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Merry Old Santa Claus by  Thomas ( Artist); Harper's Weekly Nast - Paperback - First Printing - 1881 - from Dale Steffey Books, ABAA (SKU: 007885)

Merry Old Santa Claus

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Merry Old Santa Claus

by Nast, Thomas ( Artist); Harper's Weekly

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New York: Harper's Weekly, 1881. RARE. A single leaf extracted from HARPER'S WEEKLY of Jan. 1, 1881, 16 1/2" w x 22 3/4" h. The original and iconic Thomas Nast engraving, on newsprint. Very Good, small chips along edges, larger chips each side of centerfold not affecting image, newsprint evenly lightly toned. Page nos. 8 and 9 top margin. Text from reverse side shows on close examintion. Unmounted, under shrinkwrap atop mat board and with cardboard backing. "Cartoonist Thomas Nast established the bounds for Santa Claus' current look with an initial illustration in an 1863 issue of Harper's Weekly, as part of a large illustration titled 'A Christmas Furlough'." (The Public Domain Review). This 1881 engraving marked the beginning of our modern-day conception of Santa Claus. Will be mailed flat- please inquire for added cost. Eminently suitable for framing. . First Printing. Newsprint. Very Good. 16 1/2" w x 22 3/4" h.


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Dale Steffey Books, ABAA US (US)
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Merry Old Santa Claus
Nast, Thomas ( Artist); Harper's Weekly
Book condition
Used - Very Good
First Printing
Harper's Weekly
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
16 1/2" w x 22 3/4" h
Bookseller catalogs
Americana; Art;
16 1/2" w x 22 3/4" h

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