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1897 Sears Roebuck Catlg Paperback – Jun 1 1997


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  • Paperback: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publications; 100th Anniversary edition edition (June 1 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0791046265
  • ISBN-13: 978-0791046265
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 22.2 x 28.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,004,168 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chrijeff on July 19 2001
Format: Paperback
You'll find *everything* in this reprint, from buggies and bicycles to books to groceries. (You'll need to mentally adjust the prices, since Sears was at that time strictly a mail-order wholesale house, and like the e-merchants of today could drastically undercut the traditional retailers: I've found that adding 50-100% to their list, unless they give another one in the adcopy, will give you a good idea of what "brick-and-mortar" merchants would have charged for the same item.) A splendid resource for anyone interested in the minutinae of everyday late-19th-Century life. If they'd only included toys, it would be perfect! The small print is a bit hard on the eyes and the illustrations sometimes rather dark, but the book as a whole is well worth buying.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rosemary Thornton on May 2 2000
Format: Paperback
This is a catalogue full of photos and descriptions of old things. I enjoyed perusing it just because I love old things.
The print quality is marginal though, but legible. Words and photos look a bit grainy.
Prices, stock, descriptions, wild exaggerations and boasts of products all paint an interesting picture of life at the turn of the century.
I'm an old house lover and I found this book as an intriguing bit of memorabilia about the way things once were in this country.
The section on women's clothing is wild. Almost unimagineable to realize what women did to themselves in the name of fashion.
A good resource and conversation starter. Old folks can't get enough of it. In fact, it does make a great Christmas present for the over 60 crowd.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kierthos@aol.com on June 18 1998
Format: Paperback
This book is absolutely essential for anyone doing research on the late 1890s, as it lists prices of popular goods and gives a lot of input into what was available. For any Game-Masters(if you don't know what a Game-Master is, don't ask...) running a Wild West game, it is a must!
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