Bohum Lynch, A History of Caricature

Lynch, Bohum,  A History of Caricature.   Boston,; Little, Brown, and Company, 1927.

Xiv, 1-126 pages,   4to, 10″ x 7.5″, 20 full page black and white illustrations bound in at the end and 12 smaller black and white illustrations in the text.   Off-white paper-covered boards with a ¼ purple buckram spine.  Fine in a very good dust jacket with a few small tears and missing pieces at the top of the spine.   First American Edition, bound from the sheets of the first British edition, printed at The Westminster Press.

Lynch was born in London in 1884 of Irish parentage.   He attended Oxford where he was the captain of the boxing team.    He had parallel careers as both an artist and a writer.  Besides several books on boxing and the current work on Caricature, he wrote an important early science fiction novel, Menace from the Moon (1925) (   He was a contemporary and friend of Max Beerbohm, to whom the current work was dedicated.  He published one of the earliest biographies of Beerbohm, Max Beerbohm in Perspective  (1922).

The present work is a history and meditation on European Caricature since the Middle Ages with emphasis on English work in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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