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Dessins Originaux de Paul Wagnez, Wagniez [Wagnez], Paul
161 Wagniez [Wagnez], Paul Dessins Originaux de Paul Wagnez
Cloth Very Good 
Small folio, 33 by 25 cm. 38 pp. of pen and crayon drawings, most of which are both erotic and comical, mounted in "Henschel's Skizzenbuch". The accompanying text, often narrative poems, is written by Wagniez as well. The French-Belgian artist Paul Wagniez (1876 - 1935) studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts et des Arts Decoratifs in Paris and became known for book illustration. He was a versatile artist, nonetheless, at home with still lifes, landscapes, portraits, and action scenes such as those of the hunt, and equally proficient in oils, watercolors and other media. Most of the works contained in the album are from the early 1930s, shortly before Wagniez's death, and these were dedicated to a friend, Robert Villefumade, who most surely compiled this album in honor of Wagniez. The overall nature of the content is not readily apparent as one opens the front cover. On that cover there is a funny picture of a squat obese woman surrounded ludicrously with mathematic iconology. Humor aside, this offers no hint of the risqué. Pasted to the FFEP is a moody youthful self-portrait, circa 1900. Following are two additional somber works -- another, more mature Wagniez self-portrait executed in 1928, and a pretty yard scene of a cat, dated 1934. Then the fun begins. The erotica bears some resemblance to Epinal cartoon sheets in the arrangement of vignettes on the page amidst text, in their artistic styling, and in being, essentially, graphic short stories, except unlike Epinals, the content is not meant for juvenile eyes. In one tale, "Chut, chut! Tu vas reveiller Grand-mere . . . " a young woman exhorts her lover to be quiet lest they wake the sleeping elderly woman. Another piece involves a lecherous traveller unexpectedly rebuffed in his advances. Other story lines show a wet nurse who doesn't feel compelled to nap with her ward, the uninhibited dreams of young women, and a Flapper named Fanny who "se chauffe en hiver/A la flamme elle expose son derriere . . . " This being the land of saucy louche-ness, one can find tingly hints of sapphic love and other taboos defied. Not all the action is harmlessly consensual by any means -- there is a fair amount of violation and rape. The stories are set in the past, with particular relish for the period spanning from Henri IV to Louis XIII, but scenes also set in mythology, the Middle Ages and the eighteenth century. A few of the final entries are sketchy, unfinished cartoons, but overall, the work is meticulously detailed and rendered with great fluency. Moderate to heavy wear to the cloth binding, with tears along joints, bunching of the cloth, soiling, etc. 
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The Post Captain or Adventures of a True British Tar by a Naval Officer.   With Characteristic Engravings, Williams, artist.  Alfred Thornton, author.
162 Williams, artist. Alfred Thornton, author. The Post Captain or Adventures of a True British Tar by a Naval Officer. With Characteristic Engravings
London. Also Edinburgh and Dublin J. Johnston principally, but also Simpkin and Marshall; Sherwood, Neely, and Jones; S. W. Fores; Macredie and Co.; Milliken 1817 First Full Morocco Very Good 
First issue of this book, printed by J. and T. Agg, bound in full red crushed morocco by Riviere and Son. Royal 8vo. 24 by 15 cm. [4], 282, [2] pp. With 24 hand-colored plates, plus hand-colored illustration on primary title page. Tooley 484. A few slightly dark spots on the leather. Minor rubbing along joints. Scattered light finger smudging on the pages. Easily a very good copy regardless. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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163 Williams, Charles, illustrator. John Matthews; Richard Porson; George Tierney; Soame Jenyns; and Alexander Pope Eloisa in Deshabile: A Satirical Poem by the Late Professor Porson. To which are Added the Modern Fine Gentleman, Modern Fine Lady, Curtain Lectures, and The Squire and the Parson
London J. J. Stockdale 1819 Stated Third Edition Half Calf Very Good 
8vo. 19 by 11 cm. 157, [3] pp. With eight hand-colored etched plates, including frontis. Uncommon title with hand-colored plates. Rubbing to the joints and edges. Scattered soiling within. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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Manuscript of caricatures, Williams, Edward
164 Williams, Edward Manuscript of caricatures
England 1845 Quarter Calf. Cloth Boards Very Good 
Eleven leaves of precise and incisive pen and ink caricatures of those involved in the courts and in medicine, with sixteen original caricatures in all. Folio, 37 by 27 cm. Also lovely bird, butterfly and foliate vignettes ornamenting the three first pages without caricatures. The court characters include the judge, the barrister, the crier of the court, the attorney, the plaintiff, the defendant, witnesses for each, the bailiff's follower and the sheriff. The medical cast is comprised of the apothecary, the physician, the quack doctor, the patient, the medical student and the surgeon. The writing is by a calligraphic hand, and this is applied both to the flowery dedicatory and introductory pages and the sharp captioned text. 
