"The Second Childhood of John Bull".London, Stephen Swift & Co., Ltd.,  Stock Code: 81571
NotesFirst and only edition. "The series of fifteen cartoons called 'The Second Childhood of John Bull' was exhibited in 1901 as part of Max's first one-man show, at the Carfax Gallery, operated by friend Robert Ross. In 1911 Stephen Swift & Co. published the drawings... While allegorical subjects are not considered Max's forte, the John Bull drawings have always had admirers who see them as clever satires in picture and caption of British patriotism, xenophobia, self-regard, and dullness. The series is atypical in that a handful of the drawings are pointedly political, reflecting his opposition to the Boer War" (N. John Hall, Max Beerbohm Caricatures, Yale University Press, 1997, p. 198).
Folio. 15 colour illustrations and prefatory matter housed loosely in the publisher's blue cloth portfolio.
15 colour illustrations by Max Beerbohm.
Portfolio a little rubbed with some spotting and wear to the top corner of front cover, contents clean. A very good copy.
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