Poland Polish Magazine 1932 Swiatowid culture pictorial news society c.40 issuesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Periodicals, Bound Magazines, Illustrated Books, Czech Magazines).
Published 1932-33, Poland. An incomplete run from No. 1 - No. 52 (1932) and 1 & 2 (1933). Missing several issues, as bound, likely 40+ issues. Asking price is very low per issue.
Many issues, each c. 24 pages. Text in Polish.
Profusely illustrated throughout with thousands of images, endless b&w photos plus many full page color sheets showing film stars and front/ rear covers.
Old (publishers?) period cloth binding, embossed ruled covers. The entire production displays a great period aesthetic unique to this era in Europe.
Contents are almost 90 years old and shows some mostly light signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, assorted stains and soiling, evidence of old spine label removal, final two issues with lower corners creased/ curled- book remains overall sound and tight.
Paper is well uniformly toned, edges are a bit brittle so pages should be turned carefully, a few short edge splits repaired in past or some minor edge chipping to a few pages, internally still clean, tight, sound internally.
Scarce to rare pre-WW II in any condition as a bound run or individually.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this large heavy book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 16" H x 11 1/4" W.