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Very rare & desirable Maxfield Parrish Christmas cover...



Item # 662516

December 14, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY--CHRISTMAS,  Dec. 14, 1895  Certainly the feature of this issue is the great Maxfield Parrish front wrapper which shows a waiter delivering a plate with Christmas pudding. Typically this desirable cover is lacking as they were extracted from volumes over the years. Rare to find an issue with this cover intact.
Also included is the interesting: "The Christmas Season in the Shopping District - New York's Original Residents Inspect The Shop Windows At Midnight.", by P.S. Newell, which shows ghosts of past residents window shopping.
Other prints within have a 1/4 pg. portrait: "Madame Calve as Anita in 'La Navarraise'."; full pg: "Buying Christmas Presents." 2/3 pg. illus: "Maternity."; full pg: "Je Vous Salue, Marie (Hail Mary)."; doublepg. centerfold: "An Unwelcome Toast."; 2/3 pg: "An Assisted Emigrant."; half pg: "Too Late! - A Danger of Moose Hunting."
This is a complete issue with only minor wear. The right margin of the front cover does have a small tear which has been archivally mended from the reverse side. In overall nice condition. See images for details.

Category: 1890-1899