Title: Woman's Journal: Coronation Number
Author: Lady Cynthia Asquith, et al.
Illustrator: David Jagger, Treyer Evans, et al.
Publisher: The Amalgamated Press, Ltd.
Remarks: Includes 16-page souvenir
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good
Description: The May 1937 'Coronation Number' of Woman's Journal features a wealth of articles, short stories, and nostalgic adverts (many of which are full-page and in colour). Highlights include: an article by Lady Cynthia Asquith, accompanied by excellent b&w photographs (many of which were taken by George VI himself) about the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose; various regal recipes for puddings (e.g. Queen Victoria's Orange Flower Cream; Westminster Macaroons; &c.); an extremely politically incorrect advert for Arch-Rite shoes; a stunning full-page advert for Esso Ethyl; plus a beautifully illustrated fashion review showing the latest trends in 1937. Also contains a large, unused coupon for a 4-volume set of books entitled Wonderful Britain.
Includes the 16 page Souvenir of the Coronation booklet which, apart from some very light damage at the tail of the spine, is in excellent condition.
Illustrated throughout with a mix of full-colour, two-tone monochrome and b&w photographs, drawings, and adverts.
'Dust-wrapper' has some closed tears around the portrait oval, but is otherwise in very good, unmarked condition. Glossy, gilt-effect covers have two small rusty patches on rear. Glossy pages are in excellent overall condition. The first 8 or so have some rusty patches from the rusted staples, and have parted company with the upper staples. Otherwise all other pages are tightly bound, unmarked and free from foxing – though a handful have some light tanning, mainly confined to the gutter.
A very rare survivor and fascinating window into the world of the 1930s.
Measures 31 cm × 23 cm (12.4″ × 9.2″). Folio. 224 pp.