Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
 
 
 
 

Caricature

 - 174 items found in your search
Caricature

Click on Title to view full description

 
Miseries Complete in Twelve Dialogues, Rowlandson, Thomas
141 Rowlandson, Thomas Miseries Complete in Twelve Dialogues
London R. Ackermann 1807 First Edition Half Morocco. Cloth boards. Very Good 
Oblong, 19 by 27 cm. 12 hand-colored plates. Inspired by the Reverend James Beresford's "The Miseries of Human Life", published just a year earlier, in 1806. An installment in what became the following year "The Miseries of Human Life". Rebacked. Some soiling of the original morocco and cloth boards. 
Price: 1650.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
142 Rowlandson, Thomas Rowlandson's World in Miniature; Consisting of Groups of Figures, for the Illustration of Landscape Scenery. Drawn and Etched.
London R. Ackermann 1816 First Full Morocco Near Fine 
A rare hand-colored copy of one of Rowlandson's most delightful of works. 4to. 25 by 17 cm. 40 hand-colored etched plates. Front cover of original wrapper bound in at front. Highly attractive renderings of Regency life, high and low, town and country, with the element of caricature somewhat softened, in tandem with the soft hand-coloring. The atmosphere is gauzy, and it invites a longing and nostalgia, not a revulsion or contempt. The one consistent strain in the depictions is that they are outdoors, whether in a park, a woods, by the shore, on a town's High Street, a tavern, etc. Tooley 437. Full morocco binding by Riviere & Son. 
Price: 7500.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Poetical Sketches of Scarborough:  Illustrated by Twenty-One Engravings of Humorous Subjects, Coloured from Original Designs, Made Upon the Spot by J. Green and Etched by T. Rowlandson, Rowlandson, Thomas, and J. Green
143 Rowlandson, Thomas, and J. Green Poetical Sketches of Scarborough: Illustrated by Twenty-One Engravings of Humorous Subjects, Coloured from Original Designs, Made Upon the Spot by J. Green and Etched by T. Rowlandson
London R. Ackermann 1813 Second edition Full Calf. Custom cloth box. Very Good 
8vo. 24 by 15 cm. [8], xvi, 215 pp. 21 hand-colored aquatint plates. The first appeared one year prior. Tooley 423. Wear along joints. Scuffs on boards. Frontis plate soiled, with pinpoint closed tears along edge. Tiny corner chip on title page. Heavy-ish offsetting from plates to facing pages. Mostly clean otherwise. Cloth box with leather (skiver) title label running along entire side. Moderate soiling to the cloth, but the box is solid and sound. Full calf binding from turn of 20th century. 
Price: 850.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Poetical Sketches of Scarborough:  Illustrated by Twenty-One Engravings of Humorous Subjects, Coloured from Original Designs, Made Upon the Spot by J. Green and Etched by T. Rowlandson, Rowlandson, Thomas, and J. Green
144 Rowlandson, Thomas, and J. Green Poetical Sketches of Scarborough: Illustrated by Twenty-One Engravings of Humorous Subjects, Coloured from Original Designs, Made Upon the Spot by J. Green and Etched by T. Rowlandson
London R. Ackermann 1813 Second edition Full Calf Very Good 
8vo. 24 by 15.5 cm. [8], xvi, 215 pp. 21 hand-colored aquatint plates. With dedication and table of contents added to this, the second edition. The first appeared one year prior. Tooley 423. Cracked leather and rubbing on the spine. Joints rubbed. General shelfwear. Big ink splotch on blank prelim, probably to cover up a former owner's name. Some light occasional soiling within, but mostly clean and crisp. 
Price: 600.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Miseries of Human Life:  Designed and Etched by T. Rowlandson, Rowlandson, Thomas, artist
145 Rowlandson, Thomas, artist Miseries of Human Life: Designed and Etched by T. Rowlandson
London R. Ackermann 1808 First Half calf. Marbled pastedown boards. Pastedown la Very Good 
4to. 27.5 by 21 cm. 50 hand-colored plates. Comparatively uncommon Rowlandson title, and one that captures a wide range of his stylistic approach to caricature. Rebacked, sympathetically, with contemporary marbled boards and original title label. Light edgewear. Some scattered finger smudging in the margins. Overall, though, the plates are bright, fresh and attractive. 
Price: 5000.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Tournament;  or Days of Chivalry.  With Twenty-Four Engravings., Rowlandson, Thomas, illustrator
146 Rowlandson, Thomas, illustrator The Tournament; or Days of Chivalry. With Twenty-Four Engravings.
London William Sams. Printed by William Clowes. 1823 First Half Morocco. Cloth boards Very Good 
8vo. 25 by 16.5 cm. 59 pp. 24 hand-colored plates by Rowlandson. Condition: Darkening of spine. Cracked hinges/joints. Scattered light, minor foxing within. 
Price: 750.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The History of Johnny Quae Genus, The Little Foundling of the Late Doctor Syntax:  A Poem, By the Author of the Three Tours., Rowlandson, Thomas, illustrator.  Verse by William Combe
