San Francisco, CA: The Wasp Publishing Co., 1886. Paperback. Magazine, stitched. ; 13.50" x 10". First page partially torn along fold.
The Wasp (also known as The Illustrated Wasp), The San Francisco Illustrated Wasp, The Wasp News-Letter and the San Francisco News-Letter Wasp) was "an American satirical magazine" published from 1876 to 1941. Fabulous color lithographs. This issue devotes a significant amount of space to the political arena, both in articles, lists of candidates, and cartoons. Very Good. Item #84692
"The Wasp was founded as a weekly satire magazine in San Francisco in 1876 by the Bohemian expatriate Francis Korbel and his two brothers, who also founded the Korbel Champagne Cellars. The first issue was published on August 5, 1876. The lead artist until 1883 was George Frederick Keller. The magazine was somewhat unusual at the time, owing to the Korbels' expertise in mass-producing color lithographs in print, a process they had come to master in their first business, the manufacture of labeled cigar boxes..." (Wikipedia).