A history of American graphic humor

Murrell, William

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1967 Hardcover Volume One (1747 - 1865) . Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: A history of American graphic humor
Publisher: Cooper Square Publishers
Publication Date: 1967
Book Condition: Good
Edition: Volume One (1747 - 1865).

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Book Description Forgotten Books, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from A History of American Graphic Humor, Vol. 1: 1747-1865 Not only to the historian but to the philosopher this book will be of deep interest. Surely it would serve as a basis for an inquiry into the special qualities of American mirth. Mr. Murrell traces the development from the days of Ben Franklin and Paul Revere, from those antique engravings crowded with allegory and explanatory remarks, through the evident in?uences of Row landsom, Cruikshank and Daumier, to such pencils of real genius as William Charles, Darley, Volck and Nast. It was not until commercial lithography became available about 1822 that the comic artist in America really had his large opportunity - though Mr. Murrell admits the uncertainty whether it was the new process or the controversial excitements of Jackson s presidency that accounted for the increased flood of pictorial satire about 1830. But one thought that must come even to the most casual turner of these leaves is the amount of strong flexible talent shown. And also, the amount of bitterness. All the powers of crude satire and grotesque insult are represented. In a History of Humor, what we usually imply by that term is singularly scarce. It is almost a History of Ill Humor. A Visitor from another planet, scanning this book in search of the American Spirit, would be forced to conclude (what philosophers have often suggested) that we are at heart a morose, unhappy people. It is true that the jokes which lend themselves to illustration are neces sarily the simpler and coarser kind. It is also true that in these earlier days the comic artist dealt with the Violent themes of politics rather than with the kindlier absurdities of social moeury. But make what deductions you please, there is a vein of ferocity in this first century of American caricature for which we have hardly any counterpart today. It will be fascinating to see what contrasts and new dexterities Mr. Murrell will reveal when he brings his purview down toward our own time and our immediate memories. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Seller Inventory # AAV9781527799998

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Book Description Forgotten Books, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from A History of American Graphic Humor (1865-1938) John Sloan, all of New York, Mr. Franklin J. Meine of Chicago, and Mr. John Howell of San Francisco. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Seller Inventory # AAV9780282821210

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Book Description Forgotten Books, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Excerpt from A History of American Graphic Humor, Vol. 1: 1747-1865 Not only to the historian but to the philosopher this book will be of deep interest. Surely it would serve as a basis for an inquiry into the special qualities of American mirth. Mr. Murrell traces the development from the days of Ben Franklin and Paul Revere, from those antique engravings crowded with allegory and explanatory remarks, through the evident in?uences of Row landsom, Cruikshank and Daumier, to such pencils of real genius as William Charles, Darley, Volck and Nast. It was not until commercial lithography became available about 1822 that the comic artist in America really had his large opportunity - though Mr. Murrell admits the uncertainty whether it was the new process or the controversial excitements of Jackson s presidency that accounted for the increased flood of pictorial satire about 1830. But one thought that must come even to the most casual turner of these leaves is the amount of strong flexible talent shown. And also, the amount of bitterness. All the powers of crude satire and grotesque insult are represented. In a History of Humor, what we usually imply by that term is singularly scarce. It is almost a History of Ill Humor. A Visitor from another planet, scanning this book in search of the American Spirit, would be forced to conclude (what philosophers have often suggested) that we are at heart a morose, unhappy people. It is true that the jokes which lend themselves to illustration are neces sarily the simpler and coarser kind. It is also true that in these earlier days the comic artist dealt with the Violent themes of politics rather than with the kindlier absurdities of social moeury. But make what deductions you please, there is a vein of ferocity in this first century of American caricature for which we have hardly any counterpart today. It will be fascinating to see what contrasts and new dexterities Mr. Murrell will reveal when he brings his purview down toward our own time and our immediate memories. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Seller Inventory # AAV9781527799998

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Book Description Forgotten Books, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Excerpt from A History of American Graphic Humor (1865-1938) John Sloan, all of New York, Mr. Franklin J. Meine of Chicago, and Mr. John Howell of San Francisco. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Seller Inventory # AAV9780282821210

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Book Description Whitney Museum of American Art, U. S. A., 1933. Hardcover. Condition: Near Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair+. First American Edition.. Vol. 1 ONLY of a 2 Vol. Set. U. S. A.: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1933. Book. Near Very Good. Large Hardcover. First American Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Original Hardcover with Dust jacket NOT a reprint. NOT a library copy. This is the First Edition Whitney Museum of American Art First Edition The book of political and social satire and humor is filled with early examples of American wit and artistic talent Large quarto. The dust jacket is Fair+ present but the jacket has large chips.The hardcover book itself is in quite good shape with some age darkening on the upper spine and foxing but still very nice and clean. Binding tight.No writing in text. NOT a library copy. Buy with confidence. Seller Inventory # 013528

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