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Rare Ephemera Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

Ephemera is defined as pieces of paper, posters, or documents that were not meant for long-term preservation, but the pieces featured here have survived for decades, if not centuries. We have expanded our ephemera collection to include playbills, photographs, letters, and illustrations by famous authors and painters. Many of the items included in this collection are unique and one-of-a-kind. By their nature, ephemera can be very fragile and delicate, and very prone to rips and tears. Many choose to carefully frame or otherwise protect their ephemera to maintain its quality and worth. The inclusion of any of these items of ephemera would add depth and diversity of your personal rare book collection, and should you wish to frame any of the available pieces, you would have a unique piece of art to proudly display.


Hollywood , Cal . Book. Illus. by James Abbe. Fine. No Binding. Autographed. 1924c. This vintage black & white photo by the Hollywood photographer James Abbe (1883 - 1973) is of Rudolph Valentino ( 1895 - 1926 ) . This personalized vintage photo of Va...

From GibbsBooks


Area Archive by [AREA]

[New York: n.p., 1983-1987]. Contents uniformly in near fine to fine condition.. Collection of 125 flyers and posters from New York's hottest and most inventive nightclub, Area, during the mid-1980s. Although it was a disco, Area was a purely visual...

From Harper's Books, Inc.


Falbalas and Franfreluches by Barbier, George

Paris: Meynial, 1925. First Edition. George Barbier. A complete and excellent set of the five annual issues illustrated with a total of sixty beautiful pochoir plates, complete with decorated pochoir title pages. 'Falbalas and Franfreluches' (Fr...

From Rare Illustrated Books


RARE: Original Plans for an Addition to Skerryvore Together With Original Plans for Improvements to Middle Road Showing Robert Louis Stevenson as owner of Skerryvore and showing the Owners and Tenants of Neighboring Properties [Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde] by Stevenson, Robert Louis; Sumner, Heywood

Bournemouth. Very good +. RARE: ORIGINAL PLANS FOR AN ADDITION TO SKERRYVORE, Robert Louis Stevenson's home in Bournemouth where John Singer Sargent painted Stevenson and his wife and where Stevenson had the famous dream which inspired his great wor...

From Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC


An Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank. Reprinted verbatim from the “Westminster Review” with a Prepatory Note on Thackeray as an Artist and Art-Critic by W. E. Church. by Thackeray, William Makepeace

Extra-illustrated. This copy contains the following, along with those published with the book: 32 portraits, 5 colored; 93 plates and caricatures (32 colored); 20 wood engravings; 6 ALS: Alfred Bunn, Manager of Drury Lane Theatre (2); C.W. Cope, the Royal...

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB


Certificate. Fire Department, City of San Francisco. by Curtis, James F

San Francisco, 1851 4pp. Quarto. Printed and manuscript, with official seal. "Constitution of the Fire Department of the City of San Francisco" printed on third page. A fine copy. San Francisco, October 20, 1851. Possibly the earliest known cert...

From Argonaut Book Shop


Matisse [In Envelope from Matisse] by Lejard, Andre [1899-1974]; Matisse, Henri [1869-1964]

Paris: Fernand Hazan, 1948. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 4.5" x 7" 4th volume in the Bibliotheque Aldine des Arts Series. In glassine wrapper. Signed by Henri Matisse on the title page to 'a Monsieur Lionel Aucoin.' [12] p.p., plus 20 colour...

From Minotavros Books



[AMERICANA - 19th CENTURY EPHEMERA] AMERICAN COW MILKER MACHINE POSTER, ORIGINAL. Buffalo, NY: Express Printing Company for the American Cow Milking Machine Co. [n.d. ca. 1865]. 42 x 26 3/4 inches. Woodblock printing: Boldest typeface measures 10 inches...

From Boston Book Company


SIGNED Official Program Terre Haute Fairgrounds - 1958 Midget Car Races by SIGNED By A. J. Foyt, Eddie Sachs. Elmer George, Tommy Hinnershitz, Ed Elisian , Joe Barzda

Terre Haute, IN: Terre Haute Fairgrounds Speedway, 1958. A fantastic piece of Midwest dirt track racing history, SIGNED by legendary drivers A.J. Foyt, Eddie Sachs. Elmer George, Tommy Hinnershitz, Ed Elisian , and Joe Barzda, with 2 more signatures too ...

From Dale Steffey Books


Autograph Postcard Signed to Diane di Prima by GINSBERG, Allen

1961. Unbound. Fine. Approximately 5.75" x 4" postcard sent from Athens, Greece in 1961 to Diane di Prima in New York City. Tiny tack holes in the corners, else just about fine. A closely written postcard in which Ginsberg asks di Prima to hav...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA



1932. [EPHEMERA - 20TH CENTURY] FOUR ORIGINAL LINDBERGH BABY ABDUCTION REWARD POSTERS. US Government Printing Office, 1932/New Jersey State Police, Trenton, NJ, 1932. Various sizes, printed on one side only. 1. "$25,000 REWARD! For information resu...

From Boston Book Company


Saucy Stories Digest (Magazine), October (Oct.) 1935, Volume 1, No. 1 - First/Premiere Issue by West, Gordon; Allen, Charles R.; Lawrence, Vina; Campbell, C.S.; Young, F.K.; Goodman, A.J.; Hazleton, S.; Vandergrift, A.; Woodford, J

New York: Movie Digest, Inc.. Paperback. Premiere issue of the second series of this publication, originally published from 1916 until 1925 by Intercontinental. 82 pages. Approximately 9" x 6". Numerous black and white illustrations in text....



SIGNED by John Steinbeck on His Personalized POSTCARD bearing His Name AT TOP, 190 East 72ND St, Sag Harbor, NY, Typed POSTCARD to a Mr. Peleaux of Minneapolis, Minn. regarding Steinbeck’s Work. Postmarked May 7, 1964 with Green & Purple Cancelled Postage by SIGNED John Steinbeck, ( Yours Very Sincerely ) SIGNATURE GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC

1964 Postcard Has small piece tape on either side & small ink mrks at top, Steinbeck Signature is in Bold Black Ink, Typed Postcard Mailed from New York Reads: Dear Mr. Peleaux: Thank you for your letter of May 29th. Your interest in my work is highly...



Merry Old Santa Claus by Nast, Thomas ( Artist); Harper's Weekly

New York: Harper's Weekly, 1881. RARE. A single leaf extracted from HARPER'S WEEKLY of Jan. 1, 1881, 16 1/2" w x 22 3/4" h. The original and iconic Thomas Nast engraving, on newsprint. Very Good, small chips along edges, larger chips e...

From Dale Steffey Books


Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon as Spoken on Puget Sound and the Northwest, with Original Indian Names for Prominent Places and Localities with Their Meanings. by Coombs, S[amuel] F

Coombs, S[amuel] F., Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon as Spoken on Puget Sound and the Northwest, with Original Indian Names for Prominent Places and Localities with Their Meanings. Historical Sketch, Etc. Seattle, Wash[ington]: Published by Lowman & Han...

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB


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