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Reference Books
Books and Ephemera

Diary of an Early American Boy: Noah Blake 1805 by Eric Sloane, copywrite 1963.

Eric Sloane uses the actual diary of Noah Blake to give us a glimpse of rural life in early 19th C. America. Highlighted by Sloane's illustrations, this book is a must for anyone who loves reading about early American life.

MRA-02711    $45
The Cracker Barrel by Eric Sloane, copywrite 1967.

Eric Sloane brings the early American country store to life, through his illustrations and his witty commentary.

MRA-01313    $45
We have a large selection of Harper's Weekly engravings, dating from the 1860s and 1870s.  Please call us for available subjects.

Double page: $40
Single page: $33
Partial page: $10 - $22
Circa 1920s fruit crate labels from S. C. Teats in Williamson, NY.  They were found in the wrapping that the printer shipped them in and are in excellent condition, with bright, crisp colors.  They meaure 7 1/2" wide and 3 7/8" high.

$3 each
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A rare collection: an October 15, 1868 billhead from the pottery of E. & L. P. Norton of Bennington, Vermont for the sale of $31.85 worth of stoneware to E. H. Brewster & Son of Worthington, Massachusetts.  Also included is a receipt from the express company that sent the payment and a handwritten note from E. & L. P. Norton acknowledging receipt of that payment.  This same billhead is found on page 147 in The Birds of Bennington by Steve Leder and Fred Cesana. 

PI 07-1024    $525

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A billhead dated March 3, 1875 from the pottery of Franklin Woodworth of Burlington, Vermont for the sale of $14.67 worth of stoneware to Thomas F. Howe, a local dry goods merchant.

PI 04-0730    $375