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.
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Box b-000873
8vo, unpaginated; illustrated catalogue of new titles from the press; typed letter, signed, from the distributor on "Story Classics" letterhead and order form with preaddressed envelope to Story Classics, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, loosely inserted.
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Box b-000873
12mo, pp. 47; illustrated catalogue of recent titles from the press, including Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Zastrozzi" with illustrations by Cecil Keeling; and "Cockalorum: A Bibliography of the Press". Order form addressed to the distributor, G.F. Sims, loosely inserted.
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Box b-000870
8vo, unpaginated; original blue printed wrappers; the checklist of books includes Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick, or The Whale"; Rudolph Koch's "The Typefoundry in Silhouette," translated by Alexander Nesbitt; Dashiell Hammet's "The Maltese Falcon," illustrated with 46 period photographs; Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Hound of the Baskervilles"; Gertrude Stein's "The World is Round"; Laurence Sterne's "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman"; Czeslaw Milosz's "The World"; "Poems of W.B. Yeats"; Ludwig Wittgenstein's "On Certainty"; and Edgar Allan Poe's "Eureka: An Essay on the Material and Spritiual Universe".
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Box b-000875
Bifolium, 8vo; typescript announcement of the publication of collections of miniatures of pieces in the Museum; loose order form for the 24 miniatures of Rembrandts in the Metropolitan addressed to the distributor, the Book-of-the-Month Club. 4 specimen miniatures also laid in. With original envelope in which this prospectus was mailed.
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Box b-000878
Single sheet folded into 6-sided pamphlet, long 8vo; green tipped edge; some pencil markings in margins, else fine. Titles include Helen Adam's "Gone Sailing" and "Dental Floss Magazine".
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Box b-000874
12mo, unpaginated; list includes poetry, children's books, every volume of the Konglomerati magazine, and forthcoming titles; also lists Ruth Pettis's "The Goudy Presence at Konglomerati Press". Integral order form.
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Box b-000872
Bifolium, 8vo, illustrated; announcement of the 7th limited edition by Elfriend Abbe, which includes stories by Thomas Crofton Croker, Patrick Kennedy, and Letitia Maclintock. Edition limited to 275 editions. Back page gives the list of four of the previous limited editions illustrated by Abbe. Printed on green paper.
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Box b-000870
Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for an edition limited to 135 copies, numbered and signed by the artist, "printed in eighteen point Goudy Italian Old Style tyoe on Taireishi paper"; illustrations, design, hand-setting, and hand-printing all done by Elfriede Abbe. Integral order form on back page; pre-addressed envelope and a sample of the paper loosely inserted. Previous folds.
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Box b-000870
Single sheet folded into 12-sided pamphlet, 12mo, accompanied by 3 additional printed Broadsides, also 12mo; illustrations; fine. Prospectus for Book VII to be published by the Press, "A fantastical satire set in a two dimensional world peopled by plane geometrical figures, an early classic of science-fiction". This new edition with an introduction by Ray Bradbury, and limited to 275 copies. With original, specially printed envelope in which this prospectus was mailed.
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Box b-000878
Bifolium, 12mo; text printed on special hand-made paper tipped in; fine. Prospectus for a limited edition of 100 of a print of Eishiro Abe, "papermaker and Living National Treasure of Japan. The calligraphy, Nagashizuki, mite tanoshi translates "Nagashizuki, a joy to watch". In original envelope in which this prospectus was mailed.
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Box p-000073
Folio Broadside, 16" tall, previous folds, else fine. Both sides detailing and touting the Abe Lincoln book, and enticing agents to sell it: "Agents making $3 to $14 per day. Agents can get the most liberal terms by applying now." Identical to copy above except smaller and printed in blue.
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Box b-000874
Bifolium, small 8vo; prospectus for the Center's second publication, printed by Carol Kent in an edition limited to 140 copies; preface by Decherd Turner, introduction by John P. Chalmers.
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Box b-000874
Single sheet folded into 6-sided pamphlet, 16mo; list includes "Cherry Ripe" by A.E. Coppard with decorations by Valenti Angelo; and "Maps in Miniature: Notes Critical and Historical on their use on postage stamps" by Walter Klinefelter. With envelope in which this prospectus was mailed, addressed to Emerson G. Wulling and postmarked Dec. 7, 1936.
