|Vintage Pulp||Nov 3 2015|
Mix of early French pulp covers shows a different style.
Above are French dust jackets made between 1928 and 1934 for Collection du Lecteur, a series produced by Paris based Éditions Cosmospolites. As in the U.S., the femme fatale or good girl style of art most people associate with pulp—such as here and here—did not become popular in France until the 1950s. That was toward the end of the official pulp era. We love the later art, obviously, but we think these very colorful earlier pieces are also cool. See another example here.
FranceÉditions CosmospolitesEdgar WallaceAlbert ErlandeGeorges DelamareJacques ArvorJean D. AgraivesH.J. MagogJosé GermainE. GuérinonLeon PoirierAntonine Goulet-TessierMarion GilbertHorace van OffelMaurice DekobraEmile ZavieThéodore ValensiCh. de RivièreE. de Keysercover artcover collectionliterature