1899 The Strand Magazine Vol. XVIII July to December
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First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding
The 1899 July to December issues of the popular monthly The Strand, edited and founded by George Newnes. Complete with half title.
The Strand Magazine was immediately successful, with a three hundred thousand sale on the first publication, and a steady circulation of half a million copies a month which lasted well into the 1930s; it ran from 1891 to 1950, with seven hundred and eleven numbers. Containing fictional short stories and articles of general interest by various authors, notably Arthur Conan Doyle, P. G. Wodehouse,
The present volume features 'The Croxley Master' by Arthur Conan Doyle, complete in three parts. Other contributors include E Nesbit, John Oxenham, W. W. Jacobs, and Fred M. White among others. With an illustrated interview to Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and other fascinating articles.
Embellished with numerous plates, photographs, and in text illustrations in black and white.
In a half morocco binding over cloth covered boards and new endpapers. Externally sound with shelf wear and rubbing to the leather, some scuffing to the extremities and spine. A minor cracking to the lower end of the upper joint. Internally, firmly bound. With a minor faint spotting scattered throughout, otherwise the pages are generally very clean throughout. With numerous plates, photographs, and in text illustrations in black and white.
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