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Box b-000876
Small 8vo, unpaginated; self wrappers, fine. Titles listed include Rudyard Kipling's "Barrack-room Ballads and Departmental Ditties" and "Love Poems of Lord Byron". Catalogue also provides a list of upcoming titles for the fall of 1939, including Samuel Taylor Colderidge's "The Ancient Mariner" and "Persian Fairy Tales," decorated by Valenti Angelo. Peter Pauper Perennials include William Blake's "Songs of Innocence and Experience" and Benjamin Franklin's "Poor Richard's Almanack". "Other Limited Editions" listed in the back. Order form laid in.
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Box b-000878
8vo, pp. 47; original white pictorial wrappers, fine. Titles listed include George M. Stephenson's "The Religious Aspects of Swedish Immigration"; Elmer Edgar Stoll's "Poets and Playwrights"; Willard C. Olson's "Problem Tendencies in Children"; Wesley E. Peik's "The Professional Education of High School Teachers"; M.J. Van Wagenen's "Comparative Pupil Achievement in Rural, Town, and City Schools"; Fred Engelhardt's "Selecting Sites for School Buildings"; Earl Hudelson's "Class Size at the College Level"; Marion L. Faegre's "Child Care and Training"; Chloe Owings' "Studies in Parental Sex Education"; Ruth E. Atkin's "The Measurement of the Intelligence of Young Children by an Object-Fitting Test"; Thomas S. Roberts's "The Birds of Minnesota"; C.O. Rosendahl's "Tree and Shrubs of Minnesota"; Marion L. Vannier's "Nursing Procedures"; Alice Felt Tyler's "A Syllabus of Modern European History"; and Leo J. Brueckner's "Scales for the Rating of Teaching Skill". Also provides list of serial publications and author and title indices.
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Box b-000877
16mo, pp. 15; self-wrappers, minor toning, else fine. Titles form the Press include Dana Kinsman Merrill's "The Development of American Biography. A short history of life-literature in this country from Colonial time to 1930"; George Cameron Stone's "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration, and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times"; Walter Klinefelter's "Christmas Books," limited to 350 copies; and Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Prologue of the Canterbury Tales," rendered into semi-modern English by Arthur Burrell.
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Box b-000877
Bifolium, 4to; text printed in red and black; fine. Prospectus for a catalogue, mostly of book from the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872). Provides an abbreviated list of some of the work mentioned in the finished book. Specimen color plate laid in.
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Box b-000874
16mo, unpaginated; catalogue includes titles by George Lyman Kittredge, Courtney Langdon, and Charles Hall Grandgent. Order form laid in. With original printed envelope.
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Box b-000870
Bifolium, 8vo; list of the publications currently available from the press; small Broadside with mission statement loosely inserted. Comes with the original envelope in which this brochure came, postmarked and addressed to Emerson G. Wulling of the Sumac Press.
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Box b-000873
Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated catalogue of titles from the press; type letter, signed from the press's Graham Williams and order form both loosely inserted.
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Box b-000872
Bifolium, 4to; text only on front cover; advertisement for the Cuneo Studio binder, which provides "Cleaning and restoring of rare books. Bindings of documents and manuscripts. Binding and repairing of library books. Inlaying and binding of collection of letters. The making of protective cases for rare books or manuscripts." Text in orange and black, previous fold.
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Box b-000870
Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for a limited edition of 500 numbered and signed copies, illustrated and hand-printed by Abbe; integral order form on back page; pre-addressed envelopes and a leaf providing praise from various authorities loosely inserted. Text in red and black.
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Box b-000871
Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus of this edition of Aesop's fables, "The illustrations have been coloured by hand at the Atelier Daniel Jacomet in Pescia, watermarked with a goose like that of the original edition"; edition limited to 160 copies; note from the American distributor, Chiswick Book Shop, Sandy Hook, Conn. loosely inserted.
