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Lot 5076

$70
Title: The Works of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M., sometime Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford.
Publisher: John Mason (London)
Printing Year: 1856
Number of Volumes: 12 volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of John Wesley (June 28, 1703 – March 2, 1791), an Anglican cleric and Christian theologian. Wesley is largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, with founding the Methodist movement which began when he took to open-air preaching in a similar manner to George Whitefield. In contrast to George Whitefield's Calvinism (which later led to the forming of the Calvinistic Methodists), Wesley embraced Arminianism. Methodism in both forms was a highly successful evangelical movement in the United Kingdom, which encouraged people to experience Jesus Christ personally. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.)

This work contains a life of the author by Rev. John Beecham and a general preface by Rev. Thomas Jackson. Volume I is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of John Wesley. This set lacks volumes IV and XII. These ex-library volumes show a varying degree external age/wear, with six volumes lacking spine covers. Volume XIII has detached boards. Five of these volumes have been rebound. Library labels are clearly visible on a number of spines. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers; card pockets are attached at rear of volumes. Title pages bear stamp with name of library in small type and light pencil markings. Lightly age-toned pages with marbled edges do not appear to be marked. The books measure approximately 4 3/4" x 7 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 5077

$45
Title: The Complete Works of Walter Savage Landor
Editors: T. Earle Welby & Stephen Wheeler
Publisher: Chapman and Hall Ltd
Printing Years: 1927 - 1935 Limited Edition
Number of Volumes: 15 volume set

Notes: Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of Walter Savage Landor (January 30, 1775 – September 17, 1864), an English writer and poet. His best known works were the prose "Imaginary Conversations," and the poem "Rose Aylmer," but the critical acclaim he received from contemporary poets and reviewers was not matched by public popularity.

This is one of 500 sets sold in England and America. This set lacks the final volume. The work contains frontispiece portraits with tissue guards. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean pages with gilt top edges. Library spine labels are visible. Library bookplates are visible on front endpapers; withdrawal stamps in small type appear on rear endpapers (together with light pencil markings). Title pages bear library stamps and light pencil markings. No other library markings are apparent. The books measure approximately 7" x 9 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 5078

$60
Title: Native Life in East Africa: The Results of an Ethnological Research Expedition
Author: Karl Weule
Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd. (London)
Printing Year: 1909

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce ethnological study by Karl Weule (1864-1926), a German geographer and ethnologist, who in 1906/1907 undertook an expedition to Africa and was named director of the Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig upon his return. Weule made a six month journey through German East Africa, mainly Makonde and Mweraland, publishing the above very interesting work on the Bantu peoples of that portion of East Africa which lies between the Umbekura River on the North and the Ruvuma on the south, more especially the Wamwera and Malkonde plateaus. The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings of the peoples of East Africa. Intact fold-out color map is present at rear. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with significant wear to edges, bumped and frayed corners. Old library label is clearly visible on spine. The book is solidly bound with clean pages that show usual library markings and additions. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 431 pages plus 23 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5079

$200
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: July 1954

Notes: This issue includes noteworthy content such as an amusing photo pictorial of the evolution of the bathing suit. 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 5080

$50
Title: The Life of Colin Campbell, Lord Clyde
Author: Lieut.-General Shadwell
Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons (Edinburgh)
Printing Year: 1881 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce original edition of this biography of Field Marshal Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde, GCB, KSI (October 20, 1792 – August 14, 1863), a British military officer who served in the Peninsular War, the War of 1812, the First Opium War, the Second Anglo-Sikh War, the Crimean War, and the Indian Mutiny. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and numerous (fold-out) maps. It should be noted that several of these maps have linen backing. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with chipping at the heads of spines. Antique library spine labels are visible. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers; card pockets are attached to rear endpapers. Library markings can be seen on title page. Name of library (in small type) occasionally appears stamped on corner of interior pages or edges of fold-out maps. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5081

$425
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1868. 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: 7 full page engravings by Winslow Homer, and other examples by Nast, including "All the Difference in the World," a commentary on attitudes about Negroes before and after the war.
Article Content: Stories of fiction, humor and art, as well as coverage on foundling hospitals, the cost of city schools and many others.

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 very 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 5082

$70
Title: Ancient Dominions of Maine, Embracing the Earliest Facts, the Recent Discoveries of the Remains of Aboriginal Towns, the Voyages, Settlements, Battle Scenes, and Incidents of Indian Warfare, and Other Incidents of History, together with the Religious Developments of Society within the Ancient Sagadahoc, Sheepscot and Pemaquid Precincts and Dependencies
Author: Rufus King Sewall
Publisher: Elisha Clark and Company (Bath)
Printing Year: 1859

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth, this antique volume is a scarce study of the history of Maine from its earliest known history to the American Revolution. Rufus King Sewall (1814 - 1903) was prepared for College at Gardener Lyceum and at the Academy at Farmington. After graduation in 1837 from Bowdoin he studied theology at Bangor Seminary. He was acting pastor of the Third Congregationalist Church at St. Johnsbury, Vermont in 1841 and 1842 and subsequently preached as a supply at East Cambridge, at Burlington, and at Plymouth, Massachusetts. At the last place he was urged, as he had been in Vermont, to become the settled pastor. His health, however, forbade, and in 1846 he removed to St. Augustine, Florida, where he resided for five years, conducting the services in the Presbyterian church as far as he was able, and giving private instruction to members of the family of General Worth, commandant of the United States military post. Returning north he settled in 1851 in Wiscasset, which continued to be his legal residence until his death. The uncertainty of his health, and demands on his time in caring for his wife's property in the South, led him to withdraw entirely from the Ministry and to study law with his kinsman, Kiah B. Sewall (Bowdoin, 1829), at Mobile, Alabama. He practiced his profession in the United States Circuit and Supreme Courts for several years. Most of his time, however, was devoted to historical research, and to his publications on the early history of the state. He was for over 50 years a prominent member of the main historical Society, serving as vice-president, and on its publishing committee and was the founder and president of the Lincoln County historical Society. (Biographical information courtesy of www.sewallgenealogy.com)

The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded engravings. This ex-library volume lacks upper half of spine cover, with chipping to remaining bottom half. Front and rear covers show edgewear. The book is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Title page has small library stamp. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 366 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5083

$50
Title: The Crimea, Its Ancient and Modern History: The Khans, the Sultans, and the Czars. With Notices of Its Scenery and Population
Author: Rev. Thos. Milner
Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans
Printing Year: 1855

Condition/Details: Rebound in dark blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce early history of the Crimea. The work is illustrated with three intact fold-out maps (frontispiece map shows taping to one side). This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Title page bears library stamp to top left-hand corner and pencil markings. No other markings are apparent. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8" and contains 368 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5084

$130
Title: Yachting in the Arctic Seas; or, Notes of Five Voyages of Sport and Discovery in the Neighbourhood of Spitzbergen and Novaya Zemlya
Author: James Lamont
Publisher: Chatto and Windus
Printing Year: 1876 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped blue cloth with bright gilt lettering and decorative design to spine, this antique volume is a scarce account of a voyage to Novaya Zemlya, the Kara Sea, the Barentz Sea and Franz Josef Land and Spitzbergen by a yachting party led by Sir James Lamont (1828–1913), a Scottish explorer, particularly known for his travels in the Arctic. A vessel designed specifically for yachting in the Arctic Seas was commissioned by him for this journey. He also travelled to Africa and the West Indies. He was a fellow of the Geological Society of London and the Royal Geographical Society. Lamont Island in the Franz Josef Land archipelago of Russia is named for him.

The work is illustrated with 29 plates and vignettes, and two large fold-out maps showing the general area of the Arctic regions and the author's voyages within the Arctic Circle. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with chipping at the head of spine and darkening to covers. A small antique library label is attached to spine. The book is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplates appear on endpapers. Library stamp appears on bottom right-hand corner of contents page. Withdrawal stamp in small type is visible on rear flyleaf. There do not appear to be any other library markings. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9" and contains 387 pages plus 12 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5085

