Homer, Winslow; A.R. Waud; Harry Fenn, et al. (illus).
New York. D. Appleton and Company. 04-03 - 08-14- 1869.
Volume I. Bound volume of the magazine, illustrated throughout in black and white featuring six woodcut engravings by Winslow Homer, 644 pages, 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, gilt-embossed decorative cloth-covered boards and spine. The volume also includes 6 folding illustrations identified as "cartoons," black and white wood engravings by Harry Fenn, A.R. Waud, and others. Several of these expansive folded illustrations are on sheets 11 x 28 inches. Titles include "The Grand Drive at Central Park"; "The Levee at New Orleans"; "View of Castle Garden and New York Bay." The volume also features six steel engraved scenic views (5 x 9 inches) and eight "Supplements," comprising illustrated texts including "Underground Life: Coal-Mines and Miners," "The Suez Ship Canal" and "New York Illustrated" (No. 1 & No. 2 - views and informative commentary focusing on the city). Also included are works of fiction by Alfred de Musset and Victor Hugo. Previous owner's 1870 inscription to front and back free endpapers, a few pencil lines to front free endpapers, 3 inch tear to title page, wear to extremities, small chip to front cover, small label to top of spine, but still a handsomely bound volume. Contents in very good clean condition with one illustration marred by offset as noted below. The Winslow Homer illustrations are as follows: "All in the Gay and Golden Weather" (June 12); "The Artist in the Country" (offset from engraving opposite) (June 19); "On the Road to Lake George" (July 24); these three items, each 6 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches, appear beneath the journal's front-page masthead; "Summer in the Country," (July 10) 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches; "The Last Load," (August 7) 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches; and "The Picnic Excursion," (August 14) 11 x 7 3/4 inches (a full page illustration). Item #55257