Bound Editions of L’Auto Newspaper, France, 1913
Bound editions of the iconic French newspaper, ‘L’Auto’, from January 1, 1913-March 30, 1913. Founded in the late 1890s, the paper’s name reflected the excitement of the time in car racing but it was, in fact, a general sports paper covering cycling, boxing, flying and much more. L’Auto originated the Tour de France cycling race in 1903 as a circulation booster. The race leader’s yellow jersey was instituted in 1919, probably to reflect the distinctive yellow newsprint on which L’Auto was published. In remarkable condition with only some expected cracking at the edges of the some pages, the binding is still reasonable strong. An item that you can spend days pouring over. The photos alone are amazing. Truly a piece of sports history.
24.5 in.Hx18 in.Wx1.5 in.D