[London]: NP, [ca. 1940]. First edition. Softcover. Folio. 12 unnumbered plates. Blue-green textured string-tied paper wrapper, with illustration and title in brown on the front cover. Signed, inscribed and dated by the artist in pen on at the top of the interior front wrapper by the artist. This work is a very scarce collection of 12 celebrity caricatures, by noted British cartoonist Mark Wayner (1888-1980). Figures depicted are American Harmonica player Larry Adler, violinist and composer Fritz Kreisler, English journalist Hannen Swaffer, English humorist and novelist A. P. Herbert, New Zealand cartoonist David Low, British-American artist Sir Jacob Epstein, First President of Israel Chaim Weizmann, British politician George Lansbury, American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and British artist Sir William Rothenstein. All of these large images, captioned below and are finely printed in brown lithographs. There is no publication dated printed, but the work is known to have been published circa 1940. Quite scarce with only a few institutional holdings worldwide (only 1 on OCLC).
Wrappers with minor age toning, rubbing and creasing to extremities. Sporadic minor foxing to the plates, mostly in the margins, with most images quite clean overall. Wrappers in very good, interior in very good- condition overall. Wrappers protected in modern mylar. vg- to vg. Item #52615
This work is one of two known collections of the artist's work to be printed. The preeeding collection, titled "Celebrities in Caricature" was published in 1931.
Alternate title: Celebrities Today in Caricature.