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1x001 LOT OF 36 MOVING PICTURE WORLD 1910 - 1920 BOUND VOLUMES '10-20 481 issues, incredible ads!

Date Sold 6/17/2012
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a remarkable lot of 36 bound volumes of Moving Picture World. There are complete years from 1912, and 1914 to 1919 (there are four volumes for each of those years, with three months contained in each volume). There is one volume from 1910, which contains all the issues from July through the end of December, two volumes from 1911, which contain all the issues from July through the end of December, and three volumes from 1913, which contain all the issues from April through the end of December. Finally, there are two volumes from 1920, which contain all the issues from January through the end of June. Since there are 52 weekly issues in each year, that means there are 7 complete years with 52 issues each, plus 8 volumes from the other four years, which contain 117 more issues (because the volume from 1910 contains half the year, for a total of 481 issues altogether (there could be a tiny difference in the actual number, but it would be extremely tiny).

All of these 481 issues are in 36 bound volumes. This was done by the company that published this magazine at the end of each year (they would bind in an index to the time period covered at the front of each volume), and the issues were slightly trimmed on three sides, and then sewn together down the spine, with a binding attached. The trimming is very slight and usually has next-to-no effect on any of the pages, but the sewing causes all of the pages to be difficult to see at the spine (and if the bindings are removed and the threads are taken out, then there is a series of holes down the left edge of all pages, and often the spines of each magazine cannot be saved). So, while the buyer of this lot COULD remove the bindings and sell the magazines individually, there would be considerable work involved in doing so, and the magazines would have the damage down the spine edge, plus the slight trimming on the other three sides.

We have only pictured pages from the very earliest issue in the first volume in this amazing lot (from 1910), plus pages from the first issue of the very last bound volume (from 1920), plus the cover from the exact issue where the historic movie "The Birth of a Nation" was reviewed for the first time, with an image of that review, plus the ad for that movie that ran in that issue (from 1915). Why have we not pictured more? Because over the past two and a half years, we have been auctioning a different collection of over 400 non-bound volume issues of this historic exhibitor magazine, and those issues covered many of the issues contained in these bound volumes! Those 400+ issues sold for prices ranging from around $20 to around $160 each (of course, depending on content and condition), and you can see all of those items at this link http://www.emovieposter.com/agallery/searchfield/title/search/moving%2520picture%2520world/sort/13/archive.html

If you click on any or all of those past sales in the search above, you will see those issues, and you can see the great ads we photographed from those issues. Since the 36 bound volumes offered in this lot present an unbroken set of these magazines from the beginning of 1914 to the middle of 1920 (with partial years from 1910, 1911, and 1913), they include ALL of the great highlights of those years, including when Charlie Chaplin first entered movies, the first serials with The Perils of Pauline, The Birth of a Nation, and so much more!

Because this lot of very large bound volumes will need to be sent in many boxes that weigh hundreds of pounds, we will not allow a return of this lot, so please bear that in mind (and carefully read all of the above, and study all of our images), and most of all, read our condition description BEFORE bidding on this lot!
Measurements: 9" 11 1/2"

Condition: very good. All of these 481 issues are in 36 bound volumes. This was done by the company that published this magazine at the end of each year, and the issues were slightly trimmed on three sides, and then sewn together down the spine, with a binding attached. The trimming is very slight and usually has next-to-no effect on any of the pages, but the sewing causes all of the pages to be difficult to see at the spine (and if the bindings are removed and the threads are taken out, then there is a series of holes down the left edge of all pages, and often the spines of each magazine cannot be saved). So, while the buyer of this lot COULD remove the bindings and sell the magazines individually, there would be considerable work involved in doing so, and the magazines would have the damage down the spine edge, plus the slight trimming on the other three sides. On some of the bound volumes, the binding is frayed or damaged, and there are a few of the interior magazines that have some pretty slight damage, but overall, most of the issues are in pretty nice condition, OTHER THAN BEING IN BOUND VOLUMES. Because this lot of very large bound volumes will need to be sent in many boxes that weigh hundreds of pounds, we will not allow a return of this lot, so please bear that in mind (and carefully read all of the above, and study all of our images), and most of all, read our condition description BEFORE bidding on this lot!
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Titles included:

1910 JUL-DEC
1911 JUL-SEP
1911 OCT-DEC
1912 APR-JUN
1912 JAN-MAR
1912 JUL-SEP
1912 OCT-DEC
1913 APR-JUN
1913 JUL-SEP
1913 OCT-DEC
1914 APR-JUN
1914 JAN-MAR
1914 JUL-SEP
1914 OCT-DEC
1915 APR-JUN
1915 JAN-MAR
1915 JUL-SEP
1915 OCT-DEC
1916 APR-JUN
1916 JAN-MAR
1916 JUL-SEP
1916 OCT-DEC
1917 APR-JUN
1917 JAN-MAR
1917 JUL-SEP
1917 OCT-DEC
1918 APR-JUN
1918 JAN-MAR
1918 JUL-SEP
1918 OCT-DEC
1919 APR-JUN
1919 JAN-MAR
1919 JUL-SEP
1919 OCT-DEC
1920 APR-JUN
1920 JAN-MAR

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