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Musée ou Magasin Comique de Philipon ... &c. (Musée Philipn. Album de Tout le Monde.) 1re - 48e Livraison. (All Published)

Grandville, Daumier, Cham et al

Paris. Chez Aubert et Cie. 1842–1843
A fine copy of Philipon's profusely illustrated satirical magazine.

It is a testament to Philipon's tireless satirical efforts that after the problems he experienced in editing La Caricature - constant harassment by the authorities, numerous arrests and prosecutions - he could continue to publish and in a similar vein. Announced in the first livraison as consisting of a prospective 96 livraisons, publication was curtailed after only 48. The illustrators used include several (principally Grandville and Daumier) employed by La Caricature as well as many making their names for the first time. Illustrators included (as mentioned on the title pages) Cham, Daumier, Dollet, Eustache, Forest, Gavarni, Grandville, Eugène Lami, Lorentz, Plattier, Tromolet, Vernier, and others. Literary contributors included Philipon himself, as well as Bourget, P. Borel, Cham, L. Huart, Lorentz and Marco Sainte-Hilaire.

' ... important et d'un réel intérêt.' (Carteret).

'Les folies les plus courtes sont les meilleures; nous avons craint que la nôtre fût trouvée trop longue, et nous l'avons arrêtée court.' (Philipon announcing the cessation of publication of the magazine after 48 issues).

[Carteret III, 426].
pp. 192; 48; 241 - 384. 2 vols. Folio. (352 x 278 mm). Half-title for each part with 'Table des Matières' verso, printed title for each part with vignettes by Grandville, 48 livraisons, each of 4 leaves of text and illustration recto and verso, livraison nos. 25, 30, 34, 41 and 46 with text printed in red, four double-numbers of 8 leaves in vol. II, illustrated throughout in monochrome by various artists (see below) with more than 1,400 vignettes and plates. Original publisher's cream boards with elaborate pictorial titles, later cloth spine and corners; boards somewhat dusty.

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