Maxfield Parrish Cover Life Magazine December 1900 Rare Life's Christmas Number For Sale
December 1st , 1900 issue , fairly rare and seldom offered.
This copy was Never folded , and Does Not have the common center crease line that normally runs across the cover and pages. This issue is Free of center creases.
I would say overall fair cond at best , as the cover has completelyseparated from the magazine , and the inside front / back covers were taped together at five places to inner spine , using aprox 1" inch white sticker/adhesive/tape. There are no staples. Cover repaired many years ago , as there is one other white small sticker to inside bottom edge of inside back cover , dated 1986, which appears to be when repairs were done.
while I was photographing this book , a small piece, aprox 3/8" x 3/8" inch, attached to top/left corner and spine , came loose and separated from cover, as it had folded over , and the crease line was very weak , andthe piece separated , but will be sent with the book.
The inside pages are much nicer and clean.
The cover edges are fairly nice for age , but the spine shows mostof the chipping and damage. Bottom cover edge has small break near center.Right/middle , has minor stress crease from years of thumbing thru pages , top cover edge has a 9/16" inch tear. Also corners havejust minor rounding starting, but overall these problems do not distract from the beauty of the gold cover art , which retains a fairly nice amount of the original luster. The spine and top/left missing piece are the worst problems of the cover art.
Art workcollectors of Maxfield Parrish , know this issue rarely becomes available. This cover would look beautiful framed , withall edges concealed/matted.
This item has been shown 250 times.