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General Catalogue No 31. Wholesale Hardware, Sporting Goods Automobile Accessories.


Petersburg: [The Company], . . Folio, maroon buckram, titled in black on front cover and name on spin; all edges maroon, as new in original publisher's cardboard shipping box An extraordinarily comprehensive catalogue in untouched condition. No other publication from this firm located, despite the fact that it was in business for 120 years. The building now house condominiums. Originally the building had a large lion on a pedestal on the roof, reflecting the original owners leonine moniker. That is no longer there, but the pedestal remains. Charles Leonard (1826Ð1916) originally from London, went to Petersburg, Virginia in 1830. In 1840 he started learning the gun trade, but eventually went into the hardware business by 1845. His store was located on Old Street. Around the beginning of the Civil War LeonardÕs hardware store was on Sycamore Street. The address for his business at that time was 30 South Sycamore Street. From the Petersburg Progress-Index, Wednesday, January 6, 1965, p. 10 ÒAt the last meeting of the ÔBoard of DirectorsÕ of Charles Leonard Hardware Co. it was decided to dissolve the company and discontinue its operation. Times have changed many times over the 120 years this store has been in business and we have changed with them over these many years. However! Now that the market is flooded with Hardware and Housewares that are seconds, irregulars and inferior imports we no longer wish to continue to compete. This store has never sold anything but first quality, top brand products during all these years and when we close our doors forever it will be with the same reputation of quality that has prevailed during this store's entire history. We say goodbye with deep regret and sincerely hope you will take advantage of the great saving being offered at this long to be remembered Sale. Thank you all for the loyal patronage you have given us over these many years.


Weaving Department Crossnore, Inc.Crossnore, N.C. Hand Woven Houshold Furnishings and Sport Materials.[cover title]


[Crossnore, N.C.: The School, ca. 1900-1920]. . Oblong12mo, self-wrappers Crossnore School, founded in the early twentieth century was a boarding school for children in need, its weaving department also taught women from the mountain regions the craft of weaving. After beinge trained, the adults could take a loom back to their mountain homes and continue weaving; their products would be sold by the Weaving Department. The present pamphlet contains a price list and halftones of some of the patterns used and items sold.


The "DistingtuŽ" Season 1938. Waterproof


S.l. [U.K.]: The Company, [1937]. . Folio, three-hole navy blue cloth covered binder with gilt title on front with stamped figure of a woman in raincoat at center. No other copy located. Index of fabrics on verso of front cover. BOUND IN before fabric samples: 12 sheets (10 1/2 x 7 inches) printed on one side only, each showing two models of women's raincoats, front and smaller back views. pages 1-26 contain 147 samples of varying sizes of cashmeres, poplins, silks, velvets, etc., all solid colors. Pages 27-35 contain 61 samples of tweeds and plaids . Pages 36-44 contain 61 samples of leatherettes and double textures [reversible?}. Most of the samples are in excellent condition but a few have been folded back at a corner and are creased; there is very slight loss on one sample.


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


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


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