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Issue Date:

Cover/Issue Description:

Condition:

Price ea

1886 Issues

SCARCE early issues – Vol. 3, 16 pages each. Jan., Sept.   

Good, fraying

$45.00 ea.

1887 Issues

Feb.

Good, fraying

$35.00

December, 1887

Christmas Issue, Will Carleton poem cover. 32 pages

Not Available

NA

1888 Issues

Jan. (cover tear), March, June (2), Sept. (2)

Good, fraying

$35.00 ea.

June, 1889

Vol. 6 No. 7 issue. Fiction by Kate Tannet Wood, How to Go Abroad, Newport and Its Summer Life

Good, torn front page

$25.00

September, 1889

Vol. 6 No. 10 issue. Fiction by Will Carlton, Needlework, Fashions 24 pages

Good

$25.00

November, 1889

Vol. 6 No. 12 issue. Fiction, Children’s Page, Needlework, Fashions.

Not Available

NA

1889 SPECIAL

Reliable Patterns for Knitting & Crocheting by Mary E. Knapp, No. 2. Curtis Publishing Co., 1889. 76 pages, softbound. Scarce!

Good, some pencil markings within

$45.00

 

January, 1890

Vol. 7 No. 2 issue. Fiction, Algerian Wedding Feast, Doors and Windows, New Fashions, Books and Bookmakers, Fashions, Food. 24 pages

Not Available

NA

May, 1890

Vol. 7 No. 6 issue. The Value of Etiquette, All About Flowers, Superstitions of the Chinese, Fashions, Artistic Needlework, Dainty Desserts

Not Available

NA

August, 1890

Vol. 7 No. 9 issue. Fiction by Julian Hawthorne, Maud Howe, others, All About Flowers, Housekeeping, Cooking. 24 pages

Good, edge tears

$25.00

September, 1890

Vol. 7 No. 10 issue. Fiction, Poetry, Hints for Making Presents, College, Fashions. 24 pages

Good, corner chipping

$25.00

December, 1890

Vol. 8 No. 1 issue. “Mrs. Parkins’s s Christmas Eve” by Sarah Orne Jewett, Christmas Greens and Christmas Giving

Not Available

NA

 

(REPRINT – Circa 1970s) Christmas Issue, 36 pages

G/VG

$7.50

 

August, 1891

Vol. 8 No. 9 issue. Fiction, Types of American Girls, Summer Ills and Summer Dangers, Needlework. 28 pages

Good

$35.00

September, 1891

Vol. 8 No. 10 issue. Fiction, Women's Chances as Breadwinners, Night Among the Bavarian Alps, Life of an Indian Woman, Knitting, Flowers, Mrs. Carleton bio. 28 pages

Good

$35.00

October, 1891

Vol. 8 No. 11 issue. Fiction, “The Brownies Through The Year” by Palmer Cox, Needlework, A Group of Pretty Screens,  Some Pretty Autumn Bodices

Good, front cover missing, tear

$30.00

November, 1891

Vol. 8 No. 12 issue. Thanksgiving. Fiction, A Group of Pretty Dolls, “The Brownies in November” by Palmer Cox, Home Dress Making, Coats To Be Worn This Season – 2 copies

G/VG

$45.00

December, 1891

Vol. 9 No. 1 issue. Christmas. Fiction, “The Brownies In December” by Palmer Cox, Hats and Bonnets for Christmas Wear, Fur Coats and Fur Trimmings

Good, covers detached

$35.00

 

January, 1892

Vol. 9 No. 2 issue. Fiction, Wine on Fashionable Tables, A Group of Sofa-Cushions, “The Brownies in January” by Palmer Cox, Some All-Black Costumes, All About Flowers

Good, spine splitting

$35.00

February, 1892

Vol. 9 No. 3 issue. Fiction, A Glimpse of Kate  Greenaway, The Early Queens of Westminster Abbey, What Father Taught Us by Mamie Dickens, The Daughters of Julia Ward Howe, “The Brownies in February” by Palmer Cox

