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Vanity Fair: A Weekly Show of Political, Social, and Literary Wares.  January 5 to June 28, 1884.
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Vanity Fair: A Weekly Show of Political, Social, and Literary Wares. January 5 to June 28, 1884.

By CARICATURES OF NOTABLE PERSONS - OSCAR WILDE - WOMEN) Spy et al (illus).

London.: Vanity Fair. January to June 1884.. Bound volume of individual issues of the magazine from January to June 1884, 15 ¾ x 10 ½ inches; 382 pages. Twenty-six color lithographic images by various artists (including SPY) on sheets 15 ½ x 10 ½ inches. Spine of volume perished boards worn and the rear board hanging on by a thread; although binding remains tight. Foxing to front and rear endpapers and adjacent pages, not affecting most pages or images, light horizontal crease to images (presumably from prior to binding being lightly folded in the mail) but this is not distracting or noticeable from the front of the image. Off-set to several images noted. The list that follows contains the caption to the illustration followed by the fuller text identification of the individual portrayed. "Ladies, No. 6" Lady Florence Dixie. (light soiling visible in margins, binding holes at right edge well outside the image) "Justice, Justice, Justice" Sir Edwin Baldwin Mallet - Diplomat. "Horse-race Management" Seymour Portman - Horse Race Management (off-set noted) "Painter, Sculptor, Blacksmith etc." Hubert Herkomer - artist "The Lady Holland" "The Baron" Sir Charles Lennox Wyke - Diplomat "Dispatches" Captain Conway Seymour - Queen's Messenger "The Baby" Mr. Arthur Coventry - Gentleman Jockey "The Marchionesse of Tweeddale" "Horsey" Lord Cardross "Ordnance" Hon. Henry Robert Brand M. P. "A Legislator" Lord Haldon - offset "A Professor" Mr. James Edwin Thorold Rogers, M.P. "H.I.M. the Empress of Austria"(off-set noted) "A Good Soldier" Lieutenant-General George Wentworth Alexander Higginson, C.B. "Congregational Union?" The Reverend Joseph Parker (heavy off-set) "The Glorious East" Mr. Carl Haag "Mrs. Weldon" Mrs. Georgina Weldon "Here! Here!! Here!!! Here!!!!" Mr. Charles Nicholas Warton, M. P. "Gentle and Liberal" The Hon. Frederick Stephen Archibald Hanbury-Tracy, M. P. "Oscar" Mr. Oscar Wilde (two short tears at the lower edge, not affecting the image, small spot at lower edge of image) "Alfred" Mr. Alfred de Rothschild "The Princess Royal" H. I. H. The Crown Princess of Germany (etc.) (binding holes in left margin, short tear in gutter both well outside the image) "The House of Percy" The Duke of Northumberland "The Knight of the Cruise of Mr. Gladstone" Sir Donald Currie, K.C.M.G., M.P. "Huddersfield" Sir John William Ramsden, Bart., M.P. A volume of particular interest for the depiction of Oscar Wilde ("He is twenty-eight years old, comes of a literary family, and is essentially modern. He is to be married next week") but also for the six portraits of women not only of interest for the fine caricatures of people of the day, but also for the news of the day, arts and other events (eg. "I hear that Miss Hogarth, the surviving executrix and legal representative of Charles Dickens, has taken the necessary steps to prevent the republication in this country of Dicken's confidential letters to his solicitor...") .

$495.00

Punch.  Vanity Fair cartoon of John Tenniel, 1878.
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Punch. Vanity Fair cartoon of John Tenniel, 1878.

By TENNIEL, JOHN - ALICE IN WONDERLAND ILLUSTRATOR) Spy (illus).

London.: Vanity Fair. 10-26- 1878.. Color lithograph, image 12 x 7 1/4 on sheet 15 x 16 inches, short tear in top margin well outside image, remains of archival tape hinge on upper edge of verso, very good condition. Image of John Tenniel, the political cartoonist and the illustrator most famous for his illustrations for Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (London, 1865) and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (London, 1871). .

$38.00

"The Bells".
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"The Bells".

