(Trade Catalogue - Toys)

CATALOGUE AND PRICE LIST OF TOYS... Successor to Geo. G. Shelton

A rare American trade catalogue of children’s toys manufactured by A B. Ruggles who informs the reader that his production is now backed by new and improved machinery after a disastrous fire. Illustrated objects include a furniture set for girls; a horse drawn hay wagon; a two horse express team; an “accurate” miniature of an Emigrant wagon; a tandem team; an ox cart; a highly ornamented dump cart; and four sizes of platform horses. All these are illustrated, with the exception of there being three, not four, platform horses shown. Most toys would seem to be made of wood, although note is made where iron is used on a part. Sizes and prices are given and, notice of colour painting where applicable. W.A. Shelton of 112 Chamber St. is listed as the New York agent. Charming and rare. Not in Romaine; not located in OCLC. Oblong stapled pamphlet, 9.5 x 15.4 cm.; 12 unnumbered pp. with 9 illustrations from engravings.

Original printed paper covers in Aesthetic Movement motif, faint wrinkling and spotting; small closed tear to margin only of title page; some page edges slightly dog-earred and wrinkled. Still a very good copy.

ID#: 16762
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