Fit to Print: The Newspaper and the Poster

By: Davidson, Marc

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182 pp. Nearly new, tight, no markings, slight thumbing. Spine uncreased. More than 200 color plates, full page or half page, reproducing posters that advertised newspapers in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Most of the posters promote French, German, Italian and British publications. A few American dailies also are included. Among the scores of artists represented are Jules Cheret, Leonetto Capiello, E. Charle Lucas and Louis J. Rhead. Front cover shows "La Nymphomane," a young woman in a tight-fitting Gay 90s gown, hat and boa, tossing newspaper pages from atop a chimney to advertise Le Journal. This hard to find catalog was compiled and rather playfully annotated by Marc Davidson to showcase the poster collection that he and his father, the late Herbert M. "Tippen" Davidson Jr., amassed for the Daytona Beach News-Journal over a 30-year period. Four generations of the Davidson family were majority owners of the News-Journal for about 80 years. Circa 2004, the poster collection became tied up in litigation between the Davidsons and Cox Newspapers, a former co-owner of the paper. Cox claimed the Davidsons wasted millions of the newspaper's profits on various cultural endeavors, including the poster collection. A federal judge later awarded the poster collection to Cox. Despite appeals, the posters eventually were taken out of the News-Journal offices and transferred to ownership by Cox Newspapers. As of 2017, the location of the collection has not been disclosed. Photos of the catalog are available upon request. Size: 4to -- 11 in Tall By 8.5 In Wide

Title: Fit to Print: The Newspaper and the Poster

Author Name: Davidson, Marc

Categories: Art Catalogs, Rare/Scarce,

Edition: First Edition.

Publisher: Daytona Beach Florida, News-Journal Corp.: 2004

ISBN Number: 0964005042

ISBN Number 13: 9780964005044

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Book

Seller ID: 006043

Keywords: ART. POSTERS. COMMERCIAL NEWSPAPERS. LITHOGRAPHY. DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL.