19th Century Bicycling Magazine & Book 1896-8 Bicycle Culture lot x 2Brian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books & Periodicals, Bicycling, Period Advertising, Travel).
Published June 1896, Chicago, by the Bearings Publishing Company.
125 page plus 81 pages of period advertising. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout.
Over the Alps on a Bicycle.
Published 1898, New York by the Century Company.
110 pages. Text in English.
Lot of 2 late 19th century items relating to bicycling. Illustrated paper wrappers. The magazine is packed with interesting articles and early photos, the range of advertising remarkable for the era.
the magazine is undoubtedly enormously scarce, a random ephemeral survival.
Bindings remain clean, tight, and sound, magazine with soiling, old damp staining and short edge tears, cover and spine a bit frayed or chipped, etc.
Text block remains overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
Items remain relatively well preserved and attractive on the shelf, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how these antique items survive.
Book Measures c. 9 1/2" H x 6 3/4" W.