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Lot 5151

$110
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1875. 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 fine examples of the engraver's art; included are many pieces by Thomas Nast and C.S. Reinhart.
Article Content: Articles included are those on Spanish monarchs, the lives of monks and nuns, postage reform, foreign news, humor and fiction.

Condition: This volume is securely bound in 1/2 leather binding with marbled paper-covered boards that show age/wear concentrated at the extremities. The text block binding is tight, the pages are clean and bright with light scattered foxing. The volume bears library indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling. This collection of issues is not collated, but appears complete. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 5152

$60
Title: Red Mother
Author: Frank B. Linderman
Publisher: John Day Company
Printing Year: 1932 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this work of oral history by well-known early pioneer Frank Bird Linderman (1869 - 1939), who lived closely with the Flatheads, Blackfeet, Crows, and other Native Americans of the northern Plains for many years. The work contains illustrations by Herbert Morton Stoops.

This book was perhaps the first record of the women’s side of Indian life, and it has become a classic work in its field. Pretty-shield told her story to Frank Linderman through an interpreter and by using sign language. A medicine woman of the Crows, she was one of the few who remembered what it was like before the white man came and the buffalo went away. She tells about the simple games and dolls of an Indian childhood and the duties of the girls and women—setting up the lodges, dressing the skins, picking berries, digging roots, cooking. From her account we learn about courtship, marriage, childbirth and the care of babies, about medicine-dreams, the care of the sick, and the dangers and joys of womanhood among men whose lives were spent in hunting and fighting.

This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with light soiling to binding and antique paper library label to spine. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. Antique library bookplate appears on preliminary page. Library stamp is visible at bottom of title page. Card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/4" and contains 256 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5153

$175
This lot includes the group of artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. This lot includes 21 varied media art pieces and a variety of prints. Included are topics such as Victoriana, wild and domestic animal scenes, early 20th century certificates and other content. The media include Victorian lithograph, and black and white steel engravings, etc. Also included is a hand-tooled and painted leather over cloth folio measuring 12" x 15". 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 5154

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Trout Magic by Robet Traver - Dated 1974 by Crown Publishers, Inc. - Author-signed volume, in dustjacket (with tears to edges)
- Taking Larger Trout by Lawrence R. Koller - Dated 1952 by Little, Brown and Company
- More about Trout and Salmon by G. P. R. Balfour-Kinnear - Dated 1963 by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd (London)
- Greased Line Fishing for Salmon by "Jock Scott" -No date provided by Seeley Service & Co. (London) - Fourth Edition, three small punctures appear on front cover
- Fine & Far Off: Salmon Fishing Methods in Practice by "Jock Scott" - No date provided by Seeley Service & Co.
- Salmon Fishing by Eric Taverner et al. - No date provided by Seeley Service & Co.

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: $10.50
Lot 5155

$250
Title: Proceedings of The Massachusetts Historical Society
Publisher: The Massachusetts Historical Society
Printing Year: 1884-1914
Number of Volumes: 27 volume set.

Notes:Maroon cloth bindings with bright gilt embossing on spine covers, including the stamped seal of the Society; the covers are blind stamped with the seal. This antique set is very rare and is a mine of information on Colonial America, politics, law, the Revolutionary War, and much more. This set is illustrated with fold-out maps, photography, engravings, lists and charts, as well as tissue-guarded frontispiece illustrations. The books show mild external age/wear at the extremities; chipping at upper spine covers. 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 1/2" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $58.50
Lot 5156

$150
Title: Researches into the Lost Histories of America; or, the Zodiac Shown To Be an Old Terrestrial Map in Which the Atlantic Isle Is Delineated; So That Light Can Be Thrown upon the Obscure Histories of the Earthworks and Ruined Cities of America
Author: W. S. Blacket
Publisher: Trubner & Co. (London)
Printing Year: 1883

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon library binding with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce work of esoteric comparative ethnology by William Stephens Blacket. The work is illustrated with a number of engravings. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front endpaper. Library stamp in small type appears on title page. Card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 336 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5157

