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|Original 1926 Locomobile
Owners Reference Book, compiled and issued by
the General Service Dept of the Locomobile
Company of America, Inc. Bridgeport, Conn.
USA. Fully illustrated and a must have if your
into restoring, repairing, operating a
Locomobile Junior Eight automobile. Book is
soft cover, 9"x 6". 52 pages. Book is
complete, no missing pages. Not a lot of
manuals that were typed for distrubution!
Pages have yellowed with age but are not
brittle. There is some soiling and minor wear
from age and use, but overall still in pretty
good condition. This is a valuable reference
and a rare find in an early automobile
1932 M.S. Chichibu Maru Steamship NYK Line
Deck Plan Map Sectional Hawaii! This is an
extremely rare, seldom seen promotional
piece from the N.Y.K. steamship passenger
Line, (Nippon, Yusen, Kaisha) Dated: 1932.
Printed in Japan. It offers a view into the
past of life aboard an early cruise ship.
Fold out brochure features the "Ocean
Greyhound, M.S. Chichibu Maru", that offered
Orient- California fortnightly service via
Hawaii. With stops in Los Angeles, San
Francisco, Honolulu. Brochure has multiple
amazing interior views of the ship. A couple
of scenic views seen from ship, Mt Fuji,
Waikiki Beach. A plan of passenger
accommodations. Large map showing the ocean
routes of the N.Y.K. World Wide passenger
and freight services. Folds out to reveal a
huge deck plan of the Chichibu Maru De Luxe
passenger motor liner. Also has a big
longitudinal sectional image of the ship.
Break-outs of various decks. Information
about the ship: Durmeister & Wain diesel
engines: twin screws: gross tonnage 17,500
tons, 22,200 tons displacement: Length 584
feet; Breadth 74 feet; Speed 21 knots. Its
interesting to note: that the Chichibu Maru
was built for the Nippon Yusen shipping
company in the year 1930, making this
brochure quite early in the passenger ships
history. Later, in 1942 she was confiscated
by the Imperial Japanese Navy to serve as a
troop transport and hospital ship. On April
28, 1943, she was sailing from Manila to
Singapore, carrying some 2,500 soldiers and
civilians. She was torpedoed by the US
submarine USS Gudgeon. She sank within 12
minutes with only 465 survivors being
rescued from the sea by Japanese ships,
Brochure displays nicely still even though
it has some small tears and split seams,
lite overall age discoloring. Its colors and
art work are still vivid and bright. Closed
it measures 10-3/4" x 10-1/4". Unfolded it
measures 42" x 30-1/2". Would be an
outstanding piece to frame and display in a
nautical, travel, transportation collection.
1929 Signed & Inscribed E.
Merrill Root Poet Poem Poetry Rare
antique signed and inscribed 1st
Edition, of "Bow Of Burning Gold" by
Edward Merrill Root, known as E.
Merrill Root (1895-1973). Inspired by
studies under Robert Frost, Edward
found inspiration to express his
poetry in print and this is one of the
earliest works of his poems to be
published. Edward was a listed,
writer, poet and educator. Born in
Baltimore Maryland, he was a devout
Quaker and pacifist who views changed
after his observations done in WWI.
Becoming an active advocate of
political conservatism, Root's
writing, took on a different light,
bringing him notoriety in conservative
circles, mostly for his vitriolic
writings on subversion in education.
This is a book of his poems that met
with critical acclaim, amongst his
admirers, which included his former
teacher and later friend, Robert
Frost. Frost was quoted as describing
Root as "the second best poet in
America". A stated First limited
edition. Dedicated to Alsa Landon
Root. Copyright, 1929, by Robert
Packard & Company. 9-1/2" x 6-1/2"
x 7/8". 172 pages. Condition is still
very good overall. Heavy stock pages
are stiff, clean. Lite age toning
overall. No stains, tears, markings.
No cracking to the hinges, easily
perused. Book is complete, no missing
pages. Binding is intact. Black
leatherette spine covering with
embellished gilt title, author. Rough
edge cutting on outer pages, gilt
along page tops, following a popular
technique of the time. Unique pattern
and textured paper covered boards.
Spine has a chip and there is rubs and
lite wear along the edges. Bumped
corners on the board. Inside is
nameplate with personalized
inscription to the recipient. " For
Ellen Drace - artist on canvas, on the
stage, and in life - "A" student for
fleeting years, and friend forever -
E. Merrill Root, June 15, 1944". Next
page blank followed by page with
"First Limited Edition, and E. Merrill
Root" penned signature. It is amazing
reading for one in need of inspiration
in walking life's path. A view of the
world through a poets eyes and times
past. A book that deserves a place of
honor amongst any library of poems.
