Collection of Ephemera Relating to the Marketing of Books, 1742-2014

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Box b-000874
Broadside, 2 previous folds. With photographs of the finished book. Integral order form. Printed in a limited edition of 100 copies and a deluxe edition of 26 lettered copies.
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Box p-000074
Folio bifolium (approx. 19" high), previous folds, else fine. Details six featured books, Chinese Horrrs, Persecution of the Christians, and Wonderful Developments of the Nineteenth Century among them. The publisher seeks agents: "A $5 OutfitFree. It makes no difference how good a salesman you are, you can do business with a cheap outfit; don't let anyone fool you into taking an outfit unless it is all enclosed in a case and has a handle..."
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Box b-000875
12mo, unpaginated; list of titles from the Club available at Philip C. Duschnes. Includes Homer's "The Iliad" (no. 24), preface and translation by Alexander Pope; and George Bernard Shaw's "Back to Methuselah," (no. 112) with a preface by the author.
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Box b-000873
12mo, pp. 16; 2 plates, illustrations throughout; original red pictorial wrappers, mostly fine. Titles listed in this catalogue include Thackeray's "Henry Esmond"; "Poems of Keats"; Flaubert's "Salambo"; "Voltaire's England," with engravings by Hogarth; "The Iliad of Homer"; William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"; Prévost's "Manon Lescaut," with a study by Edward Sackville-West; and Melville's "Typee". Also includes a list of recent publications (including "Grimm's Folk Tales," with etchings by George Cruikshank; and "The Odyssey of Homer). Enrollment form printed on p. 15.
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Box b-000872
Portfolio, 8vo; containing looseleaf prospectuses and sample pages from the first four volumes of "A series of small books...relating to the early history of Alta and Baja California". These include Thomas Coulter's "Notes on Upper California, 1832"; Job Dye's "Recollections of a Pioneer, 1830-1852, Rocky Mountains, New Mexico, California"; Edmund le Netrel's "Voyage of the Heros, Around the World with Duhaut-Cilly"; and Don Meadows' "Baja California, a Biblio-History, 1533-1950". Order form also loosely inserted. Text in red and black.
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Box b-000873
12mo, pp. 15; illustrations; original brown pictorial wrappers, fine. Titles for the year's series include Anthony Trollope's "Mary Gresley and other stories" and "The Complete Poems of Emily Brontë. Special announcement, order form, and envelope from the American distributor Philip C. Duschnes laid in. Advertisements for the folio society and Bruce Rogers' Twelve Moneths and Christmas Day laid in.
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Box b-000873
12mo, pp. 15; illustrations; original brown pictorial wrappers, fine. Titles for the year's series include Anthony Trollope's "Mary Gresley and other stories" and "The Complete Poems of Emily Brontë. Special announcement, order form, and envelope from the American distributor Philip C. Duschnes laid in. With original envelope in which the catalogue was mailed.