$80
Title: History of Torrington, Connecticut, from Its First Settlement in 1737, with Biographies and Genealogies
Author: Rev. Samuel Orcutt
Publisher: J. Munsell, Printer (Albany, NY)
Printing Year: 1878 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce nineteenth-century historical-genealogical work that includes a memoir and an extensive biography of John Brown. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded engraved plates. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with tearing of binding along rear gutter and at ends of spine. Rear board is detaching. Front hinge is cracked. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Name of library is stamped on title page and a number of interior pages and plates. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 817 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 5158

$200
Title: The First Crossing of Greenland
Author: Fridtjof Nansen
Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co. (London)
Printing Year: 1890 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in dark gray cloth with bright silver lettering and pictorial designs, this antique set is a scarce original edition of this narrative of the first crossing of Greenland in the summer of 1888 by the Norwegian explorers Nansen and Otto Sverdrup, in the company of four others, and their journey to East Greenland to cross the ice cap on skis. Included are descriptions of equipment and preparations, the voyage to East Greenland and challenges related to penetration of its ice belt, a review of previous attempts to cross the ice cap, and a detailed account of the expedition's crossing of the inland ice "Umivik-Godthaab" on skis in August and September of 1888. There are interesting observations on Eskimo Life, and notes on skiing.

The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits, as well as in-text and full-page illustrations (a number based on photos and sketches by Nansen). This set also contains a number of fold-out (color) maps. The front map in the first volume has two large tears to margin, with one tear running halfway through lower half into map. The (intact) map of Umivik is detached and laid in. Maps in Volume II are intact. These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with splitting along gutters. Spine cover of first volume is nearly detached at front gutter. Volume I has splits throughout text block. Antique library bookplates appear on endpapers. Lightly age-toned pages are without annotations. Fore- and bottom edges have been stamped. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Please note that two other titles by Nansen are being offered in this auction. See lots 146 and 400. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 5159

$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: September 1955

Notes: This issue includes noteworthy content such as Marilyn Monroe on the cover and fiction by W. Somerset Maugham. Playboy magazine was originally entitled "Stag Party" until an unrelated outdoor magazine "Stag" threatened to sue Heffner. His statement on page three included this paragraph: "We want to make clear from the very start, we aren't a 'family magazine.' If you're somebody's sister, wife or mother-in-law and picked us up by mistake, please pass us along to the man in your life and get back to your Ladies Home Companion." This magazine was very well cared-for and is in impressive, intact condition with only very light age/wear indications. Both covers are securely attached by the original staple binding and the centerfold is present and likewise, intact and securely attached. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5160

$12
Title: Dominion Within
Author: Rev. G. A. Kratzer
Publisher: Rev. G. A. Kratzer (Chicago, Illinois)
Printing Year: 1913 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this collection of essays by Christian Science practitioner Glenn Andrews Kratzer. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8" and contains 176 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5161

$300
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1876. Harper’s Weekly (A Journal of Civilization) was an American political magazine based in New York City. Published by Harper and Brothers from 1857 until 1916, it featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects, and humor. During its most influential period it was the forum of the political cartoonist Thomas Nast, and also featured the work of some of the era’s most important illustrators: Winslow Homer, Granville Perkins and Livingston Hopkins. The issues included in this lot are originals and feature the following important articles and illustrations:

Illustrations: Numerous engravings in each issue, including many by Nast and A.B. Frost
Article Content: Some articles include coverage of Custer's demise titled "The Montana Slaughter," as well as the Japanese military, recent inventions and various humor pieces and 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 5162

$90
Title: The Library of American Biography
Editor: Jared Sparks
Publishers: Hilliard, Gray, and Co. (Boston) / Charles C. Little and James Brown (Boston)
Printing Years: 1834 - 1848
Number of Volumes: 24 volume set

