Altogether 167 issues (of 191 issues published in the complete run) bound in 4 volumes, each issue 8 pp., of the impressive early 20th century Portuguese satirical serial founded by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, each issue illustrated by Pinheiro and his son, Manuel Gustavo (1867-1920), almost all of the issues featuring a double-page caricature and two full-page illustrations or cartoons (many in vivid color) addressing topics ranging from local politics to international affairs. A few pp. with tears (most minor), some issues age darkened in margins, issue number one in its second edition. 4to. 3/4 leather and cloth. Lisbon (Candido Chaves) 1900-1907.
A very substantial collection (about seven-eighths of the total run) of a fascinating and strikingly illustrated satirical journal from turn-of-the-20th-century Lisbon. Following the absorption of A Comedia Portugueza in January of 1903, the title was changed to: Parodia, Comedia Portugueza. In 1905, it was further modified to: Parodia, Fundador Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro. Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro (1846-1905) was the most important 19th-century Portuguese caricaturist; a classically trained artist, he spent some time in Brazil and is one of the earliest Europeans to use speech bubbles in cartoons.
The following numbers are lacking. Vol. I: 18, 81, 90; Vol. II: 135, 148; Vol. III: 63, 64, 68, 70, 71, 72, 87, 89, 101, 107, 114, 121, 128, 143; Vol. IV: 172, 177, 180, 182, 183. Issue 107 was never published. Book ID: 44563