National Geographic . December 1913, Vol. 24, No. 12

Religious Penances and Punishments Self-inflicted by the Holy Men of India, by Rev. W. M. Zumbro, with 70 Illustrations (Summary: At an annual gathering India’s ascetics come together to practice deprivation, self-torture, and mortification of the flesh, from sitting on iron spikes to ordeals by fire and thirst. Hinduism.)
The Marriage of the Gods, by John J. Banninga, with 16 Illustrations (Summary: In the southern Indian city of Madura (Madurai), thousands of participants reenact the marriage of the gods Siva and Meenachi in a days-long ceremony. Hindu.)
Texas, Our Largest State, by N. H. Darton, Geologist of the U.S. Bureau of Mines, with 20 Illustrations (Summary: The distance from Point Isabel in the southeast to Texline in the northwest is greater than the distance from Chicago to New York. Yet Texas is a state not just of enormous territory but also of untapped mineral resources, extensive railways, and thriving cotton plantations.)

 

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National Geographic . November 1913, Vol. 24, No. 11

SPECIAL ISSUE - The Non-Christian Peoples of the Philippine Islands, by Dean C. Worcester, Secretary of the Interior of the Philippine Islands, 1901-1913, with 32 Pages of Illustrations in Eight Colors (Summary: Pagan tribes in the Philippines make up just an eighth of the population, but live in over half the nation’s territory. The American presence is transforming notions of public order, sanitation, and jurisprudence. Related Subjects: Ethnology – Asia; Luzon (island), Philippines; Philippines, Republic of the)
 

Magazine is complete and in Very Good/Good overall condition. Spine chipped 1/4 inch at the bottom. Interior pages are in excellent condition. Price: $35.00

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National Geographic . October 1913, Vol. 24, No. 10

Rumania and Her Ambitions, by Frederick Moore, with 34 Illustrations (Summary: Rumania (Romania) hopes to expand her territory and gather all Rumanians – the descendants of the great Roman invasion of the Balkans – under a single flag.)
An Island in the Sea of History: The Highlands of Daghestan, by George Kennan, with 46 Illustrations and Map (Summary: High among the peaks of the Caucasus between Georgia and the Caspian Sea, visitors to this ethnically diverse region encounter a new language every fifteen miles. Related Subjects: Caucasus Mountains, Asia-Europe; Daghestan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, R.S.F.S.R.; U.S.S.R.; Dancers and dancing; Russia (Pre-Revolution); Transcaucasian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic, U.S.S.R.)
The Mysterious Life of the Common Eel, by Hugh M. Smith, United States Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries, with 3 Illustrations (Summary: The common eel flourishes on the Atlantic seaboard, in the Gulf of Mexico, and even in the Great Lakes. Though its life cycle is undergoing study, there remains much about the creature’s habits that is still unknown.)
Our Army Versus a Bacillus, by Alton G. Grinnell, with 2 Illustrations (Summary: The U.S. Army is contributing mightily to the eradication of typhoid fever through a compulsory immunization program. Increasingly, the vaccine is being put into use in civilian life as well.)

Magazine is complete and in Very Good/Good overall condition. Spine chipped 1/4 inch at the bottom. Interior pages are in excellent condition. Price: $30.00

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National Geographic . September 1913, Vol. 24, No. 9

SPECIAL ISSUE - The Resurrection of Ancient Egypt, by James Baikie, with 46 Illustrations and Map (Summary: Archaeologists take a systematic approach as they unearth artifacts of an ancient civilization. The result is that today they can piece together a coherent picture of the history and life of ancient Egyptians. Related Subjects: Abydos, Egypt; Archaeology; Deir el-Bahri, Egypt; Egypt, ancient; Giza, Egypt; Karnak, Egypt; Luxor, Egypt; Philae, Egypt; Pyramids – Egypt; Thebes, Egypt; Pyramids; Africa, ancient.)
Reconstructing Egypt’s History: The Work of the Egypt Exploration Fund, by Wallace N. Stearns, with 21 Illustrations (Summary: The filling of the Aswan Dam has reclaimed a million acres of tillable land but threatens important archaeological sites. While rushing to salvage what we can, we learn for the first time about the lives of the commoners and royalty of ancient Egypt. Related Subjects: Abydos, Egypt; Archaeology; Deir el-Bahri, Egypt; Egypt, ancient; Thebes, Egypt; Africa, ancient.)
The Sacred Ibis Cemetery and Jackal Catacombs at Abydos, by Camden M. Cobern, Honorary Secretary Egypt Exploration Fund, in Egypt Season 1912-1913, with 7 Illustrations (Summary: An unprecedented find has been made in an ancient necropolis dedicated to Osiris, the ruler of the underworld; a 2,000-year-old burial place for ibises – mummified, wrapped, and decorated as carefully as the bodies of royalty, many encased in clay sarcophagi. Related Subjects: Abydos, Egypt; Archeology; Egypt, ancient; Ibises; Jackals; Mummies; Africa, ancient.)

 

Magazine is complete and in very good overall condition with minor cover wear.  Front cover and  Back cover have minor cover wear. Spine has a few minor chips. Interior pages are in excellent. Two like this. Price: $35.00.

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National Geographic . August 1913, Vol. 24, No. 8

The Ascent of Mont Blanc, by Walter Woodburn Hyde, with 69 Illustrations (Summary: Breathtaking photos of this monarch of Swiss mountains accompany the history of its discovery and tales of attempts to reach its peak. Related Subjects: Alps, Europe; Balmat, Jacques; Blanc, Mont, France; Chamonix, France; France; Glaciers; Italy; Janssen Observatory, Mont Blanc Summit, France; Mountain climbing; Saussure, H.B. de; Switzerland.)
Gems of the Italian Lakes, by Arthur Ellis Mayer, with 13 Illustrations (Summary: Located in northern Italy, the beauty of Lakes Como, Lugano, and Maggiore is enhanced by the storybook villages along these shores. Related Subjects: Como, Lake, Italy; Isola Bella, Italy; Lugano, Lake, Italy-Switzerland; Maggiore, Lake, Italy-Switzerland.)

 

Magazine is complete and in very good overall condition with minor cover wear.  Front cover and  Back covers are in very good condition.  Spine has a few minor chips. Interior pages are in excellent condition. This is an very good magazine. Price: $30.00 

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National Geographic . July 1913, Vol. 24, No. 7

PLEASE NOTE: The Pictorial Supplement "Doe and Twin Fawns" is INCLUDED with this Magazine and is still tipped into the front of Magazine in Excellent Condition.
Wild Animals the Took Their Own Pictures by Day and by Night, by George Shiras, 3rd, with 67 Illustrations (Summary: A strategically placed camera is rigged to capture images of elusive wildlife without requiring the immediate presence of the photographer.

Wildlife photography barely existed: Cameras were cumbersome and primitive, wildlife elusive and difficult to film. But Shiras’s inventive genius contrived methods and devices that resulted, among other things, in the first flash photographs and the first trip-wire photography of animals at night.

 

Pictorial supplement to July 1913 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.
Photograph by George Shiras

 

 Related Subjects: Beavers; Moose; Muskrats; Photography, flashlight; Photography, nature; Porcupines; Rabbits; Skunks; Wyoming; Yellowstone National Park, U.S.; Wildlife – North America.)
Untoured Burma, by Charles H. Bartlett, with 17 Illustrations (Summary: In Burma (Myanmar), the road less traveled – outside the triangular tourists’ path bounded by Rangoon (Yangon), Mandalay, and Prome (Pyay) – is filled with diverse tribes living as they did a thousand years ago. Related Subjects: Burma; Irrawaddy River, Burma; Pagan, Burma.)
Scenes in Out-of-the-Way Places (Summary: Peoples of Kashmir, Albania, Madagascar, and the shores of Lake Baikal are profile.) (7 Full-Page B/W PHOTO Essay: Photos include: 1 & 2.: City of Leh, LADAKH (Little Tibet) in KASHMIR Region; 3. ALBANIA; 4. TRIPOLI, North Africa; 5. Semeiski sect in SIBERIA, RUSSIA; 6. Seville, Southern SPAIN; and 7. MADAGASCAR.)

