks, no writing. ; No. 2; Vol. 1; 8vo; 64 pages 
Price: 17.00 USD
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19 THE DAHLIA OFFICIAL BULLETIN SPRING 1950 Central States Dahlia Society
Chicago, IL The Central States Dahlia Society, Inc. 1950 Softcover 
This is a softcover bulletin from The Dahlia Official Bulletin of the Dahlia Society. The cover is a bright yello with a cartoon of a young boy who has made a mess of the living room - it appears the boy or husband is supposed to be cleaning, but has picked up the mail sat down to read the Dahlia magazine and becamse obsessed. There is a wife or mother standing next to his chair with hands on her hips in frustration. Art by E. A. Schoenlau. The magazine is 9 1/2" x 7 1/2" and has 28 pages. Featured articles are New Foreign Dahlias of Merit, The Poor Man's Greenhouse, Most Popular Exhibition Varieties. There is plenty of extra information about shows, culture, supplies, show dates, news, personals, editior's comments. The magazine is in black and white with some photographs and some drawings. The binding of staples is tight, the covers and interior pages are clean and bright. There is a former owner address label on the upper front cover and a postage stamp that was used to hold the magazine tight for mailing. Part of the postage stamp is on the front cover, part on the rear page. ; Number 1; Vol. 19; 8vo; 365 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 THE MOUNTAIN LAKE SANCTUARY FLORIDA (AND SINGING TOWERS) LAKE WALES)
Mountain Lake Sanctuary 1946 First Edition Softcover 
This is a softcover booklet of 26 pages with an art paper cover and a stapled binding. There is a photograph of the Singing Tower and its reflection in the water in the foreground. Pasted on. The blank is back excpt for the name of the Director, H. M. Nornabell and the 25 cent price. Five photographers are listed on the inside of the cover - Morse, Rittase, Geisler, Can Natta, Alexander. There is a 1946 copyright by The American Foundation Incorporated. The first page includes words about the Tower and Sanctuary being dedicated by Clavin Coolidge in 1929. There is a foreword by Edward W. Bok and an adjacent portrait printed in sepia ink. In termingled with the text are phtographs of the locale, carillon, organ, architectural detail, organ, flamingo, fountains.. There is a beautiful double spread of the Tower and trees in color at the center of the booklet. The front cover has a soft crease at the lower corner. There is a shading to the front cover from sun exposure. Clean. The interior is crisp and clean. A nice keepsake on art paper with a matte finish. ; Small 4to; 26 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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