Amsterdam: H. J. W. Becht, 1928. Large octavo. pp. [1-12] 136 illustrations on the rectos of 135 numbered pages, [1-22 notes on the plate] [last leaf blank], original green cloth, front stamped in black and gold, spine stamped in gold. First edition. Prenten (Prints) by Albert Hahn collected by his son, published in the Netherlands. Born in Groeningen, Netherlands in 1877, Albert Hahn was an ardent Socialist who worked as a political cartoonist, book illustrator and commercial artist from 1902 until his death of tuberculosis at age 41 in August of 1918. His main focus was political cartooning, doing most of his work in the weekly Socialist newspaper "De Notenkraker" ("The Nutcracker"). Eschewing a "cartoonie" style for the more European aesthetic based on graphic design, he reached his peak in terms of his political cartoons during World War One. Though Hahn did attempt to be as neutral as The Netherlands was during this war, he did more anti-Kaiser/anti-German cartoons than those of his view of the impact of the war upon humanity as a whole. During his life, he only had one small portfolio published in 1905, this is a posthumous volume published in 1928 and edited by his son, Albert Hahn Jr., who himself was a renown cartoonist and historian of cartooning and caricature. This collection features 134 pages of drawings comprising 138 plates, of which 6 are in color the rest in black and white. The vast majority are political cartoons. 20 pages of notes on the plates at the end of the illustrations. Rubbing to cloth edges and corner tips, a very good copy. (10929). Item #10929

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