Il Secolo Illustrato [1917--World War I, aviation, Mussolini, etc.]

Various authors. Il Secolo Illustrato (Lo Sport Illustrato): February 15, 1917 (anno 5, no. 4). Pp. 115-146 (complete), many photos and ads. Covers, 3 pages, and center spread in full or part color. The photos here are all cropped. Good paperbound. Apparently removed from a bound volume (cover abrasions along left side, as pictured). Cover soil. The center 8 pages have pulled away. ** Includes a photo montage of President woodrow Wilson, who is no longer laughing ("Wilson non ride piu"). Article on Italy's first flying ace, Luigi Olivari. Article on the tragic air battle on the Carso front (photos of 3 aviators and the wrecked plane). Article on the rising young leader Mussolini, with a large photo. Article on the displaced Belgina,s "the new slaves" ("La Nuova Schiavitu"). Photo spread on stars of the equestrian circus. Continuation of a novella by Guido da Verona. Fashion page, "La Moda Italiana," with 2 views of a coat-cloak designed by Adri. Also several other texts and photo features. Many interesting illustrations. There are several appeals to subscribe to the Prestito Nazionale (Italian war bond effort), with full-page illustratrions by A. Zandrino, S. Talman, and others. One page reproduces, in a smaller size, 6 war-bond posters from Russia, France, and England. The double-page centerfold is a dramatic color battle scene by Paul Iribe. There are also 2 pages of photos of the banks where one can buy the bonds. The lithographed cover is by M. Dudovich. The back cover advertises automobile tires by G. Tedeschi. (Item ID: 1005172)

$30.00

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