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Lot 5226

$1300
Title: Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge. Volume II
Publisher: R. Aitken & Son (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1786

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a extremely rare original edition of the second 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 5 fold-out plates, the last of which is a map containing a chart of the Gulf Stream. (Franklin had sponsored the initial publication of this important chart in 1769 or 1770, to help improve the time of mail ships sailing between Great Britain and the colonies.) This ex-library volume lacks both its boards and spine shows heavy chipping, with loss of cover to entire lower portion. Bottom three-quarter inch of front flyleaf has been folded, with tearing apparent at ends of fold. Text block is intact. Mildly age-toned pages with marbled edges show staining along margins and occasional small tears to edges (not affecting either text or plates). Intact plates are well preserved. 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 and on blank page at rear of volume. No other annotations or markings appear in text. The book measures approximately 8 1/4" x 10" and contains 397 pages plus 10 pages listing donations. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5227

$28
This lot features a group of individual trade magazines, The Electric Journal. The group featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: The Electric Journal
Editor: NA
Issue Date Range: December 1929 through March 1931
Issue Number Range: Volume 26, Number 12 through Volume 28, Number 3

Notes: These rather large-format magazines were published for the trade and feature many black and white photographs, diagrams and illustrations. Also included are many interesting advertisements of the period. These volumes measure approx. 9" x 12". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 5228

$70
Title: Maine Pioneer Settlements
Author: Herbert Milton Sylvester
Publisher: W. B. Clarke Co. (Boston)
Printing Year: 1909 Author's De Luxe Limited Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 5 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with paper spine labels, this antique set is a scarce collection of pioneer history relating to localities in the State of Maine. This is one of 1,000 copies. Volumes have the following titles: Old Cascoe, St. Castin, Olde Pemaquid, Old York, Sokoki Trail. The work is illustrated with in-text and full-page drawings. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear. Library labels are visible on spines. Antique bookplates appear on front endpapers; card pockets are attached to rear endpapers. Title pages are stamped. The books measure approximately 6 3/4" x 9 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 5229

$100
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 dozens of art pieces and a variety of prints. Included are topics such as advertising, Victoriana, railroading, fishing, nature, general travel and other content. There are several outstanding large advertising calendar sheets from the 1930s to the 1950s. These are primarily large pieces, some measuring as much as 40" x 29". The media include Victorian lithograph, photogravure, and full-color modern lithograph, etc. 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: $20.50
Lot 5230

$24
This lot includes the group of copies of "Cobb's First Book of Introduction to the Spelling Book" shown in the corresponding image. This is an early printing of this title, published by William E. Chapman (Oxford, New York) in 1836. Two of the copies have one-page preface and text that begins on following page (numbered 4). One copy lacks pages 5-8, the fourth lacks preface and all pages before 11. Books are in their original wrappers with pictorial design to front cover. Engraved illustrations appear within and on covers. Covers show light soiling and tears to edges. Covers of one copy are detaching. Pages show foxing. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5231

$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: 4
Issue Date Range: September 1956 through December 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: $5.50
Lot 5232

$22
Title: The Dramatic Works of Thomas Dekker, Now First Collected with Illustrative Notes and a Memoir of the Author
Author: Thomas Dekker
Publisher: John Pearson (London)
Printing Year: 1873
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Rebound in library binding, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of Thomas Dekker (c. 1572 – August 25, 1632), an Elizabethan dramatist and pamphleteer, a versatile and prolific writer whose career spanned several decades and brought him into contact with many of the period's most famous dramatists. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Paper spine labels are visible on spines. Library bookplates appear on front endpapers; withdrawal stamp in small type can be seen at rear of each volume. Title pages bear pencil markings and small-type stamps. The books measure approximately 4 3/4" x 7 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5233

$175
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1884. 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 Nast, A.B. Frost, John Durkin and many others
Article Content: Included are a profile of Cardinal McCloskey, the final installation work on the Statue of Liberty, saving the Adirondack forests, and Thomas Nast's support for Grover Cleveland for the Presidency.

