Once you turn the cover of this large hardback book, you won't be able to stop. It's filled with issues of THE SKETCH, a British illustrated weekly newspaper which covered the London, UK, U.S., and International scene.
The period covered is April 14, 1909 to June 30, 1909. The content is a fascinating insight into the Victorian life of the upper echelon of society. So in here you'll find (among much else) features, photos and illustrations, Royalty, theatre, cinema, art, comics and cartoons, golf, caricatures of Teddy Roosevelt, Art Nouveau, opulent hats, Indian children, Victorian jewelry, many advertisements for everything, fashion, dancers, performing monkeys, and too much more to list. We promise...you won't be bored.
The book has a beautiful printed cover with what looks like a leather spine. We can't give you an exact page count (because there are so many individually numbered issues) but there are hundreds to view and amuse. The paper is good stock(not newsprint) and some of the special portrait/art pages are printed on even better stock. The book is quite heavy...over 8 pounds of delightful perusing but good news...the domestic shipping is FREE.
The book is sound with a tight spine. A few pages show some normal age yellowing but the percentage is very small. There's slight wear to cover corners. The book measures 10 1/2 by 14 by 2 inches. This early book of weekly newspapers is a wonderful view of the Victorian high life.
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Item ID: RL2168
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