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Lot 5039

$300
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: March 1954

Notes: This issue includes noteworthy content such as the first installment of Ray Bradbury's then-new "Fahrenheit 451" which was continued in subsequent issues. 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 5040

$200
Title: Waverly Novels
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Publisher: Estes & Lauriat
Printing Year: 1893-1894 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 48 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with paper spine labels, this antique set is a scarce deluxe limited edition of the novels of Sir Walter Scott (August 15, 1771 – September 21, 1832). This is copy number 861 of 1000. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded plates. These volumes show very mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with gilt top edges. This handsome set was donated to a library but never catalogued. The only indication of its provenance is a withdrawal stamp in small type that appears on the rear flyleaf of each volume (and a light pencil marking on opposite side of rear endpaper). The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $67.50
Lot 5041

$475
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1860. 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: Extensively illustrated with scenes including: The Prince of Wales visiting West Point; A Drive in Central Park, and a portrait of Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Roger B. Taney.
Article Content: Articles feature politics, natural disasters, American Indians, and social criticism among many others.

Condition: This volume is securely bound in durable, modern boards. 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 5042

$55
Title: Mecanique Celeste
Author: Marquis de la Place
Publisher: Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins, Publishers (Boston)
Printing Year: 1832 / 1834
Number of Volumes: 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in quarter leather with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a rare English-language edition of this seminal work by Pierre-Simon, Marquis de Laplace (March 23, 1749 – March 5, 1827), a French mathematician and astronomer whose work was pivotal to the development of mathematical astronomy and statistics. He summarized and extended the work of his predecessors in "Mécanique Céleste" (Celestial Mechanics) (1799–1825). This work translated the geometric study of classical mechanics to one based on calculus, opening up a broader range of problems. In statistics, the so-called Bayesian interpretation of probability was mainly developed by Laplace. These two volumes are numbers 2 and 3 of a four-volume set, translated and with commentary by American mathematician Nathaniel Bowditch (March 26, 1773 – March 16, 1838). Volume III is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait. These ex-library volumes show significant external age/wear. Volume II lacks spine cover and has cracked hinges (front flyleaf is detached). Volume III has detached front board and text block to page xviii. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers; card pockets are attached to rear endpapers. Title pages each have a stamp in very small print. No other library markings are apparent on lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 9 3/4" x 11 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 5043

$475
Title: Brassey's Naval and Shipping Annual
Editor: T.A. Brassey, et al.
Publisher: J. Griffin and Co. / William Clowes and Sons, Limited
Printing Year: 1902-1953
Number of Volumes: 34 volume set, 1902, 1905, 1914-16, 1920-31, 1933-39, 1941-50, 1953

Notes: Bound in dark blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a great reference tool for early to mid-century naval technology. The work is illustrated photographs, charts, diagrams, silhouette drawings and more. Advertising pages are also included. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $58.50
Lot 5044

$150
Title: The Memoirs of Francois Rene Vicomte de Chateaubriand, Sometime Ambassador to England
Publisher: Freemantle and Co.
Printing Year: 1902
Number of Volumes: Complete 6 volume set

Notes: Bound in purple cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and gilt coats of arms to front covers, this antique set is a scarce edition of the autobiography of François-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand (September 4, 1768 – July 4, 1848), a French writer, politician and diplomat, considered the founder of Romanticism in French literature. The translation of this posthumously-published work, known as "Mémoires d'Outre-Tombe" (literally "Memoirs from Beyond the Grave") is by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos. Although the work shares characteristics with earlier French "memoirs" (like the Memoirs of Saint-Simon), the "Mémoires d'Outre-Tombe" are also inspired by the "Confessions" of Rousseau; in addition to providing a record of political and historical events, Chateaubriand includes details of his private life and his personal aspirations.

The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits and plates. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with sunning and library labels to spines. Volumes V and VI have tears at head of spines. The books are solidly bound with clean pages. Library bookplates and stamps appear on endpapers of each volume. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 5045

$500
This lot features a bound compilation of Harper's Weekly issues from April 20 to December 28, 1861. There are also several issues of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper and two issues of New York Illustrated News included. 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: Lavishly illustrated by scores of artists, most unnamed in this volume.
Article Content: Almost exclusively dedicated to news of the war. Each piece of writing is accompanied by engraved illustrations of the battles and personalities of the war. Many illustrations of the ships, weapons and technology employed, as well as maps and diagrams of the important military engagements of that year.

