The Photographic Beacon 1886 photography trade magazine 2 issues stereopticonBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Magazines, 19th Century Periodicals, Photography, Trade Magazines, Period Advertising).
The Photographic Beacon, ed. by Dr. John Nicol.
Published monthly, 1886, Chicago by Shepard & Johnston. Vol. 1- numbers no.6 & 12.
2 issues, each c. 15pages plus advertising. Text in English. Nice assortment of dated advertising as well, often illustrated.
Nice and scarce 19th century magazines with illustrated paper wrappers. Lot consists of the April and October 1886 issues. Small newspaper format publication.
Bindings remains clean, tight, and sound, various mostly small signs of age, time and handling, nothing offensive or major. Overall a nice looking lot.
Small age flaws or defects include 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 remains overall clean, and display 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. 11" H x 8 1/8" W.