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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.



RUDOLPH VALENTINO ( Rudy )

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

$18,000.00


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, ha...

From Harper's Books, Inc.

$15,000.00


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

AU$15,000.00


New York Cooper's Society Membership Certificate No. 76, July Seventh, 1794. by New York Cooper's Society

Post-Revolutionary War era American artisan society membership certificate, dated July 7, 1794 signed by both artist and engraver, with its original, surviving bright colors, a hand painted engraved pictorial scene of New York City coopers at work on an a...

From Original Antique Maps

$10,100.00


A wine collector's extensive archive, the meticulous records of Douglas H. Thomas (1847-1919; President of Merchants' National Bank, Baltimore, Maryland), including wine catalogues and invoices, Thomas's correspondence with wine importers, restaurant menus, and other material gathered by Thomas, 1897-1906 by [Wine] Thomas, Douglas H

Baltimore and other places, 1906. A prominent member of Baltimore society in the late 19th and early 20th century, and a connoisseur of fine wines, Thomas traveled widely, retaining menus from restaurants he visited in London, Paris, Nice, Lucerne, Mosco...

From Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink

$7,500.00


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

$6,500.00


SIGNED MANUSCRIPT LETTER FROM SIR WILLIAM PETTY TO JOHN EVELYN. by PETTY, Sir William. John EVELYN.:

Dated March 24, 1674/5 .. Single page ink autograph letter with signature of William Petty, endorsed on verso by John Evelyn. At the lower margin is an ink note "Sir William Petty, to John Evelyn by whom it is endorsed, W. Upcott". This letter was taken...

From Roger Middleton

£3,500.00


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 illustrations. Te...

From Minotavros Books

CA$6,000.00


AMERICAN COW MILKER MACHINE POSTER, ORIGINAL, 19TH CENTURY EPHEMERA by AMERICANA

[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

$3,500.00


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 have Jose Anu...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$2,500.00


LETTER SIGNED BY THOMAS POVEY. SINGLE FOOLSCAP SHEET IN INK MANUSCRIPT. by POVEY, Thomas.:

November 26th 1668.. The letter is addressed to "My Lord" (Sir William Temple), thanking him for taking William Blathwayt, Povey's nephew, under his patronage. This letter was taken from an old card folder containing items connected with Samuel Pepys. Th...

From Roger Middleton

£1,500.00


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

$2,500.00


FOUR ORIGINAL LINDBERGH BABY ABDUCTION REWARD POSTERS by EPHEMERA - 20TH CENTURY

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

$1,950.00


[19th Century Travel Scrapbook] Sister Mary Cornelia Compiled Original Photographs, Clippings, Drawings. of a Trip in California, 1894 - 1895 by Sister Mary Cornelia

New Hampshire: Self-published, 1895. Scrapbook. Illus. by Sister Mary Cornelia. Very Good. Hardcover. A fascinating record of an adventurous tour by a nun, Sister Mary Cornelia from Mount Saint Mary, Manchester, New Hampshire, recording a Trip to Southern...

From Blind Horse Books [ABAA - FABA]

$1,800.00


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., 1935. 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. Colo...

From RareNonFiction.com

$1,750.00


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