Chums - Bound volume of 52 issues: #571 (August 19, 1903) - #622 (August 10, 1904). SPARE: Austin Osman: related works, authors.
Chums - Bound volume of 52 issues: #571 (August 19, 1903) - #622 (August 10, 1904).

Chums - Bound volume of 52 issues: #571 (August 19, 1903) - #622 (August 10, 1904).

London: Cassell & Company, 1903-1904. First Edition. Hardcover. Thick quarto. 832pp. Later blue cloth gilt-lettered on spine. Numerous b/w illustrations. (At least) one color plate. Bound run of 52 issues of this young people's variety magazine, containing stories, short articles, news, advertisements, etc. Contains issues from No.571 (Vol.XII, August 19, 1903) to No.622 (Vol.XII, August 10, 1904). Issue #614, June 15, 1904 (pp.702-703) contains the article "An Academy Artist at Seventeen: Austin Spare Talks about his Life." This article is accompanied by a b/w photo portrait of Spare, and reproduces a b/w illustration by him "drawn at the age of 13." Pages browned with occasional discoloration, edge-chips, & creases; pages 145/146 &159/160 have been extensively restored around their edges (with resulting loss to text around edge areas); blue cloth binding very slightly marked & discolored, with minor fraying at bottom of spine & bottom of fore-edge of rear board. A solid VG copy (no dust jacket called for). Item #42923

Price: $125.00