Alphons Mucha Maxfield Parrish 1904 Century Illustrated Magazine w/ color platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Magazines, Early 20th Century Periodicals, Literature, Illustrated Magazines, Maxfield Parrish).
The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine.
Published December 1904, London by MacMillan & Co.
c. 150 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout with many illustrations, numerous full page color plates or images and abundant pictorial advertising. Special inserted 40 pp. publisher's catalogue at rear [MacMillan, London Nov.1904] plus a two sided red & black ink advert leaf from the London Stereoscopic Company. 8 pp. plus inserted MacMillan Illustrated Gift Book catalogue at front.
Illustrated paper wrappers. Color plates include one by Maxfield Parrish and 8 pp. article with illustrations by/ about Alfons Mucha.
A very scarce/ rare issue with nice color content by two of the major fantasy artists of the era, plus so much more.
Binding remains tight, and sound, surface soiling, various inoffensive signs of age, time and handling, nothing major. Small defects include small random creasing, edge chipping, small light old staining, etc. Overall entirely acceptable example of what is likely a rare survival.
Virtually all oversized trade periodicals of this 1880's era are scarce today as loose complete issues. Like most random survivals of large 19th century printing, any specific example (like this) is likely one of a handful still extant and is always potentially unique.
Text block remains overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
Magazine remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives. This item is not new- it is old and has been handled by different owners in the past.
Book Measures c. 9 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W.