Your Hands Hold the Future of Defense Production. They Must Be Kept Safe [poster]
[Washington, DC]: National Committee for Conservation of Man-Power in Defense Industries, [1942?]. Roughly 15 by 20.25 inches. A poster issued by the US Department of Labor to encourage worker safety. The image depicts two hands, one holding a hammer and the other holding a factory surrounded by tankes, airplanes, artillery pieces, and ships. The artist is not identified. The date of publication is estimated as this poster was listed as available for free distribution in "Our Country's Call to Service," a pamphlet published in 1942 by the Federal Security Agency. An uncommon home front poster from the Second World War. No copies are listed in OCLC or the Library of Congress database. ISBN: 281AIB013476X.
A fair to good example, mounted on linen, with considerable restoration. The poster was folded twice (probably for mailing). There is paper infill in the margins and a couple of tears that extend into the image that have been recolored competently but not expertly. An acceptable copy of a scarce and striking poster.Book ID: 61049More details Price: $100.00
Worlds Fair Route: Baltimore & Ohio R.R. St. Louis 1904
(N.-pl.): Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road, 1904. Roughly 8 by 9 inches. 36 pages. A promotional brochure for the fair, illustrated with many photographs and issued by the B&O. Printed in blue and brown. The information about the railroad includes a centerfold map, and the final four pages. ISBN: 281AIB1024452.
Small surface scar on front cover, but generally very good.Book ID: 108139More details Price: $50.00
West Side Reserve Madeira label
San Francisco and Oakland: Goldberg, Bowen & Co, (ca. 1900). 4-1/2 by 3-3/4 inches. A burgundy label printed and embossed with gold ink. Goldberg, Bowen operated under that name from 1886 to 1919. This probably dates from the early 20th century. ISBN: 281AIB1023806.
An unused label. Near fine.Book ID: 105434
Wengernalp - Jungfrau-Railway. Bernese Oberland Switzerland.
Zurich: Wolfsberg, (n.d. but ca. 1920). 6 panel, doubled-sized brochure (12 panels total). Great chromolithography. ISBN: B004561B3A.
Near fine.Book ID: 103768
Washington Souvenir Co. Private Mailing Card Series
Ca. 1900. Private mailing cards, with vignettes of major Washington, DC, buildings and statues flanked by American flags on one side; verso (back) for address. Full set is 15 (?) cards. ISBN: 281AIB1023151.
This is a partial set of 8 cards, all fine (mint, or nearly so). No. 1, US Capitol; 2, Congressional Library (aka Library of Congress); 3, The White House; 5, War and Navy Building; 6, Treasury Building; 7, Pennsylvania Ave.; 9, Pension Office; 11, Washington Mansion; 12, Robert E. Lee Mansion at Arlington National Cemetery.Book ID: 103192
Views and Legends of Monterey and Surroundings.
San Francisco: The Murdock Press, 1907. 8-1/2 by 6 inches (oblong). 40 pages. Reproduces black-and-white photographs of the region, with captions. ISBN: 281AIB0027459.
First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback).Book ID: 16897More details Price: $40.00
Victory Parade Postcards
ARA (American Relief Administration), 1919. A group of five postcards showing the victory parade in New York City following the end of the First World War. The cards, apparently part of a series issued by the ARA, are numbered V-1 to V-5 (total number in series not known to this cataloguer). The cards are: Part of the Crowd that Viewed the Victorious Sailors; U.S. Sailors of the Victory Fleet Marching Down Fifth Ave., N.Y.; U.S. Marines of the Overseas Fleet Marching Down Fifth Ave., N.Y.; Sailors of Victory Fleet Marching Down Fifth Ave., N.Y.; and U.S. Sailors Passing the Reviewing Stand on Fifth Ave., N.Y. ISBN: 281AIB1022930.
Cards very good to near fine. Divided back cards with no markings on back (verso).Book ID: 102629More details Price: $93.75
Trancendental Meditation: Some Articles
Los Angeles: Students' International Meditation Society - International Meditation Society, (ca. 1975). A pre-printed paper folder, with off-prints of positive articles about TM laid in. ISBN: 281AIB1043394.
Folder very good. Contents fine. This particular gathering includes 28 newspaper and magazine article offprints as well as facsimiles of letters of support for TM from other organizations. With a 4-page brochure on TM as taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Uncommon.Book ID: 219106
Three Photographs of Gold Mining on the Rogue River, Grants Pass, Oregon
1910. Three photographs (one duplicate) laid down on canvas (as issued?). Roughly 9-1/4 by 7-1/4 inches. The two views are taken from opposite sides of a small inlet. The mining operation consists of a water-powered conveyor leading to two spinning drums. Water is pumped out of the drum enclosures through a tall pipe. Location and date written in pencil on the verso (back) of one of images. ISBN: 281AIB1023322.
