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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Near Fine (Near Fi. Original advertising card printed on white paper. No date, circa 1890s-1910s. 6" x 4." Advertising card is clean and intact overall except for light age toning and a few lines of darkening on front that partially affects text. Text is still readable. A Very Good copy. Advertising card for the Esterbrook Steel Pen Company. The card promotes the company's signature Esterbrook steel pens. Illustrated samples of their nibs appear to the left, namely, "No. 130, Easy Writer," "No. 048, Falcon," and "No. 313, Probate." The Esterbrook Steel Pen Company was founded in 1858 by its namesake, Richard Esterbrook (1812-1895). The company enjoyed over a century of operation until it closed in 1971. The brand name of Esterbrook was revived in 2014 which is still in use to this day under Kenro Industries, Inc. Advertising cards are interchangeable with trade cards. Trade cards are antique business cards that first became popular during the late seventeenth century in Paris and Lyon, France and London, England. Trade cards were often given by business owners and proprietors to patrons and customers as a way to promote their businesses. Prior to the use of street addresses, trade cards had maps so clients could locate the associated business. Many of these cards also incorporated elaborate designs, illustrations, and other decorative features. Trade cards became popular in the United States during the nineteenth century in the period after the Civil War. The late nineteenth century also saw the advent of trade card collecting as a hobby. While they are no longer in use, trade cards influenced the formation of trading cards and were the predecessors of modern-day business cards.

    Seller Inventory # 023647

  • Illustrated Wrappers. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Third Revised Edition. 36-page booklet. Illustrations. Directions and examples for this shorthand method. Eight-page pamphlet laid in: "American Typewriter Shorthand", Designed Especially for Typing and Typists by Wm. McDevitt.

    Seller Inventory # 4972

  • P. F. Collier and Son

    Published by P. F. Collier and Son?, New York?, 1931

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Original advertisement for list of books published by P. F. Collier & Son. Printed as a brochure on blue-gray paper. 5 1/4" x 6 3/4." Eight pages, complete. One leaf folded in half and printed on all sides. Pages are very clean and intact overall. Sunning or browning coming in about 1/4" from the fore-edge. Wrinkle in upper-right corner. This brochure advertises a variety of books published by P. F. Collier & Son. The books are organized alphabetically by title and author's last name. Two cards are laid in. One of the cards is printed on blue paper and says, "This certificate if for the purchaser's protection." This card also instructs readers on how to open a new book. The other card is a business reply card printed on beige cardstock and advertises a book, 15 Minutes a Day. Excerpt from beige card: "It tells you--the everyday busy man or woman--how you can increase your efficiency, your standing, your earning power, through your reading.".

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  • Kimber & Sharpless?

    Published by Kimber & Sharpless?, Philadelphia, PA?

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Original advertisement for a book recently published by Kimber & Sharpless, The Progressive Spelling-Book. Printed as a brochure on beige paper. No date, circa 1825. 4 1/4" x 7." Four pages, complete. One leaf folded in half and printed on all sides. Pages are very clean and intact overall. Slight foxing throughout. This advertisement gives a summary of The Progressive Spelling-Book. The book appears to cover the topics of spelling, pronunciation, and etymology of English words and how they relate to Latin. Part of the book's Preface by Samuel R. Gummere is included.

    Seller Inventory # 021694

  • Graham, Andrew J.

    Published by Andrew J. Graham & Co., New York, 1894

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    Cloth. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. New and Revised Edition. (First Edition 1858). Illustrations. Gilt decoration and lettering front cover. Front end papers partially split at spine. This book provides background information about phonography, or phonetic shorthand. The word 'phonograph' (noun) is the graphic or written sign of a vocal element. 'Phonetic Shorthand' is writing produced with an alphabet composed of very simple signs. Book provides an Introduction to Phonography; Simple Consonants; Simple Vowels; Contractions and Expedients; Punctuation - Accent - Numbers; Diphthongs; Writing Exercises; etc.

    Seller Inventory # 4582

  • Pitman, Benn

    Published by Phonographic Institute., Cincinnati, Ohio, 1877

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    Hardcover. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. 176 pages; plates of examples; publishers cloth binding with title and design on the cover. Wear to the cover and bumped corners, tear to the bottom of the spine. Former owner's name and date '1878' on the front flyleaf. Clean copy inside.

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  • Rankin, Herbert A.

    Published by Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd. (Circa 1920). London., 1920

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    Hardcover. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Cloth covered paper boards. Slight chipping to top and bottom of spine. White pencil notation back cover. Name in ink on front cover. Printing and handwriting illustrations. Margin notations and underlining in lead pencil and red pencil. In th e Pre face, the author notes that he has taught handwriting for twenty years. He describes script writing, manuscript letter-forms, and print-form writing.

