Scientific American 4 issues 1908-11 illustrated sciences inventions fire coalBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Magazines, fire fighting, coal mining, railroads for foresting woods, power dams, construction, 20th Century Periodicals, Scientific American, American Society, Illustrated).
Scientific American: An Illustrated Journal of Science Mechanics and the Arts.
Published weekly, New York by Munn & Co. 1908 & 1911 (3 issues).
4 issues, each c. 18 pages with wrappers. Three are scarce Supplements as opposed to regular issues. Text in English. Nice assortment of dated advertising as well, often illustrated.
Interesting lot of four magazines with pleasing visual content. Issues included in this lot: January 4th, 1908 & January 28th; February 18th & 25th, 1911.
Bindings remains overall clean, sound, various mostly small signs of age, time and handling, nothing offensive or major. Each newspaper overall a nice looking example.
Small age flaws or defects include possible random old edge tears or creasing, edge chipping, small light old staining, some short small old cello tape repairs to edges, 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 remain overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
Magazines remain attractive on the shelf. It 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.
Magazines Measure c. 15 3/4" H x 11" W.