London: George Virtue, 1853. Hardcover. An important Victorian magazine, known for its honest viewpoints on the fine arts. Includes 36 full page plates reproducing paintings and sculptures from artists of the day. Articles address art, fashion, architecture, museums, photography, exhibitions, reviews, and more. Ex-library with stamps to fore-edge of textblock and copyright page and sticker to spine. Red cloth library binding with gilt title to spine. Minor sunning to spine, rubbing to hinges and edges of boards, and minor wear to corners. Minor soiling to boards. Closed tears and chipping to some pages. Clean and bright overall with occasional foxing. Some tissue guards creased or removed. A folio sized heavy volume. 324 plus The Exhibition of Art-Industry in Dublin, 64 pages. May require an extra shipping fee. ART/032119. Very Good.
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Philadelphia: 1834. Hardcover. Subjects include: courtship, code of instruction for ladies, death, embroidery, female education, German cemetaries, Naples, Italy, reflections on the married state, Spanish women, and much more. Lacks title page from July issue and first 2 pages of text. Includes several plates, but only one fashion plate, which appears to be trimmed and colored. Lacks several plates. Early marbled paper covered boards with heavily worn leather corners. Modern brown cloth spine with white hand-written title to spine. Ex-library with call number to spine and stamp to endpapers, fore edge, and first page of text (which begins on page 3). Includes issues from July, August, September, October, November, and December. Textblock has seperated from binding. Occasional browning and foxing. 286 pages plus index. PER/040919. Good +.
New York: G.P Putnam and Company, 1855. Contains: A Trip to the Moon, The Water Lily, The Steam-Engine, Household Skeletons, Tolliwotte's Ghost, and more. Green paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Rear cover is present but detached. Front cover is partially detached and has a large chip to front corner. Chipping and wear to edges of wrappers and pages. Minor soiling to covers. Foxing throughout. Unopened pages. 338 - 448 pages. PER/032119.
New York: American Bible Society, 1819. Paperback. Brown paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Heavy chipping to edges of wrappers. Front wrappers nearly detached. Previous owner signature to front cover. Several puncture marks through text block, but still readable. Unopened pages. Foxing and browning. 176 pages. PER/032119. Good.
New York: Harper's Weekly, 1860. Paperback. A single issue. Includes a two page spread of a view of Central Park, New York. Also includes several chapters from Wilkie Collins' "The Woman in White." Folio sized pages, folded in half. Minor smudge marks and occasional light spots of soiling. It appears that this issue was once bound as it has sewing holes and glue remnants to spine. Illustrated. pages 369 - 384. (16 pages.) PER/040419. Very Good.
New York: Harper's Magazine, 1911. Paperback. Includes an article about Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine (pages 42 - 53). Also includes "The Same Boat" by Kipling, a poem "Night in a Suburb" by Thomas Hardy, and "The Fur Jacket" by Whistler (engraved on wood from the original painting). Ex-library with stamp to front cover. Bound in red paper wrappers with spine reinforced with tan cloth and hand lettered "December 1911." Chipping and wear to edges of wrappers. Interior of rear wrapper has been reinforced along some edges with cloth. Clean, bright interior with many illustrations. 162 pages plus ads. PER/041219. Very Good.
New York: Metropolitan Magazine, 1903. Paperback. Lacks front wrapper, most of spine panel, contents page, and advertisement pages prior to the contents. Includes Twain's "Instructions in Art" on pages 3 - 6 with his own drawings. Also includes reproductions of photographs by Burr McIntosh of portraits of the Fair Women of New York to rear. Aside from the missing pages, this book is in very good condition. Clean and bright with numerous illustrations. 128 pages. PER/041219. Very Good.
New York: Metropolitan Magazine, 1903. Paperback. Grey paper wrapper with white spine panel titled in black. lncludes Twain's "Instructions in Art" on pages 3 - 6 with his own drawings. Also includes reproductions of photographs by Burr McIntosh of portraits of the Fair Women of New York to rear. Chipping and wear to wrappers with small loss to head and foot of spine. Clean and bright with numerous illustrations. 128 pages. PER/041219. Very Good.