Boston Book, Print & Ephemera Show, Saturday, November 16th

From Bryant & Stratton Commercial School, Boston, 44th Year Book, 1904-5, $25


Dear Friends,
We’ll be exhibiting at the Boston Book, Print & Ephemera Show, November 16, 2019, 8 am – 4 pm, Back Bay Events Center, 180 Berkeley Street, Boston, in Booth A 107.

For a list of some items we’ll be exhibiting, click here.

Click here for more information about the show.

Please visit! Peter

Here’s a peep show of some Boston items we’ll exhibit:

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Watch Your Step! Catalog 249

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well, file last updated 7/17 – fast forward 2 months – hair returns – days diminish – weather variety pack – sunny & warm today – some cool nights, but no frost yet – 4 cords wood stacked – some twice after stack toppled – none burned yet – usual high adventure in garden – peppers & eggplants failed to thrive – good crop romano beans – enough basil for plenty pesto – zucchini, crookneck squash & cucumbers rocked some then caved to powdery mildew – escarole behaved well – tomatoes sported two blights – sad to watch – crop sufficient for favorites – sandwich, fresh salsa, gazpacho, tomato-basil sauce, cherry tomatoes for salads – fruit developed black bruising – pared & stewed & canned – kept beds of salad greens going – dug decent crop Yukon gold potatoes – kale, chard, collards persevere – picked blueberries few times at kenburn on Mohawk trail – macintoshes at clarkdale in greenfield – zach’s begun interventional radiology work at Guthrie medical in sayre, pa – initial reports very positive – celebrated 66th with edie at great wall restaurant in Florence – august papermania here & gone & fall shows approach – recent efforts mostly pamphlets – meanwhile books abounded – herein focus on books – mixed bag of recent acquisitions – usual & some creative categories – largest gathering from university of Massachusetts professor Harold mosher – architecture, landscape design, many of his from landscape architect paul whitney rhoades – at your service –

peter

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Melting Pot of Pamphlets . . . . Catalog 248, August, 2019

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well, file last updated 5/1 – it’s summer – shaved off winter hat – fans & dehumidifiers humming – garden mostly planted – finally acquired & installed solar electric ‘border wall’ to exclude unwanted herbivores – snow peas exceeded 7’ bamboo stakes, folded & headed back south – big crop – plenty of rhubarb – few beds of salad greens, beets & turnips – picked first zucchini – tomatoes, summer squash, green beans, cucumbers, kale, collards, escarole running late – tried peppers & eggplants in sector with suboptimal soil & they’re not happy about it – picked strawberries at warner farm in sunderland – spent weekend visiting zach in Gainesville – hiked, biked, kayaked – saw alligators, armadillos, limpkins, herons, egrets, palms, live oaks, spanish moss, ate collards, okra, sweet potato, pecan, barbecue & local brew – his fellowship ended – just helped him move into rented house in corning, ny – work at Guthrie medical as interventional radiologist begins august 1 – visited edie for june birthday – owl pen open for season – constant threat of backlog escalation on homefront with everybody downsizing & ditching & dying – herein modest effort to reverse flow – heavy on pamphlets – strove for diversity of subject matter – we eagerly await your verdict – at your service –
peter

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More Masi Miscellany . . . .

Click here to read Catalog 247
well, spring fair season derailed catalog production – Greenwich, Boxboro, Allentown – sold some, bought more, survived – firewood gone but heating season lingered – spring raw & rainy – almost too cool to shave winter hair hat – green grass, trees, spring flowers race along: crocus, daffodil, tulip, hyacinth bring on irises, poppies, grey skies, cold nights, cool days – montague may day festivities put on best face – garden tilled, peas, onions, lettuce & other salad greens planted – spinach started – hauling manure from mt toby farm – easter excursion to masi Amesbury branch with edie – zach facing final month of Gainesville fellowship – interventional radiology post at Guthrie medical in sayre, Pennsylvania begins august – bookseller dad visited for whirlwind weekend of nature hikes, biking, kayaking, alligator, armadillo, egret, limpkin, heron, palm, live oak, spanish moss, collards, okra, sweet potato, pecan, barbecue & local brew –
herein we offer mostly more pamphlets – many usual categories – second installments of atom bomb, national parks, nuclear power, prohibition – other odds & sods – hoping to resume rapid catalog production to alleviate backlog of acquisitions here – stay tuned – meanwhile, at your service – peter

cover: item 14

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Peck of Pamphlets! Paper Parade! Catalog 246, March, 2019

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well, file last updated nineteen days ago – non-stop forced marches – not much news – winter plods, days lengthen – few small doses snow – few days cross-country skiing on montague plains – consuming firewood – plethora of pamphlets prior to spring fairs – ephemera 39, march 16-7, hyatt regency, old Greenwich – Boxboro paper show, april 6, Boxboro regency hotel – Allentown paper show, april 27-8 –
herein you’ll find many of our usual categories – some we’ve stockpiled – atom bomb, citizenship, immigration, juvenile, national parks, nuclear power, prohibition – have a look –
at your service –
peter
cover: item 100