Good, covers detached, edge tears

$35.00

March, 1892

Vol. 9 No. 4 issue. Fiction, Artistic Ideas in Ribbon Embroidery, “The Brownies in March” by Palmer Cox, Fashions

G/VG

$45.00

Same

Good, spine splitting

$35.00

April, 1892

Vol. 9 No. 5 issue. Fiction, Poetry by Eugene Field, Mrs. William Gladstone memoirs, Fiction, Mr. Beecher as I Knew Him, Embroidery, Full page "The Brownies In April" by Palmer Cox, The Queens of Westminster Abbey – 14th and 15th Century – 2 copies

Good

$35.00

May, 1892

Vol. 9 No. 6 issue. “The Brownies in May” by Palmer Cox, Fiction, Fashion, Needlework, All About Flowers – 2 copies

G/VG

$45.00

June, 1892

Palmer Cox Brownies, Mr. Beecher As I Knew Him, Queens of Westminster Abbey, Roses of June – 2 copies

G/VG

$45.00

July, 1892

A Camp in the Adirondacks, “An Every-Day Girl” by Sarah Orne Jewett, Women and the World’s Fair, “The Brownies in July” by Palmer Cox, Fiction, The Horse and the Race Track

G/VG

$45.00

August, 1892

“An Every-Day Girl” by Sarah Orne Jewett, “The Brownies in August” by Palmer Cox, Knitting and Crocheting, The Complexion and Its Care – 2 copies

G/VG

$45.00

September, 1892

Some Graceful Embroidery Designs, Fiction, “The Brownies in September” by Palmer Cox, Dress Hints for Elderly Women – 2 copies

G/VG

$45.00

October, 1892

Founded by a Woman – Rookwood Pottery, Fiction, A Group of Artistic Portieres, The Baby’s Layette, Superstitions of Halloween – 2 copies

G/VG

$45.00

November, 1892

Thanksgiving. The Fashionable Chrysanthemum, The Origin of the “Brownies” by Palmer Cox, My Father as I Recall Him by Mamie Dickens, Drawn Work for the Table, Fashion –2 copies

G/VG

$45.00

December, 1892

Christmas Drawn by Alice Barber Stephens. Fiction, A Christmas with Dickens by Mamie Dickens, Ecclesiastical Embroidery, “The Brownies in Canada” by Palmer Cox

G/VG

$45.00

 

Same

Good

$40.00

 

February, 1893

Woman & Cupid by Wenzell. "My Father As I Recall Him" by Mamie Dickens, The Well-Bred Girl in Society – Social Arts at Opera Etc., Beauty of Battenburg Lace, Brownies by Palmer Cox

G/VG

$45.00

April, 1893

Easter cover. Unknown Wives of Famous Men - Countess Tolstoi, etc., "My Father As I Recall Him" by Mamie Dickens, Embroidery, Brownies by Palmer Cox

Good, tape repairs

$35.00

 

Same

Fair, torn cover

$20.00

June, 1893

Rose cover. Augusta Victoria, The Story of the Roses, The Art of Playing Good Tennis, The Brownies ‘Round The World by Palmer Cox

G/VG

$40.00

Same

Good, tears

$35.00

August, 1893

A Niece of Robert Burns, Ecclesiastical Embroidery, Palmer Cox Brownies, Dressing a Growing Girl. 32 pages

G/VG

$45.00

November, 1893

Jubilee Number. How I Wrote “The Lady or the Tiger” by Frank R. Stockton, Imperial Flower of Japan, Mr. Howells profile, Palmer Cox Brownies, The Story of the Ladies Home Journal by Edward W. Bok, Fashionable Furs. 36 pages

G/VG

$50.00

December, 1893

How Fauntleroy Really Occurred by Frances Hodgson Burnett, “The Manhattan Beach March” by John Philip SousaThe Art of China Painting

Good, covers detached, insect damage

$35.00

 

