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Lot 5264

$140
Title: Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science
Editors: Edwin Lankester & George Busk
Publisher: John Churchill (London)
Printing Year: 1855 - 1862
Number of Volumes: 8 volume set

Notes: Bound in half leather, this antique set is a scarce collection of issues of an English scientific journal founded in 1853. The founding editors were Edwin Lankester and George Busk. The publisher of the early issues was Samuel Highley of Fleet Street, London, with John Churchill and Sons (later J. & A. Churchill) taking over from 1856. The journal's original aims, as described in a preface to the first issue, were not limited to biology, but encompassed all branches of science related to the microscope.

Volumes III to VIII are dated 1855 to 1860, volumes I and II were published 1861-1862 as part of the "New Series." The work is illustrated with in-text drawings and (hand-colored) plates. These ex-library volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear. Some volumes lack boards or have detached boards. Volumes show standard library markings. Lightly age-toned pages appear to have no further markings. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 5265

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

- The American Pilgrim's Way in England by Marcus B. Huish - Dated 1907 by The Fine Arts Society, Ltd. (London) - Illustrated with color plates
- American Colonial Government 1696-1765 by Oliver Morton Dickerson - Dated 1912 by The Arthur H. Clark Company (Cleveland, OH)
- The Romantic Story of the Mayflower Pilgrims by A.C. Addison - Dated 1911 by L.C. Page & Company (Boston) - extensively illustrated
- The Colonies and the Republic West of the Alleghenies by Justin Winsor - Dated YEAR by Publisher- detached endpaper
- Colonial Women of Affairs: A Study of Women in Business and the Professions in America before 1776 by Elisabeth Anthony Dexter, PhD. - Dated 1924 by Houghton Mifflin Company

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 5266

$26
This lot features the following group of nineteenth-century newspaper and magazine issues:

Titles:Our Own Paper, The Plough Boy, New-York Mirror Advertisement, The Illustrated London News, Famer and Manufacturer, Sunday School Advocate, Harper's Weekly
Issue Dates: 1820 - 1896
Number of Issues: 9

Notes: Most of these newspapers are intact and whole, some issues may show signs of age/wear including chipping, tearing, foxing, etc. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5267

$22
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 1927, to June 1931, including issues 1335 through 1388
- edited by NA - Dated from January 1932, to June 1934, including issues 1395 through 1424
- edited by NA - Dated from January 1935, to June 1937, including issues 1431 through 1460
- edited by NA - Dated from January 1938, to December 1938, including issues 1467 through 1478
- edited by NA - Dated from July 1941, to December 1941, including issues 1509 through 1604

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 5268

$80
Title: Onondaga; or, Reminiscences of Earlier and Later Times: Being a Series of Historical Sketches Relative to Onondaga, with Notes on the Several Towns in the County, and Oswego
Author: Joshua V. H. Clark
Publisher: Stoddard and Babcock (Syracuse)
Printing Year: 1849 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Rebound in half cloth with marbled boards and bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce early history of Native American culture in the State of New York, as well as of the towns in the county that received its name from the Onondaga. The work is illustrated with frontispieces and tissue-guarded plates (a frontispiece illustration from a different, later work, presumably "Early Landmarks of Syracuse," 1894, has been tipped in to Volume II). Fold-out map is present (with tear along one fold). These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers; antique card pockets can be seen on rear endpapers. No library markings appear on title page or elsewhere in text. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5269

$140
This lot includes the group of antique books shown in the corresponding image. These "Manuals of Corporation of the City of New York" are dated 1866, 1868, 1869, 1870. These volumes contain fold-out (color) maps of Manhattan. All volumes have fold-outs of alderman's and councilmen's chambers, as well as numerous other extendable plates. Each volume contains very attractive plates that are excellent examples of Victorian lithography. These plates offer unique images of historical sites and/or moments. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These ex-library books show age/wear indications, with two volumes lacking spine covers. Rear board of 1868 volume is detaching. Spine cover of same is detaching from rear gutter. All volumes are ex-library and have the customary markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5270

