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Dr. U.S. Manuels Course of Physical Culture
1 Dr. U.S. Manuels Course of Physical Culture
Philadelphia Croft and Allen Company 1904 Wraps Very Good 
12mo. 12.5 by 7.5 cm. [32] pp. Pictorial wrappers, 16 color litho illustrations showing how various exercises are done. The sixteen exercises described are ones we are told were "approved of by a jury of experts". They are mostly vigorous stretches, and they touch on virtually all body parts, including the feet, the trunk, the hands, etc. This scarce brochure (no copies on OCLC) was a promotion for a chocolate and breakfast food (breakfast cocoa) manufacturer. The fact that it is also promoting physical culture might seem an odd initiative for a chocolate company, but certainly one that has become well-worn by breakfast food brands. The final eight pages and the inside rear wrap are devoted to Croft and Allen products, with a chromo image of a Swiss Milk Chocolate box on the inside wrap, and a color illustration of the company's large factory on the rear cover. The manual is a comparatively early specimen of physical culture literature, at least in terms of its seeking to reach a wider audience. Condition: tiny corner chip, front wrap. Otherwise, light wear. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Orange Juice . . . New Easy Way!  Brand New Invention Pays Royal Profits to Agents!
2 Orange Juice . . . New Easy Way! Brand New Invention Pays Royal Profits to Agents!
St. Louis, Missouri Kwikway Products Inc. 1930 NA Very Good 
Promotion for new orange juicer, with orange tinted photos. What is really being promoted, as conveyed by the bold lettered title, is the sales opportunities afforded by selling the juicer via direct sales, and specifically, the sales kits. Folded sheet, when closed, 28 by 22 cm, making up four pages. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Schaufenster-Dekorationen fr das Fleischergewerbe
3 Schaufenster-Dekorationen fr das Fleischergewerbe
Berlin Allgemeine Fleischer-Zeitung Actien-Gesellschaft 1930 Cloth Very Good 
Oblong 4to, 23 by 30 cm. 96 pp. 40 color plates (these are counted in page numeration). Gorgeous illustrations of ideal window displays of meats, butchered and cold cuts, such as one might expect to find at the finest of gourmet shops. Scarce, with a single institutional copy located on OCLC at the Stadtbibliothek in Braunschweig. (There are a few copies of an earlier version of this book, but this version was substantially different, with fewer illustrations, and the illustrations assuredly different.) The text block is loose. Otherwise, clean, appealing copy. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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Talco Money Makers for the Big Profit Trade
4 Talco Money Makers for the Big Profit Trade
St. Louis Talbot Manufacturing Company 1930 First Edition Wraps Very Good 
Trade catalogue for all kinds of food-making machinery to be deployed by street vendors on sidewalks, amusement parks, etc. Among the machines are popcorn makers, hotdog and hamburger grills, ice cream machines, etc. 4to. 27.5 by 21 cm. 32 pp., wraps. Scarce, with only copy located on OCLC at Hagley. Light wear. 
Price: 475.00 USD
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5 The Evolution of an Apple Pie
Chicago The N.K. Fairbank Company 1898 First edition Wraos Fine 
Scarce culinary pamphlet, listed on OCLC but with no library holding identified. 16mo. 11 by 8 cm. 12pp. Chromolithographic color illustrations, including on stapled wrapper cover. Advertising pamphlet for cottolene, a baking substitute for butter and lard and made from cottonseed oil and beef suet. Running through the pamphlet is a verse tale describes the steps in creating an apple pie, starting with the fruit on the tree and ending with the pie being served. About half of the pamphlet is devoted to short articles on the applications of cottolene or recipes, including ones for pie crust, apple pie, rhubarb pie, lemon pie, coconut pie and cream pie. These recipes are attributed to women, presumably consumers of the product. And filling out the promotional dimension of the pamphlet are a few testimonials. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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6 [Card] Use Osborne's Pie Preparations. Mince, Fruit and Pumpkin. I make dat pie fo' ristocracs. Osborne's mince pie too rich fo you.
