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1 All Hands; the Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin June, 1945 (Victory In Europe)
Washington D.C, Bureau of Navy Personnel 1945 Soft Cover Good-plus 
Very nice book-- clean and tightly bound. Small vee-shaped tear to front, lies totally flat over the "A" in All in title. Light overall wear. Cover notes that magazine was intended to be read by ten people and should be moved along quickly. Illustrated throughout with great photos, including a sequence of kamakaze suicide bombers. Articles of note include pieces on the Battle of Atlantic, the capture of U- boat 505, the saving of the carrier Franklin after attack off Japan, and the German surrender (including text of same) with photos of liberating the Jews. Also includes much info for personnel such as rules on mustering-out pay. 80 pages. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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Better Homes  & Gardens Magazine May 1943
2 Better Homes & Gardens Magazine May 1943
Des Moines, Iowa Meredith Publishing 1943 Soft Cover Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Very nice, clean oversized magazine measuring 9--3/4"x13". A special treat is an original order unused order form laid-in. Light name and address stamped to top back edge for mailing. A WWII era issue which definitely reflects wartime in ads and in content. First article is entitled "What Your Boy at the Front is Thinking". Rice Krispie ad shows Snap, Crackle and Pop piloting planes with the caption "Right on the beam for wartime eating." Article also discusses feeding children of different ages despite rationing. Recipes, decorating, gardening all very much with the war in mind. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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3 Brookyln Botanic Garden Record (22 issues)
Brooklyn, New York Brooklyn Botanic Garden Soft Cover Very Good 
Issues span1988-1993. A lovely collection of gardening magazines, especially good because each issue, except one, is devoted to a single topic, so it's almost like getting 21 books and one magazine rather than 22 magazines. All are clean and nice with just a spot of edge or corner wear here and there. No names or writing and text and covers are pristine. The topics and dates of issue include: Beds & Borders 1986; Plants For Problem Places, 1988; Grenhouses & Garden Rooms, 1988; Ornamental Grasses, 1988; Garden Photography, 1989; Gardening With Wildflowers & Native Plants, 1989; Gardening For Fragrance, 1989; American Cottage Gardens, 1990; Indoor Bonsai, 1990; Dyes From Nature, 1990; Pruning Techniques, 1991; Perrenials, 1991; Bulbs, 1991; The Winter Garden 1991; Annuals; A Winter Garden, 1992; Trees, 1992; The Town & City Gardener 1992; The Environmental Gardener, 1992; Hollies, 1993; The Natural Lawn, 1993; and Houseplants, 1993. Also included is The Year's Highlights from 1987/88 which contains a variety of articles 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Connecticut Quarterly Volume II No. I January, February, March, 1896
4 Connecticut Quarterly Volume II No. I January, February, March, 1896
Hartford, Connecticut The Connecticut Quarterly Co. 1896 Original Magazines Bound Hard Cover Very Good No DJ, as Issued 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Original magazines bound in modern blue buckram. Exterior is clean as a whistle i with gilt printing to spine. Magazine shows mild foxing to coversand some wear -- there is also a tear to top of one page repaired with archival tape -- but pages are otherwise clean and attractive. Great ads and all magazine covers present. Topics include the town of Pomfret, New Britain in the days of the Revolution, Reservoir Park in West Hartford, early Connecticut printing, the town of Canaan, old time music and musicians, the axe and how it's made, Bacon Academy, Edward Sheffield Bartholomew, the town of Litchfield, notes by an Ohio pioneer from 1788-89, and the Grove Street Cemetery. A second copy is also available published by the the Connecticut Quarterly Company as a complete book. VOLUME I ALSO AVAILABLE. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Engineering News and American Contract Journal Vol. XVII April 23, 1887
5 Engineering News and American Contract Journal Vol. XVII April 23, 1887
New York Engineering News Publishing Company 1887 Vol. XVIII, No. 17 Soft Cover Near Fine Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
