London: Printed for F.C and J. Rivington, etc. 1817. Volume one: 269p.; volume two: 312p; volume 3: 308p. 16 cm. Uniform leather bindings with red title labels and spine in gilt; gilt edges. Some flecking of the leather on two volumes; corners slightly bumped, bruised, a few skinned; joints rubbed on volume one; title written in pencil in volume one and three on the front free endpaper; bottom free endpaper in volume two torn in half; occasional foxing; still, in very good condition. Originally published in 140 numbers from November 7, 1752, to March 9, 1754, with John Hawkesworth, Samuel Johnson, Richard Bathurst and Joseph Warton as the principal contributors.
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Baltimore: Printed b J. Robinson, 1822. xxii (contents), 416p, illustrations. 28 cm. Leather covers with titling in gilt on a red morocco spine label. Front joint cracked, but held by cords, covers rubbed, corners bumped, spine ceased, label removed from the tail of the spine; foxing. In good condition.
Boston: John L. Sibley and James B. Dow. 1839. viii, 520p, illustrations. 28cm. Bound in textured blue cloth with tiling in gilt on the spine. Spine ends worn, corners bumped, skinned; foxing; still, in very good condition. The American Magazine of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge was first published by The Boston Bewick Company in September, 1834, and ran for three years till September of 1837. In March, 1836, Nathaniel Hawthorne became editor. Several of his stories appeared in the pages of this magazine. Also of interest is an article on page 5 of the September, 1835, issue on "The Whale, and Whale Catching," which "for this article we are indebted to a sturdy, but well educated young man of Massachusetts, who had been a whaling voyage -- thus we entered on no criticism, or addition. Its description could not be mended, and its freshness might be injured, by any attempts at explanation." [underlining in pen].
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, December, 1862. pp. 649-772, index for volume x, 8 pp. ads. 25cm. Original self wrappers. Front panel chipped, corners curled, slightly faded; prior owner's neat signature on the front cover. Few toned pages. In better than good condition. Contains: "Procession of Flowers" by Higginson; "One of My Clients" presumably by Sidney C. Burton; "The Cumberland" by Longfellow; "The Fossil Man" by C. L. Brace; continuation of "Life in the Open Air" by Theodore Winthrop; "A Woman" by Rose Terry; "About Warwick" by Nathaniel Hawthorne; "Lyrics of the Street" by Mrs. Julia Ward Howe; continuation of "Mr. Axtell"; "My Hunt for the Captain" by Oliver Wendell Holmes; "Waiting" by Annie Adams Fields, who was the second wife of the publisher, James Thomas Fields.
Philadelphia: Samuel C. Atkinson, 1832. Hand colored frontispiece, engraved title page, 572p, illustrations, plates, hand colored plates, index, index of poetry. 23cm. Leather covers with gilt borders, gilt spine with black morocco label and title in gilt. Edges rubbed, spine creased, label rubbed; foxed. one page torn at fore edge with loss of text. In good condition.
New York: Frank Leslie's Publishing House, 1859. 572p, 570p, color plates, illustrations. 30cm. Leather back and tipis with marbled paper covers. Front cover joint cracked, held by cords, edges rubbed, corners bumped; missing pp. 1 & 2 of the first issue; occasional page tears. In good condition.
New York: Harper & Brothers, May, 1906. 16p, frontispiece, pp. 388-480, pp. 17-88, illustrations. Wrappers. Top of spine torn impacting front and back covers, foot of spine paper missing, edge tears, chips. In good condition. Authors are: William G. Fitz-Gerald, John Kendrick Bangs, Margarita Spalding Gerry, Marion Foster Washburne, Robert Hichens, A. T. Ashmore, Bertha Damaris Knobe, Martha Cutler, Flora Macdonald Thompson, Ada Foster Murray, Lilian Barton WIlson, Florence Howe Hall, Edith B. Sturgis, Ruth WInton, Marianna Wheeler, Helen Landen, Anna W. Crane, Josephine Greenier, Jean M. Thompson.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1852. 864p, illustrations. 25cm. Bound in three quarter black morocco with morocco spine tips, title in gilt on the spine, four raised bands with gilt rules; marbled paper covers. Minor edge wear, very slightly rubbed, a bright spine and the book is in very good condition. Contains Dickens' "Bleak House," chapters 1 - 7; "Christmas As We Grow Older," "Christmas in the Company of John Doe," "Our School," and "To Be Read At Dusk." "Bleak House," published in its entirety, concludes in volume seven.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1852. 864p, illustrations. 25cm. Bound in three quarter black morocco with morocco spine tips, title in gilt on the spine, four raised bands with gilt rules; marbled paper covers. Short crack to the front cover joint at the head of the spine; edges corners rubbed; surface scratch on the front cover; top corner of front free endpaper torn away. Still, a bright spine and the book is in very good condition. Contains Dickens' "Drooping Buds," and chapters 8 - 25 of "Bleak House," which was published in its entirety in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, concluding in volume seven.