147 Rowlandson, Thomas, illustrator. Verse by William Combe The History of Johnny Quae Genus, The Little Foundling of the Late Doctor Syntax: A Poem, By the Author of the Three Tours.
London R. Ackermann 1822 First Cloth. Quarter Morocco slipcase, cloth chemise. Fine 
Royal 8vo. 25.5 by 16 cm. 259, [9] pp. With 24 hand-colored plates. Final 9 pages are 1 p. directions to binder, 8 pp. publisher's ads. The final authorized Syntax book, published by Ackermann, with the original author and illustrator. Tooley 413. Original boards and spine label. Label with chips in center, but most of letters survive. Housed in a quarter blue morocco slipcase, with five raised bands, and cloth chemise. This outer box is handsome, with some light soiling on the box's and chemise's blue cloth. Typical offsetting, otherwise generally clean. Frontis plate bound slightly unevenly. Repaired joints. 
Price: 775.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft, Addressed to J. G. Lockhart, Esq., Scott, Sir Walter.  Illustrated by George Cruikshank
148 Scott, Sir Walter. Illustrated by George Cruikshank Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft, Addressed to J. G. Lockhart, Esq.
London John Murray 1830 First Full Calf Fine 
Unusual copy of Scott classic with the 12 plates in three states, one of which is hand-colored, and a fine full green morocco Riviere & Son Binding. Small 8vo. 15 by 9.5 cm. 402 pp. Note that the same edition appears most commonly in an uncolored state, and the rarer colored plate copies generally don't come with other states. Supposedly once the copy of Nate Doheny. A beautiful copy in all respects. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Livre de Comptes de Stavisky Le Rire.  Journal Humoristique.  No 792.  7 Avril 1934, Sennep, Jean
149 Sennep, Jean Livre de Comptes de Stavisky Le Rire. Journal Humoristique. No 792. 7 Avril 1934
Paris Le Rire 1934 First Wraps Very Good 
Folio, 30.5 by 23.5 cm. Unpaginated, 20 pages, plus wraps. Scathing caricatures set up cleverly as if in an account book. By a leading right wing French cartoonist of the day. Heavily toned leaves. Closed tear by joint fold. 
Price: 35.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Portfolio of Thirteen Original Pen and Ink Political Cartoons by F. L. Sole(?) from the 1920s and 1930s, Sole, F. L. (?)
150 Sole, F. L. (?) Portfolio of Thirteen Original Pen and Ink Political Cartoons by F. L. Sole(?) from the 1920s and 1930s
1927, 1928, 1931 
The cartoons range from the topical, depicting Jack Dempsey, the heavyweight champion, and the political divide over Prohibition, to a-political lighthearted aspects of everyday life in the sticks. In the latter category are such subjects as a farmer feeding his pig(s) at dawn, a stern man smoking a pipe, a dumpy-looking professor explaining geometry to a gangly puzzled hick. A few of the cartoons are really just caricature character studies -- these have great charm. In one, a man, representing the Ironwear Hosery [sic] Co., is knitting socks and fretting about getting work done before the trout season opens. The sensibility might strike one as in accord with Norman Rockwell, although the style is not the same. The cartoons were clearly done by a professional cartoonist for publication, but we have been unable to discover who "Sole" was, or where the cartoons may have appeared. He sometimes signs with initials, but these are stylized and so we can not be sure that these initials are meant to be F and L, or in what order these initials are supposed to be, if indeed they are the correct letters. Nonetheless, they do capture the age, are are pleasing regardless of biography of their creator or the outlet where they appeared. Some of the references would be obscure to all but the most specialized of historians, but their general gist tends to be easily apparent, and their winsome levity suffers little. An example is one entitled a "Modern Daniel", and it depicts a scene between two lions, one dubbed "Wets", the other, "Drys", a clear reference to Prohibition, and a small cowering man in the foreground is holding out a branch with a banner carrying the words, "Wickersham Report" on it. What this report is may be long forgottent, but given the 1931 dating of the cartoon, we can have no doubt that the cartoonist is showing two fierce and implacable lions facing off one another, with the "Wets" getting an upper hand, as was the case by the thirties. The cartoons range in size, from 20 by 13 cm to 38 by 31 cm, with most closer to the largest one in their size. A few short closed tears and chips -- these are minor. 
Price: 350.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Perils of a Private. Sketches of Camp Life, Stanley, "Ted"
151 Stanley, "Ted" Perils of a Private. Sketches of Camp Life
Boston Small, Maynard & Company 1918 First Edition Wraps Very Good Minus 
Oblong, 16 by 24 cm. Unpaginated, title, 70 pp. Cartoon humor about training camps during the First World War by a private in a motor truck company during the war. This is the war memorialized by Irving Berlin. The discomforts, communal unpleasantries and personalities are universals to military training. While some of the wisecracks and captions may be obscure, most will still stoke a laugh. Front cover has corner chip and some soiling. Mostly clean within. 
