Collection of mostly equestrian-themed caricatures, 32 pp., lithographed by the Parisian firm Godard, and depicting a variety of incidents such as a dog cart running in front of a horse-drawn buggy, a racehorse stopping short and nearly launching its rider into a marsh, a horse leaping over a group having a picnic, and a bull headbutting an artist into a ravine. A few leaves trimmed slightly, affecting page numbers, extremely minor soiling. Slim 4to. Modern navy blue 3/4 morocco with marbled boards, red gilt spine label. Very slight rubbing or scuffing, some uneven fading or sunning to leather. Paris (Hautecoeur Frères) n.d. (circa 1850).
Albert Adam published a number of collections of humorous caricatures during his career, but is perhaps best known for his views of Paris burning during the Paris Commune of 1871 and his Napoleonic scenes. He got his start working with his father, caricaturist and lithographer Jean Victor Adam, who he often assisted with his commissions. Quite scarce; as of November 2019, WorldCat locates just five holdings of this title in North American institutions.
Book ID: 50400