Condition: This volume is bound in 1/2 leather binding with marbled paper-covered boards that show age/wear concentrated at the extremities. A few minor flaws should be noted: a tear to pages 330-331 of the Harper's section; excised images on pages 370 and 383 of the Frank Leslie's section; a page removed and laid in in the July 27 issue of Frank Leslie. The text block binding is tight, the pages are clean and bright with light scattered foxing. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 5046

$55
Title: West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains
Author: Hamill Kenny
Publisher: Place Name Press (Piedmont, West Virginia)
Printing Year: 1945

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce reference work. The author states in the preface: "The book is not in a popular vein. No words have been devoted to mere history. My aims have been accuracy, the enrichment of the American language, the revelation of philological process and resource, Generally, the glory of the western Virginian pioneer has been enhanced, frontier life has been illuminated, the practical uses of a reference book have been accomplished, and West Virginia place name speech has been collected, organized, interpreted." This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with sunning to spine and front cover. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Library bookplate appears on front endpaper. Title page and rear endpaper have been stamped. No other library markings are visible. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 768 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5047

$45
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image. This collection is from the library of a professor of sociology at Cornell University. 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: $58.50
Lot 5048

$250
This lot includes the group of rare schematic drawings and correspondence shown in the corresponding image. This material relates to the designing of bottles for Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola, Anheuser-Busch, etc. Among the products being processed are the soft drink Fresca and Sprite. Present in this collection are numbered plastic sheets with designs, blueprints, typed correspondence, handwritten notes, and charts. Documents bear the names of such commercial entities as the Toledo Mould Company, the Chattanooga Glass Co., Armstrong Cork Co., Laurens Glass, etc. These well-preserved documents are contained in 11 manila envelopes. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 5049

$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: April 1954

Notes: This issue includes noteworthy content such as Part II of Bradbury's classic "Fahrenheit 451," and a profile of jazz greats in "The Metronome All Stars." 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; only a small moisture spot on the cover's right side. 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 5050

$100
Title: Nelson's History of the War
Author: John Buchan
Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd. (London)
Printing Year: c1930
Number of Volumes: Complete 24 volume set

Notes: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce history of the First World War by John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (August 26, 1875 – February 11, 1940), a British novelist and Unionist politician who, between 1935 and 1940, served as the Governor General of Canada.

With the outbreak of the First World War, Buchan went to write for the British War Propaganda Bureau, and worked as a correspondent in France for "The Times." He continued to write fiction, however, and in 1915 published his most famous work: "The Thirty-Nine Steps," a spy-thriller set just prior to World War I. Recognized for his abilities, Buchan was in 1917 appointed as the Director of Information, under Max Aitken, Baron Beaverbrook – a job Buchan said was "the toughest job I ever took on" – and also assisted Charles Masterman in carrying out one of his early projects: publishing a monthly magazine that detailed the history of the war, with the first edition appearing in February 1915. It was difficult however, given his close connections to many of Britain's military leaders, for Buchan to be critical of the British Army's conduct during the conflict. This mammoth 24 volume set, with a definite slant toward the government viewpoint of the war, was the result. The work is profusely illustrated with plans and (double-page / fold-out) maps. Maps also serve as endpapers. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with antique library labels clearly visible on spines. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Pictorial library bookplates is pasted to preliminary page of each volume. Unobtrusive library markings appear on title pages. Date is stamped in small type at bottom margin of rear endpapers. The books measure approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 5051

$600
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1862. 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: Extensively illustrated with images from the second year of the Civil War: battles at Antietam and Fredericksburg, a portrait of General McClellan, maps of battles and battle plans. Multiple works after Homer and Nast.
Article Content: Heavily focused on the war, but also includes holiday fairy tales, politics and humor.

