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Lot 5301

$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 1959 through December 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: $7.50
Lot 5302

$120
This lot includes the double elephant folio volume containing Chrysler Motors advertising material shown in the corresponding image. The material consists of sheets displaying messages and instructions of the kind that might be shown at a salesman's training course. Brochures and other promotional material has been integrated into texts (either by pasting or positing in attached pockets). Among the items in this collection are publications on used truck merchandising, money-back guarantees, mark-down cards, floodlight advertising pamphlets, photographs of dealerships, brochures dealing with car paint reconditioning and body and fender repair tools. A number of the sheets are detached and laid in. Publications are well preserved and color texts show brightly. The volume measures approximately 23" x 27". 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: $13.50
Lot 5303

$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 varied media art pieces and a variety of prints. These are primarily large format pieces, some measuring as large as 19" x 24". Included are topics such as urban living, ecology, genre scenes, Victoriana, native American history, avian study, general travel and other content. Grandma Moses is represented by a large folio of work. The media include pen and ink, steel engraving, Victorian lithograph, 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: $22.50
Lot 5304

$30
Title: The Works of the Right Honourable Sir Chas. Hanbury Williams, K. B. Ambassador to the Courts of Russia, Saxony, &c. from the Originals in Possession of His Grandson the Right Hon. the Earl of Essex: With Notes by Horace Walpole, Earl of Oxford
Publisher: Edward Jeffery and Son (London)
Printing Year: 1822
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set First Edition

Notes: Bound in half red leather with bright marble boards and gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce first edition of the works of Sir Charles Hanbury Williams, KB (December 8, 1708 – November 2, 1759), diplomat and satirist, son of John Hanbury, a Welsh ironmaster. He assumed the name of Williams on succeeding to the estate of his godfather Charles Williams, in 1720.

He entered the British Parliament in 1734 representing the Monmouthshire constituency as a supporter of Robert Walpole, and held the seat until 1747. Sir Charles then won the seat of Leominster in 1754 which he held until his death. In 1739 he supported the establishment of the Foundling Hospital and served as one of its founding governors. From 1747 till 1750, he was the British ambassador in Dresden. In 1748 he was in Poland and witnessed a Polish Sejm, where he met members of the influential Czartoryski family (August Aleksander Czartoryski). When the future King of Poland, Stanisław Poniatowski, was receiving medical treatment in Berlin, he met with Sir Charles, who was sent there as ambassador (1750–1751). The Englishman became part of Polish and Russian history by introducing Stanisław to the Russian Grand Duchess Catherine Alexeyevna (the future Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia). From this moment on began the famous romance between Catherine and the Polish aristocrat.

The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with paper library labels clearly visible on spines. These handsome books are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Elegant library bookplates have been pasted on front endpapers. Discreet library markings appear on title pages and on one blank page at rear of each volume. The books measure approximately 5" x 7 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5305

$120
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1891. 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 illustrations executed by Remington, Arthur Goodman, W.T. Smedley, T. de Thulstrup, and many others.
Article Content: A profile of the artist and author Frederick Remington, foreign and domestic politics, the proposed plans for the Chicago World's Fair (The Columbian Exposition), and serialized fiction, poetry and humor.

Condition: This volume is bound in 1/2 leather binding with paper-covered boards that show age/wear concentrated at the extremities. 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 5306

$90
Title: Trout
Author: Ernest Schwiebert
Publisher: E. P. Dutton
Printing Year: 1978 First Printing
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set in slipcase

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this set is a scarce first printing of this comprehensive work on trout fishing from its history to equipment and techniques. Ernest George Schwiebert (1931-2005), an architect by profession, was a renowned angler and angling author.

Schwiebert was a pioneer in the fishery conservation movement and was involved in the founding of Trout Unlimited, Theodore Gordon Flyfishers and the Federation of Fly Fishers. He has served as a Director of both Theodore Gordon Flyfishers and the Atlantic Salmon Federation, and on the scientific advisory boards of TU, FFF and The Nature Conservancy. In recognition of his contributions, a Trout Unlimited Chapter in New Jersey is named for him.