Magazine is complete and in very good overall condition with minor cover wear.  Front cover and  Back cover are in excellent condition.  Spine is clean with a few minor cracks. Interior pages are in excellent condition and appear to be as new. This is an excellent magazine. The Pictorial Supplement "Doe and Twin Fawns" is INCLUDED with these Magazines
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National Geographic . June 1913, Vol. 24, No. 6

Fifty Common Birds of Farm and Orchard, With 50 Illustrations in Eight Colors, Illustrations from drawings made by Mr. Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Prepared under the direction of Henry W. Henshaw, Chief of the Biological Survey, as Bulletin 513 of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and reprinted in full in the National Geographic Magazine, pages 669-697, by special permission of the Secretary of Agriculture.
Birds May Bring You More Happiness than the Wealth of the Indies, with 14 Illustrations, by Frank M. Chapman (The following article is reprinted from “Bird Life”, a most useful guide to the study of our common birds, by Frank M. Chapman.)
Chinese Pigeon Whistles, with Illustrations (Summary: The Chinese produce unique aerial music by attaching light whistles of various pitches to the tails of young pigeons. When the birds fly they produce an open-air concert.)
The Nation’s Capital, with 24 Illustrations, by James Bryce (Summary: A former British ambassador shares his impressions of the city’s great natural beauty and charm and offers suggestions for further improvement, including extending forest reserves and establishing a national university.)
Curious Scenes in Out-of-the-way Places, with 13 Illustrations (Summary: This photographic essay depicts totem poles in the New Hebrides (Vanuatu), veiled Tuareg chiefs in Timbuktu (Mali), mountain warriors in Senegal, and a funeral in Yunnan, China.)

 

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National Geographic . May 1913, Vol. 24, No. 5

The Monsters of Our Back Yards (Insects and Spiders), by David Fairchild, In Charge of Foreign Seed and Plant Introduction, Department of Agriculture, with 30 Illustrations (Summary: A naturalist presents face-to-face close-ups and life histories of common insects and spiders. Related Subjects: Ants; Bees; Beetles; Butterflies; Insects; Spiders.)
The Monarch of the Canadian Rockies: The Robson Peak District of British Columbia and Alberta, by Charles D. Walcott, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, with 12 Illustrations (Summary: The secretary of the Smithsonian Institution explores the majestic, glacier-clothed king of the range in order to learn more about the geology and fossils of the Cambrian period.)
The Lama’s Motor Car: A Trip Across the Gobi Desert by Motor-Car, by Ethan C. Le Munyon, with 32 Illustrations (Summary: An American firm in China is commissioned by the religious leader of Mongolia to secure an automobile from Detroit. Taking the vehicle across the Gobi desert, the Americans dragged it by bullock over miles of rough and perilously sandy terrain. Related Subjects: China; Deserts; Gobi Desert, Asia; Mongolia; Tibetan Buddhism; Urga, Mongolia; Buddhism.)

 

Magazine is complete and in very good/good overall condition with minor cover wear.  Front cover is in very good  condition.  Back cover is in very good  condition.  Spine is missing portions of paper. Interior pages are in excellent condition. The Panorama Supplement Panorama of Mount Robson Peak and glaciers, 16" x 44" IS NOT included with this magazine. Two like this. Price: $30.00.

 

 

National Geographic . April  1913, Vol. 24, No. 4 (two copies)

THE WONDERLAND OF PERU: Much sought after rare SPECIAL ISSUE -  The Work Accomplished by the Peruvian Expedition of 1912, Under the Auspices of Yale University and the National Geographic Society, by HIRAM BINGHAM, Director of the Expedition, with 244 Illustrations. Two copies are available. 

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All of the pages describing the expedition and advertisement pages in the front and back are included and are in excellent condition.  Both covers are clean and in very good condition. Spine is partially separated and chipped at the foot missing one inch of paper.

The Original Panorama Photo of Ruins of Ancient Inca Capital. Machu Picchu Pictorial Supplement size 7 1/2 x 19 Inches, IS included.   Price: $225.00 Please also see copy two below.

COPY TWO

All of the pages describing the expedition and advertisement pages in the front and back are included and are in excellent condition. The front cover is chipped at the spine. Spine is also slightly chipped at the foot.

The Original Panorama Photo of Ruins of Ancient Inca Capital. Machu Picchu Pictorial Supplement size 7 1/2 x 19 Inches, IS NOT included. However an 8x 14 inch reproduction is included. Price: $185.00.

