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Group of 14 issues of Harper’s Weekly editions from 1872. These are from previously bound volume and in great shape. These lots are particularly desireable for the incomparable THOMAS NAST artwork on covers and inside full page presentations and a couple of WINSLOW HOMER offerings). Descriptions start with front cover art and germane full page Nast work inside. President Grant, Horace Greeley (newspaper publisher of the NY Tribune), Carl Schurz (who presided over the Liberal Republican Party convention which nominated Greeley for President), Salmon Chase, Boss Tweed and many more controversial historic figures will be seen here in their shame and their heroism in this hotly political time, the election of 1872. March 23: Nast satire on France-Germany relations. Smaller inside Nast on The Tammany Ring. Nast collage on Carl Schurz. Smaller Nast on “The Demon Garvey.” April 6: Nast, “Presidential Fever” on Supreme Court bench. Inside Nast satire with Don Quixote theme. April 27: Nast satirical front on President Grant. Inside, Nast on Horace Greeley May 4: Nast political satire using Shakespeare themes. Inside page: Nast satire with Boss Tweed. June 15: Nast, “Stand By Your Guns” patriotic U.S. Grant related. Inside: Nast “Played Out” (Schurz). Also, double truck scene from the National Republican Convention. June 22: Cover is non-Nast about the death of James Gordon Bennett, founder of NY Herald. Inside Nast with Roman theme (political); “Vindicated-Sweeping Accusations” is pro-Grant Nast depiction. June 29: Nast “The Sage of Chapaqua” depicts Uncle Tom commenting to Uncle Sam as Horace Greeley chops “KKK” tree. Inside: 13 small Nasts make up collage on “American Battle of Dorking; or, Horace Greeley at the White House.” Also, small Boss Tweed-related inside. July 13: Nast cover depicts Horace Greeley beating black man at Democrat whipping post. Inside: Nast takes Greeley to task for his stance at keepimg rebels in poverty and suffering. Smaller Nast has Uncle Sam attacking “Romanism” snake with hatchet. July 20: Inside full page Nast , “Old Honesty” depicts Greeley and the “vile classes.” July 27: Nast depicts Uncle Sam defending himself at World Court. Inside: Striking Nast take on the “Daughter of Democracy” on her death bed after marrying a black Republican. All major historical characters in this tableau are depicted. A must-have for any Nast collector. “Anything for Revenge” depicts anti-Grant forces pulling down his victory tower. Aug. 3: Inside Nast has Greeley shaking hands with Tammany thug over dead body of Massachusetts 6th. “Diogenes Finds Honest Man” depicts Horace Greeley shaking hands with Boss Tweed. Aug. 10: Nast cover depicts the Greeley “Trojan Horse” filled with cronies trying to get into the compound that is Washington, D.C. Inside: Tweed/Greeley satirized as cats fighting for chestnuts. Aug. 17: Nast cover to memory of “Bully Brooks”/Preston Sumner incident. Inside, fabulous WINSLOW HOMER full page, “On the Beach.” Double truck, “Satan, Don’t Get Thee Behind Me,” with Greeley supplicating to Old Scratch. Smaller Nast on P.T. Barnum. Aug. 24: Nast cover, Uncle Sam and Carl Schurz. Inside, “It is Only A Truce...” depicts collusion of Greeley/Ku Klux Klan over bodies of dead blacks. Aug. 31: Greeley whitewashes the TAMMANY TIGER.
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A Nice Grouping of Thomas Nast Dominated Harper’s Weeklys

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