Notes: Bound in half leather with raised bands, gilt lettering to spine and marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce reference work edited by Jared Sparks (May 10, 1789 - March 14, 1866), an American historian, educator, and Unitarian minister, who served as President of Harvard University from 1849 to 1853. To this series he contributed the lives of Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold, Marquette, La Salle, Count Pulaski, Jean Ribault, Charles Lee and John Ledyard, the last a reprint of his earlier work. These books are volumes VII to XV of the second series. The volumes are illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits. These ex-library volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear, with detached front cover to volume XVII and detaching front cover to volume XXV. These volumes are illustrated with engravings and maps. Antique library markings are evident on spine and front endpapers. Unobtrusive markings are present on title pages and rear endpapers. Lightly age-toned pages (with foxing and/or water markings) show no annotations. The books measure approximately 4 1/4" x 7". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 5163

$80
This lot features a group of bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The compilations featured in this lot include the following issues of the BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE publication:

- edited by NA - Dated from April 1817 to September 1817, issues 1 through 6; April 1818 to March 1819, issues 13 through 24; October 1819 to December 1825, issues 31 through 107.

Blackwood's Magazine was a British magazine and miscellany printed between 1817 and 1980. Primarily a publication of literary works and literary criticism, 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.)

The books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; one volume is without the original spine cover and has been repaired with a green cloth replacement. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $32.50
Lot 5164

$35
Title: Ruins of the Rhine: Their Times and Traditions
Editor: Charles White
Publisher: Lewis Kohnen, Bookseller (Aix-La-Chapelle and Cologne)
Printing Year: circa 1838

Condition/Details: Bound in half leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce collection of legends, history and folklore of the Rhine, including the Lore-Ley, the Hunch-back of Aix-la-Chapelle Cathedral, Swan-Tower, the Bride of Rheinstein, the Giant of Eppstein, etc. This title is part of "Baudry's European Library." The work is illustrated with 8 engravings "after original designs by painters of the Dusseldorf school." This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing and chipping to spine and edges. Hinges have been reinforced. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Volume lacks front flyleaf. Title page is stamped "reserved." Lightly age-toned pages with foxing show no other library markings. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 356 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5165

$80
Title: The Electric Journal
Publisher: The Electric Club/The Electric Journal, Pittsburgh, PA
Printing Year: 1904-1913
Number of Volumes: 6 volume set

Notes: 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 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 5166

$175
Title: A History of North American Birds
Authors: S. F. Baird, T. M. Brewer, and R. Ridgway
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Printing Year: 1874
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set First Edition

Notes: Bound in pebbled green cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique set is a scarce original edition of this seminal work on North American birds. This work is illustrated with 64 plates (showing the heads of birds in silhouette) and 593 woodcuts. This work also includes an extensive glossary of descriptive terms. Each volume has over 500 pages. Spencer Fullerton Baird (1823-1887) was head of the Smithsonian Institution and oversaw a period of incredible growth in its collections. His minute description of birds made the definition of local subspecies possible, and went far towards establishing the theory that separating barriers constitute a major factor in the differentiation of forms. Much of his work predated Darwin. His approach established the "Baird School" of ornithology carried on by Elliott Coues, Joel A. Allen, Robert Ridgway, John Cassin, and Thomas M. Brewer. These ex-library volumes show significant external age/wear, with bindings showing tearing and loss of material. Corners are bumped and frayed. The first volume lacks bottom half of spine cover, the third volume lacks entire spine cover. The first two volumes are solidly bound. Front hinge of third volume is cracked, with table of contents detached and laid in. This work has clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers; card pockets are visible on rear endpapers. The books measure approximately 8 1/2" x 10 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 5167

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allen Poe - Dated 1933 by Tudor Publishing Co. - illustrated by Harry Clarke
- Wodehouse on Golf by P. G. Wodehouse - Dated 1940 by Doubleday, Doran & Company - Stated First Edition. Front flyleaf and page opposite title page listing author's books have excised top outer corners. Top outer corner of title page shows toning.

