Online Auction 016 – Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture

August 14, 2018

Le Petit Journal – Eight Issues – Dreyfus Affair – Paris, 1894-1899

Opening: $300
Sold for: $375
Including buyer's premium
8 issues of the illustrated supplement to the Parisian daily paper "Le Petit Journal". Issues no. 214, 217, 218, 306, 451, 452, 457, 462. Paris, 1894-1899. French.
The paper Le Petit Journal was one of the extreme opponents to Alfred Dreyfus, known for denouncing him harshly. Illustrations in color were printed on the first and last pages of each issue depicting, among others, the Dreyfus Affair events. Among the illustrations appears the famous illustration documenting Dreyfus's degradation ceremony during which his sword was publicly broken. Illustrations by different illustrators: the French illustrator and caricaturist Henri Meyer (1844-1899), Lionel Royer (1852-1926), Damblans (Eugène Damblanc, 1865-1945) and more.
4 leaves per issue. 43-45 cm. Condition varies. Most issues are in fair-good condition. Thin and fragile paper. Stains. Tears. Several loose leaves.
Anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and She'erit Ha-Pleita