Railroad Trainmen's Journal 1891-2 American trade magazine lot of 3 issuesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Magazines, 19th Century Periodicals, Americana, Railroads, Trade Magazines, Period Advertising).
Railroad Trainmen's Journal.
Published monthly, Galesburg, Illinois by L.W. Rogers.
3 issues, each c. 80 pages. Text in English. Nice assortment of some dated advertising as well, often illustrated.
Scarce 19th century American magazine lot with interesting content. Issues included in this lot: June, December 1891; January 1892.
Fragile paper bindings remains tight and sound, various mostly small signs of age, time and handling such as edge chipping, small staining, etc.- nothing offensive or major. 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 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. They display a pleasing and unique age patina and are 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. 8 3/4" H x 6" W.