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Lot 5189

$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: December 1955

Notes: This issue includes noteworthy content such as fiction by Ray Bradbury as well as a pictorial feature on "Burlesque in Tokyo." 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 5190

$90
Title: The Colonial Records of North Carolina
Editor: William L. Saunders
Publisher: P. M. Hales, Printer to the State / Josephus Daniels, Printer to the State (Raleigh)
Printing Year: 1886 - 1890
Number of Volumes: 10 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped dark green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of documents pertaining to the history of North Carolina, and to other areas in colonial America, prior to independence and statehood. These are the initial 10 volumes of the series, all edited by Secretary of State William L. Saunders, containing documents from 1662 to 1776. These ex-library volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear, with a number of volumes showing cracked and/or splitting hinges. Volume VI is disbound. Chipping at heads of spines is visible on a number of volumes. Antique library labels can be seen at foot of spine. Antique library labels appear on front endpapers, and withdrawal stamps in small type on rear endpapers. Library markings are also apparent on title pages. The books measure approximately 8 1/4" x 11 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $32.50
Lot 5191

$175
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1879. 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 full page and 2-page spread illustrations by Thomas Nast, R.C. Woodville, and others
Article Content: Articles include those on the Afghan War, the Indian Bureau, and a testimonial given to Thomas Nast by the Army and Navy of the United States. Also, various fiction, poetry and humor are in evidence.

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 5192

$60
Title: A History of the People of the United States, from the Revolution to the Civil War
Author: John Bach McMaster
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1897 - 1914
Number of Volumes: Complete 8 volume set

Notes: Bound in pebbled black cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce history of the United States by American historian John Bach McMaster (1852 - 1932). This work is considered a valuable supplement to the more purely political writings of James Schouler, Von Holst and Henry Adams. The work is illustrated with (fold-out color) maps. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear. Antique library labels are visible on spines. Some hinges are cracked. Lightly age-toned pages of text show no annotations. Antique bookplates and labels appear on endpapers. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 5193

$35
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 1853 to December 1860, and January 1866 to December 1868, including issues 447 through 542 and issues 603 through 638.

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: $20.50
Lot 5194

$24
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- World's Fair, Jamaica at Chicago: An Account Descriptive of the Colony of Jamaica with Historical and Other Appendices by Lt. Col. C. J. Ward - Dated 1893 by Wm. J. Pell, Printer - blue cloth binding shows staining
- National Academy of Design: Catalogue of the Thirty-Seventh Annual Exhibition - Dated 1862 by Sackett & Cobb, Steam Book and Job Printers - wrappers
- Annual Report of the Memorial Hospital for Women and Children, the Memorial Training School for Nurses and the Memorial Dispensary - Dated 1895 by Eagle Press - wrappers
- Greater America - Dated 1898 by F. Tennyson Neely, Publisher - a collection of full-page photographs offering images of the Spanish-American War

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 5195

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Historical Writings of Orsamus H. Marshall - Dated 1887 by Joel Munsell's Sons (Albany, NY) - Frontispiece engraving of Marshall
- The Life and Letters of Washington Irving by Pierre M. Irving - Dated 1863 by G.P. Putnam - Volume III
- The Complete Works of Henry George - Dated 1911 by Doubleday, Page & Company - Volumes 8, 9 and 10

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: $10.50
Lot 5196

$35
Title: The Isle of Wight: Its History, Topography, and Antiquities. With Notes upon Its Principal Seats, Churches, Manorial Houses, Legendary and Poetical Associations, Geology, and Picturesque Localities. Especially Adapted to the Wants of the Tourist and Excursionist.
Author: W. H. Davenport Adams
Publisher: T. Nelson and Sons (London)
Printing Year: 1882

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce early study of the Isle of Wight by William Henry Davenport Adams (1828–1891), an English writer and journalist of the 19th century, notable for a number of his publications. He began a life of unceasing literary toil by editing a provincial newspaper in the Isle of Wight. The work is illustrated with detailed double-page maps. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with tearing along gutters and chipping to the head of spine. Front hinge is cracked. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; library bar code and card pocket are attached to rear endpaper. Title page bears partial library stamps. Edges are also stamped. Lightly age-toned pages are without library markings. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" and contains 323 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5197

