Nast, Thomas; Fred Morgan; et al (illus).
NY. P.F. Collier. 1890/ 1891.
TWO issues of periodical, illustrated in black and white, 16 pages each, 16 1/2 x 11 1/4 pages. Light toning, long splits to spines, front and back sheets of 1890 issue fully detached, staining to 1991 issue penetrating to some interior pages, chipping and short tears to edges, creasing and larger tears to 1890 issue with areas of paper loss up to 4 3/4 x 2 inches; sold as is. The two double-page Nast illustrations are clean; edge tears mostly to margins though one enters image by 3/8 inch. The 1890 issue memorializes Swedish-American inventor John Ericsson and features the centerfold illustration "Let U.S. Grant (Him) Peace" by Nast in which the late Ulysses S. Grant appears as a spectre with a laurel wreath. The 1891 issue includes sketches of "the leading actors in the disgraceful Baccarat scandal" and features the centerfold illustration "Our Glorious Anniversary", also by Nast, in which various figures celebrate with fireworks. Item #56620