$35
Title: Ocean Scenes; or, The Perils and Beauties of the Deep: Being Interesting, Instructive, and Graphic Accounts of the Most Popular Voyages on Record. Remarkable Shipwrecks, Hair-Breadth Escapes, Naval Adventures, the Whale Fishery, etc. etc.
Author: N/A
Publisher: Leavitt & Allen
Printing Year: 1856

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped green cloth with gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce collection of "brief and interesting sketches, which might be both useful and attractive to the seaman, and afford a convenient pastime for his leisure moments.(...) It embraces nearly every subject of importance in the history of navigation and maritime discoveries, while the sketches of nautical manners and adventures are from the most authentic sources." The work is illustrated with many engravings. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear (with small paper library to the upper left-hand side of front cover), and is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show occasional foxing. Pictorial library bookplate on front endpaper and name of library stamped in small type on rear endpaper are only internal library markings. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 492 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5271

$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: 6
Issue Date Range: January 1958 through June 1958

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 5272

$12
Title: Die Himmelsguckfenster
Author / Illustrator: Elisabeth Hasse-Ramin / Elisabeth Rasch-Hasse
Publisher: Rudolf Schneider Verlag
Printing Year: 1935

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth-backed paper boards with color pastedown to front cover, this volume is a scarce German-language work of children's literature. The work is illustrated with ten full-page color illustrations. The text is written in Sutterlin script, the last widely used form of the old German blackletter handwriting ("deutsche Kurrentschrift"). This is volume 16 of the "Kleine Welt" series. The volume shows external age/wear. Binding is somewhat shaken. Pages show occasional spotting and markings. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 6 1/2" and contains 20 unnumbered pages plus 1 page of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5273

$175
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1888. 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 Frederick Barnard, Charles Graham, W.A. Rogers, John Durkin and others.
Article Content: Contains articles on the "model tenements" of New York, a profile of William Wilson Corcoran, serialized fiction by Thomas Hardy and discussion of the Democratic and Republican Presidential nominations, and many others.

Condition: The original boards are present and detached from the back side of the gutter, but are secure to the text block They 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 5274

$50
Title: English Gardens
Author: H. Avray Tipping
Publisher: Country Life, Ltd. (London)
Printing Year: 1925 First Edition

Notes: Bound in two-tone green cloth with gilt lettering, this antique elephant folio is a scarce original edition of this work on English landscape gardens by celebrated garden designer Henry Avray Tipping (1855-1933). Tipping read modern history at Oxford University, and became a contributor to Country Life magazine. He was appointed as the magazine's Architectural Editor in 1907 and became recognized as one of the leading authorities on the history, architecture, furnishings and gardens of English houses.

Tipping also worked as a garden designer in the Arts and Crafts style, and was a friend of Gertrude Jekyll and Harold Peto. His garden design works include the walled garden at Chequers, and several in his home county of Monmouthshire. These include Mathern Palace, Mounton House, High Glanau Manor, and Wyndcliffe Court. His gardens were characterized by divided compartments with sculpted yew hedging, topiary birds and animals, long grass bowling greens, lush planting and wild areas. His other books include "The Story of the Royal Welch Fusiliers" (1915), "Old English Furniture" (1928), "English Homes" (1929), and "The Garden of Today" (1933). (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work contains descriptions and illustrations of 52 English gardens at the time and points out the efficiency and pleasure aspects of the gardens, as compared to those of other countries. The work is lavishly illustrated with superb monochrome photographic plates. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with light soiling to covers and sunning to spine. The book is solidly bound with clean, gilt-edged pages and marbled endpapers. Small paper label is visible on spine. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper and quaint diminutive card pocket can be seen on rear endpaper. Title page bears library stamp. No inscriptions or annotations. The book measures approximately 11" x 15 3/4" and contains 375 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 5275

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

- Glacier National Park: Its Trails and Treasures by Mathilde Edith Holtz - Dated 1917 by George H. Doran Company - Detached endpaper
- When the Wildwood Was in Flower by G. Smith Stanton - Dated 1909 by J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company - Inscribed by Author
- Through Our Unknown Southwest by Agnes C. Laut - Dated 1913 by McBride, Nast & Company - Photo Illustrations
- On a Western Campus: Stories and Sketches of Undergraduate Life - Dated 1897 by Charles Wells Moulton (Buffalo, NY)
- Wild Animals of Glacier National Park by Vernon Bailey - Dated 1918 by Government Printing Office - Includes folded maps
- Signposts of Adventure by James Willard Schultz - Dated 1926 by Houghton Mifflin Company - Photo illustrations and map

