The Harp of a Thousand Strings; or, Laughter for a Lifetime . . . [Edited by Samuel Putnam Avery]. GEORGE WASHINGTON HARRIS, CONTRIBUTOR.

The Harp of a Thousand Strings; or, Laughter for a Lifetime . . . [Edited by Samuel Putnam Avery].

Publisher: New York: Dick and Fitzgerald, (1858).
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 7094, first printing.
Condition: Cloth a little worn at the edges; frontis foxed from the tissue guard; very good copy.
Book ID: 10153

Description

12mo, original blind- and gilt-stamped black cloth, gilt lettering. Frontis and illustrations.

Comments

¶ An anthology of humor which includes the first book appearances of Harris’ “Sut Lovingood’s Yarns,” and the first book appearance by “Lewis Carroll,” a story entitled “Novelty and Romancement: A Broken Spell,” pirated from English periodical The Train. A Harp of a Thousand Strings enjoyed great popularity and went through numerous reprintings from the same plates in the 19th century, but the first printing is scarce.

Price: $900.00

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