The Aldine Company, 1875-01-01. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Very Good. Item #6532
GORGEOUS folio volume bound in three-quarter black pebbled morocco. Raised bands on spine with elaborate gilt tooling and faux blind-stamped clasps to spine edges. Interior with beautiful full-page engraved plates as well as in-text illustrations covering the 1874-1875 years of the Aldine. Square Tight Binding. Clean bright interior. Mild rubbing and wear to binding. Front end paper with large large closed tear and crease, else interior fine. The Aldine began publishing in 1868 as The Aldine Press, but was shortened in 1871. Subtitles included A typographic art journal from 1871 to 1873, and The art journal of America from 1874 to 1879. Richard Henry Stoddard was the editor-in-chief from 1871 to 1875. The magazine contained high quality engravings of works by Thomas Moran and other Hudson River School painters. It also featured many reproductions of works by popular European academic artists such as Gustave Dore and William-Adolphe Bouguereau.According to art historian Janice Simon, the "extensive accounts of what the editors deemed the nation's most picturesque and sublime regions branded The Aldine as a formidable competitor to Appleton's Journal and its publication of 1872, Picturesque America."