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: $9.50
Lot 5168

$175
Title: The Works of John Dryden Illustrated with Notes, Historical, Critical, and Explanatory, and a Life of the Author by Sir Walter Scott, Bart.
Editor: George Saintsbury
Publisher: William Paterson & Co. (London)
Printing Year: 1882-1893
Number of Volumes: Complete 18 volume set

Notes: Rebound in brown cloth with marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of John Dryden (August 9, 1631 – May 12, 1700), an influential English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary circles as the Age of Dryden. The first volume is illustrated with frontispiece portrait of the author. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with marbled edges. Catalogue numbers appear in gilt at head of spines. Library bookplates appear on front endpapers; withdrawal stamp in small type can be seen on endpapers. Title pages bear pencil markings and name of library. The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $32.50
Lot 5169

$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: October 1955

Notes: This issue includes noteworthy content such as an extended 6 page centerfold feature, "Hal Adams Shoots Miss October Twice," as well as a pictorial feature on statuesque Swedish actress Anita Ekberg. 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 5170

$90
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material is made up of illustrated Japanese-language booklets, an "Illustrated Catalogue of Standard Books," a number of antique academic publications (Eastman College, Interstate Commercial College, etc.) and an 1892 Cornell University lab book ("Notes on Mechanical Laboratory" appears on initial blank page). In addition to handwritten notes, a number of graphs and tables have been pasted in. There is also a "Monthly Review of the YMCA of Leavenworth, Kansas" (1887). 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: $12.50
Lot 5171

$200
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1877. Harper’s Weekly (A Journal of Civilization) was an American political magazine based in New York City. Published by Harper and Brothers from 1857 until 1916, it featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects, and humor. During its most influential period it was the forum of the political cartoonist Thomas Nast, and also featured the work of some of the era’s most important illustrators: Winslow Homer, Granville Perkins and Livingston Hopkins. The issues included in this lot are originals and feature the following important articles and illustrations:

Illustrations: Extensively illustrated by Thomas Nast, A.B. Frost and many others; many full page engravings.
Article Content: Coverage includes General Custer's funeral, war preparations in Russia, a "Centennial Carriage Exhibit," as well as book reviews, fiction and humor.

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 5172

$80
Title: Vegetation and Scenery in the Metropolitan Reservations of Boston: A Forestry Report Written by Charles Eliot and Presented to the Metropolitan Park Commission, February 15, 1897, by Olmsted, Olmsted & Eliot, Landscape Architects
Author: Charles Eliot
Publisher: Lamson, Wolfe and Company (Boston)
Printing Year: 1898 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to front cover, this antique oblong volume is a scarce original edition of this the last report by Charles Eliot (November 1, 1859 – March 25, 1897), a leading American landscape architect, whose career was cut short by untimely death at age 38 from spinal meningitis. Eliot pioneered many of the fundamental principles of regional planning and laid the conceptual and political groundwork for land and historical conservancies across the world. In addition, he played a central role in shaping the Boston Metropolitan Park System, designed a number of public and private landscapes, and wrote prolifically on a host of topics.

At Frederick Law Olmsted's urgent invitation, Eliot, son of Charles William Eliot, president of Harvard University, joined the Olmstead firm in March 1893, and helped in the development of the Boston metropolitan parks as well as sustaining his pioneer vision: the acquisition of scenic regions for public use.

The work is illustrated with 154 captioned photographs, as well as six tinted lithographs. The three large fold-out topographical maps (of Blue Hills, Middlesex Fells and Blue Hills Reservations) are present and intact. This ex-library volume shows minor external age/wear, with fraying along bottom edges near outside corners. Small paper library label is visible at head of spine. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Title page and final page of text bear library stamp. Withdrawal stamp in small type can be seen on rear flyleaf. No other library markings are apparent. The book measures approximately 9" x 6 1/4" and contains 23 pages of text plus photographic plates. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5173

$60
This lot features a group of bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The compilations featured in this lot include the following issues of the BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE publication:

- edited by NA - Dated from July 1826 to June 1827, including issues 114 through 126
- edited by NA - Dated from January 1829 to December 1830, including issues 148 through 174
- edited by NA - Dated from January 1832 to December 1833, including issues 189 through 216
- edited by NA - Dated from July 1834 to June 1838, including issues 224 through 272
- edited by NA - Dated from July 1839 to December 1839 including issues 285 through 290

Blackwood's Magazine was a British magazine and miscellany printed between 1817 and 1980. Primarily a publication of literary works and literary criticism, 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.)

