DescriptionHenry L. Stephens. The Comic Natural History of the Human Race. Philadelphia: S. Robinson, 1851. First edition.
More Information: Henry L. Stephens. The Comic Natural History of the Human Race: Designed and Illustrated by Henry L. Stephens. Philadelphia: S. Robinson, 1851. First edition. Quarto. [v]-viii, 9-31, 35-216 pages. Forty lithographic plates by L. Rosenthal and William Kramer, thirty-nine of which are in color. Half bound in leather over marbled boards. Rebacked spine with partial original spine laid on. Covers well rubbed with abraded edges and corners. Hinges reinforced. Frontispiece retabbed. Light toning to plates and pages. A few light scuffs or light marks to pages. A fine copy of this uncommon work, one of the first utilizing the art of color lithography. This book features a wide variety of caricatures of political, social, and literary figures of the day. Sabin 91293.
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