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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.


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


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


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



[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


Autograph Postcard Signed to Diane di Prima by GINSBERG, Allen

1961. Unbound. Fine. Approximately 5.75" x 4" postcard sent from Athens, Greece in 1961 to Diane di Prima in New York City. Tiny tack holes in the corners, else just about fine. A closely written postcard in which Ginsberg asks di Prima to have Jose Anu...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA


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



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


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.. Paperback. Premiere issue of the second series of this publication, originally published from 1916 until 1925 by Intercontinental. 82 pages. Approximately 9" x 6". Numerous black and white illustrations in text....



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...



THE CURTISS AEROPLANE CO. (Buffalo, N.Y.) by (Aeronautics)

Buffalo: The Curtiss Aeroplane Co., 1917. Original. Wrappers. Very good (minor toning to embossed paper covers, not affecting contents). Small quarto (11 X 8 inches) forty-three unnumbered pages (22 leaves), illustrated with sepia photomechanical black a...

From Caravan Book Store


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


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. Good, small chips along edges, larger chips each side of centerfold ...

From Dale Steffey Books


International Aviation Meet. Grant Park Chicago. Panoramic Post Card. by (Aviation) Max Rigo Selling Company

Chicago, IL: Max Rigo, 1911. Folding panoramic postcard (290 x 195 mm). Professionally mounted, gazed, and framed using archival materials. Composite photographic image depicting the Chicago lakefront and early planes. The sender's and receiver's details...

From Alembic Rare Books


Art Deco chromolithographic perfume & cosmetics catalogue for 1926. by [Avon] California Perfume Company

New York: California Perfume Company, [1926]. Oblong folio. Original limp black cloth with fold-over lower cover, bound with metal rivets, title and floral design to upper cover gilt. Chromolithographic title and 31 plates depicting beauty products, each...

From Alembic Rare Books


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