1914 Kin Hubbard-Brown County-Indiana
ABE MARTIN Illust Wit Humor RARE!
antique hardbound edition, of Kin
Hubbard's "Abe Martin's Primer".
Hubbard was a popular, nationally
syndicated, humorist, cartoonist,
who back in the early 1900's created
a character whom he named "Abe
Martin". Abe was a wisecracking,
anti-hero, gentleman who hailed from
Brown County, Indiana. Its a rare,
hard to find book featuring a
collection of Abe's humorous
sayings, with illustrations by
Francis Gallup. Just listed as
copyrighted, publishing date was
between 1904-1914. Publisher listed
as Abe Martin Publishing Company of
Indianapolis, Indiana". 6-1/2" x
4-1/2" x 1". Book is complete and in
very good condition overall. Lite
signs of age and handling wear. No
major damage. Inkstamp inside for
"Glenwood Boarders of Palo Alto
Calif", original owner? Toning to
the page stock, but pages remain
supple, not brittle and book is
still easily thumbed. Binding
intact. Cloth covered spine with
title printed front board, cardboard
backboard show some discoloring and
lite staining but book still
displays well for its age.
|This is a
rarely seen large octavo book by Elbert
Hubbard. Printed by Roycrofters at their shop
back in 1908. It is titled: Little Journeys To
The Homes of Good Men and Great. It is 9" x 7"
x 2-5/8". Binding in calf over cloth boards.
Leather strap closier with copper buckle on
the side. Beautifully done in true Arts &
Crafts tradition as expected of the
Roycrofters. It was a first edition and was
published in the year 1908. Stunning interior
with Dard Hunter initials. Chapters include
vellum page and sketched like portraits of the
men. Chapters included on George Eliot, Thomas
Carlyle, Jonathan Swift, William Wordsworth,
Charles Dickens, Shakespeare, Walt Whitman and
others 348 thick stock pages. Book is complete
and in very nice condition other then the
bottom corners of the front and back board.
Their chipped, broken off. There is other lite
signs of use to the cover boards. The spine is
intact and binding is still tight. Plates and
three color printing is phenominal! This book
is a rarely seen variant and is not listed in
Versailles Trianons Rare 24 Color Lithographs
Palace Views Architechure! Antique, early
1900's, softcover booklet titled: Versailles
Et Les Trianons. Landscape folio with thick
card covers. Measuring 12-1/2" x 9-1/2".
Informational pages in the front, first ones
in French followed by English version.
Inside is 24 color, full page lithographs of
the palace. Interior, exterior, the
landscape, architectural features, etc.
Words can't describe the beauty in these
prints. The quality in each is quite
unexpected for its time. The printing
technique has a realism to it and you feel
like your seeing the views in person. Each
suitable for framing. Booklet has lite
handling wear, soiling to the covering.
Inner pages are very nice condition with no
markings, tears, stains or damage. An
amazing look at this historical Palace as it
appeared in the early 1900's.
WHISKERS Aeroplane Frances Trego Montgomery
1st Ed 1912 Color Plates! A
first edition, "Billy Whiskers in an
Aeroplane" by Frances Trego Montgomery.
Published by Saalfield Publishing Co. in
1912. First edition. The book has a number
of charming illustrations both in color and
in black and white (by Constance White).
Bound in green cloth with an embossed gold
and black pictorial front board, black spine
title, and black embossed billy goat cameo
back board. 9-1/4" x 7 1/2", 220 pages. Book
is in good condition overall. Lite wear,
bumps to the edges corners of the board,
spine. No splits. Lite rub wear to the
embossing of the front board as the golden
highlights are not as bright in some areas.
Inner pages are in good condition. No
markings or repairs. A couple of small
tears. Stock is still supple and book can
still be thumbed. Some small spots here and
there on some of the pages, lite yellowing
to the stock as expected with age. Pages are
still bound, with hinges showing expected
loosening. A good collectible book for your
Billie Whiskers series collection.
Southwest Santa Fe Railroad Travel Color
Litho Prints Indians, Trains CA AZ NM CO!
This is an original hard to find,
1914 souvenir publication that was made
available to travelers who rode the Santa
Fe Railroad route and ate or stayed at one
of Fred Harvey's hotels or railroad eating
houses along the way. Written and
published by Fred Harvey himself, the man
who invented the "restaurant for
travelers" idea. This booklet is a
wonderful trip in itself just to thumb
through and enjoy. The 32 color
lithographs are phenomenal! Each depicting
scenery and scenes of the trains in route
and Native American life along the path of
the Sante Fe Railway Southwestern routes.
