SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, An Illustrated Magazine For The People, May to October 1871, Volume II, Numbers 1-6.
Edition: First edition.
New York: Scribner, 1871. Hardcover first edition - Six issues bound in one large volume. Articles, fiction, poetry and more, all illustrated with engravings. Many of the articles are both substantive and lengthy - the first issue opens with an account of the wonders of Yellowstone, while the October issue leads of with an article on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawaii. Among other topics is one titled "What are they doing at Vassar?" with the answer that they were seriously educating women (In 1871 Vassar was only 10 years old), two articles on Chinese labor, a serial by Mrs Oliphant, travels to Japan and Canada, another article on a trip to Yellowstone and much more. The contributors include Edward Eggleston, Susan Coolidge, George MacDonald, Frank Norton, R.H. Stoddard, William Wells and many others. Frontispiece of George MacDonald, unified table of contents. 372 pp.
Condition: Very good overall in publisher's embossed dark green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine (some fraying to the ends of the spine and short tear at the upper end, bumping and wear to the corners). Bookplate and pocket showing this as a copy from a motion picture company's research department.