Burpee Seed Catalogs Lot x 5 Gardening Supplies 1953-56 pictorial catalogsBrian DiMambro
(Old Books, 20th Century Books, Americana, Seed Catalogs, Gardening, Illustrated Books, Burpee Seeds).
Lot x 5 Seed Catalogs.
Published 1953-56, Philadelphia by W. Atlee Burpee Co.
5 issues, 32-124 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout. Most contain supplemental loose related inserts like envelopes and order lists.
Nice lot x 5 mid-20th century American pictorial seed catalogs with pleasing visual content. Mostly b&w interior, a few color images seen.
Bindings remain clean, tight, and sound, various mostly small signs of age, time and handling, nothing offensive or major. Overall a nice looking examples.
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 lot 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.
Catalogs 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 item is not new- it is old and has been handled by different owners in the past.
Magazine Measures c. 9 3/4" H x 6 1/2" W.