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Advertising Piece for a Lecture at a Methodist Church in Syracuse, NY

By: N/A

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Syracuse, Furman Street Methodist Church: 1896

Seller ID: 011827

Condition: Very Good


Business card sized advertising piece--utilitarian, not decorative (although there is creative use of type fonts here). "The New School and Musical Entertainments. Furman Street M.E. Church. Monday Eve., June 15, 1896. Admission, 10 cents." "The New School" may have to do with the theological "old school methods" vs. "new school methods". The new school method of using an altar call, devised by upstate NY revivalist Charles Finney, has become practically an orthodox practice amongst most evangelicals today. It wasn't always considered so. This piece indicates th... View more info

Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age (Japanese Language)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Tokyo, N.P.: 2006

Seller ID: 010217

Condition: Very Good


388pp. Illustrated with charts. Japanese language. Extremities rubbed. The jacket is unevenly sunned and has dampstain to the back panel. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Advertising Piece for a Methodist Ladies Aid Society Held at a Syracuse, NY Church

By: N/A

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Syracuse, Furman Street Methodist Church: 1896

Seller ID: 011826

Condition: Very Good


Business card sized printed advertising piece--utilitarian, not decorative. "A corner stone social, under the auspices of the Ladies Aid Society, will be held in the Furman Street M.E. Church, Thursday Eve'g, June 25, '96. A choice program will be rendered. Admission 10 cents. N.B. The exercises will commence at 8 o'clock sharp." Printed on the recto only. Two faint areas of soiling. Size: 48mo - over 3" - 4" Tall View more info

Fiftieth Anniversary, 1898-1948

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Asheville, Lybrand, Ross Bros. & Montgomery: 1948

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011694

Condition: Good


168pp. Illustrated. Privately printed company history. Corners bumped. Musty odor. Spine a little sunned. Front hinge starting. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Results of Fire at Phoenix, NY 1916

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Syracuse, Rudolph Bros.: 1916

Seller ID: 011801

Condition: Very Good


Divided back. Unused. Two cents for mailing. This fire wiped out the entire business district of this town outside of Syracuse. 80 buildings were destroyed, making this the greatest disaster in the town's history. A scarce image. Foxed on the verso. Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall View more info

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments, King James Version

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, A.J. Holman Co.:

Seller ID: 020071

Condition: Very Good


863pp. + 5pp. study helps. Original decorative white boards (rounded corners, as issued) with lettering and decorations stamped in gilt, all edges gilt. Emblem of the Queen Esther Rebekah Lodge #71 on the front board in gilt. Printed in double columns. This publisher seemed to do a lot of business in Bible publishing for secret societies like the Freemasons. Gift inscriptions on the presentation page and the facing page. Boards soiled. View more info

The Net Set Aug '67

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Houston, Sweeney Publishing Co: 1967

Seller ID: 013850

Condition: Near Fine


28pp Stapled wraps are firmly in place. No wriring. One small spot on the cover. Articles of interest: Parker wins Two in a Row, Why Am I Losing? by Bob Newmith, Wimbledon '67 by John Newcombe, News from various Clubs, & a Cliff Richey Autographed Picture. Includes original business reply cards to subscribe. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Agricultural Almanac for the Year 1890, Vol. 65

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lancaster, John Baer Sons: 1890

Seller ID: 017592

Condition: Good


Unpaginated (30pp.). Illustrated. Typical almanac content with the obligatory references to the horoscope. Articles on value of woodland, when to cut brush, uses of linseed, rules for building barns, advice on horses, how to make fire extinguishers, the statistical odds of death, substances liable to spontaneous combustion (watch out for starch), the importance of recording deeds, building a rat proof corncrib, mutton suet as a household remedy, an account called A Tragedy at an Indian Dance, business rules, "things worth knowing" and more. Includes a chart showing "An Anatomy of M... View more info

Maverick Jim's Runko Race Game

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Long Island City, Einson-Freeman Co.: 1934

Seller ID: 020170

Condition: Very Good


Folio sheet, folds to an 8vo. Complete with the spinner and the original mailer. Advertising premium for Runko with malt (no doubt a competitor to "rich chocalatey Ovaltine"). I doubt that the game is complete (no game pieces) but it is still a good example of a radio premium from the time. The spinner says (in part) "Those boys and girls who add RUNKO to milk every day to make them strong and healthy, are the ones who have the strength and vitality to win in school, in sport, in business and social life." Maverick Jim was an old-time radio show starring Artells Dickson (st... View more info

