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Lot 5001

$140
Title: Life of George Washington
Author: Washington Irving
Publisher: G. P. Putnam & Co.
Printing Years: 1855-1859 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 5 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped green/brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce original edition of this biography of the first American president by Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859), an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He completed this five-volume biography, a work which he expected to be his masterpiece, just eight months before his death, at age 76, in Tarrytown, New York. This is the first edition of the original three volumes expanded to five by Irving.

The work is illustrated with engraved plates with tissue guards, as well as maps. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with sunning to spines. Fraying and minor chipping can be seen at ends of spines. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Foxing appears on endpapers and/or initial / final pages of volumes. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 5002

$375
Title: The Field of Mars: Being an Alphabetical Digestion of the Principal Naval and Military Engagements, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, Particularly of Great Britain and her Allies, from the Ninth Century to the Present Period. Selected from the Best Historians and Journalists, and Adjusted from the Greatest Authority. Interspersed with Concise Descriptions of the Towns and Places, the Subject of each Article. To which is Prefixed An Essay on the Art of War, and A Comprehensive System of Military and Naval Discipline. Embellished with Maps, Charts, Plans, and Views of Battles.
Publisher: J. MacGowan (London)
Printing Year: 1780 / 1781 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in leather with gilt lettering to spine labels, this antique set is a scarce eighteenth-century military reference work. The work is illustrated with numerous plates and (fold-out) maps. The volumes show external age/wear, with cracking along gutters, bumped and frayed corners, and chipping to spine. Covers of both volumes show scratching. The books are solidly bound with lightly age toned pages that show occasional mild spotting. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers. Library stamps are visible on title pages and blank pages at rear of volumes. The books measure approximately 8 1/2" x 10 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 5003

$450
Title: The Works of John Milton
Editors: Frank Allen Paterson et al.
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Printing Years: 1931 - 1938
Number of Volumes: Complete 18 volume set (in 21 books)

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spines and embossed crest to front covers, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of John Milton (December 9, 1608 – November 8, 1674), the English poet, author, polemicist and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England, best known for his epic poem "Paradise Lost" and for his treatise condemning censorship, "Areopagitica." The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and plates. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, crisp pages. Paper labels are visible on spines. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers; withdrawal stamps in small type and light pencil markings appear on rear endpapers. Title pages are stamped and also show light pencil markings. Texts do not appear to have any library markings. The books measure approximately 7" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $44.50
Lot 5004

$120
Title: The Western Angler: An Account of Pacific Salmon and Western Trout
Author: Roderick L. Haig-Brown
Publisher: Derrydale Press
Printing Year: 1939 Limited Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt embossing, this set is a scarce limited edition of a beautiful and monumental reference work on Pacific Coast fishes and fishing by Roderick L. Haig-Brown, one of the world's most beloved fly-fishing writers. Roderick L. Haig-Brown was born in England but lived all his adult life on Vancouver Island, along the banks of the Campbell River. His books include "A River Never Sleeps," "To Know a River," "Measure of the Year," and a dozen other important books that together form the finest achievement in angling prose in North America.

This is copy number 891 of 950. The work is illustrated with color frontispiece of flies tied by Tommy Brayshaw in each volume, exquisite color plates of fish by E.B.S. Logier, black-and-white plates, charts and tables. First volume shows water markings to entire rear board. The second volumes shows mild external age/wear. The books are solidly bound with clean and bright pages. Faint water staining appears in top corners of preliminaries and frontispiece of first volume, as well as on its rear flyleaf. Each volume is protected by transparent plastic cover. The books measure approximately 9" x 11 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5005

$130
Title: Through the Yellowstone Park on Horseback
Author: George W. Wingate
Publisher: O. Judd Co.
Printing Year: 1886 First Edition

Condition/Details: Rebound in green cloth with marbled boards and bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of this early work on Yellowstone Park by George Wood Wingate (1840-1928), an American lawyer and organizer of rifle practice. During the Civil War he served in a New York regiment, and later supervised the construction of elevated railways in Brooklyn. In 1867 Wingate drew up rules for systematic rifle practice by Company A, 22nd regiment, New York National Guard, of which he was then captain. The publication of these rules (the first of the kind to be formulated in the United States) led to the organization (in 1871) of the National Rifle Association of America, of which he was first secretary and later president for 25 years. This work contains chapters on the railroad journey to Yellowstone, camp life, Mammoth Hot Springs, Green River & Obsidian Cliffs, the Morris Basin, Gibbon Canon and Falls, the Great Geysers, the Great Canon, etc., as well as chapters on the "former inhabitants of the park." There is in addition a long chapter on the game found at Yellowstone (buffalo, elk, bears, deer, wolves, beavers, etc.). The work is illustrated with many engraved plates and vignettes. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Title page bears library stamp in small type over name of publisher, as well as catalogue number written in ink. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/4" and contains 250 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5006

