Life Magazine 1896 complete 6 month run 26 issue bound collection Jul-DecBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Magazines, Periodicals, Life Magazine, Illustrated Magazine, Period Advertising).
Life Magazine Volume XXVIII: July - December 1896
Published 1896, New York by J.A. Mitchell.
c. 1300 pages. Text in English. 6 months of 26 consecutive issues. All covers and ads present, some with color.
Profusely illustrated throughout, countless thousands of line drawings, ads and illustrations of all sizes, themes and types. Abundant period advertising, the covers and rear ad leaves appear to all be present. A heavy assortment of color covers and color ads throughout. Splendid era of contents, a visual feast for modern eyes.
A wonderful consecutive weekly run of 26 issues, including color covers and full page ads, many early automotive related showing early automobiles.
Extensive detailed index to all issues is at front.
Issues all nicely bound in a likely early-20th century 1/2 leather binding.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently rubbed, tiny minor cloth hole to front cover, still very clean and tight. Nice example.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detailed attempt to present this book as it survives. A nice long run of issues which are individually scarce.
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Book Measures c. 11" H x 9" W.
A thick and very heavy volume.