    Seller Inventory # 2776

  • Rice, Louise

    Published by Privately Printed By Eaton, Crane & Pike Company, New York

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    Hardcover. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. First Edition. Paper over boards, with attractive impressed illustration of midieval scribe writing at desk. Foreword by Ethel Watts Mumford. Nicely printed in red and black. Illustrated with examples of different handwriting styles. 75 pages.

    Seller Inventory # 8050

  • Beard, Charles A.

    Published by The Macmillan Company, New York, 1936

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    Hardcover. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. (Subtitle): " An Inquiry into the Nature of the Statements, Assertions, Allegations, Claims, Heats, Tempers, Distempers, Dogmas, and Contentions wihch Appear when Human Affairs are Discussed and into the Possibility of Putting Some Rhyme and Reason into Processes of Discussion." Publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering. Dust wrapper soiled and with some chipping along top. Although written in the 1930's Beard's conclusions are expecially interesting in the modern days of Internet chat rooms and talk radio. 124 pages.

    Seller Inventory # 8511

  • Becker, David P., Cataloger

    Published by Harvard College Library. The Houghton Library. 1990. Cambridge, Mass., 1990

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    Soft cover. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Illustrations. 2,000 copies printed. From the Foreword: "The Houghton Library has long cherished its close relationship with Stephen Harvard, which began when he was an undergraduate at Dartmouth. He frequently visited the Departm ent of Printing and Graphic Arts, where his interest in the world of letters. was encouraged by Philip Hofer". From the Introduction: "Born in Rochester, Minnesota in 1948, Stephen grew up in Connecticut, where his first interest was natural his tory. " "Along with his boyhood museum of natural history in the basement came the self-taught practice of calligraphy, a correspondence course in cartooning, and courses in etching and oil painting. Entering Dartmouth in 1966 with these developi ng skill s, he was fortunate to become a student of Ray Nash, whose legendary courses in book design, printing, and printmaking focussed Stephen's gifts toward the area in which he was to perform so brilliantly".

    Seller Inventory # 2787

  • Utter, Robert Palfrey

    Published by Yale University Press, New Haven, 1924

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    Hardcover. Condition: Collectible-Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Essays on literature, words, historical subjects, etc., by Utter, a University of California professor.

    Seller Inventory # 7487

  • Anonymous

    Published by Oregon State Agricultural College, Corvallis, Oregon

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    Soft cover. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. "O.A.C. Daily Barometer" 25 pages; brown wrapper (3 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch) with evidence of use to the covers. Some pencil notations in the back. For use as an aid to students to learn the proper style in the College paper 'Daily Barometer''.

    Seller Inventory # 10191

  • Barrows, Sarah T.

    Published by Expression Company - Publishers, Boston, Massachusetts, 1930

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    Hardcover. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. First Edition. xvi, 57 pages; red cloth binding with dust jacket (chipped and worn edges, some soiling). "The purpose of this book is to aid the beginner to a quick and painless mastery of the phonetic alphabet." - dust jacket cover. Very good condition.

    Seller Inventory # 14243

  • Pittenger, William

    Published by Penn Publishing Company, Philadelphia, 1908

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    Hardcover. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Publisher's green cloth binding with extensive decoration on front. Uncommon, early dust wrapper, chipping along edges, protected by mylar. Dimensions 4 1/2 x 6 inches. 174 pages with index of toasts and index of anecdotes. 18 pages of publisher advertisements.

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    Hardcover. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Cloth. In the Preface, the author states: "In preparing this little volume of Dialogues for the use of the young folks, the author is aware that she has departed from the usual aim of such works, which is to combine moral maxims and improving ideas with a certain amount of recreation. In defiance of all established rules, the author frankly confesses that she is not writing for their instruction at all, but simply aims at their amusement, in the fulle st sense of the term. The Dialogues are wr itten with a view to recreation only, and are specially adapted for celebrations, juvenile parties, or other occasions where a pleasant hour is devoted to innocent entertainment".

    Seller Inventory # 2765

  • Smith, Adele Millicent

    Published by Published by the Author. 1902. Philadelphia., 1902

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    Hardcover. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. First edition. Cloth. Illustrations. From the Preface: "The need of a manual of ready reference, embodying the information necessary in ordinary proof-reading, has led to the preparation of the present volume". Contents include: Proof-Marks; P repar ing Copy; Reading Proof; Sizes and Styles of Types; Typesetting; Paper; Half-Tone and Line Engraving; Punctuation Marks; Quotation Marks; etc.

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  • Hardcover. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Cloth with illustration on front cover. Title continued: ".for Punctuation, the Use of Capital Letters and the Forms of Salutation, Courteous Closing, Addresses, etc.".

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  • Greene, Samuel S.

