768 pages. Illustrations. Sujets très variés : 'Slavery in Africa' par Henry Drummond, 'The land of the Winanishe', 'The railway mail service' par Thomas L. James, etc. etc. etc. Ex-libris de la Toronto Public Library. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Scribner's Magazine. Volume 5. January - ...
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons (New York)
Publication Date: 1889
Binding: Couverture rigide
Book Condition: Bon
Book Description Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, New York, 1889. 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 # 17298