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June 1937 Coronet Magazine
The covers of the early issues of the upscale Coronet Magazine were usually reproductions of a painting by one of the Masters or a well known artist. This June 1937 issue was one of the first issues of Coronet (within the first calendar year of Coronet's publication). This issue features a portrait of Charles IX by Francois Clouet. This issue also includes photos of paintings from the Louvre by Renoir and Monet. There is also a special two page insert (shown in photos) of Venus and Cupid; "The Rokeby Venus" by Velasquez.
Each publication of the Coronet Magazine is chocked full of art work, art in photography, fiction stories, poems, political articles, cartoons, real life and factual stories etc... Most of the magazines (if not all) offer a beautiful inclusion of artistic Black & White Photography as well as color. This publication's photography section also includes a human interest section of black and white photos by Macaskill; "A Portfolio of Nova Scotia" and a collection of colored photographs of Antique Snuff Boxes.
A quite interesting article "Finger Printing Disease" about a Dutch Biologist named Ehrenfried Pfeiffer that looking back now was certainly prophetic. Though Pfeiffer was most widely known for his work in biodynamic agriculture, it was that work that led him to the discovery of methods to diagnose cancer and other diseases within blood work.
Another article of interest discusses building Rammed Earth homes. The magazine carries an index on the inside front and back covers that lists the many featured works--too long of a list to cover here but something for everyone seems to make the list.
The magazine is in Very Good Condition, with the 194 pages intact. The issue has light wear at the edges and a very small tear on the back cover.
**A BRIEF HISTORY OF CORONET: Published monthly from November 1936 until 1971, this upscale magazine leaned towards an audience that enjoyed the Arts. The magazine had a very similar layout to the Reader's Digest that was founded in 1922 and is very similar in size but targeted the more educated and generally wealthier audience. Most, if not all, of the issues offered a "Gallery of Art & Photographs" that were from around the world and also offered human interest stories about the lives of different artists. Each publication included Short Stories, Poetry, Political and Economic Writings, bits of History, Medical Advice...well just about something for every adult or young adult reader.
You may be interested in other Coronet Magazines soon to be available (or perhaps already available) in this shop.
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