Century Magazine December 1913 Christmas edition lovely ads & artworkBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Magazines, Early 20th Century Magazines, The Century, Illustrated Magazines, Christmas, Period Advertising, Essays).
The Century Magazine.
Published December, 1913, New York by the Century Co.
c. 160 pages plus 70+ pages of advertising. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout in B&W and some color, abundant period advertising, often pictorial. Includes a drawing by John Held Jr., a nice photo essay, etc.
Nice magazine with pleasing visual content. Beautiful chromo-lithographed illustrated paper wrappers.
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 a scarce survival. The pictures give a very good sense of how the 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 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.
Magazine Measures c. 9 7/8" H x 6 7/8" W.