Price: 1800.00 USD
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165 Woile, Hans-Peter Karikaturen
Reutlingen Verlag die Zukunft 947 First Edition Wraps Near FIne 
An uncommonly well-preserved copy of an anthology of anti-Nazi cartoons published shortly after the war. 4to. 29 by 20 cm. Unpaginated. Short closed tears along joints of wraps. That and age toning aside, clean and tight. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Eccentric Excursions or Literary & Pictorial Sketches of Countenance, Character & Country, in different parts of England & South Wales.  Interspersed with Curious Anecdotes.  Embellished with upwards of One Hundred Characteristic & Illustrative Prints, Woodward, George Moutard
166 Woodward, George Moutard Eccentric Excursions or Literary & Pictorial Sketches of Countenance, Character & Country, in different parts of England & South Wales. Interspersed with Curious Anecdotes. Embellished with upwards of One Hundred Characteristic & Illustrative Prints
London Allen & West 1796 First Edition Full Morocco Very Good 
4to. 25.5 by 20 cm. 217, [1] pp. Illustrated with engraved title and 100 humorous hand-colored plates (on 99 leaves), 3 of which are folding, by Isaac Cruikshank, a contemporary of Rowlandson and father of George and Robert Cruikshank. Caricatures and early cartoons here could be sharp, acerbic or gentle. Many glow with whimsy, and all should bring a smile to virtually anyone. Full blue morocco, Riviere & Son binding. With elaborate dentelles and spine decoration. Gilt edges. Rubbed spots on joints, and the slightest fatigue to leather on the spine. One minor closed tear within. Age toning to leaves, which are otherwise clean. A comic masterpiece in a rare true first edition. 
Price: 8000.00 USD
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167 Wright, Thomas. Drawn and engraved by F. W. Fairholt A History of Caricature & Grotesque In Literature and Art
London Virtue Brothers & Co. Decorated Cloth Very Good 
N.d, circa 1865. 8vo. xvi, 494 pp. History from the Classical world up to the early 19th century, with particular strength in its coverage of the early Modern era, or the 17th to early 18th century. Rebacked, preserving orginal spine in virtually its entirety. Clean within. New endpapers. Tight. Signs of wear along edges and the joints. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Greenwich Hospital, a Series of Naval Sketches, descriptive of the Life of a Man-of-War's Man By an Old Sailor, [Barker, Matthew Henry].  Illustrated by George Cruikshank
168 [Barker, Matthew Henry]. Illustrated by George Cruikshank Greenwich Hospital, a Series of Naval Sketches, descriptive of the Life of a Man-of-War's Man By an Old Sailor
London James Robins 1826 First Edition Quarter Morocco Very Good 
4to. (28 by 20 cm, or 11 by 9 inches.) Twelve hand-colored engraved plates plus sixteen textual woodcuts. Cohn 53. Contemporary morocco over boards. Leather is very rubbed and scuffed, and boards have wear, with paper laid on lifting in a few minor spots. Interior is tight and mostly clean -- there is some scattered light soiling -- and plates themselves are bright and crisp. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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Greenwich Hospital, a Series of Naval Sketches, descriptive of the Life of a Man-of-War's Man By an Old Sailor, [Barker, Matthew Henry].  Illustrated by George Cruikshank
169 [Barker, Matthew Henry]. Illustrated by George Cruikshank Greenwich Hospital, a Series of Naval Sketches, descriptive of the Life of a Man-of-War's Man By an Old Sailor
London James Robins 1826 First Edition Half Morocco, Marbled Boards Very Good 
4to. 28.5 by 22 cm. 200 pp. Twelve hand-colored engraved plates plus sixteen textual woodcuts. Cohn 53. Rebacked with dark navy morocco, contemporary marbled boards. Some scattered light foxing. The plates, though, are especially bright, and generally clean. 
