The Magazine Antiques. Volume XXXV, April 1939, Number 4.

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Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with an illustration of a detailed embroidery that shows a scene in which a man in debtors' prison is freed by another man who brings a bag of gold; the debtor's family is shown rejoicing (the author believes the scene is inspired by Oliver Goldsmith's novel, The Vicar of Wakefield). 10" x 12 3/4." Pages 157-208, complete. Many black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Advertisements are antique-related. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Small former ownership inscription in upper-right corner of front cover in blue ink. The Magazine Antiques was first published in 1922 and focuses on interior design, architecture, fine and decorative art, and antique items. It is still published to this day. The following are some of the articles and features in this issue: "Eliphelet Chapin" by Emily M. Davis [article about Eliphelet (also spelled Eliphalet) Chapin (1741-1807), a cabinetmaker and furniture maker], "Philadelphia-Made Marble Mantels in Mississippi" by Harrold E. Gillingham, "Who is Richard Jordan?" by Edith P. B. Hazlehurst [brief biography of Richard Jordan (1756-1826), a Quaker preacher who was famous in his time and was commemorated on many pieces of Staffordshire ware], "Old Metal Fenders" by F. Gordon Roe, "Jane Gove, Her Rug" by Gregor Norman-Wilcox, "Identifying Our Early Springfield Muskets" by R. L. Dowling, "Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, Glassmaker: Part III" by Harry Hall White, "Antiques in Domestic Settings: Solutions and Suggestions," "New York Iconography" by James W. Lane, and "Collector's Guide to Dealers."