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 5234

$750
Title: Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge. Volume III
Publisher: R. Aitken & Son (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1793

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. This volume includes four pieces by Benjamin Franklin on the formation of the earth, a theory of light and heat, paper making, and magnetism.

The work is illustrated with 6 plates, including a folding copper-engraved map of the Atlantic Ocean including the northeast coast of America, and one folding table. This ex-library volume shows significant external age/wear. The book lacks rear board and front board is detached. This volume lacks front flyleaf, preliminary pages, and title page. Text block begins on first page of introduction (page iii). Mildly age-toned pages show occasional foxing. Intact plates are well preserved. Antique library bookplates appear on inside of front board. Library slip attached to rear flyleaf. No other annotations or markings appear in text. The book measures approximately 8 1/4" x 10" and contains 368 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5235

$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 1896, to December 1898, including issues 973 through 998
- edited by NA - Dated from July 1899, to December 1907, including issues 1005 through 1106

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 5236

$55
Title: London
Editor: Charles Knight
Publisher: Henry G. Bohn (London)
Printing Year: 1851
Number of Volumes: Complete 6 volume set bound in 3

Notes: Bound in quarter leather with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of papers and essays on all aspects of Victorian London, with much history and anecdote. The work is lavishly illustrated with many engraved illustrations. Charles Knight (1791-1873), noted for his illustrated works, contributed numerous chapters along with G.L. Craik, J. Saunders, W. Weir, G. Dodd, and J.C. Platt. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with small antique paper labels visible on spines. Hinges show cracking (with some hinge repair). Binding of final volume is splitting between pages xx and xxi. Antique bookplates appear on endpapers and library stamp is visible on each initial title page. The books measure approximately 7 1/4" x 10 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 5237

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Impressionists and Their Legacy by Martha Kapos - Dated 1995 by Barnes & Noble Books - First printing. Large-format volume in dustjacket.
- The Private Collections of Edgar Degas by Ann Dumas et al. - Dated 1997 by Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) - Large-format volume in dustjacket
- Vincent: The Works of Vincent van Gogh by Franco Vedovello - Dated 1990 by Gallery Books - Large-format volume in dustjacket
- Impressionism and Post-Impressionism by Bessonova & Williams - Dated 1989 by Park Lane - Large-format volume in dustjacket
- French Impressionists and Their Century by Diane Kelder - Dated 1970 by Praeger Publishers - dustjacket
- French Painting by Charles F. Stuckey - Dated 1991 by Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc. - Large-format volume in dustjacket

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: $27.50
Lot 5238

$45
Title: Biblische real und verbal Hand-Concordanz oder exegetisch-homiletisches Lexicon Darinne die verschiedene Bedeutungen derer Worter und Redensarten angezeigt, die Spruche der ganzen heiligen Schrift so wohl den nominibus als auch verbis und adjectivis nach, ohne weiter Nachschlagen, ganz gelesen ingleichen die eigene Namen, als Lander, Stadte, Patriarchen, Richter, Konige, Propheten, Apostel und anders angefuhret, Die Artickel der christlichen Religion abgehandelt. Ein sattsamer Vorrath zur geistlichen Rede-Kunst dargereicht und was zu Erklarung dunckler und schwerer Schriftstellen nutzlich und nothig, erortert wird. Herausgegeben und mit einer neuen Vorrede begleitet von M. Gottfried Buchnern
Author: Gottfried Buchner
Publisher: Peter Fickelscherrn (Jena)
Printing Year: 1746

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce German-language concordance to the Bible. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece engraving and vignettes. The volume shows external age/wear, with tearing to bottom of front gutter and adjacent portion of spine cover. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show occasional marginal staining (markings appear on first and final pages, are confined to edges and do not affect text). Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5239

$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: 4
Issue Date Range: January 1957 through April 1957

