NYC Broadway Theater Programs 1936-37 Bound leather binding c. 24 programsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Leather Books Early 20th Century Books, Playbills, Theater Programs, Illustrated Books, Period Advertising).
Published 1936-37, United States by Various.
Approx. 24 individual playbills bound together, each c. 40 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout. Abundant period advertising, most have full page rear cover cigarette ads, ads for the Harlem Cotton Club starring Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Ethel Waters, the Nicholas Brothers.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering, cloth covers. Binding stamped by Brentanos.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 9 1/4" H x 6 3/4" W.