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Fireside Monthly. Devoted to Science, Literature, and Practical Life [February, 1860, Vol. I, No. 7]

By [Edited by] Hall, William Whitty

New York: W. W. Hall, 1860. Softcover. First edition; 6 x 9; pp. [1], 194-224, [2]; yellow wraps illustrated with steel engravings; two small nicks to tail of spine and lower corner; minor foxing and spotting to margins of wraps; faint vertical crease; text mostly very clean, but for a few spots to lower margin of first few pages; very good. An influential, albeit very short-lived, for its time journal "for women and the home" - the Fireside Monthly was published from 1859 to 1861 by William Hall (Mott, Frank Luther. A History of American Magazines, 1850-1865. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1938. 59-60). Hall (1810–1876) was a physician and a pioneer editor of health magazines having also published Hall's Journal of Health (1854-1867 [?]) and Hall's Medical Adviser (1875-1876). He was also a preacher and served as chaplain in both houses of the Texas Congress. He moved to New York in 1854 and was said he worked from 5 am to 10 pm every day, a violation of his own health rules, which led to his "falling in a fit" on a New York street and dying on May 10, 1876. OCLC lists a few copies in institutions with this the only one in the trade.

$85.00

The Daily Californian [September 25, 1929 Issue]

By Various

UC Berkeley Students, 1929. Softcover. Large folio; pp. 6; some scattered spots of foxing; 2 intersecting fold-lines through the middle with a small tear at their meeting point; profusely illustrated with photographs and cartoons; good to very good condition. 'The Daily Californian,' a UC Berkeley student-run newspaper still in existence today, was established in 1871 making it one of the oldest newspapers on the West Coast, and one of the oldest college newspapers in the United States. The current issue covers a variety of topics, some of which are: President Hoover's refusal to enter a discussion on the then Tariff Law which were to morph later into the Smoot-Hawley Tariff of 1930; a large article on the escalating tension between Russia and China; a college football editorial and coverage with a large photo of Ben Lom, a star halfback, who was inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 1991; many others. The only copy in the trade.

$25.00

2 vol National Geographic Magazine 1930 Jan-Dec 12 issues

By National Geographic Society

National Geographic Society, 1926. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 12 issues (January-December 1930) in two hardbound volumes. Some of the articles present are: Today "On the Yukon Trail of 1898," The Conquest of Antarctica by Air, Yugoslavia, Viking Life, Florida - The Fountain of Youth, Seeking the Mountains of Mystery, Domestic Fowl, Some Impressions of 150,000 Miles of Travel, etc. Condition: Very Good/Near Fine - black covers with gilt title to spine; covers clean with just a couple of spots, slight dust dulling and a few spots to top edge of pages; gilt to title faded on a couple of letters; pages mostly very clean, beautiful color and black & white illustrations.

$18.00

2 vol National Geographic Magazine 1931 Jan-Dec 12 issues

By National Geographic Society

National Geographic Society, 1926. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 12 issues (January-December 1931) in two hardbound volumes. Some of the articles present are: Skypaths through Latin America, Rounding the Horn in a Windjammer, Under the South African Union, Rambles through the Prairie State, With the Devil Dancers of China and Tibet, Along the Old Mandarin Road of Indo-China, Washington State, Trans Asiatic Expedition Reaches Kashmir, etc. Condition: Very Good/Near Fine - black covers with gilt title to spine; covers clean with just a couple of spots, slight dust dulling and a few spots to top edge of pages; gilt to title faded on a couple of letters; pages mostly very clean, beautiful color and black & white illustrations.

$18.00