The premiere issue of the extremely rare L’AUTRE MONDE. Journal des Trepasses. Published in Paris, early 1870s. A surreal, bizarre, oversized, four-page journal about death, dying and the after life, illustrated with images of the devil, skulls and skeletons. A marvelous pre-surrealist piece, from the world of French, macabre fantasy, humour noire. Not previously seen! Only a brief mention found on-line, one copy located in an institutional library, otherwise no additional details or information available. Letterpress printed with grey/silver colored ink on both sides of a 21" x 28" piece of light-weight, fragile black paper folded three times down to 7.5" x 10.5".
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