Baseball Number 1913 Life Magazine lot x 2 issues Horse Racing sport stadiumsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Magazines, Early 20th Century Magazines, Life Magazines, Americana, Sports, Baseball, Horse Racing).
Published weekly, New York by Life Publishing Company.
2 issues, each c. 50 pages. Text in English. Cover art by Robert K. Ryland and Richard Cutter & AC.
Very nice pair of covers depicting crowd scenes at sporting events. One is baseball stands, the other horse racing. The fashion styles are fantastic, note all the hats and the guy smoking a cigar in the crowd at lower left of the baseball game.
Profusely illustrated throughout. Nice assortment of dated advertising as well, often illustrated. Color front & rear cover plus a color ad inside the front cover.
Nice lot of 2 scarce early 20th century magazines with pleasing visual content. Issues included in this lot are July 10th & September 13th 1913.
Bindings remains clean, tight, and sound, left edge with visible old evidence of having once been in a bound volume (stitch binding holes), various mostly small signs of age, time and handling, nothing offensive or major. Old soft fold down center likely due to original subscription mailing. Overall a nice looking example.
Small age flaws or defects include possible random old creasing, edge chipping, small light old staining, etc. Overall entirely acceptable examples of what are scarce survival. The pictures give a very good sense of how each magazine survives.
Virtually all periodicals of this era are somewhat scarce today as loose complete issues. Like most random survivals of old periodical printing, any specific example (like this one) is likely among a relative handful still extant. As each decade goes back from 1950, the rate of scarcity for any specific magazine or paper item increases noticeably.
Text blocks remain overall clean, and display a pleasing age patina.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique lot survives. This lot is not new- it is old and has been handled by different owners in the past.
Magazine Measures c. 10 3/4" H x 8 3/4" W.