American Sporting & Outdoor Magazines 1920's-30's Lot x 4 hunting fishing hikingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Magazines, Early 20th Century Periodicals, Americana, Illustrated Magazines, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Period Advertising).
Lot of 4 American Sporting & Outdoor Magazines.
Published 1920's & 30's, United States.
4 issues, each c. 100 pages plus wrappers. Text in English. Nice assortment of dated advertising as well, often illustrated.
Lot of 4 early 20th Century American sporting & outdoors magazines. Issues included in this lot: American Forests and Forest Life, July 1924; Field & Stream, October 1925; Sports Afield April 1937; Hunter Trader Trapper July 1937.
Bindings remain tight and sound, various mostly small signs of age, time and handling, nothing offensive or major. Overall nice looking examples which clearly show some age and signs of browsing.
Small age flaws or defects include possible random old creasing, edge chipping, small light old staining, surface soiling, etc. Overall entirely acceptable example of what is likely a scarce survival. The pictures give a very good sense of how each magazine survives.
Virtually all periodicals of this era are somewhat scarce today as loose complete issues. Like most random survivals of old periodical printing, any specific example (like this one) is likely among a relative handful still extant. As each decade goes back from 1950, the rate of scarcity for any specific magazine or paper item increases noticeably.
Text blocks remains overall clean, and display a pleasing age patina.
Magazines remain attractive on the shelf. Lot 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 lot survives. This lot is not new- it is old and has been handled by different owners in the past.
Magazine Measures c. 11 5/8" H x 8 5/8" W.