Maggs Bros Ltd

Caricature.

ASHBEE C.R. (1928.)

£150.00  [First Edition]

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Illustrations. First edition. 8vo., original blue cloth lettered and ruled in white, uncut. Universal Art Series, London, Chapman and Hall.

A presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to his daughter and son in law 'To Horst and Prudence for Xmas from the Author Daddy 1940'. Horst was Walter Nessler, one of the countless artists driven from his native Germany by the Nazis. Nessler was famous for a savage satire on Hitler published as 'Das Hitler ABC'. Nessler and Prudence met in Dresden, and moved to London in the 1930s, sponsored by her father.

Extremities faintly bumped, postcard of a caricatural nature including Ashbee glued to the half title. Lacks the dust jacket.

Stock Code: 216815