Life Magazine Issue #1 November 23rd 1936 w/ small format version 2 issuesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Periodicals, Early 20th Century Magazines, Life Magazine, Henry Luce, Visual Arts, Photography, Fort Peck Dam).
Published November 23rd, 1936, Chicago by Time Inc, Henry Luce.
2 issues, each 95  pages plus wrappers. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout.
1st issue of the new Time-Life format created by publisher Henry Luce. Lot contains two different copies of the November 23rd, 1936 issue, in both small booklet and large folio news stand format (please see photos).
Bindings remain clean, tight, and sound, various mostly small signs of age, some edge wear or tiny chipping to color, 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 blocks remain overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
Magazines remains attractive on the shelf. Lot 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.
Larger Magazine Measures c. 14" H x 10 1/2" W.
Smaller Magazine Measures c. 8 5/8" H x 6 1/2" W.