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    A Rare Complete Collection of David Claypoole Johnston's Satirical Illustrated Magazine, Scraps

    [Engraved Lithograph Illustrations]. D[avid] C[laypoole] Johnston. Scraps. Boston: D. C. Johnston, [1830]-1849. First editions of numbers 1-8 (with first and second edition issues of #7), and #1, Second Series (the final issue published). Together, ten oblong folio issues, the entire run. Approximately 11 x 13.75 inches. Each issue with four full-page satirical engravings. Issues 4, 5, and 7 have accompanying text leaves. Original wrappers (except for #4, which is in facsimile). Issues 2, 3 and 5 have repairs to spines, issues 6 and 7 have wrappers and plates disbound, issue 8 has the spine torn, but is still bound, and issue 1 of the Second Series has the rear wrapper detached. Many plates have tears and/or repairs. Wrappers generally worn and soiled. Still, a very good set of this humorous magazine, rare in a collection this large. Issue #7 is the famous Phrenology Exemplified and Illustrated issue. From the collection of Zita Books.
    "His [D.C. Johnston's] lithographs were as good as any being done at that time in America... He was greatly influenced by Cruikshank and has been called the American Cruikshank." (Hamilton).


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