Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine [for April, 1878; Vol. 1 No. 4]
Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine [for April, 1878; Vol. 1 No. 4]
Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine [for April, 1878; Vol. 1 No. 4]
Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine [for April, 1878; Vol. 1 No. 4]
Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine [for April, 1878; Vol. 1 No. 4]
Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine [for April, 1878; Vol. 1 No. 4]
Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine [for April, 1878; Vol. 1 No. 4]

Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine [for April, 1878; Vol. 1 No. 4]

Rochester, NY: James Vick, 1878. First Edition, First Printing. Wrappers. A Very Good to Very Good + copy of Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine for April, 1878, being Vol. 1 No. 4 with the Colored Plate Perennial Phlox, with a small loss to the spine's upper portion. James Vick was a seller of seeds in Rochester, New York. In January 1878 Vick expanded his quarterly catalogue( "the Floral Guide") into a monthly magazine, the monthly publication of which lasted for more than three decades. For almost the first half of that period, the magazine utilized the same format, with each issue being bound in stitched wrappers and having at least 32 pages -- sometimes 40 -- with a colorful chromolithographic tissue-guarded frontispiece, and typically contained articles on garden topics illustrated with black and white engravings. Within the magazine, the reader could find special sections followed the feature articles. The sections generally included: "Correspondence" wherein readers would share gardening experiences or respond to the articles or questions in previous issues, "Foreign Notes" presenting information and quotes taken from foreign periodicals, "Pleasant Gossip" which presented editor's notes as well as comments on gardening problems, or readers' letters with editorial responses, and other sections. The Publisher issued the magazine monthly and also would bind a year's issues of the magazine for 50 cents "in nice cloth covers". The Magazine's subscribers also could order the covers for 25 cents and then arrange for the binding on their own. Most sets that survive have been bound, with the separately paged advertising removed. Thus, finding individual monthly issues in their original stitched wrappers complete with the advertisements is no easy task. A Very Good to Very Good + copy of this scarce monthly edition in its original stitched wrappers. Very good +. Item #792

Price: $30.00