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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. Sept. 7: Nast journalism-related has publishers of NY newspaper playing same fiddle tunes. Inside Nast, Greeley tries to “cover” monument to slavery (“The White Sepulchre”). Sept. 14: Greeley shakes hands in shame with ghost over grave of President Lincoln. Inside: “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” (Tammany). “Under the Falls” by WINSLOW HOMER. Sept. 21: Gen. Dix orders armed Uncle Sam, guarding the American flag, to “shoot on the spot” anyone trying to haul it down. Inside: Breathtaking Nast of Greeley offering his hand over the “bloody chasm” of the infamous Andersonville POW prison. Sept. 28: Grant/Greeley “Circumstances Alter Cases.” Double truck has all the “scandal” players in this political tableau about the Greeley/Grant presidential race, “The Keystone of the Campaign.” Oct. 5: Inside full page Nast, “‘Old Honesty’ Among the Ruins of Tammany.” Full page, “The Apple of Discord at the Geneva Tribune” (John Bull shoots apple off Uncle Sam’s head). Oct. 26: Nast cover, “None but the Brave Deserve the Fair,” (Greeley and Miss Columbia in May-December tableau). Double truck “That ‘Tidal; Wave’--We Are on the Home Stretch” is Nast depiction of Liberal party scoundrels drowning. Nov. 2: Nast cover, Boss Tweed as cigar store Indian shouting to fleeing Greeley, “Save me from my tobacco partner.” Inside, four-cartoon collage on the “smell” of Tammany politics. Fabulous full page Nast depicting a “front page” of the NY Tribune the day after the election, “We Are on the Home Stretch,” carting Greeley away on a stretcher. Nov. 9: “Home-Stretched” is Nast cover. Greeley has been unceremoniously de-horsed by the lance of Prtesident Grant. Double truck Nast with cast of political “pirates” trying to steal the “ship of state.” Full page “Out Damned Spot” in which Nast depicts newspapers literally “covering” wrong-doers from public view. Nov. 16: Inside Nast, “It Never Rains But It Pours” on German-U.S.-England relations. Double truck Nast, “Apollo Amuses the Gods” mythical tableau with all the players: Greeley, Tweed, Uncle Sam, Schurz, et al. Nov. 23: Nast, “The Insult Returned” regarding the Cincinnati Convention. Double truck political Nast, “Clasping Hands Over the Blood(less) (Sar)c(h)asm” depicts Uncle Sam and President Grant celebrating over the ruins of the Greeley campaign. Now that the election is over, we have a small drawing of NAST by NAST wondering what he will do now...? Nov. 30: Inside full page, depicts Miss Columbia mourning at the burning of her birthplace in “Boston, Homestead of Liberty.” Dec. 7: Nast cover, “No Surrender” depicts President Grant olding firm to Civil Service Reform against tide of office seekers. Dec. 21: Front cover of Horace Greeley (from Bogardus photo, non-Nast). Inside Nast, Columbia urges “wild Irishman” to dig for the “herb that will heal the discontented.” Dec. 28: Inside pair of Nast full pages. One relates to the “Irish” question and the other is a flurry of bills on opening day of Congress related to the Civil War and reparations for soldiers.
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A Nice Grouping of Thomas Nast Dominated Harper’s Weeklys

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Auction closed on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

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