Motor Bus Weekly August 1925 rare Philadelphia illustrated user periodical w adsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Periodicals, Early 20th Century Magazines, Motor Bus Weekly, Illustrated Magazines, Period Advertising, Philadelphia).
The Motor Bus Weekly.
Published August 19th, 1925, Philadelphia by the Official Philadelphia Bus Guide Co.
64 pages. Illustrated throughout. Abundant period advertising, endless detailed stops and times for all the routes.
We see ads for Al Jolson, major league baseball games (Phillies v. Chicago & v. Pittsburgh), , music, wrestling, hotels, Ocean City, NJ beaches, aviation including a tiny early airline map, etc.
Publisher's color lithographed pictorial art and photographic paper wrappers, saddle stitched.
This scarce little ephemeral weekly booklet is almost 100 years old and shows some signs of handling and time. It's not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently rubbed and spotted, light signs of use, but still mostly very clean and overall attractive as an object.
Still totally attractive on the shelf. Booklet 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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All weekly items like this from the 1920's should be considered quite scarce individually. Not intended for permanent keeping, rather a transitory booklet aimed at those who might use this urban transportation method at this time. It could well be this is the only example of this particular issue which survives today, indeed perhaps 99% + of every example ever printed no longer survives. Such things are possible, if not even likely when placing the item within its historical context. Same ratio likely holds true even today.
Book Measures c. 7" H x 4" W.