Medical & Surgical Reporter 1867 Lot x 9 American medical magazine period adsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Magazines, 19th Century Periodicals, Americana, Medicine, Surgery, 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, often illustrated.
Nice lot of Civil War & Reconstruction era American medical magazine with interesting content. Issues included in this lot: February 2nd, March 9th, April 27th, May 18th, August 31st, September 7th, September 18th, November 30th, December 28th, 1867.
Bindings remains tight, and sound, various mostly small signs of age, time and handling, nothing offensive or major.
Small age flaws or defects include possible random old creasing, edge chipping, small light old staining, paper wrinkling, etc. Overall entirely acceptable example of what is likely a scarce survival. The pictures give a very good sense of how the lot 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.
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.