By ACTORS: HENRY IRVING) Pellegrini, Carlo ("Ape") (illus).

Vanity Fair.. 12-19- 1874.. Chromolithographic print signed by "Ape", 15 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches, depicting Henry Irving as the haunted protagonist in his famous production of "The Bells." Very good clean condition. .

$110.00

"Stay, please."
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"Stay, please."

By LEGAL) Ward, Sir Leslie ("Spy") (illus)

Vanity Fair.. April 30, 1887.. Color lithograph, 12" x 7.5", wide margins. Very good condition: print seller's stamp and pencil notation on verso not visible from front. Supplement to Vanity Fair magazine. Subject is Mr. Justice Field. In wig. Artist is "Spy". .

$85.00

"The Silver Voiced."
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"The Silver Voiced."

By LEGAL) Spy (Leslie Ward) (illus)

Vanity Fair.. 1909.. Color print, 13 x 7 7/8 inches on sheet 16 x 10 1/2 inches. Light soiled spot to lower left corner (outside image area), 1 inch mended tear to lower left edge and 1/2 inch mended tear to lower right edge (both outside image area), a few additional short edge tears, two small spots of archival tape at upper edge of verso (from previous matting), image is clean and bright. Supplement to Vanity Fair magazine. Subject is Mr. Justice Coleridge. In wig. Artist is "Spy" (Sir Leslie Ward). .

$75.00

"Babble, Birth, & Brummagem."
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"Babble, Birth, & Brummagem."

By POLITICAL) Chartran, Theobald ("T") (illus)

Vanity Fair.. July 6, 1880.. Color lithograph, 7.5 x 12". Good condition: pencil notation on verso not visible from front, light overall soiling, small hole in upper left margin well outside image area, repaired tear in right margin ending just outside image area, a little loss to three corners and small section of lower edge, all ending well outside image area. Supplement to Vanity Fair magazine. Subjects are Gladstone, Harrington, and Chamberlain of the Treasury Bench. Artist is "T". Descriptive text on separate sheet. Brummagem means 'showy but worthless'. .

$125.00

"Judicial Politeness"
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"Judicial Politeness"

By LEGAL) Spy (Leslie Ward) (illus)

Vanity Fair.. 03-12- 1892.. Color lithograph, 12 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches on sheet 15 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches. Light creasing at upper two corners, faint toning to upper edge, image is clean and bright. Supplement to Vanity Fair magazine. Subject is Charles Bowen (Baron Bowen). In wig. Artist is "Spy" (Sir Leslie Ward). .

$85.00

Gun Shot Wounds
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Gun Shot Wounds

By MEDICINE) Spy (illus)

Vanity Fair.. 10-01- 1896.. Color lithograph, 12 1/2 x 7 1/2 on sheet 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, very good condition. Subject is Sir William MacCormac. Supplement to Vanity Fair magazine. 'Spy' (Sir Leslie Ward) is the artist. .

$45.00

Men of the Day No. 7.  The purist of the Turf
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Men of the Day No. 7. The purist of the Turf

By TURF DEVOTEES)

Vanity Fair.. May 21, May 21, 1870.. Color lithograph, 12" x 7.5", six small nicks along left edge well outside image, .5 inch tear on bottom edge just entering title area, very light toning at edges, otherwise good condition. Supplement to Vanity Fair magazine. Subject is Sir Joseph Hawley. Artist is 'ATN'. .

$45.00

"Ulsterman K C."
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"Ulsterman K C."

By LEGAL) Spy (Leslie Ward) (illus)

Vanity Fair.. 11-19- 1903.. Color lithograph, 12 x 7 1/2 inches on sheet 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Light soiled spot to left lower margin (outside image area), two small spots of archival tape at upper edge of verso (from previous matting), image is clean and bright. Supplement to Vanity Fair magazine. Subject is Attorney McCall. In wig. Artist is "Spy" (Sir Leslie Ward). .