Paris: L'Illustration, 3 Decembre 1949. A grand issue, typical of the holiday number with illustrations in color reproducing the works of several artists mounted on card, followed by a piece on ballet including a reproduction in color mounted on card by Degas, concluding with Gastronomie De Noël. Foot of spine chipped, corner creases. In very good condition.
Paris: L'Illustration, 1952. Cover art, L'eglise D'auvers-sur-Oise by Van Gogh, articles about De Vinci, the Gachet collection with many reproductions, in color, tipped in on card; and much more. Foot of spine chipped, short closed tear, one corner bumped resulting in short folds. A grand issue typical of the Chritmas number. A bright cover and in very good condition.
Paris: L'Illustration, 16 Avril 1938. Folio. Supplement. The focus of the issue is Le Palais de la Societe des Nations, located in Geneva and home to the United Nations. It was completed in 1938. The supplement includes photographs of its construction and furnishing. The second is the growing global conflict. In very good condition.
Paris: L'Illustration, 16 Juillet 1938. Wrappers. Spine torn at the foot, and head, one corner chipped. The focus of the issue is the restoration of the Cathedrale de Reims with illustrations in color and lack and white photographs documenting its architectural details. The second focus is the growing global conflict. Illustrations in color are part of "Voyage a Travers les Vignes et les Caves de Champagne." In very good condition.
Paris: L'Illustration, 3 Decembre 1938. The Argument, in English, precedes the title page and provides details of the cover illustration, the design of the summary, and brief articles on the content of the issue: The Mirror of Baghdad; English Art; The Dazzled Poet; The Secret of the Waters; Escape to Indo-China; Don Juan; In the Land of the Tuareg; and Goya. What follows are several magnificent pages in the Summary with borders that are inspired by the illuminations in the Mirror of Baghdad, followed by several reproductions of famous English artists mounted on card with gilt frames; the watercolor art of Jean A. Mercier is reproduced to illustrated the story of The Dazzled Poet by Aberic Cahuet, and much more to finish out this grand Christmas issue. Corner creases on front cover; covers detached. In good condition.
Paris: L'Illustration, 16 Decembre 1939. Portraits in color of the leaders of France's military are tipped in on card with gilt frames. Cezanne is featured with several illustrations in color of his work tipped in on card, followed by Aux Beaux Jours De La Tapisserie with several illustrations in color, then illustrations in color of the work of Marie Laurencin, and finally, the growing global conflict. Front cover slightly rubbed, two small stains, creases; still, in very good condition.
Chicago: The Pictorial Review Company, August, 1921. 72p, illustrations, plans, paper doll cutouts, ads. Folio. Wrappers. Cover art by Charles H. Twelvetrees, "Every Baby Has its Day," which is a toddler in diapers holding a bat with a puppy at its knee. Authors: Ida Clyde Clark, Wilbur Daniel Steele, Achmed Abdullah, Samuel Hopkins Adams, Charles Goff Thomson, Joseph C. Lincoln, Helen Ferris, Alice Macgowan and Grace MacGowan Cooke. Full page illustration by Charles H. Twelvetrees, "Vacation Days Are Here." Tears along the top edge with impact on title, tears in spine, one is half-an-inch through the magazine, chip in the bottom edge. In good condition.
Hudson, New York: Published by William B, Stoddard, 1828-29. 208p, index, plates. 25cm. Brown leather back and gray paper boards. Corners rubbed and rounded, several pages with fore edge tears, bound copies showing vertical folds, slight foxing. In fair condition.
Hudson, New York: Published by William B, Stoddard, 1829-30. 208p.index. 25cm. Brown leather back and paper boards. Corners rubbed and rounded, joints cracked and held by cords; first few pages chipped; bound copies showing vertical folds, slight foxing. In fair condition.
Philadelphia: John Sartain & Co., 1849. Bound with "The Union Magazine," April, 1848; and "Godey's Lady's Book," September, 1847. In 1850 the editor of Sartain's wrote, "But it is the literary character of Sartain's on which it has aimed chiefly to depend." Poe's "The Bells" was published in November of 1849 along with his "The Poetic Principle" published in November, 1850. The poetry of Longfellow and James Russell Lowell can also be found in its pages along with many poets and authors of the day. Leather back and tips with marbled paper boards; title in gilt on the spine. Several pages of the February number stained, and with some loss, due to plant material pressed in the volume; ocassional foxing; damp staining along fore edge; spine is creased, ends worn; edges and corners rubbed. In good condition.
Philadelphia: Curtis Publishing Company, August 4, 1923. 132p, illustrations, ads. Folio. Stapled wrappers. Cover art by Chris A. MacLellan. Authors: Edwin Lefevre, Ben Ames Williams, Gordon Arthur Smith, May Edington, Nina Wilcox Putnam, Thomas McMorrow, Hal G. Evarts, Samuel G. Blythe. Slightly darkened top edge and fore edge, wear to spine, covers almost detached, address label. In good condition.