Price: 275.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Kaiser's Kalendar for 1915. Or The Dizzy Dream of Demented Willie.
152 Strube, George and W. F. Blood The Kaiser's Kalendar for 1915. Or The Dizzy Dream of Demented Willie. "'Hun'-Easy Lies the Head--"
London The Daily Express 1914 First edition Wraps Very Good Minus 
Oblong, 14 by 22 cm. 12 pages, plus wraps, with a large cartoon for each month mocking the megalomania of the Kaiser as he takes London by storm, plus a final coup de grace cartoon on the inside rear wrap. Alongside the monthly cartoon is a monthly calendar with a notable birth, death, event or occasion noted for each day. Soiling to the cover, and moderate wear besides. 
Price: 350.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Karikatury 1935, T. Kos-Zahajsky
153 T. Kos-Zahajsky Karikatury 1935
Prague Unknown 1935 Cloth Near fine 
Very scarce collection of Czech caricature -- no copies located on OCLC First Search. Oblong 8vo. 21 by 27 cm. Title, followed by 33 plates, three of which are folding. The illustrations are caricatures mostly of Czech politicians, artists, writers,and other public figures, but there are also a good number relating to world figures, including Hitler, Pilsudski, Stalin, Litvinov, Mussolini, Anthony Eden, Ramsay MacDonald, etc. The style of caricature is quite singular -- comparable in this might be cited Max Beerbohm -- and as always one test of quality, one doesn't necessarily have to be familiar with the subject depicted to derive amusement from the image. Inscribed on title page by the artist. A clean copy. 
Price: 400.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
154 Thackeray, William Makepeace, as the artist Etchings by the late William Makepeace Thackeray while at Cambridge Illustrative of University Life, etc., etc. Now First Published from the Original Plates
London Henry Sotheran & Co. 1878 First Full Calf Very Good 
8vo. 22 by 14 cm. Title leaf, table of contents, then eleven etchings, each given in two states, one hand-colored, the other, without color, and in each of these etchings is presented on eight leaves, for a total of sixteen plates. Following the plates are many blank leaves which allowed for the binding to have some thickness and a title label on the spine. Thackeray was an accomplished caricaturist, but we should be glad that a Cruikshank he was not, and that in time he chose to concentrate on the written word for his sustenance. Bound in full calf by Bradstreet's. Bookplate with section and shelf lines, but we believe this is for a private library. No other signs that can be interpreted as ex-lib. Spine leather darkened. Chips to spine labels. Tight and clean within. 
Price: 175.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
155 Thoeny, E. Militaer Album
Munchen Verlag Albert Langen First Edition Decorated Cloth Very Good 
N.d., circa 1900. Folio-sized, measuring 40 by 30 cm, 16 by 11.75 inches. With 32 large color plates, all using one or two colors besides black and white. The captions poke light fun at the Prussian, and German, military and militarism, as well as the common attitudes of the ranks and file at the time. Much of the humor is now somewhat obscure, which is part of its academic fascination. The drawings, regardless, capture the time and spirit of the German army and navy of the period when it was at the height of its prestige. The cover has light soiling and wear. The original endpapers have edge chips and a closed tear along the front hinge. The contents are quite clean. 
Price: 185.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
156 Tim Bobbins [John Collier] The Miscellaneous Works of Tim Bobbin, Esq. containing his Views of the Lancashire Dialect, With large Additions and Improvements; also, His Poems of the Flying Dragon, and the Man of Heaton; Together with other Whimsical Amusements in Prose and Verse. To which is added, A Life of the Author
Salford Cowdroy & Slack 1812 Half Calf Very Good 
8vo. 240, 88 pp. With frontis portrait and 27 copper engraved plates, which are generally whimsical, boisterous, or funny. The plates capture the tone of much of the text, which is given over to light verse and broad burlessque, dialect humor. Of greatest value, though, is surely the glossary of Lancashire words and phrases, combined with how this picturesque form of speech is worked into the skits and dialogues. Tim Bobbins was a pseudonym for John Collier (1708-1786), the Lancashire Hogarth. His publication on the Lancashire dialect was indeed the first important work to treat the subject. Heavy age toning. Some soiling besides. Offsetting to plates. Spine calf a bit dry. Binding remains tight, and copy is overall still attractive, even with faults. 
Price: 300.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Les Papillons Métamorphoses Terrestres des Peuples de l’Air, Varin, Amédée.  Text by Eug. Nus and Antony Meray