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 5276

$90
Title: Narrative and Critical History of America
Editor: Justin Winsor
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
Printing Year: 1889
Number of Volumes: Complete 8 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped pebbled brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce history of the Western Hemisphere, covering aboriginal America, the history of British, Spanish and Portuguese America, as well as various aspects of the history of the United States (treating in detail the adoption of the Constitution). There is a exhaustive and generally critical account of the printing and manuscript sources and of the secondary authorities on American history. The work is richly illustrated with facsimiles of maps, historical illustrations and portraits. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with catalogue numbers in gilt to lower portions of spines. A number of volumes have cracked hinges. Library bookplates can be seen on front endpapers; withdrawal stamps in small type appear on rear endpapers. Title pages bear light pencil markings. Mildly age-toned pages do not appear to have library markings. The books measure approximately 7 3/4" x 10 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $29.50
Lot 5277

$40
Title: Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers
Publisher: American Institute of Electrical Engineers
Printing Year: 1887-1904
Number of Volumes: 4 volume set

Notes: The American Institute of Electrical Engineers was a United States based organization of electrical engineers that existed between 1884 and 1963, when it merged with the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE). The 1884 founders of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) included some of the most prominent inventors and innovators in the then new field of electrical engineering, among them Thomas Alva Edison, Elihu Thomson, Edwin J. Houston, and Edward Weston. (Courtesy of Wikipedia).

Three of the volumes are in 3/4 leather, with raised bands on the spines; the fourth is bound in dark blue cloth with blind stamping. All four feature gilt stamped titles, as well as tissue-guarded photographic portraits of the immediate past President of the Institute. The work is illustrated with black and white in-text illustrations and also feature fold-out diagrams. All of the volumes show customary library markings. The volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear; two volumes have detached boards, the others show age/wear at the extremities and are generally solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $60.50
Lot 5278

$45
Title: The Architecture of H. H. Richardson and His Times, 1838 - 1886
Author: Henry-Russell Hitchcock
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art
Printing Year: 1936

Condition/Details: Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce study of the work of Henry Hobson Richardson (September 29, 1838 – April 27, 1886), a prominent American architect of the 19th century whose work left a significant impact on Boston, Pittsburgh, Albany and Chicago, among others. Among the buildings that resulted from his creative activity are Trinity Church in Boston, Sever Hall at Harvard University, the Allegheny County Building in Pittsburgh, and the Marshall Field Wholesale Store in Chicago. The work contains 145 illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 10 1/4" and contains 311 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5279

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Catalogue of Opera Librettos Printed before 1800 by Oscar George Theodore Sonneck - Dated 1914 by Government Printing Office (Washington, D.C.) - 2 volumes
- International Who's Who in Music and Musical Gazetteer by Cesar Saerchinger - Dated 1918 by Current Literature Publishing Company - Stated First Edition
- British Musical Biography: A Dictionary of Musical Artists, Authors and Composers, Born in Britain and Its Colonies by Brown & Stratton - Dated 1897 by S. S. Stratton (Birmingham)
- Practical Instructions in Harmony, upon the Pestalozzian or Inductive System; Teaching Musical Composition, and the Art of Extemporizing Interludes and Voluntaries by A. N. Johnson - Dated 1854 by Oliver Ditson & Co. (Boston) - original blindstamped cloth binding
- Dancing and Dancers of Today: The Modern Revival of Dancing as an Art by Caroline & Charles H. Caffin - Dated 1912 by Dodd, Mead and Company - First Edition

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: $16.50
Lot 5280

$130
Title: A Treatise on Field Fortifications, Containing Instructions on the Methods of Laying Out, Constructing, Defending, and Attacking Intrenchments, with the General Outlines Also of the Arrangements, the Attack and Defence of Permanent Fortifications
Author: D. H. Mahan
Publisher: John Wiley
Printing Year: 1860

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

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

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

. The work is illustrated with intact fold-out diagrams. This handsome volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" and contains 168 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5281

$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: 6
Issue Date Range: July 1958 through December 1958