$40
Title: Lake Placid Club Handbook
Publisher: Uncredited
Printing Year: 1901

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth-backed paper-covered boards with gilt lettering to spine and white lettering to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce original publication of the Lake Placid Club of Morningside, New York. This is a detailed account of the structure and activities of this Adirondack Lodge on Moose Island, including its membership, distinctive features, club specialties, floor plans and prices, amusements and environment. The work is illustrated with in-text and full-page photographs, as well as a number of floor plans and maps. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with tearing along front gutter and foot of spine. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. Antique library bookplates appear on endpapers. Withdrawal stamp in small type can be seen on rear flyleaf. Title page is stamped and has light pencil markings. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 224 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5198

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

- Ithaca by Henry Edward Abt - Dated 1926 by Ross W. Kellogg (Ithaca, New York) - binding split at front hinge
- The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Including an Autobiographical Chapter by Francis Darwin - Dated 1896 by D. Appleton and Company - 2 volumes in half-leather binding with marbled boards. Illustrated with tissue-guarded plates
- The Universal Traveller by Charles A. Goodrich - Dated 1839 by Luther James - Full-leather binding with detached front cover and cracked rear hinge. Illustrated with engraved plates.
- The History of the Discovery and Settlement of America by William Robertson - Dated 1839 by Harper & Brothers - Front board is detached. Rear hinge is cracked.

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 5199

$90
These vintage Playboy magazines are 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 lot and save on shipping. This particular lot features the following original, complete issues:

Number of Issues: 2
Issue Date Range: January 1956 through February 1956

Notes: These magazines were very well cared-for and are in impressive, intact condition with only very light age/wear indications. All covers are securely attached by the original staple binding and all centerfolds are present and likewise, intact and securely attached. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5200

$250
Title: Nez Perce Joseph: An Account of His Ancestors, His Lands, His Confederates, His Enemies, His Murders, His War, His Pursuit and Capture
Author: O. O. Howard
Publisher: Lee and Shepard Publishers (Boston)
Printing Year: 1881 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in half leather with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce biography of Chief Joseph (March 3, 1840 – September 21, 1904). Joseph was the chief of the Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa) band of Nez Perce during General Oliver O. Howard's attempt to forcibly remove his band and the other "non-treaty" Nez Perce to a reservation in Idaho. Oliver Otis Howard (November 8, 1830 – October 26, 1909) was a career United States Army officer and a Union General in the American Civil War. After the war, he commanded troops in the West, conducting a famous campaign against the Nez Perce tribe. He was instrumental in the founding of Howard University.

The work is illustrated with facing frontispiece portraits of both men and two maps, including a fold-out map illustrating Howard's campaign. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with taping to spine and fraying of corners and edges. Hinges are cracked but repaired. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Title page bears unobtrusive library stamp. Lightly age-toned pages have no library markings or annotations. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8" and contains 274 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5201

$175
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1880. Harper’s Weekly (A Journal of Civilization) was an American political magazine based in New York City. Published by Harper and Brothers from 1857 until 1916, it featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects, and humor. During its most influential period it was the forum of the political cartoonist Thomas Nast, and also featured the work of some of the era’s most important illustrators: Winslow Homer, Granville Perkins and Livingston Hopkins. The issues included in this lot are originals and feature the following important articles and illustrations:

Illustrations: Extensively illustrated with large engravings by Nast, E.A. Abbey and many others.
Article Content: Articles include those on Edison's Electric Light, a report on General Grant's world tour, a profile of Frank Leslie, as well as travel, fiction and humor pieces.

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 5202

$80
Title: The Southern Rebellion: Being a History of the United States from the Commencement of President Buchanan's Administration through the War for the Suppression of the Rebellion. Containing a Record of Political Events, Military Movements, Campaigns, Expeditions, Battles, Skirmishes, Etc. Prepared from Official Documents and Other Authentic Sources
Author: W. A. Craft
Publisher: Samuel Walker & Co. (Boston)
Printing Year: 1867 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in half leather with raised bands and gilt lettering, this antique set is a scarce original edition of this history of the American Civil War. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits of President Lincoln and General Grant, as well as numerous other engraved plates and a double-page color map of the United States at the rear of Volume I. These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with detached or detaching boards. Antique library bookplates appear on endpapers. Lightly age-toned pages with marbled edges show no library markings. The books measure approximately 9 1/2" x 11 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 5203