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: $32.50
Lot 5174

$110
Title: The American Wool Manufacture
Author: Arthur Harrison Cole
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Printing Year: 1926
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce scholarly economic-industrial history of the development of the U.S. wool industry from the colonial period, ca 1700 - early 20th century, with many detailed facts and figures: the colonial period (domestic production, wool supply, techniques, organization, trade); governmental policy; importations; small factory production from the late 18th century - 1830 (techniques of carding, spinning, weaving and finishing, expansion of domestic market, quality, capital, labor); the mature factory through 1870 (growth, market, diversity of production, broadcloth, worsteds, imports, labor condition, the Civil War); and industrial maturity from 1870 - 1920 (tariffs, imports, new techniques, labor conditions, specialization, large-scale operation and management). Contains an appendix with the Woolens Act of 1699; a list of factories 1800 - 1815, and a description of the production process an bibliography.

The work is illustrated with portraits, graphs, in-text illustrations and plates that offer views of machinery. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique bookplates appear on front endpapers. Title pages are stamped. Texts show no annotations or library markings. Stamps and card pockets can be seen at rear of volumes. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 5175

$70
Title: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Printing Year: 1905-1927
Number of Volumes: 20 volume set (includes 2 indices for the years 1867-1920 and 1867-1911)

Notes: Volumes for 1905 and 1907 bound in 1/2 leather; others in black cloth and all with gilt embossing. These antique technical volumes were published for the trade. The work is illustrated with fold-out maps, charts and graphs, as well as illustrations and photographs. The volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear; the 1905 (2) and 1907 volumes have lost front and/or back boards and have chipped spine covers. All others are solidly bound with only minor wear at the extremities. All text blocks are intact and have clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $39.50
Lot 5176

$90
Title: Matthias and His Impostures; or, the Progress of Fanaticism. Illustrated in the Extraordinary Case of Robert Matthews, and Some of His Forerunners and Disciples
Author: William L. Stone
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1835 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in purple cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this work by William Leete Stone (1792-1844). At the age of 17, he became a printer in the office of the Cooperstown "Federalist," and in 1813 he was editor of the Herkimer "American," with Thurlow Weed as his journeyman. Subsequently he edited the "Northern Whig" at Hudson, New York, and in 1817 the Albany "Daily Advertiser." In 1818 he succeeded Theodore Dwight in the editorship of the Hartford "Mirror." While at Hartford, Jonathan M. Wainwright (afterward bishop), Samuel G. Goodrich (Peter Parley), Isaac Toucey, and himself alternated in editing a literary magazine called "The Knights of the Round Table." He also edited while at Hudson "The Lounger," a literary periodical which was noted for its pleasantry and wit. In 1821 he succeeded Zachariah Lewis in the editorship of the New York "Commercial Advertiser," becoming at the same time one of its proprietors, which place he held until his death. Brown University gave him the degree of A. M. in 1825.