Aside from this two-volume publication, he was best known for his extensive writings about fly-fishing. His books include "Matching the Hatch" (1955), "Nymphs" (1973), and "Salmon of the World" (1970). He wrote numerous magazine articles and short stories which were published in such collections as "Remembrances of Rivers Past" (1972), "Death of a Riverkeeper" (1980), and "A River for Christmas" (1988). An often referenced and quoted writer, Schwiebert has over twelve references in Arnold Gingrich’s book "The Fishing in Print" and fourteen references in Paul Schullery’s "American Fly Fishing: A History." Gingrich considered Schwiebert’s position impregnable as the leading angling author of our time and that he had am impressive ability to absorb entomological detail and convert it into pleasing prose for his readers.

The work contains black-and-white and color illustrations by the author. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with sunning of spines. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Slipcase shows mild wear. The books measure approximately 7" x 10 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 5307

$30
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: $22.50
Lot 5308

$70
Title: Our County and Its People: A Descriptive Work on Erie County, New York
Editor: Truman C. White
Publisher: Boston History Company, Publishers
Printing Year: 1898
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in quarter leather with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce nineteenth-century county history. Erie County is located in western New York, and the county seat is Buffalo. This work provides histories of Indian occupation and antiquities, European exploration and colonization, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, town and village development in the 19th century, the Civil War, as well as chapters on the Germans of Erie County, Education, Judiciary and Bar, the Press, etc. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded portraits, full-page illustrations and maps. The volumes show external age/wear, with splitting along gutters of first volume, and lower portion of spine cover of second volume shows cracking along its gutters. Pages with gilt top edges are clean and without annotations. The books measure approximately 7 3/4" x 10 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 5309

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Indian Days in the Canadian Rockies by Marius Barbeau - Dated 1923 by The Macmillan Company of Canada (Toronto)
- Hearing Before the Committee on Indian Affairs United States Senate - Dated 1940 by Government Printing Office (Washington, D.C.)
- The Fort Dearborn Massacre by Lieutenant Linai T. Helm - Dated 1912 by Rand McNally & Company - Tissue-guarded frontispiece photo
- Conrad Weiser and the Indian Policy of Colonial Pennsylvania by Joseph S. Walton - Dated George W. Jacobs & Co. (Philadelphia) by Publisher - Detached title page
- Bulletin of the New York State Museum by William M. Beauchamp - Dated 1900, No. 32, Vol. 7 by University of the State of New York (Albany) - folded 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: $9.50
Lot 5310

$400
Title: Des theuren seeligen Manns Gottes D. Martini Lutheri deutsche Schriften
Author: Martin Luther
Publisher: Furstl. Sachl. Officin (Altenburg in Meissen)
Printing Year: 1661

Condition/Details: Bound in vellum with raised bands, this antique folio volume is a scarce German-language collection of the works of Martin Luther. This work is made up of two volumes bound as one. The work is illustrated with a continuous-sheet title page (with a sequence of engravings over facing pages) providing scenes from Luther's life, as well as an engraving on title page of first part showing Luther and a German prince (presumably Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, to whom this work is dedicated). These engravings are by F. B. Paravincing. The text is printed in double column, with decorated initials throughout. The volume shows external age/wear, with spine cover detaching from rear gutter. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages. Final page is detached. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 13" and contains 932 / 911 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5311

$45
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 1960 through June 1960

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: $7.50
Lot 5312

$40
Title: When Is the Proper Time
Author: Frank S. Brooks
Publisher: Walter B. Kimball (Columbus, Ohio)
Printing Year: circa 1900 Author-Signed

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial wrappers with ribbon tie, this antique oblong volume is a rare work of poetry dedicated to angling. The "edition de luxe" work consists of 11 leaves (printed on rectos only) and is illustrated with etchings by the author. Author's inscription reads "To My Friend / L R Paris / F S Brooks / 1920." The notice that the work appears "courtesy of The National Sportsman" is found on front cover. The volume shows external age/wear, with marginal water markings to front cover, and two small stains on rear cover. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. This unpaginated book measures approximately 12 1/2" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5313