Condition: This volume is securely bound in 1/2 leather binding with marbled paper-covered boards and marbled page edges that 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 5052

$12
Title: Index Locupletissimus Librorum qui inde ab anno MDCCL usque ad annum MDCCCCX in Germania et in terris confinibus prodierunt/ Vollständiges Bücher - Lexicon enthaltend alle von 1750 bis zu Ende des Jahres 1832 in Deutschland und in den angrenzenden Ländern gedruckten Bücher.
Editor: Christian Gottlob Kayser
Publisher: Verlag von Ludwig Schumann (Leipzig)
Printing Years: 1834 -
Number of Volumes: 33 volume set

Notes: Rebound in maroon cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce German-language retrospective bibliography in 36 volumes in 27 books that covers the period from 1750 to 1910 (that is to say, well beyond the year 1832 contemplated initially and alluded to in the first volume). In addition, this set has 6 index volumes: Volume I (corresponding to the first six volumes with the years 1750-1832) and the final five volumes (corresponding to volumes 27 to 36 and the years 1891 to 1910). These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with an antique library paper label appearing on each front cover. The books are solidly bound with age-toned pages that show occasional foxing and marginal staining. Title pages bear library stamp and markings. Library bookplate appears on each front endpaper and a withdrawal stamp in small type is visible on rear endpapers. The books measure approximately 7 3/4" x 11 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $97.50
Lot 5053

$175
This lot includes the group of artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork 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. This lot includes several dozen varied media, art pieces and a variety of prints. Included are topics such as the 1934 World's Fair, architectural village scenes, travel destinations, sports and circus imagery and other content. The media include photography, silk-screen and black & white and full-color modern lithograph, etc. Sizes are generally 8 1/2" x 11" or less. One photograph is framed in a 14" x 16" vintage frame with some wear to the corners. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in standard to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 5054

$18
This lot features a group of bound magazine compilations. The compilations featured in this lot include the following issues of the Survey Graphic publication:

- edited by NA - Dated from January 1933 to December 1948, including issues Volume 23 through Volume 37 - ex-library volumes in tight black cloth bindings, with bright gilt lettering to spines. Antique library bookplates appear on (front) endpapers of all volumes. The "Survey Graphic" was a United States magazine launched in 1921. From 1921 to 1932, it was published as a supplement to "The Survey" and became a separate publication in 1933. The SG focused on sociological and political research and analysis of national and international issues. Article topics included fascism, anti-Semitism, poverty, unions and the working class, and education and political reform. The magazine ceased publication in 1952.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $60.50
Lot 5055

$55
This lot includes the title page and first eight pages of "The Second Book of the New English History" (1702) shown in the corresponding image. This antique title presents the following subtitle: "Containing the Live of the Governours, and the Names of the Magistrates, that have been Shields unto the Churches of New England (until the year 1686). Perpetuated by the Essay of Cotton Mather." This work originates from Mather's work "Magnalia Christi Americana," the most important of his literary works, composed in its totality of 7 distinct books, many of which depict biographical and historical narratives which later American writers such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elizabeth Drew Stoddard, and Harriet Beecher Stowe would look to in describing the cultural significance of New England for later generations following the American Revolution. Cotton Mather (February 12, 1663 – February 13, 1728; A.B. 1678, Harvard College; A.M. 1681, honorary doctorate 1710, University of Glasgow) was a socially and politically influential New England Puritan minister, prolific author and pamphleteer, who is often remembered for his connection to the Salem witch trials.
These pages show taping to spine, and pencil marking to uppermost margin of title page. Edges present small tears. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5056

$28
This lot features the following group of antique issues of the newspaper "The Albion or British, Colonial, and Foreign Weekly Gazette":

Titles:The Albion
Issue Dates: June 9, 1832 - December 28, 1833 (all but this last issue are from 1832)
Number of Issues:13

Notes: Most of these newspapers are intact and whole, some issues may show signs of age/wear including chipping, tearing, etc. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5057

$100
This lot includes the group of antique books shown in the corresponding image. These "Manuals of Corporation of the City of New York" have dates (1863-1865) that correspond to the final half of the United States Civil War. Volume for 1863 lacks initial map, frontispiece and title page (text block begins on first page of contents). Remaining books contain the frontispiece portrait of the author, and a large fold-out (color) map of Manhattan. All volumes have fold-outs of aldermen's and councilmen's chambers, as well as numerous other extendable plates. Each volume contains very attractive color plates that are excellent examples of Victorian lithography. These plates offer unique images of historical sites and/or moments (including a soldiers' depot, hospital). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These ex-library books show age/wear indications, with 1863 volume lacking spine cover and that of 1864 showing cracking along front gutter. All volumes have the customary library markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5058

