Appleton's Journal American Newspaper 1872-4 Lot x 6 Science Lit. Art HistoryBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Appleton's Journal: Literature, Science, and Art.
Published weekly, New York by D. Appleton. 1872-74.
6 issues, each c. 30 pages. Text in English. Nice assortment of dated advertising as well, often illustrated. Numerous wood engraved images throughout.
Nice lot of 6 19th century American newspapers with pleasing visual content. Issues included in this lot: March 2nd & December 25th 1872; March 29th & June 21st, 1873; January 17th & May 30th, 1874.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, various mostly small signs of age, time and handling, nothing offensive or major. Overall a nice looking example.
Small age flaws or defects include possible random old creasing, edge chipping, small light old staining, etc. Overall entirely acceptable example of what is likely a scarce survival. The pictures give a very good sense of how the item 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 block remains overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
Magazine remains 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.
Newspapers Measure c. 11 3/4" H x 8 1/2" W.