Humorists of the Pencil With eighty-six illustrations by the leading humorous artists of the day
London: Hurst and Blackett, 1905. First edition of this work, offering biographies of leading caricaturists and humorous writers, with plentiful examples of their work. The 22 Biographies include Harry Furniss, Max, Beerbohm, Brock, John Hassall, Cecil Aldin, J.A. Shepherd and Hilda Cowham (the sole female representative). Pale blue green buckram binding with titles and illustration of a jester to the front board.
Xv, 161 pp. 255 by 195mm (10 by 7¾ inches).
Condition: The binding is a little bumped, and there is some discolouration / staining to the front board (not really affecting board illustration). Internally, the book is in solid condition, but with moderate foxing to the end papers, and mild to moderate foxing / darkening to the pages.
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