    Published by H. Copperthwait & Co., Philadelphia, 1857

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    Hardcover. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. First Edition. Original leather backed illustrated boards. Signatures of Nathan Newton, Lime Road, Smithfield, Rhode Island, dated 1858 on front end paper and pastedown. 192 pages.

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    No Binding. Condition: Fine. Original signed sentiment by Mary Hartwell Catherwood. 4 X 6 1/2 inches. 1890. Catherwood (1847-1902) was a Midwest writer of popular romance novels. The signed sentiment is a quotation from "Story Of Tonty". "The Story Of Tonty" is about an Englishman's adventures among the Chippewa Indians of Mackinac. This sentiment is a quotation, "Tonty, I have found the lost river!" ("Story of Tonty.") Sincerely your friend, Mary Hartwell Catherwood". Copy has been folded and is very clean. Signed by Author(s).

    Seller Inventory # 018473

  • Published by Felt and Tarrant Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL, 1918

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    Soft cover. Condition: Fine. 2nd Edition. Original publisher's brown wrapper with staple binding. 4 1/2" x 5 1/2." Fifty-four pages, complete. One additional page of an advertisement for the "Comptometer, The Rapid-Fire Adding Machine." Also included are lyrics to the songs, "The Star-Bangled Banner" and "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," and a calendar for the years 1918-1919 on the verso of the title page. Faint handwritten lettering that says, "Chico Public Library," near the top edge of the front cover. "Chico Public Library" is also faintly stamped at the top of the title page. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Minuscule brown spots on front cover. Staples have minimal rusting not affect pages. A Fine copy. A phrase book with translations in English and French for American soldiers stationed abroad during World War I. The book contains a guide to pronunciation, "practical and simple French sentences and expressions for the soldiers to use" (with English translations), and a vocabulary list of common words in both English and French.

    Seller Inventory # 020953

  • Bechtel, John H.

    Published by The Penn Publishing Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1901

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Original publisher's green cloth binding with silver foil decoration on front cover. 4 3/4" x 6." 217 pages, complete. Seven additional pages of advertisements in the back for other books on similar subjects. Pages and covers are very clean and intact overall. Binding is tight. Pages slightly browned. Text on the spine and front cover are rubbed. Slight edge wear at the top and bottom of spine. Excerpt from the Introduction: "But too often these rules are merely memorized by the student for the purpose of recitation, and are not engrafted upon his everyday habit of speech. They are, therefore, forgotten, and the principles involved are subject to daily violation. Hence arises the need of books like Slips of Speech, in which the common faults of speakers and writers are pointed out, and the correct use of words shown." The following are the chapters: "Taste," "Choice of Words," "Contractions," "Possessive Case," "Pronouns," "Number," "Adverbs," "Conjunctions," "Correlatives," "The Infinitive," "Participles," "Prepositions," "The Article," "Redundancy," "Two Negatives," and "Accordance of Verb with Subject.".

    Seller Inventory # 021651

  • Pollock, J. S.

    Publication Date: 1918

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Autograph two page letter (8 x 10 inch) signed, on lined sheets. Dated April 8, 1918 from Little Rock, Arkansas. Letter to a family friend (Mrs. Barnett) commenting on news of WWI, health and discussing mutual friends. J.S. Pollock (c.1840- ) was working in the post office in St. Louis when the Civil War broke out and was appointed Post Master in a number of southern cities after the Union Army liberated them. Among the cities were Memphis (1862), Vicksburg (1863), and Little Rock (1864). After the Civil War he remained in the Postal System and later went into banking. Some evidence of folding. Signed by Author(s).

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    Hardcover. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. First edition. Illustrated cloth. Contents include numerous writings (with and without authors or sources): The Defense of Lucknow, Tennyson; The Outlaw's Yarn, Michael Lynch; People Will Laugh; Ballad of the Bell-Tower, Margaret J. Preston; Mrs. Br own at the Play, Arthur Sketchley; Apples -- A Comedy, Blackwood's Magazine; The Fast Mail, John H. Yates; The City Man and Setting Hen; Miss Edith's Modest Request, Bret Harte; etc.

    Seller Inventory # 2751

  • Lily, William

    Published by Scholars' Fascimilies & Reprints, New York, 1945

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    Hardcover. Condition: Collectible-Fine. Publisher's black cloth with gold lettering. A fascimile of the 1567 edition that is housed in the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C. 12 page introduction by Flynn. Fascimile text unpaginated.

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    No Binding. Condition: Fine. Original letter signed by William H. Appleton. 5 X 8 inches. 2 pages. Dated January 17, 1893. William H. Appleton (1814-1899) was the oldest son of Daniel Appleton. William began his publishing career in 1838 and became senior member of D. Appleton & Co in 1848. In this letter, Appleton writes from Anacortes Washington to Mr. Rickoff regarding the financial soundness of a nearby bank. Appleton writes that it has bee a "few moments since he has listened to a detailed financial statement" of the banks affairs. Appleton writes, "I would advise you not to put any faith or confidence in the bank." Letter has been folded. 2 small holes on the top and bottom of letter. Letter is clean. Signed by Author(s).

