Los Angeles: James Madison, 1932-1934. Wraps. Presumably a complete run of this scarce Depression-era periodical “that tells which old books, magazines, and pamphlets have value – and why. Also money-making information about autographs, dime novels, Currier & Ives prints, newspapers, Christian Science literature, sheet music, songsters, etc.” This short-lived monthly, which changed its name to The Collector's Journal, was a precursor to The Collector’s Guide, which Madison issued between 1938 and 1942. Within the pages of “Collecting for Profit” are articles on early California playbills, British Penny Dreadfuls, Lincolniana, and much else, along with columns on first edition points, auction results, and important titles in various fields. Additionally, there are advertisements for leading booksellers and auctioneers, among them an early notice for legendary Los Angeles bookman Jake Zeitlin.
Standard magazine size (8 ½” x 11”), 23 issues. Printed in black and white, with occasional textual illustrations, and bound with staples. Some of the issues are neatly folded in half, presumably for mailing. A single issue (Vol. 1, No. 3) is separated along the spine, but complete. Minor edgewear to a few other issues; otherwise very good.
Scarce, OCLC locates no complete run of this publication, with partial holdings at seven institutions (USC, Iowa, American Antiquarian, OHDEP, Pittsburgh, McGill, and Oxford). Very good. Item #73799