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Color lithographs from Gil Blas and other Parisian periodicals  

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Color lithographs from Gil Blas and other Parisian periodicals



Dumont, Augustin-Alexandre



Approximately 9 complete issues of Gil Blas published from 1895-1900, each with color lithograph cover illustrations by Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, Henry Gerbault, and others. 39x28 cm (15½x11"). Also included are partial issues and loose pages from Gil Blas and similar periodicals, featuring over 20 additional large color lithographs

Featuring wonderful color lithographs by Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, Henry Gerbault, and other popular artists of the day. Gil Blas was a Parisian literary periodical named for Alain-René Lesage's novel Gil Blas, founded by the sculptor Augustin-Alexandre Dumont in November 1879. Gil Blas was published regularly until 1914, when it went on a short hiatus due to the outbreak of World War I. Afterwards, it was published intermittently until 1938.

Gil Blas serialized famous novels such as Émile Zola's Germinal (1884) and L'Œuvre (1885) before they appeared in book form. Guy de Maupassant regularly published short stories in Gil Blas. The journal was also known for its opinionated arts and theatre criticism. Contributors included René Blum, Alexandru Bogdan-Pitești, and Abel Hermant. Théophile Steinlen and Albert Guillaume, among others, provided illustrations.

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General light wear and toning, original folds at middle, pinholes to left edge from previous bindings, occasional chips and minor tears to edges; good or better, generally very good.

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