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Truly a rare and special item! The first ever issue of 'The Wide World' magazine. "From the late nineteenth century to the swinging sixties, this publication was the bestselling magazine for men craving adventure. Each issue was filled with amazing-but-true-tales of survival, catastrophe and derring-do gathered from around the world... Written in the muscular prose of true heroes and accompanied throughout by photographs and adverts of sublime absurdity, 'The Wide World' was a thrilling testament to an age when men kept their upper lips stiff for a reason and the truth was more dangerous than fiction." - from dust jacket of the book 'The Wide World', published by Macmillan in 2004. Condition: Small chips missing from each end of spine. Binding sound. Modest foxing to front cover else clean and unmarked. Moderate wear. Staples rusty inside front cover. Surprisingly good condition for an item of this vintage. Contents of this issue include: The Romance of Seal Hunting - an interview with Sir Geo. Baden-Powell; Down the Perak River; Houses in Air and in Water (Papua New Guinea); Tragedies of Mont Blanc; The Most Remarkable Newspaper in the World - Michigan State Prison, Jackson City; Memories of Navarino; How the North Pole will be reached, by Dr. Fridtjof Nansen; The New Route to the Klondike; The Cruise of the Slaver 'Carl'; Castaways in the Frozen North; and more. Numerous wonderful black and white photos. A marvelous gift for fans of this most entertaining of magazines.
Title: The Wide World Magazine, May, 1898, Number 1, Volume 1, Premiere Issue
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: London, George Newnes Limited: 1898
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 813a0320