Paris: Les Échappés; Charlie Hebdo; Le Canard Enchainé; L'Humanité, 2014-2015. First edition. Hardcover. Collection of material related to French illustrator Cabu* and the January 2015 attacks on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper offices in Paris:
- Charlie Hebdo: Les Unes, 1969-1981 [SIGNED BY CABU]: Folio (13 1/2 x 10 7/8"). 319, pp. Original illustrated paper covered boards. Front cover handsigned by Cabu, and dated Dec. 16, 2014 (22 days before his assassination). Collection of hundreds of Charlie Hebdo's front pages from its creation in 1969 until 1981. Most of the front page illustrations featured in this work are by Cabu, Wolinski, Reiser, and Gébé. Book in like new condition. Text in French.
- Charlie Hebdo, No. 1178, 14 Janvier 2015: "Tout est pardonné" (Everything is forgiven) - "Je suis Charlie**" (I am Charlie). Folio (15 3/4 x 12 1/4"). 16pp. Original illustrated wrappers. This iconic first issue of Charlie Hebdo published a week after the deadly terrorist attack features on its front page the famous Luz drawing which depicts a crying Muhammad holding a sign that says: 'Je suis Charlie' (I am Charlie). Above the prophet is written in bold letters: 'Tout est pardonné' (Everything is forgiven). Offered here is the first two editions of the magazine. The original edition was published on 1/14/2015 on regular paper, but was completely sold out within minutes of its appearance in newstands all over France and Europe. Within 72 hours, a reprint on glossy paper (second state) was published. This one too was sold out within 24 hours, and a third (and last) edition had to be printed. Both magazines are in very good to like new condition. The original edition (first state) has a slight folding crease at center, and the second state issue (on glossy paper) is like new. Text in French.
- Le Canard Enchainé, No. 4916, 14 Janvier 2015: "Le message de Cabu: "Allez les gars, ne vous laissez pas abattre !"". Folio (22 x 14 1/4"). 8pp. Original illustrated wrappers. Founded in 1915, "Le Canard Enchainé" (The Chained Duck) is France's oldest satirical weekly newspaper. Published a week after the tragic events, this special issue is entirely dedicated to the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Its front page features posthumous drawings by Cabu. Text in French. Folding crease at center, otherwise in like new condition.
- L'Humanité - Janvier 2015. Édition spéciale vendue au profit de Charlie Hebdo - Contre la haine, LIBERTÉ, ÉGALITÉ, FRATERNITÉ (Special edition sold for the benefit of Charlie Hebdo - Against hatred, FREEDOM, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY). Folio (14 1/8 x 11"). 12pp. Original photo-illustrated wrappers. Published shortly after the terrorist attack against Charlie Hebdo, this special edition of France's only communist daily is a photo-illustrated and illustrated hommage to the victims in general, and to the freedom of Press in particular. It contains photographs of people all over the world manifesting their solidarity to the journalists who were killed, as well as a bibliography of the victims, and various caricatures. Moderate creasing on wrappers. Text in French. Newspaper in overall good+ condition. vg. Item #41679
* Jean Cabut (1938-2015), known by the pen-name Cabu, was one of France's major comic strip artists and caricaturists who died in the infamous January 7, 2015 shooting attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices along with seven of his colleagues, two police officers, and two others. On that day, two Islamist gunmen stormed the newspaper's offices in Paris and opened fire. The savage terrorist attack was presumed to be in response to a number of controversial Muhammad cartoons the weekly had previously published.
** The "Je suis Charlie" (I am Charlie) slogan became an endorsement of freedom of speech and press.