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Spanish Civil War

ABC. Diario Republicano de Izquierdas. Subtitled: Periódico Ilustrado. 30 July 1936 through 30 September 1937.

Approximately 207 issues total bound in 5 volumes of the Madrid edition of the long-running conservative Catholic and monarchist Spanish journal, covering the early period of the Spanish Civil War and comprising issues from years XXXII and XXXIII. Bold photo-illustrated covers, some with photocollage, and profusely illustrated throughout from photographs and cartoons. Some minor scattered browning, creasing, overall very good. Large 4to. Leather-backed boards, original issues bound in, some minor abrasions, edgewear, spine of first volume slightly shaken. Madrid, 1936-1937.

ABC was founded in Madrid in January 1903 by Torcuato Luca de Tena y Álvarez-Ossorio, and in October of 1929 the Seville edition began publication. Over the years, 11 different editions have existed, although Madrid and Seville are the primary two. During the Spanish Civil War, these two papers represented two different sides and viewpoints: ABC Madrid the Republican side and ABC Sevilla the Nationalist. Under Franco, it became the best-selling newspaper in Spain, and as late as 2005 is was still the third-best-selling newspaper in Spain, and the oldest in Madrid. Publication continues to this day.

Book ID: 50729

Price: $6,500.00