Color-Printed Trade Catalog
Rand, Avery & Co., 117 Franklin St., Boston, railway printers & stationers, manufacturers and dealers in numbered railway tickets of every description ... Boston: Rand, Avery & Co, 1874.
A notable acquisition which enhances four AAS collections: trade catalogs, printers' specimens, color printing, and railway literature. In this exquisitely printed pamphlet, Rand, Avery showcases all of its products catering to the railway industry. The product range extends well beyond printing alone.
This acquisition is up for "adoption" at the first annual Adopt-A-Book Evening on April 29, 2008 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
-David Whitesell, Curator of Books
"One day I am visited by a collector of ordination sermons; the next, by
a collector of 4th of July orations; then comes a collector of geography;
another wants religious newspapers; another wants every book printed in
New York before 1700. I accommodate myself to all; for I want every thing
and collect every thing, and I have more zeal than the whole of them: and
in this way I am kept very busy."
~Christopher Columbus Baldwin
3rd Librarian of AAS