Zeppelins German Magazine Air Travel 1909 Lot x 7 rare pictorial magazinesBrian DiMambro
(Old Magazines, Early 20th Century Magazines, Illustrated Magazines, Air Travel, Zeppelins, German Magazines, Airplanes).
Deutsche Zeitschrift fur Luftschiffahrt.
Published biweekly, 1909, Berlin by Gustav Braunbeck.
Rare run of first 7 issues, each c. 50 pages plus advertising. Text in German. Nice assortment of dated advertising as well, often illustrated.
Rare early 20th century German aviation magazines with pleasing visual content. Issues included in this lot: January 13th & 27th; February 10th & 24th; March 10th & 24th; April 7th.
Bindings show time and handling, but remain overall mostly clean, tight, and sound. Various mostly small signs of age, nothing offensive or major, just normal soiling, minor damp staining, paper chipping to spine ends, etc. Overall a nice looking set.
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 lot survives.
Virtually all periodicals of this era are scarce today as loose complete issues, much scarcer if a run. Like most random survivals of old periodical printing, any specific example (like these) 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 remain 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.
Magazines Measure c. 10" H x 7" W.