Scenes included: Yosemite Valley,
Redlands, Cajon Pass, San Juan Capistrano
Mission, Old Baldy, Mystic Maze of the
Mojave Indians, Needles Mts, Colorado
River, Arizona desert, Interior of Hopi
House, the Hopi House, Grand Canyon,
Apache Warrior and his horse at Rio
Navaho, Arizona, Apache land, tepee, San
Francisco mountains, train over Canyon
Diablo Arizona, Petrified Forest, old
church, Acoma, New Mexico, pueblo of
Laguna, Native american decorating pottery
at pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico, Elle of
Ganado, Native American Navaho weaver in
front of her home, interior of indian
building with pottery, rugs, crafts,
Indian Building , Albuquerque NM, the
Alvarado, El Ortiz, Lamy NM, the
Californian Limited in Apache Canyon, the
Raton tunnel, snowy range in Colorado,
gateway Garden of the Gods, the Spanish
Peaks of Colorado. The booklet is string
bound, semi-gloss paper pages with heavy
construction-like paper cover. Raised gold
gilt title and colored lithograph of
Native Americans out on the range. Inside
there are a couple of informational pages
then each illustration has a title page
for the follow up print. Page across from
each print has information on the view.
Really fine quality publishing and
printing for its time considering it was a
souvenir. Booklet is complete. Cover show
lite signs of wear, corners bumped, spine
cover starting to split some at the
bottom. Back cover has two tears. Inner
pages have no tears, markings, stains or
foxing. There is some rub-like
discoloration on a few of the outer
boarders of the illustrations pages. Some
more then others. Not sure why these pages
did this as the adjoining pages show no
discoloring, rubs, at all. This did not
hurt the integrity of the lithographs
themselves. Booklet measures 11-1/2" x 9".
Vintage Professional Magicians Magic
Supplies Catalog Apparatus Tricks! Original
'Heaney's Professional Catalog of Wonders"
Magical Goods, Illusions, Stage Acts.
Catalog No. 24. From the Heaney Magic Co.
that was located in Berlin Wisconsin.
Undated, from the illustrations I would say
around 1915-1920. 8-3/4" x 6". 96 pages.
Loaded with some unique Magicians illiusion,
apparatus's, tricks and novelties. Fully
illustrated with prices. Great reference
piece. Catalog is soft cover. Complete and
in very nice condition still. No tears or
markings. No major damage. Well preserved. A
couple of lite stain spots to the cover.
Still supple and easily viewed. A rare find
for the collector who like antique magic and
is an extremely rare first edition, hard
bound book by the renown American architect
and noted architectural historian, J.
Frederick Kelly (1888-1947). Titled: "Early
Connecticut Architecture". Featuring 25 dbl
paged plates of measured drawings with full
size details of moulded sections
supplemented by photographs. Published in
1924, by William Helburn Inc, of New York.
Book is in large folio, 14-3/4" x 11". List
of the 25 plates the house the details came
from is listed in the front. A couple of
examples: Plate 2. New Haven, Beers
House....Front Entrance. Plate 8. Lyme,
William Noyes House .....Mantel. Plate 23.
Bethel, Barnum House...... Parlor Panelling.
Best described by Frederick in the forward,
"There exists today a very general
appreciation of the many excellent qualities
of early American architecture, and
Architects are turning more and more to the
best examples of building of the Colonial
period as sources of inspiration for current
work. While a great amount of data in the
form of measured drawings and photographs is
available for the designer's use, there
still remains a great deal of unrecorded
work that is of unusual architectural value.
This is particularly true of the early
architecture of Connecticut, of which
comparatively little has been published.
Much of this unpublished work, which is of
great beauty and unusual charm, is
practically unknown to Architects and
designers. Although it is similar
in many ways to the work of the same period
in the other American colonies,
Connecticut's early architecture has certain
qualities that are peculiar to itself. Not
the least of these is a certain very
delightful naivite, which, in comparison
with much work elsewhere that is
over-wrought and over-sophisticated in
design, is extremely refreshing. The
examples chosen for this series of drawings
may be regarded as typical of Connecticut's
early architecture, for they are so widely
distributed throughout the state that the
character of the work cannot be regarded in
any sense as regional.All the drawings have
been reproduced to a true scale, and all
moulded sections appear at the exact size of
the originals. This feature of full size
profiles should be of special value to the
designer who is preparing full size details.
J. Frederick Kelly". Book is complete and
binding is still intact. Pages are crisp,
clean and in very nice condition. Although
there is some wear to the cover boards,
corners, edges, etc, it remains in good
viewable condition. Take a look at the
pictures below. This is not a book that's
found or offered very often. Don't miss out.