$250
Title: Abraham Lincoln: A History
Authors: John G. Nicolay & John Hay
Publisher: Century Co.
Printing Year: 1909
Number of Volumes: Complete 10 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce biography of Abraham Lincoln by his private secretaries, whose personal relationship with the president allowed them to begin collecting material during his lifetime and with his sanction. John G. Nicolay (1832 - 1901) and John Jay (1838 - 1905) collaborated on this official biography of the 16th President. It appeared in "The Century Magazine" serially from 1886 to 1890 and was then issued (1890-94) in book form as ten volumes, together with the two-volume "Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln." The resulting biography is a definitive resource on Lincoln and his times. The authors quote extensively from primary sources and identify them by placing citations in the margins adjacent to the quotation. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded portraits, photographs, facsimile documents, and (double-page) maps. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with gilt top edges. The books measure approximately 6 3/4" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 5007

$200
Title: The Carra Edition of the Collected Works of George Moore
Publisher: Boni and Liveright, Inc.
Printing Year: 1922 - 1924 Author-Signed Limited Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 21 volume set

Notes: Bound in light green paper-covered boards with vellum-backed spines with paper title labels, this antique set is a scarce autographed limited edition of the work of George Augustus Moore (February 24, 1852 – January 21, 1933), an Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist. As a naturalistic writer, he was amongst the first English-language authors to absorb the lessons of the French realists, and was particularly influenced by the works of Émile Zola. His writings influenced James Joyce, according to the literary critic and biographer Richard Ellmann, and, although Moore's work is sometimes seen as outside the mainstream of both Irish and British literature, he is as often regarded as the first great modern Irish novelist.

This is number 473 of 1000 numbered sets. The first volume is signed by the author. Volumes 2 - 19 are illustrated with tipped-in frontispiece photographs, many of which are portraits of Moore himself. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned (uncut) pages. Library spine labels are visible. Antique library bookplates can be seen on front endpapers; withdrawal stamps in small type appear on rear flyleaves. The word "reserved" has been stamped (in small type) to title pages. Title pages also show light pencil markings. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 5008

$80
Title: The Gold Mines of the Rand: Being a Description of the Mining Industry of Witwatersrand South African Republic
Authors: Frederick H. Hatch & J. A. Chalmers
Publisher: Macmillan and Co. (London)
Printing Year: 1895

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce early work on the gold mining industry of Transvaal. The work contains an elaborate description of "auriferous conglomerate of 'banket' beds on the Rand," with particulars of deposits, taken from well-known mines. There is a chapter devoted to "Deep Levels - their development and prospects," and other articles deal with "Mining practice on the Rand," "Surface Equipment," "The Metallurgical treatment of the ore," etc. The work is illustrated with charts, in-text drawings, fold-out diagrams and photographic plates. There are two folding maps in endpocket (one of maps shows tears along its folds).

This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with smudging to covers and chipping to head of spine. A crack measuring an inch and a half appears at top of front gutter. Small paper library label appears in middle of spine cover. The book is solidly bound with clean pages that show light finger smudging to title page and initial pages of text. Name of library appears stamped throughout. The book measures approximately 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" and contains 306 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5009

$2200
This vintage Playboy magazine is part of a large collection of original, early Playboy issues (dating back to the very first, December 1953 release with Marilyn Monroe) that we are selling at this auction. View our entire catalog to see additional vintage Playboy magazines - buy more than one and save on shipping. This particular lot features the following original, complete issue:

Issue Date: December 1953

Notes: The premiere issue of Hugh Heffner's landmark magazine, featuring Marilyn Monroe as the Sweetheart of the Month. The magazine was originally entitled "Stag Party" until an unrelated outdoor magazine "Stag" threatened to sue Heffner. This first issue, undated owing to Heffner's doubts about its continuation, was priced at 50 cents and proved an instant success, selling out the initial circulation of 53,991 copies in a matter of weeks. Heffner's statement on page three included this paragraph: "We want to make clear from the very start, we aren't a 'family magazine.' If you're somebody's sister, wife or mother-in-law and picked us up by mistake, please pass us along to the man in your life and get back to your Ladies Home Companion." As well as the cover and exclusive nude shot of Marilyn, the magazine included Virgil Partch cartoons mocking the Kinsey Report, an Ambrose Bierce short story, and a Conan Doyle excerpt "Introducing Sherlock Holmes." This impressive magazine was very well cared-for and is intact condition with only very light age/wear indications, with a very small tear to upper spine corner and a small moisture spot on the lower right cover. Both covers and all pages securely attached. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5010