Stone always advocated in his columns the abolition of slavery by congressional action, and at the great anti-slavery convention at Baltimore in 1825 he originated and drew up the plan for slave emancipation which was recommended at that time to congress for adoption. In 1824 his sympathies were strongly enlisted in behalf of the Greeks in their struggles for independence, and, with Edward Everett and Dr. Samuel G. Howe, was among the first to draw the attention of the country to that people and awaken sympathy in their behalf. In 1825, with Thurlow Weed, he accompanied Lafayette on his tour through part of the United States. He was appointed by President Harrison minister to the Hague, but was recalled by Tyler. Soon after the Morgan tragedy, Stone, who was a Freemason, addressed a series of letters on "Masonry and Anti-Masonry" to John Quincy Adams, who in his retirement at Quincy had taken interest in the anti-Masonic movement. In these letters, which were afterward collected and published (New York, 1832), the author maintained that Masonry should be abandoned, chiefly because it had lost its usefulness. The writer also cleared away the mists of slander which had gathered around the name of De Witt Clinton, and by preserving strict impartiality he secured that credence which no ex-parte argument could obtain, however ingenious. In 1838 he originated and introduced a resolution in the New York historical society directing a memorial to be addressed to the New York legislature praying for the appointment of an historical mission to the governments of England and Holland for the recovery of such papers and documents as were essential to a correct understanding of the colonial history of the state. This was the origin of the collection known as the "New York Colonial Documents" made by John Romeyn Brodhead, who was sent abroad for that purpose by Governor William H. Seward in the spring of 1841. In 1840 he was defendant in a suit brought by J. Fenimore Cooper on account of reviews in the "Commercial Advertiser" of "Home as Found" and the "History of the Navy," which were decided to be libelous by the supreme court of the state of New York, to the dismay of many who thought that the liberty of the press in the matter of literary criticism was endangered by this judgment. He was the first superintendent of public schools in New York city, and while holding the office, in 1844, had a discussion with Archbishop Hughes in relation to the use of the Bible in the public schools. Although the influence of Colonel Stone (as he was familiarly called, from having held that rank on Governor Clinton's staff) extended throughout the country, it was felt more particularly in New York city. He interested himself in religious enterprises and benevolent associations, especially the Institution for the deaf and dumb and the Society for the reformation of juvenile delinquents. (Biography courtesy of famousamericans.net).

Robert Matthews (1778–1841) was a United States religious impostor whose aliases included Robert Matthias, Jesus Matthias, Matthias the Prophet, and Joshua the Jewish Minister. He is remembered today chiefly for his brief encounter with Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. Matthews began his career in New York City, where he succeeded in convincing three wealthy merchants named Mills, Folger, and Elijah Pierson to give him a great deal of money and the deeds to two houses, in exchange for "promised abundance in the kingdom of heaven." Folger went bankrupt and in 1835 had Matthews arrested and briefly incarcerated for obtaining money under false pretenses. Matthews, along with his servant Isabella (later known as Sojourner Truth), was accused of murdering Pierson, but was acquitted.

Upon his release from prison later in 1835, Matthews traveled through Ohio, and on November 9 of that year he paid a visit to Joseph Smith under the pseudonym "Joshua the Jewish Minister." The two discussed resurrection and reincarnation. Matthews claimed to be both God and the reincarnation of the apostle Matthias; he also said he was a literal descendant of Matthias, and that transmigration of the soul typically went from father to son. False rumors circulated that Matthews had joined the Mormons, but in fact his meeting with Smith ended with the two prophets denouncing each other as Satanic.

This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show occasional foxing. A small paper label is visible on spine. A library bookplate appears on front endpaper; name of library is stamped on rear endpaper. Title page is stamped "reserved" (in small type). Copyright bears a stamp that reads "Gift of George Nathan Newman" The book measures approximately 4 1/4" x 6 1/2" and contains 347 pages plus 12 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5177

$14
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Cincinnati: A Guide to the Queen City and Its Neighbors by Workers of the Writers' Program of the Works Projects Administration in the State of Ohio - Dated 1943 by Wiesen-Hart Press (Cincinnati) - Statement "First Printed in May 1943" appears on copyright page with no later printing indicated. This title appears as one in the "American Guide Series." Frontispiece map is intact, with transparent tap across middle portion. This is a rebound ex-library volume with the customary markings.
- Lincoln City Guide by Federal Writers' Project Works Progress Administration State of Nebraska - Dated 1937 by Woodruff Printing Co. (Lincoln, Nebraska) - Original softcover edition bound in stiff library wrappers. This title appears as one in the "American Guide Series." Intact, well-preserved folding map in pocket at rear of volume. This is an ex-library volume with library markings on library binding, only marking on original publication is a library stamp on title page