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Box b-000871
Bifolium, 4to; illustrated prospectus for this limited edition of 160 copies; photocopy of The Times Literary Supplement, Friday 7 December 1973 review of the piece, titled "A Renaissance book reborn," printed on the inside of bifolium
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Box p-000072
Folio bifolium, 16" tall, previous folds, else fine. Extensively illustrated, and giving all the particulars on the holiday books, Happy Days in Goose Land, The Story of Forty Centuries, and Young People's History of Island Possessions, plus another. "Don't waste your time trying to sell cheap, inferior books when you can get the International Juveniles ... Our canvassing outfit is a handsome combination prospectus showing from 32 to 64 sample pages from each book ... Order one by return mail."
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Box p-000072
Broadside (248 x 191 mm.); previous folds, else about fine. Integral order blank printed on verso. "Without entering into a detailed account of the contents of this work, it may be sufficient here to state, that it will contain the results of my embryological investigations, embracing about sixty monographs, from all the classes of animals, especially selected among those best known as characteristic of this continent."
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Box b-000872
Bifolium, oblong 12mo; stories reprinted from the Harvard Advocate, which had been written during Agee's junior and senior year at Harvard College. "The type is foundry Cloister Old Style, specially cast with reduced capitals as shown here, set up and printed letterpress by hand on dampened Rives paper in a tall quarto...The edition is 285 copies, each signed by Mr. Achepohl, numbered and cased into quarter morocco with sides of hand-decorated Swedish paper." Includes envelope in which this prospectus came, addressed to Emerson G. Wulling and postmarked Feb 22 1965.
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Box b-000869
Broadside (290 mm.); previous fold; edges and fold darkened, a bit worn from handling, else very good. Announcement of the publication of a volume "in folio reale aperto carta velina fina, con caratteri de signori fratelli Amoretti di Parma," with 40 plates.
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Box b-000869
Broadside (305 x 114 mm); previous fold, small loss to top edge not affecting text; very good. Advertisement circular for a Civil War-era pamphlet urging the uniting of the North. At head of title: "A Book For Every Citizen! For every citizen-soldier! Citizenship, State and Federal, Endangered! State Sovereignty Dishonored!" Contents includes a short description of each of the work's 21 sections.
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Box b-000869
Broadside (430 x 330 mm.); faint previous folds, else about fine. Advertisement for several maps, including "Lloyd's Great Map of the Mississippi River, from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico," and "Lloyd's New County Map of the United States, Canadas, and New Brunswick". Prospectus not in OCLC.
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Box b-000872
Broadside, 16mo (152 mm.); illustrated prospectus for four volumes of works illustrated by Cecil Aldin, including works by Washington Irving, Richard Steele, and R.S. Surtees. "Each volume with 3 full page colored plates mounted on grey mounts, with numerous black and white drawings on tint ground."
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Box p-000071
Broadside, folio (321 mm.); a few shallow tears along left-hand edge, evidence of having been previously tipped-in on right margin; a very good copy. Prospectus for the rare first edition, issued in four parts, 1797-1799, containing 48 colored engravings by Alexander, the junior draftsman on the Macartney Embassy to China. Full page contemporary manuscript "Curious Predictions 2" on verso, entirely about the predicted fall of Napoleon. This prospectus unrecorded.
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Box b-000869
Bifolium, 8vo; "Proposals by Lincoln Edmands...for publishing, by subscription, a handsome stereotype edition of the Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments; in which all the proper names, and many other words, are accepted in a manner similar to the pronouncing Testament, and which is happily adapted to lead to a correct pronunciation, agreeably to the key and to the critical Pronouncing Dictionary of Mr. Walker". Includes excerpt from the work, recommendations, and conditions. Bottom of p. [4] order form. Five small tears from holes from earlier binding not affecting text.
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Box b-000877
Bifolium, 16mo; fine. Titles include Henry David Thoreau's "Selected Quotations from his Writings," edited by Amy W. Smith and printed by D.B. Updike at the Merrymount Press; and Dwight David Eisenhower's "The Inaugurational Address and Prayer," printed by the Chiswick Press, London.
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Box b-000875
8vo, pp. 44; original cream printed wrappers (light soiling), fine. Catalogue includes titles from various series, including Charles Baudelaire's "Poems in Prose in the "Ideal Series"; Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Lyrical Poems" in the "Lyric Garland" series; and a memorial facsimile edition of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass". Also provides complete list of contents from the serial "The Bibelot" and index. Order forms laid in.