It's not common to find an example of this early technical magazine and especially not in such nice condtion. There is a small bit of soiling to outer edge of front cover, but it is otherwise very handsome. Oversized at 11" across by 14" tall. Numerous ads at front and back with bold graphics showing various pumps, pipes, derricks, engineering and surveying equipment, fire hydrants, valves. etc.. Even submarine tunnels and early steam shovels.A sampling of articles include the following topics: a landslide on the New York, Central & Hudson Railroad, the foundation for the 1000-ft. Eiffel tower in Paris, and the proposed Long Island Bridge. Technical drawings throughout. Magazine begins pagination where the previous issue left off, but we counted 15 pages of dense text, plus 25 pages of ads. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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Fortune Magazine July, 1935 (Anheiser-Busch, Women In Business, Restoring Williamsburg, U.S. Smelting & Refining)
6 Fortune Magazine July, 1935 (Anheiser-Busch, Women In Business, Restoring Williamsburg, U.S. Smelting & Refining)
New York Time-life 1935 Volume XII, No. 1 Soft Cover Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Very clean, nice issue of one of the star magazines of the 30's. The photography is excellent, as are the articles and the magazine's design. Three topics grabbed my attention -- a colorful piece about Anheiser-Busch and its bottled beer, Part I of a story about women in business, and a look at Mr. Rockefeller's renovation of Colonial Willamsburg. There's also a piece about the cotton industry, one on U.S. Smelting & Refining and a profile of Harry Hopkins. Magazine has no real defect of note. It measures 11-1/2"x14" and has 140 pages. We have around 40 issues of Fortune magazines from the 30's. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Holly Leaves, The Christmas Number of the Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News, 1954
7 Holly Leaves, The Christmas Number of the Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News, 1954
London Commonwealth House 1954 Christmas, 1954 Soft Cover Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
From its spectacular red, black and gold cover art to its slick pages, large size, and terrific ads, this vintage British collectible magazine is a thing of beauty! It measures a whopping 10x14-1/4" and is clean as a whistle inside and out, marred only two small errant red marks to bottom front at gilt. Poems and stories abound, but it's the art and the ads that take the breath away. All are gloriously frameable if you can bear to cut the magazine. This edition is especially interesting due to its article on the post office packet service and the gorgeous paintings and history of Plymouth. Magazine has been beautifully preserved . If you love art and/or England it truly doesn't get any better than this. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Indiana Audubon Society 1946, 1948 Yearbooks; 29 Issues 1950-1960
Indian Audubon Society Soft Cover Very Good 
Nice set, all issues tightly bound. Some show soiling to front near spine, but later ones are clean as a whistle. 1946 Yearbook shows former owner's name written small at top front. The rest are without names. Mailing label on back of all. Photo illustrated in black and white. Yearbooks printed on coated paper.Magazine issues are as follows:1950 -- Jan. and April; 1951 -- July and Aug.;1952 -- April, July, Oct.;1953 --Jan., April, Oct.; 1954 -- April, July; 1955 -- April, July; 1956 -- Jan. July, Oct.;1957 -- April, July, Oct.;1958 -- Jan. April, July Oct. (full-run);1959 -- Feb. May, August-Nov. (total of three issues for 1959); and1960 -- Feb. and May.Topics are varied, but some highlights include the relation of wildlife management and songbirds, war and the birds of Guam, early Indiana Audubon Society history, winter bird feeding, the bald eagle, rare and semi-rare visitants in northern Indiana, attraction of birds to airport ceilometer beams, the blue-winged teal, an unusual nest of red-eyed Towhee, whooping cranes in Porter County 50 years previous, colonial nesting of the barn swallow, behavior of the English sparrow, the shorebird families, a huge pigeon roost, changes in common names of birds, the order Pelecanformes in Indiana; the spread of the starling in Indiana, notes on mating of sage grouse in Wyoming, the "sturdy art of Christmas bird counting", bird tragedy at the dunes, and notes on two young red-shouldered hawks. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Infantry Journal Magazine November, 1944
9 Infantry Journal Magazine November, 1944
