Scientific American Supplement 1898 Lot of 6 issues profusely illustratedBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Magazines, 19th Century Periodicals, Scientific American, Illustrated Magazines, Science & Engineering).
Scientific American Supplement.
Published weekly, 1898, New York by Munn & Co.
6 issues, each c.16 pages including wrappers. Text in English. Illustrated throughout. Nice assortment of dated advertising as well, often illustrated.
Nice late 19th century science & engineering periodical supplements, with pleasing visual content. Lot of 6 oversized newspaper format periodicals contains the following issues: May 21st, July 23rd, July 30th, August 20th, October 15th, & December 10th 1898.
Various mostly small signs of age, time and handling, couple issues with visible staining (see pics). Overall a nice looking lot.
Small age flaws or defects include possible random old creasing, edge chipping, small light old staining, etc. Overall entirely acceptable examples of what are likely scarce survivals. The pictures give a very good sense of how the items survive.
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.
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. 16 1/4" H x 11 3/8" W.