Dial of the Old South Clock daily 1877 Boston periodical complete 10 issue runBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Newspaper, 19th Century Periodicals, Americana, New England, Boston, Massachusetts, Period Adverts, Poems).
The Dial of the Old South Clock.
Published daily, December 5th-15th, 1877 Boston by Horace P. Chandler.
10 issues, each 12 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout. Abundant period advertising.
Rare run of the first (all) ten issues of this humorous literary periodical (a second volume was issued 2 years later for a second Fair). Edited by Susan Hale, published in conjunction with a Boston Fair held to save the Old South Clock. At least two issues contain literary contributions by Edward Everett Hale.
1/2 leather binding, raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering, marbled covers.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, leather joints slightly scuffed, covers firmly and strongly attached, leather is supple, still remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is toned but clean, internally well preserved, little staining or soiling, any flaws of a minor type unworthy of specific mention.
Still attractive on the shelf. Item 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.
Book Measures c. 13 1/2" H x 9" W.
Lomazow, American Periodicals, 854.