Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1967. Hardcover. Fo, 122 pages containing 154 illustrations. Black cloth-covered boards with minor bumping. KU Library stamps on the edges and on the front and back free end papers. Edges lightly tanned, but pages inside are clean and unmarked. Firm binding; no loose pages. Jacket has some fading/sunning at spine, but now encased in a clear, protective cover. This is a large or heavy book and may require additional shipping charges to mail outside of the United States. Good / Good. Item #180729032
This biography of Thomas Nast includes 122 pages of his political cartoons. Mr. Nast was a political force during the 19th century as an editorial cartoonist for Harper's Weekly. He is credited for helping bring down Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall after directing a campaign against them, and for acting as political allies for Presidents Lincoln and Grant. He also popularized the modern concepts of Uncle Sam and Santa Claus, and created the party symbols - the Democratic donkey and the Republican elephant.