Tony Sarg's New York [SIGNED LIMITED EDITION]
Tony Sarg's New York [SIGNED LIMITED EDITION]
Tony Sarg's New York [SIGNED LIMITED EDITION]
Tony Sarg's New York [SIGNED LIMITED EDITION]
Tony Sarg's New York [SIGNED LIMITED EDITION]
Tony Sarg's New York [SIGNED LIMITED EDITION]
Tony Sarg's New York [SIGNED LIMITED EDITION]
Tony Sarg's New York [SIGNED LIMITED EDITION]
Tony Sarg's New York [SIGNED LIMITED EDITION]
Tony Sarg's New York [SIGNED LIMITED EDITION]
Tony Sarg's New York [SIGNED LIMITED EDITION]
Tony Sarg's New York [SIGNED LIMITED EDITION]

Tony Sarg's New York [SIGNED LIMITED EDITION]

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Sarg, Tony. Tony Sarg's New York [SIGNED LIMITED EDITION]. New York: Greenberg, 1927. Limited Edition. Signed and numbered by Sarg on the ffep; No. 10 of 99 copies. [6396]

Bound in quarter cream paper with blue paper boards, folio edition 10 x 13 inches, gilt titles to spine & top page edge gilt, dark outlines of removed tape pieces that once held an plain wrapper over the boards (2 each front & back). College library bookplate, loose and laid in, ink name stamp on tp, name stamps and paste residue on the rear end papers, in name stamp in the margin of one text page; illustration pages are clean. 24 full-page color illustrations with introduction and descriptive texts. Good. Hardcover.

Birds-eye views of New York City as illustrated by the comic artist Sarg, with humorous descriptive text. Many familiar scenes are represented, including Grand Central Station, Museum of Natural History, Times Square, The Flatiron Building, City Hall, Chinatown, &c.

Tony Sarg (1880-1942), b. Guatemala; painter, magazine cover artist, cartoonist, toymaker, puppeteer. When Sarg was seven, his family moved from Guatemala to Germany. He married an American tourist in 1909, and moved to London. At the advent of WWI Sarg took his young family to New York City, where his reputation as an artist grew, eventually opening a studio in Times Square. He was a designer for Macy's store and instrumental in the production of the Macy's Parade.

“While Tony Sarg was well known as a children’s book illustrator, he was the man who revived the marionette theatre in America. Sarg specialized in devising animal characters to educate as well as to entertain young readers. Some of his story books were created with moveable parts, others explored history with a comic twist, giving illustrations for making toys or how to save money. Sarg’s creative output was limitless.” - George Korn, quoted at nantucketarts dot org.