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 5282

$18
Title: Three Indian Tales: Namameha and Watomilka; Tahko, the Young Indian Missionary; Father Rene's Last Journey
Authors: Alexander Baumgartner, A. V. B., Anton Huonder
Publisher: B. Herder (St. Louis)
Printing Year: 1903

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with black lettering, this antique volume is a collection of short stories for the young collected by Rev. Joseph Spillman. This is volume VI in the series "Tales of Foreign Lands." These texts were translated from the German by Helena Long. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with library label visible on spine and customary markings to the interior. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7" and contains 124 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5283

$175
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1889. 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 engravings by Remington, R.F. Zogbaum, Frederick Barnard, and many others.
Article Content: A profile of the Harrison Cabinet, the Evolution of the Ferry-Boat, natural disasters, travel, and architecture among others.

Condition: This volume is bound in 1/2 leather binding with paper-covered boards that show age/wear concentrated at the extremities. Original boards are attached, however, the spine cover is detaching. 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 5284

$40
Title: Dictionnaire biographique des artistes contemporains, 1910 - 1930 avec nombreux portraits, signatures et reproductions
Author: Edouard-Joseph
Publisher: Art & Edition (Paris)
Printing Year: 1930-1934 Limited Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in purple cloth with gilt lettering, this antique set is a scarce art reference work in the French language. This is the standard reference tool for the French artists working in France between 1910 - 1930. The work is profusely illustrated. This is copy number 99 of 3000. These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with sunning to spines. Front hinge of first volume is cracked, volumes are otherwise solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Catalogue numbers appear in gilt at foot of spine. Paper labels appear at bottom of front covers. Library bookplates can be seen on front endpapers; withdrawal stamps in small type are visible on rear endpapers. Title pages have library stamps and pencil markings. The books measure approximately 7 1/4" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 5285

$55
Title: The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches
Author: W. E. Burghardt Du Bois
Publisher: A. C. McClurg & Co.
Printing Year: 1903 Stated Third Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped black cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce early edition of this seminal work by W. E. B. Du Bois (February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963), an American civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, historian, author, and editor. Historian David Levering Lewis wrote, "In the course of his long, turbulent career, W. E. B. Du Bois attempted virtually every possible solution to the problem of twentieth-century racism— scholarship, propaganda, integration, national self-determination, human rights, cultural and economic separatism, politics, international communism, expatriation, third world solidarity."
This book is considered a seminal work in the history of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary history. The book, first published in 1903, contains several essays on race, some of which had been previously published in "Atlantic Monthly" magazine. Du Bois drew from his own experiences to develop this groundbreaking work on being African American in American society. Outside of its notable place in African-American history, "The Souls of Black Folk" also holds an important place in social science as one of the early works to deal with sociology.

The volume shows light external age/wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is split at half title page. Hinges show taping. Lightly age-toned pages are without markings. Previous owner's name and date appear on front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 265 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5286

$10
Title: Dictionnaire national des contemporains
Editor: Nath Imbert
Publisher: Les Editions La Jeunesse
Printing Year: 1938 / 1939
Number of Volumes: 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in pebbled red cloth with bright gilt embossing, this folio set is a scarce French-language reference work, containing short biographies of figures from the fields of literature, the arts, science, industry, commerce, finance, cinema, etc. These two books are volumes II and III of this collection. Each biographical entry is illustrated with a photo. These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with cracking to hinges and along gutters. Third volume has detached spine cover. Library markings appear in gilt on spine covers and paper labels at bottom of front covers. Pages are clean and bright. Library bookplates are visible on front endpapers. The books measure approximately 10 1/2" x 13 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 5287

$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 over 60 full color prints published in Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly in 1887. Included are topics such as romance and courtship, daily life, animals, genre scenes and other content. These are beautifully printed and pages measure 8" x 10 3/4". The media is Victorian 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 5288

$24
Title: The Witching Time: Tales for the Year's End
Editor: Henry Norman
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1887

Condition/Details: Rebound in maroon cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce collection of short fiction that includes the original publication of the story "By the Waters of Paradies" by F. Marion Crawford (1854-1909). Crawford was a writer noted for his fantastic stories, as well as one by his sister, Anne Crawford, entitled "A Mystery of the Campagana." This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. Catalogue numbers in gilt are visible on spine. An antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; a card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Title page bears library stamp. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/4" and contains 315 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5289

