Title: Pictorial Review Combined with Delineator: ...
Publisher: Pictorial Review Company, New York
Publication Date: 1939
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Folio. Three full issues in stiff glossy pictorial wrappers bound together in green cloth with white hand-lettered spine lettering (though NOT ex-library). 70pp, 90pp, 80pp. Numerous illustrations (many color), advertisements. Near fine. Tight, bright and superb trio consisting of the LAST THREE ISSUES of this monthly, which was founded in 1899 as a ladies' fashion magazine whose real purpose was to showcase the American Fashion Company's dress patterns. By the 1920s it had become one of the largest women's magazines in the country, and by 1931 boasted circulation of more than 2.5 million copies. It changed ownership in 1937 and was merged with another late 19th century women's magazine, "The Delinator," but after two years ceased publication. The first of these three issues features, amongst its usual selection of specials, fiction and feature articles, a complete novel by then-popular Margaret Culkin Banning, "The Open and Shut Case," the second features Faith Baldwin's short story "Literary Shrine," and the third features Fannie Hurst's short story "Play That Thing." This bound volume includes a choice autograph addition: Tipped to the front flyleaf is an Autograph Note Signed from Faith Baldwin, 1p, heavy stock 5½" X 3¼" correspondence card, Norwalk, CT, 17 December . Addressed to Delmar Reiter. Near fine. In part: "Swamped. Col. Blizzard: ice now -- so glad you liked Xmas story. I'll have a different type in Jan. issue Good H[ousekeeping] Yes I've known Yankee ever since it started. I know the publisher too." Signed simply "Faith," the whole penned in her typical green ballpoint. A wonderful trilogy of the final three of this famed monthly, with excellent letter from one of their best-known contributors. Baldwin (1893-1978) was a popular and prolific sentimental novelist well known from the 1930s through the 1960s. Bookseller Inventory # 39822
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