Washignton D.C, The Infantry Association 1944 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very nice, clean magazine, tightly bound. No mailing label and no loss of membership application. Measures 8-1/2"x11-1/4". Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, art and maps. Among the major articles are Part I of a D-Day Diary by an anonymous writer and Action at the Pigpen (see photo two) which discusses the leadership of the 1st Battalion 17th Infantry on Ebeye Island on February 2, 1944. Other topics include cannoneers, tips on heavy mortars, the new German carbine and sea power in modern war. 80 pages. Other issues available from 1944, but not a full run. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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Journal of the British Society of Dowsers (6 issues 1979-1883)
10 Journal of the British Society of Dowsers (6 issues 1979-1883)
Ashford Kent, England British Society of Dowsers 198 Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7 
These little magazines are great fun to read whether you believe in dowsing, or you don't. They're all clean and tightly bound and there are no labels. Issues are random from 1979 to 1983. One issue shows foxing to the first two pages (see last photo) caused by a catalog of books available in the Dowser Society Bookshop. The catalog almost makes it worth the defect -- no, I think it actually does! :-) The magazines measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and have around 47 pages each. Here's a sample of topics: the use of numbers in magic and healing, dowsing and the healing art, dowsing in everyday life, reflexology, what makes a good dowser, intuition and dowsing, wells and well drilling, proxy dowsing, dowsing for Roman roads, weather prediction by dowsing, practice for water dowsing, the Lost Cross of Waltham Abbey, Orthomolecular Nutrition, cradle charms, change of body weight during water divining, the use of the pendulum and more. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians  1992 (Four Issues, Full Run)
11 Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1992 (Four Issues, Full Run)
Society of Architectural Historians 1992 Volume LI Numbers 1-4 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Four very nice, clean issues, the complete set for 1992. Pristine covers and pages. Only fault is sunning to spines. Illustrated nicely throughout with black and white photographs and diagrams. Magazines measure 8-1/2"x11". Topics include, but are not limited to, the neighborhood shopping center in Washington D.C. 1930-1941; design and civic identity in Cincinatti's Carew Tower complex; originality in Byzantine architecture; the design of the William Watts Sherman house;Charles V and the cathedrals of Granada; Hollyhock House as "art theater garden"; evidence for flying buttresses before 1180; Santa Maria de Melque and church construction under Muslim rule; the facade of Sir John Soane's Museum; and scrolled gables of the 16th and 17th centuries in the Low Countries. Other issues available. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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12 Nautical Magazine New Series (April, September, 1876 November, December)
London, England Pewtress Company Printers 1876 Soft Cover Good 
Four tightly bound magazines, each measuring 5-1/2"x8-1/2" sporting the same blue cover design with ads at back cover. This is a hard one to find in these early issues and all four are completely intact save a small loss of paper at spines. A few spines show evidence of reglueing to paper, but only at crown and tail of two. Spine paper has darkened and there are a few small exterior stains, plus dampstain mark to edges of a couple pages on two issues. Otherwise textblock is very clean on all. The advertising is wonderful with illustration in some instances. Magazine was published for the merchant marine and addresses itself to issues concerning same such as meterology, Canadian shipping, Atlantic steam ferries, the Merchant Marine Act of 1876, the health of seaman, international regulations, preventing collisions at sea, the Arctic Expedition, ports of Sicily, and the standing of iron ships and errors of compasses, plus much more. The publication was founded in 1832 and run by its founder, a British admiral, until 1871. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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13 Phoenix Flame Magazines Sparks 1-7 (Periods of Art Series)
Chicago, Illinois Phoenix Metal Cap Company 1949 Soft Cover Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Jacobs, Elmer 
