Lowly Life in Great City 1899 Woolf Humorous Cartoons book RF Outcault influenceBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, Illustrated Books, Cartoons, Humor, Daily Life).
Sketches of Lowly Life in a Great City by Michael Angelo Woolf.
Published 1899, New York by G.P. Putnam's Sons.
185 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout, drawings on every page, all page backs are blank.
As noted by Overstreet (Comic Book Price Guide, v. 52), Woolf's cartoons are regarded as a primary influence on R.F. Outcault's hugely influential "Yellow Kid" newspaper strip.
Publisher's 1/4 cloth binding, pictorial paper covered boards, pictorial cover decoration, oblong format. Nicer than typical for an oblong paper boards binding style that is inherently fragile and susceptible to wear and staining.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, mostly light signs of handling and time but nothing offensive or severe, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, internally still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" W.