American art deco era magazine 1932 illustrated great period advertisingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Magazines, Early 20th Century Magazines, Americana, Illustrated Magazines, Period Advertising).
The American Magazine.
Published December 1932, Springfield, Ohio by the Crowell Publishing Co.
135  pages. Text in English. Heavily illustrated throughout. Nice assortment of dated advertising as well, mostly pictorial or illustrated, some in color. N.C. Wyeth color ad on rear cover.
Wonderful early 20th century magazine with pleasing visual content.
Binding remains 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 or splits, 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 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.
Magazine remains 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 vintage item survives. This item is not new- it is old and has been handled by different owners in the past.
Magazine Measures c. 11 1/2" H x 8 1/2" W.