$250
Title: Native Son
Author: Richard Wright
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
Printing Year: 1940 Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with gilt embossing, this volume is a scarce edition of this classic novel by American author Richard Nathaniel Wright (September 4, 1908 – November 28, 1960).
The novel tells the story of 20-year old Bigger Thomas, an African American living in utter poverty. Bigger lived in Chicago's South Side ghetto in the 1930s. Bigger was always getting into trouble as a youth, but upon receiving a job at the home of the Daltons, a rich, white family, he experienced a realization of his identity. He accidentally kills a white woman, runs from the police, rapes and kills his girlfriend and is then caught and tried. "I didn't want to kill", Bigger shouted. "But what I killed for, I am! It must've been pretty deep in me to make me kill."
Wright gets inside the head of "brute Negro" Bigger, revealing his feelings, thoughts and point of view as he commits crimes and is confronted with racism, violence and debasement. The novel's treatment of Bigger and his motivations conforms to the conventions of literary naturalism.
While not apologizing for Bigger's crimes, Wright is sympathetic to the systemic inevitability behind them. The novel is a powerful statement about racial inequality and social injustices so deep that it becomes nearly impossible to determine where societal expectations/conditioning end and free will begins. As Bigger's lawyer points out, there is no escape from this destiny for his client or any other black American, since they are the necessary product of the society that formed them and told them since birth who exactly they were supposed to be. "No American Negro exists," Wright once wrote "who does not have his private Bigger Thomas living in his skull." Frantz Fanon discusses this feeling in his 1952 essay L'Experience Vecue du Noir, or "The Fact of Blackness". "In the end," writes Fanon, "Bigger Thomas acts. To put an end to his tension, he acts, he responds to the world's anticipation." (summary courtesy of Wikipedia)

Copyright page states "First Edition A-P". The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Newspaper clipping (dated March 3, 1940) is pasted to preliminary page. Well-preserved pictorial dustjacket is in protective plastic cover with flaps pasted to boards. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/4" and contains 359 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5086

$100
This lot includes the group of antique 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 these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 5087

$45
Title: The Works of Henry Fielding
Publisher: International Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1903
Number of Volumes: Complete 12 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with paper spine labels, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of Henry Fielding (April 22, 1707 – October 8, 1754), an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel "Tom Jones." Aside from his literary achievements, he has a significant place in the history of law-enforcement, having founded (with his half-brother John) what some have called London's first police force, the Bow Street Runners, using his authority as a magistrate.

This is the Portrait Edition of Fielding's works. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece plates. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with markings to spine labels. Library labels can be seen on spines. Antique library bookplates appear on endpapers. Title pages and rear flyleaves bear stamps. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with gilt top edges. The books measure approximately 6" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 5088

$175
Title: Naval Operations
Authors: Sir Julian S. Corbett & Henry Newbolt
Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co. (London)
Printing Year: 1920-1931 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 9 volume set

Notes: Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spines, this antique set is a scarce official history of the activities of the Royal Navy during World War I, with a large array of documentation in both text, interviews, maps, statistics, etc. The first three volumes are written by Corbett, and the last two by Newbolt who completed the work after Corbett´s death. Vol. I describes the time from the outbreak of the war until the Battle of the Falklands. Vol. II details operations in European waters and the operations at the Dardanelles during the first half of 1915. Vol. III covers the Far East and the Mediterranean during the latter part of 1915, and the Battle of Jutland, taking up more than half of the volume. Vol. IV describes the operations of the German raiders and German submarine warfare, as well as British operations at home and in Africa and the Far East from 1916 to 1917. Vol. V concludes with an account on submarine and convoy operations 1917-18 and statistics on production, casualties and naval development in general.

The work is illustrated with a great quantity of maps, that are either presented in separate volumes (Volumes I, III, IV, V) or in pockets on endpapers (though numerous foldable maps appear in the text volumes as well). With exception of Volume III - Text (with tearing along front gutter), these ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with library labels visible on spines. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Map-cases are well preserved. Antique library bookplates and card pockets are attached to endpapers. Title pages show stamps. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 5089

$200
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: August 1954

Notes: This issue includes noteworthy content such as a profile of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and a short story by Ray Bradbury, "The Flying Machine." 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 5090

$40
Title: Michigan and Its Resources
Compiler: Frederick Morley
Publisher: W. S. George & Co. (Lansing, Michigan)
Printing Year: 1882

Condition/Details: Bound in pebbled brown cloth with gilt lettering to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce reference work on the State of Michigan compiled by Frederick Morley, Commissioner of Immigration. The work contains a frontispiece engraving, in-text and full-page illustrations, tables and maps, including intact fold-out map at rear of volume. This ex-library volume shows mild external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; card pocket and due date slip are attached to rear endpaper. Title page stamped with name of library. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 9 3/4" and contains 166 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5091

$500
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1869. 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: Several full page engravings by Homer including a sleigh ride titled "Christmas Belles," and more news-related pictures such as "Custer's Command Shooting 'Worthless Horses,' at the 'battle' of Washita."
Article Content: Stories on 19th century technology, fires, floods, the Indian War, suffrage and foreign news.

