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    C. 1889 "Young America" Set 4 - Printer's Proof Sheet (as N88 Duke "Terrors of America"). C. 1890 "Young America" Set 4 - Printer's Proof Sheet (as N88 Duke "Terrors of America"). Fascinating and masterfully produced is this 10" x 7-15/16" printer's proof sheet depicted ten cards from the 1889 N88 "Terrors of America" series sponsored by Duke. This widely collected edition features children playing games and getting into assorted mischief - doing what kids do - along with the attitude one expects from unmanaged youngsters. What makes this so appealing is the differences one finds. Here, the intended cards are numbered unlike N88s; the title here is "Young America," was this just a working title? the original title? And the inclusion of "Set #4." Were these intended to be a separate series or were cards in the 1880's issued circulated in series just like the Goudey, Topps, Play Ball and Bowman sets of the 20th Century. What is the same is the incredible lithography. The proof sheet displays 12 colors with precision registration. Includes: #'d 31 PLEASE come home at once, Dicky, 32 Here's my Maud S., 33 Get onto me spread de eagle, 34 Ah, go hit a feller yer size!, 35 MARBLES. Knuckle down, shoot hard across the box, 36 Get off there! Do you think I'm a feather bed?, 37 Oh! I'm in the first class., 38 LEAP-FROG. Come down easy fellers, 39 Let her go slow, Gallagher!, 40 I'm de boss of de gang, you'se kin bet. The thin paper stock has a few light and short surface scratches or creases. This is one of two printer proof sheet in this auction.

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