Psst...! Images par Forain & Caran d'Ache. Paraissant le Samedi. [Complete Run of 85 Issues].
Paris: Bureaux, 1898 - 1899. 15-3/4 x 11 inches. Bifolia, pp each. Newsprint, illustrated in b&w. First issue chipped with some loss to edges and light stain to first leaf; toned. Remaining issues lightly toned, particularly to beginning issues and edges; occasional minor nicks and short tears to edges. All housed in a custom-made black cloth clamshell case. Very Good overall.
A scarce unbound complete run of this Antisemitic periodical, which ran from February 5, 1898 - September 16, 1899 and roundly attacked Emile Zola and other "Dreyfusards" during the Dreyfus Affair. Founded by artist friends Jean-Louis Forain and Caran d'Ache (Emmanuel Poiré), and first issued just five days after Emile Zola's article "J'accuse" appeared in L'Aurore, the weekly magazine featured full-page political caricatures/cartoons that deliberately stoked anti-Jewish sentiment and criticized all attempts to defend Dreyfus. Although "l'Affaire" deeply politicized France, resulting in numerous periodicals on the issue, Psst...! stands out as the most virulently Antisemitic production of the period.
Uncommon in commerce in this form.