Medium contrast images. Generally very good. One of the duplicate images with creasing to one corner. [JSP02]Book ID: 103727More details Price: $250.00
The Wilmerding Life. June 1910 [Yearbook Wilmerding School of Industrial Arts, San Francisco, California]
San Francisco, CA: Wilmerding School of Industrial Arts, 1910. 96 pages. An expanded issue of the the school's monthly literary magazine, issued as the school's yearbook. Includes photos of the senior class, class prophecies, reports on athletics and other school clubs. The school later merged with two others, to become today's Lick-Wilmerding. ISBN: 281AIB1024434.
First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). With most of the original publisher's glassine wrapper.Book ID: 108095More details Price: $37.50
The Ten Commandments of a Good Sport
(N.-pl. but probably Eureka, CA): (n.p.), (n.d. but probably ca. 1920). Frameable print in two colors; 7 by 10 inches. ISBN: 281AIB1026362.
Near fine with a touch of wear to corners, and browning to verso.Book ID: 120320More details Price: $18.75
The Nixon Record [cover title]
Washington, DC: National Labor Committee for the Election of McGovern-Shriver, . Two versions of this anti-Richard Nixon campaign material, focusing on his labor record. 12 and 4 pages. Roughly 8-1/2 by 11 inches, printed on newsprint. ISBN: 281AIB1031573.
One near fine; 4-page version a bit tattered at the edges.Book ID: 142568
The Musketeers. Founded on Alexander Dumas' Novel "The Three Musketeers" as Produced at Her Majesty's Theatre by Herbert Beerbohm Tree
London: The Nassau Press, 1899. 16 pages with 16 plates of actors in various roles and scenes. 12 x 9.75 inches. ISBN: 281AIB1032006.
First edition (first printing). Very good in decorated thick paper wrappers (paperback), stapled. Some rust from staples on endpapers. Edge wear and fading to covers.Book ID: 144380
The Messiah: Isaiah VIII 19-22 & IX 1-6 / Micah IV 3-5 / Zechariah XIV 20-21
(Cummington, MA?): The Cummington Press, 1947. Single sheet folded to make 4 pages. Prophetic excerpts from the Old Testament, printed by Harry Duncan as a holiday greeting for Mr. and Mrs. Arno Werner. ISBN: 281AIB1044185.
First edition (first printing). Somewhat foxed.Book ID: 224332More details Price: $30.00
The Issue: A Statement of the British View
First Edition Thus
Stamford, CT: Overbrook Press. 40 pages. "Reprinted from the Round Table War Pamphlet dated March 1940." A pamphlet, reprinted from Round Table magazine, outlining a British view of the Nazis and implicitly encouraging American involvement in the Second World War. ISBN: 281AIB1022685.
First edition thus. A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback).Book ID: 101423
The Great American Parade
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co, 1935. 611 pages. "48 modern American classics of rare enjoyment." Contributors include Ernest Hemingway ("The Killers") and F. Scott Fitzgerald ("The Guy Who Fixed the World Series"), as well as Willa Cather, Edna Ferber, E. B. White, Ogden Nash, and Robinson Jeffers. ISBN: B0006D9W50.
A near fine copy (top edge dusty) in a very good jacket with some minor loss at the top of the spine and minor chipping at the edges. Attractive.Book ID: 50243More details Price: $30.00
The Freshman Register of the Class of 1963
Boston: Harvard Yearbook Publications, Inc, 1959. The Freshman Register of the Class of 1963. Also includes Cambridge 38: A Home for the HDC Soc Sci: Information or Inspiration? A Guide to Woman's Colleges, also Fiction, Poetry Cartoons. ISBN: 281AIB0137106.
Maroon cloth covers with gold lettering and insignia to front cover and spine. Mild overall wear to covers with some mild fading.Book ID: 62057More details Price: $20.00
The Ellis "New Method" Embossing [Printing Samples]
New York: Ellis New Method Embossing Co, 1920-22. Single page company bulletins folded to 8-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches showcasing embossing options for menus, greeting cards, yearbooks, announcements, letterheads and the like. ISBN: 281AIB1026357.
Very good with some light soiling and discoloration to off-white heavy stock. Seven bulletins dated November 1920, March 1921, April 1921, June 1921, July 1921, August 1921, and April 1922.Book ID: 120325More details Price: $43.75
The Echo (Santa Rosa High School), September 1910 (vol. II, no. 2)
Santa Rosa, CA: Santa Rosa High School, 1910. 24 pages. 8-1/4 by 10-3/4 inches. Student magazine with stories, jokes, drawings, sports updates, and ads. ISBN: 281AIB1023824.
