New York: Stokes, 1902. First Edition. Oblong folio. 25 ff. 25 leaves, printed on recto only, 12 full-page color plates. Oblong 4to, original flexible green burlap cloth (soiled and frayed, the lower cover significantly so), color illustration affixed to upper cover (soiled and chipped, touching outer margin), string-tie binding. Edges of first and last leaves chipped and frayed, stain at upper gutter margin and top edges (not affecting text or plates). With faults and priced accordingly. Fair. Item #3598
VERY EARLY EXAMPLE OF AUTOMOBILE HUMOR, with a striking series of 12 full-page color-printed illustrations, each accompanied by verse, with in-text reproductions of drawings. The present work is notable because it appeared just ONE YEAR after the first large-scale assembly-line production of affordable cars, credited to Ransom E. Olds in his Oldsmobile factory in Lansing, MI.