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: $6.50
Lot 5240

$80
Title: Through the Dark Continent; or, the Sources of the Nile around the Great Lakes of Equatorial Africa and Down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean
Author: Henry M. Stanley
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
Printing Year: 1879
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering and pictorial designs showing explorers on jungle river, this antique set is a scarce account of Stanley’s controversial Trans-African Expedition of 1874-7. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits, in-text illustrations and plates. There are numerous (color) maps, including a color fold-out map, and a large-format folding map in pocket at rear of second volume. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with antique library labels visible on spines. Hinges are cracked; binding of second volume is split at rear hinge. Library bookplates appear on front endpapers. Title pages are discreetly marked. Lightly age-toned pages show no library markings. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 5241

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Origin and Evolution of the United States Flag by R.C. Ballard Thurston - Dated 1926 by Government Printing Office - Photo illustrations
- The National Gazetteer by L. De Colange - Dated 1884 by J.C. Yorston (Cincinnati) - 1/2 leather raised bands on spine cover
- The Court Circles of the Republic, or the Beauties and Celebrities of the Nation by Mrs. E.F. Ellet - Dated 1870 by Hartford Publishing Co. (Hartford, CT) - Frontispiece illustration
- Annual Report of the American Institute, of the City of New York - Dated 1865 by G. Wendell (Albany, NY)
- Notes on Public Subjects Made During a Tour in the United States and in Canada by Hugh Seymour Tremenheere - Dated 1852 by John Murray (London) - Decorative blind stamped cover

The ex-library books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and customary markings Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 5242

$90
This lot includes the group of Hollywood and television ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of periodicals, portraits, posters, booklets and books on stars and their films. Among the titles in this collection are "Jean Hersholt's Album of Hollywood Stars" (circa 1938), "Ken Murray's Blackouts," and a large-format Paramount Press book of De Mille's "Samson and Delilah." 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: $18.50
Lot 5243

$175
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1885. 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 by Nast, Charles Graham, Howard Pyle and many others.
Article Content: Included are fiction, and accompanying art by the famous illustrator Howard Pyle, articles on medical ethics, civil service reform, and "The Late Legislature of New York," among others.

Condition: This volume is securely bound in durable, modern boards. The text block binding is tight, the pages are clean and bright with light scattered foxing. The volume bears library indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling. This collection of issues is not collated, but appears complete. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 5244

$90
Title: The Aero Blue Book and Directory of Aeronautic Organizations: Textbook of Aerial Transportation, Aerial Sports, Aerial Mail Service, American Airways, Aeronautical Maps, International and National Aeronautic Trophies and Prizes, Aviation Records, Etc. and Directory of Aeronautic Associations
Editor: Henry Woodhouse
Publisher: Century Co.
Printing Year: 1919

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright embossed gilt lettering, this antique folio volume is a scarce early work of aviation edited by Henry Woodhouse (1884-1970), an Italian-born U.S. aviation enthusiast, magazine publisher, speculator and forger of historical documents. Woodhouse was born Mario Terenzio Enrico Casalengo on June 24, 1884, in Turin, Italy. Soon after 1909 he supposedly received U.S. citizenship (although his naturalization papers are dated May 28, 1917) and began to use the name Henry Woodhouse. In 1910 he wrote magazine articles about aviation and started to gain fame as an expert on the subject. With support of Robert J. Collier, he founded a successful magazine "Flying" and became its managing editor. He later expanded to other publish other magazines such as "Naval Aeronautics," "Air Power," and "Scientific Age." In 1915 he helped to found the American Society of Aeronautic Engineering. At the outbreak of World War I, he supported the national defense movement and served on committees dedicated to preparedness.

In 1911, Woodhouse joined the Aero Club of America. When the members of the club began to split over disagreements about the funds of the Manufacturer's Aircraft Association in 1917-1918, one member, J. C. Mars, accused Woodhouse of being a murderer and a draft dodger. In 1920, Woodhouse sued the club to stop its merger with the American Flying Club. When other members of the Aero Club tried the same merger in 1922, he sued again, claiming that he held the proxy votes of 404 members--but he could not present their signatures in court when ordered to do so. During this court battle, the New York Times wrote an article about the man he had killed. With his reputation damaged, Woodhouse lost his case and the Aero Club then became the National Aeronautic Association. Woodhouse threw his support to a minor rival organization, the Aerial League of America.

