New York: George H. Colton, 1847. Hardcover. Includes articles on the Battle of Saratoga, California, review of "Dictionary of the English Language by Joseph E. Worcester", Executive Usurpation, Letters on the Iroquois, poetry, Dr. Gulley's Water Cure, war in Mexico, and much more. Bound in three-quarter black leather with marbled paper covered boards, titled in gilt on the spine with raised bands. Minor rubbing and wear to boards, corners, spine, and edges. Clean overall with occasional spots of soiling. Marbled endpapers. Includes two engravings. 654 pages. PER/123019. Very Good.
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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.
New York: Sheldon & Company, 1875. Hardcover. Ex-Library. Bound in maroon contemporary cloth with gilt titling to spine. Book plate of Kansas City Public Library plus stamp to fore-edge and blind stamps to chipped ffep and title page. Interior clean with wlight tears to final few pages. 864 pages. PER/061918. Very Good -.
New York: Sheldon & Company, 1875. Hardcover. A compilation of articles and stories from this short-lived magazine, which was sold to "The Atlantic" in 1878, Bound in attractive three quarter black leather with gilt titling and ruling to spine and covers. Black pebbled cloth covers. Some chipping and bumping to leather. Interior clean. Very good condition. 864 pages. PER/062018. Very Good.
New York: Sheldon & Company, 1875. Hardcover. A compilation of articles and stories from this short-lived magazine, which was sold to "The Atlantic" in 1878, Disbound with covers of green marbled paper and remnants of black leather spine and corners. Spine missing. Modern handwritten paper label taped to spine. Chipping and small tear to edges of some pages. Tape to a few pages. Interior clean overall. A good reading copy. Ex-library. 864 pages. PER/062018. Good.
New York: Sheldon and Company, 1876. Hardcover. Includes articles on Lincoln, Battling the Sioux at Yellowstone (Custer), Art at the Centennial, Life among the Bedouins, Art in America, Clubs and Club Life, Gettysburg, King Cole and His Band, German Spas, and more. Ex-library from Peoria. Boards detached but present. Most of spine is gone. "Galaxy / 1876" remains in gilt on spine. Binding broken with some loose signatures. A good reading copy only. 868 pages. PER/052119. Good.
New York: W.C. and F.P. Church, 1866. Hardcover. Includes chapters from Trollope's 'The Claverings.' Ex-library. Modern cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Clean interior overall aside from library markings. Dampstaining to first few pages. Paper repair to corner of one rear page. 920 pages. PER/052119. Good.
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: William W. Snowden, 1841-2. Hardcover. Includes twelve issues from May 1841 through April 1842. With over 13 steel engravings including fashion plates, a view of the capitol at Washington, and a view of Baltimore. Both volumes are bound together in three quarter dark brown leather over black cloth boards. Gilt title and decoration to spine. Wear to corners and edges of boards. Several chips to bookcloth on front cover. Interior is clean overall with occasional spots of foxing. The title page and table of contents for Volume 16 is bound in the front of the book, before Volume 15. The title page and table of contents for Volume 15 are not present. Volume 15 is 312 pages. Volume 16 is 326 pages. PER/010417. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Charles J. Peterson, 1868. Hardcover. Peterson's Magazine was a popular monthly periodical for women, conceived as a less expensive alternative to Godey's Lady's Book. Each issue included color and black and white fashion plates, patterns, recipes, poetry, stories, and occasionally music. All 12 issues for 1868 are bound here in three quarter black leather with brown leather covers. Chipping and bumping to leather spine and corners. Front hinge is split but text block is tight. Plates are somewhat soiled and a few show light damp stains but the color plates are still quite attractive and untorn. Good + condition. Volume 53: 472 pages plus table of contents; Volume 54: 481 pages + clock ad and contents. Good +.
