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Lot 5114

$55
This lot features the following group of Civil War issues of "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper":

Issue Dates: All issues in this lot are from 1862 and have the following dates: May 3, May 17 "War Supplement" Issue, May 24 (with "War Supplement"), May 31 (with "War Supplement"), June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28.
Number of Issues:8

Notes: Most of these newspapers are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, tearing, etc. All issues are profusely illustrated with stunning engravings that provide uncommon images of the American Civil War. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5115

$100
Title: Bulletin of the Bureau of Standards
Publisher: Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
Printing Year: 1904-1919
Number of Volumes: 13 volume set

Notes: The Bureau of Standards was the official name, until 1988, of what is now known as N.I.S.T., or the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It is a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce. The institute's official mission is: "To promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve quality of life." (Courtesy of Wikipedia.)

All but one of the 13 volumes are bound in marbled paper boards with bright gilt embossing; the majority are 1/2 leather, four have replaced the leather with library binding spine covers. The work is illustrated with diagrams, charts, illustrations, and tissue-guarded photography. The volumes show varying amounts of external age/wear; the spine cover is not present on two of the volumes. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $32.50
Lot 5116

$80
Title: Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers
Publisher: Institute of Mining Engineers
Printing Year: 1888 - 1922
Number of Volumes: 9 volume set

Notes: Bound in half leather with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of papers and proceedings of the Institute of Mining Engineers (last two volumes have a slight variation in their titles: "...Mining and Metallurgical Engineers"). The following volume numbers are included in this collection: XVI, XVII, XXIII, XXVII, XXIX, XLII, LXV, LXVI. Index volume for volumes I - XXV is also present. The work is illustrated with full-page and fold-out diagrams, photographic plates, maps and tables. These ex-library volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear. A number of volumes have detached/detaching boards and show cracked/split hinges (Volume XXIII has detaching spine cover). Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers, labels are visible on rear endpapers. Lightly age-toned pages are without library markings. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 5117

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Uffizi Gallery by P. G. Konody - No date provided by Dodge Publishing Company - "With Fifty Reproductions in Colour of its most Famous Pictures"
- The Early Teutonic, Italian, and French Masters by A. H. Keane - Dated 1880 by Chatto and Windus (London) - library binding
- Mezzotints by Cyril Davenport - Dated 1903 by G. P. Putnam's Sons
- The Discourses of Sir Joshua Reynolds by John Burnet - Dated 1842 by James Carpenter (London) - half-leather binding with raised bands and marbled boards. Explanatory notes and plates by the editor
- The Norwich School by Geoffrey Holme - Dated 1920 by "The Studio," Ltd. (London) - half-leather binding with marbled boards
- Drawing of Alfred Stevens - No date provided by George Newnes Limited (London) - cloth-backed paper-covered boards

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: $18.50
Lot 5118

$35
Title: Love and Mock Love; or, How To Marry to the End of Conjugal Satisfaction
Author: George Stearns
Publisher: Bella Marsh (Boston)
Printing Year: 1860

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce work by George Luther Stearns (January 8, 1809 – April 9, 1867), wealthy feminist free-thinker and former Garrisonian abolitionist. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned, gilt-edged pages that show foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 3" x 4 3/4" and contains 128 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5119

$90
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 1955

Notes: This issue includes noteworthy content such as fiction by P.G. Wodehouse and a pictorial feature on "Naked Advertising." 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 5120

$50
Title: Archives of Maryland
Editor: William Hand Browne
Publisher: Maryland Historical Society (Baltimore)
Printing Year: 1883 - 1891
Number of Volumes: 10

Notes: "Archives of Maryland" is a serial that (re)publishes historical documents that "form the constitutional, legal, legislative, judicial, and administrative basis of Maryland's government" from the 17th century through the present day. It is published by the Maryland State Archives. "Archives of Maryland" issued its first volume in 1883, covering proceedings and acts of the General Assembly starting in 1637. Included in this collection are the first ten volumes in this collection. These ex-library volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear, with some cracking to gutters and/or hinges. Volume I shows significant wear, with torn spine cover and binding nearly detached. All volumes have antique paper library labels to spines and bookplates on endpapers. Only one title page bears (small) stamp, others are marked in pencil, if at all. Texts do not appear to have been marked. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 5121