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Box b-000875
Small 8vo, pp. 44; the whole printed on green paper, negligible toning, very good. Catalogue lists titles from various series, including Hilaire Belloc's "Tristan and Iseult" in the "Old World Series"; Robert Browning's "Italy My Italy" in the "Venetian Series"; Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Sonnets from the Portuguese" from the "Vest Pocket Series"; and Dante Gabriel Rossetti's "Ballads and Sonnets" in the "Quarto Series". Also provides a complete list of the table of contents for each number of the serial "The Bibelot". With index.
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Box b-000875
8vo, pp. 67, [1]; original blue wrappers printed in red and black (some minor soiling), toning along edges, small loss to lower-right hand corners not affecting text. A complete list of titles from all the series of the press, including "The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe with an essay on his poetry by Andrew Lang" and Robert Browning's "Pippa Passes," both from the Old World Series; "Prose Selections by Oscar Wilde" from the Brocade Series; a complete list of the contents from the serial "The Bibelot"; W.B. Yeats's "The Land of Heart's Desire" and "A Little Garland of Celtic Verse," both from the Lyric Garland series; "A Little Book of Nature Thoughts from Walt Whitman" from the Vest Pocket series; Dante Gabriel Rossetti's "Hand and Soul"; "The Poems of Oscar Wilde"; Robert Louis Stevenson's "Father Damien"; Rennell Rodd's "Rose Leaf and Apple Leaf" with an introduction by Oscar Wilde; and Percy Bysshe Shelley's "A Defense of Poetry". Index at end. Order form, "Special Instructions," and envelope laid in.
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Box b-000876
Single folded sheet, 8vo; rubber stamp of distributor, B.F. Stevens Brown, London; fine. Titles include the quarterly "The Book Craftsman for printers and collectors of fine editions" and William Collins's "Od to Evening," a plate book.
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Box b-000876
Single sheet folded twice, 8vo; rubber stamp of distributor, D.F. Stevens Brown, London. Titles include William Blake's "Songs of Innocence" and William Shakespeare's "The Phoenix and the Turtle" (from the Green Pastures Series).
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Box b-000872
12mo, unpaginated; illustrated catalogue of books in print and forthcoming publications from the press, which is affiliated to Cummington School of the Arts. Introduction signed by Harry Duncan and Wightman Williams. The forthcoming publications include "Two Conceits, for the Eye to Sing, if Possible: Poems by Allen Tate: with a woodcut by WW"; "Mesa, vol. ii, no.I, edited by Herbert Steiner"; and "Two Pendants by William Carlos Williams with drawings by WW". Order form on last leaf. Printed by the Kraushar Press on grey printed wrappers. Second copy is printed on yellow wrappers with the order form cut out.
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Box b-000876
Oblong 8vo, unpaged; plain photographic illustrations throughout, text and typographical decorations printed in blue and orange; original stiff white pictorial staplebound wrappers (a few soil spots); very good. An attractive little promotional pamphlet for both the Plant and the Press. SMU only in OCLC as of May, 2014.
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Box b-000876
Bifolium, 8vo; color illustration titled "...1764 on the Pennsylvania Frontier"; fine. Prospectus for a novel of Colonial America, part of the series beginning with The Disinherited and a sequal to The Forest and the Fort. Integral order form.
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Box b-000871
Single sheet folded twice, 8vo; printed in brown and black; fine. Prospectus for a new edition of the letters written to the Hartford Press by Lincoln's appointed Associate Judge of the Arizona Territorial government in 1863. This publication designed by Jack Werner Stauffacher at the Greenwood Press and printed by Patrick Reagh Printers in an edition limited to 450 copies.
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Box b-000870
8vo, 2 unbound leaves issued with unpaginated pamphlet of specimen pages; one of the unbound leaves provides the volumes of the Bibliography and, on verso, an order form. Specimen pages and facsimiles. "A systematic record of writings on English, and on other languages in English, based on the collections of the principal libraries of the World." "Privately printed and limited to 500 sets only."