$75.00

A Cimiez. Promenade matinale
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A Cimiez. Promenade matinale

By ROYALTY - QUEEN VICTORIA) Guth, J. B. (illus)

Vanity Fair.. 06-17- 1897.. Color lithograph, 13 x 8 inches on sheet 16 x 11 1/2 inches. Very good condition, clean and bright. The accompanying text sheet is provided in facsimile. Supplement to Vanity Fair magazine June 17, 1897. Subject is Queen Victoria; the print was published to celebrate her sixty years on the throne. .

$65.00

"Never bets."
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"Never bets."

By TURF) Spy. (illus)

Vanity Fair.. 09-01- 1877.. Color lithograph, 12 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches; Small piece of tape in upper margin well outside image, very soft crease in lower right margin, otherwise very good condition. Accompanying text on separate sheet. Supplement to Vanity Fair magazine Septamber 1, 1877. Subject is Viscount Falmouth, " a breeder and runner of race horses". .

$45.00

Freddie.
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Freddie.

By MEDICINE) Spy (illus).

Vanity Fair.. 05-19- 1900.. Color lithograph, 13 x 7 1/4 on sheet 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, couple of marks at upper right, good condition. Subject's name is written in pencil in lower margin. Two small light marks in margin, creasing to lower left corner well outside the image, otherwise very good. Subject is Mr. Frederick Treves. Supplement to Vanity Fair magazine. 'Spy' (Sir Leslie Ward) is the artist. .

$45.00

"He succeeded Lord Blackburn."
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"He succeeded Lord Blackburn."

By LEGAL) Spy. (illus)

Vanity Fair.. 10-31- 1895.. Color lithograph, 12 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches; Very good condition. Supplement to Vanity Fair magazine October 31, 1895. Subject is Baron MacNaghten. .

$35.00

Lord Beaconsfield's Physician
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Lord Beaconsfield's Physician

By MEDICINE) Spy (illus)

Vanity Fair.. 12-15- 1883.. Color lithograph, 12 1/4 x 7 1/4 on sheet 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, light soiling in right margin otherwise good condition. Subject is Mr. Richard Quain. Supplement to Vanity Fair magazine. 'Spy' (Sir Leslie Ward) is the artist. .

$45.00

Disease of the Throat
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Disease of the Throat

By MEDICAL) Ape (illus)

Vanity Fair.. 10-15- 1887.. Color lithograph, 12 1/2 x 7 1/4 on sheet 16 x 10 1/2 inches, soiling in margins, a few scattered spots in the image. Subject is Sir Moreil Mackenzie, K.T. Supplement to Vanity Fair magazine. 'Ape' is the artist. .

$40.00

Jim
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Jim

By SHIPPING OFFICIALS)

Vanity Fair.. 1908.. Color print, 13" x 8", wide margins, one small tear on bottom edge well outside image, otherwise very good condition. Supplement to Vanity Fair magazine. Subject is Lord Inverclyde. Artist is 'Spy' (Sir Leslie Ward). .

$30.00

"The Bells"
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"The Bells"

By IRVING, HENRY) Pellegrini, Carlo ("Ape") (illus)

Vanity Fair.. 12-19- 1874.. Color lithograph, 12 x 7 1/8 inches on sheet size 16 x 10 1/2 inches. Very good condition. Supplement to Vanity Fair magazine. Subject is actor Sir Henry Irving. Artist is "Ape". .

$110.00

Great Western
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Great Western

By BUSINESS MEN) Spy (illus)

Vanity Fair.. 1908.. Color print, 13" x 8"; .25" tear on bottom edge, .5" tear on left edge, two small tears on right edge, and creased upper right corner, all well outside image area; otherwise good condition. Supplement to Vanity Fair magazine. Subject is Mr. James C. Inglis. .

$35.00

"He suppressed an Isthmus."
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"He suppressed an Isthmus."

By (ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS) Unsigned

Vanity Fair.. 11-27- 1869.. Color lithograph, 12 x 7 1/2 inches; Small amount of tape residue at top edge well outside main image, few short edge tears at lower edge, otherwise good condition. Supplement to Vanity Fair magazine November 27, 1869. Subject is Le Vicomte Ferdinand de Lesseps. .

$50.00

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