$425
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1872. 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: This volume features many terrific plates drawn by Nast, the most famous among them, "The Dwarf and the Giant Thief," shows a small policeman struggling against a giant, immovable "Boss" Tweed.
Article Content: Articles include those on civil service reform, the Prince of Wales, the Ku Klux Klan, as well as poetry and serialized fiction, among 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 5122

$22
Title: The Law Glossary: Being a Selection of the Greek, Latin, Saxon, French, Norman, and Italian Sentences, Phrases and Maxims, Found in the Works of Lord Coke, Shower, Peere Williams, Sir William Blackstone, Sir Francis Buller, Vezey, Chancellor Kent, Reeves, Durnford and East, Taunton, Sellon, Johnson, Cowen, Sugden, Preston, Bosanquet, Starkie, Tidd, Phillips, Chitty, Moore, Wendell, and Numerous Law Writers: With Historical and Explanatory Notes.
Author: Thomas Tayler
Publisher: W. & A. Gould
Printing Year: 1833

Condition/Details:This antique volume is a scarce nineteenth-century reference work. This ex-library volume is entirely covered in modern library cloth. Binding is split at front hinge and splitting at rear hinge. Library bookplate can be seen on front endpaper. Library stamps in small print appear on title page and blank page at rear of volume. No other library markings are visible. Mildly age-toned pages show occasional light foxing. Previous owner's name appears at top of title page. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 3/4" and contains 502 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5123

$26
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
Issue Date Range: January 1871 through June 1871
Issue Number Range: 663 through 668

Condition/Details: Rebound in 1/2 cloth with marbled paper boards, gilt embossing on spine covers, and floral pattern endpapers, with reinforced hinges. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages; library stamp is visible on title page. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 816 pages.

This rare volume contains the article "The Battle of Dorking: Reminiscences of a Volunteer," considered one of the most important writings on war ever produced.

Blackwood's Magazine was a British magazine and miscellany printed between 1817 and 1980. It was founded by the publisher William Blackwood and was originally called the Edinburgh Monthly Magazine. The first number appeared in April 1817 under the editorship of Thomas Pringle and James Cleghorn. The journal was unsuccessful and Blackwood fired Pringle and Cleghorn and relaunched the journal as Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine under his own editorship. The journal eventually adopted the shorter name and from the relaunch often referred to itself as Maga. The title page bore the image of George Buchanan, 16th century Scottish historian. (Courtesy of Wikipedia.) Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 5124

$150
Title: The Cherokee Indians with Special Reference to Their Relations with the United States Government
Author: Thomas Valentine Parker
Publisher: Grafton Press Publishers
Printing Year: 1907 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt emblem on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce study of the principles and policies of the Federal Government in its treatment of the Cherokee tribe. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece map of the original Cherokee Territory and a number of plates offering portraits of historical figures. This title appears as part of "The Grafton Historical Series" edited by Henry R. Stiles. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with antique library label visible on spine. The book is solidly bound with pages that show occasional pencil marginalia. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Title page and final page of text are stamped. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 116 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5125

$80
Title: The Electric Journal
Publisher: The Electric Journal, Pittsburgh, PA
Printing Year: 1914-1919
Number of Volumes: 6 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon library binding with gilt embossing, this vintage set is a fine example of technical writing. The work is profusely illustrated with black and white diagrams, illustrations and photographs. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 9" x 12". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 5126

$20
Title: Selections from the Oriental Objects of Art Collected by Worcester Reed Warner
Author: Worcester Reed Warner
Publisher: Bartlett Orr Press
Printing Year: 1921 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique folio volume is a scarce work documenting a collector's East Asian arts, "most of which have been presented to the Cleveland Museum of Art." Worcester Reed Warner (May 16, 1846–June 25, 1929) was an American mechanical engineer, entrepreneur, manager, astronomer, and philanthropist. With Ambrose Swasey he co-founded the Warner & Swasey Company. The work is lavishly illustrated throughout in black and white and with tipped-in color plates offering images of Chinese pottery and porcelain, jades and crystals, as well as bronzes and carved wood from China, Korea and Japan. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Catalogue number appears in white at foot of spine. Card pocket is attached to front endpaper. Library bookplate is pasted to title page. Withdrawal stamp can be seen on blank page at rear of volume. The book measures approximately 10 1/2" x 14 1/4" and contains 135 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 5127

$70
This shelf lot includes the group of scholarly books on the Middle Ages and the Renaissance 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: $44.50
Lot 5128

