Title: The Judge: Vol. 5, No. 116 (9 January 1884).
New York: The Judge Publishing Company, 1884 January 9 (Vol. 5, No. 116). 4to. Front leaf (ONLY) of this issue. Good plus. Moderately and evenly age toned, with touch of edgewear and margins slightly cropped. Color lithograph front cover illustration depicts an ornate Victorian parlor, with portly older U.S. Grant at right and former Senator Roscoe Conkling at left. Between them a large cake (labeled "Senatorship") rests on a table, and each appears to be bowing to the other and urging the other to take the first slice. Caption below reads: "POLITICAL POLITENESS. / GRANT. You take it. CONKLING. No! No! You." Usual elaborate Judge masthead. Editorials on verso include the following commentary: "There is something truly affecting in the spectacle of these two old stand-bys of the Republican party. standing punctiliously aside for each other and gracefully waiving the way to the Senate.". Bookseller Inventory # 15286
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