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Title: Le Rire Journal Humoristique 1909 Jan- Dec Nos 309-360 Lacking Nos 341-349 &355
Description: Directeur Felix JUVEN Paris. . LE RIRE was the most successsful of the many illustrated journals started in France at the end of the l9th Century. It was founded by Felix JUVEN in l894. This was a particularly auspicious time to start such an illustrated paper. Paris at ther period was a magnet for artists from all over Europe and was given a further boost after the Universal Exhibiton of l900. Many of these were fairly radical in their views adn were able to express their views through their work.. This ensured that there was an extraordinary pool of fine draughtsmen at the disposal editors of journals such as La Vie Parisienne, L'Indiscret, Journal Amusant, L.'Assiette Au Beurre and of course LE RIRE The contributors included Forain, Vallotton, Iribe, Leandre, Huard, Gerbault, Caran D'Ache, Bruneslleschi Bac Mirandre, Metivet, Galanis, Willette , Kupka, Juan Gris, Jaques Villon and many others. The subject matter spans a vast range from the whimsical to the satirical; from the unkind to the absurd. Probably the most common subject might come under the general title of "The Battle of the Sexes"(Marriage, flirting, family life, exploitation of workers etc) . Each issue of l6 or 20 pages ; the contents mostly consisted of humorous drawings.. But the most striking feature are the full -page coloured drawing to the front and back covers and in most issues two further cloured pages inside. Forty issues, 80 coloured plates. Clean bright condition. Cloth spine and marbled boards Postage charged at cost for heavy book.

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