$18
Title: Letters and Journals of Mrs. Calderwood of Polton from England, Holland and the Low Countries in 1756
Editor: Alexander Fergusson
Publisher: David Douglas (Edinburgh)
Printing Year: 1884

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and design on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce collection of private papers of "a well-born Scots lady," offering, in the words of the editor, "a standard of the purest Scottish idiom." The work is illustrated with several vignettes. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with chipping to ends of spine and rubbing to binding (with light rippling to both front and rear covers). Antique library spine label is visible. Hinges are cracked. Customary internal library markings are present. Age-toned pages with gilt top edge show no annotations. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9" and contains 386 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5059

$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: May 1954

Notes: This issue includes noteworthy content such as the conclusion to Bradbury's classic "Fahrenheit 451," and a surrealistic photo feature by the famous tabloid photographer Weegee. 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 5060

$120
Title: Recollections of a New York Chief of Police
Author: George W. Walling
Publisher: Caxton Book Concern, Limited
Printing Year: 1888

Condition/Details: Rebound in library binding with original marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce edition of the memoirs of George W. Walling, who was the police chief of New York City from July 1874 until June 1885. Walling gained a reputation as a tough but fair and honest law officer during his decades on the force. He was elevated to the position of chief of police because of his personal heroics during the New York City Draft Riots of 1863 while serving as captain of the twentieth precinct on the lower West Side of the city. His able leadership helped restore order to a city in crisis during the American Civil War. (Background information courtesy of law.jrank.org).

The work contains numerous in-text illustrations and plates. This ex-library volume is slightly cocked and shows external age/wear, with small paper label attached at top of spine. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Library stamps are visible on title page and final page of text. The book is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 608 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5061

$375
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1866. 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: Extensively illustrated with scenes including: President Johnson attending a parade, American Indians, and a portrait of Edwin Booth, brother of Lincoln's assassin.
Article Content: Articles include a description of Congressional struggles with "reorganization of the Union," Southern strife in the immediate aftermath of the war, Wall Street news and international affairs.

Condition: This volume is bound in 1/2 leather binding with marbled paper-covered boards that show age/wear concentrated at the extremities. Some splitting to the front gutter. 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 5062

$55
Title: The Mysteries and Miseries of the Great Metropolis, With Some Adventures in the Country: Being the Disguises and Surprises of a New-York Journalist
Author: A. P. (Arthur Pember)
Publisher: Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1874

Condition/Details: Rebound in brown cloth with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce work by Arthur Pember. The work is illustrated with engraved plates from photographs by Gurney. Arthur Pember (1835 - 1886) was a British sportsman, journalist and author, notable for being the first president of The Football Association, from 1863 to 1867, as a member of N.N. Club or N.N. Kilburn, one of the founder clubs of the FA. He also had a career as a New York journalist just after the American Civil War. The most interesting fact was his undercover investigations and his involvement with the most prominent editors of the day. He worked for the press in the early days of investigative journalism, when the New York Times exposed severe malpractices in Government including Boss Tweed of the Tammany Ring. Pember's investigations generally had a large degree of humor and an element of danger, as he uncovered the truth behind American and Victorian society, meeting on one hand street beggars and on the other the leading industrialists of the day. He was also an author who wrote a significant book referred to by reformers of the time.

The work is illustrated with eleven plates (all called-for plates present except frontispiece). This ex-library volume shows external age/wear. Rear hinge is cracked. This book lacks preliminary pages and title page. Initial page of this volume is first page of preface. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Age-toned pages show occasional spotting and smudging to margins. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9" and contains 462 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5063

$175
This lot features the following group of magazine issues:

Title: Freude und Arbeit
Issue Dates: 1938 - 1940 (issues 6-12 of volume ("Jahrgang") 3, all but issue 6 of volume 4, and issues 1-2 & 5-6 of volume 5)
Number of Issues: 22

Notes: "Freude und Arbeit" was the official organ of the German Labour Front (German: Deutsche Arbeitsfront, DAF), published between October 1936 and January 1943 for dissemination of propaganda in foreign countries. Title offered on front cover in German, English, French, Spanish). It was one of the most important illustrated magazines of Nazi Germany. Issues contain glazed pages with more than 200 pictures each. Some articles are in color.
Each issue of this monthly magazine contained numerous articles and reportages social, state and political events to show Germany abroad and to illustrate relationship with others countries. This very well illustrated periodical offers glossy pics of most important party and state leaders as well as fellow countries leaders (Japan, Italy, etc.). Each article is written in three languages German and two others, depending on the subject matter.

