The Wild Horse of Shoreditch [original drawing album]. Towser.
The Wild Horse of Shoreditch [original drawing album]
The Wild Horse of Shoreditch [original drawing album]

The Wild Horse of Shoreditch [original drawing album]

Towser. The Wild Horse of Shoreditch. Amateur 19th-century album of humorous ink drawings recording the (mis)adventures of three Victorian gentlemen aboard The Wild Horse of Shoreditch, London. Messrs Bubbs, Tubbs, and Fubbs take turns trying to handle this recalcitrant horse. It sits down, bolts, meets a flock of sheep, overturns a carriage, "gets larkish," "shies at a white wall," and basically does "just as it likes," often before audiences of street urchins. At the end of the day the riders all sit down to drink and "enjoy a merry laugh at the day's adventure." With a self-portrait of the author from the back, showing how his hair grew to shoulder length between starting and finishing the work. ** The drawings and handwritten captions, all in brown ink, are mounted on 21 crudely joined accordion-folded panels. Seemingly lacking panel one, which may have been the title page or the start of this appealing and unique little tale. The panels, which have separated from the cloth covers, are ca. 5 x 5 inches. The title and author-artist's name are ambitiously stamped in gilt on the front cover. Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate. Item #16986

Price: $175.00

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