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I have 2 books titled "The Atlantic". They are both in Greek. They measure 10" X 13 1/2". They are dated 1919 and 1920. They have the most beautiful color pictures of women, during that time, and colorful advertisements. The pages that have the pictures are a heavier paper than the ones with the written words. Has anyone ever heard of these books and could they be worth anything?
Are they books or magazines?
Hardback books. I don't know why some of the pics are sideways, they aren't like that on my computer..sorry.
Firstly, ATΛANTIΣ is Greek for Atlantis.
Secondly, a quote from Project Muse website...
"During the 1870s, the organization and stewardship of American culture by the upper classes began to take hold on a mass scale, due in part to the founding of museums, municipal libraries, symphony halls, theaters, and public parks. In addition, periodicals such as Scribner’s Magazine, Harper’s Monthly Magazine, and The Atlantic Monthly became major players in shaping the country’s cultural ideals."
The following link is to a book which would probably answer many of your questions for this book/illustrated magazine.
Atlantic Monthly is the wrong magazine.
Your books are bound copies of the monthly illustrated Atlantis magazine, put out by the same people as the Atlantis newspaper. Possibly from a library (check front and back for library markings); otherwise by an owner who had them bound for his own use. Here's the history of the newspaper which mentions the magazine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantis_(newspaper) - "In 1910, the Sunday edition and a magazine, the Monthly Illustrated Atlantis, began circulation. The magazine was published into the 1930s then reappeared again in 1953" These are clearly from the early period (1910-30's)
Thanks for the info. These were my boyfriend's parents books. They were from Greece and there are even the Atlantis magazines here, all in Greek. The books are not from a library nor are they bound copies of the magazines. They look like the company put out a book with what went on from January to December of that year around the world. The paper that it is printed on is nothing like the magazines we have. It's much thicker and more stiff. I just wish it were in English so I could read it.
Sorry, I had posted the wrong book link, the atlantic one was from an earlier search.
This is the link I had intended to paste.