THE STRAND MAGAZINE
Date - October 1944
Contents Include - Various fiction and non fiction pieces from notable authors of the day.
Description - Vintage small softcover format, smaller than the previous editions that were published by Newnes. Original illustrated wraps, staple bound.
Condition - Good in the main, some wear and splitting to the spine and creasing to the covers. Covers detached from block, light age toning, else pages internally in good order.
Other Notes - The Strand Magazine was a monthly magazine composed of fictional stories and factual articles founded by George Newnes. It was first published in the United Kingdom from January 1891 to March 1950 running to 711 issues. After a format change to a smaller "digest" size in October 1941. Wartime hardships hit the Strand Magazine hard. Paper was rationed, and the size of the magazine had to be decreased. Costs rose, circulation fell, and the magazine never recovered. By 1950, the magazine needed a quarter of a million pounds to put it back on its feet. The owners saw no hope of raising the money, so in March 1950 The Strand was forced to stop publication.
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