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Title: Le RIRE . Journal humoristique. Nos. 1 - 430 ( complete run of the first series). Nos. 1-152 ( second series). 1894 - 1905. Bound in 12 uniform volumes.
Description: Paris, F. Juven éditeur, 122 rue Réaumur, 1894 - 1905, issues of 12 pages, 31 x 23 cm, 582 consecutive issues ( first 11 years complete). Bound in 12 vols. Uniform brown half morocco, boards covered with marbled paper, Gilt title on spines, marbled endpapers. Bindings in very good shape. The binding is signed with a rubber stamp on the inside of vol. 1 - ''G. Engel - Spa '' (Belgium). Complete with the covers and the the out-of-text plates. Issue 1 dates from 10 november 1894 -> Issue 430 ( 31st january 1903) ; new series - issue 1 (7th february 1903 -> Issue 152 (30 december 1905). In very good condition, notwithstanding the usual tiny tears at some pages, the frayed margins of the out-of-text plates. On the whole a supurb copy. Long run of this famous Parisian humorous and satirical weekly. The first and the last page contains allways a full-page coloured illustration. In the first years Toulouse-Lautrec was a regular contributor with 11 full page drawings in the first three years. Among the other illustrators we find all the famous draughtsmen of the French Belle Epoque; e.g. Valloton, Forain, Willette, Josset, Paul, Steinlen, Cappiello, Villon, Iribe, Chéret, C. Morin, Kupka, Gus Bofa....A fine nicely bound set. .

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Price: EUR 3500.00 = appr. US$ 3803.96 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 53310