$110
Title: History of the 121st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers: "An Account from the Ranks"
Author: Survivors' Association
Publisher: Press of Catholic Standard and Times
Printing Year: 1906

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce American Civil War regimental history. This regiment, chiefly recruited in the city of Philadelphia, and in the county of Venango, was organized at camp of rendezvous, near Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, early in September, 1862. Soon after its organization, it was ordered to Washington, D.C., and upon its arrival, went into camp at Arlington Heights. Arms and equipments were not delivered until some weeks after its arrival, but drill and instruction were immediately commenced, and prosecuted with vigor, the regiment becoming noted for good discipline at the drills and reviews of General Casey's Provisional Brigade, to which it was then attached. On October 1, the regiment moved to Frederick, Maryland, and a week later joined General Meade's Division of Pennsylvania troops, above Sharpsburg, and near the battle ground of Antietam. With the exception of slight skirmishing, as the army moved south through Virginia, it had no experience in fighting until it entered upon the Fredericksburg campaign. It subsequently saw action at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness Campaign, and at the Battle of Fort Steadman. It was mustered out of service on June 2, 1865.

The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Colonel Chapman Biddle and numerous other portraits and maps. Fold-out map is intact. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with light soiling to covers. Small antique paper library label is clearly visible on spine. Rear hinge is cracked. Age-toned pages are not annotated or stamped. Interior library markings (antique bookplates) only appear on endpapers. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 10" and contains 299 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5011

$250
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1857. Harper’s Weekly (A Journal of Civilization) was an American political magazine based in New York City. Published by Harper and Brothers from 1857 until 1916, it featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects, and humor. During its most influential period it was the forum of the political cartoonist Thomas Nast, and also featured the work of some of the era’s most important illustrators: Winslow Homer, Granville Perkins and Livingston Hopkins. The issues included in this lot are originals and feature the following important articles and illustrations:

Illustrations: Illustrated, including 5 after Winslow Homer: (1) Freshmen, (2) Sophomores, (3) Juniors, (4) Seniors, and (5) The March Between Sophomores and Freshmen.
Article Content: Articles touching on politics and government, crime, travel and peoples.

Condition: This volume is securely bound in durable, modern boards. The text block binding is tight, the pages are clean and bright and the entire volume shows very nicely. The volume bears library indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling. This collection of issues is not collated, but appears complete. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 5012

$24
Title: Essays by Divers Hands: Being the Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom
Publisher: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press
Printing Years: 1921-1953
Number of Volumes: 26 volume set

Notes: Bound in dark blue cloth with paper labels to spine, this set is a scarce collection of the initial 26 issues of this work. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Library labels are visible on spines. Library bookplates can be seen on front endpapers; withdrawal stamps in small type appear on rear endpapers. Title pages are stamped and show light pencil markings. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 5013

$100
Title: The Black Christ & Other Poems
Author: Countee Cullen
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
Printing Year: 1929 First Edition In Scarce Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth spine with blue boards and gold labels on the front cover and spine this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this work by Countee Cullen (March 30, 1903–January 9, 1946), an American Romantic poet and one of the leading African American poets of his time, associated with the generation of black poets of the Harlem Renaissance. The work contains illustrations by Charles Cullen. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Dustjacket with chipping to ends of spine is in protective plastic cover, with flaps taped to endpapers. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 111 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5014

$60
Title: Privateer Ships and Sailors: The First Century of American Colonial Privateering, 1625 - 1725
Author: Howard M. Chapin
Publisher: Imprimerie G. Mouton (Toulon, France)
Printing Year: 1926

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce account of colonial privateering. The author states in his preface that "the great bulk of the material that makes up the narrative has been derived, approximately in equal parts, from the manuscript Admiralty Court records, the contemporary newspapers and the official records of the various colonies." The work is illustrated with plates. The volume shows light external age/wear, with minor soiling to covers. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. An antique library bookplate is visible on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/4" and contains 256 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5015

$50
Title: With the Conquering Turk: Confessions of a Bashi-Bazouk
Author: G. W. Stevens
Publisher: Dodd, Mead, and Co.
Printing Year: 1897

