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The Political Showman -- at Home!  Exhibiting His Cabinet of Curiosities and Creatures--All Alive! With Twenty-Four Cuts, Hone, William, author.  George Cruikshank, illustrator
121 Hone, William, author. George Cruikshank, illustrator The Political Showman -- at Home! Exhibiting His Cabinet of Curiosities and Creatures--All Alive! With Twenty-Four Cuts
London William Hone 1821 Third edition Good 
8vo. 22 by 14 cm. Unpaginated, 30 pp. including title and three pages of ads for Hone's publications. Broad satire of the nefarious types that inhabited the politican scene then and for an eternity after. Closed tear of some length on one leaf. Another leaf loose. Age toned. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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[Manuscript] Meinem geliebten Stropp, Hönerbach, Heinz
122 Hönerbach, Heinz [Manuscript] Meinem geliebten Stropp
Cologne (?), Germany 1938-1950 Hardcover. Half cloth. Paper pastedown on board Very Good 
8vo. 21 by 19 cm. Unpaginated, 
Price: 350.00 USD
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[Trade Catalogue] La Mode chez Delion.  Printemps et Eté 1903 Chapellerie Delion., Illustrations by Noël Dorville
123 Illustrations by Noël Dorville [Trade Catalogue] La Mode chez Delion. Printemps et Eté 1903 Chapellerie Delion.
Paris Devambez 1903 First Wraps Very Good 
8vo. 20 by 11.5 cm. 28 pp. Notable aspect of this thin catalogue is the eight pages devoted to caricature portraits of celebrities of the day -- Waldeck-Rousseau, Boni de Castellane, General Andre, etc. These drawings were done by Noël Dorville, a famous newspaper caricaturist of the day and a frequent contributor to the humor magazine, "L'Assiette au Beurre". The hats on offer range from top hats to bowlers, panamas, boaters, safari -- the full panoply of men's hats popular back when. While men's headgear is the primary thrust of the catalogue, there are two pages of hats for women, two pages of men's outerwear coats, and a page of canes and umbrellas. Overall, this is a handsome catalogue that sought to spare itself from being discarded upon receipt with its touch of levity. Condition: light soiling on the wraps. Clean within. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Militairiana, Jacque, Charles Emile
124 Jacque, Charles Emile Militairiana
Paris Aubert & Cie. First Half Morocco. Marbled boards. Very Good 
N.d., circa 1840. Slim folio, 33 by 24.5 cm. Title page, with brown tinting and gilt lettering of title, followed by 20 numbered hand-colored plates, each with three to five humorous illustrations, all of which are accompanies by a caption. Following the color plates, which are all made from a more substantial paper stock, there is an Aubert catalogue, with a title leaf and 14 pages following. This catalogue is itself of considerable utility to the collector of illustrated books of the era. Charles Jacque (1813-1894), the artist, was a part of the Barbizon School. As such, he is best known for his paintings of animals and rustic subjects. He was also active as a book illustrator, and as this work demonstrates, could be versatile in terms of style and subject matter. Jacque did serve in the French army for seven years, where he learned to engrave maps, and manifestly found plenty of material for levity resulting in this work. This caricature book is scarce -- three copies located on OCLC First Search, these at West Point, CSU Long Beach and Brown. Curiously not in the BNF online catalogue! Half morocco binding more modern. Condition: some sunning of the upper portion of the cover, with a distinct break in the color on the spine leather resulting. Title heavily foxed, with light foxing to a few plates afterward. 
Price: 2750.00 USD
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Trachten aus Alt-Hamburg, Jessen, H.
125 Jessen, H. Trachten aus Alt-Hamburg
Hamburg B. S. Berendsohn Decorative Cloth Very Good 
N.d., circa 1850. 8vo. 20.5 by 14 cm. With 50 hand-colored plates. Colas 1547, Lipperheide 809. No title page, and probably the front cover always served as the title. A series of evocative, livelycostume plates, depicting a broad cross-section of Hamburger types, from all classes and many professions, sometimes with a dash of saucy humor. The collection was issued and/or bound in a variety of sizes and plate numbers -- there is no uniform standard. The volume here is of a larger format. Condition: light soiling of the contemporary decorative red cloth binding. Slight looseness to front hinge. Light age toning, but plates generally clean, their colors bright. 
