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THE PRINCE'S BRIDE, THE ANT AND GRASSHOPPER, THE REFORMED PIG, THE THREE WISE WOMEN: Faultless Starch Books #4 and 11, Faultless Starch Library #23 and 35 (set of 4 booklets)
Edition: Early printings (with "Beaham's" above the trademark, no Good Housekeeping Seal)
Kansas City: Charles E. Brown Publishing Co. / Faultless Starch Col, (ca 1900). Small promotional booklets, just 3 by 5 inches, given out with each box of starch sold. Each volume contains a retelling of a familiar story, or an original story, often humorous, and also often bringing in "starch" into the story. At the end of the story are several pages of conundrums, jokes, interesting facts, etc. Illustrated. Colors of the covers vary - blue, brown, red, turquoise - and each is printed in the same color as the cover illustration. 16 pp each, including the covers,
Condition: Good condition - some light toning to the pages, tear at the bottom edge of #4. Priced as a set.Book ID: 68093More details Price: $40.00
FLOWER ARRANGING - A Fascinating Hobby.
Edition: First printing.
Atlanta: The Coca-Cola Company, (1940). First edition - The first of three booklets on flower arranging, published to promote Coca-Cola, and written by the mother of noted beat author William S. Burroughs. Focus is on flower arranging throughout the year - plus a section at the end on "arrangements for refreshments" featuring coke bottles. Unpaginated, square format, illustrated with full color photographs throughout.
Condition: Very good in illustrated stapled wrappers (a bit of rubbing to the edges and the spine, crease in upper corner)Book ID: 67789More details Price: $11.50
THE GLASS BOOKS OF THE DREAM EATERS.
Edition: Special pre-publication except (slim trade paperback format. )
New York: Bantam, (2006.). Includes three excerpts -featuring Miss Temple, Cardinal Chang and Dr Svenson - from this debut novel that Diana Gabaldon called 'the most original thing I read in years.' 45 pp. An uncommon promotional piece.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.Book ID: 73695More details Price: $12.00
RUSSIAN CRIMINAL TATTOOS AND PLAYING CARDS: PROMOTIONAL POSTER.
London: Fuel Publishing List / Thames and Hudson (2018). Poster measuring 23 by 17 inches featuring a striking large reproduction of the cover for Russian Criminal Tattoos and Playing Cards on the front, and an illustrated list of 28 publications for 2018 on the verso. Folded in four.
Condition: Just about fine, but with creases from the folds.Book ID: 81628More details Price: $30.00