THOMAS NAST. American cartoonist whose work was largely responsible for the overthrow of the Tweed Ring in New York.
Fourteen sketches and Autograph Manuscript Signed, Th: N, drawn and written on both sides of a dust wrapper for Society as I have found it by Ward McAllister, 8 by 20 inches, . Minor marginal tears; otherwise fine.The sketches are predominantly figural, and the manuscript is satirical: “of Society. An Artistic review — as I have found it. The McAllister Ward. This book is intended to be — Hush, a sort of a [Sacred] line. Edition deLuxe — Limited to four hundred (thousand) copies — Price — the pub. receives his right to get what he can — without further notice. Each one unbroken…and….will be crushed in shush! One who reads this Book tromps. I still live — but –…. Law & Housekeeper. His Sunday suite. Disgusted with book-keeping, nothing to keep. Introduction to London Sports. Little Park corner…. Entertaining. For mother For canary. The Society Ward. Balls. Maclean the King of Wines, his throne…& bed.”
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