Fremont, Ohio: The Clauss Shear Company, nd (circa 1908 from pictures); The Blade Printing and Paper Company, Catalogue Printers, Toledo, Ohio, stamped "From Welton Stanford Hardware, Schenectady, N. Y." (in business under this name from 1907, Clauss under this name 1899-1919); paper cover with little girl on a high brick wall looking down at fallen Clauss shears and paper dolls that she has apparently cut out of her book, on the back a King seated on scissors and Clauss is King, with artist name; stapled good quality coated paper, 5.5x8.5"; 14 interior pages. Toploader medium softcover advertizing.
An alphabet/Mother Goose advertising booklet, with two large red letters and their full pictures and rhymes on every page, the drawings rather stiff but nicely coloured. Each traditional rhyme works in a Clauss product: Old woman, old woman, shall we go a-shearing?/Speak a little louder, sir. I am hard of hearing./Old woman, old woman, the shears were made by Clauss (fancy script)/Thank you, kind sir, you may leave them at my house.
CONDITION: Very Good; no names or other marks, spine lightly rubbed with 3/8" split at foot, light soil to covers, interior pages unwrinkled and clean. Item #21851