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt decorative design to front cover showing star and crescent on shield ove swords, this antique volume is a scarce nineteenth-century military history. A bashi-bazouk or bashibazouk (Turkish başıbozuk, literally "damaged head", meaning "leaderless", "disorderly") was an irregular soldier of the Ottoman army. They were noted for their lack of discipline. Although Turkish armies always contained bashi-bazouk adventurers as well as regular soldiers, the strain on the Ottoman feudal system caused mainly by the Empire's wide expanse required heavier reliance on irregular soldiers. They were armed and maintained by the government, but did not receive pay and did not wear uniforms or distinctive badges. They could fight either mounted or dismounted, chiefly the latter, but were incapable of undertaking major military operations because of their lack of discipline. Their uncertain temper occasionally made it necessary for the Turkish regular troops to disarm them by force, but they were often useful in the work of reconnaissance and in outpost duty.(background information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with four double-page maps showing battle deployments. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. This book has the customary library markings. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 315 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5016

$80
This lot features the following group of Civil War issues of "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper":

Issue Dates: All issues in this lot are from 1862 and have the following dates: February 1, February 8 (with diagonal tear at mid-section across 3/4 of paper), February 15, March 15 (together with "War Supplement"), March 29 (with "War Supplement"), April 12, April 19, April 26.
Number of Issues:8

Notes: Most of these newspapers are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, tearing, etc. All issues are profusely illustrated with stunning engravings that provide uncommon images of the American Civil War. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5017

$80
Title: Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York for 1856
Author: D. T. Valentine
Publisher: McSpedon & Baker
Printing Year: 1856 Inscribed and Signed by Author

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt state seal to covers, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this serial publication compiled by David Thomas Valentine (1801-1869). Valentine's Manuals, each volume officially titled "Manual of the Common Council of the City of New York," are a collector's valued treasure and a historian's basic reference. These books are a source of delight for the eye, containing as they do hundreds of maps, lithographs and woodcuts of New York City and times long past, often of sites long demolished. The Manuals are surely the first illustrated histories of New York City, the first comprehensive portrait of the City, and the first to use prints and maps relating to New York City so extensively and effectively. They are also among the first to organize and present a governmental record of the Corporation of the City of New York, including lists of offices, office holders, election results and financial summaries. In addition, they contain statistics as to numerous social and religious institutions, banks, hospitals, schools and any number of other related materials.

Author's inscription appears on front flyleaf and reads: "Presented to / Arthur Burlis / by the Author / New York / May 19th 1856." This ex-library volume lacks spine cover. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that foxing to initial and final pages. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Title page and final page of text bear library stamp. Text block is intact, with well-preserved maps and bright illustrations. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 3/4" and contains 600 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5018

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Masks and Marionettes by Joseph Spencer Kennard - Dated 1935 by Macmillan Company - First Edition
- Be a Puppet Showman by Remo Bufano - Dated 1933 by Century Co. - First Printing in library binding
- A Repertory of Marionette Plays by Paul McPharlin - Dated 1929 by Viking Press - Stated First Edition. Front board shows water markings, spine is sunned
- Paint, Powder and Make-Up: The Art of Theater Make-Up from the Amateur and Class Room Viewpoint by Ivard Strauss - Dated 1936 by Sweet & Son, Publishers (New Haven, Connecticut) - library binding
- International Exhibition of Theatre Art - Dated 1934 by Museum of Modern Art (New York) - library binding

The ex-library books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and customary library markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 5019

$325
This vintage Playboy magazine is part of a large collection of original, early Playboy issues (dating back to the very first, December 1953 release with Marilyn Monroe) that we are selling at this auction. View our entire catalog to see additional vintage Playboy magazines - buy more than one and save on shipping. This particular lot features the following original, complete issue:

Issue Date: January 1954

Notes: This issue includes noteworthy content such as a cartoon strip by Milton Caniff of "Steve Canyon" fame, and a photo spread with Bob Hope picking a winner from a line-up of beauties, specifically for the magazine. This issue also begins the tradition of calling the centerfold "Miss January," etc. Playboy magazine was originally entitled "Stag Party" until an unrelated outdoor magazine "Stag" threatened to sue Heffner. His statement on page three included this paragraph: "We want to make clear from the very start, we aren't a 'family magazine.' If you're somebody's sister, wife or mother-in-law and picked us up by mistake, please pass us along to the man in your life and get back to your Ladies Home Companion." This magazine was very well cared-for and is in impressive, intact condition with only very light age/wear indications. Both covers are securely attached by the original staple binding and the centerfold is present and likewise, intact and securely attached. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5020

$40
Title: The Latest Studies on Indian Reservations
Author: J. B. Harrison
Publisher: Indian Rights Association (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1887

Condition/Details: Bound in half red leather with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce report on several of the principal Indian reservations by Jonathan Baxter Harrison (April 5, 1835 - June 17, 1907), Unitarian minister and journalist who was involved in many of the social causes of his day: abolitionism, Indian rights, forest preservation, and the cultural improvement of the working class. Best known for his realistic depictions of everyday American life, he is acknowledged as an important influence in the development of literary realism.