Philadelphia: Curtis Publishing Company, May 26, 1923. 192p, illustrations, ads. Folio. Stapled wrappers. Cover art by Norman Rockwell, "Between Acts." Authors: Thomas Beer, Medill McCormick, George Randolph Chester, Hugh McNair Kahler, Clarence B. Kelland, Henry Curran, Edwin Lefevre, George Agnew Chamberlain. Address label, slight, darkening at top edge, one page with slight darkening at top edge, spine ends chipped. In good condition.
Philadelphia: Curtis Publishing Company, June 14, 1924. 184p, illustrations, ads. Folio. Stapled wrappers. Cover art by Norman Rockwell, "Thoughts of Home." Authors: Bertram Atkey, Ben Ames Williams, Mary Robert Rinehart, George Pattullo, Robert S. Winsmore, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Roland Pertwee, R.G. Kirk. Address label, slight darkening at the fore edge, chipped, one corner torn away on the bottom. In good condition.
Philadelphia: Curtis Publishing Company, February 3, 1906. 24p, illustrations, ads. Folio. Stapled wrappers. Cover art by Philip R. Goodwin. Authors: J. Ogden Armour, Arthur McFarlane, Elliott Flower, William Allen White, George Horace Lorimer, Will Payne. Address label, slight darkening at the fore edge, chipped, minor insect damage at the head of the spine, two tears parallel each other in the fore edge from the front cover to the bottom cover, one is one inch, the second half-an-inch. In better than fair condition.
Philadelphia: Curtis Publishing Company, March 5, 1913. 64p, illustrations, ads. Folio. Stapled wrappers. Cover art by Harrison Fisher. Authors: Mary Roberts Rinehart, Maude Radford Warren, Rupert Hughes, Reginald L. Foster and Roy L. McCardell, George Pattullo, Joseph W. Folk, Arthur Train, Forrest Crissey, Will Irwin, Henry M. Hyde, Robert Shackleton, Enos A. Mills, Rene Bache. Spine torn at the foot, minor insect damage at the bottom edge of the spine intro the front and back covers, also the top fore edge corner, slight fore edge stain, tear and fold in he bottom edge of the bottom cover. A bright cover and in better than good condition.
Philadelphia: Curtis Publishing Company, February 24, 1912. 52p, illustrations, ads. Folio. Stapled wrappers. Cover art by Charles David Williams. Authors: William Allen White, Richard Washburn Child, Frank B. Elser, Will Payne, George Fitch, Mary Shaw, Corra Harris, E. Phillips Openheim, Curwood. Spine chipped, minor insect damage at the top edge. A bright front cover in better than good condition.
Philadelphia: Curtis Publishing Company, October 25, 1913. 68p, illustrations, ads. Folio. Stapled wrappers. Cover art by Penrhyn Stanlaws. Authors: Mary Roberts Rinehart, Irving S. Cob, Frederick Irving Anderson, H. B. Need ham interviews Theodore Roosevelt, Wallace Irwin, Edith Wyatt, James H. Collins, Forrest Crispy, Henry Kitchen Webster, Kathleen Norms. Thin off center vertical line through illustration, edges slightly darkened, minor insect damage in fore edge. In good condition.
Philadelphia: Curtis Publishing Company, December 7, 1946. 184p, illustrations, ads. Folio. Stapled wrappers. Cover art by Norman Rockwell. Authors include: Charles Ellsworth, Stanley F. Donat, Philip Wily, Irving Gainer Neiman, Neil Gardner White, Borden Chase. Corinne Griffith Marshal, "My Life with the Redskins." Address label on the front cover, top edge of front cover chipped. In very good condition.
New York: Associated Sunday Magazines, July 13, 1913. 20p, illustrations, ads. 37 cm. Stapled wrappers. Illustration in color on the front cover by "The Kinneys" depicting a woman in period Swedish costume. Articles include, "The Price Women Pay," by A Social Promoter, "The Follow-up," by Frank Barkley Copely, "Gladys in a Double Bill," by Sewell Ford, "Just Wax," by Vera Edmondson, a two page illustration by James Montgomery Flagg, "Torn Across," by Henry Kitchell Webster. Fore edge closed tear in first three pages, short piece of thick gray tape on the spine with minor impact on the illustration, one front cover corner chipped, few short edge tears on other pages. Troy Sylvanus Kinney (1871-1938) and his colaborator and wife, Margaret West Kinney (1872-1952), were premier illustrators of the early twentieth century, creating illustrations for books, music scores, and magazine covers. Surprisingly in very good condition.
New York: The Crowell Publishing Company, October, 1908. 96p, illustrations, plans, music, ads. Folio. Wrappers. Cover art by Hilda Belcher. Authors include: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Harrison Rhodes, Octave Thanet, Nelli McClung, Margaret Sutton Briscoe, Juliet Wilbur Tompkins, Irving Bacheller. Covers almost detached, chipped, tears along the spine, fore edge tears in several pages. A fair copy.