January, 1894

New Year cover. Pomona’s Travels, “How Fauntleroy Really Occurred” by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Dining-Room Embroideries, Prize Hymns, Art of Evening Dressing

G/VG, spine edge stain

$35.00

February, 1894

Three Women on Toboggan. Fiction Frank R. Stockton, Frances Hodgson Burnett, others, Clever Daughters of Clever Parents, The Aberdeen Waltz (6 pages of actual music), "The Brownies Visit Canada" by Palmer Cox

G/VG, spine edge stain

$35.00

 

Same

Good, tape on spine

$25.00

March, 1894

Feeding The Pigeons. The Church and the Choir, Wives of Famous Pastors, President Tyler’s Daughter, Artistic Doorways and Windows, Fiction

G/VG

40.00

April, 1894

Easter cover. Flowers, How I Wrote “Looking Backward” by Edward Bellamy, Care of a St. Bernard Dog, Palmer Cox Brownies, Wedding Breakfasts, Artistic China Painting. 40 pages – 2 copies

G/VG

$50.00

June, 1894

Summer Lawn Tea Party by Frank O. Smaters. Before He Is Twenty by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Brownies Visit the Statue of Liberty by Palmer Cox

G/VG, one page missing

$35.00

July, 1894

Cover by W. T. Smedley. Pomona’s Travels, What Constitutes a Good Husband Symposium, Graceful Lunch Set (Crochet), House Furnishings in Paris, Art of Dressing in White. 32 pages

G/VG

$40.00

August, 1894

Two Women Walking by River by Alice Barber Stephens. My First Snake, Courtship and Marriage in Puritan Days, Four Famous Young Authors (Richard Harding Davis, Rudyard Kipling, John Kendrick Bangs, Jerome K. Jerome), Palmer Cox Brownies page

G/VG

$40.00

September, 1894

1971 Reprint – The Mantel and the Fireplace, The Bonnets for Autumn, Fiction – 3 copies

Good

$7.50

October, 1894

Possibilities of Crepe Paper, Holly and Mistletoe on China, Rose Bud Waltzes (music), Revival of the Patchwork Quilt, Laundry Work in France

Good, corner chipped

$30.00

November, 1894

When Is A Woman At Her Best? By Julia Ward Howe, The Brownies Play Football by Palmer Cox

Good, cover detached, no back cover

$25.00

 

January, 1895

Woman on Sidewalk by Frank O. Small. My Grandmother by Eugene Field, How I Make a Drawing by Frank O. Small, Christmas in the Year 2000 by Edward Bellamy, A New Evening’s Entertainment, Festival Days of France, Reception and Evening Gowns – 2 copies

Good

$35.00

February, 1895

Cover by Alice Barber Stephens. Bonnie Queen of Europe, Empire Embroidery on Linen, Palmer Cox Brownies page, “Loves Roses” (music) by Reginald de Koven, Correct Way to Play a Piano

G/VG

$45.00

April, 1895

Two Women by Charles Dana Gibson. Burning Question of Domestic Service by Countess of Aberdeen, The First Flowers, Mrs. Kate Douglas Wiggin – profile, Traveling Gowns

G/VG

$50.00

June, 1895

Woman on Sidewalk by Alice Barber Stephens. King & Queen of Denmark, Householding in Old New England, Madame Bonaparte, Embroidery

G/VG

$45.00

 

Same

Good

$35.00

July, 1895

Woman in Field by W.L. Taylor. Romantic Life of Madame Feuillet, Flowers of Field and Meadow, Story of Brook Farm, The Recluse of Fontainebleau, American Girl Waltz (music)

G/VG

$45.00

August, 1895

Woman in Field by Albert Lynch. American Girls as Violinists, The Writer We Know as “Octave Thanet”, Louis XV Embroidery Design, Making Photograph Frames

G/VG

$45.00

October, 1895

Beautiful cover design by ? – First Color cover. Lincoln’s Hesitancy to Marry, Painter of Miniatures, The Paradise Club, A Japanese Room,