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 5092

$40
Title: Views in Australia, or New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land Delineated. In fifty views, with descriptive letter prefs.
Author: J. Lycett
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (Australia) Limited (Melbourne)
Printing Year: 1977

Condition/Details: Bound in leatherette with bright gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine, this oblong volume is a scarce boxed facsimile of the original edition first issued in 1824 on a subscription basis by J. Souter of London, and then published in one volume in 1825. The book opens with "An Account of the Discovery, Foundation, and Present State of the Australia Colonies, New South Wales and Van Diemans Land." The work is illustrated with two maps and 48 color plates with descriptive text. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Slipcase is intact and in good condition. Pictorial paper covers shows wear and small nicks to edges. This unpaginated book measures approximately 14 1/2" x 10 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 5093

$2000
Title: Daily Resolves
Author: Booker T. Washington
Publishers: Ernest Nister (London) / E. P. Dutton & Co. (New York)
Printing Year: 1896 Author-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in half white pebbled cloth stamped in gilt with chromolithograph on other half showing maple leaf and hour glass, this antique volume is a very rare autographed original edition of the author's first book, a compilation of life-affirming aphorisms.

Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856, – November 14, 1915) was an American political leader, educator, orator and author. He was the dominant figure in the African American community in the United States from 1890 to 1915. Representing the last generation of black leaders born in slavery, and speaking for those blacks who had remained in the New South in an uneasy modus vivendi with the white southerners, Washington was able throughout the final 25 years of his life to maintain his standing as the black leader because of the sponsorship of powerful whites, substantial support within the black community, his ability to raise educational funds from both groups, and his skillful accommodation to the social realities of the age of segregation.

Washington's signature appears on a slip of paper attached to front endpaper. This paper was probably trimmed from a letter on Tuskegee school letterhead (signature appears over typed word "Principal"). Washington was the first leader of the new Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, serving from 1881 until his death in 1915. The institute illustrated Washington's aspirations for his race. His theory was that by providing needed skills to society, African Americans would play their part, leading to acceptance by white Americans. He believed that blacks would eventually gain full participation in society by showing themselves to be responsible, reliable American citizens.

This title appears as part of the "Gem Series". This handsome, delicate work is illustrated with 7 chromolithographs that show brightly. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 3 3/4" x 5 3/4" and contains 15 unnumbered pages (including frontispiece and title page). Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5094

$50
This lot features the following group of antique newspaper issues:

Titles: New York Evangelist, Elmira Daily Advertiser, Harper's Weekly, Elmira Telegram, Canaseraga Times, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, New York Clipper, Pluck and Luck, New Buffalo Bill Weekly, Work and When, Harper's Bazaar, The Evangelist, Every Saturday, Corning Journal, Sunday Herald, Brighton Mercury, Sunday Telegram (Elmira), Providence Daily Journal, National Banner
Issue Dates: 1821 -1875 (included in this group are two vintage newspapers "Sunday Telegram" and "The Evening Leader" (Corning, NY) dated 1945, with the latter containing news of the surrender of Japan)
Approximate Number of Issues: 24

Notes: Most of these newspapers are intact, some issues show signs of (significant) age/wear including chipping, tearing, etc. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5095

$45
Title: Zatoniecie Parowca "Titanic"
Publisher: J. Worzalla's Sons (Stevens Port, Wisconsin)
Printing Year: 1912

Condition/Details: Bound in wrappers, this antique volume is a rare Polish-language publication on the sinking of the Titanic that occured early on 15 April 1912. The work is illustrated with photographs and a map. The volume has detached front cover. Rear cover shows loss of material along bottom edge. Age-toned pages show no markings. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" and contains 91 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5096

