Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine [for January, 1879; Vol. 2 No. 2]. Various Authors.
Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine [for January, 1879; Vol. 2 No. 2]
Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine [for January, 1879; Vol. 2 No. 2]
Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine [for January, 1879; Vol. 2 No. 2]
Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine [for January, 1879; Vol. 2 No. 2]
Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine [for January, 1879; Vol. 2 No. 2]
Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine [for January, 1879; Vol. 2 No. 2]

Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine [for January, 1879; Vol. 2 No. 2]

Rochester, NY: James Vick, 1879. First Edition, First Printing. Wrappers. A Near Fine copy of Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine for February, 1879, being Vol. 2 No. 2 with the Colored Plate being a Collection of Aquilegias, with a some loss to each spine end. 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 Near Fine copy of this scarce monthly edition in its original stitched wrappers. Near fine. Item #794

Price: $40.00

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