$40
This lot includes the group of artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. This lot includes two original vintage movie posters. Included are "Jungle Heat" from 1957, starring Lex Barker, measuring 28" x 22", and "The Treasure of Pancho Villa" starring Rory Calhoun and Shelley Winters, and measuring 14" x 36". They are both printed in full-color modern lithograph. 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 5204

$30
Title: Methods of Harmony, Figured Base, and Composition, Adapted for Self-Instruction
Author: John George Albrechtsberger
Publisher: R. Cocks & Co. (London)
Printing Year: 1834
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in library binding with gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce work on musical composition by Austrian musician Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (February 3, 1736 – March 7, 1809). This English edition conflates the last German edition, augmented by the Chevalier Von Seyfried, with the Paris edition which is translated by Arnold Merrick for this first English appearance.

Albrechtsberger originally studied music at Melk Abbey and philosophy at a Benedictine seminary in Vienna and became one of the most learned and skillful contrapuntists of his age. After being employed as organist at Raab in 1755 and Maria Taferl in 1757, he was appointed Thurnermeister back at Melk Abbey. In 1772 he was appointed organist to the court of Vienna, and in 1792 Kapellmeister of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

His fame as a theorist attracted to him in the Austrian capital a large number of pupils, some of whom afterwards became eminent musicians. Among these were Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Ignaz Moscheles, Josef Weigl (1766-1846), Ludwig-Wilhelm Tepper de Ferguson (1768-after 1824), and Ludwig van Beethoven. Beethoven had arrived in Vienna in 1792 to study with Haydn but quickly became infuriated when his work was not being given attention or corrected. Haydn recommended his friend Albrechtsberger, with whom Beethoven then studied harmony and counterpoint. On completion of his studies, the young student noted, "Patience, diligence, persistence, and sincerity will lead to success," which reflects upon Albrechtsberger's own compositional philosophies. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show occasional light foxing and library markings. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5205

$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 1861 to June 1865, including issues 543 through 596. These volumes correspond to the years in which the American Civil War was waged.

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 pf 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 5206

$40
Title: The Gordon Garland: A Round of Devotions by His Followers
Editor: Arnold Gingrich
Publisher: Theodore Gordon Flyfishers
Printing Year: 1965 Limited Edition in Slipcase

Condition/Details: Bound in gilt-stamped leather-backed light blue paper boards with embossed letters TG to front cover, this volume is a scarce limited edition of this work commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Theodore Gordon (1854 - 1915), a writer who fished the Catskill region of New York State in the late 1800s through the early 1900s. He wrote articles for the Fishing Gazette from 1890 on and published works in Forest and Stream from 1903. Though he never published a book, he is often called the father of the American school of dry-fly fishing after he imported English fly-fishing tackle and flies and began to alter the English flies to precisely match the insects hatching in the Neversink, Beaverkill and Willowemoc rivers.

This is copy number 904 of 1500. This work includes an introduction by the editor and contributions by Haig-Brown, Schwiebert, Gingrich, Fox, Lamb, Wulff, Brooks, and many others. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait from photograph of Gordon and pictorial endpapers from sketch. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Slipcase is well preserved. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 248 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5207

$40
Title: Andrees Handatlas: Ausgewahlte, vollig neu bearbeitete Ausgabe in einem Bande
Editor: Konrad Frenzel
Publisher: Verlag von Velhagen & Klasing (Bielefeld & Leipzig)
Printing Year: 1937

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with gilt embossing, this elephant folio volume is a scarce German-language atlas showing Germany and the world from the perspective of the Third Reich. The work is illustrated with many color maps. The volume shows significant external age/wear, with splitting along gutters. Binding is shaken, with loose initial pages. Pages are clean and without markings. The book measures approximately 12 1/2" x 18" and contains 123 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 5208

$50
Title: The Hutchinson Papers
Editors: William H. Whitmore & William S. Appleton
Publisher: Prince Society
Printing Year: 1865 Signed Limited Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce collection of original papers relating to the history of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay. This is copy number 111 of 150 copies on small paper. The signature of William H. Whitmore appears underneath limitation statement at the bottom of copyright page. These ex-library volumes show significant external age/wear, with heavily chipped spine covers and edgewear. Both volumes are encased in paper covers with library spine labels. Hinges are weak. Preliminary and title pages of first volume are detached and laid in. Antique bookplates appear on front endpapers; card pockets are attached to rear endpapers. Title pages bear faint library stamp and pencil markings. Lightly age-toned pages show no markings. The books measure approximately 7" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 5209