$55
Title: A Popular History of the United States, from the Discovery of the Western Hemisphere by the Northmen to the End of the First Century of the Union of the United States. Preceded by a Sketch of the Pre-Historic Period and the Age of the Mound Builders
Authors: William Cullen Bryant & Sydney Howard Gay
Publisher: Scribner, Armstrong, and Company
Printing Year: 1876 - 1880 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce history of the United States by William Cullen Bryant (November 3, 1794 – June 12, 1878), an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post, and Sydney Howard Gay, (May 22, 1814 - June 25, 1888 ), an American journalist and abolitionist. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits and plates, as well as a great number of in-text illustrations and maps. The volumes show external age/wear, with chipping and tearing to spine covers (covers of first two volumes are either partially or entirely detaching at gutters). The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers; card pockets are attached to rear endpapers. Title pages are stamped. The books measure approximately 7 1/4" x 10 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 5097

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of Index Society titles:

- An Index of the Names of the Royalists Whose Estates Were Confiscated during the Commonwealth by Mabel G. W. Peacock - Dated 1879 by Longmans, Green & Co. (London) - Ex-library volume.
- Index of Obituary Notices for the Year 1880 - Dated 1882 by Longmans, Green & Co. - Ex-library title

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: $4.50
Lot 5098

$150
Title: Annals of the Early Caliphate
Author: Sir William Muir
Publisher: Smith, Elder, & Co. (London)
Printing Year: 1883 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce scholarly study of the early years of Islam by Sir William Muir, KCSI (April 27, 1819 – July 11, 1905), a Scottish Orientalist. In 1837 he entered the Bengal Civil Service. He served as secretary to the governor of the North-West Provinces, and as a member of the Agra revenue board, and during the Mutiny he was in charge of the intelligence department there. In 1865 he was made foreign secretary to the Indian Government. In 1867 he was knighted (K.C.S.I.), and in 1868 he became lieutenant-governor of the North-West Provinces. In 1874 he was appointed financial member of the Council, and retired in 1876, when he became a member of the Council of India in London. He had always taken an interest in educational matters, and it was chiefly through his exertions that the central college at Allahabad, known as Muir College, was built and endowed. Muir College later became a part of the Allahabad University. In 1885 he was elected principal of Edinburgh University in succession to Sir Alexander Grant, and held the post until 1903, when he retired. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.)

The work is illustrated with a fold-out color map (with small tears at folds repaired with archival tape). This ex-library volume shows minor external age/wear. Antique paper library label is visible on spine. Hinges are cracked and holding firmly. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; small card pocket can be seen on rear endpaper. Name of library has been stamped in red on title page. Text does not appear to have library markings. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 470 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5099

$100
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: September 1954

Notes: This issue includes noteworthy content such as a cartoon pictorial by William Steig (later of "Shrek" fame), and articles by Bob Hope and Earl Wilson. 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; there is a minor printing flaw on the right page of the centerfold--not a wear issue. 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 5100

$325
Title: Unknown
Author: Unknown
Publisher: Lorenz Seuberlich
Printing Year: 1603

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised bands, this antique volume is a rare German-language folio Bible. Presented in this work is Martin Luther's translation of the Old Testament, with text is printed in double column. The main text is preceded by a chronology and indexes of stories, teachings ("Hauptlehre") and foreign words. This work was one of the "Kurfurstenbibeln," so called because of the engravings that show various electors from the 16th and 17th centuries. This Bible was published with added in-text explanations of Luther's original translation, so the common man could understand it without ever having studied the Bible. The volume is illustrated with a dedication page featuring Augustus, Elector of Saxony (July 31, 1526 – February 11, 1586), as well as numerous vignettes and in-text engravings (often serving as engraved titles). Edges of book are decorated. The volume shows significant external age/wear. Front board and initial pages are detached. Engraved portrait of Augustus is the first page of text block (previous owner's name appears stamped at bottom of page). Handwritten date 1603 appears at rear of volume. The book measures approximately 11 1/2" x 16 1/2" and contains 332 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 5101

$400
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1870. 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: Full page engravings by Homer and many plates by Nast, including a commentary, "Fort Sumter." Also an interior of "The Tombs" prison by Stanley Fox.
Article Content: Writings on crime, travel and adventure, fiction, politics and the homeless.

