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Parables of our Lord
An elegant gift volume from the early Victorian era consisting of a selection of parables from the New Testament. The text is done in a calligraphic style, with ornate illuminated borders. Within many of the borders are small illustrations of the text. The text and illuminations were recreated from the originals by chromolithographs. The binding is a "papier-mâché" binding, consisting of front and back covers of deeply-molded black paper-mâché and a leather spine.
Mite
The 1st printing of The Mite was produced in 1891, and was at the time the smallest book in the world printed with movable type. This 2nd printing was produced in 1893, and a third printing was done in 1896. The text, a collection of facts and information, is supplemented with various illustrations. In 1896, Salmin of Padova, Italy, printed their Galileo A Madama Christina Di Lorena, which supplanted The Mite as the smallest book in the world printed with movable type. It may still, however, be the smallest book printed in England with movable type.
Tommy and Dobbin
Set of 11 wooden blocks, hand-painted, which make up the bodies of Tommy the soldier and his horse Dobbin. Contained in wooden box with sliding lid, lid with colored illustration of the blocks and title; underside of lid with colored illustration showing 5 different ways the blocks can be arranged to make Tommy & Dobbin in different poses. Affixed to inside bottom of case is a second colored illustration showing 6 more poses.
The kink in the engine rope.
Moralizing tale where an apprentice printer is cautioned against following the fire engine, as it will lead to bad habits.
The baby is with God
Text exhorting readers not to grieve over the death of the infant, for it has been received into God's arms.
Is it worth climbing for?
Moralizing tale of how boys, men, peasants and princes all may climb over obstacles towards a goal, but are worldly goals worth the climb?
The grocery ruined him.
Little Robert would not heed the advice of his Sunday school teacher and avoid the men at the grocery store who kept trying to get him to drink rum. By the age of 13, Robert becomes a drunkard.
Parental anxiety.
Moralizing tale about how good parents care for their children, and thus children should obey their parents.
The glass of gin; or, when it is safest to run.
Mr. Grace advises Samuel Hawkes to take the long path around Mr. Benson's orchard to avoid temptation.
The home-made boy.
Moralizing tale of the differences between two boys in the Sunday school, Arthur and Lewis, which are "chiefly made at home!"
Death of little Mary
Little Mary S., devout and faithful, is dying at the age of 8. Her faith touches all around her, and helps bring them closer to God.
Give us this day our daily bread.
His mother unable to provide for himself and his siblings, six year old Little Johnny prays on the way to school. On arriving home, he finds food has been left for the family. Not an angel, but an earthly agent of God heard his prayer and provided for the family.
The new bonnet.
Moralizing tale where Miss Amelia F. Johnson learns that the pretty new bonnet she wants to wear to church is not as important as learning to serve God. The story is followed by the poem "The child's prayer."
The fourth commandment broken.
Martha Scott, who would censure others for breaking the Sabbath, herself not only breaks the Sabbath but looses her temper - not realizing the sins she is committing.
Going apprentice.
Words of wisdom from an old German schoolmaster to a young boy about to go learn a trade, and how being good will help him succeed.
[Calendar for 1924]
Calendar for the year 1924, bound in full red leather with gilt decorations. Contains: Page for each month of 1924, with memoranda page facing each -- Anniversaries and festivals -- Legal holidays in New York State -- Birth stones -- Wedding anniversaries -- Chronology of Tiffany & Company -- Calendar for 1925 -- Calendar for 1925.
[Calendar for 1928]
Calendar for the year 1928, bound in full reddish/brown leather with gilt decorations. Contains: Page for each month of 1928, with memoranda page facing each -- Anniversaries and festivals -- Legal holidays in New York State -- Birth stones -- Wedding anniversaries -- Chronology of Tiffany & Company -- Sterling silver marks used by Tiffany & Company -- Calendar for 1928 -- Calendar for 1929.
[Calendar for 1932]
Calendar for the year 1932, bound in full brown leather with gilt decorations. Contains: Page for each month of 1932, with memoranda page facing each -- Anniversaries and festivals -- Legal holidays in New York State -- Birth stones -- Wedding anniversaries -- Chronology of Tiffany & Company -- Sterling silver marks used by Tiffany & Company -- Calendar for 1932 -- Calendar for 1933.
YMCA United War Work Campaign, November 11-18, 1918
Poster showing a portrait of General Pershing and a quote from him in support of the United War Work Campaign.
[Calendar for 1926]
Calendar for the year 1926, bound in full dark blue/black leather with gilt decorations. Contains: Page for each month of 1926, with memoranda page facing each -- Anniversaries and festivals -- Legal holidays in New York State -- Birth stones -- Wedding anniversaries -- Chronology of Tiffany & Company -- Calendar for 1926 -- Calendar for 1927.