$90
These vintage Playboy magazines are 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 lot and save on shipping. This particular lot features the following original, complete issues:

Number of Issues: 3
Issue Date Range: March 1956 through May 1956

Notes: These magazines were very well cared-for and are in impressive, intact condition with only very light age/wear indications. All covers are securely attached by the original staple binding and all centerfolds are present and likewise, intact and securely attached. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5210

$110
Title: U.S. Infantry Tactics, for the Instruction, Exercise, and Manoeuvres of the United States Infantry, Including Infantry of the Line, Light Infantry, and Riflemen
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co.
Printing Year: 1861 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce work of military tactics prepared by the United States War Department. The work is illustrated with an intact fold-out frontispiece diagram showing the "formation of a regiment (ten companies) in line of battle, showing the positions of the Officers, etc.", a number of plates and several additional fold-outs, all printed on very thin paper. This well-preserved volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. This volume is misbound, with text appearing upside down. The book measures approximately 4" x 5 1/2" and contains 450 pages plus six pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5211

$120
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1881. 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 large-scale illustrations are present by Thomas Nast, A.B. Frost, H. Stull and others.
Article Content: Articles include those on national and international copyright, the Inauguration of President Garfield, a piece on beekeeping, as well as natural disasters, politics 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 5212

$45
Title: Report on the Art of War in Europe in 1854, 1855, and 1856
Author: Colonel R. Delafield
Publisher: George W. Bowman
Printing Year: 1861

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth, this antique volume is a scarce report to the Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis, on the art of war in Europe (especially the defense by the Russians of Sebastopol), made just prior to the Civil War, which led Richard Delafield, Superintendent of West Point, to state "I am more impressed than ever with our comparative want of preparation and military knowledge in the country." This work was much valued for its combination of scientific precision and artistic rendering.

The work is illustrated with chromolithograph title page, numerous text illustrations, 57 maps, plates and diagrams (mostly large folding) and 15 lithographed views (some folding). This ex-library volume shows significant external age/wear. The volume lacks spine and front board is detached. Text shows foxing. Plates and maps are clean and bright (a small number of the maps show small tears at folds). Customary library markings appear on endpapers, title page and final page of text. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 11 3/4" and contains 277 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5213

$30
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 1869, to December 1870, including issues 639 through 662
- edited by NA - Dated from January 1886, to June 1889, including issues 843 through 884
- edited by NA - Dated from January 1890, to December 1891, including issues 891 through 914
- edited by NA - Dated from July 1892, to December 1892, including issues 921 through 926
- edited by NA - Dated from July 1893, to December 1895, including issues 933 through 962

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 5214

$50
Title: Oraham's Dictionary of the Stabalized and Enriched Assyrian Language and English
Author: Alexander Joseph Oraham
Publisher: Consolidated Press (Assyrian Press of America, Chicago)
Printing Year: 1943 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped black cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce original edition of this dictionary that remains the standard Assyrian-English dictionary. "This dictionary is the product of twenty six years (1917 - 1943) of assiduous labor by the author, who sincerely hopes that it will be helpful in invigorating the language of his forefathers which dates back to about twenty centuries before Christ. It contains approximately 21,000 words; of which a great percentage have not been in use for a century or more. Since their revival is necessary to serve as a tonie for the subsistence of the language, every effort is being made by this writer to have those that use the language to consider the revived words as a part of their everyday's language and use them freely. So that they many find their proper place in the vernacular once more and become the important part of the speech that they once were, when this object is attained the Assyriac will favorably compare with any of the modern languages in fullness. Now, the state of the Assyrian Language is that of a dialect and, rapidly approaching the inevitable fate of weak nations and languages which in this age means total extinction, as there does not seem to be room for such nations and languages in this era of might being right as practiced by the strong. Now that this dictionary -- which is the first of this magnitude ever printed in Assyriac -- is ready to present itself to the curious eye of the scholars the world over, and the people of my own race in particular, the outlook at this writing is not unfavorable to it being the last as well; unless a miracle takes place."

