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Cricketers of Vanity Fair book by Russell March.

Cricketers of Vanity Fair book by Russell March.

by Vanity Fair

Wonderful caricatures of cricketers from 1869 to 1914. The Cricketers of Vanity Fair book by Russell March. Introduction by John Arlott.
Published by Grange Books Limited, London. Reprint 1993. (1982)  ISBN 1 85627 346 6. (305 x 220 x 15mm)
Dust jacket with "Yorkshire Cricket" (Lord Hawke) on front (with piece missing at base of front and front fly-leaf corner clipped). "Cricket" (W.G. Grace) on rear. Laminated hard cover with same illustration & gilt lettering. In good condition internally.

From 1868 to 1914 each week's Vanity Fair periodical included a caricature with a short biography of someone who had been in the news. The caricatures guaranteed the popularity of Vanity Fair, and most people took pride in being the victim who was satirized. Lithographs of caricatures, mostly by ‘Ape’ (Carlo Pellegrini) or ‘Spy’ (Leslie Ward), were printed by eminent lithographers Vincent Brooks. Information about Vanity Fair magazine, 40 cricketer caricatures with accompanying texts, facts and figures about the game of cricket, and lists and information about cricketers make this a treasure for lovers of the sport of cricket.

This is a heavy book. There may be an additional shipment cost, depending on book weight and shipment destination.

(Antique prints of Vanity Fair cricketer caricatures are available from Antique Prints - Sport - Sporting.)

Stock Number: B99cPrice: $80.00