ORIGINAL VANITY FAIR MAGAZINE COMPLETE WITH CARICATURE PORTRAIT
Vanity Fair; A Weekly Show of Political, Social, and Literary Wares
Published - 12/11/1887
Print Subject - The Rt Hon W H Smith MP
Tag - First Lord of the Treasury
Print Size - 18.5cm x 31cm
Size with Border - 28cm x 41cm
Condition - Print in Vg condition, some wear to the edges. Magazine is disbound, but complete. Includes a number of wonderful Victorian Adverts .
Vanity Fair was Subtitled "A Weekly Show of Political, Social and Literary Wares", it was founded by Thomas Gibson Bowles, who aimed to expose the contemporary vanities of Victorian society. The first issue appeared in London on 7 November 1868. It offered its readership articles on fashion, current events, the theatre, books, social events and the latest scandals, together with serial fiction, word games and other trivia. Bowles wrote much of the magazine himself under various pseudonyms, such as "Jehu Junior", but contributors included Lewis Carroll, Willie Wilde, P. G. Wodehouse, Jessie Pope and Bertram Fletcher Robinson (who was editor from June 1904 to October 1906). Thomas Allinson bought the magazine in 1911 from Frank Harris, by which time it was failing financially. He failed to revive it and the final issue of Vanity Fair appeared on 5 February 1914, after which it was merged into Hearth and Home.
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