Medical & Surgical Reporter 1864 Lot x 9 American Civil War magazine period adsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Magazines, 19th Century Periodicals, Americana, Medicine, Surgery, Civil War Era, Reconstruction).
The Medical and Surgical Reporter.
Published weekly, Philadelphia by S.W. Butler, M.D.
9 issues, each c.16 pages plus wrappers. Text in English. Nice assortment of dated advertising as well, some illustrated with small woodcuts.
Nice lot of rare Civil War & Reconstruction era American medical magazine with interesting content. Issues included in this lot: March 12th & July 9th, 1864; March 18th, May 20th, July 8th, July 15th, July 29th, August 26th, & December 30th 1865.
Bindings remains clean, tight, and sound, various mostly small signs of age, time and handling, nothing offensive or major. Overall each remains a nice looking example.
Small age flaws or defects include possible random old creasing, edge chipping, small light old staining, etc. Overall entirely acceptable example of what is likely a scarce survival. 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 remains overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
Periodicals 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.
Periodicals Measure c. 10" H x 6 3/4" W.