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1899 Cover Harvard Lampoon University Jester Humor Joke Crest Horse Dragon HVD1

1899 Cover Harvard Lampoon University Jester Humor Joke Crest Horse Dragon HVD1

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Please note that this is a cover only.

This is an original 1899 two-color cover for the Harvard Lampoon. It features the Harvard Jester sitting on a winged horse, holding up a shield inscribed with the motto VA-NI-TAS (Latin, meaning "empty"), a parody of Havard's motto, Veritas, or "Truth". The cartoon captures a humorous conversation between two friends about the illness of a third.

CONDITION

This 112+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Cover; Two Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7.75 x 10 inches; 20 x 25 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: Charlie, fashion, quill

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