These magazines are well preserved with intact color front and rear covers. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5064

$35
Title: The Congo and the Founding of Its Free State: A Story of Work and Exploration
Author: Henry M. Stanley
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1885
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a classic two-volume set of political exploration describing the author's exploration of the Congo, that is, imperialistic conquest disguised as altruistic act, for King Leopold of Belgium. The work contains frontispiece portraits, maps, in-text and full-page illustrations. These ex-library volumes show external age/wear. Hinges of first volume show repair work. Second volume has cracked hinges and tearing at top of front gutter. Front flyleaf, preliminary pages and frontispiece portrait are detached. The books show the usual library markings and measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 5065

$90
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: $53.50
Lot 5066

$80
Title: Catalogue general de la librairie francaise
Editors: Otto Lorenz et al.
Publisher: O. Lorenz (Paris)
Printing Year: 1867 - 1892
Number of Volumes: 12 volume set

Notes: Bound in quarter leather with raised bands, gilt lettering to spine and marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce collection of the first twelve volumes of this French-language bibliographical reference work. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear. The first volume has binding split at front hinge. Remaining volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique library labels are visible on spines. Library bookplates appear on front endpapers. No other library markings are visible. The books measure approximately 6 3/4" x 9 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $29.50
Lot 5067

$18
This lot includes the pair of Christmas books shown in the corresponding image. These are publications are both the 27th annual edition of a Christmas book published by Dennison's store chain. The front covers bear a color illustration of Santa Claus reading this book and the following caption just above: "A Book of Ideas on Christmas Decorations, Gift Suggestions, Wrapping Gifts & New Year's Entertaining." Its 27 pages are profusely illustrated with drawings with green and red coloring. Both books are solidly bound with minor age/wear. Pages are clean. These are ex-library volumes with customary markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5068

$55
Title: Niagara Frontier: A Narrative and Documentary History
Author: Merton M. Wilner
Publisher: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. (Chicago)
Printing Year: 1931
Number of Volumes: 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce history of the Niagara region of New York State. The work is illustrated with (tissue-guarded) photographic plates. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with taping to spines. The hinges are reinforced. Library labels are visible on spines. Lightly age-toned pages with marbled edges show no annotations. Title pages bear stamps. Traces of library markings appear on rear endpapers. The books measure approximately 7 1/2" x 10 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 5069

$375
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: June 1954

Notes: This issue includes noteworthy content such as a profile of Orson Welles and fiction by W. Somerset Maugham. 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 5070

$50
Title: Naval Heroes of America
Publisher: H. C. Peck & Theo. Bliss (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: circa 1856

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped cloth, this antique miniature volume is a rare American naval history, consisting of the biographies of eminent naval commanders, such as John Paul Jones, John Barry, Alexander Murray, Richard Dale, Joshua Barney, Edward Preble, Jacob Jones, etc. The work contains woodcut illustrations of these commanders, as well with engravings of ships and naval engagements. The volume shows external age/wear, with tearing to bottom outside corner of front cover and top outside corner of the rear cover. Binding is detached at rear hinge. Mildly age-toned pages show no annotations. The book measures approximately 2 3/4" x 3 1/4" and contains 191 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5071

$300
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1867. 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: Profusely illustrated including several outstanding pieces by Nast: "Slavery is Dead(?)" and another comparing the government of New York City to a gun fight in a saloon.
Article Content: Articles in this volume include those on politics, social injustice, disasters, religion and works of fiction.