Crisp, beautiful magazines published as the Period of Art series. Includes Blaze 24, Sparks 1-7, the series in its entirety. Magazine with its gorgeous bold, graphic covers by Elmer Jacobs was a national award winner for its art. What's interesting is it was the house organ for the Phoenix Metal Cap Co. of Chicago and, as such, is a unique and quirky juxtaposition of advertising art (products for which the company designed caps) and fine art sprinkled with poetry, humor and history. Magazine measures 8-1/2"x11" with each issue featuring a different period of art history. In chronological order these period are: Paleolithic, Egyptian, Greco-Roman, Oriental, Mayan, Renaisscance and 19th Century. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Romantic Movie Stories Magazine Februrary , 1937  (Grace Moore, Myrna Loy, William Powell cover)
14 Romantic Movie Stories Magazine Februrary , 1937 (Grace Moore, Myrna Loy, William Powell cover)
New York, New Yok Fawcett Publications 1937 Volume VII; No. 34 Soft Cover Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
One of the harder-to-find collectible movie fan magazines of the day. Almost pristine save tiny crease to lower front corner. Pages have evenly toned and there are no labels and no names or writing. Cover features Grace Moore in advance of her new movie with Cary Grant, "Interlude", accompanied by a four page feature with stills inside. Magazine focuses on movies with a look at both female and male leads -- hence oretta Young/Tyrone Power in Love Is News; William Powell/Myrna Loy in After the Thin Man; Victor McLadgen/Ida Lupino in Coast Patrol; Virginia Bruce/Melvyn Douglas in Women of Glamour; Betty Furness/ Gordon Jones in They Wanted To Marry; Rochelle Hudson/Michael Whalen in Woman Wise; Shirley Temple/Robert Mongomery in Stowaway; and Lily Pons/Gene Raymond in That Girl From Paris. The free photo of the month to send for was Clark Gable.Nice color ad for Chesterfield cigarettes on back depicting what appears to be George and Martha Washington. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Connecticut Magazine An Illustrated Bi-Monthly January to December 1900  Vol. VI
15 The Connecticut Magazine An Illustrated Bi-Monthly January to December 1900 Vol. VI
Hartford, CT The Connecticut Magazine Company 1900 Hard Cover Very Good No DJ 
Clean, solid book with no names or writing and no cracking to hinges. Tightly bound with sunning to spine, a small flat spot to cloth at front spine area, and a small paper loss to top edge of title page. Very handsomely illustrated throughout. Perhaps the most interesting thing is a lengthy article with photos about the golf clubs of the state with much emphasis on women golfers of the day. Other topics include, but are not limited to, Southington, John Reed 1633-1730, Capt. Reuben Marcy, Rockville, James Gates Percival, Col. Zebulon Butler, New Britain; Ruth Thompson Sperry, Stamford, Putnam Phalanx, Gov. Talcott's mansion; Connecticut at the Paris Exposition, Old Windsor and more. Includes poetry and a lengthy serial story. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Harvard Illustrated Magazine Vol. I, No. 2, 1899
16 The Harvard Illustrated Magazine Vol. I, No. 2, 1899
Cambridge, MA Harvard University Press 1899 Soft Cover Very Good 
A very nice and very early issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine -- only the second of the first volume to be published. Measures 7-1/2"x9-3/4" and is very clean and tightly bound. Faults are confined to a small bit of wear to tail of spine, a snipped corner at upper back. a crease and softening to lower back corner, and a bit of paper from the cover adhered to first page near gutter. Pristine cover and pages. Illustrated nicely with photographs and art including a full page color image of the American flag and two other works of art sporting a color wash. Main article topics include the statue of John Harvard, Harvard's Randall Hall, and the story of the U.S. auxilairy cruiser steamship Harvard 's harrowing trip while scouting for the Spanish Armada. Also includes student literature -- one play and several poems, as well as info on Harvard golf. Great ads from well-known concerns such as Brooks Brothers, Provident Life & Trust, and Perrier-Jouet champagne, but also businesses that slipped quietly into the annals of time. Hot items and services include "colored shirtings", pianoforte lessons, art to adorn student rooms, laundries. beer and wine, hats, carriages, jewelry, and tailoring. The most humorous is an ad for "Pillows -- Ballet pillows, foot-ball pillows, college pillows, fraternity pillows, and pillows to throw." 55 pages, plus the ads. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Harvard Illustrated Magazine Vol. I, No. 2, 1899
17 The Harvard Illustrated Magazine Vol. I, No. 2, 1899
Cambridge, MA Harvard University Press 1899 Soft Cover Very Good 
