Here we have on offer the final six volumes of the periodical that began in 1825 as The Princeton Review. The theological journal went through several name changes during its sixty-three year run, during which volume numbering restarted at 1 in 1829, 1872, 1878, and 1886. Publication was suspended altogether for the year 1885.
Although classified as a theological periodical, the scope of these six volumes is broad, covering current events, archaeological discoveries, science, biographies of personages of the day, politics, book reviews, poetry, fiction, medicine… It provides a fascinating insight of the broader view of the well-informed Christian of the day.
Each indexed volume was privately and handsomely bound (see description below) for the owner. The laid paper pages are clean except for the odd neat marginal note or mark.
New Princeton Review Vols. I – VI. New York: A. C. Armstrong & Son, 1886-1888. Privately bound by Brown Bros. in 1890 in 3/4 leather with decorations, title, etc., and the arms of Gervas Holmes gilt-stamped to spines, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. Small 4to. Spines a bit faded to a lovely rich chocolate brown, only a hint of wear to cover edges on Vols. I and V. P.o.n. Neatly inked UR corner of each volume’s first blank. Pages clean with faint aging present especially near margin edges. A lovely set! Miscellany ECB10033 $450.00