France-Illustration. Noel 1948. CHINESE / FRENCH / RELIGIOUS ART.
France-Illustration. Noel 1948.
France-Illustration. Noel 1948.

France-Illustration. Noel 1948.

Houng-Nien, Lou; et al. (illus).
Paris. France-Illustration. [ 1948].
Christmas 1948 issue in color pictorial paper wrappers as issued, profusely illustrated in color and black and white, 5 tipped-in color plates. Text in French. Approximately 60 unnumbered pages in main section, plus approx 80 pages of ads at front and rear. Folio, 15 x 11 1/4 inches. Spine backed with cloth, light soiling and creasing to covers, multiple edge tears to covers including 2 inch repaired tear to top edge of back cover, 3/4 inch tear to fore edge of last 10 pages, 1 1/2 inch paper loss to lower fore edge corner of one leaf (not affecting text or image), slight bumping to lower right corner; interior in good clean condition overall. France-Illustration was a new version (founded in 1945) of L'Illustration, which was shut down in 1944 after the Liberation of Paris. Less sumptuously illustrated than its predecessor, life in postwar France being marked by shortages and rationing, it does have several of the tipped-in high quality illustrations for which L'Illustration was known, including two paintings by Lou Houng-Nien a Chinese artist picturing Western religious themes. The bold advertising that Illustration is known for is present in this issue which includes full-page color ads for Waterman, Omega, etc. Item #56542

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