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

- The Letter of Columbus on the Discovery of America - Dated 1892 by Trustees of the Lenox Library - Bright gilt stamping
- The Pre-Columbian Discovery of America by The Northmen by B.F. De Costa - Dated 1868 by Joel Munsell (Albany, NY)
- History of America Before Columbus by P. De Roo - Dated 1900 by J.B. Lippincott Company (Philadelphia) - 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: $9.50
Lot 5314

$28
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Civil, Military and Professional Lists of Plymouth and Rhode Island Colonies, Comprising Colonial, County and Town Officers, Clergymen, Physicians and Lawyers. With Extracts from Colonial Laws Defining Their Duties, 1621 - 1700 by Ebenezer W. Peirce - Dated 1881 by A. Williams & Co. (Boston) - Ex-library volume
- The Record of the Propriertors of the Narragansett, otherwise Called the Fones Record: Rhode Island Gleanings by James N. Arnold - Dated 1894 by Narragansett Historical Publishing Company (Providence, Rhode Island) - Volume I. Ex-library
- The Westfield Jubilee: A Report of the Celebration at Westfield, Mass., on the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town, October 6, 1869, with the Historical Address of the Hon. William G. Bates and other Speeches and Poems of the Occasion, with an Appendix Containing Historical Documents of Local Interest - Dated 1870 by Clark & Story, Publishers (Westfield, Massachusetts) - Ex-library

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 5315

$100
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1892. 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 the work of the following artists: Remington, A.B. Frost, Frank Ver Beck, Charles Graham, and others. Photography was being introduced in this volume as well.
Article Content: Articles include: Ballot Reform, "Chile and War," The Circus in Mid-winter, The Westminster Kennel Club, and a feature called "The West from a Car Window."

Condition: This volume is bound in 1/2 leather binding with paper-covered boards that show age/wear concentrated at the extremities. The spine cover is detached, however, it is present. 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 5316

$24
Title: Peter A Cat O' One Tail: His Life and Adventures
Author / Illustrator: Charles Morley / Louis Wain
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1892

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial paper covers showing title character with bandaged head, this antique volume is a scarce illustrated work of children's literature. Peter is the story of Louis Wain's own cat with black-and-white illustrations by Wain. The volume lacks spine and covers show age/wear. Rear hinge is cracked. Pages are clean and without annotations. The book measures approximately 7 1/4" x 9 3/4" and contains 110 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5317

$40
Title: Black Majesty: The Life of Christophe King of Haiti
Author: John W. Vandercook
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
Printing Year: 1927 Author-Signed Stated First Edition In Slipcase

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth spine, with colorful "bird on crown" mosiac motif on the yellow paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this fictionalized biography of one of the first leaders of Haiti after their successful struggle against Napoleon and France to gain independence. The work is illustrated with many drawings by Mahlon Blaine. The author's inscription appears on title page and reads: To Ralph A. Graves / with sincerest / personal regards / John W. Vandercook." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact slipcase shows significant wear to one of its foredges. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 207 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5318

$45
This lot features the following group of Civil War issues of "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper":

Issue Dates: All issues in this lot are from 1862 and have the following dates: July 5 (with "War Supplement"), July 12, October 4, October 18, November 29, December 20, December 27.
Number of Issues:7

Notes: Most of these newspapers are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, tearing, etc. All issues are profusely illustrated with stunning engravings that provide uncommon images of the American Civil War. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5319

$110
This lot features the following pieces of artwork:

- Sandy - Lithographic reproduction of two girls - c1960s in a frame that measures approximately 23" by 29" - Silver and black wooden frame with mild wear at edges
- Joe Milich - Limited Edition Lithographic Reproduction of U.S. Army bi-plane, signed by the artist, number 781 of 1000 - Dated 1979 in a frame that measures approximately 22 3/4" by 15 3/4" - nicely framed with a double mat
- Richard Mitchell - Limited Edition Lithographic Reproduction of a night scene with birch trees, signed by the artist - c1980s in a frame that measures approximately 21" by 25" - expensively framed and matted
Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $89.50
Lot 5320

