Octavos, quarter leather with marbled boards. Vol. 1: front hinge broken and repaired with masking tape, edges worn, corners bumped, pages tanned but otherwise clean. Vol. 2: Rubbing to boards, edges worn, binding solid, front hinge cracked, pages tanned but otherwise clean. Volume I covers January to June 1858. Volume II covers July to December 1858. These 2 volumes represent the first year (1858) of publication for The Atlantic Monthly and are quite scarce in any condition, particularly together. Extra shipping cost will be required due to weight of 2 thick volumes. Please email for freight quote. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Atlantic Monthly, A Magazine of ...
Publisher: Phillips, Sampson and Company
Publication Date: 1858
Book Condition: Fair
Book Description Phillips, Sampson & Co., Boston, Massachusetts, 1858. Book Condition: Good. First edition thus. Single volume--six issues bound without covers and advertisments. Small quarto, 9 1/2" tall, iv + 892 pages; gilt titles and decorations, three-quarter over cloth. A good , clean copy overall, leather is worn and chipping at the top of the back strip, fore-corner tips worn through to boards, front hinge broken and front cover along with front matter loose internal binding solid, paper clean and lightly yellowed with very little foxing. 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. 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. Three-quarter leather over cloth. Bookseller Inventory # 27138