Partridge, Bernard, et al. (illus).
London. The Office. 1899.
Volumes CXVI and CXVII bound in one. Black and white illustrations, 312 + 312 pages + Punch's Almanack (unpaginated) 11 x 9 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth covered boards (hardbound). Ex-library with minimal markings (volume number on spine in white ink, small library stamp to each title page (marked withdrawn), small number stamp to preface page). Covers lightly rubbed, decorative owner nameplate to front pastedown, foxing to endpapers and first and last few pages plus occasional foxed areas to rest of interior, good clean and tight condition. Includes January 4 through December 19, 1899 of this important British periodical, plus the 1900 Almanack illustrated by Bernard Partridge. A fascinating look into the political and social history of the time, profusely illustrated with satirical cartoons, illustrations and text. Of particular interest: a cartoon "The 'Extinction' of the Species: or, the Fashion-Plate Lady Without Mercy and the Egrets" depicting the heartless female plunderer of plumage; political cartoons including "African Pool" ("Very well", says the English player to the French, "we'll divide!"); and several cartoons relating to cricket, sailing and other sports. Item #56348