Polish Magazine 1933 Swiatowid pictorial culture news society periodicalBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Periodicals, Bound Magazines, Illustrated Books, Czech Magazines).
Published 1933, Poland. An incomplete run from No. 1 - No. 52. Missing a couple/ several issues (not removed but never bound in- approx. 48 issues).
approx. 48 issues, each c. 24 pages. Text in Polish. Profusely illustrated throughout with thousands of images, pictorial ads, endless b&w photos plus many full page color sheets showing film stars and front/ rear covers.
Old (institutional?) 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, 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 or some minor edge chipping to a few pages, a few small old tape repairs to some edge tears, 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.