[Calendar for 1925]
Calendar for the year 1925, bound in full brown leather with gilt decorations. Contains: Page for each month of 1925, with memoranda page facing each -- Anniversaries and festivals -- Legal holidays in New York State -- Birth stones -- Wedding anniversaries -- Chronology of Tiffany & Company -- Calendar for 1925 -- Calendar for 1926.
[Calendar for 1930]
Calendar for the year 1930, bound in full dark blue leather with gilt decorations. Contains: Page for each month of 1930, with memoranda page facing each -- Anniversaries and festivals -- Legal holidays in New York State -- Birth stones -- Wedding anniversaries -- Chronology of Tiffany & Company -- Sterling silver marks used by Tiffany & Company -- Calendar for 1930.
[Calendar for 1935]
Calendar for the year 1935, bound in full red/brown leather with gilt decorations. Contains: Page for each month of 1935, with memoranda page facing each -- Anniversaries and festivals -- Legal holidays in New York State -- Birth stones -- Wedding anniversaries -- Chronology of Tiffany & Company -- Sterling silver marks used by Tiffany & Company -- Calendar for 1935 -- Calendar for 1936.
[Calendar for 1934]
Calendar for the year 1934, bound in full light blue leather with gilt decorations. Contains: Page for each month of 1934, with memoranda page facing each -- Anniversaries and festivals -- Legal holidays in New York State -- Birth stones -- Wedding anniversaries -- Chronology of Tiffany & Company -- Sterling silver marks used by Tiffany & Company -- Calendar for 1934 -- Calendar for 1935.
Land grant to Levi Shumway : Monroe, Mich., 1835 October 6.
Land Grant for 40 acres in Monroe, Michigan, granting "the north east quarter of the south west quarter, of section nine, in the township eight south, of range three east, in the District of lands subject to sale at Monroe, Michigan Territory, containing forty acres." This is Certificate 149.
Lloyd's Official Map of the State of Virginia
Hand-colored map of the state of Virginia in 1861, used by General Scott to plan campaigns during the Civil War. Counties are labeled and geographic features are noted, with relief shown by hachures. It includes advertisements, tables of population, steamboat routes, and altitudes, and notes on mapping and geology in text blocks around the outside of the map.
Map Showing the Location of Battle Fields of Virginia
Hand-drawn color map of the state of Virginia which shows the location of Civil War battlefields (1861-1865), Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad lines, distinguishing between those which are pre-war and post-war, other railroads during the war, plank roads, turnpikes, other roads and light houses. Bodies of water and geographic features are noted, with relief shown by hachures.
Phelps's National Map of the United States, a Travellers' Guide
Hand-drawn color map showing the eastern half of the United States, including railroads, canals, steamboat and stage routes. The border of the map has state seals and drawings of some U.S. presidents. Geographic features are noted, with relief shown by hachures. Includes two insets in the lower right corner: Southern part of Florida -- Map of Oregon, California & Texas; as well as one inset near the upper right corner of the N. Part of Maine.
Carte Reduite du Globe Terrestre
Hand-drawn map of the world, circa 1763. The place names are in French with some cities noted as well as geographic features (with relief shown pictorially).
The Picayune's Map of New Orleans
Map of New Orleans in 1906 showing street layout of the city including parks and roads.
The World on Mercator's Projection, Western Part
Hand-drawn color map of the western part of the world as known in 1812. Shows major rivers, explorers' routes, place names and locations of some population groups. Relief is marked by hachures.
The Delta (Lower Egypt).
Color map of the Lower Egypt Delta in 1898. Includes major roads, cities and towns and some geographical features. Scale 1:1,000,000.
[Manuscript leaf of music]
Vellum/parchment with Latin writing (mostly red ink) and musical notation (in black ink) on both sides. Probably a modern creation.
Manuscript leaf of music.
Vellum / parchment leaf with writing on both sides. The text is in Latin, in black, with occasional red letters. It includes sections of musical notation (5-line staff notation, square dots used for the notes). Recto with 12 full lines of text, 3 partial lines of text and one partial line of music, and one line of music. Verso with two lines of music, one partial line of music (out to side on left), and 12 lines of text.
[Theatre Royal Playbill]
One-page announcement of plays to be performed January 25, 1798 at the Drury Lane Theatre, London. The first advertisement reads: "Never Acted. Theatre Royal, Drury-Lane. This present Thursday January 25, 1798, Their Majesties Servants will perform a New Comedy in Five acts called Knave or Not" (followed by a list of actors), "To which will be added (8th time) a new Grand Dramatick Romance called Blue-Beard; Or, Female Curiosity! The Scenery, Machinery, Dresses, and Decorations, entirely new." (followed by a list of additional actors, composers, and other contributors). A note at the bottom of the page says, "From the most unbounded and universal approbation, with which the new Dramatick Romance of Blue-Beard; Or, Female Curiosity! is receiv-ed, the fame will be repeated every evening till further notice. Ladies and Gentlemen who have been disappointed of Places for the New Drama of The Castle-Spectre, are respectfully informed, that the same will be repeated for the 23rd. time on Monday next."
