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1898 Cover Harvard Lampoon Edwards Fashion Fan Freshman Humor Jester Lampy HVD1

1898 Cover Harvard Lampoon Edwards Fashion Fan Freshman Humor Jester Lampy HVD1

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Please note that this is a cover only.

This is an original 1898 two-color cover for the Harvard Lampoon. It features the Lampy the Jester sitting on a winged horse, holding up a shield inscribed with the motto Vanitas (Latin, meaning "empty"), a parody of Harvard's motto, Veritas, or "Truth". The inner panel is of a witty conversation between a well-dressed young lady and an elegant gentlemen about a student in some difficulty at Harvard.

CONDITION

This 113+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note the mark in the upper margin, as well as the bleedthrough that is visible in the digital image.

  • Product Type: Original Cover; Two Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7.75 x 10.5 inches; 20 x 27 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: joke, senior, dragon

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