Printed Books, Maps and Works on Paper | 11 July 2013

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Lot no.

225

Vanity Fair Album:

Sold for £7500

Est: £3000–5000

Vanity Fair Album:

A Show of Sovereigns, Statesmen, Judges, and Men of the Day, vol.1-38, vol.1 third edition, with 1991 colour caricature portraits by "Ape", "Spy" and others, most chromolithographs, a few folding, some light spotting but generally very clean, a few with slight offsetting from facing text and a couple with very slight surface adhesion, folding plate 'Kirby Gate' in vol.33 defective, gutta percha binding perished in some vol. with plates loose or becoming so (Marquess of Queensberry in vol.9 soiled and creased at edges), original green cloth, gilt, g.e., rubbed, some staining, folio (the first five vol. slightly smaller), 1869-1906.

An almost complete run of the society magazine (the last issue was in 1914) including caricatures of Disraeli & Gladstone (several), Darwin, Ulyssses S.Grant, Ruskin, J.S.Mill, Henry Irving, Wagner, W.G.Grace, Whistler, Garibaldi, Sarah Bernhardt, Charles Stewart Parnell, Fred Archer, Wilde, Richard Burton, Liszt, Louis Pasteur, Phineas T.Barnum, Hardy, Kipling, Ranjitsinhji, Max Beerbohm, Tod Sloan, Paderewski, the polo-playing Maharaja of Patiala, Winston Churchill, Tolstoy, the aeronaut Alberto Santos Dumont, Ibsen, Theodore Roosevelt, Pelham Warner, Rodin, the Curies, Marconi and Willoughby de Broke, as well as several other sporting figures (mainly racing, rowing and cricket, but also polo, fencing, billiards and golf). There are also several folding group scenes including Newmarket, Tattersall's, hunting, cycling in Hyde Park and the Bois de Boulogne, and the trial of Capt. Dreyfus.

Printed Books, Maps and Works on Paper

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