Life Magazine 1909 scarce 25th Anniversary Edition complete issue nice coverBrian DiMambro
(Old Magazines, Early 20th Century Magazines, Americana, Life Magazine, Illustrated Magazines, Vintage Advertising).
Published January 2nd, 1908, New York by Clair Maxwell.
36 pages. Text in English. Scarce complete issue of this early 20th century American magazine. Very pleasing visual content throughout plus a great cover.
Wonderful broad assortment of advertising as well, mostly pictorial and including full page color ads. A rich advertising period with some fantastic nostalgic ads capturing a lost way of life!
Binding remains overall mostly clean and sound, various mostly small signs of age such as small edge splits or nicks, light soiling or small staining, time and handling, nothing offensive or major. Overall a nice looking example. All periodicals of this era are inherently uncommon, particularly due to the massive paper drives.
The pictures give a very good sense of how the item survives.
Virtually all periodicals of this era are inherently uncommon/ 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 despite whatever the print run was. As each decade goes back from 1950, the rate of scarcity for any specific magazine or paper item increases noticeably (due in part to the national paper drives during WWII and after and the fact most people like today don't save old magazines).
Issue remains attractive looking. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws all but inevitable given it is a magazine and are thus easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey digitally how this physical antique magazine survives. This item is not new- it is old and has been handled by different owners in the past, we are offering it as it survives to us.
Magazine Measures c. 11 1/4" H x 8 3/4" W.