A humor and general interest magazine published from 1883 to 1936. Time founder Henry Luce bought the magazine in 1936 solely so that he could acquire the rights to its name.
The original Life magazine provided a glimpse of Society, Literature, Politics and Drama, combined with humor and exceptional illustrations. The two page centerfolds are prized for their decorative value, each issue includes advertisements.
The famous illustrator, Charles Dana Gibson was associated with this magazine from very early in his career until the demise of the magazine in the early 1930s. Life was the very first customer for Gibson’s drawings. The more recent Life Magazine published by Time Inc. did not begin publication until 1936.
Original, Antique Print Booklet from 1883 (127 years old)
Printed and distributed January 4 1883. Volume 1 Number 1.
A fantastic find with superbly detailed graphics.
Produced by J.A . Mitchell and Edward S. Martin
Really unique 12 page booklet with old ads, little stories,cartoons, and more.
Measures: 4 1/2 ” by 3 1/2″
In excellent condition, no tears, one bend mark on front cover.
Some browning of pages and very slight rust marks left by the staples at the spine.
13 Days Adrift – The Experiences OF M.Stanley MacLean (rescued after torpedoed ship ‘East Indian’ Sank off Capetown) 1943, First Edition, Softcover has some light Age wear. All 40 text pages tot his saga are intact and in very good readable condition for their age, B&W Illustrations.
This Very Scarce self-published war relic is a rare and great find. $25
Great read to add to your private collection. This is a must read sea tale of the extraordinary nature.
Here is some additional information and a picture of the ship that was sunk:
The freighter SS East Indian from Camden NJ. under Captain St. Marie carried a crew of 33, an armed guard of 14, and 10 passengers. On November 3, 1942, she was torpedoed by the German submarine U-181, commanded by Kapitänleutnant Wolfgang Lüth, 275 miles south- west of Cape Town, South Africa. The book offered above is an account of the sinking and the 13 day ordeal of the survivors.