$130
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Personal Recollections of the War of Rebellion - Dated 1891 by The Commandery (Washington, D.C.) - Frontispiece engraving, bright gilt embossed cover
- McClellan's Own Story by George B. McClellan - Dated 1887 by Charles I. Webster - Frontispiece portrait of the author
- The Boys In Blue; or, Heroes of the "Rank and File" by Mrs. A. H. Hoge - Dated 1867 by E.B. Treat & Co. - Frontispiece engraving; marbled boards
- The Narrative of a Blockade-Runner by J. Wilkinson - Dated 1877 by Sheldon & Company - Decorative embossed cover
- Thirteen Months in The Rebel Army - Dated 1862 by A.S. Barnes & Burr - Cracking at front gutter

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 5290

$20
Title: A New General Biographical Dictionary
Editor: Rev. Hugh James Rose
Publisher: T. Fellowes (London)
Printing Year: 1857
Number of Volumes: Complete 12 volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce nineteenth-century reference work by Hugh James Rose (1795-1838), an English churchman and theologian who served as the second Principal of King's College London. In 1833-1834 he was professor of divinity at the University of Durham, a post which ill health forced him to resign. In 1836 he became editor of the Encyclopaedia Metropolitana, and he projected the New General Biographical Dictionary, a scheme carried through by his brother Henry John Rose (1800-1873).

These ex-library volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear, with some volumes lacking spine covers and showing cracking and/or splitting along gutters or hinges. Endpapers and texts show usual library markings. The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 5291

$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: 6
Issue Date Range: January 1959 through June 1959

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 5292

$50
Title: Genealogical and Family History of Western New York: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation
Editor: William Richard Cutter
Publisher: Lewis Historical Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1912
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: This antique set is a scarce genealogical history of Western New York by William Richard Cutter (1847-1918), one-time corresponding secretary of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. The work is illustrated with (tissue-guarded) photographic plates, the majority of which offer portraits of prominent members of the communities of the region. The volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear, with first and second volumes showing extensive taping to covers and spines. Binding of first volume is split between pages 480 and 481. Third volume has sturdy library binding. Library labels are visible on spines. Hinges have been reinforced. Lightly age-toned page show no annotations. The books measure approximately 8" x 10 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 5293

$140
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1890. 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: There are many illustrations in this volume by Frederick Remington, some based on full-tonal paintings rather than line engravings. Other illustrators include Albert Sterner, W.A. Rogers, Jessie Shepherd and others.
Article Content: Articles include: The Two Americas, Shakespeare in New York, The Clubs of Boston, as well as coverage of natural disasters, fiction and humor.

Condition: This volume is securely bound in 1/2 leather binding with paper-covered boards that show age/wear concentrated at the extremities. The spine cover exhibits cracking at the gutters. \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 5294

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

- From Colonel to Subaltern: Some Keys for Horse Owners by Lt. Col. M. F. McTaggart - Dated 1928 by Country Life Ltd. (London)
- Behind the Ivy: Fifty Years in One University with Visits to Sundry Others by Romeyn Berry - Dated 1950 by Cornell University Press - Signed First Edition in dustjacket
- Life Is for a Long Time: A Chinese Hawaiian Memoir by Li Ling Ai - Dated 1972 by Hastings House - Inscribed and signed by author. Dustjacket
- Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers by John Burroughs - Dated 1900 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company - Ex-library volume. Color plates

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: $8.50
Lot 5295

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

- Tony Sarg's New York - Dated 1926 by Greenberg Publisher - Large-format volume with bright full-page color illustrations
- Mid-Manhattan by Martin Clay - Dated 1929 by Forty-Second Street Property Owners and Merchants Association, Inc. - many illustrations
- The Great Metropolis: A Mirror of New York by Junius Henri Browne - Dated 1869 by American Publishing Company
- Dutchess County - Dated 1937 by William Penn Association of Philadelphia - American Guide Series title sponsored by the Women's City and County Club of Dutchess County, New York
- The Hudson River: From Ocean to Source by Edgar Mayhew Bacon - Dated 1902 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - This volume does not contain sectional map