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 5178

$750
Title: Southern Historical Society Papers
Editors: Rev. J. William Jones & R. A. Brock
Publisher: Southern Historical Society
Printing Years: 1876 - 1909
Number of Volumes: 37 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with (bright) gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of the papers of The Southern Historical Society, a public organization founded by Confederate Major General Dabney H. Maury in 1868-1869 and documented Southern military and civilian viewpoints from the American Civil War until now. The Southern Historical Society Papers comprised 52 volumes of articles written by Southern soldiers, officers, politicians, and civilians. This collection represents a continuous run from Volume I to Volume XXXVII. These ex-library volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear, with chipping and edgewear visible in some instances. Library markings can be seen on spines, endpapers and title pages. Most volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages without annotations or markings. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $39.50
Lot 5179

$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: November 1955

Notes: This issue includes noteworthy content such as profiles on comedian Jonathan Winters and actress Gina Lollobrigida. 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 5180

$175
This lot includes the group of antique photographs shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of photos from the Philippines, including several of the Taal volcano on the island of Luzon (presumably from one the more devastating eruptions that occurred in 1911). Pictures offer images of enormous clouds of smoke rising into air, gruesome graphic depictions of victims, as well as street scenes in large city (presumably Manila), villages and rural areas. A number of photos also show local and American troops, together with a portrait of an officer. A number of these photos show light soiling and marginal tears. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 5181

$200
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1878. 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 outstanding illustrations, both full page and under, by Nast, Frost, Roberts and others.
Article Content: Among others are articles on The Smithsonian, The Art of Prolonging Life, "Homicide as a Public Amusement," and a profile of the great English caricaturist George Cruikshank, famous for his interpretations of Dickens characters.

Condition: This volume is securely bound in 1/2 leather binding with marbled paper-covered boards that show age/wear concentrated at the extremities. The text block binding is tight, the pages are clean and bright with light scattered foxing. The volume bears library indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling. This collection of issues is not collated, but appears complete. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 5182

$70
Title: Ice-Pack and Tundra: An Account of the Search for the Jeannette and a Sledge Journey through Siberia
Author: William H. Gilder
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1883 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering and pictorial designs, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of the account of William H. Gilder, correspondent of the "New York Herald," of his experiences on board the USS Rodgers during the Jeanette Relief Expedition. The Jeanette expedition to the North Pole, led by Lieutenant George Washington DeLong, ended in disaster with only two of 33 members surviving. The USS Rodgers too was lost, however a sledge journey carried Gilder and the others across Siberia and eventually to America. Discussed is the discovery of DeLong's journals and body by his companion George Melville.

The work contains 48 illustrations and 3 well-preserved maps (including a large fold-out map, colored in outline). One of the full-page engravings is detached and laid in. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with small circular library stamp visible on spine. The front hinge of volume is cracked. Antique library bookplates appear on endpapers. Withdrawal stamp in small type can be seen on rear flyleaf. No other library markings are visible. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 344 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5183

$55
This lot features a group of bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The compilations featured in this lot include the following issues of the BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE publication:

- edited by NA - Dated from January 1840 to June 1840, including issues 291 through 296
- edited by NA - Dated from January 1841 to June 1842, including issues 303 through 320
- edited by NA - Dated from January 1843 to June 1843, including issues 327 through 332
- edited by NA - Dated from January 1844 to December 1849, including issues 339 through 410
- edited by NA - Dated from January 1851 to December 1852, including issues 423 through 446

Blackwood's Magazine was a British magazine and miscellany printed between 1817 and 1980. Primarily a publication of literary works and literary criticism, 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.)

