Modern Priscilla 1890-91 Lynn Mass. rare Women's Arts Textile journal 24 issuesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Book, Bound Periodicals, Women's Magazines, Textiles, Sewing).
The Modern Priscilla. "Devoted to Ladies Work and Ladies Pleasure".
Published monthly, 1890-1891, Priscilla Publ. Co., Lynn, Massachusetts. Mrs. Beulah Kellogg.
Complete 2 year run of this monthly journal sold by subscription (only), total of 24 issues. Each issue c. 20 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout. Abundant period advertising.
Rare late 19th century women's home arts journal issued in a newspaper format.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering, embossed compartment decorations.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, short split along front bottom joint, minor scuffing, yet leather remains supple, covers strongly attached as issued, still remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is uniformly age toned but mostly clean, internally well preserved, soft old creasing across issues likely from having been folded when originally posted in the mail, minor scattered staining or soiling, some short edge splits, couple pages with longer closed tears, couple pages loose from binding or with bent corners, etc.- any flaws of a minor type unworthy of specific mention.
Still attractive on the shelf. Item displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 14" H x 10 1/2" W.