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Souvenir Wm. J. Lemp Brewing Co. {cover title]

By [BREWING]. Lemp William J. Company

St. Louis: {The Company], ca. 1893. . Oblong 16mo, printed stiff decorated wrappers; text block secured in covers with a strip of archival tape at front and rear Four holdings in OCLC. The back cover and the map have the imprint of the Milwaukee Lithography & Printing Company. The map is dated 1893 This type of attractive souvenir album was common in the late nineteenth century. "They were all manufactured in Germany by what became known as the Glaser/Frey lithographic process. The illustrations were drawn from photographs, with the lithographers making some alterations by deleting undesirable or unaesthetic elements and addingappealing additions. Louis Glaser of Leipzig and Charles Frey of Frankfurt am Main used a multi-stone lithographic process to achieve a monochromatic effect that seems to have been rare if not unknown among American lithographers. Using five or more stones, they laid down a series of separate shades ranging from white to light sepia-grey to the darkest sepia-grey or black. The finished lithograph has a varnished look that creates greater illusion of depth than a simple lithograph or toned lithograph (Ron Tyler, Unpublished Typescript on Texas Lithographs of the Nineteenth Century). Lemp's brewery was an enormously successful business with a presence, at that time, in twenty-nine states. The business foundered during Prohibition when the Lemp sons failed to diversify.


Almanac 1909. Bliss Native Herbs. The Original Herb Compound. The Great Blood Purifier Kidney and Liver Regulator [cover title].

By BLISS, Alonzo O. Medical Co.

Washington, D.C.: [TheCompany], Late 1808. . 8vo, printed wrappers printed in red and black, front pictorial with view of the U.S. Capitol.


Upon the Witness Stand! Absolute Proof as to the Useful Qualities of the French Golden Washine! [drop title]


Charlotte, Mich.: [The Company], 1883. . 8 pp. on single sheet of pink paper, i.e. 8vo single gathering, uncut and unopened; has been folded with small separation in the folds only affecting the blank margins. Washine appears to have been a washing powder. We have only been able to find advertisements seeking agents for the product in various magazines of the period. The present piece is a brochure with many recommendations from satisfied agents. Laid in on a narrow sheet of blue paper is a plea to prospective agents to apply for their own counties as soon as possible, as the demand has been great and the best counties are going fast. All references to this product are in 1883 which might indicate that despite the manufacturer's enthusiasm, the product was not a success


Dr. Swan's Liver & Kidney Cure. [AND] Japanese Oil.


New York: [The Company], circa 1890s. . 16mo, highly attractive aesthetic period printed yellow wrappers; the back illustration showing a Japanese woman siting high up in a bamboo cane with a bird on her knee; in the background Mount Fuji; the front illustration shows a crane wading in a pond with bamboo canes to its right. One holding in OCLC (University of Rochester, Medical School). The first [5 1/4] pp. discuss Japanese Oil, an embrocation for the relief of rheumatic pains, also, a few drops are taken internally. According to this pamphlet, the recipe came from the Mikado's doctor who had to ask the Emperor for permission for it to be used on a visiting American; permission was then given for the recipe to be given to the woman. The remainder of the booklet is devoted to the Liver and Kidney curel.


Universal Almanac and Catalogue of Seeds [cover title]

By FERRY D.M. & Co.

Detroit, Michigan: [The Company], [Late 1892] . . 8vo, pink printed wrappers, very small hole in back wrapper, affecting one word of index on inner back cover; some pencil addresses on inside front wrapper and first page; Romaine p. 326. The attractive lithographic front cover is by the Calvert Lith. Co. of Detroit. One of the pencil addresses listed with a date of 1893 that is puzzling is "Airfield, Virginia" there is an Airffield Dam near Wakefield in Sussex County, Virginia.


Landreth's 1784-1885 Rural Register and Almanac.

By LANDRETH David & Son.

