85
85
Fisher, Bud
THE MUTT AND JEFF CARTOONS. BOOKS 1-4.  BOSTON: THE BALL PUBLISHING COMPANY, 1910-1915
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 1,188 GBP
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85
Fisher, Bud
THE MUTT AND JEFF CARTOONS. BOOKS 1-4.  BOSTON: THE BALL PUBLISHING COMPANY, 1910-1915
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 1,188 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Fisher, Bud
THE MUTT AND JEFF CARTOONS. BOOKS 1-4.  BOSTON: THE BALL PUBLISHING COMPANY, 1910-1915
i) The Mutt and Jeff Cartoons. Boston: The Ball Publishing Company, 1910. oblong folio (140 x 391mm.), presentation copy, inscribed by the artist to his mother (“The first one off the | press to my dear | little mother -  Bud”), brown cloth-backed boards with title and design printed in black, some small tears, front free endpaper starting, soiling to boards, bumped

ii) The Mutt and Jeff Cartoons. Book 2. Boston: The Ball Publishing Company, 1911. oblong folio (139 x 389mm.), dedication copy, dated and  inscribed by the author to his mother (“The first one off | the press, to my | mother. | Bud”), red cloth-backed boards with title and design printed in red, some small tears to edges including title page, bumped and rubbed

iii) The Mutt and Jeff Cartoons. Book 3. Boston: The Ball Publishing Company, 1912. oblong folio (138 x 385mm.), presentation copy, dated and inscribed by the author to his mother (“To Mother, | the first one | off the press, | Bud.”), black cloth-backed red boards with title and design printed in red, boards with minor abrasions and soiling, bumped

iv) The Mutt and Jeff Cartoons. Book 4. Boston: The Ball Publishing Company, 1915. oblong folio (135 x 385mm.), presentation copy, inscribed by the author (“the first | one of book “4” | for you| Bud”), black cloth-backed boards with title and design printed in black, minor browning, soiling to boards, bumped

preserved in blue cloth chemise and matching morocco-backed collector's box (4)


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Catalogue Note

The 'Mutt and Jeff' cartoons by Bud Fisher are wildly regarded as the first cartoons published in newspapers as a 'strip' of panels (as opposed to a single panel), thus making them the first genuine  'comic strip'.

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