Miniature Book Society Newsletter 1998 October
Articles about the Miniature Book Society, its members, and various happenings in the world of miniature books.
Miniature Book Society Newsletter 1999 April
Articles about the Miniature Book Society, its members, and various happenings in the world of miniature books.
Miniature Book Society Newsletter 1997 April
Articles about the Miniature Book Society, its members, and various happenings in the world of miniature books.
Ground Plan of Newgate.
Floor plan for part of Newgate Prison in London, England. Scale ca. 1:192.
Map of the Northwestern Territories of the United States, Showing the Track pursued by the Expedition under Gov. Cass in 1820
Map of the Great Lakes region showing the track of the expedition under Governor Cass in 1820. Includes place names, rivers and an inset drawing of Upper Red Cedar or Cassina Lake. Some routes are highlighted in red. Scale 1:3,801,600
A New and Correct Plan of London, Westminster and Southwark, with several Additional Improvements, not in any former Survey.
Map showing plan of London (Westminster and Southwark) as of 1761. Streets and some buildings are noted. Scale 1:10,800.
The Environs, or Countries Twenty Miles Round London
Hand-drawn map of 20 counties around London in 1761. Various buildings and features are marked on the map pictorally.
[Collection of Travel Maps]
Nine maps depicting the travels of the author to accompany his journals. The first map shows routes through parts of the Middle East and Asia with references to the Orenburgh Expedition. The second map shows routes in Northern Europe and parts of Russia, including towns in Prussia, Germany, and the Netherlands. The third map shows various portions of the Volga River in four separate, overlapping insets with nearby towns noted. The fourth map shows an area around the Eastern Ocean including present-day Saudi Arabia and India; regions and towns are noted as well as geographic features (with relief shown pictorially). The fifth map shows land around the Caspian Sea including routes of the Russian Embassy, towns, and geographic features (with relief shown pictorially). The sixth map shows a portion of Russia depicting the Orenburgh Expedition as well as towns, landmarks, and geographic features which are marked pictorially. The seventh map shows the Caspian Sea with surrounding regions and geographic features (with relief marked pictorially). The eighth map shows Europe and some surrounding areas including routes taken by the Russia Company, cities, and geographic features. The final (ninth) map is of Siberia and bordering areas; regions and landmarks are noted as well as geographic features (with relief shown pictorially).
Europa, secundum legitimas projectionis stereographic︠a︡e regulas et juxta recentissimas observationes ︠a︡eque ac relationes adhibitis qvoq[ue] veterum monumentorum subsidiis
Hand-drawn, color map of Europe as of 1743 with place names, geopolitical borders and some topographical features. Boundaries and features are noted, with relief shown pictorially.
Carte Reduite du Golphe du Mexique, et des Isles de l'Amerique.
Map of the Caribbean area in 1774, including some portions of Central America. Some towns and roads are noted as well as depths and other geographic features, with relief shown pictorially.
Course of the River Mississippi, from the Balise to Fort Chartres: Taken on an Expedition to the Illinois, in the latter end of the Year 1765.
Course of the Mississippi River from the Balise to Fort Chartres based on surveys made by the French. Surrounding geographic features are noted with relief shown pictorially.
A cartograph of Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay : Golden Gate International Exposition
Pictorial map showing the layout of the Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939 - 1940 in San Francisco, California. The map is a bird's-eye view of the exposition area with north oriented in the upper-left. An index to the buildings is included in the lower-left corner. On the reverse, there is an additional index on the left and maps showing enlarged areas of the island as well as routes around the exposition area. The detail maps include the "Pacific Area," "International Court," "La Plaza Area," and the routes that are part of the "Elephant Train Transportation on Treasure Island."
Harvest close upon seed time.
Moralizing tale of the youth who starts by missing just a few minutes of Sunday school, slides into sin, skips class, joins a fire company, and eventually lands in prison in Maryland with a 15 year term for robbery.
Glass Axe
Clear glass axe or hatchet, made at the Libbey Glass Company display as a souvenir of the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition. One side of blade with relief inscription "World's Fair / 1983"; other side of blade with relief portrait of George Washington, and inscription "The Father Of His Country". Handle with relief inscription near base: "Libbey Glass Co / Toledo, Ohio."
Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!
Moralizing tale of the fate of a man who starts out as a Sabath-breaker, and who ends up a murderer.