$45
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper 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 and ephemera 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: $11.50
Lot 5129

$90
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 1955

Notes: This issue includes noteworthy content such as fiction by Irwin Shaw and a profile of TV host, writer and comedian Steve Allen. 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 5130

$35
Title: The Welsh Fairy Book
Author: W. Jenkyn Thomas
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers
Printing Year: 1913 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with pictorial covers, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of a collection of Welsh fairy tales by folklorist W. Jenkyn Thomas. The work contains a color frontispiece plate and black-and-white illustrations by Willy Pogany. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with discoloration of front cover and spine, and soiling to rear cover. Antique library label is visible on spine. Hinges have been reinforced. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Title page is stamped. Mildly age-toned pages show occasional smudging and/or staining. The book measures approximately 6" x 8" and contains 304 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5131

$1000
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1873. 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: Many fine engravings by Homer, including "Snap-the-Whip" and also examples by Nast, including the unusual two-page spread, "The Same Old Christmas Over Again."
Article Content: Articles include those on Egyptian discoveries, The Vatican's policies, Life in China, as well as serialized fiction and a piece on fanaticism.

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 5132

$275
Title: Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux
Author: John G. Niehardt
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Printing Year: 1932 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with stylized teppee in gilt on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this book in which Black Elk, an Oglala Sioux holy man, tells the story of his life to Neihardt, a poet with a long knowledge of, and strong sympathy for, the Plains Indian cultures. This work offers an important first-hand account of Native American life and customs, including an eyewitness report of the massacre at Wounded Knee. The work contains full-page color and black-and-white illustrations by Standing Bear. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with tears along gutters and edges. Small library label is visible on spine. Hinges are cracked. Antique library label appears on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Title page is stamped. Final page bears small date stamp in bottom right-hand corner. No other library markings appear in text. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9" and contains 280 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5133

$250
Title: A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors
Editor: T.B. Howell, Esq.
Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, et al.
Printing Year: 1812-1826
Number of Volumes: Complete 34 volume set

Notes: Bound in marbled-paper boards; originally in 1/2 leather, spines rebound in brown cloth. This collection details the proceedings at trial for those accused of serious crimes in Britain beginning in "The Earliest Period." This complete set of first edition volumes (numbers 1 through 21 comprise the first set, and numbers 22 through 33 comprise "the Continuation.") The 34th book in the set is the Index. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $62.50
Lot 5134

$120
Title: Emin Pasha in Central Africa: Being a Collection of His Letters and Journals
Editors: Professor G. Schweinfurth, Professor F. Ratzel, Dr. R. W. Felkin, & Dr. G. Hartlaub
Publisher: George Philip & Son (London)
Printing Year: 1888 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing lettering to spine and decorative calligraphy to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce documentary biography of Mehmet Emin Pasha (March 28, 1840 – October 23, 1892) — born Isaak Eduard Schnitzer — a physician, naturalist and governor of the Egyptian province of Equatoria on the upper Nile. ("Pasha" was a title conferred on him in 1886 and thereafter he was invariably referred to as "Emin Pasha."). Pasha served under General Charles Gordon in Sudan as a district medical officer. In 1878 he succeeded Gordon as governor of Equatoria, the southernmost province of the Egyptian Sudan. In 1885 he was cut off from the outside world by the Mahdist uprising, and several European explorers, including Sir H. M. Stanley, were sent to rescue him. Although his position was not desperate, he agreed at length to accompany Stanley to Mombasa. He was murdered while engaged in exploration for Germany in the region of Lake Tanganyika.

The work is illustrated with two portraits and a fold-out color map. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with library markings visible on spine. Binding is split at front hinge and rear hinge is cracked. Final three pages are detached and laid in. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without annotations. Antique library bookplates appear on endpapers. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" and contains 547 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5135

$80
Title: The Royal Navy, A History
Author: William Laird Clowes
Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston and Company, London
Printing Year: 1897-1903
Number of Volumes: Complete 7 volume set

Notes: Bound in dark blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a marvelous history of the British Royal Navy, "From Earliest Times to the Present." The work features tissue-guarded sepia tone frontispiece portraits, and is extensively illustrated with photography, in-text charts and maps, as well as portraits of many British Naval officers. The volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear; most are solidly bound with some chipping at the extremities. Two volumes have significant damage to the spine covers, with cracking at the gutters; the text block is separated from the binding on one of those. Antique library markings are in evidence, as well as card envelopes on rear endpapers. The books have clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 10 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 5136

