Caricature and Other Comic Art
by James Parton
Publisher: Harper & brothers 1877
Number of pages: 336
In this volume there is a greater variety of pictures of a comic and satirical cast than was ever before presented at one view. Many nations, ancient and modern, pagan and Christian, are represented in it, as well as most of the names identified with art of this nature.
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