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1 Almanach de Cabinet Année 1812 Age du Monde 5812
Paris Chez Caillot 1811 NA Very Good 
Unusual broadside almanac calendar, with vignettes for each month. Oblong, 19 by 47.5 cm, within frame, and with frame, 21.5 by 50 cm. The arrangement and style resembles closely the calendars featured in ladies' gift book almanacs of the same era that were issued by publishers such as Janet and Le Fuel. For each day is also given the saint associated with it, and the woodcut vignettes are just like the ones used in these exquisite, miniature and near miniature books. Qualifying the calendar as an almanac is the subsidiary information very compactly rendered, such as how much daylight is added or lost during a particular month. The almanac is printed on a heavy card, and its back is blank -- this was clearly intended to be used as a wall hanging or the like. The gilt frame is modest but suits the broadside well. With light soiling scattered throughout, not detracting from the broadside materially. A few words on the edge are faded but still legible, and a few letters on the same edge are rubbed out. Still, an interesting item, and we have never seen such a broadside almanac calendar before. 
Price: 425.00 USD
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2 Manuscript Broadside with Probably an Original Poem Written with Calligraphy and Fancy Penwork Ornamentation
NA Very Good 
N.p., American. N.d., circa 1840s. (The heavy stock paper is watermarked Whatman 1843.) We can not state definitively that the verse was original to whomever wrote it out, but we could find no trace of the poem elsewhere. The elegaic verse begins: "Abby's gone! that pleasant daughter,/ She whose face was lighted up/ At your coming and whose presence/ Added joy to life's full cup." We would guess that the manuscript was inspired by an actual death, and was a gift to the bereaved parent(s). The calligraphy is a beautiful complement to the sentiments expressed. A most unusual and appealing piece of poetic ephemera. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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3 Vida de la mujer y hombre borracho Num. 54
NA Very Good 
N.d., 19th Century. 43 by 31.5 cm. 48 cells, or small vignettes, depicting how alcohol is the road to a life of misery and destruction. The cells are woodcut illustrations, each with a caption that carries forward a loose episodic narrative of the many inconveniences and miseries caused by drink. Scarce, with no copies located anywhere. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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Ye Tale of Fiddulpington
4 Ye Tale of Fiddulpington
NA Very Good 
Original nonsense narrative poem about a spendthrift, dissolute knight who marries for money. N.d., circa 1890. 34 by 21.5 cm. With eight round mounted cameo caricaturish illustrations rended with pen and ink. The poet was a gifted amateur -- his silly verses will still provoke laughter. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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[Advertising Broadside][Philately] Joseph Wild & Co. New York Boston - Chicago.  Importers China & Japan Mattings Carpets & Rugs
5 [Advertising Broadside][Philately] Joseph Wild & Co. New York Boston - Chicago. Importers China & Japan Mattings Carpets & Rugs
NA Very Good 
Decorative broadside, with 32 canceled Japanese stamps as well. N.d., circa late 19th century. Oblong, 27 by 39 cm. A few light stains. Folds, probably original to piece. Miniscule closed tears by two folds. Light wear besides. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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[Broadside] [Spanish Movie Tickets]
6 [Broadside] [Spanish Movie Tickets] "Indianapolis". Cine Paz. Plza. de Cervantes, Alcala de Henares, Madrid. Clark Gable -- Barbara Stanwyck. Jueves 17 de Septiembre de 1953.
NA Very Good 
Ten attached, perforated tickets for the Hollywood movie, "Indianoplis", which was first released in English as "To Please a Lady" in 1950 -- a movie that now shows up on TCM. The remarkable thing about the group of tickets is the color illustration on one side, which comes off as if it had actually been painted with watercolors, or hand-colored, when in fact a printing process had been used to produce the imagery. The other side has straightforward information about the ticket itself. This plate of movie tickets is exactly like the ration cards issued by both sides during the Spanish Civil War and by the Falangists during the tight years following that war. The plate, or poster, measures 29.5 by 21 cm. The artwork is not exactly realistic. Both stars look younger and prettier than they actually were then, or ever, notwithstanding Gable's status as the top hearthrob during the thirties. But image of two drag cars gives the illustration some vim and excitement, and this imagery resembles more closely some of the American publicity for the movie. The plate has light soiling in a manner we find quite common with these Spanish broadsides. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Oxford Almanack for the Year of our Lord God MDCCCVIII, Turner, I.M.W., artist.  [James Mallord William Turner].  Engraved by James Basire
7 Turner, I.M.W., artist. [James Mallord William Turner]. Engraved by James Basire The Oxford Almanack for the Year of our Lord God MDCCCVIII
1807 NA Very Good 
A scarce broadside almanac and one dominated by a Turner panoramic view of the university town from the far side of the river. Measuring 54 by 48 cm. About two-thirds of the broadside is taken up with the engraving. Below the engraving is the calendar. In between is the title in a center box, and to its sides are boxes with one, listing the kings of England, the other, the then current officers of the university. No copies found anywhere. The British Library has a similar broadside almanack for 1806, depicting Exeter College and executed by Turner and Basire, but not this year nor this panoramic scene. Also no copy showing up in a search of the Bodleian. Backed by linen, as we believe it might have been originally so issued. Light soiling, but mainly an appealing patina from the age toning. 
Price: 1750.00 USD
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