New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1904. Illustrated edition. Hardcover. xx; 583pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Red cloth with gilt stamped titles. Good only. The covers are rubbed. Paper remains are adhered to the bottom edge of the front board. The front endsheet has a former owner's bookplate, a bookseller's tiny label, and a small dark patch. The bottom edges of the pages are subtly moisture stained. Item #19847
Profusely illustrated. Thomas Nast not only popularized the elephant to symbolize the Republican Party and the donkey as the symbol for the Democratic Party, but he and developed the "modern" image of Santa Claus as well. Thomas Nast’s obituary in Harper’s Weekly claimed, "He has been called, perhaps not with accuracy, but with substantial justice, the Father of American Caricature."