Lot 380: Antique January 1929 Complete Illustrated "Popular Science Monthly: Magazine With Period Ads & Newest Science

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April 26, 2018, 7:00 PM EST
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Description: ANTIQUE January 1929 Complete Illustrated Popular Science Monthly Magazine With Period Ads & Newest Science.

"Popular Science" is an American bi-monthly magazine carrying popular science content, which refers to articles for the general reader on science and technology subjects. With roots beginning in 1872, the publication was, was founded in May 1872 to disseminate scientific knowledge to the educated layman. Early issues were mostly reprints of English periodicals. It became an outlet for writings and ideas of Charles Darwin, T. H. Huxley, Louis Pasteur, Thomas Edison, etc. It soon began to get submissions by famous names in Science & catered to the general public who were fascinated by the rapid advance of Science & Technology as the 19th century became the 20th century.

This issue, January 1929, has a cover featuring the Wright Brothers & begins a biography of them written by John McMahon as told to him by Orville Wright himself. There is much other aviation in this issue including an article on Dr. Hogo Eckener who had just built the Graf Zeppelin, the largest dirigible at the time & the 1st commercial dirigible. Also an article on Astronomy by Edwin Way Teale; building your own TV set; Icebreakers and lots more.

Profusely Illustrated in B&W. Scattered throughout the magazine are advertisements of all sorts, some in color, including some of the many now extinct brands of autos. Scattered small stains to lower part of the back cover not affecting text/light age toning to paper but not brittle/lower left spine starting at crease. Overall Good Plus Condition. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE.

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