Schneider, W. G. (color cover illustration). Seton-Thompson, Grace Gallatin, et al. (illus).
New York. Truth Company. 08- 1901.
Vol. XX. No. 8. Illustrated monthly news and humor magazine, illustrated throughout in color and black and white,14 x 10 1/2 inches, 46 pp. (numbered from 254 to 296), plus covers. Wear with a little paper loss to the spine, tiny abraded spot at the lower edge of the front cover, tiny tear at top edge of front cover, small spot to upper right corner of Contents page, but overall good clean condition. An uncommon publication. The cover is a striking Art Nouveau style cover illustration by W.G. Schneider (two tiny abraded areas, at lower edge and in the cheeck). Featured is an engaging article by Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson entitled "The Bear Family" with illustrations by E. Warde Blaisdell. Also featured is a full-page color illustration by Sewell Collins of actress Anna Held as she appears in "The Little Duchess." Commentary on Held states that "for the past two seasons she has been at the head of a company of her own, and she has earned a great deal of money." Also noteworthy is the article "Commodore Frederick T. Adams' 'Sachem'," with a full-page color illustration of the vessel, reputedly "one of the best-known yachts afloat." Also in the magazine is John Arthur Barry's "Thicker than Water," a shipboard tale of cultural displacement centered in the New Hebrides. Other features include "The Autobiography of an Office Boy" and commentary collected in the columns of "Books and Their Makers." Item #55722