New York: G.P. Putnam and Sons, 1870. Hardcover. Includes articles on the arctic aurora, travelling in the arctic in winter, dogs (two chapters), the fox, yachting, Peking, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the Brontes and their home, bees, cannibals in Fiji (a three part series), a fold-out illustration of an elevated railway running along Broadway in Manhattan, and much more. Bound in three quarter black leather with marbled paper covered boards and gilt title to spine. Minor wear and rubbing to leather, edges of boards, boards, and corners. Chipping to paper on front cover. Marbled endpapers. Occasional smudge marks and occasional spots of foxing, but clean overall. 568 pages. PER/061918. Very Good.
New York: G.P. Putnam and Sons, 1870. Hardcover. Includes articles on birds of the north, cuba, dreaming, insect life in winter, death, Madrid, Madame Roland, the New South, Quaker quirks, "Women's Right" (a novel by Mary Clemmer Ames), and much more. Bound in three quarter black leather with marbled paper covered boards and gilt title to spine. Minor wear and rubbing to leather, edges of boards, boards, and corners. Marbled endpapers. Occasional smudge marks and occasional spots of foxing, but clean overall. 736 pages. PER/061918. Very 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: Sheldon and Company, 1872. Hardcover. Includes chapters from Trollope's 'The Eustace Diamonds', Faust by Turgenoff, and Lincoln and Johnson by Gideon Welles. Ex-library. Both boards detached but present. Black leather spine and corners over marbled paper covered boards. Gilt title to spine. Wear and chipping to spine and edges of boards. Clean interior overall. Lacks title page. A good reading copy only. 864 pages. PER/052119. Good.
New York: W.C. and F.P. Church, 1866. Hardcover. Includes chapters from Trollope's 'The Claverings.' Ex-library. Both boards detached and are no longer present. Cockled pages. Minor soiling to margins of some page. Bound, but spine no longer present. A good reading copy only. 752 pages. PER/052119. Good.
New York: W.C. and F.P. Church, 1866. Hardcover. Includes chapters from Trollope's 'The Claverings.' Ex-library. Both boards detached but present. Brick red cloth covered boards. Lacks spine. Wear and chipping to spine and edges of boards. Clean interior overall. Illustration for first issue is present but detached and heavily chipped along edges. A good reading copy only. 768 pages. PER/052119. Good.
New York: W.C. and F.P. Church, 1866. Hardcover. Includes chapters from Trollope's 'The Claverings.' Three quarter black leather over black cloth boards with gilt title and raised bands to spine. Dampstained throughout. Dampstaining to rear cover. Rubbing to leather. An attractive book and a good reading copy despite the dampstaining. 768 pages. PER/052119. Very good minus.
London: The Field Press Limited, 1933. Paperback. Very good in black paper wrappers with turquoise title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of wrappers and chipping to spine ends. A few chips to edges of illustration pasted down on front cover. Roll to spine. Clean interior with many reproductions of art, some are in full color. Oversize. Pages 175 - 232. ART/091015. Very Good.
Mentor, 1923. Paperback. White side-stapled paper wrappers with yellow title to front cover. Wear to edges of wrappers including a few pencil and pen markings. A price sticker has been removed from the front cover leaving a white area. Clean interior with several articles and many advertisements. Includes Six Immortals and How They Grew Into Books by Arthur Bartlett Maurice, A Child's Day: Its Moods, Activities, and Varied Occupations Pictured by Modern Artists, Strolling with Charles Dickens by Albert A. Hopkins, The Children's Crusade by Sherrill Schell, The Creator of the Kate Greenaway Child by E.M. Dole, and A Doll's House Built for the Czar of Russia by Vincent Starrett. 60 pages. PER/082416. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Charles H. Davis, 1863. Paperback. Eleven issues in wraps from 1863. Foxing and minor wear to corners and edges of all issues. Dampstaining, pen markings, and light soiling to several issues. Issue No. 15 has two large open tears to the last page which effect the text. Most issues are approximately 16 pages. Periodicals. PER1/1242. Very Good.