A very nice and very early issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine -- only the second of the first volume to be published. Measures 7-1/2"x9-3/4" and is very clean and tightly bound. Faults are confined to a small bit of wear to tail of spine, a snipped corner at upper back. a crease and softening to lower back corner, and a bit of paper from the cover adhered to first page near gutter. Pristine cover and pages. Illustrated nicely with photographs and art including a full page color image of the American flag and two other works of art sporting a color wash. Main article topics include the statue of John Harvard, Harvard's Randall Hall, and the story of the U.S. auxilairy cruiser steamship Harvard 's harrowing trip while scouting for the Spanish Armada. Also includes student literature -- one play and several poems, as well as info on Harvard golf. Great ads from well-known concerns such as Brooks Brothers, Provident Life & Trust, and Perrier-Jouet champagne, but also businesses that slipped quietly into the annals of time. Hot items and services include "colored shirtings", pianoforte lessons, art to adorn student rooms, laundries. beer and wine, hats, carriages, jewelry, and tailoring. The most humorous is an ad for "Pillows -- Ballet pillows, foot-ball pillows, college pillows, fraternity pillows, and pillows to throw." 55 pages, plus the ads. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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18 The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology Volume 54, 1968
London The Egypt Exploration Society 1968 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Spine has sunned and there is a one inch chip to paper over spine at crown, but otherwise this one is pristine. No names or writing. Measures 9"x11" and has 245 pages. Illustrated with black and white plates. Among the many articles are: The Pregnancy of Isis; A Bibliography of Jeroslav Cerny; Four Hieratic Ostraca of the Old Kingdom; An Early Middle Kingdom Account; A Reconsideration of the Middle Kingdom Cairo Letter; A New Wisdom Text From a Writing-Board in Oxford; and Two Monuments of the Rein of Horemheb, as well as one on the length of Horemheb's reign. Other issues available. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology Volume 66, 1980
London The Egypt Exploration Society 1980 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Spine has sunned, but otherwise this one is pristine. No names or writing. Measures 9"x11" and has 192 pages plus black and white plates at back of book printed on coated paper. A sampling of article topics include: Observations of a collection of crania from the Mastabas of the Reign of Cheops at Giza; two lute players of the Amarna Era; Historical observations of the military reliefs of Abu Simbel and other Ramesside Temples in Nubia; an accounts papyrus from Thebes; and adaptation of the ancient Egyptian texts to the the temple ritual at Philae. Other issues available. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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20 The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology Volume 67, 1981
London The Egypt Exploration Society 1981 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Spine has sunned, but otherwise this one is pristine. No names or writing. Measures 9"x11" and has 207 pages plus black and white plates at back of book printed on coated paper. Among the many articles are: Two Old Kingdom Tombs at Giza; The Conclusion to the Testament of Ammenemes, King of Egypt; An Eighteenth-Dynasty Linen in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston; Egypt, Samos and the Archaic Style in Greek Sculpture; Ancient Egyptian Silver; and The Rev. Dr. Anthony J. Arkell. Other issues available. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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21 The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology Volume 68, 1982
London The Egypt Exploration Society 1982 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very nice book. Mild sunning to spine and a couple small faint spots to cover are oinly faults. Tightly bound with no names or writing. Measures 9"x11" and has 317 pages plus black and white plates at back of book printed on coated paper. A sampling of article topics include: automated analysis of predynastic cemeteries, three monuments from Memphis in the Fitzwilliam Museum; the origin of the Blue Crown; the original version of the Royal Canon of Turin; the Rendells mummy bandages; eight funerary paintings with judgement scenes in the Swansea Welcome Museum; and gift giving in ancient Egypt as an economic feature. Other issues available. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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