Three books with bound issues of Le Rire from the heyday of this famous French satirical magazine.
The volumes are from the years 1902/1903/1904. The books feature beautiful title pages, numerous text illustrations, supplements and various advertisements. They provide a good portrait of the political, cultural and artistic life in France at the beginning of the 20th century.
The books are in good condition. The dimensions are 32 × 24.5 cm and the total weight is 9.3 kg. The book of the year 1903 is a bit damaged at the spine, see pictures.
Volume 1902, issues 374 to 425 (4 January to 27 December)
Volume 1903, issues 426 to 47 (3 January to 26 December)
Volume 1904, issues 48 to 100 (2 January to 31 December)
Le Rire (1894-1971) was the most successful of all French satirical journals at the beginning of the 20th century. The journal was filled with excellent drawings by prominent artists such as Steinlen, Toulouse Lautrec, Goursat, Willette, Forain, Capiello, Hermann-Paul and Guillaume.
During the music hall era, cabarets and cafes were crowded with personalities and Parisians could catch glimpses of the stars of the day. Le Rire was there to capture scene for its readers. Its pages depicted the likes of Yvette Guilbert, Polaire, Jane Avril and Réjane.
The journal featured full-page chromotypographs on both covers and in the centrefold. Many of these pieces are now highly desirable collectibles.
- Number of Books
- History, Illustrated, Periodicals (Newpapers & Magazines), Politics
- Author/ Illustrator
- Avelot, Touraine, F. Fau, Henri Bachelin, George Montignac e.a.
- Book Title
- Le Rire
- Publication year oldest item
- Publication year youngest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Felix Juven, Paris
- Binding/ Material
- Half leather
- 32×24 cm