Broad and colorful caricatures of the theatrical demimonde of Belle Epoque Paris, circa 1900. Scarce, with only two copies located on OCLC FirstSearch. (Bibliotheque National de France, U. of Rochester.) 34 by 24 cm. 23 leaves of illustration, with 20 color plates, of which three are double paged, plus two pages of text by Wolff. The caricatures are of theatrical personalities of the day, including performers, composers, and most famously to us now, Willy and Colette. The unifying theme would appear to be that they were all patrons or habitues of the restaurant, Au Restaurant de la Madeleine. Some of the people depicted are identified, such as the musicians Ernest Depre, Willy Redstone and Fragson; the actor and writer George Grossmith, the playwright Paul Ardot. Others were surely well-known in their day but obscure now. As with all well-done caricature, though, knowing the subject's identity is not really critical to delighting in the image. In this folio, the sequence of images, among other things, transports us back to a certain time and setting with the alacrity commensurate with the artist's sure and economic brush. Indeed, from an artistic perspective, Rip, the artist, discards all the fussiness that entered into much other caricature up to then and in his day. Dating, surely between 1900 and 1910, and probably towards the earlier end of that decade, is based on the fact Willy and Colette divorced in 1906, among other things. Soiling to the boards. Ribbon ties are gone. Tear to folio's paper spine -- the boards are not attached to anything either. Plates are clean. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Dans le Tas
Binding: Wood on boards. Folio.
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description autrement. Condition: Très bon. Livre Merci, votre achat aide à financer des programmes de lutte contre l'illettrisme à travers le monde. Expédition depuis la France. Livre. Seller Inventory # 172120140818S12862601381
Book Description Condition: sehr guter Zustand. ungelaufen, Rückseite beschrieben, sehr guter Zustand. Seller Inventory # 1760984
Book Description 10/18, 1975. Couverture souple. Condition: Bon. Affranchissement philatelique la plupart du temps,envoi soigné. Seller Inventory # ABE-1519675624703
Book Description Carte Postale Ancienne lls tapalent su'nous dans l'tas Femme Militaria. Seller Inventory # PLH31
Book Description Psypropos, Orléans, 1998. Broché. Condition: Etat satisfaisant. in-4 128 Langue : français. Seller Inventory # 39612
Book Description ReInk Books, 2018. Softcover. Condition: NEW. Reprinted from 1903 edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Seller Inventory # 151264541
Book Description Autrement, collection "Ciel ouvert", 1985. Format 14x21 cm, broche, 156 pages. Une fente a la coiffe. Bon etat, petites traces d'usage sur un livre d'occasion. Seller Inventory # 39104
Book Description oct-18, 1975. Condition: Correcte. Seller Inventory # 668-892817
Book Description oct-18, 1975. Paperback. Condition: ANCIEN. - Nombre de page(s) : 443. Seller Inventory # A892817-668
Book Description Aubier, 1984. Condition: Correcte. Seller Inventory # 691-226634