Prehistoric Proverbs. A series of 12 water-colour drawings by Lawson
Prehistoric Proverbs. A series of 12 water-colour drawings by Lawson

WOOD, Lawson (illustrator). Prehistoric Proverbs. A series of 12 water-colour drawings by Lawson Wood.

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WOOD, Lawson (illustrator). Prehistoric Proverbs. A series of 12 water-colour drawings by Lawson Wood. London; Collier & Co. [1907].

Folio. Publisher's steel-grey paper-covered boards, lettered in white and panelled in brown to upper board surrounding an onlaid pictorial paper label after an etching; pp. [26], on blue sugar stock; with 12 extravagant coloured plates mounted-at-large with titles and captions direct to the page in white; a wonderful copy in exceptional condition for such an oversized book, with no creasing to the plates and only minor rubbing to spine ends, light scuffing to bottom edge of upper cover, and small wear to forecorner tips.
First edition. A very funny series of absurd interpretations of common proverbs with the prehistoric era as the linking theme. Includes a golfing image entitled 'Fore!' involving a caveman and a dinosaur egg.

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