Hardback in Good: Shows significant indications of use. Binding shows slight spine lean; moderate to heavy wear to extremities; some darkening, soiling, and rubbing; the bottom third of the front free endpaper has been removed. Hinges starting but the binding remains reasonably secure; text clean. Overall, remains a clean, sturdy, presentable copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 768pp. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'. Quarter Leather backstrip and corner tips. First six issues of the legendary magazine bound in one volume. Contributors include Joel Chandler Harris, Margaret Crosby, Robert Louis Stevenson, Maria Blunt, Percival Lowell, and others. Black and White illustrations throughout. Bound in black boards with gilt titles at backstrip. Hardback: Quarter Cloth. Bookseller Inventory # 41522
Title: Scribner's Magazine: Published Monthly with ...
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Publication Date: 1887
Binding: unknown binding
Book Description Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, New York, 1887. Hardcover--cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition thus. Small quarto, 9 3/4" tall, vi + 768 pages, blue publisher's cloth with gilt spine titles. A very good, clean, sturdy hard cover with minor shelf wear and rubbing at the corners; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed. This is the publisher's edition, printed from the original plates and includes all of the editorial material (articles, stories, poetry, etc.) of the separate issues but lacks the advertisements and individual covers. It was the practice of the time for most of the better literary magazines to issue such editions before melting down the original printers' plates. Note: the earlier 'Scribner's Monthly' had been retitled 'The Century Magazine' in 1881, under new management. This 'Scribner's Magazine' began publication in January 1887 under the editorship of the legendary Edward L. Burlingame and set a new standard for older publications such as 'Harper's' and 'Atlantic,' publishing many more women writers, developing new illustrators, as well as authors, while fashioning a more 'modern' and accessible style of prose for the reader. Subject matters range from art, fiction, and poetry to history and science. As such it makes a terrific read as an anthology of its moment in time. Bookseller Inventory # 17293