Charles Dexter Allen’s 1913 Scrapbook of Boardman Robinson Political Cartoons [Signed, w/ Allen's Bookplate]

By: [Charles Dexter Allen, Boardman Robinson]

Price: $90.00

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[Charles Dexter Allen, Boardman Robinson] Charles Dexter Allen’s 1913 Scrapbook of Boardman Robinson Political Cartoons. A production binder with a small, hand-written label on the spine reading “Boardman Robinson I,” 23.5 by 30.6 cm, 71 leaves. The binder is heavily stained and worn, and the leaves are extremely brittle. The first and last eight leaves are detached, and most of the leaves have excessive chipping, tears and edge wear. It is difficult to handle without doing damage. The clippings, on the other hand, have fared better with only minor yellowing a few small tears. On the front pastedown is a bookplate that reads “This Book belongs to Charles Dexter Allen,” which was signed in the center by Boardman Robinson and hand-dated May 1913. Lew Jaffe figured out that this plate was created by Theodore Brown Hapgood. Allen, the famous bookman and bookplate collector, was obviously a fan of Robinson’s work and in this scrapbook he collected 138 of his political cartoons and illustrations from the Tribune. A note on the first leaf, in Allen’s hand, reads “Robinson came to ‘The Tribune’ from ‘The Daily Telegraph’ December 15, 1910.” Boardman Robinson (1876–1952) was an influential artist and political cartoonist. Robinson published work in numerous periodicals including Harper’s, Scribner’s, and Collier’s magazines, and the New York Tribune starting in 1910. He “illustrated editions of Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology (1941), Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov (1933), and Herman Melville’s Moby Dick (1942). He also created the murals in the Department of Justice Building in Washington, D.C.” Politically, Robinson was a socialist and “often in conflict with the editor of the New York Tribune. On the outbreak of the First World War he resigned and began to produce cartoons for the left-wing magazine, The Masses.” This scrapbook presents a sold years’ worth of political satire from Robinson’s pen.

Title: Charles Dexter Allen’s 1913 Scrapbook of Boardman Robinson Political Cartoons [Signed, w/ Allen's Bookplate]

Author Name: [Charles Dexter Allen, Boardman Robinson]

Illustrator: Boardman Robinson

Categories: Radical Politics, Bookplates (Ex Libris), Art,

Binding: Scrapbook

Seller ID: 2828