Price: 1450.00 USD
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Album of Comical Drawings, Jones, J. Kenyon
126 Jones, J. Kenyon Album of Comical Drawings
Quarter Leather Very Good 
N.d., circa 1860. 8vo. 19 by 11.5 cm. The drawings poke fun of fat people, philanthropists, indulgent pet masters, street urchins, dandies, etc. The cartoons could very plausibly have appeared in "Punch" magazine, for they are generally very well executed artistically, with visual humor that speaks for itself, and a number have captions that can bring a chuckle even to a modern reader. The humor tends to be gentle, directed at very human foibles, of which paramount is the lack of self-awareness in the subject. While most of the drawings are free-standing, with a few tied together in a short narrative, there is a strong cohesiveness to the whole album. Leafing through it should transport one to mid-Victorian London to witness some of its ordinary absurdities and quotadian collisions between people from different walks of life. Overall, it is the visual aspect of the drawings that will bring the widest smile. Rebacked, with skiver (pig). Heavy wear to boards. Scattered soiling within, most on the surviving tissue guards. 
Price: 1450.00 USD
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127 Joseph Clayton Clarke (Kyd) Four Original Watercolors of Dickens Characters

All four watercolor paintings are signed by Kyd. Revealed by the matting, they measure 5 by 4 inches. All are luxuriously double matted, with gilt trim, to match, and three have matching frames at present, with the fourth frame having disappeared (but if not found, a matching frame would not be difficult to arrange). A few light fox marks, not disconcerting, on the pictures. 
Price: 1200.00 USD
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Monkey-ana or Men in Miniature, Landseer, Thomas (1795-1880)
128 Landseer, Thomas (1795-1880) Monkey-ana or Men in Miniature
London Moon, Boys & Graves 1827 Half Morocco Near Fine 
Folio. Large paper edition. 34 by 25 cm. Etched title, followed by 24 etched plates of anthropomorphic monkeys, acting out scenes from Shakespeare or illustrating lines from Cowper, Dryden and others. Thomas Landseer was the brother of the more famous Sir Edwin Landseer and was best known for making many fine engravings of his brother's work. "Monkey-ana" is one of the few works he engraved from his own designs. These designs are as full of spirit, originality, whimsy and mastery as anything by Sir Edwin. On china paper mounted on wove rag. The work was originally issued in six parts of four etchings each, and the six original wrapper covers are bound in at the end. These wrapper covers are lightly foxed. Otherwise, the plates are crisp and clean, with only the most occasional, light finger smudging on an margin edge. One plate cut slightly shorter than the rest. Bound in contemporary half red morocco. Marbled paper boards. Light wear to the binding. 
Price: 1750.00 USD
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Merton College Caricature Album, Leather, R. S.;  S. C. Deed;  L.D. Fox;  the Freak;  G. J. M. Hardy;  and others probably
129 Leather, R. S.; S. C. Deed; L.D. Fox; the Freak; G. J. M. Hardy; and others probably Merton College Caricature Album
Oxford, England 1899-1904 Half Leather Very Good 
Madcap "salad days" from back when! 4to. 30 by 25.5 cm. Unpaginated, 20 pages with caricatures mounted onto card rectos. Additional blank card, and a number of drawings that are loose, some of which were probably always so. In total, 91 separate pieces of overwhelmingly, caricature, of varying size, and ranging from simple portraits, exaggerated in one way or another as called for by the medium, to multi-character cartoons, or depictions of a scene, with dialogue bubbles and captions. The caricatures center around, but are not confined to, the doings and personalities of Merton College, Oxford. A few of the portraits would appear to be of Theodore Roosevelt, for example. Many, but far from all, of the mounted caricature illustrations are signed or credited, although we think it is quite likely that pseudonyms were used, as was obviously the case with "the Freak". The album is quite unusual, then, in its creation, with multiple contributors, something common in a friendship or amicorum album, which this decidedly is not. We would surmise that the contributors were members of an informal club of artistic anarchists. The quality is not entirely even, as might be expected from such an effort, but overall, the caricatures are vivid and amusing, with quite a few displaying true artistic cleverness. Rebacked in matching calf. Wear to the corners and edges. Some scrappiness to interior. Paste marks where there once were a few mounted pieces. 