The "Indian Rights Association" (IRA) was an American social activist group dedicated to the well being and acculturation of Native Americans. Founded in Philadelphia in 1882, the IRA was highly influential in American Indian policy through the 1930s and remained involved as an organization until 1994.

The author's stated intention was "to examine, observe and report as fully as possible everything connected with the condition and character of the schools, farming, home-life, and missionary work, and the general and special relations of the Indians to civilization and their progress therein." In order to do so, he visited the following reservations: Rosebud, Dakota; Pine Ridge, Dakota; Omaha Indian Reservation in Nebraska; Winnebago Reservation; Santee Reservation, Nebraska; Yankton, Dakota; Lower Brule, Dakota; Crow Creek, Dakota; Cheyenne River, Dakota; Crow Reservation, Montana; Yakima, Washington Territory; Nisqually and Skokomish, Washington; and the Great Sioux Reservation.

This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with fraying and loss of material at corners, scuffing and rubbing to boards and spine. Antique paper library label appears at head of spine. Hinges have archival tape. Front flyleaf is detached. Name of library is stamped on title page (nearly detached). Text block is intact with lightly age-toned pages that show no marginalia. Antique library bookplate is pasted to front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/4" and contains 233 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5021

$300
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1858. Harper’s Weekly (A Journal of Civilization) was an American political magazine based in New York City. Published by Harper and Brothers from 1857 until 1916, it featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects, and humor. During its most influential period it was the forum of the political cartoonist Thomas Nast, and also featured the work of some of the era’s most important illustrators: Winslow Homer, Granville Perkins and Livingston Hopkins. The issues included in this lot are originals and feature the following important articles and illustrations:

Illustrations: Numerous illustrations by Homer, and a terrific portrait of then-senator Jefferson Davis.
Article Content: Articles on travel, social etiquette, religion, sailing ships, and one titled "Torture and Homicide in an American State Prison."

Condition: This volume is securely bound in 1/2 leather binding with marbled paper-covered boards that show age/wear concentrated at the extremities. The text block binding is tight, the pages are clean and bright with minimal light scattered foxing. The volume bears library indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling. This collection of issues is not collated, but appears complete. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 5022

$70
Title: World Peace Foundation Pamphlet Series
Publisher: World Peace Foundation (Boston)
Printing Years: 1910-1914
Number of Volumes: 5 volume set

Notes: Rebound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of the initial publications of the World Peace Foundation, including early pamphlets issued by the International School of Peace. This school was founded in 1910 by American publisher and philanthropist Edwin Ginn (1838 - 1914), with the goal of educating "the people of all nations to a full knowledge of the waste and destruction of war and of preparation for war, its evil effects on present social conditions and on the well-being of future generations and to promote international justice and the brotherhood of man..." The School was later converted into the World Peace Foundation.

These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with spine labels visible on spines. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers; withdrawal stamps in small type can be seen on rear endpapers. Covers of initial pamphlets bear library stamp. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 5023

$20
Title: The Village Schoolmistress; or, More about Kate Elmore
Author: "By the author of "Kate Elmore""
Publisher: Henry Hoyt (Boston)
Printing Year: 1864

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this anonymously published novel. The work is illustrated with frontispiece and plate. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with chipping to the head of spine and fraying to extremities. and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show water markings to edges. The book measures approximately 5" x 7" and contains 313 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5024

$475
Title: Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography
Publisher: Edward Stanford (London)
Printing Years: 1879-1883
Number of Volumes: 5 volume set

Notes: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and gilt seal to front cover, this antique set is a scarce collection of the first five volumes of this Victorian geographical and exploration journal. The work is illustrated with a large number of well-preserved fold-out (color) maps. These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with chipping at ends of spines (splitting occurs along top half of rear gutter of first volume). Antique spine labels are visible. First three volumes have cracked hinges. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers; due date slips and card pockets are attached to rear endpapers. Title pages bear library markings. Lightly age-toned pages are not annotated. The books measure approximately 6 3/4" x 9 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 5025

$100
Title: Aaron's Rod Blossoming: Or, The Orthodox Government of the Church of England by Bishops, Presbiters, and Deacons, Asserted, from the Practice of the Apostles, the Testimony of Councils, Synods, Fathers and Doctors, from the Apostles time to this day: And that is Analogical to the Institution of the Church under the Law
Publisher: Richard Butler (London)
Printing Year: 1680 1st Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards, this antique volume is a rare early work of Anglican theology. This text was written by Basiphilaos and is a different one than that printed in the 1640's under the same title (Gillespie). The volume has detached front board and shows mild external age/wear to covers, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8" and contains 31 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5026