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    No Binding. Condition: Fine. Original autographed letter signed by J. W. Harper Jr. Circa 1864. New York, 8 1/2 X 8 1/2 inches. 1 page. Joseph Wesley Harper Jr. (1830-1896) was the son of Joseph Wesley Harper (1801-1870), one of the founding brothers of Harper and Brothers Publishing. H. W. Harper Jr had a long career with Harper and Brothers. In this letter to A. Lyle White, publisher of the "Republican", Harper writes that he will add the "Republican" to the Harper's magazine Exchange List. Harper also writes that he is looking forward to receiving a photograph of a General Canby from White (likely General Edward Canby, 1817-1873). Letter has been folded. Letter is clean. Signed by Author(s).

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    No Binding. Condition: Fine. Original autographed letter signed by Robert Lowe. 4 1/2 X 7 1/2 inches. 1 page. Circa 1868-1873. Lowe (1811-1892) was a British statesman and a key figure who shaped British politics. Lowe was Chancellor of the Exchequer during 1868-1873. This letter is written on Parliament stationery with the address of "11 Downing Street, Whitehall" in the upper right corner. This hand written letter to a Mrs. Jones is an apology from Lowe regarding a trip to Scotland that he is unable to make. Letter has been folded. Letter is clean. Signed by Author(s).

    Seller Inventory # 018446

  • Hutson, Charles Wooodward

    Published by A.C. McClurg and Company, Chicago, 1897

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering. A study of language, historical, contemporary and foreign. 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. 392 pages, including index plus four unnumbered pages at the end of books for sale by the publisher.

    Seller Inventory # 018994

  • Carnegie, Dale; Thomas, Lowell (Introduction)

    Published by American Institute of Banking, New York, 1926

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    Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Original publisher's blue cloth binding with gilt decorations and lettering on spine. 5 1/4" x 7 1/2." 583 pages, complete. Former ownership signature in black ink of Harry Buss on front pastedown. Bookplate of Henry Buss on front free endpaper. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Very minimal, if any, wear on edges of covers. Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) was an American writer and lecturer best-known for his writings and teachings on self-improvement. Carnegie grew up on a rural farm, worked his way out of poverty, and found his true calling by coaching and teaching people on public speaking and how to better themselves in other areas of their lives. This book is a comprehensive guide on how to improve one's speaking and presentation skills. It precedes one of his most famous books, How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), by about ten years. Chapters in this book are the following: "Developing Courage and Self-Confidence," "Self-Confidence Through Preparation," "How Famous Speakers Prepared Their Addresses," "The Improvement of Memory," "Keeping the Audience Awake," "Essential Elements in Successful Speaking," "The Secret of Good Delivery," "Platform Presence and Personality," "How to Open a Talk," "Capturing Your Audience at Once," "How to Close a Talk," "How to Make Your Meaning Clear," "How to Be Impressive and Convincing," "How to Interest Your Audience," "How to Get Action," and "Improving Your Diction.".

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  • Goethe, C. M.

    Published by The Keystone Press, Sacramento, CA, 1949

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Inscribed by the author to the printer/publisher in black ink. 6 1/4" x 9 1/4." 202 pages, complete. Black and white illustrations, complete. Inscription by the author appears in black ink on the front free endpaper: "Dear Mrs. Howe: - Without Keystone's cooperation this book again would have been impossible. I shudder to think what a nerve strain it would have been to have closed with New York publishers. Gratefully, C. M. Goethe." Printed by the Keystone Press in Sacramento, California. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Slight bit of dampstaining in the lower-right corner of the pages and covers. Text and illustrations are mostly unaffected. Goethe's signature is affected but still intact. A Very Good copy. Charles M. Goethe (1875-1966) was an American eugenicist, businessman, and conservationist. Goethe founded California State University, Sacramento and worked with the National Park Service to help establish interpretive guide programs. Goethe showed a great interest in California history and wrote about the Forty-Niners and the state's famous redwood trees. Goethe is a controversial figure due to his staunch support of eugenics. Eugenics is a "science" based on racial discrimination stating that certain races are naturally superior or inferior to one another. Nazi eugenics eventually led to the horrific events of the Holocaust. Following the Holocaust, American and international interest in eugenics became obsolete, after the world witnessed what eugenics could lead to. The subject of this book is quite apart from eugenics and is instead, as the title indicates, is about the origin of place names in the Gold Belt of California. Names are placed alphabetically. Alphabetical index in the back. Inscribed by Author(s).

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