$80
Title: Works
Author: Francois Joseph Gall
Publisher: Marsh, Capen & Lyon (Boston)
Printing Year: 1835
Number of Volumes: 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of Franz Joseph Gall (March 9, 1758 – August 22, 1828), a neuroanatomist, physiologist, and pioneer in the study of the localization of mental functions in the brain. Gall was born in Baden, in the village of Tiefenbronn to a wealthy Roman Catholic wool merchant. The Galls had been the leading family in the area for over a century. As the second eldest son, he was intended for the priesthood but chose instead to study medicine at the University of Strasbourg. He later completed his degree in Vienna, Austria. Around 1800, he developed "cranioscopy," a method to determine the personality and development of mental and moral faculties on the basis of the external shape of the skull. Cranioscopy ("cranium": skull, "scopos": vision) was later renamed to phrenology ("phrenos": mind, "logos": study) by his follower Johann Spurzheim.

Gall's concepts on brain localization were revolutionary, and caused religious leaders and some scientists to take exception. The Roman Catholic Church considered his theory as contrary to religion (that the mind, created by God, should have a physical seat in brain matter was anathema). Established science also condemned these ideas for lack of scientific proof of his theory. His ideas were also not acceptable to the court of Franz Josef II (the brother of Marie Antoinette). Due to this opposition, Gall left his lecturer position in Austria. He sought a teaching position in Germany and eventually settled in Paris. Revolutionary France was most likely the most hospitable place for Gall's theories. However, Napoleon Bonaparte, the ruling emperor, and the scientific establishment led by the Institute of France, pronounced his science as invalid. Despite all this, Gall was able to secure a comfortable existence on the basis of his specialty. Gall became a celebrity of sorts as he was accepted into Parisian intellectual salons.

Gall's phrenological theories and practices were best accepted in England, where the ruling class used it to justify the "inferiority" of its colonial subjects. It also became very popular in the USA from 1820 to 1850. The misuse of Gall's ideas and work to justify discrimination were deliberately furthered by his associates, including Johann Spurzheim. Later, others tried to improve on his theories with systems such as characterology.

In spite of the many problems associated with his work, Gall made significant contributions to neurological science. In 1823, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.(background information courtesy of Wikipedia)

These volumes were published as part of "The Phrenological Library." The volumes show mild external age/wear. Volumes I and II have library covers. Volume III has been rebacked. Antique paper library labels are clearly visible on the spines. The books are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show occasional foxing. Library bookplates appear on front endpapers. Name of library has been stamped on title page of first volume. Volumes III, IV, V each have card pocket on rear endpaper. The books measure approximately 5" x 7 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5321

$60
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 1960 through December 1960

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: $7.50
Lot 5322

$80
Title: Works
Author: Thomas Bewick
Publisher: Bernard Quaritch (London)
Printing Years: 1885-1887 Limited Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 5 volume set

Notes: Bound in quarter leather with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is the scarce Memorial Edition of the works of Thomas Bewick (August 12, 1753 – November 8, 1828), an English wood engraver and ornithologist. This collection includes "The History of British Birds," originally published from 1797-1804. This was Bewick's great achievement, with which his name is inseparably associated (work contained in first two volumes). "A General History of Quadrupeds" makes up Volume III, "The Fables of Aesop" Volume IV, and "A Memoir" Volume V. This set is one of a limited edition of 750. The work is illustrated with profusely illustrated after the woodcuts of Thomas Bewick. These ex-library volumes show significant external age/wear: all volumes lack spine cover. Antique library bookplates appear on endpapers; card pockets are attached to rear endpapers. Lightly age-toned pages show no marginalia. Half title pages bear library stamp. The books measure approximately 7" x 10 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 5323

$50
Title: The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia in Ten Volumes: An Authoritative and Popular Presentation of Jews and Judaism since the Earliest Times
Editor: Isaac Landman
Publisher: Universal Jewish Encyclopedia
Printing Year: 1939 - 1944
Number of Volumes: Complete 10 volume set, and the accompanying Reading Guide and Index, for a total of 11.

