The Nursery 1878-9 Juvenile Reading Primer Magazine Lot x 13 pictorial magazinesBrian DiMambro
(Old Books, 19th Century Periodicals, Juvenile Books, Illustrated Books, Children's Stories, The Nursery).
The Nursery: A Monthly Magazine for Youngest Readers.
Published monthly, Boston by John L. Shorey.
13 issues, each c. 30 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout. Nice assortment of dated advertising as well, often illustrated. All issues are uncommon.
Nice lot x 13 early 20th century American juvenile magazines with pleasing visual content. Issues included in this lot: February, April, May, July, August, September, December 1878; January, April, May, June, July, September 1879.
Bindings remains clean, tight, and sound, one magazine with some severe old staining and loss at top as seen in numerous pics where we focus on it, 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 lot 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 of juvenile periodicals survives. This lot is not new- it is old and has been handled by different owners in the past.
Magazines Measure c. 8 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W.