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    Moving Picture World (Chalmers Publishing, 1914-1917). Hand Bound Books (2) (Multiple Pages, 9.5" X 12") & Loose Pages (Multiple Pages, Various Sizes). Miscellaneous.
    This lot includes early issues and parts of issues from the exhibitor magazine The Moving Picture World, which were selected by the previous owner and hand bound into two large volumes in improvised brown paper wrappers. The magazine featured the latest industry news, films reviews, theater displays, and advertisements; and these selections appear to have been collected and focused around film exhibition and equipment. One of the front covers has "Projection, Advertising, Photoplay Writing 1913-1914 Edition" neatly written in pen on its front cover. Bound into the front of the other volume is a care and adjustment pamphlet for Power's Cameragraph Mechanism No. 6 (Manger, Hughes & Manger, 1910s). Inside the books there are some cuts, articles pasted over other articles, handwriting and other marks, creating a unique scrapbook effect. Included with the bound volumes is a large stack of loose pages and gatherings of pages of the magazine from 1915-1917, which form a potential third volume. Scattered in the loose pages is also a small selection of pages from other contemporary magazines, such as The Electrical Experimenter, The Wireless Age, Popular Mechanics and others. Although the books contain mostly texts, diagrams, and technical photos, there are great old motion picture advertisements in the loose pages from films, such as A Bit of Heaven, Charlie Chaplin in Easy Street, Man and Beast, Seven Deadly Sins, The Cross Eyed Submarine, The Field of Honor, Theda Bara in Heart and Soul, and bright color advertisements for The Devil's Pay Day, Even As You and I, and Polly-Redhead. Unrestored books and pages that may have tears, paper loss, and general age wear, as well as brittleness, some color fading, stains, tape, or tape stains. They may be in need of restoration. The magazines' original covers were not included when bound. Please see full-color, enlargeable image below for more details. Good.


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