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Making the world safe for democracy! Catalog 245 – World War I

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well, file last updated November 7 – it’s February 3, 2019 – super bowl’s on but business as usual chez masibook – holiday hurdles cleared – thanksgiving & Christmas with masi clan – xmas tree decorating & new year’s eve with edie – cut tree across river at somewhat overgrown farm tended by lonely geezer who went uber-chatty & had many trips to mass general for surgery to describe – it was a nice tree – brief visit from zach in between – hauled some firewood to second floor & climbed sugarloaf mountain – his fellowship in Gainesville ends june & he’s signed contract with Guthrie medical center in sayre, pa starting august – mixed bag of a winter – warm & wet or cold & dry – more rain than snow & only 2 days to cross-country ski – burning firewood at good clip – survived papermania & scrambling to issue catalogs prior to spring fair season –

well, herein you’ll find a special subject-oriented collection of pamphlets, books & ephemera relating to world war I – i’ve been segregating these items for many years – it seemed timely, but missed anniversary bandwagon – call it early for 200th anniversary – it’s diverse – much propaganda, mostly british to encourage American support – some pro-german, anti-war, pacifist – military aviation, engineering, medicine, paperwork – school & business participation – food – fiction, humor, juvenile, music, poetry, theatre – broadsides, letters, periodicals, postcards – American red cross, Y.M.C.A. & knights of Columbus services – mendicant veteran booklets – Belgium, France, Italy, Ireland, Romania, Russia, Serbia – much Massachusetts, bits from Connecticut, Georgia, maine, new Hampshire, new jersey, new York – nursing & women – economics, finance – armistice & League of Nations – have a look – at your service – peter

cover: item 131

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Catalog 244: The arts of napping & dyeing, anatomy of melancholy, insanity as a defense . . . dictionaries, encyclopedias . . .from the Bowery to Bellevue . . .


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well, file last updated September 21 – it’s November 7 – morning after midterm – bit of blue above the fold & even in sky – damage control new progressive agenda & house offers firewall – ultra-liberal chez moi hardly heartened – big red bible-bucks-guns-white-belt with bully pulpit & mega-amplifiers dosing daily with obscene values & vicious accomplishments & mendacious messaging – ouch – on other fronts – montague’s monster halowe’en another 5-ring fest – hundreds of trick-or-treaters – ninja turtles, spidermen, unicorns, rubic cubes, screams, suffragettes, rosie the riveters, tacos, hot dogs, harry potters & pop culture icons off my myopic grid – usual gathering of neighbors on my front-row-seat porch for guacamole, chili, cornbread, beer – handing out candy, candy & more candy – kale & collards still viable last garden visit – planted garlic for first time – picked macintoshes in September, cortlands in October – stacked firewood cords 3 & 4 & heating season here – unwelcome weather operative for new England has been ‘wet’ or ‘rain’ to put it in 4 letters – completely counterindicated for one with allergies & building full of absorbent paper – wellies & ems rain jacket workin’ hard – zach provides enviable images from Gainesville – zone 9 – enjoying life & interventional radiology fellowship & looking ahead – senior citizenry constant companion since our latest birthday – more pills, less energy – acquired partlypreventive/partly therapeutic back brace & apply liberally – regular bending & heavy lifting in antiquarian book trade – driving newer vehicle compliments of perennial summer camper cdv with nod to Benjamin franklin – retired 2000 subaru legacy approaching 280,000 miles & rusting body for relative luxury of 2009 with 103,000 – survived Allentown & Northampton shows – boston book fair likely come & gone when this you read – time to celebrate annual owl pen books closure with edie – then the holidays & hello 2019 before you know it –

well, herein you’ll find an irregular masi assortment – recent pamphlet orgies enhanced setting stuff aside for projects which never materialize habit – books, big books, big sets of big books set aside, brought to storage unit, blocking traffic – tackle time – something about sources – now defunct American textile history museum – acquired what not placed in institutions – textiles, dyeing, printing, water power – essex county & nearby history – their reference collection – latter only pencil marked (‘Trace’, ‘Morrill’, ‘found on door step, 1972’) – encyclopedias, dictionaries – multiple Britannica editions (1,3,4,8,9,11), Americana, International, OED’s, Webster, Appleton, DAB – some good-to-go, some with bad leather & broken bindings – lot price on request – several hagley museum deaccessions – du pont family – expositions – technology – Kentucky-born, Alabama-raised umass professor bonnie Strickland – civil war – women’s health – peripatetic academic Charles rosenberg’s downsizing – medicine, mental health – smaller lots dating back a decade, auction & show acquisitions – foreign languages boldly lifted from internet – physical descriptions & occasional note on content – hopefully enough to interest with minimal misstatement risk – indicated repairs by john nove grey seal bindery – hopefully something will appeal – at your service –

with our thanks & best wishes to all for holidays & coming year, peter

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