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 5102

$350
Title: Types of the Sunny South
Publisher: A. Wittemann
Printing Year: 1900

Condition/Details: Bound in stiff wrappers with bright pictorial front cover, this antique volume is a scarce collection of captioned plates from photogravures of southern African-Americans. Captions read as follows: "Three of a Kind"; "I'se Born Tired"; "Jim"; "Your Dime Savings Bank"; "Aunt Nancy"; "Come Seben, Come Eleben"; "Solid Comfort"; "A Happy Family"; "Cotton Picking"; "A Donkey Cart"; "Sambo"; "Spinning in Georgia"; "Bounteous Georgia"; "On the St. John's River"; "All One Heart and Soul"; and "Mammy". This ribbon-bound volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Cover title is "Southern Types." The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8" and contains 16 unnumbered pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5103

$40
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 25 varied media original photographs and a variety of prints. Included are "pin-up-esque" representations of young women in a variety of poses from the glamorous to the athletic. The imagery dates from the Victorian era to the 1950s. The media include original photography and full-color modern lithography. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5104

$90
Title: Armorial Families: A Complete Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, and a Directory of some Gentlemen of Coat-Armour, and Being the First Attempt To Show Which Arms in Use at the Moment Are Borne by Legal Authority
Editor: Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
Publisher: T. C. & E. C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works (Edinburgh)
Printing Year: 1895 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique folio volume is a scarce original edition of this celebrated work on heraldry by Arthur Charles Fox-Davies (February 28, 1871 – May 19, 1928), a British author, who was by profession a barrister but he also worked as a journalist and novelist. Fox-Davies' writing on heraldry is characterized by a passionate attachment to heraldry as art, as history and also as law. He was something of a polemicist, and issued one of his most controversial works ("The Right to Bear Arms") under a pseudonym ("X"). However, he always supported his arguments with specific historical and manuscript evidence.

He conducted a lifelong campaign against the bearing of coats of arms without lawful authority in accordance with the Law of Arms, whether that authority was a right recognized at the Visitations conducted by heralds between the 16th to 18th centuries or, more commonly, a right deriving from a specific grant entered in the records of the College of Arms. In support of this campaign, he produced a directory which attempted to list all living bearers of arms in England and Wales who could prove such authority, under the title Armorial Families. This served as an incentive to families who did not have such authority to regularize their position at the College of Arms. The size of the work increased considerably until its final edition in 1929, which remains the most comprehensive published record (the records of the College of Arms being largely unpublished) of post-Victorian heraldry in Britain. Many of the arms were illustrated with specially commissioned heraldic drawings, and Fox-Davies drew on this large resource when illustrating his more systematic treatises on heraldry. (Background information courtesy of Wikipedia)

This massive work is illustrated with 112 plates. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with wear to edges and cracking at the top of rear gutter. Spine is covered in transparent tape that shows tearing at top of both gutters. Library label is clearly visible at bottom of spine. The book is solidly bound with clean pages with gilt top edge. Library bookplate appears on front endpaper, stamp with the words "The Buffalo Club" appears faintly at top right-hand corner. The book measures approximately 10" x 12 1/2" and contains 1085 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 5105

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Cotton and the AAA by Henry I. Richards - Dated 1936 by The Brookings Institution
- King Cotton Is Sick by Claudius T. Murchison - Dated 1930 by University of North Carolina
- Human Factors in Cotton Culture by Rupert B. Vance - Dated 1929 by University of North Carolina - folding frontispiece color map

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and library markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 5106

$110
Title: Not Far from the River
Author: Dana S. Lamb
Publisher: Barre Publishers (Barre, Massachusetts)
Printing Year: 1967 Author-Signed Limited Edition in Slipcase

Condition/Details: Bound in gilt-stamped black leather-backed paper boards with green artificial flies, this volume is a scarce autographed limited edition of this collection of stories by Dana S. Lamb. Lamb is considered one of the finest lyrical writers of his era, writing on his two favorite subjects: trout and salmon. This is copy number 33 of 1500. Author's signature appears on front flyleaf. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The volume is protected by a transparent plastic cover. Slipcase is well preserved with very small tears to top and bottom panels. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" and contains 101 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5107

