Partridge, Bernard et al. (illus).
London. The Office. 1902.
Volumes CXXII and CXXIII bound in one. Black and white illustrations, 504 + 468 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 Ex-library with minimal markings (volume number on spine in white ink, small library stamp to each title page (marked withdrawn), small number stamp to preface page).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, 2 1/4 inch strip of leather loss to back cover, decorative owner nameplate to front pastedown, foxing to endpapers and first and last few pages plus occasional spots of foxing to rest of interior, good clean and tight condition. Includes January 1 through December 31, 1902 of this important British periodical, plus the 1903 Almanack. A fascinating look into the political and social history of the time, profusely illustrated with satirical cartoons and illustrations by Bernard Partridge, E. Linley Sambourne, L. Raven-Hill, and others. Dominant themes include the coronation of Edward VII, Irish politics, and sports including golf, cricket, and croquet. The cartoon "The Japanese Method of Self-Defense" connects President Roosevelt's Jo-jitsu training with British parliamentary gymnastics. Item #56350