Berkeley, CA: Home Chimes Publishing Co., 1904 - 1906. First Edition. 4to. Most issues have 16 pp; the last two issues have 18 pp and 50pp. Business advertisments. The sub-title on the August, 1905 issues states "The Only Woman's Magazine on the Pacific Coast". Illustrated staplebound wrappers. Covers of three issues are detached and present; one issue lacking covers; else a very good collection of an uncommon and early California magazine; only 5 online institutions appear to hold some issues. Item #20613
Issues include: Vol. 1, No. 1, December 1904; vo. 1, No. 3, March 1905; Vol. 1, No. 5, May 1905; Vol. 1, Nos 6-7, June July 1905; Vol. 1, No. 8, August 1905; Vol. 1, No. 10, August 1905; Vol. 1, No. 11, November, 1905; Vol. 1, No 12, December 1905; and Vol. 2, No. 3, October/November 1906. The magazine appers to be mostly by and for women. "With the HOME CHIMES we desire to introduce into every household a chord of harmont that will bring joy and gladness into every heart therin and leave loving memories in the daily life of each to lighten the load of care, east the burden of responsibility and smooth the wrinkles of perplexity from the overanxious brow of the tired mothers and weary housekeepers." - Editorial.