WWI L'Illustration 1919 French run 6 months periodical huge book color & photosBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Periodicals, Early 20th Century, WWI, Illustrated Newspapers, France).
Published weekly periodical, Paris by Rene Baschet.
Bound volume, collecting a run of issues from July 5 - December 13th, 1919.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering. Profusion of b&w photographs and art, some in color, some plates tipped in. 4 pp. detailed supplemental index at front.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition. With old institutional book plate to front paste down.
Binding age worn, cloth splitting along base of front joint, small scattered staining, yet still remains overall sound as an object. Very large heavy book.
Text block paper is clean, internally well preserved, little staining or soiling, any flaws of a minor type unworthy of specific mention.
Appears to be complete, but not collated. Sold "as-is" found, might lack a page or tow, perhaps have something cut out, but endless hundreds of pages all packed with interesting photographic and artistic content related to chronicling the events of the First World War.
Still attractive on the shelf. Item 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.
Book Measures c. 16" H x 12 1/2" W.