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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Rare Book Set for Auction: The National Magazine (1852-1858)

Rare Book Set from the collection of George Bustin ‘70 The National Magazine: Devoted to Literature, Art, and Religion Vols. 1-5 and 7-13, covering the period from July 1852 (Vol 1) until December 1858 (Vol. 13) with only Vol. 6 missing.

Although this is called a "magazine" these are in fact bound books with rather fancy engravings and illustrations, typical of good quality publishing during the period. They are bound in a combination of cloth and leather. There is some "foxing" (light brown spots on some pages). One volume has some damage to the back binding.

Individual volumes (in lesser condition) typically sell for $30 or more at on-line rare book dealers. If you are looking to complete the set, some vendors sell print on demand versions for $30 to $100.

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