$70
Title: Afghanistan and the Anglo-Russian Dispute: An Account of Russia's Advance toward India, Based upon the Reports and Experiences of Russian, German, and British Officers and Travellers; with a Description of Afghanistan and of the Military Resources of the Powers Concerned
Author: Theo. F. Rodenbough
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1885 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with black lettering and a pictorial front cover showing artillery convoy and elephant, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this military history by Theophilus Francis Rodenbough (November 5, 1838 – December 19, 1912). Rodenbough was an American military man, who as Union Army Officer during the American Civil War received America's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the Gettysburg Campaign at the Battle of Trevilian Station.

The work contains full-page illustrations and charts. A large "Military Map of Afghanistan (1885)" on onion skin paper in very good condition in a rear pocket. All fold out maps in text (2) also present and intact. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with darkening of spine and edges of covers. Antique library labels are visible on spine. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. Title page bears library stamp. No other library markings can be seen. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8" and contains 139 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5137

$55
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: $20.50
Lot 5138

$35
Title: The New York Times Current History of the European War
Publisher: New York Times Company
Printing Years: 1914 - 1918
Number of Volumes: 12 volume set

Notes: Rebound in gray cloth with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce newspaper history of the First World War. First volume of this series is dated December 12, 1914; the last September 1918. The work is profusely illustrated with portraits of historical figures and images of the war in progress. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, age-toned pages. Catalogue numbers in gilt and small library labels are visible on spines. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers; withdrawal stamps can be seen on rear endpapers. It should be noted that several volumes have been entirely rebound and now appear in sturdy library binding. The books measure approximately 7" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $29.50
Lot 5139

$90
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 1955

Notes: This issue includes noteworthy content such as a profile of the satirist/lyricist and performer Tom Lehrer, and a cartoon pictorial by Jack Cole. 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 5140

$200
Title: An Elementary Treatise on Advanced-Guard, Out-Post and Detachment Service of Troops, and the Manner of Posting and Handling Them in Presence of an Enemy, with a Historical Sketch of the Use and Progress of Tactics &c, &c, Intended as a Supplement to the System of Tactics Adopted for the Military Service of the United States, and especially for the Use of Officers of Militia and Volunteers
Author: D. H. Mahan
Publisher: John Wiley
Printing Year: 1860

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce work on military tactics by Dennis Hart Mahan (April 2, 1802 – September 16, 1871), a noted American military theorist and professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point from 1824-1871. He was the father of American naval historian and theorist Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan. An important influence on the military conduct of the American Civil War and Civil Engineering, Mahan is best understood as an educator and technology transfer agent, not a theorist. Mahan almost singlehandedly compiled and transferred the best of European engineering to the United States and other English-speaking parts of the world. Virtually all 19th century American engineering schools were started with West Point-educated faculty or adopted its texts.

As a teacher of military science at West Point, in addition to engineering methodology, Mahan promoted the development of professionalism and wrote extensively on fixed fortifications, field fortifications, strategy and tactics. His books on military thought were widely influential. His writings became standard textbooks in the worldwide field from the time they were written until after World War I. Mahan also founded the Napoleon Seminar at West Point, where advanced under-graduates and senior officers including Lee, Reynolds, Thomas and McClellan, studied and discussed the great European wars, Napoleon and Frederick the Great.

Professor Mahan's lectures and writings about military fortifications and strategy were instrumental in the conduct of the Civil War by the officers on both sides. Most of the Civil War commanders, whether Union or Confederate, learned about entrenchment, fortifications, and how to conduct warfare in the classes that he taught at West Point, and from his pre-Civil War writings. (Biographical and historical background courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages that show light foxing to endpapers. A small stain obscuring a portions of paragraphs 372 and 373 appears on page 138. The book measures approximately 4" x 6 1/4" and contains 168 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5141

$425
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1874. 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: Multiple wonderful plates by Nast and Homer; included are Nast's "Christmas Eve..." a picture of Santa waiting to slip down the chimney, and Homer's "Waiting for a Bite."
Article Content: Mount Vesuvius, The U.S. and Cuba, Benjamin Disraeli, shipboard travel and serialized fiction are all covered in this volume.

