This volume contains all of G.K. Chesterton's columns in The Illustrated London News from 1932 to 1934. Most of the weekly articles have never been printed in book form until Ignatius Press undertook to do the collected works. Chesterton lovers will be delighted to find this treasure filled with jewels quite the match of his best writing. The breadth and depth of his knowledge - from history to politics to English fads and conventions - never fail to impress, and his wit is as refreshing as when these pieces were first ...
This volume contains all of G.K. Chesterton's columns in The Illustrated London News from 1932 to 1934. Most of the weekly articles have never been printed in book form until Ignatius Press undertook to do the collected works. Chesterton lovers will be delighted to find this treasure filled with jewels quite the match of his best writing. The breadth and depth of his knowledge - from history to politics to English fads and conventions - never fail to impress, and his wit is as refreshing as when these pieces were first written.
Folio magazine. Publisher's illustrated wrappers, saddle-stitched. Two issues of the then-weekly, May 4 and May 11, 1935 (vol. 96, nos. 2506-2507). These were issued during the Silver Jubilee anniversary of the King's twenty-fifth year on the throne. Several images of the Royal Family are in color and black-and-white throughout. G. K. Chesterton contributes another piece in his "Our Note-Book" series of articles; he chronicles World War I in the May 4, 1935 issue. The periodical began in 1842 and was the first illustrated weekly newspaper. Utilizing full-page illustrations and ads, as well as poignant topical journalism, the magazine flourished as a weekly until the early 1970s, when it became a monthly. With the popularity of amateur photography before World War II, the quantity of color illustrations decreased and the magazine relied more on photographs to maintain a customer base. Gradually, publication saw brevity and, at its end in 2003, issues came only twice a year. 10.25 X 14.25 inches. Both volumes show light shelfwear to the spines, else Near Fine.
Staples rusty, slight soiling to illustrated wraps and faint foxing to page edges otherwise VG+. Centrefold loose. 4to. Colour illustrated wraps. pp 823-914. Copiously illustrated in black and white throughout, 7 colour including highly attractive period colour adverts. Many photos of India royalty, Maharajas, etc.
Good. Pages 485-524. Features: Nice colour-illustrated ad for BMK Carpets and Rugs inside front cover; Nice Benson & Hedges ad with illustration of scene on passenger aircraft; Half-page ad for Bristol 2-litre cars; Photos of Mr. Eden's European tour and Mr. John Foster Dulles' visit; Train crash in Portugal near Odemira kills 11; Sunken Sutherland flying boat in St. Peter Port Harbour; Ford's new XM-151 'Jeep"; Photos of the Duchess of Kent in the United States; Mithras head discovered in City of London in Roman temple; Two pages of a mini Dutch town, "Madurodam" in the Hague; One-page series of illustrations present new sliding rigger-biggest rowing innovation since 1872; One-page colour photo of 56lb block of aquamarine in New York-presently in legal dispute; Full-page reproduction of painting "The Chatsworth Violin"; One-page photo of French Speleologist in the Berger Cavern, over 2, 000 feet deep; Personalities of the week include members of the M.C.C. touring team at Tilbury, The Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama in Peking and Captain R.T. Shepherd, pilot of the 'flying bedstead'; A bull and heifer of the Chartley type of wild white cattle seen at Whipsnade; Tallest man-made structure in the world-the KWTV TV tower in Oklahoma City; Nice half-page Land Rover ad for the 'go anywhere vehicle'; Colour ad on back cover for Reed Paper talks of roads laid on paper; and more. Moderate wear. Unmarked. A sound vintage copy.
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