Price: 1350.00 USD
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Album of Caricature and Satirical Drawings, most of which is entitled,
130 Lynn, Frank G. Album of Caricature and Satirical Drawings, most of which is entitled, "From Punch's Book of Ancient British Costumes"
England 1860-1879 Hardcover Very Good 
Small folio, 31.5 by 26.5 cm. 55 pp. with content, including 106 original drawings, most of which are mounted, and a few are drawn directly into the album, and six additional printed cartoons by Lynn. Most content on rectos, with the occasional verso having content on part of its page. (Six blank leaves in back.) We have been unable to find out anything about the artist, other than his name. The bulk of what is here is indeed copied from "Punch's Book of Ancient British Costumes", which was a series illustrated by John Tenniel in 1860, and which ran in issues through most of that year. Here the text is abridged from the original, but is often verbatim from the original. Virtually all the illustrations are copied, but do not appear to have been traced, with small modifications discernible. Because the drawings here are done with pen and ink and are not printed, they come off as sharper and richer than their inspiration. To our knowledge, the Tenniel series was never assembled together to form a single book, and so there is satisfaction to be derived here from having the series brought together as such. Nine pages of the album are devoted to fourteen cartoon drawings. We have no way of knowing whether these are copies or totally original by Lynn, who initialed these as well, and wrote captions, often with dialogue, either on the mounted paper or on the album paper beneath the mount. One of the drawings was drawn not by Lynn but a schoolfellow. That tells us that most of the album was kept by a student. 
Price: 3850.00 USD
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Advice to Sportsmen, Rural or Metropolitan, Noviciates or Grown Persons; with Anecdotes of the most renowned shots of the day: Exemplified from Life.  Including recommendatory hints in the choice of guns, dogs, and sporting paraphernalia: . . ., Markwell, Marmaduke.  Thomas Rowlandson, illustrator
131 Markwell, Marmaduke. Thomas Rowlandson, illustrator Advice to Sportsmen, Rural or Metropolitan, Noviciates or Grown Persons; with Anecdotes of the most renowned shots of the day: Exemplified from Life. Including recommendatory hints in the choice of guns, dogs, and sporting paraphernalia: . . .