G/VG

$75.00

November, 1895

Theatre Group by W.T. Smedley. Girl Life in Modern Jerusalem, Fanciful Uses of Crepe Paper, General Sheridan’s Widow, Colonial Embroidery Designs, “Constellation March” (music)

G/VG

$45.00

Same

Good, covers detached, soiled

$30.00

December, 1895

Christmas, 1895. “William the Conqueror” by Rudyard Kipling, Maidie’s Dance illustrated by Kate Greenaway, , Fashions, Fiction

Good

$50.00

 

January, 1896

Mother and Children. “William the Conqueror” by Rudyard Kipling (Part II), This Country of Ours by Hon. Benjamin Harrison, Looking Well at Home, The Touchstone of Good Manners

Good

$35.00

March, 1896

Art-Nouveau cover by ? Back cover Art Noveau ad for Pearline Washing Compound by  Louis Rhead, Victoria Bicycles ad by Will Bradley. “The Werewolf” by Eugene Field, Personal Side of Washington, Fleud-de-Lis, Mary Anderson, Paderewski in His Daily Life, “Off For Dancing School” with Kate Greenaway illus, $3,500 Shingle House. 40 pages

Not Available

NA

May, 1896

Woman Seated by Window. Two Important Powers of the President, Marie Antoinette Embroideries, From Laurel to Aster

G/VG

$40.00

August, 1896

Woman in Field Picking Flowers by ? Short Story Number. “The Indiscretion of Elsbeth” by Bret Harte, Selecting A House, This Country of Ours by Hon. Benjamin Harrison – 2 copies

G/VG

$45.00

December, 1896

Christmas, 1896. Scrooge drawn by Charles Dana Gibson, What Christmas Means to Queen Victoria, The Story of My Life by Rosa Bonheur, The Grandmother of the Wind by Katharine Pyle, Fiction, Fashion

Good, light stain at spine, side edge tear

$50.00

 

January, 1897

Pilgrim Group by E. A. Abbey. When the Prince of Wales Was In America, Personal Side of Bismarck, Amateur Photography, Little Folks Calendar for 1897

G/VG

$45.00

February, 1897

Dinner Party Group by Alice Barber Stephens. When Kossuth Rode Up Broadway, Full-page Charles Dana Gibson drawing, Most Famous Cook in America - Mrs. Rorer, Ex-President Harrison on the Legislative Branch of US Govt., Daughters Of Our Presidents, Amateur Photography, $1500 Summer Cottage

G/VG

$45.00

 

Same

Good

$35.00

April, 1897

Easter, 1897. A Moravian Easter Dawn, The Daughter of Jenny Lind, The Social Life of the President by Hon. Benjamin Harrison, When Lafayette Rode into Philadelphia, The People of Dickens (Tom Pinch and His Sister) by Charles Dana Gibson, Some Effective Foliage Beds, Two Homes of Moderate Cost

G/VG

$45.00

November, 1897

Thanksgiving Number. 36 Ideas for Christmas Presents, Interiors, How Oregon Was Saved For The Union, The Elaines’ Picture of HeavenTen Home-Made Christmas Novelties

G/VG

$45.00

December, 1897

Festive Christmas Shopping Group by Birch. Inner Experiences of a Cabinet Member’s Wife, Christmas With an Emperor (Kaiser Wilhelm), Inside of a Hundred Homes (photo series), House for $1000, “The Lost Chord” – Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan

Good

$35.00

 

January, 1898

Mrs. William McKinley in the White House Conservatory. The Inner Experiences of a Cabinet Member’s Wife, John Hickey: Coachman, Lilian Bell’s First Days in Paris, The Pixie Transforms an Elaine (Drawings by Reginald B. Birch), An $1800 City Brick Home, Music: “The Lady In the White House,” by John Philip Sousa 