Philadelphia: [The Company], [Late 1884]. . 8vo, yellow/buff stiff printed wrappers; 1 1/2 inch closed tear on first page hole drilled in top left corner and string loop inserted for hanging. Romaine p. 329


Catalogue of Elegant Presents Distributed to Agents of National Remedy Company


New York: [The Company], ca. 1890. . Oblong 8vo, secured by two staples on the left edge. Not in Romaine or McKinstry, but Winterthur has subsequently acquired it.


[Sample Card].

By [EMBROIDERY YARN]. H. E. Verran Company. Royal Society

S. L.: [The Company], 1915-1930. . Tall 8vo, 9 x 5 inches; pp. [1] and [4] text; pp. 2/3 samples. Together with 6 skeins of "Embroidery Floss". Royal Society was a brand name of the company H. E. Verran owned by Henry Verran (1869-1930), which manufactured embroidery from 1915 to 1928. Harry Verran moved to New York around 1900 and went to work for Charles E. Bentley at BentleyÕs lace and embroidery factory on lower Broadway. Around 1912 he bought the company, which then became ÒH. E. Verran Co., Art Needle Work.Ó In the late 1920s Verran built a new factory in Stamford, Conn. and moved the company there. He changed the name to Royal Society which made mostly knitting and crocheting books but some quilt and pillow kits were produced in the late 20Õs and 30Õs. Also a series of kits for decorative laundry bags which looked like dolls were made. All their kits were packaged in tan envelopes with a colored picture of the finished product on the front. The kit included the prestamped fabric, floss and even a needle.


Italian arts & antiques: Bassano, Cantagalli, Deruta, Montelupo, Capri, Tedesco, Sesto, Quimper (French), Impruneta and Messina. Pottery, Venetian glass, English and Italian baskets.

By [POTTERY]. Carbone.

Boston: [The Company; printed by Stetson Press], [1922]. . Folio, buff stiff wrappers; front printed in purple, blue and black. Inner hinges professionally strengthened and new spine supplied. One holding in OCLC (Winterthur).


Let Bucilia Hooked Yarn Rugs Add New Charm and Beauty to Your Home [cover title]

By ULMANN Bernard Co., Inc.

[New York: The Company, circa 1931. . 4to, self wrappers, stapled in the center-fold; inch and a half separation at spine of first and last leaf


Catalogue. Prices Quoted are those ruling at the time list is printed and are simply intended as a guide....January, 1932


[New York: The Company, 1931]. . 8vo, embossed tan cloth, simulating leather, front printed in dark brown featuring Mercury hold a caduceus and holding aloft a basket of "goodies". OCLC shows two holdings: New York University and a Florida institution. Fascinating document listing high-end groceries--14 oz Malossol for $9.50 and other tear-provoking glories of years past. The firm, established in 1848, also sold household cleaning products and some utensils. Imported cigars were a huge item (6 pp) and considering that Prohibition was not repealed until December 1933, the "non-alcoholic beverages" section is a mine-field of obfustication, including, as it does, such items as Grand Mariner, Cointrreau and Benedictine (each 12% alcohol, i.e. 24 proof), rye, bitters (40%), many wines and beer and an intriguing non-alocoholic "Gin" made by Burroughs, the manufacturer of our present-day Beefeaters. The firm had a building on at 48-52 East 43rd Street in New York City. NYHS has the 1927 and 1937 catalogues.


Leyner Tractor Linapede [cover title]


Denver, Co.: The Company], [1919]. . 4to, buff wrappers, front pictorial, printed in black and darker beige No holdings in OCLC for this company, but its forerunner, J. George Leyner, is represented in 3 holdings .


The Roycroft Leather-Book. Being a Catalog of Beautiful Leathern Things made Roycroftie by Hand by Roycroft Artists


East Aurora, New York: The Company, 1909. . 8vo, buff printed wrappers (reattached with archival tape); printed in pale green tan, black and orange; wallet edges chipped; small chips to spine and back cover Waste-paper baskets, bellows, manicure cases. wallets & purses, "nifty kickknacks". There are also hand-bags, glove cases; table mats and desk accessories; jewel boxes and writing cases. A few beaten metal items are shown.