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: $32.50
Lot 5184

$20
Title: The Expropriation of Foreign-Owned Property in Mexico
Author: Wendell C. Gordon
Publisher: American Council on Public Affairs (Washington, D. C.)
Printing Year: 1941

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce case study of the expropriation of property in its international aspect and with regard to its legality under international law within the context of the domestic economic, social and legal conditions existing in Mexico in the aftermath of that country's revolution. The work contains numerous statistical tables. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Library bookplate appears on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Title page bears stamp. Text has no annotations. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 201 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5185

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- A History of the State of Delaware by Francis Vincent - Dated 1870 by John Campbell (Philadelphia) - 1/2 leather binding with raised bands and marbled boards
- City of Boston Report of the Joint Standing Committee on Ordinances of the Nomenclature of Streets - Dated 1879 - Document 119
- The Plymouth County Directory - Dated 1867 by Stillman B. Pratt & Co. (Middelboro, MA) - Binding split, front board detached
- The History and Map of Danby, Vermont by J.C. Williams - Dated 1869 by McLean and Robbins (Rutland, VT) - chipping to spine
- The History of St. John's Church, Elizabeth Town, New Jersey by Samuel A. Clark - Dated 1857 by J. B. Lippincott and Co.

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: $9.50
Lot 5186

$200
Title: On Secret Patrol in High Asia
Author: L. V. S. Blacker
Publisher: John Murray (London)
Printing Year: 1922 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with embossed lettering to spine and gilt crest of the Queen's Own Corps of Guides on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce history of how Captain Blacker of the elite Corps of Guides with his handful of Pathan and Punjabi soldiers covered 10,000 miles on foot and horseback between 1914 and 1920 guarding the outer frontiers of India. The work is illustrated with photographic plates and maps (including two intact folding maps in rear pocket). This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with sunning and creasing to spine, bumped corners and fraying along gutters. Small library label is visible on spine. Front hinge is cracked. Library bookplate appears on front endpaper; library card attached at rear of volume. Title page bears library stamp to its lower half. Lightly age-toned pages show very scattered mild spotting and occasional pencil markings. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 302 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5187

$35
Title: Friends of My Life as an Indian
Author: James Willard Schultz
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 1923 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with brown lettering and pictorial designs, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this work by James Willard Schultz. Schultz, or Apikuni (1859-1947), was a noted author, explorer, and historian of the Blackfoot Indians (he was given the name "Apikuni" by the Blackfoot). The work is illustrated with 15 photographs. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear. Hinges are cracked. Library spine labels are visible. Library bookplate appears on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Title page is stamped. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 299 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5188

$250
Title: The Kilima-Njaro Expedition: A Record of Scientific Exploration in Eastern Equatorial Africa and a General Description of the Natural History, Languages and Commerce of the Kilima-Njaro District
Author: H. H. Johnston
Publisher: Kegan, Paul, Trench and Co. (London)
Printing Year: 1886 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial front cover that shows Mount Kilimanjaro, this antique volume is a scarce account of the 1884 expedition of the Royal Geographic Society and the British Association lead by Sir Henry "Harry" Hamilton Johnston, GCMG, KCB (June 12, 1858 - August 31, 1927). Johnston was a British explorer, botanist and colonial administrator, and one of the key players in the "Scramble for Africa" that occurred at the end of the 19th century. His treaties with local chiefs of tribes lead to the founding of the British East Africa Protectorate and he later became consul general of Uganda Protectorate, was a friend of Stanley and other explorers of Africa. This work includes much on the native peoples and the languages spoken in the areas visited, anthropology, and natural history.

The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Johnston, over 80 illustrations by the author and six maps (two of which are color fold-out maps). This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with cracking to gutters and along spine cover. Front hinge is weak, rear hinge has been repaired and reinforced with archival tape. Title page has two library stamps. Text block is intact and free of library markings and annotations. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Book has been preserved in paper wrapper. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9" and contains 572 pages plus 34 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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