Ladies' Home Journal 1890 lot x 4 illustrated women's periodical arts literatureBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Magazines, 19th Century Periodicals, Ladies' Home Journal, Women's Magazines, Illustrated Magazines).
The Ladies' Home Journal.
Published monthly, Philadelphia by Curtis Publishing Company.
4 issues, each c. 32 pages plus wrappers. Text in English. Illustrated throughout. Nice assortment of dated advertising as well, often illustrated.
Nice lot of 4 late 19th century women's magazines with pleasing visual content. Issues included in this lot: January, March, April, May 1890.
The fragile paper bindings remain clean, tight, and sound, various mostly small signs of age, time and handling, nothing offensive or major. Overall a nice looking lot.
Small age flaws or defects include possible random old creasing, edge chipping, small light old staining, etc. Overall entirely acceptable examples of what are likely scarce survivals. The pictures give a very good sense of how the item 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 blocks remain overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
Magazines remains 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 lot is not new- it is old and has been handled by different owners in the past.
Magazine Measures c. 16" H x 11 1/4" W.