Here is a gorgeous two-volume bound collection of St. Nicholas children’s magazine, Nov 1908–Oct 1909, containing 14 installments of one of Oz artist’s W.W. Denslow’s well-known works: When I Grow Up. These are also in the original publishers finely bound, gilt decorated volumes, the nicest set I’ve ever seen. Each of the Denslow installments within are 4-page stories depicting various professions with some of the best of Denslow’s trademark humor and art. Included are Volumes XXXV and XXXVI (Parts I & II), published by the Century Co. Twelve of the vignettes are in color, and two in black and white. Some of the works include The Hunter, The Orator, The Drum-Major, The Soldier, The Policeman, and one of his most famous, The Baseball Player. These issues also contain many other children’s stories and illustrations, a few examples shown in the photos.
The bound books are in near fine condition, with very clean cloth, tight bindings, and beautiful collage decorated endpapers. Just slight fading to one spine and pencil notation to one endpaper. And, a nice opportunity to get multiple classic Denslow works in one fell swoop. Please note: Media shipping charges will be slightly higher on this lot, as it will weigh almost 8 pounds shipped!