Cover edges tanned, else very good in wrappers.Book ID: 105424
The Echo (Santa Rosa High School), October 1913 (vol. VI, no. 2)
Santa Rosa, CA: Santa Rosa High School, 1913. 32 pages. The school literary magazine, with an essay, a short story, a poem, jokes, and a sports update. ISBN: 281AIB1023815.
Wrappers a bit chipped, else very good.Book ID: 105431
The Echo (Santa Rosa High School), January 1911 (vol. II, no. 6)
Santa Rosa, CA: Santa Rosa High School, 1911. 24 pages. 8-3/8 by 10-7/8 inches. Student magazine with stories, jokes, drawings, and sports updates. ISBN: 281AIB1023816.
Spotting to covers, pages slightly warped, else very good.Book ID: 105430
The City of the Saints, Containing Views and Descriptions of Principal Points of Interest in Salt Lake City and Vicinity; also Brief Sketches of the History and Religion of the Latter-Day Saints
Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Co, (n.d., ca. 1895). 66 pages. Sixteen pages of black-and-white illustrations of scenes and individuals. Oblong format, 7.25 x 5.25 inches. ISBN: B00NWR5788.
A very good copy in red cloth with gilt lettering and illustration on front cover. General edge and corner wear. Rear cover is loose from staples.Book ID: 114394
The Aurora: A Family Magazine, Vol. I, no. 3 (March 1887)
Bacon & Company, 1887. Pp. 233-336, plus ads. A short-lived San Francisco magazine, with short stories, poems, and essays on topics of the day (the education of women, the cable car conductors and and street car drivers strike). The article on the strike mentions the use of dynamite by the striking workers. The magazine, called Aurora Borealis for the first two issues, seems to have lasted eight issues in all. ISBN: 281AIB1024406.
Corner of cover and some pages bent, but generally very good. An uncommon publication.Book ID: 108066
The Anchor. United States Naval Training Center. San Diego, California. Company 536
Albert Love Enterprises. Commenced Training 11 September 1958. Completed Training 14 November 1958. Unpaginated. Dark blue covers with embossed ship hull with gold lettering and anchor on front cover. ISBN: 281AIB0029478.
Clean inside. No highlighting or underlining. A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. Cover edges bumped.Book ID: 17594More details Price: $20.00
The Anchor. United States Naval Training Center. Company 55-684. San Diego
(Dallas, TX): (Taylor Publishing), 1955. Small class of just 70 sailors. Illustrated commemorative yearbook. ISBN: 281AIB0001603.
Near fine, hardcover.Book ID: 1292More details Price: $15.00
The Anchor. Company 73-173. U.S. Naval Training Center. San Diego, California
San Diego, California: Military Division. American Yearbook Company, 1966. Unpaginated. White covers with embossed gold lettering and decorations in blue and gold on front cover. ISBN: 281AIB002946X.
Covers mildly scuffed and dusty. Top of spine chipped. Corners bumped. Top edge offront and back cover dented. Small (2mm) shallow chip to front cover. Contents fine.Book ID: 17595More details Price: $15.00
Selected Works of Contemporary Artists in Guangdong [Guangdong dang dai mei shu jia zuo pin xuan]
Guangzhou Province: Lingnan Art Publishing House, 1992. 288 pages. Text in Chinese. Each page is devoted to an artist, with a photograph of the artist, a brief biography, and a color reproduction of an example of the artist's work. ISBN: 9787536206076.
Near fine hardcover in a near fine dust jacket. Slipcase abraded at one corner, else very good.Book ID: 59066More details Price: $75.00
Scene in Still's Park, Puget Sound, Wash. [Whidbey Island]
New York: Atlas Society, (ca. 1905). Lithographed scene of the park created by Judge Lester Still on Whidbey Island, Washington. ISBN: 281AIB1023186.
Minute wear at one corner, else fine. Undivided back, unused. Signed "L. Still" at bottom, probably by Lester Still, who gave the park its name.Book ID: 103240More details Price: $37.50
Santa Rosa, Cal. RPPC (Real Photo Postcard)
Busy street scene in downtown Santa Rosa, Sonoma County. Ca. 1940. ISBN: 281AIB1023228.
Near fine card. Postally unused. DOPS back.Book ID: 103332
Sacramento Air Materiel Area (McClellan Air Force Base) 1967 Yearbook
Sacramento, CA: McClellan Air Force Base, 1967. 388 pages. Illustrated with thousands of pictures of military and civilian personnel stationed at the base. ISBN: 281AIB1043399.
A near fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. Back cover with some scratches.Book ID: 219113More details Price: $50.00