New York: American Mercury Magazine, Inc., 1953-1961. A broken, but substantial, run of American Mercury the long-running magazine founded by H. L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan in 1924. The issues included here are from the magazine’s controversial period beginning with the ownership by Russell Maguire in 1952. The magazine took on an increasingly far right and anti-Semitic perspective and attracted writers such as George Lincoln Rockwell, Revilo P. Oliver, A. K. Chesterton, William Kullgren, Lt. Gen. P. A. Del Valle, Carl McIntire, Kenneth Goff, Billy James Hargis, Robert Welch, Ralph Nader (!), and others. Many of the aforementioned writers are included in these issues.
Issues included are Vol. LXXVI, No. 349, January, 1953; February 1956, Vol. LXXXIII, No. 390, July, 1956; Vol. LXXXV, No. 404-406, September-November, 1957; Vol. LXXXVI, No. 408, January, 1958, Vol. LXXXVI, No. 410-412, March-May, 1958; Vol. LXXXVII, No. 419, December, 1958; Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 420, January, 1959, Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 422-427, 429-431; Vol. XC, No. 432-437; Vol. XCI, No. 438-443; February-March, 1961. Issues are mostly in Good or better condition with general dampstaining, rubbing and wear, chipping to spine ends, etc. Item #06364