Frank Leslie's Illustrated 1890 monthly magazine color plates leather books rareBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
American illustrated periodicals of late 19th century. Chromo-lithographic plates, woodcuts, offset line drawings. Profusely illustrated, a pictorial treat. Rare thus, in publishers period 1/2 leather bindings. Endless range of topics and visual subject matter.
Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly. Vol. XXIX.-January to June, 1890 & Vol. XXX.-July to December, 1890. New York, Frank Leslie's Publishing House.
Complete annual run of 12 issues, each issue with color lithographed frontis plate.
Period 1/2 morocco, spine gilt lettered, raised bands, compartments with embossed devices, boards gilt ruled, marbled end papers, rare publishers detailed index to contents and illustrations bound in for each.
Initially issued monthly, here bound afterwards for sale as a deluxe annual collectors volume. Like for most periodicals of this era, few examples of any specific issue or year survive. This desirable year and binding rare thus, unique survival.
Bindings remains sound, tight and well preserved. Contents clean.
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Book measures: 11" H X 8 1/2" W. Very heavy set.