Le Trombinoscope par Touchatout. Dessins de Moloch. Premier volume, Paris, Chez tous les libraires, 1882.
Coeval binding, red half leather with gold title and friezes on the spine, overall well preserved. Marbled endpapers.
Pp.: (IV) + 99 issues of the magazine, each consisting of 4 pp., (IV).
Missing nos. 77 and 83, corresponding to Hyacinthe and Joinville (perhaps censored at the time). There are therefore 97 issues.
Copy with sheets in overall very good condition, without any relevant flaws.
‘Le Trombinoscope’ was a satirical magazine French of Léon Bienvenu under the pseudonym Touchatout, which appeared from 1871 to 1882 in 240 issues for 10 cents.
Each issue consisted of 4 pages framed by a black line and included a colour portrait by Lafosse, Draner, Moloch, etc.
The issues that make up "Le Trombinoscope" were mostly dedicated to contemporary personalities, but also to allegorical characters. Each issue was decorated with a portrait, except when the caricature became too strong, in which case government censorship, then ubiquitous, ensured its immediate removal. These biographical notes, in which truth and falsehood mix cheerfully, very often begin with the highly imaginative story of the birth of the targeted character.
- Number of Books
- History, Humour & caricature, Literature, Politics
- Author/ Illustrator
- Touchatout (Léon-Charles Bienvenu) / Moloch
- Book Title
- Le Trombinoscope
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition Thus
- Original language
- Chez tous les libraires
- Binding/ Material
- Half leather
- Number of pages
- 27×18 cm