Frank Leslie's Monthly Illustrated magazine 1881 leather book color platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
American illustrated periodicals of late 19th century. Color-lithographic plates, woodcuts, offset line drawings. Profusely illustrated, a pictorial treat. Rare thus, in publishers period 1/2 leather binding. Endless range of topics and visual subject matter.
Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly. Vol. XI.-January to June, 1881. New York, Frank Leslie's Publishing House. pp.760. Six months, each with lovely color lithographed frontis and a profusion of wood engraved images.
With rare publishers detailed index to contents and illustrations bound in.
Initially issued monthly, here bound afterwards for sale as an 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.