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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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[Broadside] Butts & Ordway, Agents for The Famous Spiral Spring Cart.
5 [Broadside] Butts & Ordway, Agents for The Famous Spiral Spring Cart.
Boston NA Very Good 
Cute advertisement showing a monkey atop the cart driving two frogs! N.d., late 19th century. Dimensions: 28 by 21.5 cm. The ad speaks of the easy adjustability of the cart, its versatility (it can be used with large or small horses, etc.), its elimination of horse motion to its ride -- in other words, a smooth ride. Condition: tiny hole by where folds meet. A few tiny edge chips by folds. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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[Broadside] Science Tells Why We Grow Old and how to Live Longer
6 [Broadside] Science Tells Why We Grow Old and how to Live Longer
NA Very Good 
N.p. N.d. Circa mid-1920s. 52 by 42 cm. The broadside presents all or part of three articles on the subject of longevity and eugenics, touting the work of three doctors, Serge Voronoff, Edouard Retterer and Eugen Steinach. All three were of the view that the typical human life span could be extended to over 100 years based on discoveries promised by their research. Retterer, Professor of the Academy of Medicine in Paris, argued that eugenics held the key -- if only people chose spouses based on health and heredity, as opposed to money and position. Voronoff, a Russian-French doctor, is remembered today mostly for grafting monkey testicles on to those of men. Apparently a devoted simianphile, he here claimed that glands were the culprit in aging and senility, and transplants from monkeys of these organs could extend human life to 125 years. Stinach, a professor in Vienna, had purported developed a ray treatment for the purpose of holding aging at bay, a treatment pitched to the acolytes of Elizabeth Arden. We could find no other record of this broadside, printed on newspaper. Condition: age toning as to be expected of the high pulp content of the paper. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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[Broadside] Slary Bro's Big Show! Benefit J.E.B. Stuart Camp . . . Slary Bros., - Black Faced Comedians.  A. B. Moncure, Female Impersonator.  J. Jouzensky, - Wire and Rope Artist.  Dan Slary, Wonderful Ladder Act.  Prof. Davis, Magician.  The whole to conclude with the Shakespearean Burlesque, Dar De Money.  Whar? or, Desdemona and Othello.
7 [Broadside] Slary Bro's Big Show! Benefit J.E.B. Stuart Camp . . . Slary Bros., - Black Faced Comedians. A. B. Moncure, Female Impersonator. J. Jouzensky, - Wire and Rope Artist. Dan Slary, Wonderful Ladder Act. Prof. Davis, Magician. The whole to conclude with the Shakespearean Burlesque, Dar De Money. Whar? or, Desdemona and Othello.
Petersburg Kirkliam & Co., printers Very Good 
Rascist entertainment benefit for Confederate veterans. N.d., circa 1890s. 23 by 14.5 cm. Age toned. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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[Broadside] The Life of a British Sailor Saved by Morrison's Pill.  Morrison's Pills for Exportation.
8 [Broadside] The Life of a British Sailor Saved by Morrison's Pill. Morrison's Pills for Exportation.
London O. Hodgson NA Good 
Early use of humor in advertising of a medicine. N.d., late 1830s, according to British Museum. 38 by 27 cm. Hand-colored picture of a jolly shipwrecked sailor, his face ravaged by warts and sitting in what looks like a barrel in the middle of the ocean, a long pony tail trailing off and attracting the glances of smiling fish. The caption: "Never go to sea without a large box of Morrison's Pills they will save your life said the doctor and sure his honour was right and no mistake when we were wreckd [sic] and all aboard perish'd I swallow'd the Pills jump'd into the Box and here I am going with a fair wind safe ashore." Scarce. Besides the British Museum, only other copies known, via OCLC, at Wellcome Library, and digital version shows up for Tufts. Condition: staining and flattened creases. 
Price: 575.00 USD
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[Broadside] [Spanish Movie Tickets]
9 [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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[Mechanical volvelle]  The Protean Angler
10 [Mechanical volvelle] The Protean Angler "Oh! Isn't this snug? I shall be sure to nibble 'em here!!"
London R. Evan Sly First NA Very Good Minus 
Scarce, and unusual, caricature metamorphic of fisherman with 28 different heads! Measuring 32 by 25 cm. This is numbered no. 8 in what must have been a series issued by R. Evan Sly in the 1840s. This, and any other in such a series, we could not find in OCLC First Search nor in the British Library catalogues. Condition: repair to the backing sheet and the volvelle. Light-ish soiling in the margins, and other minor wear. No issues with the volvelle's functionality. 
Price: 1250.00 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
11 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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