A unique and valuable architectural, design,
1914 Henry DISSTON SAW & TOOLs
This is an authentic original 1914
tool catalog. Published by Henry Disston
& Sons. It features all the tools that
were produced by Disston & Sons back in
th e year 1914, with the largest focus being
on all the various saws that the company
offered. Saws were the mainstay for the
company, but they also produced quite a few
other tools that most are not even aware of.
Like adjustable plumb and levels, pocket
levels, screw drivers, gauges (scribes)
machetes, post hole diggers, cane knives,
trowels, clamps, saw sets, saw gummers,
tools for repairing saws and blades. Its all
packed inside!! It is an invaluble reference
tool for any antique tool enthusists,
carpenter or collector. Fully illustrated.
Some even in color. Loaded with details
about each item along with clear consice
images. Hard bound book. 238 pages. 6.5" x
4". Complete. Fully intact. Very nice
condition overall. Spine and binding still
snug. Lite age, handling wear. There is two
pages in the center that were stuck together
at some point and pulled apart, leaving a
roughened thin spot in the center of each.
All the other pages are still very nice.
Overall pages are crisp, clean and bright. A
rare find that will aid you in your search
of the Dissten tools of the early 1900's
1940's Railroad promotional set of 57 black and
white pictures. It is a seldom seen complete
set. All deal with the Railroad, with the last
one having all the railway trademarks, with the
names of the Railroads on the back. Titles below
on the borders. There is trains, electric,
steam, passanger, engines, railroad stations,
depots, driving the golden spike, inside depots,
stations, conductors, inside the engines and
cars, inside a Pullman, staff, soldiers
boarding, working on the mail cars, loading
freight, taking on water, the Roundhouse and
turntable, building of a locomotive,
dispatchers, signals at work, and so much more.
Real life situations with the equipment and
people that made the railroad work. I've only
shown a sample of the pieces in this set. Each
is suitable for framing. All are in very nice
condtion with no damage other then the first one
has some tears and wear from storage. A real
historic insight into the everyday workings of
the Railroad such as it was back in the 1940's
and prior. Each print is 11" x 8-3/4".
VS Illinois Football Ticket Stub! Original
ticket stub for a football game that took
place back in 1936 at the University of
Illinois, Memorial Stadium. Game was between
Northwestern and Illinois. Ticket is still
colorful and bright. It measures 3-7/8" x
2-1/8". Has some wear. Bumped corners and
edges. Take a look. Still and nice example
that would be a nice addition to any
7 = FABULOUS
VINTAGE ADVERTISING BLOTTERS!
Mint condition. Colorful unique antic's
of LawsonWoods monkeys on each. and
marked with titles, and the artist's mark.
6-3/8" x 3-3/8". Produced by Brown &
Bigalow. Each advertises the Country
Life, Fire, Mutual, Insurance Co. You get
the "I'm Not Exaggerating", "It's A Wise
Mother", "It DoesThings For You", "
First Rate", " Cleanup Time", "Supply and
Demand", and "Training Does It", .Check
out the pictures of each, and see how colorful
and nice each piece of artwork is. Great
for framing, and displaying, and since
they are unused, and in such nice condition,
they would make great gift also.
VINTAGE PLAYING CARDS
|Vintage Dbl Deck Boxed Begging
Dog Scottie Westie Terrier Playing Cards
vintage double deck boxed set of Western
Park Ave playing cards. Begging white
Scottie/Westie dogs. Pastel colored
background, red trim line on one deck and
blue on the other. Two standard decks with
two jokers, two contact bridge scoring
cards. Sets are complete and come in
original box. Cards are in excellent
condition, don't appear to have been played?
Box in good condition with lightly bumped
corners (one more so then others). A
wonderful vintage set of card for playing,
swapping or a collection.
|CITIZENS GAS CO.
Advertising Double deck of playing
cards, in original box. Frolicing Cocker
Spaniel named Butch, on the back.
One deck, Butch is running the other he is
setting beside a hydrant. Both decks are in
excellant condition and appear to have
not been played. All cards
are crisp, clean, with sharp graphics.
Sets are complete, four jokers. Box and sleeve
are very nice still. Intact, no major damage.
National Park Souvenir Playing Cards deck.
