Famous flights Aviation Zeppelin dirigibles 1929 rare early special magazineBrian DiMambro
(Old Magazines, Early 20th Century Periodicals, Illustrated Magazines, National Life Magazine, Aviation, Air Travel, Airplanes, Zeppelins, Aviators).
National Life Magazine.
Published February, 1929, New York by Independent Magazine Distributing Company.
48 pages including wrappers. Text in English. Illustrated throughout in nice tonal gravure printing technique. Nice assortment of dated pictorial advertising.
Some great early photos including zeppelins over NYC and a GGA Deco style photo of Miss America 1927 Dorothy Britton holding an airplane for a 1929 calendar page.
Nice early 20th century American magazine with pleasing visual content.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, various mostly small signs of age, time and handling, some lower corner creasing, short edge split, nothing offensive or major. 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 example of what is likely a scarce survival. The pictures give a very good sense of how the item 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 block remains overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
Magazine remains attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives. This item is not new- it is old and has been handled by different owners in the past.
Magazine Measures c. 11 3/4" H x 8 1/2" W.