Brightonian: Brighton, (1882?), 1883-1884. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #21-6408
Eighty loose black and white cartoons, 14 x 9.5", folder 15 x 10", marbled boards, gilt vellum boards, gilt cover lettering. Covers very well worn, soiled, rubbed, spine lacking pieces, all three interior flaps present but detached, pencil notes, cartoons have toning, soiling/smudging, edge tears/tears else good. Paper varies in weight. Pasted inside the front cover is a printed numbered list of all the cartoons that have been printed so far, which is 84 (some of the numbers are listed twice). This group of 80 cartoons are numbered 1-106, only lacking 26. The first 60 cartoons are not dated (1882?), number 16 is dated May 5, 1883 and continues on to #98 January 26, 1883. The very last illustration, #106, was not dated but the number was added in pencil. Illus. #47, "The Pantomime" is a double page. There are two undated cartoons "Mayor Of Brighton" and "A Dream Of Congress". No duplicates. The Brightonian, a weekly newspaper that had a brief run, started adding cartoons in March 1882. The cartoons or caricatures were of well known Brighton residents, the subjects were not identified by name, only by occupation. Inside the front cover is a pencil note "From The Library Of W.H.B. Fletcher Aldwick Manor Bognor". William Holland Ballett Fletcher was a major benefactor to Bognor Regis, West Sussex (which is 24 miles from Brighton). Brightonian cartoons are very SCARCE.