Stone & Kimball, 1895, Softcover, Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition
[Periodicals.] The Chap-Book Semi-monthly, Chicago: Stone & Kimball, Sept. 1, 1895. 12mo, pp. 270-323, wrappers, illustrations by Will Bradley, Frank Hazenplug and Raymond M. Crosby, with Kenneth Grahame's story "The Twenty-First of October." "The Chap-Book started a small magazine craze in the U.S. and gave a strong impetus to modern graphic design," says Richard and Elaine Russell's "Vintage Magazines," p. 149. Also, "It was a finely printed, small format literary periodical with avant garde illustrations." Its goal was to promote Stone & Kimball authors, but it is probably best known today for Will Bradley's large, colorful art nouveau posters advertising the magazine. Condition of this book: Very good, some spotting to the cover. Size: 12mo. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; United States; 19th century; Art & Design. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53254.