Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    First Twenty-Four Issues of Comœdia Illustré

    [Léon Bakst]. Comœdia Illustré 1908-1910. Paris, 1908-1910.

    Two volumes. Bound issues of Comœdia Illustré; Revue Parisienne Theatrale, Artistique, Literaire, ranging from 1908 to 1910. An unbroken run from the first issue of December 15, 1908, to September 15, 1910. Missing are the covers to Volume I, Number 10; Volume II, Numbers 17 and 18 (all three featuring the art of Léon Bakst). Text in French.

    Contemporary green illustrated cloth over boards. White and gilt text and designs to spines and boards. Top edges gilt. Decorative endpapers. Some bumping to corners. Moderate shelf wear. Internally clean and sound. A very good set.

    "Many Parisian journals catered to [the] elite public, but the standout among them was Comœdia Illustré, a weekly [sic] supplement to the French daily newspaper Comœdia, which itself was devoted to coverage of the arts. Directed by Maurice de Brunhoff, scion of one of the most powerful publishing families in France, the glossy new magazine was a hybrid that combined the arts coverage typical of Comœdia with the conventions of contemporary fashion magazines; it offered up a mix of photographs, illustrations, reports on popular entertainers, and reviews of art exhibitions, plays, and musical performances" (Davis).

    Mary E. Davis, Classic Chic, 16.


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2010
    11th-12th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,305

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 22 days left to consign to the 2018 September 23 - 24 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Beverly Hills!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $621,865