Very Rare 1889 Hardcover Illustrated Political Humor Book "Scissors or the Funny Side of Politics" by Henry Frederic Reddall


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Here is a Very Rare Hardcover Illustrated Political Humor Book "Scissors or the Funny Side of Politics" by Henry Frederic Reddall published by Geo. V. Jones & Co of Boston in 1889. It is a compilation of anecdotes and stories of past and current campaigns and political cartoons. Introduction page explains "A Compilation From The History, Biography And Current Literature Of Our Century…Some Of The Anecdotes And Reminiscence Have Never Before Appeared In Print." Text includes prose and verse accompanying illustrations. A fine example is seen on the first page "The Sad Fate Of Ten Little Candidates" . Many of the anecdotes identify current (1888) and past political figures including Jackson, Lincoln and Civil War figures. It is really quite amusing.

Pages – 284
Measures 7.25" by 10.25"

The grade for this book is very good for its age. The binding is very good, cover has good color but has some stains wear on edges and corners, pages are slightly toned from age but still quite crisp and very readable. Please look at the photos closely as they are part of the description.

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Weight 63 oz
Dimensions 13 × 13 × 3 in

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