Le Figaro. Figaro Illustré 1896, Tome Septieme. Paris: Boussod, Valadon & Cie, 1896. First Edition.
Red cloth binding with decorative gilt, figure of Figaro in colors on front, spine ends frayed, backstrip has a hole the size of a dime, and another place with 2 inch split, white blotchy stain bottom of front board. 13 1/4 x 16 1/2 inches. Library stamp on the tp, plates are clean.. 12 monthly covers in color and many color plates, some double-page. 248 pp. of text.
This is a bound volume of the monthly illustrated magazine published by the newspaper Le Figaro. It was one of the most beautiful magazines of the time, lavishly illustrated with color lithographed covers and plates, and with color illustrations and decorated pages. It was published from 1883 to 1911.
Illustrators in this volume include Lucien Duocet, Henry Tenré, Ch. Jeaannoit, Jean Béraud, Lucius Rossi, A. Ballavoine, Mademoiselle Lacost, Chocarne-Moreau, Gervex, Gustave Doré, and Charles Morel.
Le Figaro, a morning daily newspaper published in Paris, "one of the great newspapers of France and of the world. Founded in 1826 as a sardonic and witty gossip sheet on the arts—named for Figaro, the barber of Seville—by 1866 Le Figaro was a daily that engaged some of the finest writers in France and filled its pages with political discourse. The paper was a pioneer in dividing the coverage and presentation of news into departments and in publishing interviews with celebrated personages." - Encyclopaedia Britannica.