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Salesman's Sample Books

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Salesman's Sample Books

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The MISADVENTURES of THREE GOOD BOYS / Salesman's Dummy, Shute, Henry A.
1 Shute, Henry A. The MISADVENTURES of THREE GOOD BOYS / Salesman's Dummy
Boston and New York Houghton Mifflin Company 1914 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Publishers green cloth, white lettering front. Inside cover has description of book noting in part that "It is full of fun and it shows the untiring and fearsome ingenuity of youngsters of a generation ago in a small county town." and "To be published probably April 4, 1914." with the 4th penciled out and replaced with 11. One guarded plate included as a frontispiece, of a man looking at a sign of The Duck-Billed Platipus. Sample text consists of the first 8 pages repeated four times. ; 5" x 7-1/2"; Covers lightly worn including small nick in cloth at bottom on reverse, initials in blue pencil inside front cover. Clean lightly worn pages. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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[Salesman's Dummy] Historical Romances of William Harrison Ainsworth, Ainsworth, William Harrison
2 Ainsworth, William Harrison [Salesman's Dummy] Historical Romances of William Harrison Ainsworth
Philadelphia George Barrie & Sons ca 1900 Flexible leather Very Good with no dust jacket 
Black leather boards, not lettered, marbled endpapers, frontispiece and 20 additional illustrated plates, each protected by captioned guards, example text pages, binding sample at rear shows the red cloth, gilt pattern of the books to be produced. Plates mostly dated 1898 or 1899, the set appears to have been issued in 1900. ; 5.5 x 8.5"; Spine a bit worn, long label removed from inside front board, binding cracking between 2 pages at one place, otherwise firm, salesman's label John J. Newbegin of San Francisco at front, Newbegin stamp at front and again at rear, prior owner bookplate (Elizabeth and Lewis Haas). 
Price: 45.00 USD
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[Salesman's Dummy] The Lady of the Lake, Scott, Sir Walter; Howard Chandler Christy (With Illustrations By)
3 Scott, Sir Walter; Howard Chandler Christy (With Illustrations By) [Salesman's Dummy] The Lady of the Lake
[Indianapolis] The Bobbs-Merrill Company (1910) Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
A salesman's dummy or sample book. Publishers green cloth, front cover decorated with flowers in yellow and light green and with gilt lettering. A pastedown to the FFEP describes the Christy Edition - the commission to Mr. Christy to produce, 112 pp, 13 full-color pictures, in a box, etc. Includes color frontispiece, decorated title page, two additional color plates, sample text pages with additional illustrations (some repeated several times), and a number of blank pages at the end. ; 9" x 11-1/2"; Front board with spots of soiling along edge, a 1-1/2" frayed area along right edge and some wear at the corners. Rear board with light scratches and corner wear. Rippling to front free endpaper pastedown with evidence of label? removal inside front cover. No inscriptions, pages are clean and unmarked. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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4 Mabie, Hamilton Wright, William Wilfred Birdsall, and Edward Everett Hale [Salesman's Dummy] The Library of American History, Literature and Biography
Chicago, Ill. W. S. Reeve Publishing Co. 1904 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Brown cloth, eagle and gilt lettering on front, image of spine on rear, decorative tan endpapers, facsimile of spine label inside front cover, specification sheet tipped on to front flyleaf, title plate in color followed by textual title page, many additional illustrations on plates, a few with colored borders, order forms at rear. Salesman's Sample of this title with selected pages taken from the full version. The title page, portraits and contents pages are present as are selected pages from each segment of the text and a few blank pages for filler, 100+ pages in all. Uncommon thus.; 7-3/4" x 10-1/4"; Covers rubbed with loss to gilt, binding cocked and hinges tender but holding, some order form pages removed, others with orders listed. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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