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A journal of satire...

Item # 618307

August 19, 1868

THE TOMAHAWK, "Saturday Journal of Satire", London, England, Aug. 19, 1868 

* Rare satirical - satire issue

Info on the "NCSE" website notes: "This title first appeared 11 May 1867, being a weekly paper by Arthur W. aBeckett, and lasting only through 1870. The title ‘Tomahawk’ was borrowed from William Makepeace Thackeray, the novelist, satirist, illustrator and editor whose spirit so influenced the men behind Tomahawk; his 1852 novel "Men’s Lives" describes a journal editor who is known in particular for his savage ‘slasher journalism’, which gives a good indication of the type of sharply barbed, satirical analysis à Beckett sought for his new venture. The image of a tomahawk hatchet, ready to scalp the politicians of the day, became the symbolic mascot for this comic journal."

The front page has: "Woman and Her Mistress" and the doublepage centerfold is a nice two color print titled: "Racing the Tide!" (see photo).

Twelve pages, minimal edge wear, 9 by 11 1/4 inches, generally nice.

Category: Post-Civil War