G/VG

$45.00

February, 1898

Mother and Child by Gibson. The Inner Experiences of a Cabinet Member’s Wife, The Flower Fetes of California (photographs), Inside of a Hundred Homes (photographs), Lilian Bell Among the Parisians, The Elaines and the Valentine (Drawings by Reginald B. Birch), A Model House for $1000 to $1250, Nine Attractive Home-Made Screens

G/VG

$45.00

March, 1898

Two Women Gathering Greens in the Woods. A Day in the Country School from Photographs by Clifton Johnson, In Fashionable Siberia, Lilian Bell on the English Channel, The Inner Experiences of a Cabinet Member’s Wife, Inside the Rooms of College Girls, The Elaines Build a Hyacinth Bridge (Drawings by Alfred Brenun), Newest Easter and Spring Fashions (4 pages)

G/VG

$45.00

May, 1898

Mother and Daughter by a Window in Spring. “Rip Van Winkle” as He Is At Home, After-Dinner Stories, Inside of a Hundred Homes (Photographs), What It Means To Be a Trained Nurse (Photographs and Article), The Inner Experiences of a Cabinet Member’s Wife, The Fairies and the Opal (Drawn by Reginald B. Birch), Remodeling the Front Door

G/VG

$45.00

June, 1898

Mrs. Grover Cleveland at Princeton, New Jersey in March, 1898. The Anecdotal Side of Mrs. Cleveland, The Inner Experiences of a Cabinet Member’s Wife, The Most Beautiful Love Story in Literature – Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, Shakers (Photographs and Text), How the Rock Came To Break (Drawings by Reginald B. Birch), Lilian Bell on the Russian Frontier

G/VG

$45.00

July, 1898

President McKinley issue. Anecdotal Side of the President, An Ideal American Avenue, 2 pages of music - "The President's March" by Victor Herbert, Needlework

Not Available

NA

August, 1898

A Summer Day -- Two Women in Row Boat Picking Blossoms. Midsummer Story Number with Nine Stories, The Making and Trimming of a Hat, How To Identify and Cook Twelve Edible Mushrooms, Novel Designs in Honiton Lace

G/VG

$45.00

September, 1898

Women & Child in Front Yard by W.L. Taylor. Girl Queen of Holland, How to Foretell Weather by the Clouds, “Covites” – Mountain Dwellers, Blind Tom as He Is Today, Practical Farmhouse Design – 2 copies

G/VG

$45.00

October, 1898

Entering The Main Gate. The Anecdotal Side of Mark Twain, The Minister of Carthage, The Personal Side of Richard Wagner

Good, light stain at top

$35.00

November, 1898

Thanksgiving Number. My First Fight in the Jungle by Henry M. Stanley, My Collection of Dolls, The Anecdotal Side of Mr. Moody

Good, tear at spine

$35.00

December, 1898

Christmas Number. Minnehaha and Hiawatha by W. L. Taylor, The Creator of “Ben Hur” at Home (Photographs), Washington’s Christmas at Valley Forge, Mary Anderson in Her English Home (Photographs), When Louisa Alcott Was A Girl, My Collection of Dolls (Photographs and Text),

Good, some interior stains near back of magazine, back cover stains

$30.00

 

February, 1899

Woman and A Trio of Dogs. Through the Prisons with Mrs. Ballington Booth, , Story of New York’s Social Life, “The Children’s Hour” by W. L. Taylor, X.I.T. Ranch – The Largest Ranch in the World, The Prettiest Country Homes in America (Photographs), Inside a Score of Gardens (Photographs)

Good, light wear at spine

$35.00

April, 1899

Women Around Blooming Tree by W. L. Taylor. The Life of a Japanese Girl, Easter Morn in a Colored Convent, Egg-Rolling in the President’s Big Yard, Garden Walks, Borders and Hedges, Children’s Rustic Playhouses, Fiction

G/VG

$45.00

September, 1899

Cover by S. Werner. Wayside Inn of Sudbury Town, The East-Side Girl of New York, Social Side of the Trolley (photos), Prettiest Country Homes (photos), Food, Fashions

Not Available

NA

 

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