The Steven Lomazow Collection of American Periodicals
One of the largest periodical collection of all time. The Steven Lomazow Collection consists of almost 30 thousand issues dating back to the early 1700's. A finer collection of periodical artwork you can't find any where else.
Estimated Value: $300
|Published in:||New York, NY|
|A thick, well-produced, monthly literary miscellany published by the then-prominent author Archibald Clavering Gunter. The first portion of his new novel appears here. Of greater interest is the later history when it was bought by Street and Smith, who changed the title to New Story and published serial fiction including Edgar Rice Burroughs’ highly sought and expensive novel “Return of Tarzan” between June and December 1913.|
Of note is the September 1906 issue in which, I am all but certain, the very first illustration for fiction by Walter Jospeh Biggs was published. The story was entitled “The Indecision of Margaret, ” and was written by L. M. Montgomery, later the famed author of Anne of Green Gables. Biggs joyed nearly five decades as a top-notch illustrator and was the seventh artist to be inducted into the Ilustrator’s Hall of Fame, joining Norman Rockwell among others. Syracuse University has an original copy of this hard-to-find issue.
Meant to add that Biggs also illustrated stories in the October 1906 and January 1907 issues of Gunter’s Magazine.