PUCK; [3 complete issues from the weekly magazine's heyday, each with chromolithographic front and rear covers as well as double-page chromolithograph at center].

New York: Keppler & Schwarzmann, 1887 - 1888. First edition of each of the three issues of the humor and politics magazine. SEPTEMBER 7, 1887, VOL. XXII, NO. 548: "A Queer Flirtation" by C. J. Taylor on front; "The National Political Madhouse" by W. Kaulbach and Keppler at center; and "The Next Advertising Dodge on the Elevated Roads -- The Passengers Will have to be Utilized" by Frederick Burr Opper on back. AUGUST 29, 1888, VOL. XXIV, NO. 599: "The Champion of the Protected Robbers" by Samuel D. Ehrhart on front; "Westward the Star of Progress Takes Its Way" by C. J. Taylor at center; and "The 'Revolt Against Cleveland' Industry" by Opper on back. SEPTEMBER 26, 1888, VOL. XXIV, NO. 603: "A Friendly Suggestion to Chairman Quay" by Louis Dalrymple on front; "An Old Story: A company of Firemen, returning early one morning ...." by Keppler at center; and "Political Leap-Year -- An Attack on the Workingman" by Ehrhart on back. Each issue approximately 10.5 x 14"; 16 pages stapled; with black-and-white illustrations and cartoons in the text throughout. Some light soiling and few marginal stains as well as few small splits, creases, and tears but otherwise generally very good.
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