Price: 975.00 USD
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170 [Berryman, Clifford Kennedy] (C.K. Berryman) (1869-1949) [Presumed cartoonist, or primary cartoonist, although uncredited] Mother Goose in Gridiron Rhyme. December 1911 A Collection of Alphabets, Rhymes, Tales and Jingles With 80 Illustrations. December Dinner of the Gridiron Club
Washington DC The Gridiron Press December 9, 1911 First edition Wraps Very Good 
Inscribed by C.K. Berryman, the cartoonist, to H.W. Berryman. The inscription states, "This book is inscribed by the illustrator C.K. Berryman". 8vo. 20 by 16.5 cm. 74, [1] pp. Cartoons are of the political luminaries of the day, including many names still recognizable, such as Elihu Root, William Borah, Taft, TR, Robert LaFolette, , Gifford Pinchot, Henry Stimson, Woodrow Wilson, and on and on. Clever rhymes for the ABC and then clever variants of well-known nursery rhymes. The drawings capture the persons depicted with great fidelity yet impressive economy. Berryman began his career as an artist for the patent office before joining the staff of "The Washington Post" in 1891 as an understudy for its chief cartoonist, then becoming its official cartoonist in 1896. In 1907 he left the Post for "The Washington Star" where he drew cartoons until his death. He is probably best known for inspiring the Teddy Bear. The Gridiron Club was founded in 1885 and remains one of the most prestigious press clubs in the nation. The Gridiron Dinner is an annual rite in Washington, often attended by the sitting President. This book is uncommon in the original printing. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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171 [Born, Ignaz] Monachologia: Or, Handbook of the Natural History of Monks. A Naturalist Arranged According to the Linnaean System
Edinburgh Johnstone and Hunter 1852 First Edition Blindstamped Cloth Very Good 
8vo. 22 by 14 cm. 77 pp. With 18 illustrated (mostly tinted) plates. Anti-Catholic, anti-religion, and perhaps, anti-biological science satire all rolled into one. Light wear to blindstamped cover. Offsetting of plates. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting. A New Edition, Corrected, Revised, and Illustrated with Five Prints, From Designs by G. M. Woodward, [Collier, Jane].  Illustrations by George Moutard Woodward.  Thomas Rowlandson, engraver
172 [Collier, Jane]. Illustrations by George Moutard Woodward. Thomas Rowlandson, engraver An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting. A New Edition, Corrected, Revised, and Illustrated with Five Prints, From Designs by G. M. Woodward
London Thomas Tegg 1809 Full Calf, Cloth slipcase Very Good Minus 
12mo. 16 by 10 cm. [4],160 pp. Five hand-colored plates, the frontis plate being a fold-out. This tongue-in-cheek primer on caddishness was at the time of this edition a popular parody of the eighteenth century manuals on manners and their versions of self-improvement tracts. The text still is a funny read, and might be particularly savored as one dips into other Georgian, or Regency, comedy of manners (Sheridan, Goldsmith, Austen, etc.). Readers of the day must have laughed aloud when they recognized in the various ironic tips the bad behavior of others, and perhaps uncomfortably, in themselves. On another level, this is a work that is all about power and the abuse of power, and thus its relevance has not really receded. Woodward, being a caricaturist well-schooled in the crudities of society, is a fitting illustrator of some of the finer points of tormenting laid out in the treatise, and his illustrations more than anything else, by capturing the spirit of the work, transport us back to the time and place depicted supremely well. Condition: rebacked, with most of original spine pasted on, but missing top compartment and many chips of the original spine. Pages are heavily age toned, and some tiny closed tearing and/or edge chipping to prelims and rear blanks, and small chip to folding frontis. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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Punch and Judy Accompanied by the Dialogue of the Puppet-Show, An Account of Its Origin, and of Puppet-Plays in England, [Payne, John Collier].  With illustrations Designed and Engraved by George Cruikshank
173 [Payne, John Collier]. With illustrations Designed and Engraved by George Cruikshank Punch and Judy Accompanied by the Dialogue of the Puppet-Show, An Account of Its Origin, and of Puppet-Plays in England
London S. Prowett 1828 First Edition Full Calf Very Good Plus 
8vo. 21 by 13 cm. 111 pp. With 24 plates, each provided in both a hand-colored and an uncolored state. (Generally book found without color plates.) Cohn 150. Plates on a thick Whatman stock. Full red morocco by Birdsall of Northampton. Spine darkened and rubbing to joints. Otherwise clean and bright copy. 
Price: 2450.00 USD
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Punch and Judy Accompanied by the Dialogue of the Puppet-Show, An Account of Its Origin, and of Puppet-Plays in England, [Payne, John Collier].  With illustrations Designed and Engraved by George Cruikshank
174 [Payne, John Collier]. With illustrations Designed and Engraved by George Cruikshank Punch and Judy Accompanied by the Dialogue of the Puppet-Show, An Account of Its Origin, and of Puppet-Plays in England
London S. Prowett 1828 First Edition Full Calf Very Good Plus 
8vo. 19 by 11.5 cm. 111 pp. With 24 plates, each provided in both a hand-colored and an uncolored state. (Generally book found without color plates.) Cohn 150. Plates on a thick Whatman stock. Full red morocco by Riviere & Son. Spine darkened and rubbing to joints. Otherwise clean and bright copy. 
Price: 1750.00 USD
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