[Collection of Consecutive Issues of the Roaring Twenties-Inspired Magazin de "El Democrata," the Weekly Supplement to the El Democrata Newspaper in Mexico City]. Mexico, Clemente Islas Allende.
[Collection of Consecutive Issues of the Roaring Twenties-Inspired Magazin de "El Democrata," the Weekly Supplement to the El Democrata Newspaper in Mexico City]
[Collection of Consecutive Issues of the Roaring Twenties-Inspired Magazin de "El Democrata," the Weekly Supplement to the El Democrata Newspaper in Mexico City]

[Collection of Consecutive Issues of the Roaring Twenties-Inspired Magazin de "El Democrata," the Weekly Supplement to the El Democrata Newspaper in Mexico City]

Mexico City: 1925-1926. Twenty-four issues, sixteen pages each, bound into contemporary three-quarter brown cloth and textured paper boards. Binding somewhat bumped and edge-worn, minor staining on rear board, some dust soiling. A few leaves with small closed tears or minor chipping, minor scattered foxing and toning, but mostly well preserved. Very good. Item #2454

A substantial collection of two-dozen issues of Magazin de "El Democrata" printed between August 18, 1925 and May 2, 1926, containing a substantial amount of art and literature from around the world, intended for the high-class Mexican readership of the Sunday edition of the El Democrata newspaper. The issues include short stories, book reviews, pieces on current fashion (reflecting an obvious influence of Roaring Twenties culture) and notable news stories, along with articles on Hollywood cinema, bullfighters, lepers and other physical oddities, astronomical events and other scientific phenomena, Native Americans, politics, exploration, and much more. In addition to the profiles of Mexican notables and the plethora of news on issues in Mexico, the influence of American and European culture is evident throughout, with articles on Gloria Swanson, Rudolph Valentino, Barbara La Marr, Roald Amundsen, Carl Wickland, Peggy Hopkins Joyce, Aristides Briand, John D. Rockefeller, Max Linder, Isidora Duncan, and others. There is even an article on the origin of the "Flapper," and several installments of a Mexican comic strip called "Juanillo" printed on the last page of several issues. Most notably, the great majority of the original art produced to illustrate the magazine is signed "Islas Allende." This is most likely Clemente Islas Allende, an important Mexican artist and book illustrator who also served in the Mexican Revolution under Obregon. In addition to the twenty-four issues of the Magazin, the volume contains a single issue of Dominical, dated April 11, 1926. This seems to be unrelated to the Magazin, but perhaps a weekly supplement to the Excelsior. A wonderful collection of Mexican illustrated newspaper supplements from the mid-1920s, and a virtual treasure trove of illustration art by Clemente Islas Allende.

Price: $750.00