The first New York Times Best Seller List
May 22, 2014 9:36 AM   Subscribe

How can I obtain an image (jpg/gif/pdf) of the first New York Times Best Seller List published on October 12, 1931. I checked which has full-paper scans but it's NYT subscribers only. I checked databases like ProQuest through my library but they only have select articles and not this one.
posted by stbalbach to Media & Arts (4 answers total)
I got a PDF of the article. MeMail me and I'll send it to you.
posted by alms at 9:48 AM on May 22, 2014

For the curious, it's embedded in a column titled "Book Notes".
Reports of best-sellers from The Putnam Bookstore, R. H. Macy & Co., Wanamaker's book department and Ball & Wilde, Inc., during the past week, indicate that in the majority of these places the following volumes are in greatest demand:

"The Ten Commandments," by Warwick Deeping (Knopf).
"Finche's Fortune," by Mazo de la Roche (Little Brown).
"The Good Earth," by Pearl S. Buck (John Day).
"Shadows on the Rock," by Willa Cather (Knopf).
"Scarmouche the King Maker," by Rafael Sabatini (Houghton, Mifflin).

"Ellen Terry-Bernard Shaw," a correspondence (Putnam).
"The Epic of America," by John T. Adams (Little, Brown).
"Man's Own Show: Civilization," by George Dorsey (Harper).
"Washington Merry-Go-Round," anonymous (Liveright).
posted by alms at 9:54 AM on May 22, 2014

Thanks, alms! Email sent.
posted by stbalbach at 10:43 AM on May 22, 2014

If you have a library card in the US, you can access it from your local.
posted by brujita at 3:43 PM on May 22, 2014

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