Stone & Kimball, 1895, Softcover, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First
[Periodicals.] The Chap-Book Semi-monthly, Chicago: Stone & Kimball, July 15, 1895. 12mo, pp. 170-197, wrappers, with centerfold poem by Jean Wright decorated by Frank Hazenplug. "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: Fine, some darkening to the covers. 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: 53257.