VENETTE, Nicolaus; Von Erzeugung der Menschen

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From newsletter 21:

11.  GEORGE, Henry Het licht der Nieuwe Wereld. De millionairs, de rijken, de burger-middenstand, de armen, bekeken door eenen socialen bril. Amsterdam, Joh. G. Stemler Czn., 1888. Original lithographed wrappers. (4), 208 p. First Dutch edition of Social Problems. Backstrip a bit worn, price crossed out, otherwise an excellent copy of a fragile book. 

€ 20

* Henry George (1839-1897) was an influential political economist.

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From newsletter 18:

2. BEERBOHM, Max Caricatures of Twenty-Five Gentlemen. London, Leonard Smithers, 1896. 26 x 19 cm. Original gilt cloth. (64) p. with 25 black-and-white drawings. First edition, first issue. Corners slightly bumped, endpapers a bit foxed. Nice bookplate of J.E. Barton. Tiny bookseller's mark. In all an excellently collectible 1890's book in navy blue cloth brightly blocked in gold.

€ 275

* The first book of caricature portraits that was to make 'Max' a household name. Including Arthur Balfour, Aubrey Beardsley, Henry Harland, Robert Hichens, the Marquess of Queensberry, George Bernard Shaw, the Prince of Wales and other famous worthies. Joseph Edwin Barton (1875-1959) was an author on Thomas Hardy (and winner of the Newdigate Prize of 1897).