Medical & Surgical Reporter 1868 Lot x 13 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.
13 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: April 4th, May 9th, June 6th, June 13th, August 8th, August 15th, September 12th, October 10th, September 19th, October 24th, November 21st, December 12th, December 26th, 1868.
Bindings remains clean, tight, and sound, various mostly small signs of age, time and handling, nothing offensive or major. Overall 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.