$55
Title: The Six-Year Plan of Building the Foundations of Socialism in Poland, 1950-1955
Publisher: uncredited
Printing Year: circa 1950

Condition/Details: This collection of vintage placards is a scarce example of Cold War propaganda. These displays (presumably published by the Communist government of Poland) were disseminated by the Polish Embassy in Washington, D.C. on occasion of an exhibit (no name or date provided). Each of the 30 placards is numbered and measures approximately 16 1/4" x 12". These placards contain slogans, illustrated graphs with statistics and projections (most related to the national productive output). These are contained in an album folder with red lettering to front cover. Front cover has library stamp to upper left-hand corner of front cover and bookplate on reverse. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5027

$80
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $36.50
Lot 5028

$70
Title: Early Korean Typography
Author: Sohn Pow-Key
Publisher: Po Chin Chai Co. Ltd. (Seoul, Korea)
Printing Year: 1982 New Edition in Slipcase

Condition/Details: Bound in yellow textured boards and black cloth spine with gilt lettering, this folio volume is a scarce study of typography by a leading expert on the history of printing in East Asia. The work is illustrated with color plates, figures, and numerous font/language specimens. The mounted samples represent examples of Korean printing by movable type from the 12th to the 19th centuries. Text is in Korean, English and Japanese. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book is protected with thick plastic sleeve. Slipcase is intact with wear to extremities. The book measures approximately 10 1/2" x 15" and contains 488 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 5029

$350
This vintage Playboy magazine is part of a large collection of original, early Playboy issues (dating back to the very first, December 1953 release with Marilyn Monroe) that we are selling at this auction. View our entire catalog to see additional vintage Playboy magazines - buy more than one and save on shipping. This particular lot features the following original, complete issue:

Issue Date: February 1954

Notes: This issue includes noteworthy content such as the first across-the-gutter two-page Playmate of the Month, as well as features by Gardner Rea and John Held, Jr. of New Yorker fame, and fiction by Arthur Conan Doyle and Erskine Caldwell. Playboy magazine was originally entitled "Stag Party" until an unrelated outdoor magazine "Stag" threatened to sue Heffner. His statement on page three included this paragraph: "We want to make clear from the very start, we aren't a 'family magazine.' If you're somebody's sister, wife or mother-in-law and picked us up by mistake, please pass us along to the man in your life and get back to your Ladies Home Companion." This magazine was very well cared-for and is in impressive, intact condition with only very light age/wear indications. Both covers are securely attached by the original staple binding and the centerfold is present and likewise, intact and securely attached. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5030

$450
Title: Wallace's American Trotting Register, Containing the Pedigrees of Trotting Horses, Their Ancestors and Descendants.
Author: J. H. Wallace
Publishers: Hurd and Houghton / Wallace Trotting Horse Register Company/ American Trotting Register Association
Printing Year: 1871 - 1909
Number of Volumes: 18 volume set + Index-Digest

Notes: Bound in blindstamped dark green cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of this periodical series dedicated to horse breeding published by John H. Wallace (1822 - 1903).

In 1856, Wallace began collecting information with the ultimate purpose of publishing a stud book of thoroughbred horses. The thoroughbred, or British racehorse, was then here, as in England, the only horse of literature, though the Morgans and the fast trotting horses had begun to attract attention. From the files of the oldest American sporting journals containing the records of racing and from old turfmen and breeders and from other sources of information, Wallace gleaned a great mass of pedigrees, which he published in 1867 in "Wallace's American Stud Book." While compiling the thoroughbred pedigrees, Wallace gathered such information as he found about the breeding and records of trotting horses, and these he arranged as a supplement to his work on the running horse. This supplement contained all horses that have trotted in public in 1.40 or better and many of their progenitors and descendants with all that is known of their blood. It was a very meager work covering considerably less than 100 pages and containing in many instances only the names, color and record of the horse registered. That the editor was pretty well satisfied with it is indicated by a sentence in the introduction: "It is believed that this compilation of trotting horses, embracing more than seven hundred animals, is very nearly perfect, but it is not claimed to be entirely so." Meager and imperfect as it is now known to have been, this trotting supplement was more used and appreciated than was the main stud book, and soon after its publication, Wallace turned his undivided attention to this new field: the history and literature of the American trotting horse.

