Title La femme dans la caricature française
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition Presumed First Edition
Size 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Publisher Paris, France Albert Méricant 1907
Seller ID 006854
La femme dans la caricature française: orné de 448 illustrations dans le texte et 72 gravures hors texte en noir et en couleurs, d'après les plus rares et plus amusantes caricatures de toutes les époques. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. First edition. Printed and bound in France. 10.75 x 7.75 inches. Possibly recased. Beige llinen [or linen-like] heather binding, with original morocco label to the spine, gilt-stamped lettering on olive-brown. The binding is very clean. Hinges strong; text block solidly attached to the binding. Very gently bumped spine head and tail, and the upper corners are moderately bumped. Marbled pastedowns/FEPs. With vi and 25 to 472 numbered pages. With 448 illustrations interspersed throughout the text and with 72 plates variously in B&W and in full color. Some of the plates are double-page and all are on coated stock. We can find no missing plates. All plates are exceptionally clean. Upper right corner of p. 195 crumpled/miscut at the bindery, NOT into the text. On the rear pastedown is a tiny and handsome sticker from a bookstore, very discreet. A Very Good copy. "Gustave Kahn, writer and art critics, published in 1907 a study dedicated to the caricature of Women in France (La Femme dans la caricature française, Mericant Editions). This ambitious and eclectic study reveals some ambiguities in the opinion of the critic, who remains however enthusiastic on his subject. Gustave Kahn, adept of feminism and denouncer of misogyny was not insensitive to the contemporary cynic sense of humour. Admitting that caricatures have paid homage to the modern woman, he concludes nevertheless that the caricature is impotent to translate the literary, philosophical and scientific claims of feminism."