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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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New Paragon School Desk.  Manufactured by A. H.  Andrews & Co., 686 Broadway, New York
3 New Paragon School Desk. Manufactured by A. H. Andrews & Co., 686 Broadway, New York
New York 1881 
Advertising school equipment, with biggest emphasis on the company's new patented desk, but also promotion its school globes, its lunar tellurian, its "Alpha" dustless crayon, its dustless eraser and the Potter blackboard. Circa 1881 (when the desk was patented). 47 by 15 cm. All these products are shown in small engraved illustrations. The sheet is now folded. Text on both sides. Light wear. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Vida de la mujer y hombre borracho Num. 54
4 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
5 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.
6 [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] The Life of a British Sailor Saved by Morrison's Pill.  Morrison's Pills for Exportation.
7 [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]
8 [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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[Fireworks Advertising Broadside] Etablissements Fabre Monteux (Vaucluse)
9 [Fireworks Advertising Broadside] Etablissements Fabre Monteux (Vaucluse)
NA Near Fine 
Visually exciting two-sided broadside, one side with many glossy color illustrations. Oblong, 56 by 80 cm. With 32 color illustrations. On the back side, many b/w vignette illustrations. Both sides with price details of the multitude of firework products. Given that this was printed on thin, newspaper paper, remarkably well preserved, but some minor edge crinkling, and tiny pinpoint holes at a few intersections of perpendicular folds, as typical of folded broadsides and maps. 
Price: 250.00 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
10 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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