The first volume of "Wallace's American Trotting Register" was published in 1871. It represented years of untiring labor, travel through all parts of the United States and personal investigation of hundreds of important pedigrees which before had been altogether unknown, or in hopeless confusion. The second volume was published in 1874, and in 1875, Wallace removed to New York City, where he established Wallace's Monthly, a magazine devoted to the trotting horse. Later he published "Wallace's Year Book," a statistical work containing reports of all races trotted or paced in the United States and Canada, together with elaborate tables of pedigrees and records designed to bring out the relative merits of the different families of trotting horses. Wallace continued the publication of the Register, the Monthly and the Year Book until 1891, when a controversy between him and several wealthy and influential breeders, concerning the pedigree of the famous trotting mare Sunol, led to a rupture which ended in the sale of the publications to the American Trotting Register Association, a business corporation located at Chicago, for about $130,000. Nine volumes of the Trotting Register, six volumes of the Year Book and 15 volumes of the Monthly were published under the direction of Wallace before he relinquished control, and these works contain more than all others concerning the history of the trotting horse. (Background information courtesy of the Iowa History Project at iagenweb.org/history/hoi/hoibw)

This set runs from Volume 1 to Volume 18 (first volume is bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine). First volume is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and plates. The work contains series of tables showing the comparative value of the different strains of blood as exemplified by performances and is published under the authority of The National Association of Trotting Horse Breeders. The system of numbering, consecutively, all entire horses and colts that are standard established order for the breeding that would help the sport develop and last through the decades to come. Each volume begins with an Index to Standard Horses in alphabetical order. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with antique paper library labels visible on spines. Binding of the first volume is split at front hinge and lower portion of its spine cover is detached at rear gutter (tearing visible along both gutters). Volumes XI to XIII and Index show cracked hinges. Remaining volumes are solidly bound. Volumes have lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplates appear on endpapers of all volumes. Title pages are stamped. Handwritten name appears on preliminary pages and/or title pages of certain volumes. The books measure approximately 6 3/4" x 9 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $47.50
Lot 5031

$300
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1859. Harper’s Weekly (A Journal of Civilization) was an American political magazine based in New York City. Published by Harper and Brothers from 1857 until 1916, it featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects, and humor. During its most influential period it was the forum of the political cartoonist Thomas Nast, and also featured the work of some of the era’s most important illustrators: Winslow Homer, Granville Perkins and Livingston Hopkins. The issues included in this lot are originals and feature the following important articles and illustrations:

Illustrations: Included are illustrations of the Roman Coliseum, Queen Victoria opening Parliament, and a New Year's reception hosted by the Emperor Napoleon the Third.
Article Content: Stories focusing on social criticism, exploration, lands, peoples and wildlife.

Condition: The original boards are present and detached from the text block. They show age/wear concentrated at the extremities. The text block binding is tight, the pages are clean and bright with light scattered foxing. The volume bears library indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling. This collection of issues is not collated, but appears complete. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 5032

$70
Title: Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians
Author: Woislav M. Petrovitch
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers
Printing Year: 1915 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with black lettering and pictorial design to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce collection of Serbian folklore by Woislav M. Petrovitch (1885? - 1934), attache to the Serbian Royal Legation to the Court of St. James. This work includes a preface Chedo Miyathovich, formerly Serbian minister to the court of St. James. The work contains 32 bright color illustrations by William Sewell and Gilbert James. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Small antique library label is visible on spine. Library bookplate appears on front endpaper; withdrawal stamp in small type and several date stamps can be seen on rear endpaper. The word "reserved" in small type is stamped on title page. No other markings are visible. The book measures approximately 7" x 9 1/2" and contains 394 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5033

$45
Title: Philip II. of Spain
Author: Charles Gayarre
Publisher: W. J. Widdleton, Publisher
Printing Year: 1866 First Edition

Condition/Details: Rebound in half cloth with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this biography of Philipp II by Charles Etienne Arthur Gayarre (1805-1895), an American historian born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on 9 January 1805. A historian and a writer of plays, essays, and novels, he is chiefly remembered for his histories of Louisiana. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the monarch. This work contains an introductory letter by George Bancroft.

This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing to boards. Title page is detaching; pages 31-32 are detached and laid in. Title page and age-toned pages bear library stamps. Endpapers have bookplate and card pocket. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 366 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5034

$120
Title: Polly Peablossom's Wedding and Other Tales
Editor: T. A. Burke
Publisher: T. B. Peterson and Brothers (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1851 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in half leather with marbled boards, this antique volume is a rare anthology of humoristic tales by Southern authors. The author of the title sketch, John Basil Lamar, is the best known of these writers. Born in Milledgeville in 1812, Lamar was a substantial planter who lived near Macon. He owned holdings in thirteen Georgia counties and in Florida. Highly literate and well traveled, Lamar supported secession, joined the Confederate army, and was killed in the Battle of Crampton's Gap in Maryland in September 1862. His known literary canon consists of six sketches. "Polly Peablossom's Wedding" is a brief tale of a comic wedding that celebrates egalitarianism on the Georgia frontier. Another sketch by Lamar, "The 'Experience' of the Blacksmith of the Mountain Pass," recounts the conversion of a proud, free-thinking mountain artisan who is beaten in a fair fight by a Methodist circuit rider.