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with gilt embossing, this set is a complete original edition of this standard reference work relating to the pre-war Jewish culture. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece illustrations in full color. The set is extensively illustrated with black and white versions of paintings, engravings, maps and portraits. There are a few additional full color plates within some of the volumes, and these are also tissue guarded. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Library bookplates are attached to each volume; small library stamp on title pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $32.50
Lot 5324

$120
Title: The Chronicle of America Series
Editor: Allen Johnson
Publisher: Yale University Press
Printing Year: 1919
Number of Volumes: 48 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce history of the United States. The conception or plan of "The Chronicles Of America" was to present the entire history of the U.S. "in living form," through a continuity of short narratives, each having a unity of its own, but all articulated and so related that the reader would be given a real vision of this country from the beginning to the time of publication. The entire series of this Abraham Lincoln edition is made up of 50 volumes (this set lacks volumes 9 and 17).

The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded plates and (fold-out) maps. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 1/4" x 8 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $39.50
Lot 5325

$110
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1893. 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 Remington, Thulstrup, Smedley, Zogbaum and many others
Article Content: Articles include: Water for Our Desert Lands, Montana's Sapphire Beds, How to Cure Betting at Yale, and fiction including The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by A. Conan Doyle.

Condition: This volume is bound in 1/2 leather binding with paper-covered boards that show age/wear concentrated at the extremities. 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 5326

$35
Title: The New English Canaan of Thomas Morton with Introductory Matter and Notes by Charles Francis Adams
Publisher: Prince Society (Boston)
Printing Year: 1883

Condition/Details: Bound in half cloth with marbled boards and bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce edition of one of the earliest accounts of life in Colonial America. Thomas Morton (1579-1647) born in Devon, England, was a lawyer, writer and social reformer, famed for founding the colony of Merrymount (Massachusetts).

Morton's book is also significant for being, unlike virtually every other early history of the region, told from the point of view of a non-Puritan. Indeed, Morton and his companions were viewed with hostility by the Pilgrims of nearby Plymouth and other settlements, who considered their reveling and association with the local Indians to be immoral. Morton's description of the revels and merriment at Ma-re-Mount gave rise to the depiction of Morton's exploits in a number of works of American literature, most notably Nathaniel Hawthorne's story "The Maypole of Merry Mount." For centuries Morton was disdained as an irresponsible libertine whose account was not to be taken seriously because of its fictionalizing, harsh criticism of the Pilgrims, and obscure classical and biblical references. Since the 1960s, however, Morton has been seen in a more favorable light, as someone who presents a sympathetic and at least to some extent accurate account of early Native American life and manners, who shows an appreciation for the beauty of the American landscape, and who uses humor and satire to great effect to offer a critical look at the hypocrisy of the Pilgrims as he contrasts their inhumanity to the kindness and humanity of the Indians.

The work is illustrated with vignettes. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. An antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; card pocket can be seen on rear endpaper. Unobtrusive stamp is on title page. No other library markings are apparent. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 9" and contains 381 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5327

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Legends of the Micmacs by Rev. Silas Tertius Rand - Dated 1894 by Longmans, Green and Co. - Front endpaper detached
- Nagualism: A Study in Native American Folk-lore and History by Daniel G. Brinton - Dated 1894 by MacCalla & Company (Philadelphia)
- Creation Myths of Primitive America by Jeremiah Curtin - Dated 1898 by Little, Brown, and Company (Boston) - Bright gilt stamping
- Totem Tales Indian Stories Told by W.S. Phillips - Dated 1904 by Star Publishing Co. (Chicago) - Many pen and ink illustrations
- Indian Why Stories by Frank B. Linderman - Dated 1915 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Illustrations by Charles M. Russell

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 5328

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Cobb's Abridgment of J. Walker's Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language by Lyman Cobb - Dated 1836 by Mack, Andrus, & Woodruff (Ithaca, NY) - leather-bound volume
- Sander's Spelling Book by Charles W. Sanders - Dated 1838 by Spped, Sinclair & Co.
- Cobb's Expositor or Sequel to the Spelling Book by Lyman Cobb - Dated 1836 by Griffin, Mabbett & Co. (Glen's Falls, NY)
- Life of George Washington, Late President of the United States of America, and Commander in Chief of Their Armies, during the Revolutionary War - Dated 1825 by Johnstone & Van Norden - spine cover shows heavy wear, boards are detached
- Book of Meetings: Containing an Account of the Times and Places of Holding the Meetings of the Society of Friends in America - Dated 1869 by William Wood & Co.
- Improved Phreno-Chart by C. Townsend - Dated 1859 by James & Hopkins (Ogdensburgh)
- Lalla Rookh: An Oriental Romance by Thomas Moore - Dated 1854 by D. Appleton and Company

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 5329

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

- Our Hispanic Southwest by Ernest Peixotto - Dated 1916 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Illustrations by the author
- Over the Great Navajo Trail by Carl Eickemeyer - Dated 1900 by Carl Eickemeyer - Illustrated with photographs taken by the author
- The Rain-Makers: Indians of Arizona and New Mexico by Mary Roberts Coolidge - Dated 1929 by Houghton Mifflin Company - Illustrated
- The Hopi by Federal Writers' Project - Dated 1937 by Arizona State Teachers College at Flagstaff - Original wrappers bound in stiff wrappers
- The Navaho by Federal Writers' Project - Dated 1938 by Arizona State Teachers College at Flagstaff - Original wrappers bound in stiff wrappers

Unless otherwise noted, the ex-library books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and library markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5330

$18
Title: The Library of American Biography
Editor: Jared Sparks
Publisher: Charles C. Little & James Brown
Printing Year: 1845 - 1848
Number of Volumes: 9 volume set

Notes: Bound in pebbled brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of volumes from the series "The Library of American Biography" edited by Jared Sparks (May 10, 1789 - March 14, 1866), an American historian, educator, and Unitarian minister, who served as President of Harvard University from 1849 to 1853. To this series he contributed the lives of Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold, Marquette, La Salle, Count Pulaski, Jean Ribault, Charles Lee and John Ledyard, the last a reprint of his earlier work. These books are volumes VII to XV of the second series. The volumes are illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits. These ex-library volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear, with two volumes having been rebacked. Antique library labels appear on spines. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplates are pasted to front endpapers; card pockets are attached to rear endpapers. Withdrawal stamp in small type can be seen on copyright pages. The books measure approximately 5" x 7 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 5331

$60
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: 12
Issue Date Range: January through December 1961

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: $18.50
Lot 5332

$12
Title: Oeuvres de Pierre Corneille
Editor: Ch. Marty-Laveaux
Publisher: Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie. (Paris)
Printing Year: 1862
Number of Volumes: Complete 12 volume set

Notes: Rebound in maroon cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of Pierre Corneille (June 6, 1606 – October 1, 1684), a French tragedian who was one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine. He has been called "the founder of French tragedy" and produced plays for nearly 40 years. The work is part of the series "Les grands ecrivains de la France." This set is made up of 10 volumes of the author's works and two final volumes entitled "Lexique de la langue de Corneille." These ex-library volumes all have library binding and show very mild external age/wear. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. These volumes show the customary library markings. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 5333

$30
Title: A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents
Author: James D. Richardson
Publisher: Bureau of National Literature, Inc.
Printing Year: 1897-1916
Number of Volumes: 20

Notes: Leatherette covers with gilt embossing of titles and the Presidential Seal. Gilt page edges on all sides. Light age-toning to the text blocks, with some age wear concentrated at the upper and lower edges of spines. Volume 1 spine cover is detaching. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $32.50
Lot 5334