Complete it is original box. Published in 1904
By Haynes Photo Studios. 54 cards,
including Joker and table of Bridge points. A
bit wider the modern day decks. Fronts have
colored picture of Old Faithful, and says
Yellowstone Park around the cameo.Back sides
have color tinted photos of different views of
the parks. Deck is in very nice condition. Gold
gilting still notable on all sides. A couple of
the cards have a slight crease lines, but
overall the look good. Deck is still
pretty crisp, played but not much. Two part box
is still very nice with only slight signs or
age, wear, handling. A rare deck to add to your
1940's Congress Playing card deck. Featuring,
Whirlaway, the American Champion Thoroughbred
racehorse. Artist signed, but I can not make it
out. Very scarce deck. Deck is in very
nice condition. Silver gilting still bright.
Cards are crisp, clean and nice still. The four
of clubs is missing but there is a spare
Congress card included so deck can still be
played if you so desired.
the outstanding trotter race horse the raced in
the 1940's. He was made a member of the Hall of
Fame for Trotters in 1971. The deck is artist
signed, but I can not make it out. Very scarce
deck. Deck is in very nice condition. Gold
gilting is still visible Cards are crisp, clean
and nice still. Deck is missing the two of
clubs. There is no spare cards or jokers
included with the set.
|Art Deco Maxfield
Parrish style boxed deck of US Playing Card
Co. Congress 606 playing cards. This
deck is for bridge. Complete with two spares.
In original box. Marked Ranee under the
lady, Gary Donna artist. Deck is in
excellent condition. Gold gilt edges still
have a nice sheen. No chips, crease lines or
notable damage. Deck appears to have
been played little. Box has lite wear.
|1939 W.P. Co Scotty
Dogs Playing card Deck. Complete standard deck
with joker and spare joker. In original box.
Deck features Scotty Dogs. Deck is still
very nice. Box and cover card has wear.
|1939 W.P. Co
English Fox Hunt Playing card Deck. Complete
standard deck with joker and spare joker. In
original box. Hunter on horse with
dogs waiting beside. Deck is very nice still.
Box and cover card has wear.
OHIO RAILROAD CHESSIE CAT DOUBLE DECK PLAYING
CARDS. Double set in original bakelite(red
hard plastic case) Hinged lid. Complete. Two
full decks, 4 jokers with the C&O emblem.
Full figure Chessie on one deck with yellow
background, sleeping Chessie, white back on
the other. Gold Gilted edges. All the
cards are crisp, clean, and free of tears,
creases. Decks are old and I'm sure used at
some point. but still very nice!
|TEDDY BEARS PLAYING
CHECKERS PLAYING CARDS! Complete deck
along with two jokers in original box.
Cute teddy bears playing checkers in the
woods. Deck has been used, but is in
nice condition still. No tears or creases.
Graphics are still sharp and unfaded. Box has
some wear. Assembly Playing Cards.
|CITIZENS GAS CO.
Advertising Double deck of playing
cards, in original box. Frolicing Cocker
Spaniel dogs on the backs. Complete, decks,
with four jokers and original marked box. All
in excellant vintage condition.
|BLACK & WHITE
SCOTTIE DOGS PLAYING CARDS, DBL DECK IN BOX!
Extra joker is dated 1939. Both sets are
complete. 3 jokers also. Lite signs of use to
the decks and box. No creases or tears. Graphics
|OLIVER FARM TRACTOR
ADVERTISING DBL DECK PLAYING CARDS!
Complete double deck of playing cards. With
original box, marked A.C. Hooker & Son
Phone 33, Sidell, Illinois. Different colorful
graphics on each deck. Yellow & Green .
All in nice condition overall. A couple of the
cards have some lite crease lines. No
tears. Cards still feel crisp, and have
vivid unfaded backs. Produced by Brown
& Bigelow in the 1940's.
HOLLAND-AMERICAN LINE DBL DECK PLAYING
CARDS! Original double deck of standard
playing cards with advertising for the Holland
American Line. A Dutch-America
Steamship Company, that began back in 1873.
Decks come in their original marked box.
Both decks are complete. No jokers. Some
of the cards are discolored and have some
spots. Others are very nice still. No tears or
crease, just discoloring and handling
of playing cards. Eckerd Drugs advertinging on
the backs and on the box. Deck is used,
and shows its age some. One card is missing
and one card has a corner torn off. Still
its a hard to find deck that you don't see.
|VINTAGE 40'S CAMP
CROWDER MO. PLAYING CARDS! Complete deck of
vintage 1940's playing cards. Advertising for
Camp Crowder, Military base that was located
in Missouri. (1941-1956) Deck has
been used and has lite handling
wear. No tears or major damage. Box is
Jayhawk Mascot Dbl Deck of Playing Cards! Nice
condition on this vintage double set of
KU mascot advertising playing cards. Lite wear
from use. Both decks are complete. No
tears, stains. Crisp, clean cards. Nice marked
box. By Brown & Bigelow.
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