Scientific American 1891 Building home Architecture 12 issues 24 color platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Periodicals, Early 20th Century Newspapers, Scientific American, Architectural View, Homes, Americana, Floor Plans).
Scientific American: Building Edition.
Published monthly, January-December, 1891, New York by Munn & Co.
12 issues. 92 , 98 pages (total of 194 pp.) Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout, including the original covers for each issue. Endless photos depicting beautiful homes, sometimes with their floor plans below.
This rare complete bound volume contains 24 supplemental full page color lithographed plates (2 per issue) depicting fine new modern homes.
Rare folio sized 19th century architectural periodical in any condition or binding.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering. Old institutional paper label on spine and front paste down book plate.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding well age worn, spine leather worn, scuffed and rubbed, still sound and tight.
Contents clean, internally well preserved, little staining or soiling, the paper is uniformly well age toned.
Still attractive on the shelf. Item displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this rare 19th century item survives.
Book Measures c. 16" H x 11 1/4"W. Large folio format, large heavy book.