The work is illustrated with many photographs, charts and maps. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with cracking along rear edge of spine cover. Library labels are visible on spine. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. Library bookplate appears on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 12" and contains 202 pages plus 30 / 18 pages of advertisements (a number of which are in color). Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5245

$10
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: Two Tales
Editor: NA
Issue Date Range: March 12 through June 4, 1892
Issue Number Range: 1 through 13

Notes: "Two Tales" had a brief, but distinguished run (its final issue appeared just a little more than a year after it began, in April 1893). In its short lifespan, it would publish some of the best known short story writers of the period (see attached image for table of contents listing authors that appear in this volume). This compilation contains the first issues of this short story magazine. This is an ex-library volume in blue cloth binding with spine label and customary markings to its interior. Front flyleaf is detached. Pages 240-241 show staining to bottom margins. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 5246

$10
Title: Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the Ramber, Adventurer & Idler, and of the Various Periodical Papers Which, in Imitation of the Writings of Steele and Addison, Have Been Published between the Close of the Eighth Volume of the Spectator, and the Commencement of the Year 1809
Author: Nathan Drake
Publisher: W. Suttaby (London)
Printing Year: 1809
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Rebound in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of essays by English essayist and physician Nathan Drake (1766-1836). The work is illustrated with frontispiece plates. The volumes show very mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Catalogue numbers appear in gilt at head of spine, with paper labels and initials of library in gilt at bottom. Library bookplate is pasted to front endpapers; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Title paged bear library stamp. Frontispiece illustrations show light staining. Lightly age-toned pages with marbled edges show no markings. The books measure approximately 4 1/4" x 6 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5247

$20
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 1908, to June 1910, including issues 1107 through 1136
- edited by NA - Dated from July 1913, to December 1913, including issues 1173 through 1178
- edited by NA - Dated from July 1916, to December 1916, including issues 1209 through 1214
- edited by NA - Dated from July 1919, to December 1919, including issues 1245 through 1250
- edited by NA - Dated from July 1920, to December 1926, including issues 1257 through 1334

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 5248

$20
Title: The Rise of the Irish Linen Industry
Author: Conrad Gill
Publisher: Clarendon Press (Oxford)
Printing Year: 1925 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in light blue cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce history of the industry from its beginnings, showing why the North of Ireland became the chief center of linen manufacture in the world. The work is illustrated with many photographic plates and a fold-out map. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with antique paper library label clearly visible on spine. The book is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Library bookplate appears on front endpaper; card pocket and other library markings are to be found on rear endpaper. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9" and contains 359 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5249

$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: 4
Issue Date Range: May 1957 through August 1957

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: $6.50
Lot 5250

$225
Title: Life Histories of African Game Animals
Authors: Theodore Roosevelt & Edmund Heller
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1914 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in beige cloth with leather labels to spine, this antique set is a scarce original edition of this work by Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919) and American zoologist Edmund Heller (1875 - 1939). The work is illustrated with illustrations from photographs, and from drawings by Philip R. Goodwin; and with forty faunal maps. These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with leather title labels on spine quite chipped and rubbed. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Library labels are visible on spines. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers; card pockets are attached to rear endpapers. Title pages bear library stamps. The books measure approximately 7 1/4" x 9 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5251

$175
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1886. 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, large-scale engravings are in evidence, including examples by Frederick Remington. The December 25, 1886 edition carries the last Christmas illustration that Nast completed for the magazine.
Article Content: Articles included these topics: the Mormons, New Year's at the White House, the heirs to the "great railroad fortunes," the Industrial South and many others.