157 Varin, Amédée. Text by Eug. Nus and Antony Meray Les Papillons Métamorphoses Terrestres des Peuples de l’Air
Paris Gabriel de Gonet Quarter Morocco. Pebbled cloth boards. Very Good 
Two volumes in one. N.d., circa 1852. 4to. 27.5 by 18.5 cm. 232, [4], 258, [3] pp. 35 whimsical anthropomorphic hand-colored plates, including two frontises. Scattered light foxing and soiling. Still, a tight and attractive copy. 
Price: 2750.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
La Rigolbochomanie Croquis Lithographiques & Chorégraphiques, Vernier, Charles.  Lithographer:  Destouches.
158 Vernier, Charles. Lithographer: Destouches. La Rigolbochomanie Croquis Lithographiques & Chorégraphiques
Paris Au Bureau du Charivari Hardcover. Very Good 
N.d., circa 1850. Folio. 33.5 by 25.5 cm. Hand-colored lithographed title page followed by 30 numbered lithographed hand-colored plates. A send-up of the can-can craze that had swept Paris at the time. Illustrations accompanied by humorous captions, which generally aren't necessary for an appreciation of the illustration and its point. Note that not all copies of this work have hand-coloring. This copy is richly hand-colored, in our view. Condition: later binding, with cloth spine and marbled paper pastedown on boards. Scattered, mostly light, foxing. A few short marginal closed tears. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Thurnau 13.Lehrgang/4.-11.April 37, Vierster, Werner
159 Vierster, Werner Thurnau 13.Lehrgang/4.-11.April 37
1937 Custom-made half leather folder Fine 
A most unusual, bizarre, comical home-made book of a Nazi training camp for the SA! 20 pp., plus wraps. 29 by 25 cm. If one could overlook the sinister associations, much of the satire could apply to any military boot camp, but of course one can not escape the invidious context. In a way, this might be viewed as a pity, because the illustrations and accompanying light verse are superb, and this can be seen as plausibly publishable, but for the irredeemably unsavory context. Yet it is on the other hand a most interesting primary source document on the life of an ordinary member of the SA and by extension, other Nazi units. So we find mocked the task master commander, the morning wake-up and ablutions, the constant drilling, exercise and sporting regimen. Quite graphically depicted is the group shower, among other things. Interestingly, women were a part of the camp experience -- they lived separately, but there was mingling. Much of the training would appear to have been indistinguishable from standard military training. Was this in keeping with the paramilitary nature of the SA, or was it somehow related also to the German not so furtive strategems to evade the restrictions placed on its military activities by the Treaty of Versailles? In any case, there is strangely no allusion to Jews in the entire work. The most disturbing aspect of the work may be that, notwithstanding the gently cynical tone, the author would appear to have emerged from the program an enthusiastic member of the SA! Now housed in a handsome half-black morocco over green cloth folder. 
Price: 2950.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Scenes and Characters of the English XVIIIth Century, all, with the exception of one or two Portraits, Original, Vulliamy, C. E.
160 Vulliamy, C. E. Scenes and Characters of the English XVIIIth Century, all, with the exception of one or two Portraits, Original
1906 Quarter Leather Very Good Plus 
A complete manuscript book containing 34 pen and sepia wash pictures, each captioned on the facing leaf by the hand of Colwyn Edward Vulliamy (1886 - 1971). Vulliamy was a Welsh biographer and historian. Educated privately, he studied art under Stanhope Forbes. In World War One he served in France, Macedonia and Turkey. Post-war, in addition to biography, he produced several mysteries and dabbled in humor writing. This album beautifully combines his affinity for history and humor, and one could only wish he had devoted more of his later energies to such caricature. The subject matter is of some historic remove from Vulliamy, but surely the album reflects the surge of interest in the eighteenth century that occurred at the turn of the twentieth century. Here one will find both a wistful and jaundiced look back -- Vulliamy doesn't look away from the seedy and ugly aspects of Georgian England. His style and wash media are true to the period, and but for the paper stock and the binding, one could be easily deceived into thinking the artwork was in fact contemporary with the period depicted. The front endpaper is signed and dated by the author, and he again initials and dates the closing illustrated leaf. Quarter leather over pebbled cloth binding, measuring 9.5 by 13.5 cm, or 5.25 by 3.75 inches. Some spotting on the black cloth. Otherwise, quite fresh and clean. 
Price: 850.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
< PREV  1 2 3 4 5 6 7   8  9  NEXT >  


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2019. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie