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1 (Grosvenor Gilbert) CUMULATIVE INDEX TO THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE 1899 TO 1936 INCLUSIVE. With a Foreword "The National Geographic Society and Its Magazine" by Gilbert Grosvenor
Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, (1937). (1937). Fair 
Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, (1937).. (1937).. Fair. - Octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt. Lightly stained, bumped & frayed at the extremities. 452 pp. Illustrated in B&W. Large pieces of pages 15-18 of the Introduction have been excised. Some foxing to the preliminaries. The important index is complete. Good only.

There is a pocket mounted on the rear pastedown which may or may not have contained a map at one time. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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2 (Time Magazine). TIME: THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE: AIR EXPRESS EDITION. Volume XXXVII, No. 18. May 5, 1941.
Chicago, Illinois: Time, Inc., 1941. 1941. Very good. 
Chicago, Illinois: Time, Inc., 1941.. 1941.. Very good.. THE FIRST MAGAZINE TO BE DELIVERED BY AIR EXPRESS - Quarto, 11-1/2 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide. Softcovers, bound in stapled red, white and black wrappers with a red, white and blue "express" banner along the top. The front cover is illustrated with a black & white portrait of Argentinian President Ramon Castillo. A color ad for Lockheed illustrates the rear cover. 64 pages, illustrated in black & white throughout with color pictorial ads inside the covers. There are short slits along the head and tail of the spine. The corners and edges of the spine are creased with a small chip to the bottom edge of the front cover. Very good.

A form letter on Webendorfer-Wills Co., Inc.'s stationery, dated May 5, 1941, is attached to the magazine with an old paper clip. The letter proclaims this to be the "World's Only Plane-Delivered Magazine Lithographed on ATF-Webendorfer Rotary Offset Press! The firm's original orange postcard, requesting the names and addresses of those seeking further information, is also attached.

This is the first magazine to be delivered by air express. The editorial content was identical with the New York edition, but the advertising was not. It began as a Latin-American edition, in English, with a $10 yearly subscription price. The total edition was of 20,000 copies. Prior to this issue, the average cost of an airmail subscription to Time in South America had been $272 a year. With this May 5th, 1941 issue, the first to be regularly delivered by plane, Time reached Latin American readers as far South as Buenos Aires by the Monday date of publication. To make this affordable, the Air Express Edition was printed on a special lightweight paper on specially designed presses and Time magazine sought and gained the cooperation of Pan American Airways. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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[WALDIE'S PORTFOLIO]: THE PORT FOLIO, AND COMPANION TO THE SELECT CIRCULATING LIBRARY. A Semi-Monthly Publication, on the Basis of Chamber's Edinburgh Journal: Combining Essays, Original and Selected, on Science, Arts, and Literature; Biographical Illustrations; Instructive and Amusing Incidents, Tales, Music, Poetry, &c. PART I - JANUARY TO JUNE, 1835. [AND] PART II - JULY TO DECEMBER, 1835. (26 issues bound in one volume)., (Waldie, Adam).
3 (Waldie, Adam). [WALDIE'S PORTFOLIO]: THE PORT FOLIO, AND COMPANION TO THE SELECT CIRCULATING LIBRARY. A Semi-Monthly Publication, on the Basis of Chamber's Edinburgh Journal: Combining Essays, Original and Selected, on Science, Arts, and Literature; Biographical Illustrations; Instructive and Amusing Incidents, Tales, Music, Poetry, &c. PART I - JANUARY TO JUNE, 1835. [AND] PART II - JULY TO DECEMBER, 1835. (26 issues bound in one volume).
Philadelphia: Printed and Published by Adam Waldie, 1835. 1835. Fair Signed
- Quarto, 11-1/4 inches high by 9-1/4 inches wide. Tan boards backed with a brown cloth spine. The covers are heavily rubbed & stained and the front cover is detached. The spine is chipped and the cloth is splitting along the rear joint. [ii], 208 & [2] pages; and [ii], 208 & [2] pages respectively. There are chips to the edges of the endpapers and the pages are darkened and foxed with occasional creasing and minor tears to the edges of a few pages. A complete run of this periodical's first year.

According to Steven Lomazow's "American Periodicals: A Collectors Manual and Reference Guide" #332, Waldie's Port Folio was "A semimonthly reprint journal based on Chamber's Edinburgh Journal, issued as a companion to Select Circulating Library (227) .... Contents include a few original articles of interesting Americana and a reprint of Timothy Flint's 'Sketches of the Literature of the United States'."

Worth noting, given current events, is a paragraph describing the city of Aleppo in Syria here printed on page 37 of the first part. Five pages of engraved music include the music and lyrics for "Isle of Beauty, Fare Thee Well!" (pages 46 & 47), "I Saw Thee Weep: From the Hebrew Melodies of Lord Byron..." (pages 110 & 111), and "Voyage on the Rhine" (page 152). An extensive biography of David Rittenhouse is printed on pages 186-187. Also included in the April issue corresponding with the date of the first American edition of his book is an excerpt from Washington Irving's "Tour on the Prairies". A lengthy article on "Swimming", illustrated with 2 vignettes, appears on page 5 of the second part. Also, beginning on that page and concluding on page 6 is a lengthy essay on the "Manufacture of Champagne" under the heading "Popular Information on Wine". 4-1/2 pages of engraved music with lyrics further enhance the second part of this volume. Included are music for "A Birght Autumn's Eve" (pages 14 & 15), "Where, Where is the Rover" (pages 110 through 112) and "They Tell Me Thou'rt the Favoured Guest ... A Ballad, written and composed for the piano forte, by Thomas Moore, Esq." (page 206). A two-page essay on "Ireland, and the Shakespeare Forgeries" (i.e. William H. Ireland) begins on page 21. A three-and-a-half page essay "Notes for a History of The Library Company of Philadelphia" by John Jay Smith is printed on pages 100 through 103. Following Smith's essay, "The Ruined Merchant: A True Story", signed "P.G." appears on pages 103 through 105. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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4 Baron, Herman AUTHOR INDEX TO ESQUIRE 1933-1973
Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, 1976. 1976. Good 
Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, 1976.. 1976.. Good. - Octavo, red cloth. Soiled & lightly stained. 289 pp. A few page corners creased. Postal auction stamp on front pastedown. Good.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD

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5 Stewart, Powell; compiler BRITISH NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS 1632-1800: A Descriptive Catalogue of a Collection at the University of Texas
Austin, TX: University of Texas, 1950. 1950. Good 
Austin, TX: University of Texas, 1950.. 1950.. Good. - Octavo, printed white wraps. The wraps are lightly chipped, soiled & creased. 172 pp. Good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Thomas, William Beach THE STORY OF THE SPECTATOR 1828-1928
London: Methuen & Co., Ltd., (1928). (1928). Good 
London: Methuen & Co., Ltd., (1928).. (1928).. Good. - Octavo, black cloth backed teal paper covered boards; printed labels on spine & front cover. The binding is rubbed; the covers are bumped & faded with a few small black stains on the front cover; the label on the spine is darkened with the left side out, slightly affecting the lettering. ix, [i] & 250 pp. plus 8-page publisher's catalogue with spare label tipped in on rear blank. There is scattered light foxing, occasional soiling & staining & a red stain to the rear endpaper. B&W frontispiece & 4 B&W plates. 1 plate is detached. Ex-library with library sticker with an ink cross through it on the front board & library label on rear pastedown. Despite its flaws, a good tight copy.

First edition.

An Autumn 1928 flier annoucing Methuen's new novels and popular novels is laid in. The bottom edge of the flier is torn & creased. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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