Condition: This volume is bound in 1/2 leather binding with marbled paper-covered boards that show age/wear concentrated at the extremities. The back cover is separated from the 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 5142

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of German-language theological titles:

- Sechs geistreiche Bucher vom wahren Chistenthum by Johann Arnd - Dated 1759 by Verlegung des Waisenhauses (Halle)- quarter-leather binding with raised bands. Engravings
- Homiletische Vorraths-Kamer, oder: Fortgesezte Sammlung von Predigten und anderen Reden aus beruhmten und geschickten Federn heutiger Gottesgelehrten - Dated 1758 by Johan Christian Martini Verlag (Langensalza) - full-leather binding with raised bands and gilt edges
- Das Buch des gemeinschaftlichen Gebets und der Verwaltung der Sakramente und anderer kirchlichen Gebrauche und Ceremonien nach dem Gebrauch der protestantischen-bischoflichen Kirche in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, nebst dem Psalter oder den Psalmen David's - Dated 1855 by New York Bibel- und gemeinschaftliches Gebetbuch-Gesellschaft - binding is split at front hinge

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: $7.50
Lot 5143

$35
Title: The Encyclopaedia Britannica
Publisher: The Encyclopaedia Britannica Company, Ltd.
Printing Year: 1926
Number of Volumes: Complete 16 volume set

Notes: Bound in dark green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a fine example of the well-thought-of supplement to the 11th edition. The work is illustrated with in-text illustrations, fold-out maps, charts, full-page photography and more. The volumes show mild external age/wear; two volumes exhibit some cracking at the gutters, and others have minor chipping at the tops of the spine covers. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 8 1/2" x 11".

The Encyclopaedia Britannica (Latin for "the British Encyclopædia") is a general English-language encyclopedia published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., a privately held company. The articles in the Britannica are aimed at educated adult readers, and written by a staff of about 100 full-time editors and more than 4,000 expert contributors. It is widely regarded as the most scholarly of encyclopedias.

The Britannica is the oldest English-language encyclopedia still in print. It was first published between 1768 and 1771 in Edinburgh, Scotland and quickly grew in popularity and size, with its third edition in 1801 reaching 20 volumes. Its rising stature helped in recruiting eminent contributors.

In 1926, the Britannica released three new volumes covering the history of 1910-1926, which were intended to supplant those of the 12th edition. Again taken together with the 11th edition, the new volumes became known as the 13th edition, which maintained the Britannica's tradition of illustrious contributors: Harry Houdini, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Sigmund Freud, Henry Ford, Leon Trotsky, Ferdinand Foch, Gustav Stresemann, Thomas G. Masaryk and Elihu Root. (Courtesy of Wikipedia.) Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $72.50
Lot 5144

$80
Title: Some Early Notices of the Indians of Ohio: To What Race Did the Mound Builders Belong?
Author: M. F. Force
Publisher: Robert Clarke & Co. (Cincinnati)
Printing Year: 1879

Condition/Details: Bound in half leather with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce anthropological paper read before the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio by Manning Ferguson Force (1824 - 1899). M. F. Force was an officer of the 20th Ohio Regiment in the Civil War, who participated in campaigns with General Grant, 1862-1863, and General Sherman during the siege of Vicksburg and march from Atlanta to Savannah, 1865. He was a judge in Ohio in 1866, 1878-1887.

This ex-library volume lacks spine cover. Front and rear covers show light external age/wear. Hinges are cracked. Text block is intact with age-toned pages that show no annotations. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Front cover of original wrappers and final page of text show library markings. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9" and contains 75 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5145

$35
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
Issue Date Range: January 1899 through June 1899
Issue Number Range: 999 through 1004

Condition/Details: Rebound in 1/2 cloth with marbled paper boards, gilt embossing on spine covers, and reinforced hinges. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages; library stamp is visible on title page, and bookplate on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 1084 pages.

This rare volume contains the first appearance of Joseph Conrad's "The Heart of Darkness," which was serialized in three consecutive issues of the magazine; all three are contained in this volume.

