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Fun Without Vulgarity Victorian and Edwardian Popular Entertainment Posters, Catherine Haill
1 Catherine Haill Fun Without Vulgarity Victorian and Edwardian Popular Entertainment Posters
London, UK The Stationery Office 1996 0114402639 / 9780114402631 First Edition Paperback New 9 3/4" x 10 1/2" 
Unread, unmarked. 80 pages of color plates plus 12 b&w illustrations. Bibliography, index of artists. This book is a collection of 80 entertainment posters from England which were produced during the last twenty years of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th century. In the history of popular entertainment, none is more recognized than the British Music Hall. This selection of posters, from the archives of the Public Record Office at Kew, takes us back to an era when novelty vaudeville acts were all the rage and lavish theatrical productions were prevalent. Fun Without Vulgarity is also a history of this type of entertainment, showing, through poster reproductions, how trends and attitudes changed, and how theatrical managers kept up and offered the public what it wanted. Poster designers, heavily influenced by the French style, created a new art form which combined fine art and popular culture, yet maintaining simplicity. After all, these posters were advertising and had to appeal to the general public. Audiences were thrilled at the wide potpourri of acts, including the underwater antics of "The Aquatic Acrobats" and the amazing dental athletics of "The beautiful Florences." And to a prim and proper Victorian audience, what could be more titillating than "The Slave Girl" or "A Disgrace To Her Sex"? It's all represented in Fun Without Vulgarity, from circuses and novelty acts (Check out "The Ugliest Woman on Earth." Look Children, Don't Turn Away!) to melodramas ("The Slave Girl. She's A Woman! She's A Slave!") and Pantomime. Also, there're posters from the great English theatre of the day, from William Gillette in Sherlock Holmes to the Gilbert and Sullivan productions from the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. Each poster is beautifully reproduced in full-color, recreating a moment in time that was truly the Golden Age of Show Business. 
Price: 9.99 USD
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Cocoa and Corsets A Selection of Late Victorian and Edwardian Posters and Showcards, Jubb, Michael
2 Jubb, Michael Cocoa and Corsets A Selection of Late Victorian and Edwardian Posters and Showcards
London, United Kingdom HMSO 1993 011440187X / 9780114401870 Third Printing Paperback New 8 1/4" x 11 3/4" 
New, unread.. Behind this intriguing title is an equally intriguing book - a collection of 80 turn of the century advertising posters and cards reproduced in magnificent color. The advertisements range from cocoa, corsets, cigarettes, inner tubes, to toothpaste, beer, soup and furniture polish. Collectors, young and old, will be taken by this selection of posters and cards. An introductory section to each chapter discusses the development of mass market advertising in Britain in general, and by product groups in particular, while the index gives full specs for every poster and showcard included in the book. Poster advertising as we know it dates from the latter part of the 19th century, when advances in printing technology enabled advertisers for the first time to produce large numbers of cheap posters in color. The growth of an urban society, especially towards the latter part of the century, coupled with a higher standard of living, brought mass advertising to a level previously unknown. Families had more money to spend and consumer goods and services were produced and sold on an unprecedented scale in order to meet the demand. The posters and showcards reproduced in this book give a fascinating glimpse of the development of mass market advertising in Britain before the First World War and of the ways in which advertisers sought to catch the public eye.; 100 pages 
Price: 17.99 USD
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Persuading the People: British Government Information in WWII, Osley, Anthony
3 Osley, Anthony Persuading the People: British Government Information in WWII
London, United Kingdom HMSO 1995 0117018856 / 9780117018853 First Edition Paperback New 8 1/4" x 11 3/4" 
New, unread, minimal shelf wear. During the Second World War, the British government engaged in a massive publicity campaign to maintain civilian morale at a time when the country was faced with air raids, food rationing and fuel shortages. The campaign used film, stills, advertisements, extracts from radio broadcasts, and publications to promote the war effort. 92 pp of text illus. with b/w photos plus 40 pp of color photos. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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4 Peters, Harry T. Currier & Ives: Printmakers to the American People (Special Edition)
Garden City, NY Doubleday, Doran 1942 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 9" x 12" 
Square spine, tight hinges and joints, straight and sharp corners. Missing dj. Clean, unmarked text. ; 252 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Print Collector's Quarterly  Vol. 25, No. 2, April, 1938, Stubbs, A. H. (Editor)
5 Stubbs, A. H. (Editor) The Print Collector's Quarterly Vol. 25, No. 2, April, 1938
Kansas City The Print Collector's Quarterly 1938 Paperback Fine 4 3/4" x 7" 
Wraps are slightly larger than the text block on three sides, and those edges have small tears and chips. Clean, unmarked text. Light, unobtrusive library stamp to front wrap, no internal stamps or other library markings. Well illustrated throughout. Contents: Rockwell Kent, by Carl Zigrosser; Van Dyck's Portrait of Jan de Wael, by Osbert H. Barnard; Frank W. Benson the Etcher, by Samuel Chamberlain; William Blake's Canterbury Pilgrims, by Robert McDonald; Felix Buhot's Cab Stand, by J. H. Bender; Prints and their Proper Affinities, by John Copley; Catalogue of the Etchings and Drypoints of Martin Hardie (Second Part), by James Laver.; Ex-Library; 144 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Bon Voyage Edwardian Travel Posters, Wigg, Julia
6 Wigg, Julia Bon Voyage Edwardian Travel Posters
London, United Kingdom The Stationery Office 1996 0114402612 / 9780114402617 First Edition Paperback New 9 3/4" x 10 1/2" 
Unread, unmarked. This is an excellent collection featuring reproductions of the handbills and posters used by the railroads and steamships of England and the London Underground in the first decade of the twentieth century. Bon Voyage! features reproductions of sixty full-color travel posters taken directly from the archives of late Victorian and Edwardian advertising material held in the Public Record Office at Kew in England. These posters are a mini-history of an age when travel for pleasure had begun to take hold in almost every section of society. They offer a glimpse of where people went, how they traveled, how they dressed for travel, and how the rail and shipping companies regarded their passengers and what amenities they provided. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, railways had spread over the landscape of England and Europe, as well as America. Travel to other cities, long the domain of the rich and upper classes, were suddenly affordable to the middle class. The railway barons, in their effort to make money, began to advertise trips to, what must have seemed, exotic places. Steamships had also began to offer excursions and these companies also started advertising. Using the graphic artists of the day, such as William Tomkin and John Henry Llyod, these posters offer a genuine look at the culture of the times. What these artists evoked was a feeling one got when traveling to a destination serviced by the rail and ship companies. These posters became, in the words of Arnold Bennett, "the visible symbol of pleasure, adventure and romance." This is a fascinating book for those interested in the history of poster design, buffs of railways or steamships, travel enthusiasts and those nostalgic for a different era. ; 80 pages 
Price: 14.99 USD
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