A large run of approx. 282 issues of the leftist and pacifist weekly journal, which presented itself as the journal of the French and foreign elite, founded by Gaston Gallimard and under the editorial direction of Emmanuel Berl and later Pierre Bost, featuring over 200 biting and satirical photomontages by esteemed Danish caricaturist Marinus Jakob Kjeldgaard, often depicting Hitler, Stalin, Churchill, or Mussolini, together with additional illustrations by artists including J.B. Aldebert, Frick, H.P. Gassier, and P. Orduet, and literary essays and short stories by many important writers, including Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Georges Duhamel, Georges Auric, Julien Benda, H.G. Wells, Henry de Montherlant, Roger Martin du Gard, and many others. Profusely illustrated throughout. Large folio. Self-wrpps., some staining or soiling, some later issues brittle or with damage along horizontal fold or losses along edges. Paris (Gallimard) 1932-1940.
The caricatures by Marinus are perhaps the most notable feature of Marianne, as they used pieces of real photographs, works of art, movie stills, and photos taken in the Marianne studios, combined in unintended ways, to achieve images such as Hitler playing cards with Mussolini or a baby Hitler being fed by Stalin. Although Marianne was very vocal in its politics early on its run, as World War II approached the publication had to temper its opinion somewhat. However, Marinus continued his harsh criticism through caricature, commenting especially on the peace negotiations, the risk of war, and the war itself. The issues present in this group include nos. 1-239, 241-247, 306, 311, 312, 315, 318, 320, 333, 337, 339-341, 345, 348-351, 354, 355, 357, 359-363, 366-369, 371, 376-379, 381, 383, and 384. A very scarce and unusually large collection; although a handful of libraries have microfilm versions according to WorldCat, only two institutions in the United States have any physical issues in their holdings as of October 2016. Book ID: 48588