Burke's own contribution to the anthology, "A Losing Game of Poker; or, The Gambler Outwitted," follows the form of the moral disclaimer established by Longstreet: while the subject of the tale is gambling, drinking, and swindling, the narrator makes it clear that such behavior is no longer the social norm. Burke's anthology also includes a sketch by the Augusta author T. W. Lane, "The Thimble Game," about a country bumpkin in the city who is conned out of four hundred dollars by a "Gimblet-man" (cotton buyer) in a shell game. (Information on this anthology appears courtesy of the "New Georgia Encyclopedia.")

The work is illustrated with a double frontispiece and several plates. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear and lacks spine cover. The book is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages that show occasional light foxing. Antique bookplate appears on front endpaper. Name of library is stamped on blank page at rear. Pocket is present on rear endpaper. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7 1/4" and contains 195 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5035

$55
Title: Under the Red Crescent: Adventures of an English Surgeon with the Turkish Army at Plevna and Erzeroum, 1877 - 1878
Authors: Charles S. Ryan & John Sandes
Publisher: John Murray (London)
Printing Year: 1897

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to front cover under embossed red crescent, this antique volume is a scarce military history. Plevna is an old name for the the city of Pleven, Bulgaria. Pleven was known as Plevna during the Russo-Turkish war in 1877, when the battle for Plevna became the key for claiming victory in the war. After five months of bloody siege, the Russians entered the town in 10 December 1877. Erzuruma, a city in eastern Anatolia, Turkey, was attacked and, after overcoming strong resistance, captured by a Russian army in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78.

The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Charles Ryan and two maps. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with darkening of binding and bumped outside bottom corner. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. This book shows customary library markings and additions. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 435 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5036

$26
Title: A Critical Dictionary of English Literature, and British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century. Containing Thirty Thousand Biographies and Literary Notices, with Forty Indexes of Subjects
Editors: S. Austin Allibone / John Foster Kirk
Publisher: Childs and Peterson (Philadelphia)
Printing Years: 1859 / 1870 / 1871 / 1891
Number of Volumes: Complete 5 volume set (3 main volumes + 2 supplemental volumes)

Notes: Rebound in brown cloth with marbled boards and bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce nineteenth-century reference work edited by Samuel Austin Allibone (April 17, 1816 – September 2, 1889), an American author and bibliographer. He devoted himself chiefly to reading and to bibliographical research, acquired a very unusual knowledge of English and American literature, and is remembered as the compiler of this well-known reference work. "The Critical Dictionary" was projected by George W. Childs, owner of the "Philadelphia Public Ledger," and cost over $60,000. The two supplementary volumes, edited by John Foster Kirk, were added in 1891.

These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with catalogue numbers appearing in gilt on spine covers. The books are solidly bound with lightly age toned pages. Antique bookplates appear on front endpapers; withdrawal stamps in small type are visible on rear endpapers. Library stamp can be seen on title pages. Name of library stamped throughout in margins of texts. The books measure approximately 7 1/4" x 10 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 5037

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles published by Oxford University Press:

- War and Armament Loans of Japan by Ushisaburo Kobayashi - Dated 1922
- War and Armament Expenditures of Japan by Giichi Ono - Dated 1922
- Expenditures of the Russo-Japanese War by Gotaro Ogawa - Dated 1923
- Expenditures of the Sino-Japanese War by Giichi Ono - Dated 1922

The ex-library books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and the customary library markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 5038

$120
Title: Life and Letters of Wilder Dwight, Lieut. Col. Second Mass. Inf. Vols.
Publisher: Ticknor and Fields
Printing Year: 1868

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce biography of a Union officer who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam during the American Civil War. Antietam was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with about 23,000 casualties.

The work covers Dwight's ancestry and early life, efforts to raise a regiment for the war, his appointment as major of the Second Massachusetts Infantry, fighting at the Battle of Ball's Bluff, the Battle of Williamsburg, the Battle of Cedar Mountain, as well as the Battle of Antietam. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait.

This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with antique paper library label to spine. The book is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Pictorial library bookplate appears on front endpaper. Name of library in small type is stamped to rear endpaper. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 351 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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