Condition: This volume is securely bound in 1/2 leather binding, and an additional library cloth strengthening of the spine. 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 5252

$40
Title: A New and Complete Statistical Gazetteer of the United States of America, Found on and Compiled from Official Federal and State Returns, and the Seventh National Census
Author: Richard Swainson Fisher
Publisher: J. H. Colton
Printing Year: 1853 First Edition

Condition/Details: Rebound in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering and marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce reference work containing invaluable statistical information on pre-Civil War United States. This work contains numerous tables and lists. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Antique library markings are visible on spine, library bookplate appears on front endpaper, and card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Faint pencil markings can be seen at top of title page. Lightly age-toned pages with marbled edges show no other markings. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 959 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5253

$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 dozens of varied media original art pieces and a variety of prints. Included are topics such as portraits, early 20th century fashion, historical scenes, family celebrations and other content. Artists represented are Egon Schiele, James Montgomery Flagg, Norman Rockwell and others. The media include block prints, black and white and full-color modern lithography, etc. 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: $13.50
Lot 5254

$175
Title: World War II
Authors: Robert T. Elson et al.
Publisher: Time-Life Books
Printing Year: 1976-1983
Number of Volumes: Complete Set in 39 Volumes

Notes: Bound in illustrated boards with bright gilt lettering to spine, this set is a scarce complete collection of this pictorial history of the Second World War. Individual titles are as follows: 1-Prelude to War 2-Blitzkrieg 3-Battle of Britain 4-Rising Sun 5-Battle of the Atlantic 6-Russia Besieged 7-War in the Desert 8-Home Front USA 9- China Burma India 10-Island Fighting 11- Italian Campaign 12-Partisans & Guerrillas 13-Second Front 14-Liberation 15-Return to the Philippines 16-Air War in Europe 17-Resistance 18-Battle of the Bulge 19-Road to Tokyo 20-Red Army Resurgent 21-Nazis 22-Across the Rhine 23-War Under the Pacific 24-War in the Outposts 25-Soviet Juggernaut 26-Japan at War 27-Mediterranian 28-Battles for Scandinavia 29-Secret War 30-Prisoners of War 31-Commandos 32-Home Front Germany 33-Italy at War 34-Bombers over Japan 35-Neutrals 36- Victory in Europe 37-Fall of Japan 38-Aftermath Europe 39-Aftermath Asia. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean pages. The books measure approximately 9 1/2" x 11 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $62.50
Lot 5255

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Letters of John Fairfield - Dated 1922 by Lewiston Journal Company (Lewiston, MA) - Limited Edition, numbered 388
- Memoirs of Eliphalet Nott, D.D. LL.D. by C. Van Santvoord, D.D. - Dated 1876 by Sheldon & Company - Frontispiece engraving
- Memoir of the Life of the Right Reverend George Burgess, D.D. - Dated 1869
- Correspondence of William Shirley Governor of Massachusetts and Military Commander in America by Charles Henry Lincoln, PhD. - Dated 1912 - Volumes I and II of two volume set

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: $12.50
Lot 5256

$70
Title: The Times History of the War
Publisher: "The Times" (London)
Printing Year: 1915 - 1920
Number of Volumes: 20

Notes: Profusely illustrated history of the First World War. "The Times History and Encyclopedia and History of the War" was a weekly publication by one of Great Britain's most renowned and respected publishers. A serial publication, by the war's end in 1918, it comprised 21 volumes, each containing more than 500 pages of text and photographs. This amounts to some 10,000 pages of reliable, detailed and very scholarly pages of one of the most thorough and vast serial histories of the Great War. Ex-library volumes with standard markings. All volumes are present except the first. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $46.50
Lot 5257

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

- History of the Town of Plainfield, Hampshire, Mass., from Its Settlement to 1891, including a Genealogical History of Twenty-Three of the Original Settlers and Their Descendants, with Anecdotes and Sketches by Charles N. Dyer - Dated 1891 by Press of Gazette Printing Co. (Northampton, Massachusetts)
- A Historical Sketch of Sturbridge and Southbridge by George Davis - Dated 1856 by Power Press of O. S. Cooke and Co. (West Brookfield, Massachusetts_ - Volume lacks top quarter of spine cover
- Centennial Celebration of the Organization of Rutland County, Vt. by Lyman Williams Redington - Dated 1882 by Agrus and Patriot Book Print (Montpelier) - Half-leather binding with marbled boards, binding cracked at title page.
- Sketches of the People and Places of New Hartford in the Past and Present - Dated 1883 by Tribune (New Hartford, Connecticut) - This volume contains both sections one and two. Volume is bound in half leather with marbled boards, lacks spine cover