$12
Title: Biography of the Hon. W. H. Merritt, M.P., of Lincoln, District of Niagara, Including an Account of the Origin, Progress and Completion of Some of the Most Important Public Works in Canada. Compiled Principally from His Original Diary and Correspondence
Author: J. P. Merritt
Publisher: E. S. Leavenworth (St. Catherines, Canada)
Printing Year: 1875

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce biography of H. W. Merritt. Merritt played a distinguished and major role in promoting numerous works and schemes for the improvement of trade and the development of the natural resources of Canada, most notably the Welland Canal and the Northern and other railway enterprises. This year-to-year account (1812-62), based on his diary and papers, also provides details regarding his service in the War of 1812, and his experiences as a politician (he sat in the Legislative Assembly from 1832 to 1860).

The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait. The volume shows external age/wear, with detaching spine cover. Antique paper spine label is visible on spine. The text block is intact with age-toned pages. Antique bookplates appear on front endpaper along with withdrawal stamp in small type (stamp can also be seen on rear endpaper). No other library markings appear to exist. Previous owner's name (William Thurstone) appears on preliminary page and reverse of title page. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 429 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5335

$200
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1894. 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: Drawings are contributed by Remington, W.A. Rogers, Zogbaum, G. W. Breck, and many others.
Article Content: Articles include those on "The Odious Income Tax," Syracuse University, Cigarettes in the Public Schools, and "Succor for the Unemployed," as well as fiction, travel and humor.

Condition: The original front board is present and detached from the text block. The spine cover and back board are firmly attached. 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 5336

$70
Title: Richtige Harmonie der Vier Evangelisten, Da die Geschichten, Werke und Reden Jesu Christi unsers Herrn, in ihrer geziemenden natürlichen Ordnung, zur Befestigung der Wahrheit, wie auch zur Uebung und Erbauung in der Gottseligkeit vorgestellet werden
Author: Johann Albrecht Bengel
Publisher: Christoph Heinrich Berger (Tubingen)
Printing Year: 1747

Condition/Details: Bound in vellum, this antique volume is a scarce German-language theological work by Johann Albrecht Bengel (1687 - 1752), a Lutheran pietist clergyman and Biblical scholar, born at Winnenden in Württemberg, Germany. This text (in its second edition) is a paralleled study of the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke).

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7" and contains 615 pages plus 7 unnumbered pages of index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5337

$100
Title: Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society
Editor: Franklin L. Riley
Publisher: Mississippi Historical Society
Printing Year: 1898-1906
Number of Volumes: 8 volume set

Notes: Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt embossing; includes the State Seal of Mississippi on the cover. This antique set is a compilation of accounts of battles, explorations, Presidential campaigns and many other historical landmarks. The work is not extensively illustrated, however the books do contain charts, portrait photography, line illustrations and even fold-out maps. The volumes show external age/wear; some boards are edge worn with chipping at the tops of spine covers. They are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The volumes bear antique library markings, with bookplates inside book covers. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 5338

$50
Title: The Complete Works of William Hogarth: in a Series of One Hundred and Fifty Steel Engravings, from the Original Pictures with an Introductory Essay
Authors: James Hannay et al.
Publisher: London Printing and Publishing Company, Limited
Printing Year: circa 1880

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands and bright gilt portrait of Hogarth with his dog on front cover, this antique folio volume is a scarce collection of the works of the great 18th-century English illustrator. This edition contains an introductory essay by James Hannay and descriptive letterpress by the Rev. J. Trusler and E.F. Roberts. The work is profusely illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Hogarth with his dog (showing large tear at bottom right-hand corner and detaching from text block), two different engraved title pages, and plates. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with front board detached and rear board detaching. Spine cover is detached along front gutter. The text block is complete, with clean pages with gilt edges. Images on plates are quite sharp. Title page and endpapers show library markings. The book measures approximately 9 3/4" x 12 1/4" and contains 201 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
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