Trade catalogs and pamphlets

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This digital collection contains a selection from Hagley Library's collection of trade catalogs and pamphlets. The materials date from 1783 to 1988 and vary in size. The trade catalogs contain lists, often illustrated, of items sold by an assortment of manufacturers, mostly American. The pamphlets largely consist of promotional materials, although other subjects are included. A comprehensive view of Hagley's trade catalogs and pamphlets can be found by searching our online catalog.

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Gas oder Elektrizität? : zur Konkurrenz zweier Beleuchtungssysteme, 1880-1914
Reproduced from typescript. "Wird veröffentlicht in: 'Technikgeschichte', Bd. 47, 1980, Heft 1 oder 2.", [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lettre a M. le comte Charles de Scheffer : Paris, 20 août 1773
The letter is a critique of Jean Louis de Lolme's Constitution de l'Angleterre, 1771., Avis de l'éditeur--p. [1]., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, N* B2019 .D82 1788lm, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Compagnie d'Amérique : mémoire qui contient le plan des opérations de la Société
"Plan de l'opération rurale et commerciale à exécuter dans les ètats-Unis de l'Amérique," p. 1-32. "Acte de société," p. 33-41. The "Acte de société" is dated at end 28 floréal an VI [17 May 1798]., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, N* B2019 .D82 1799com, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Réfutation pour le Sr. Pierre-Marie Janod, bourgeois d'Arinthoz, ci-devant domicilié audit lieu, défendeur : contre le Sr. Pierre-Marie Goujon, prêtre, familier audit Arinthoz, demander
Concerns a dispute in sale of real estate., The Réfutation" signed on p. 54: Janod. Vernier, avocat., Consultation: p. 54-60, signed Blanc, Lescot., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Opinion sur la peine de mort
Presented at the session of Assemblée nationale, 30 May, 1791, cf. Martin Walter, no. 12236., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Essai sur la nautique aérienne, contenant l'art de diriger les ballons aérostatiques à volonté, & d'accélerer leur course dans les plaines de l'air : avec le Précis de deux expériences particulieres de météorologie à faire
Library's copy imperfect: p. 1-2, including the title page, wanting., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ephémérides du citoyen, 1767-1772
Includes Addendum [2] p., [1962]., Separate from the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, v. 56, first quarter, 1962., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Résumé de l'opinion des trois généraux de l'armée présenté à l'Assemblée nationale
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
La grande queue de Laurent Lecointre
Signed: Felhémési. Martin Walter, no. 23712., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Patrie, république et "country" d'après Samuel Du Pont de Nemours et Peter Stephen Duponceau
Contains a communication from Du Pont de Nemours read at a meeting of the American Philosophical Society, October 6, 1815, and the report of Du Ponceau., Originally published in the Bulletin de l'Institut français de Washington, new ser., no. 5-6, December, 1957; reissued in paper wrappers., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, N* B2019 .D84 1957p, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Anfänge der industrialisierung in Hannover : wasserkraft oder dampfmaschine
Offprint. From: Technikgeschichte in einzeldarstellungen, 1986., Photocopy., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pam 2004.584, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Design formt den alltag
Exhibit catalog., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Raymond Loewy Archive (Accession 2251), Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Saivo : moaico vetroso : composizioni a disegno
"Gladiator Marble Importing Company" postcard (col. ill. ; 18 cm.) laid in., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Trade Cat .S142 1963, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Catalogue illustré : l'année 1930
Catalog offers several models of manual and electric sewing machines and related spare parts, including needles (for sewing, phonographs, and medicine), as well as bicycles. Depicts scenes of people at work in a factory setting, presumably in Podolsk, and a sample of decorative needlework. Ends with 2-page price list for sales and shipment of sewing machines, tables, and bicycles., At head of title: [Gosshveymashina Podolsky Mehanitsesky Eavod]. Translated from colophon: Monolith edition of 1,000 copies, of which this is no. 571. String-bound in color wrappers. Illustrated on front cover with views of a Gosshveymashina sewing machine and the Podolsk factory. Back cover bears image of a sewing machine and globe superimposed over a star, with lettering., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Trade Cat .G672 1930, Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Album des célébrités contemporaines
An art nouveau promotional album for the biscuit company on the occasion of the awarding of a grand prize at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, the first to a French biscuit company. Each page is of heavy gray art paper with art nouveau designs in color and gilt. Part of the designs form strips or flaps to hold 59 embossed cards in colors and gilt, three or four per page. The cards depict famous French actors, actresses, artists, composers, aviators, and other prominent people such as Sarah Bernhardt, Bartholdi, Cléo de Merode, Anatole France, Yvette Guilbert, Massenet, Otéro and Sardou. They include a small photographic portrait, autograph, sentiments and an illustration relevant to the personage., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: *f T804.L1 A43, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automat Restaurants : Patent Sielaff
Includes photographs of the interiors of the New York City Horn & Hardart restaurant (p. 38-39) and the Philadelphia Horn & Hardart restaurant (p. 40-42). The names are not listed for these restaurants in the publication, but they are identified by given addresses., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Trade Cat .A942 1897, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Color and Style in Bathroom Furnishing and Decoration
[Description and dates], "Trade Cat .S78 1929", "Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library", Wilmington, DE 19807
Frederick Snare Corporation: Contracting Engineers
Contains photographs of construction projects completed by the Frederick Snare Corporation which includes construction work in New York City, Philadelphia, and Cuba., Text in English and Spanish., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: T55.3.S72 F74 1920, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Artillerie du Comité 1830 : Collection de Dessins Représentant les Principaux Affuts de l'Artillerie de Terre avec leurs Tracés, leurs Objets de Details & les Cotes de Leurs Dimensions et Leurs Poids
Pamphlet containing technical illustrations for artillery cannons and their associated parts and accessories., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Le Pavillon Philips à l'Exposition Universelle de Bruxelles 1958
On cover: 'Tire à part de la Revue technique Philips, tome 20, no. 1, pages 1-40 et no. 2/3, pages 41-54, 1958/59.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Call number: Pam 95.2, Published Collections, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807