This work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with paper library label attached to the bottom of front cover. The book is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Pictorial library bookplate appears on front endpaper; withdrawal stamp can be seen on rear flyleaf. Text is without library markings or annotations. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 576 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5215

$60
Title: The Society of Naval Architects and Engineers - Transactions
Publisher: The Society of Naval Architects and Engineers
Printing Year: 1928-1951 (2 volumes from 1945)
Number of Volumes:22 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing, this vintage set concerns scientific and technical issues of the trade. The work is well-illustrated with photography, charts, diagrams and technical drawings, many of which are fold-outs. This is a very nice set which looks amazingly new. The volumes show very mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 8 1/2" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $58.50
Lot 5216

$40
This lot includes the antique newspaper shown in the corresponding image. This is the third edition of "Frank Leslie's War Maps, and Companion to the Newspaper."

The front page of this newspaper contains three maps: a map of Fernandina, Florida, captured by the U.S. troops, March 4, 1862, and the surrounding country; order of battle in the capture of Port Royal; and a plan of Fort Walker, Port Royal. A double-page map of the Southern and Border states (measuring approximately 34" x 23") makes up pages 4 and 5. Coastal maps of the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi are to be found on pages 2 and 3. A map of "the seat of the war on the Potomac" appears on page 7, and a map of Pamlico & Albemarle Sounds can be seen on page 6. This issue has a total of eight pages. This remarkably well-preserved issue has small tears and folds along folds and edges that do not affect maps. All maps are quite legible. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 5217

$35
Title: Commentaries on American Law
Author / Editor: James Kent / O. W. Holmes, Jr.
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Printing Year: 1873
Number of Volumes: 2 volume set

Notes: Rebound in half cloth with marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce edition of the two first volumes of this work by James Kent (July 31, 1763 – December 12, 1847), an American jurist and legal scholar. He has been long remembered for his "Commentaries on American Law" (four volumes, published 1826-1830), highly respected in England and America. The Commentaries treated both state, federal and international law, and the law of personal rights and of property, and went through six editions in Kent's lifetime. This twelfth edition was edited by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and contains a preface by him.

These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with the second volume showing cracked hinges. Library spine labels are visible. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers; card pockets are attached to rear endpapers. Name of library is stamped on title page and interior. The books measure approximately 6" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5218

$1050
Title: Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge. Volume I
Publisher: R. Aitken & Son (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1789 Second Edition Corrected

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards, this antique volume is a extremely rare edition of the first volume of the first learned society in the American colonies. The American Philosophical Society was founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743, when he issued a broadsheet "Proposal for Promoting Useful Knowledge among the British Plantations in America" (Miller 325). In the proposal, Franklin commented "The first Drudgery of Settling new Colonies, which confines the Attention of the People to mere Necessities, is now pretty well over; and there are many in every Province in Circumstances that set them at Ease, and afford Leisure to cultivate the finer Arts, and improve the common Stock of Knowledge. To such of these who are Men of speculation, many Observations occur, which if well-examined, pursued and improved, might produce Discoveries to the Advantage of some or all of the British Plantations, or to the Benefit of mankind in general." The American Philosophical Society did much to spread Franklin's reputation and influence. The first three volumes are replete with contributions by him, including articles and letters on subjects as diverse as smoky chimneys, new stoves, the formation of the earth, papermaking, and theories of heat and light.

Many of Franklin's articles, which were later issued as separate pamphlets, saw their first appearance in these pages. the Transactions ranged freely through a myriad of subjects including astronomy, botany, agriculture, geology, geography, medicine, navigation, mathematics, chemistry, physics, mechanical arts, distillation and brewing, mining, zoology, anthropology, and linguistics. Among the most frequent contributors of Franklin's contemporaries were David Rittenhouse, Benjamin Rush, William Barton, and Jeremy Belknap. Several important maps were printed in the Transactions as well.

The work is illustrated with 7 plates, 6 of which are fold-out diagrams or maps. This ex-library volume shows significant external age/wear. The book lacks 2/3 of spine cover and its boards are detached. Front flyleaf, preliminary pages, title page and initial pages (to page viii) are nearly detached from text block. Mildly age-toned pages with marbled edges show staining along margins (not affecting either text or plates). Intact plates are well preserved. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; antique card pocket is attached to inside of rear board. Title page shows pencil markings and two stamps in small print at top of page. Very discreet withdrawal stamp appears on reverse of title page. No other annotations or markings appear in text. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 10 1/4" and contains 407 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5219

$90
These vintage Playboy magazines are 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 lot and save on shipping. This particular lot features the following original, complete issues:

Number of Issues: 3
Issue Date Range: June 1956 through August 1956

Notes: These magazines were very well cared-for and are in impressive, intact condition with only very light age/wear indications. All covers are securely attached by the original staple binding and all centerfolds are present and likewise, intact and securely attached. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5220

$50
Title: Ain Shems Excavations (Palestine) 1928 - 1929 - 1930 - 1931 Part I / Part II
Author: Elihu Grant
Publisher: Haverford
Printing Year: 1931 /1932

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce work on Palestinian archaeology, a collection of reports on the first four Haverford College expeditions together with a historical chapter by Professor Irving F. Wood. Both parts one and two are bound in one volume. The purpose of the second part is to provide more precise information on the objects found at old Beth Shemesh by the Haverford Archaeological Expedition. These publications represent numbers 3 and 4 of the "Biblical and Kindred Studies" published by Haverford College.

The work is illustrated with maps and photographic plates. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Library bookplate appears on front endpaper. Discrete library stamps are visible on title page. Library markings and attachments can also be seen on rear endpaper. The book measures approximately 10" x 13" and contains 84 / 90 pages plus plates. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 5221

$200
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1882. 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 Nast, John W. Alexander, W. A. Rogers and others.
Article Content: Articles in these two volumes include those on U.S. Foreign policy, the "Soldiers Pension Bill" before Congress, a feature on Daniel Webster, the Hudson River Valley, as well as politics, humor and fiction.

Condition: These volumes are 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 5222

$400
Title: Biblia, Das ist: Die ganze heilige Schrift, Altes und neues Testament, verdeutscht von Doctor Martin Luther
Publisher: In Verlegung Johann Andrea Endters Seel. Sohne (Nuremberg)
Printing Year: 1700
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in full leather with raised bands, this antique set is a scarce German-language Bible in the translation of Martin Luther. The appearance of Martin Luther's German translation of the Bible, a landmark in European literary history, was one of the most significant events of the Reformation. A classic of "Neuhochdeutsch," the translation of the Old Testament was based on an early printed Hebrew edition, with some reliance on rabbinic interpretation.
This is the so-called "Kurfürstenbibel" because some of the engravings show various electors from the 16th and 17th centuries. This Bible was published with added in-text explanations of Luther's original translation, so the common man could understand it without ever having studied the Bible. The text is printed in double column. Title is printed in red and black with vignette. The work is illustrated with a number of engraved biblical scenes by artists such as Paravicing Sandrart, Heckenmauer, etc. , as well as plans of the city Jerusalem, portraits of the prophets, and floor plans of Noah's Ark. This second volume also contains the rare double-page engraving in rear showing a gathering of German princes before Charles V during the Augsburg Confession 1530. Persons and part of the architecture in hall are indicated on the actual plate with small numbers [1 - 47], opposite page lists each number with name and title of person depicted and explanations of parts of the architecture. The volumes show external age/wear. Hinges are cracked. Age-toned pages. Half-title page is detached. There are numerous contemporary and later inscriptions on pastedowns. The books measure approximately 12" x 17". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 5223

$200
Title: Proceedings of The Massachusetts Historical Society
Publisher: The Massachusetts Historical Society
Printing Year: 1791-1883
Number of Volumes: 20 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 facsimiles of correspondence, 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 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $36.50
Lot 5224

$150
Title: The Works of Francis Parkman
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Printing Year: 1902
Number of Volumes: Complete 20 Volume Limited Edition set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with paper spine labels, this antique set is a scarce La Salle edition of the works of Francis Parkman (September 16, 1823 – November 8, 1893), an American historian, best known as author of "The Oregon Trail," "Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life," and his monumental seven volume "France and England in North America." These works are still valued as history and especially as literature, although the biases of his work have met with criticism. He was also a leading horticulturist, briefly a Professor of Horticulture at Harvard University and the first leader of the Arnold Arboretum, and author of several books on the topic. This is copy 115 of 500. Final volume is Charles Haight Farnham's biography "Life of Francis Parkman."

This handsome edition is illustrated with tissue-guarded (color) plates and maps. The volumes show very mild external age/wear. The books are solidly bound (first two volumes have detached frontispiece plates; front hinge of final volume is cracked) with bright, clean pages with gilt top edges. Small withdrawal stamp appears on rear endpaper of each volume. No other markings are visible. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 5225

$10
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
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