Very Good 
N.d., circa 1890. Large card, measuring 12 by 16 cm. Black mammy with pastry roller bawling out her two children. All three are drawn in broad, unflattering stereotypical ways. Moderate wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 [Russian Cookbook] ????? ? ??????? ? ????????? ????? [The Book of Healthy and Tasty Food]
Moscow ????????????? 1962 Cloth Good 
4to. 26.5 by 21 cm. 424 pp. Many color plates -- these are photo-based color drawings, for the most part. Also many b/w text illustrations, mostly photos. This cookbook, originally published in 1939 and revised afterward, was developed by scientists at the Soviet Institute of Nutrition in the Academy of Medical Sciences. With its lavish illustrations, the book was more than a practical handbook in the kitchen, but also a potent piece of Soviet propaganda. Many of the recipes were not feasible for the average family during the Soviet Era because of the chronic scarcity in grocery stores, but they nonetheless suggested how life was good under the Soviet system. Also, the writers touted the success of the Soviet food industry in the introductory chapter. Moderate wear to binding. Scattered soiling of the pages. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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[Trade Catalogue] Eugne Vincent & Cie. 1807-1907
8 [Trade Catalogue] Eugne Vincent & Cie. 1807-1907
Lyon Imp. Gougenheim 1907 Light card. Twine tied. Near Fine 
25 by 11 cm, twine tie from above. Title leaf, followed by 30 color plates of liquor bottles. Gilt, silver and rich colors enrich the chromolithographic renderings. Scarce, with only copy located on OCLC a digital copy, at Cambridge. e 
Price: 750.00 USD
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[Trade Catalogue] Sherer-Gillett Co.  Here Are
9 [Trade Catalogue] Sherer-Gillett Co. Here Are "The Goods". Look at Them. Patentees and Manufacturers of Sherer's Pure Food Grocery Counters
Chicago Printer: The Commonwealth Press, Chicago 1912 Wraps Good 
Oblong, 19 by 27 cm. 24 pp. Catalogue for grocery counters, shelving and bins, made of wood (oak) and with glass-fronted windows to display the contents. The rather elaborate grocery furniture was quite decorative and from a now long bygone age. One might encounter such fixtures occasionally still in a few consciously old-fashioned emporia. The catalogue uses an orange and brown coloring on many of the photos to highlight the product one offer, and there are a few illustrations superimposed of a grocer and a fashionably dressed female customer. With the obligatory testimonials, upon which we rely to date the catalogue. Also separate four page price list (one sheet) and an excerpt from "The Merchant's Journal" with an article praising the company's counters. Scarce, with a single copy possibly of this catalogue located on OCLC, in Delaware, and another catalogue from the company at the Chicago Historical Society and a much later catalogue from the company in Toronto. Condition: cover soiled. A few minor edge chips and tiny closed tears. Moderate wear. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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[Trade Catalogue] Trade Construction Chocolate Confectionary.  The Art of vitalising your Trade by having Pride of Quality in all the goods you handle
10 [Trade Catalogue] Trade Construction Chocolate Confectionary. The Art of vitalising your Trade by having Pride of Quality in all the goods you handle
London, Watford and Sydney Boisselier Wraps Good 
N.d., circa 1920. 4to. 31 by 24 cm. [10], 4-29, [2] pp. Pages 4 to 28 feature color illustrations of the company's products -- chocolates and their boxes. Pictorial buff wrappers. H.C. Boisselier Chocolate and Confectionary Manufacturer had factories in Watford, Hertfordshire and Sydney, Australia. The firm began in 1908 or so. Its founder, Henri Boisselier, passed away in 1953, aged 86. Wraps have moderate wear, with a few soil spots and small edge tears. Some grubbiness to the leaves. Still, a lovely, colorful sweets catalogue. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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The Comical Cruises of Captain Cooky, Thompson, Ruth Plumly
11 Thompson, Ruth Plumly The Comical Cruises of Captain Cooky
New York Royal Baking Powder Co. 1926 First edition Wraps Near Fine 
8vo. 178 mm square. 28 pp., including wraps. Original light verse story, with charming whimsical color illustrations on most pages, and six recipe inset boxes interspersed. A fun piece of advertising ephemera. Light wear. A few light finger smudges. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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