La Libereria 1960 Italian Booksellers well color cover Illustrated trade journalBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 20th Century Magazine, Italian Magazines, Illustrated Magazines).
La Libreria: Organa Ufficiale Dell'Associazione Librai Italiani.
Published November 1960, Italy.
c. 200 pages. Text in Italian. Profusely illustrated throughout with hundreds of color covers of all sorts of books. Nice assortment of dated advertising as well, often illustrated.
Nice mid 20th century Italian magazine aimed at the book trade with great pleasing visual content.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, spine paper chipped at ends, some edge wear with small nicks, various mostly small signs of age, time and handling, 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 1/2" H x 8 1/2" W.