ABC. Diario Republicano de Izquierdas. Subtitled: Periodico Ilustrado. 7 August 1936 through 9 April 1939
Approximately 590 issues total bound in 10 volumes of the Madrid edition of the long-running conservative Catholic and monarchist Spanish journal, covering the period of the Spanish Civil War, being the majority of years XXXII through XXXV of the journal's publication. Earlier issues with bold photographic or illustrated covers, some with photocollage, many of the later issues with very few or no illustrations. Some scattered losses, tears, repairs, a few pages with some clippings, scattered loose pages, last few issues of volume 3 and first few issues of volume 6 with significant tears. 4to. Newer boards, original wrpps. bound in. Madrid 1936-1939. 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. (Inventory #: 48565)
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