$40
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: $22.50
Lot 5108

$100
Title: 1943 Car Builders' Cyclopedia of American Practice: Definitions and Typical Illustrations of Railroad and Industrial Cars, Their Parts and Equipment; Cars Built in America for Export to Foreign Countries; Descriptions and Illustrations of Shops and Equipment Employed in Car Construction and Repair
Editor: Roy V. Wright
Publisher: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation
Printing Year: 1943

Condition/Details: Bound in pebbled brown cloth with raised lettering to front cover, this folio volume is a scarce comprehensive study of the state of passenger and freight railway cars compiled for the Association of American Railroads and published during World War II. The work is profusely illustrated with many photographs and diagrams of freight cars, passenger cars, equipment, etc. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Library bookplate appears on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Title page bears stamp, as does rear flyleaf. Text appears to have no library markings. The book measures approximately 8 3/4" x 12" and contains 1324 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 5109

$100
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 1955

Notes: This issue includes noteworthy content such as a rare photo pictorial of Turkish belly dancer Nejla Ates. 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 5110

$140
Title: Cotton from Field to Loom
Publisher: A. Wittemann
Printing Year: circa 1902

Condition/Details: Bound in stiff wrappers with bright pictorial front cover, this antique volume is a scarce collection of captioned plates from photogravures of the cotton industry and of the African-Americans employed by it. The work contains a two-page introduction entitled "The History of King Cotton." Captions read as follows: "Cotton Plant in Bearing"; "Hoeing Young Cotton"; "Picking Cotton"; "In the Cotton Field"; "Country Cotton Press"; "A Cotton Compress"; "Cotton Compress"; "A Cotton Yard"; "Cotton Sampling Room"; "Weighing Cotton at Wilmington, N.C."; "St. Landry Cotton Oil Co., Opelousas, La. / Cotton Mill, Columbia, S.C."; "Carding Room, Cotton Mill"; "Spinning Room in Cotton Mill"; "Weaving Room of Cotton Mill"; "Baleing Room in Cotton Mill"; and "A Mississippi Cotton Steamer." This ribbon-bound volume shows light external age/wear, with tearing along top and bottom of spine. The book is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Cover title is "Cotton." The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8" and contains 18 unnumbered pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5111

$175
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1871. 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: Full page drawings by Nast, including "Hash - Or, A Tale of Two Cities." Also a flattering portrait of the "Hon. William M. Tweed," of Tammany Hall fame (after a photo by Brady).
Article Content: Articles include those on Indian life, the civil war in France, natural disasters and pieces of fiction.

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 5112

$45
Title: Panama: The Creation, Destruction and Resurrection
Author: Philippe Bunau-Varilla
Publisher: McBride, Nast & Company
Printing Year: 1914

Condition/Details: Bound in red library binding with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce history of the Panama Canal by Philippe-Jean Bunau-Varilla (1859-1940), a French engineer and soldier who played a major role in its creation. With the assistance of American lobbyist and lawyer William Nelson Cromwell, Bunau-Varilla greatly influenced the United States' decision concerning the construction site for the famed Panama Canal, today a vital waterway for trade shipment between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. He also worked closely with U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt in the latter's orchestration of the Panamanian Revolution, resulting in Panama's independence from Colombia. Because of these accomplishments, which occurred during a two year period, historian Donald Mabry has recognized Bunau-Varilla as a "genius" in the art of lobbyist statecraft, and American Heritage magazine has christened him the "Inventor of Panama" and one of the most extraordinary Frenchmen to ever live.

The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author, numerous diagrams, photographic plates and fold-out map. This ex-library volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Library stamp appears on title page and pocket at rear. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" and contains 568 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5113

$350
Title: Collections of The Massachusetts Historical Society
Publisher: The Massachusetts Historical Society
Printing Year: 1806-1863
Number of Volumes: 34 volume set. Volume One is an 1806 re-printing of the 1792 original.

Notes: A variety of bindings are present due to vintage; most in 1/2 leather, some later volumes in maroon cloth; gilt embossing on spine covers. This antique set is very rare and is a mine of information on Colonial America, politics, law, the Revolutionary War, and much more. The final volume in this collection is illustrated with 8 pages of facsimiles of "autograph signatures and seals affixed to the letters contained in this volume." The books show extensive external age/wear; chipped/cracked spine covers, and several front and back covers are separated, but present. The text blocks are intact with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique library markings are evident, with small stamp on title pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $29.50
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