 

 

National Geographic . March 1913, Vol. 24, No. 3

Oysters: The World’s Most Valuable Water Crop, by Hugh M. Smith, U. S. Deputy Commissioner of Fisheries, with 21 Illustrations
Greece and Montenegro, by George Higgins Moses, U. S. Minister to Greece and Montenegro, 1909-1912, with 34 Illustrations
Megaspelaeon, the Oldest Monastery in Greece, by Carroll Storrs Alden, with 11 Illustrations
Mysterious Temples of the Jungle: The Prehistoric Ruins of Guatemala, by W. F. Sands, with 10 Illustrations
Excavations at Quirigua, Guatemala, by Sylvanus Griswold Morley, with 23 Illustrations
Saving the Ducks and Geese, by Wells W. Cooke, with 15 Illustrations
Wandering Islands in the Rio Grande, by Mrs. Albert S. Burleson, Illustrated

 

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National Geographic . February 1913, Vol. 24, No. 2

Map Supplement Map of Central America, Cuba, Porto Rico, and the Islands of the Caribbean Sea 11.5" x 19" IS INCLUDED with this Magazine..
The Recent Eruptions of Katmai Volcano in Alaska: An Account of One of the Most Tremendous Volcanic Explosions Known in History, by George C. Martin, with 37 Illustrations. Mr. Martin is the geologist of the U. S. Geological Survey who directed the National Geographic Society Alaska volcano researches in 1912. (Summary: The National Geographic Society’s director of Alaska volcano research in 1912 gives an account of one of the most violent eruptions of historic times, heard 750 miles away in Juneau and sending fumes 1,500 miles to Puget Sound. Related Subjects: Alaska; Katmai National Park, Alaska; Kodiak Island, Alaska; Volcanoes.)
Do Volcanic Explosions Affect Our Climate?, by C.G. Abbot, Director Astrophysical Observatory, Smithsonian Institution, with Illustrations. (Summary: Measurements of the amount of heat coming to the Earth from the Sun suggest that dust has caused a 20 percent decrease in solar radiation since the eruption of Mount Katmai. The consequent decrease in ambient temperature is as great as several degrees. Related Subjects: Bandai-San, Japan; Climate; Krakatau (island volcano), Indonesia; Meteorology; Volcanoes; Weather.)
The Changing Map in the Balkans, by Frederick Moore, with 27 Illustrations and Map (Summary: The war against the Ottoman Empire is shifting national boundaries in the Balkans. Fighting under an unstable government, the Turks are retreating from the territory they have subjugated for so long. Related Subjects: Albania; Balkans; Bulgaria; Cholera; Diseases; Greece; Medicine and health; Romania; Serbia; Turkey.)
The Countries of the Caribbean, by William Joseph Showalter, with 23 Illustrations (Summary: The advent of the Panama Canal will bring in a great stream of capital for development of the Caribbean. But the degree to which each country will benefit will depend on the stability and competence of its government. Related Subjects: Caribbean region; Central America; Columbus, Christopher; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Puerto Rico, West Indies; Venezuela; West Indies.)
National Geographic Society, with Illustrations

 

Magazine is in Very Good condition. Supplement Map of Central America, Cuba, Porto Rico, and the Islands of the Caribbean Sea 11.5" x 19" IS INCLUDED with this Magazine. Price: $40.00. 

Magazine is in good condition. Supplement Map of Central America, Cuba, Porto Rico, and the Islands of the Caribbean Sea 11.5" x 19" IS INCLUDED with this Magazine. Price: $35.00 . Four like this are available.

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National Geographic . January 1913, Vol. 24, No. 1

Beacons of the Sea: Lighting the Coasts of the United States, by George R. Putnam, with 67 Illustrations and Chart (Summary: The United States has 46,828 miles of shoreline, almost twice the circumference of the Earth. The government maintains 12,824 lighthouses, buoys, and other navigational aids along these waterways.)
The Discovery of Cancer in Plants: An Account of Some Remarkable Experiments by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with 11 Illustrations
From Jerusalem to Aleppo, by John D. Whiting, with 30 Illustrations and Map (Summary: En route to Aleppo via the eastern Mediterranean and Lebanon, a group of travelers encounter majestic cedar groves and famous ancient ruins. Related Subjects: Aleppo, Syria; Archaeology; Baalbek, Lebanon; Cedars of Lebanon; Hama, Syria; Lebanon; Levant States; Syria; Tripoli, Lebanon.)
Honors to Amundsen and Peary, with Illustrations (Summary: At its annual banquet at the Willard Hotel in Washington, the National Geographic Society pays tribute to the discoverers of the North and South Poles.)
National Geographic Society Notes

 

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