From the magazine ‘Punch’, 2 February 1878. This political cartoon by Tenniel features Benjamin Disraeli.
Single sheet, mounted on thin card.
Members of J.N. Maskelyne’s company presented the original of this testimonial, dated 26 May 1898, to JN. This particular copy is rather special because JN gave it to George Cooke for Christmas 1898. His inscription on the reverse is ‘To G.A. Cooke| Accept this copy with my [incomplete word, possibly ‘heartfelt’] reciprocation of the good wishes in the original. | J.N. Maskelyne | Christmas 1898.’
Members of J.N. Maskelyne’s company presented the original of this testimonial, dated 26 May 1898, to JN. In the collection there is another copy of this testimonial inscribed by J.N. Maskelyne to G.A. Cooke. See Ref. no. N1919.
This illustration is from The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, 4 June 1887, page 332.
George Cooke, who spent so many years working with J.N. Maskelyne. The photograph has hand-tinted eyes.
At this time these rival shows were both at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, London.
This is a four page item with printing only on pages 1 and 4. The item is in excellent condition and could be a printer’s proof.