1415 - 1722 FINE PRINTING AND ILLUSTRATED BOOKS
- Title leaf creased and sl. foxed. Portfolio stained, worn and sl. dam.
= The title-vignette on the portfolio dated 1904.
- Lacks first leaf of issues 884, 886 and 889. Backstrip sunned.
= Satirical journal, published in Paris between 1880 and 1904. In 1892 the founding editor, Albert Robida, left and Eugene Kolb became the new editor of the journal. On issue 871, the name of Eugene Kolb was dropped from the frontpage of the journal.
- First and last lvs. heavily foxed, rest trifle; 1 leaf lacks sm. portion. Binding trifle worn.
Cham. Douze Années Comiques. Introd. L. Halévy. 1868-1878. Ibid., C. Halévy, 1880, 349,(3)p., num. woodengr. ills., orig. gilt dec. cl., folio.
- Trifle foxed. Upper joint weak; foot of spine and corners sl. bumped.
Idem. Les Folies Parisiennes. Quinze années comiques 1864-1879. Introd. Gérome. Ibid., idem, 1883, 341,(11)p., woodengr. portrait of the author, num. woodengr. ills., orig. gilt dec. cl., folio.
- Foxed throughout. Spine-ends sl. worn.
- Loose(ning); frayed; one text leaf corner torn off (without loss of text).
= With nice caricatural plates of i.a. the model-husband, -wife, -bachelor, -mother in law, -member of parliament, -dandy and -baby.
- One large fold. plate cut to pieces; partly w. minor defects.
= Incl. the rare first years of this famous periodical. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXI.
AND 3 years of LE JOURNAL AMUSANT.
- Endpapers foxed; htitle browned. Covers some rubbed spots and sm. stains. Otherwise fine.
= Vicaire VI, p.1150; Monod 9799; Carteret IV, p.343: "Édition recherchée".
- Lacks issue no. 8; sl. waterstained in margins, occas. sl. touching text; 1 plate sl. frayed. Backcover loose.
= The first year, including the Preface. "The title Tomahawk was borrowed from William Makepeace Thackeray, the novelist, satirist, illustrator and editor whose spirit so influenced the men behind Tomahawk; his 1852 novel Mens Lives describes a journal editor, Mr. Bludyer, the brilliant and accomplished wit, whose sallies in the Tomahawk delight us every Saturday and who is known in particular for his savage slasher journalism, which gives a good indication of the type of sharply barbed, satirical analysis à Beckett sought for his new venture. The image of Tomahawk, a noble savage Native American - hatchet in hand, ready to scalp the politicians of the day - became the symbolic, even iconic, mascot for this comic journal". Nineteenth-century serials edition. https://ncse.ac.uk/headnotes/ttw.html.
- Not collated but apparently complete; partly w. sm. defects.
- Waterst. almost throughout; occas. foxed; occas. frayed/ sl. torn/ dam. Binding sl. rubbed and scratched.
= From various periodicals. I.a. by H. Daumier (±30x), Gavarni (±45x), H. Monnier (±15x) and Grandville (±10x).
= SIGNED by the artist in the colophon.
AND 1 other.
- Joints trifle rubbed; leather partly sl. faded. Bookplate on upper pastedown. Otherwise very fine.
= One of 50 numbered copies printed on "petit papier du Japon". Monod 5204; Carteret V, p.88. Beautifully illustrated with fine jugendstil borders, incorporating Chinese figures, buildings, plants and animals. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XL.
- Tiny scratch on both frontcovers. Otherwise fine.
- Very fine copy. Joints trifle rubbed at spine-ends.
= Verve vol. X, no.37/38. Sorlier 75; Mourlot 230-280. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXI.
- Sl. browned/ yellowed.
Lesage, A.R. Gil Blas de Santillane. Ed. L. Claretie. Paris, Charavay et Martin, n.d. (±1900), XX,272,(2)p., frontisp., 12 plates and num. ills. by M. LELOIR, contemp. gilt hmor., t.e.g., 4to. - AND 11 others, all attractively bound, including a few signed by Marianne Wolff.
- A few quires loose(ning). Otherwise fine.
= One of 150 numb. copies on Arches with an extra drypoint by E. CHIMOT and with a loosely inserted uncoloured suite of the plates on Japanese (not called for in the colophon). Monod 7467. Rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXI.
- Owner's entry on verso first free endpaper. Very fine copy.
AND 2 others in fine full morocco bindings: W. BODE, Goethes Weg zur Höhe (Berlin, 1923, bound by M. WOLFF in contemp. gilt red full morocco, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., orig. wr. pres., matching slipcase) and F. DE LAROCHEFOUCAULD, Reflexionen (Munich, 1917, bound in contemp. gilt brown full morocco, t.e.g.).
- Bookplate on verso first free endpaper; 3 plates loose. Covers sl. yellowed/ stained.
= Remarkable plates by youngsters (all girls, "as it happened, there are no boys represented") aged 14-16, who attended professor Franz Čižek's juvenile art class in Vienna. Cf. Hughey 56 (our copy a sl. variant edition): "Both in his letter [to The Times of London] and in this book's introduction, Dulac stressed the approach Professor Cizek used that resulted in such astonishing creativity - an approach of experimentation and laissez-faire towards the students. Particularly, Dulac noted the use of paper cut-outs to produce a composition - a technique that probably caught his eye as being not to far removed from his own method of using separate figures drawn on tracing paper and assembling them to make a complete picture." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXII.
- Both sets: most vols. binding sl. waterstained in lower margin of covers and at foot of spine, partly resulting in vague dampstaining in part of lower margin of text and offsetting in red from reading ribbon in lower margin of two pages.
- Vermischte Schriften: all vols. sl. waterstained at foot of spine and contents of vol.2 partly trifle dampstained in lower margin (2 pages w. sl. offsetting in red from reading ribbon). Both sets: spines trifle faded. Otherwise a very fine set.
- Very fine copy.
= One of 150 numb. copies printed on "holländisches Bütten" and bound in gilt red full morocco, t.e.g.