The Good Provider, H.J. Heinz and His 57 Varieties

By: Alberts, Robert C.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020985

Condition: Near Fine


297pp. Illustrated. Pictorial endpapers. Two corners bumped. Several small closed tears to the top edge of the jacket. View more info

My Half Century with NCR

By: Allyn, Stanley C.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, McGraw Hill: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020329

Condition: Good


209pp. Illustrated. Ex-library with the usual markings. Bottom corners bumped. View more info

Welch Allyn: An American Success Story

By: Allyn, W.G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.p., Self Published: 1996

Edition: Probable 1st Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006255

Condition: Very Good


248pp. Illustrated. This copy inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. Uncommon as a signed copy. The story of Welch Allyn, a company that manufactures medical equipment in upstate New York, written by the son of the founder. The front wrap is creased. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Miracles Happen

By: Ash, Mary Kay

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, HarperPerennial: 1994

Edition: Third Edition.

Seller ID: 016483

Condition: Near Fine


193pp. Only traces of wear. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Nothing to Fear: Lessons in Leadership from FDR

By: Axelrod, Alan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Portfolio: 2003

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009851

Condition: Fine


273pp. Illustrated. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Charles Ball Tobacconist Advertising Piece

By: Ball, Charles

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Syracuse, Self Published:

Seller ID: 011787

Condition: Fine


One stiff card stock leaf, folded vertically as issued. Printed text informing the customers of Homer A. Ostrander of 111 E. Genesee Street that Charles Ball has taken over the business and will "carry a complete line of Imported Key West and Domestic Cigars, Pipes, Tobaccos, etc., etc., also a full stock of Leading Periodicals, Magazines, Daily and Weekly Papers and everything to be found in a first class cigar store and news room." Undated. The front wrap is nicely printed with a die cut horse shoe, riding whip and blue ribbon (stamped in gilt, blue and brown) with the letterpressed ... View more info

The Simple Truths of Service, Inspired By Johnny the Bagger

By: Blanchard, Ken & Barbara Glanz

Price: $4.00

Publisher: N.p., Simple Truths LLC: 2005

Seller ID: 020208

Condition: Very Good


78pp. Patterned endpapers. Illustrated. Boards scuffed. View more info

The Movie Business: American Film Industry Practice

By: Bluem, A. William & Jason E. Squire

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Hastings House: 1975

Edition: Third Printing.

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 009410

Condition: Good


368pp. Illustrated. This copy warmly inscribed and signed by the author to Norman O. Keim. Keim was a professor at Syracuse University (as both editors of this book were) and wrote a book on the history of movie theaters in Central NY. Ex-library with the usual markings. Shelfworn. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Screw Business As Usual

By: Branson, Richard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Portfolio Penguin: 2011

Edition: Third Printing.

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011602

Condition: Near Fine


372pp. This copy boldly signed on a specially designed bookplate dated April 13, 2012 from the event, "Global Leaders at Colgate: The Kerchner Family Series" on the front free endpaper. The head of the spine has a couple of tiny bumps. The jacket shows a little soil on the front panel. Branson is the founder of Virgin Group and is currently popular for his efforts to establish space travel for wealthy tourists. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Bryant and Stratton's Common School Book-Keeping; Embracing Single and Double Entry Containing Sixteen Complete Sets of Books with Ample Exercises and Illustrations for Primary Schools and Academies

By: Bryant, H.B. & H.D. Stratton

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Ivison, Phinney, Blakeman & Co.: 1865

Edition: Early Edition.

Seller ID: 009089

Condition: Good


192pp. Original brown cloth, elaborately stamped in blind, spine lettering originally stamped in gilt. Ledger keeping. All edges marbled. Bottom corners bumped and rubbed through. Discoloration to the front board. Foxed. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Boz on America: Being the Observations and Comments of Charles Dickens, ESQ., on his Visit to the United States in the Year 1842

By: Burlingame, Dr. Charles C

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Self Published: 1942

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 603

Condition: Very Good


30pp. 1st Edition. Original pictorial cloth. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens in 1842. Illustrated with four other plates. Burlingame's business card is laid in. Bottom corners mashed. Dime sized area of soil to the front cover. Lacking the original glassine dust jacket. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info