Le Frou Frou 2 issue lot 1913 French color pictorial society satirical magazineBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Magazines, Early 20th Century Periodicals, French Magazines, Illustrated Magazines, Le Frou-Frou, Art Nouveau).
Published weekly, Paris by Geslin. 1913.
2 issues, each c. 22 pages plus wrappers. Text in French. Both well illustrated throughout. Nice assortment of dated advertising as well, often illustrated.
With two great color covers reminiscent of poster art of this era.
Nice early 20th century pre-WWI satirical French magazine with pleasing visual content, often in a lovely art nouveau style. Issues included in this lot: March 9th & September 7th 1913.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, various mostly small signs of age, time and handling, nothing offensive or major. Overall a nice looking example.
Small age flaws or defects include a missing lower left corner of one cover, 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.
Magazines remains attractive on the shelf. Pair 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 lot survives. This lot is not new- it is old and has been handled by different owners in the past.
Magazines Measures c. 11 1/2" H x 8 1/2" W.