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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.



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


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

Thackeray, William Makepeace, An Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank. Reprinted verbatim from the "Westminster Review" with a Prefatory Note on Thackeray as an Artist and Art-Critic by W. E. Church. London, George Redway, 1884. Extra-illustrated. Thi...

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

$7,500.00


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 Thomas, Douglas H

Baltimore and other places, 1906. The meticulous wine-related records of Douglas H. Thomas (1847-1919; President of Merchants' National Bank, Baltimore, Maryland). A prominent member of Baltimore society in the late 19th and early 20th century, and a con...

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


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


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. Magazine. Illus. by Blaine, C. (cover); Andre, F.L.; Greenwood, Reginald. Very Good. Single Issue Magazine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Premiere issue of the second series of this p...

From RareNonFiction.com

$1,750.00


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...

From BLUFF PARK RARE BOOKS

$1,599.00


Scrapbook Compiled by FBI Agent and Lawyer Ralph M Whitticar, 1941.. by Scrapbook; Whitticar, Ralph M

1941. Scrapbook Compiled by a Lawyer Who Served as F.B.I. Agent in the Early 1940s [Scrapbook]. [Whitticar, Ralph M.]. [Scrapbook Compiled by FBI Agent and Lawyer Ralph M Whitticar]. Richmond and Fredericksburg, VA, 1941-1947, 1982-1983. [100] pp. Folio ...

From The Lawbook Exchange Ltd

$1,500.00


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

$1,250.00


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

$1,250.00


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