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Crane's Socialist broadsides 1896  

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Cartoons for the Cause, 1886-1896

Crane, Walter


The Twentieth Century Press



19 leaves. Pictorial title page with twelve additional illustrations. (oblong folio) 32x51 cm (12½x20") original printed wrappers bound with a red ribbon, glassine. 

A Souvenir of the International Socialist Workers and Trade Union Congress, 1896. Along with William Morris, Walter Crane defined the visual identity of the fin de siecle Socialist movement. This piece is of historical as well as artistic interest. The congress has been described as "the most agitated, the most tumultuous, and the most chaotic of all the congresses of the Second International" because of the many factional disputes between and within the national delegations.

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Glassine with chips and tears, creasing to cover and in margins of most plates (artwork unaffected), edgewear and foxing; very good.

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