Unless otherwise noted, these 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: $15.50
Lot 5296

$22
Title: Prize Cases Decided in the United States Supreme Court, 1789 - 1918
Editor: James Brown Scott
Publisher: Oxford at Clarendon Press
Printing Year: 1923
Number of Volumes: 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped dark red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of famous Supreme Court decisions published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with antique library label visible on spine of first volume (second volume has library numeration in gilt in lower portion of spine). The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers. Withdrawal stamps in small type can be seen on rear endpapers. Title pages have library stamp. No other markings or annotations are visible. The books measure approximately 7 1/4" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 5297

$225
Title: The Aircraft Yearbook
Publisher: Doubleday, Page and Co. / Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce / D. Van Nostrand Co. / Lanciar Publishers / Lincoln Press, Washington, D.C.
Printing Year: 1920-1954
Number of Volumes: 25 volume set, including 2 copies of year 1923.

Notes: Due to the range of years in the set, the bindings vary; all but two are bound in pale yellow-green cloth with blue, and sometimes red, stamping on the covers. The other two volumes are in dark blue cloth. The work is illustrated with black and white photographs and illustrations, and also include occasional fold-out maps. The volumes bear the customary library markings and have bookplates inside front covers. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $39.50
Lot 5298

$22
Title: The Life of Sir Walter Raleigh: Based on Contemporary Documents Preserved in the Rolls House, the Privy Council Office, Hatfield House, the British Museum, and Other Manuscript Repositories, British and Foreign. Together with His Letters; Now First Collected
Author: Edward Edwards
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
Printing Year: 1868
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: This antique set is a scarce biographical work dedicated to Sir Walter Raleigh (c. 1552 – October 29, 1618), a English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, and explorer, written by Edward Edwards (1812-1886), a librarian and writer. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and a frontispiece facsimile of a letter by Raleigh, a fold-out genealogical table (torn along one fold) and a fold-out plate with coat of arms. These ex-library volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear, with the first volume entirely sheathed in modern library cloth cover. Second volume shows age/wear to original covers. Library labels are visible on both spines. Hinges of first volume have been reinforced. Hinges of second volume are cracked. Title pages are stamped. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5299

$10
Title: Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers
Publisher: American Institute of Electrical Engineers
Printing Year: 1903-1915
Number of Volumes: 8 volume set, including Index of 1901-1910

Notes: The American Institute of Electrical Engineers was a United States based organization of electrical engineers that existed between 1884 and 1963, when it merged with the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE). The 1884 founders of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) included some of the most prominent inventors and innovators in the then new field of electrical engineering, among them Thomas Alva Edison, Elihu Thomson, Edwin J. Houston, and Edward Weston. (Courtesy of Wikipedia).

All of the volumes are bound in dark blue cloth with blind stamping, and all eight feature gilt stamped titles. The work is illustrated with black and white in-text illustrations and photographs, as well as fold-out diagrams. All of the volumes show customary library markings. The volumes show a light amount external age/wear at the extremities and are tightly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 5300

$35
Title: Stories of American Life; By American Writers
Editor: Mary Russell Mitford
Publisher: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley (London)
Printing Year: 1830
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in library binding with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce early selection of American short stories edited by Mary Russell Mitford (December 16, 1787 - January 10, 1855), an English novelist and dramatist, and intended to broaden and deepen the English reading public's knowledge of the literature of the Americas. The editor states in her preface that "the selection has been made partly from detached tales, but principally from a great mass of Annuals, Magazines, and other periodicals, embracing many of the most popular productions of the most popular living writers of the western world. (...) The scenes described, and the personages introduced in these volumes, are as various as the authors, extending in geographical space from Canada to Mexico, and including every degree of civilization, from the wild Indian and the almost equally wild hunter of the forests and prairies, to the cultivated inhabitant of the city and the plain; from Otter-Bag and Pete Featherton, down to the fine lady in the Country Cousin, and Monsieur de Viellecour, most courtly of refugees." These ex-library volumes show very mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. A library bookplate appears on front endpapers and withdrawal stamp on rear endpapers. Title pages also bear library markings. Texts show no markings and no annotations. The books measure approximately 5 1/4" x 8". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
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