The ex-library books in this lot are in intact condition with some age/wear indications and customary library markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 5258

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

- Robinson Crusoe's Own Book; or, The Voice of Adventure from the Civilized Man Cut Off from His Fellows, by Force, Accident, or Inclination, and from the Wanderer in Strange Seas and Lands by Charles Ellms - Dated 1846 by Joshua V. Pierce (Boston) - volume shows tearing along gutters, cracked hinges. Lavishly illustrated with (full-page) engravings. Foxing throughout.
- A Journey in the Slave States, with Remarks on Their Economy by Frederick Law Olmsted - Dated 1856 by Dix & Edwards (London) - This ex-library volume shows significant external wear, with detached rear board. Final pages of text attached to rear board. Taping over spine cover in tatters.
- Jordan and Marsh Catalogue - Rare fashion catalogue in wrappers from famous Boston department store (late nineteenth century). Book lacks spine and rear covers. Text begins on page 43 and ends on page 242. Profusely illustrated
- Fold-out Map of Boston, Massachusetts - Dated 1875 by L. Prang & Company - Map in original binding. Map is torn in half, with tears to edges and folds

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 5259

$20
This lot features the following pieces of artwork:

- R. H. Palenske - Litho Reproduction of a sailing ship with gulls - c1940s in a frame that measures approximately 13 1/4" by 15 " - blonde-tone wooden frame
- French Fashion Illustration - Steel Engraving with watercolor washes of two ladies in a drawing room - Dated 1873 in a frame that measures approximately 18 3/4" by 23 " - gold frame shows some wear at corners
- Unknown American Folk Artist - Oil on board of a mountain and lake scene - c1880s in a frame that measures approximately 26 3/4" by 18 3/4" - minor surface cracking in limited areas
Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $89.50
Lot 5260

$250
Title: Picturesque Europe: A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Natural Features and the Picturesque and Historical Places of Great Britain and the Continent
Editor: Bayard Taylor
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1875 / 1878 / 1879
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped pebbled green leather with raised bands and bright gilt embossing, this antique folio set is a scarce Victorian-era collection of the sights of Europe edited by Bayard Taylor (1825-1878), a prominent American world traveler and diplomat who died in Germany at his post as United States Ambassador. The work is illustrated with 60 tissue-guarded steel engraved plates, 3 steel engraved title pages, hundreds of wood engravings by artists such as Birkett Foster, Harry Fenn, E. M. Wymper, C. Werner, L.J. Wood, R.P. Leitch, and P. Skelton. The work offers views from all over Europe--from Gibraltar to Constantinople to Russia to Norway.

These handsome volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with gilt edges. This lavishly illustrated set is exceptionally clean, crisp, bright and solid. The books measure approximately 10 1/2" x 13". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 5261

$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: 4
Issue Date Range: September 1957 through December 1957

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: $6.50
Lot 5262

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

- A River Never Sleeps by Roderick L. Haig-Brown - Dated 1946 by William Morrow & Company - First Edition
- Fisherman's Summer by Roderick Haig-Brown - Dated 1959 by William Morrow & Company - First Edition in intact dustjacket
- Fishing Vignettes: Being Extracts from a Diary and Other Fragments, 1875 to 1922 by Cecil Braithwaite - No date provided by Home Words Ltd. (London) - Illustrated with author's photographs

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: $6.50
Lot 5263

$175
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1887. 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 are featured by Nast, Remington, James T. Walker, John Durkin and many others
Article Content: Included are articles regarding the Federal Surplus, the burning of the Mississippi riverboat J.M. White, suburban athletic clubs, as well as poetry and serialized fiction by Bret Harte.

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