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Walk-Over Shoe Prints. A Magazine with a Purpose.  July August 1921, William T. Card, editor
161 William T. Card, editor Walk-Over Shoe Prints. A Magazine with a Purpose. July August 1921
Campello, MA Geo. E. Keith Company 1921 First Edition Wraps Very Good 
8vo brochure (23 by 15 cm), 84 pp plus wraps cover, profusely illustrated with black and white photos and illustrations and four pages with color. Illustrations are of shoes made by the company, its stores, interior and exterior, windows, ads, models, miscellaneous. The George Keith Company of Campello MA was a successful shoe manufacturer that issued this magazine for almost two decades as a promotional vehicle, combining advertising and trade catalog-like information with articles, poems and short stories that not very subtly related to footwear and the company's products. Although issued for a good number of years, this is a true piece of ephemera in terms of scarcity, with OCLC showing the only institutional holding at the New York Public Library. Its interest lay in the marketing approach, more public relations or like today's infomercial than a blatant ad, in the shoe fashions of the day, and an insight into the shoe trade of the day -- a company's history, culture, etc. Light soiling to the white front and rear cover, with the trace of a name scribbled in blue pencil across the front top. A trivial closed tear on front cover and minute dent affecting its side and some leaves afterward. Otherwise clean and tight. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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162 Yosy, A. Switzerland, As Now Divided into Nineteen Cantons; Interspersed with Historical Anecdotes, Local Customs, and a Description of the Present State of the Country. . . . Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the Swiss, Illustrated in Fifty Coloured Engravings of the Costume. To which is added a short guide to travellers. (Two Volumes in One)
London J. Booth; J. Murray 1815 First edition Half Morocco, Marbled Boards Very Good 
Large 8vo. 24 by 17 cm. viii,236, 211, [1] pp. With 50 hand-colored plates. Two plates of musical notation. Colas 3102. Rubbing along joints and spine extremities. Moderate to heavy shelfwear. Clean internally. 
Price: 1650.00 USD
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Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manner of the Turks, [Alexander, William]
163 [Alexander, William] Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manner of the Turks
London John Murray, Albemarle Street; Printed By W. W. Bulmer and Co. 1814 First Hardcover Very Good 
v pp (preface), followed by 59, of 60, hand-colored plates called for. Missing Plate 1, "The Kislar Aga". Each plates accompanied by English description on separate leaf. Plates measure 10 by 6.5 inches (book is large octavo). Plates include Sultana or Odalisk, ladle-bearer, musician, first dragoman, the mufti, a Jew, a dervise, a Tartar, and on and on. They are both entertaining, both to gaze at and to read about, and they bring alive the past of a radically different world from the present in a way that no dry historical tome or even a diverting historical novel can do alone. The red half leather is a crude morocco and has some chipping, cracks and wear. Gilt title on spine is likewise only functional, and while bright, is not appealing. Leather is over marbled boards which have some wear but are acceptable. Binding is tight. Plates and text pages with some light soilage scattered but for the most part they can be described as just acceptably age toned. Preliiminary pages have a bit more foxing. Other than missing plate, a very good copy. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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164 [Alexander, William] Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manner of the Turks Illustrated in Sixty Coloured Engravings, With Descriptions.
London John Murray, Albemarle Street; Printed By W. W. Bulmer and Co. 1814 First Full Calf Very Good 
8vo. 23.5 by 16.5 cm. v, [3] pp., followed by 60 hand-colored costume plates, each accompanied by English description on separate leaf. Plates include Sultana or Odalisk, ladle-bearer, musician, first dragoman, the mufti, a Jew, a dervise, a Tartar, and on and on. They are both entertaining, both to gaze at and to read about, and they bring alive the past of a radically different world from the present in a way that no dry historical tome or even a diverting historical novel can do alone. Condition: rebacked sympathetically. Original blindstamped calf boards preserved, with edges rubbed. Light scattered soiling of the pages, but mostly clean, with light age toning. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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165 [H. A. Ogden, attributed, uncredited artist] Uniform of the Army of the United States 1882 Prepared Under the Instructions of the Quartermaster General
Philadelphia Thomas Hunter Lith. 1882 First edition Blindstamped cloth. Very Good 
Oblong 4to. 27 by 35.5 cm. 4pp. of text. Ten chromolithographic color plates. Followed by nine black and white plates. Light wear to cloth, with minor loss in corners, and a slight amount of blistering of the cloth. Clean within. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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