London Thomas Tegg. Printer: Henry & Haddon 1809 First Hardcover. Paper backed boards. Cloth folding ca Very Good 
12mo. 17.5 by 10.5 cm. 132 pp. 15 hand-colored lithographic plates after Rowlandson. Tooley 407. Schwerdt II, pp. 14-15. Contemporary blue paper-backed boards, with printed paper label on spine. Condition: old spine repair. Still about one inch of spine loss at foot. Cloth folding case with light wear. Its interior white paper lining has light foxing and staining. Leaves with age toning, offsetting, scattered light foxing or soiling, and a few minor flattened creases. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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132 Maurice, Arthur Bartlett, Edited and With Forward by How They Draw Prohibition
New York The Association Against the Prohibition Amendment 1930 First Edition Wraps Very Good 
Unpaginated, 48 leaves, each 10 by 9 inches, with 7 pp introduction, about 76 full page cartoons, and short humor essay at end by Edward Hope. A good synopsis of prohibition and its unintended nefarious consequences via a light, satiric prism. Also a separate sheet listing the newspapers in the syndicate which carried the cartoons contained in the book. Age toning to the leaves. Light soiling to the wrappers. Age toning to the leaves within. A few minor edge creases or tiny chips. A very nice piece of scarce ephemera. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Our Amateur Circus, McVickar, H.W.  [Harry Whitney]
133 McVickar, H.W. [Harry Whitney] Our Amateur Circus
New York Harper Brothers 1892 Cloth Very Good Minus 
Oblong, 19 by 26 cm. Unpaginated. 24 leaves, each of a glossy card stock, plus tissue guards with humorous captions. A most colorful send-up of the pretensions and excesses of the Gilded Age New York 400, the creation of Ward McAllistar, whose book "Society as I Have Found It" can be espied from the window of a gilded coach near the beginning. The pageantry is filled with caricatures of some of its members such as J. J. Astor, Charles Dana, etc. Many of the faces may be obscure and forgotten today, but this hardly matters for an appreciation of the satire and amusement. Following three colorful pages each serving as a title (would it be title, half-title and then quarter-title?), a page with apocryphal coats-of-arms, following by three double sided illustrations of a circus parade. With these pages the tissue is attached above and is lifted vertically. Following come various circus acts, the captions written like an abbreviated circus master's announcements, poking fun of the various activities of the moneyed set -- polo, opera going, balls, courting. The final leaf is a short listing of Harper Brother's publications. Printed with a chromotypographic process, the color throughout is bright and infectious. Very clean within. The silk moire cloth is tattered or worn through along the edges and spine extremities. Tears repaired by the latter. 
Price: 285.00 USD
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The Adventures of Johnny Newcome in the Navy: A Poem in Four Cantos, with Notes, Mitford, John.  Charles Williams, illustrator
134 Mitford, John. Charles Williams, illustrator The Adventures of Johnny Newcome in the Navy: A Poem in Four Cantos, with Notes
London Sherwood, Neely and Jones; J. Johnston; etc. 1819 First Edition Half Calf, Marbled Boards Very Good Rowlandson, Thomas 
8vo. 24 by 15.5 cm. viii, 224, [68] pp. Twenty hand-colored aquatint plates. Some foxing to text leaves and a few plate margins. Plates are mostly clean and bright. Rebacked. Moderate wear to binding alongside joints, edges, etc. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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The Adventures of Johnny Newcome in the Navy: A Poem in Four Cantos, with Notes, Mitford, John.  Charles Williams, illustrator
135 Mitford, John. Charles Williams, illustrator The Adventures of Johnny Newcome in the Navy: A Poem in Four Cantos, with Notes
London Sherwood, Neely and Jones; J. Johnston; etc. 1823 Third edition Full Calf Very Good Rowlandson, Thomas 
8vo. 24 by 15.5 cm. viii, 224, [68] pp. Twenty hand-colored aquatint plates. Bound by Root & Son. Rubbing, wear, along joints. Spine darkened. Interior tight, mostly clean. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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Stockholmska Scener tecknade och lithografierade., Mörner, Hjalmar
136 Mörner, Hjalmar Stockholmska Scener tecknade och lithografierade.
Stockholm Gjöthström & Magnusson 1830 First Half Calf. Marbled paper on boards Very Good 
Scarce collection of caricature plates by Swedish answer to Daumier, with the only copy located at the National Library of Sweden. Oblong 4to, 26.5 by 35 cm. 16 plates, four of which are hand-colored. Leather heavily worn, and moderate wear to binding besides. Scattered light soiling to plates. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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Ogonki Wojenne z czasów okupacji [Lines during the War of Occupation] Poswiecone ostatniemu z ogonka, Nowakowski, Bogdan, St. Dobrzynski, perhaps others
137 Nowakowski, Bogdan, St. Dobrzynski, perhaps others Ogonki Wojenne z czasów okupacji [Lines during the War of Occupation] Poswiecone ostatniemu z ogonka
Warszawa Leona Pillati First Wraps. Stapled. Fair 
N.d., circa 1920. Oblong, 12 by 31.5 cm. Unpaginated, 8 pp., including title page. (Printing only on the rectos.) Satirizing the endless lines experienced by ordinary folk in Poland after the war. Scarce, with only copy found in the National Library of Poland. Heavy wear along edge, with considerable soiling of the front cover. The paper stock ws cheap, and so there is also heavy age toning. The illustrations, though, are unaffected by condition issues. 