Blackwood's Magazine was a British magazine and miscellany printed between 1817 and 1980. It was founded by the publisher William Blackwood and was originally called the Edinburgh Monthly Magazine. The first number appeared in April 1817 under the editorship of Thomas Pringle and James Cleghorn. The journal was unsuccessful and Blackwood fired Pringle and Cleghorn and relaunched the journal as Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine under his own editorship. The journal eventually adopted the shorter name and from the relaunch often referred to itself as Maga. The title page bore the image of George Buchanan, 16th century Scottish historian. (Courtesy of Wikipedia.) Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 5146

$150
Title: In Northern Mists: Artic Exploration in Early Times
Author / Translator: Fridtjof Nansen / Arthur G. Chater
Publisher: William Heinemann (London)
Printing Year: 1911 First English-Language Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in gray-blue cloth with bright gilt lettering and gilt pictorial vignettes to front covers, this antique set is a scarce survey of the history of early Arctic exploration by Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen (October 10, 1861 – May 13, 1930), a Norwegian explorer, scientist and diplomat, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 for his work as a League of Nations High Commissioner. At the time of publication of this work, he was professor of oceanography at the University of Oslo.
The work is lavishly illustrated with tipped-in frontispiece plates with tissue guards, in-text drawings, vignettes, and numerous maps. This comprehensive survey of early expeditions is supplemented by a "List of the More Important Works Referred To" (II, pp. 384-396). These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with antique library labels visible on spine. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique library markings appear on endpapers. No other library markings can be seen. The books measure approximately 7 3/4" x 10". Please note that two other titles by Nansen are being offered in this auction. See lots 158 and 400. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 5147

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Proceedings of the Dedication of the New York State Education Building, Albany - Dated 1913 by New York State Education Department - Ninth Annual Report - Supplemental volume
- An Old Frontier of France: The Niagara Region and Adjacent Lakes under French Control by Frank H. Severance - Dated 1917 by Dodd, Mead and Company - Volume II
- Father Baker and His "Lady of Victory Charities" by Reverend Thomas A. Galvin - Dated 1925 by Buffalo Catholic Publication Col, Inc. (Buffalo)
- Home History: Recollections of Buffalo during the Decade from 1830 to 1840, or Fifty Years Since by Samuel M. Welch - Dated 1891 by Peter Paul & Bro. (Buffalo)
- Memorial Exercises in Honor of Henry William Sage - Dated 1898 by Cornell University
- Adventures in the Wilderness; or, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks by William H. H. Murray - Dated 1869 by Cupples and Hurd (Boston) - Volume lacks spine cover. Two large remaining portions of the same have been included with this volume.

Unless otherwise noted, the ex-library books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and customary markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 5148

$35
This lot includes the group of signed celebrity ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of autographed publicity photos of Lillian Gish, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hugh Hefner, Kirk Alyn ("Superman"), and Reno Browne. Included in this collection is the signature of Ada Rehan, a nineteenth-century theater actress. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper 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 and ephemera 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: $6.50
Lot 5149

$90
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 1955

Notes: This issue includes noteworthy content such as Leroy Neiman's drawings featured for the first time on the "Party Jokes" page, and a centerfold who looks amazingly like Marilyn Monroe in a brunette wig, though that was not the case. 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 5150

$55
Title: Report on the Geology of Vermont: Descriptive, Theoretical, Economical and Scenographical
Authors: Edward Hitchcock et al.
Publisher: Claremont Manufacturing Company (Claremont, New Hampshire)
Printing Year: 1861
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blind stamped dark brown, this antique set is a scarce nineteenth-century geological study of Vermont by a team led by Edward Hitchcock (May 24, 1793 – February 27, 1864), a noted American geologist and the third President of Amherst College (1845–1854). The work is lavishly illustrated with 38 plates and maps at the end of the second volume and 365 woodcuts in the text. This work is a notable Vermont plate book with 20 spectacular lithographs of Vermont scenes, towns, resorts, etc., along with the large folding hand-colored Vermont map, hand-colored fold-out geological maps, and fossil plates. The views were based on original drawings by A. L. Rowson, J. K. Rathbun, and Miss Hattie E. Reed and on photographs by C. Miller, A. F. Sykes, and C. I. Howe. They include Cavendish Falls, Willoughby Lake, Summit House, Sutherland Falls, Moss Glen Falls in Stowe, Brattleboro Commons, etc.

These ex- volumes show significant external age/wear. Volume I has split binding (between pages 264 and 265) and lacks spine cover, with rear board and final signature detached. First volume has edges with heavy wear and fraying at corners. Volume II shows chipping at ends of spine and along gutters. Corners are bumped and fraying. Binding is intact. Antique bookplates appear on front endpapers; card pockets and due date slips are attached to rear endpapers. Title pages bear no library markings. Lightly age-toned pages of text are also clean and without markings. The books measure approximately 9 1/4" x 11 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
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