The Architect 1930-1 Lot x 5 illustrated American architectural magazinesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Magazines, Early 20th Century Periodicals, Architecture, Illustrated Magazines, Floor Plans).
Published monthly/bi-monthly, New York by Forbes Publishing Company.
5 issues, each c. 100 pages plus wrappers. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout. Nice assortment of dated advertising as well, often illustrated.
Nice lot of 5 American architectural magazines with pleasing visual content. Issues included in this lot: Autumn, November, December, 1930; March, April 1931.
Bindings remain clean, tight, and sound, 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, spine paper chipping and loosening, etc. Each remains 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 block remains overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
Magazines remain attractive on the shelf. 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.
Magazines Measure c. 12 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W.