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 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 5072

$100
Title: Artists and Craftsmen of Essex County, Massachusetts
Compiler: Henry Wycoff Belknap
Publisher: Essex Institute (Salem, Massachusetts)
Printing Year: 1927 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped gray cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this historical-biographical reference work relating to the workers in the various crafts and arts in Essex County, located in the northeastern part of Massachusetts. Included in this book are lists of architects, engravers, painters, paper cutters, photographers, sculptors and carvers, silhouette and wax portrait makers, as well as of cabinet makers, gilders and painters, glass makers, gold and silversmiths, comb makers, watch and clock makers, jewelers, metal workers, potters and turners.

The work is illustrated with many photographic plates of, among other items, an advertisement for a daguerreotype machine, a spinet, a Nathan Adams clock, and Danvers pottery. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Catalogue numbers appear in gilt on spine. Antique library label is visible at bottom of front cover. Library bookplate is attached to front endpaper. Withdrawal stamp can be seen on copyright page and on rear endpaper. Title page bears library stamp. Text is without library markings. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 9 3/4" and contains 127 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5073

$80
Title: The Struggle for Scutari (Turk, Slav, Albanian)
Author: M. Edith Durham
Publisher: Edward Arnold (London)
Printing Year: 1914 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with black lettering, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of an early twentieth-century history of the Balkans. The work is illustrated with photographs and sketches by the author. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with creasing to spine cover. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Title page bears library stamp. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9" and contains 320 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5074

$275
Title: Farrow's Military Encyclopedia: A Dictionary of Military Knowledge
Author: Edward S. Farrow
Publisher: Published by the Author
Printing Year: 1885 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in dark green cloth with bright gilt embossing and pictorial design to front cover, this antique set is a scarce nineteenth-century military dictionary by Edward Samuel Farrow (1855-1926). This well-illustrated work covers literally everything from artificial limbs to Zouaves, and much, much more such as the Hotchkiss magazine gun; hygrometer; military medals; mechanics; mining; mountain warfare; ordnance; Parker gun; pneumatic gun carriage; riots; Roman legions; Russian army; saber exercises; Signal Service; Smith and Wesson revolver; sporting arms; steam engine; strategy; submarine drilling; surgery; target practice; telegraph; tents; torpedoes; tunneling; turbines; veterinary science; etc. The work is illustrated with hundreds of small text engravings as well as numerous full-page and folding plates (some in color). These plates show everything from swords, machinery, guns and their parts, helmets, cartridges, machine guns, cannons, sporting arms, mining equipment, telegraphs, water wheels, telescopes, fortifications, foundries, gun-carriages, gun-making machinery, machine guns, ordnance, projectiles, small arms; stone-cutters, tunneling equipment, and more. The last 175 pages of volume III contain 88 wood-engraved plates (printed on recto of each leaf) of general and special subjects, keyed to their discussion within the text. The author was assistant instructor of tactics at the United States Military Academy, and an officer in the Nez Perce campaign.

These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with tearing visible along top portions of gutters and spine covers. The books have cracked hinges. Preliminary pages, frontispiece illustration and title page of the third volume are detached and laid in. Antique library bookplates appear on endpapers of all three volumes. Pages are clean and without annotations or additional library markings. The books measure approximately 8 1/4" x 11 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 5075

$30
Title: Sir Humphrey Gylberte and His Enterprise of Colonization in America Including His Discourse To Prove a Northwest Passage to Cataia; His Letters Patent from Queen Elizabeth; Captain Edward Haies' Narrative; and Other Important Papers and Letters, together with Annotations and a Memoir
Author of Memoir: Rev. Carlos Slafter
Publisher: Prince Society (Boston)
Printing Year: 1903

Condition/Details: Rebound in dark green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce edition of material relating to the life and exploits of Sir Humphrey Gilbert (c. 1539 – 9 September 1583), an English adventurer, explorer, member of parliament, and soldier from Devon, who served the crown during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. One of the pioneers of English colonization, he also claimed what is thought to be the first English property in North America. He was a half-brother (through his mother) of Sir Walter Raleigh.

The work is illustrated with vignettes and a tissue-guarded engraving showing Queen Elizatbeth singing for Sir Humphrey Gilbert. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound in library binding with clean pages. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front endpaper; withdrawal stamp in small type appears on rear endpaper. Title page bears library stamp and numeral written in ink. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 8 3/4" and contains 335 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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