Price: 475.00 USD
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The Simple Life De Gang, Phyllis
138 Phyllis The Simple Life De Gang
Piedmont, California 1904 Cloth Very Good 
Oblong, 20 by 27 cm. 14 pp. of ink and watercolor drawings of amusing, preposterous cartoon scenes mostly of family life in a decidedly upper crust, eccentric California family. The artwork resembles the modern cartoonist Roz Chast, whose work regularly appears in The New Yorker. The most striking illustration is a double paged depiction of "Maddie's Birthday Party", which would appear to have been a masquerade party with the guests dressing up as characters mostly from opera and operetta (Tannhauser, The Mikado, Carmen). While the figures in all the drawings have a rough crudity about them, this is also the source of their subversive charm, and the corseted times are upended into something more spontaneous, slapdash and not entirely removed from our more unbuttoned culture. Whether or not the artist was capable of realistic portraiture, she surely knew how to capture movement, and all the drawings convey action and movement very effectively. We may not be privy to the inside jokes at the bottom of the drawings, but it really doesn't matter, as the color, joy and dynamism of the cartoons come together to pull us in. On the cover is written The Century Co., New York, but surely this was the author/artist having a bit of fun, for this is an unpublished manuscript. The title page in facts states a location of Piedmont, which is in the East Bay of San Francisco. The surname of the artist is unknown. Soiling to the cloth cover. 
Price: 1800.00 USD
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"To Hold as 'Twere", Plunkett, Mrs. Joseph (Grace Vandeleur Plunkett) (1885-1955)
139 Plunkett, Mrs. Joseph (Grace Vandeleur Plunkett) (1885-1955) "To Hold as 'Twere"
Dundalk Tempest Dundagan Press 1920 Wraps Good 
4to. 26 by 18.5 cm. Unpaginated, 20 leaves, with 17 being caricature plates, plus title with vignettes. Grace Plunkett, nee Gifford, was a well-known artist and caricaturist who married Joseph Plunkett, martyr of the Easter 1916 Uprising, hours before his execution. This 1920 collection includes a good number of caricatures of the Irish rebels and other notables, including de Valera, Lady Gregory, John MacCormick, Countess Markievicz, etc. The caricatures are sharp and merciless, and Plunkett was a rarity as a woman in the field of caricature at the time. Her sympathies were strongly for Sinn Fein and Irish independence, needless to say. The collection is uncommon in commerce. Heavy soiling of the cover. Moderate wear besides. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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A Nineteenth Century, and Familiar History of the Lives, Loves, Misfortunes of Abeillard and Heloisa:  A Matchless Pair, Who Flourished in the Twelfth Century, Rabelais, Robert (pseudonym); etchings by T. Landseer, aquatinted by G. Lewis, from drawings by Thurston
140 Rabelais, Robert (pseudonym); etchings by T. Landseer, aquatinted by G. Lewis, from drawings by Thurston A Nineteenth Century, and Familiar History of the Lives, Loves, Misfortunes of Abeillard and Heloisa: A Matchless Pair, Who Flourished in the Twelfth Century
London J. Bumpus 1819 Very Good 
8vo. xvii, 384 pp. With nine of ten hand colored aquatint plates. Since there is no evidence in the form of offsetting of the missing plate, it may never have been bound into this particular copy. Notwithstanding its omission, the scarcity of this work of English caricature and illustration from Regency England make this a desirable copy. Prideaux 348. Small repair to the top of one plate, a tiny chip on another, and and a few text pages with a repair. Heavy offsetting onto text pages of plates. Otherwise internally quite clean. Attractively bound in three quarter red morocco. 
Price: 495.00 USD
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