Himber's Throw-Out Rope Trick



Himber was a minor big-band leader, world-class practical joker and notable eccentric. Semi-pro magician. Mail-order magic dealer since 1945 out of his New York City apartment. This is a look behind the magic of Himber's throw-out rope routine. No date, circa 1960s. Book is in good condition with general wear and soil. 12 pages, 6 x 8.5 inches.
  • Himber's Throw-Out Rope Trick
  • Richard Himber
  • Mack Publishing




Berland's Twenty Tricks with Wiztax



20 tricks from Berland using Wiztax (double sided tape). Book is in good condition with general wear and soil. No date, circa the 1960s. 16 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches.
  • Berland's Twenty Tricks with Wiztax
  • D. Robbins and Company





Boston and The Boston Legend



This book is bound in light blue boards with a dark blue spine and gilt spine lettering. Cover has a black-and-white pastedown illustration. Cover is mostly clean; very light top edge soil; inner pages clean. Black-and-white illustrations throughout by E.H. Suydam. This book gives some Boston lore and legend. 372 pages, including index; approx. 6"x9".
  • BOSTON AND THE BOSTON LEGEND
  • Lucius Beebe
  • E.H. Suydam, illustrator
  • D. Appleton-Century Co., 1935
  • First edition







Fur Buyer's Guide



This antique book has a brown soft cover with black lettering on the front and spine. Cover is worn, with some soil/discoloration; inner pages are browned; owner's stamp on front endpaper; rusty staples; most inner pages clean. Illustrated throughout with photos, this book shows you how to evaluate and buy furs. 366 pages; approx. 5"x7".
  • FUR BUYERS' GUIDE
  • A.R. Harding
  • A.R. Harding Pub Co., 1915






Hood's Cook Book



A collection of recipes from C.L. Hood and Company, well-known for their line of products including sarsaparilla, tooth powder, olive ointment and more. This collects some favorite recipes and home cures. Book is in fair condition with edgewear, cover soil and stains, chipping to spine. 32 pages, 4.5 x 7 inches. No date, circa 1880s - Hoods Cookbook #1 was published in 1878, #3 was published in 1884.
  • Hoods Cookbook Number 2
  • C. I. Hood and Co.





A Publisher's Confession



This autobiography is bound in light green boards, with a green spine and gilt lettering on the front and spine. Mild edgewear; spine faded; some mild cover soil. Gift inscription on front endpaper. Inner pages clean, binding tight. Page, a prominent publisher, reflects on his career and on the book publishing business in the early 20th century. 245 pages; approx. 5"x8".
  • A Publisher's Confession
  • Walter H. Page
  • Doubleday, Page & Co., 1923





Report of the Revenue Commission



Three-quarter leather binding with marbled foredge and endpapers. Leather shows some chipping and wear, some soil to covers. Pages are clean and crisp. Binding generally tight. 6"x9" with 197 pages.
  • Report of the Revenue Commission Appointed By the Act of the Legislature of Pennsylvania May 25, 1889
  • Collins Printing House, Philadelphia PA, 1890






Fifty Printers' Marks



Collection of fifty Printers' Marks from the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries This copy one of 400 limited edition copies produced for public sale. Illustrated with woodblock-style prints. 153 pages; approx. 5"x7". Jacket shows some fading, wear to edges. Mild foxing to endpapers; inner pages clean.
  • FIFTY PRINTERS' MARKS
  • Edwin Elliott Willoughby
  • The Book Arts Club, 1947