An Opportunity to Secure a Fortune Which You Will Never Have Again

By [STOVES]. Seaver Carlton

Chicago: [The Company]; Ottaway & Co., Printers, 1880. . Large 8vo, buff wrappers, front printed Not in Romaine or McKinstry. Seaver invented a stove which vented through the floor, rather than through a wall, by a connection to a flue


Rookwood's History; Its aims Description of Pottery Making, Exhibitions and Prizes, its Designers' Marks and a few of its Patrons


Cincinnati: The Company, circa 1920. . Small 4to, cream stiff wrappers, front with pictorial panel in sepia, slight soiling SOLD WITH: Rockwood Pottery Founded in 1889 Fiftieth Anniversary 1930. Its History and its Aims. 3 line-drawings, decorator's marks (an additional four to those listed above) and 16 pp.Small 4to with the same illustration but printed with a green wash and on slightly thinner paper; Imprint as above, but circa 1930 This 1930s imprint is not found in OC LC


Wholesale Price List. Tents and Flags

By [TRADE CATALOGUE]. Tuttle Company

Rutland, Vt.: The Company, 1889. . 5 wood-engravings of tents by the Lewis Engraving Company of Boston. Single sheet, printed on pink paper, accordion-folded into [16] pp.; small chip out of bottom corner of first page first page Dating is based on a 42 star-flag: Washington was the 42nd state admitted in 1889, followed by Idaho in 1890


A Catalogue of the Well-Manufactured Stock ... Consisting of Several Tons of Cigars, Foreign and British of the Finest Brands, Tobaccos in Bond, Utensils in Trade & Other Effects


Whitechapel [London]: Bromley, Kelday, & Seward, 1870. . 8vo, buff printed wrappers An auction sale of the stock of Samuel Gluckstein & Co. comprising 730 lots of which over 680 are of cigars and tobacco. The remaining lots are furnishings. The tobacco was in Bond at the St. Katharine's Dock Company's Victoria Dock and was to be sold in bales, cases and serons


Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine and Floral Guide. Vol. 10 No. 1

By VICK, JamesÑSeedsman

Rochester, N.Y.: The Company, 1887. . 8vo, buff chromolithographic covers with vignettes on both covers, some minor chipping; two-inch separation at juncture of back cover and spine; spine lacking inch section at foot In Romaine. The two chromolithographs are by the Brett Lithograph Company 114 & 116 Fulton Street, N. Y. Many of the very attractive wood-engravings are by Sasseville. There is one each attributed to: A. Blanc; Russell & Richardson; and Eichorn


Manufacturers of Reliable Steel Ranges, Cast Ranges...Laundry Stoves


Covington, Ky.: The Company, . . Large 8vo, buff stiff wrappers, front printed No other catalogues located; not in McKinstry. Founded in 1890 by German immigrants who came to this country in 1865. Coal, wood and gas stoves of all descriptions


Meubles d'Art en tous Styles

By [FURNITURE]. Vander Voort L

Bruxelles: The Company, . . 2 sepia interior views +72 sepia plates each containing several pieces of furniture, or decorative artifacts. Oblong folio, tan lightly marbled wrappers; two-hole punch; red silk cord fastener Not in McKinstry. Over 420 reproduction pieces are illustrated in this very handsome catalogue. Most of the furniture is Gothic or Rennaisance, with a few 18th century pieces. Interestingly we were able to identify our liquor cabinet in the shop which appears on plate 41! Laid in is a an [8]-page illustrated brochure in English with a tipped on statement: "Maker of fine furniture presents a selection of a few designs created to suit the present american [sic] market requirements. For your convenience, prices are quoted delivered New-York, duty included. For orders amount to $500,-- and up, we are prepared to maintain the quotations for delivery in such places as Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles...." This brochure is a little soiled and chipped on the outer edge. Also included is a 28-page price list on onion-skin paper


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