New York: The Fashion Company, Publisher, 1893. Wraps. Good. Item #014020
Illustrated white wraps. Pagination runs 87-98. Black and white illustrations throughout, including a centerfold and a few full page illustrations. Early issue of this long-running fashion magazine, initially created as a social gazette to "celebrate the ceremonial side of life," according to founder and society man Arthur Baldwin Turnure (Smith. The Early Years of Vogue Magazine). The magazine was initially intended for the New York aristocracy of the late 1800s, capitalizing on their wealth to address their needs for social models. This issue with poetry, humorous quips, and anecdotes, accompanied by models/nouveau riche in the latest fashions and furnishings. GOOD condition. Lower corners MISSING triangular sections, perhaps from being nibbled on (critters with a taste for the upper crust?). Dark staining to the upper corners. Some soiling, staining and toning to the wrappers, with some creasing and tearing along the extremities. Some staining and toning in the interior.
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