Publisher: New York: Privately Printed [by the Gilliss Press], 1896.
Edition: First edition, number 32 of 75 numbered copies.
Bibliographical References: BAL 13232.
Condition: Cloth slightly worn; very good copy.
Book ID: 26085
Description8vo, original half moiré cloth and marbled boards, gilt lettering.
Comments¶ A lecture satirizing current events in the form of a rhyming poem, which Lowell wrote and delivered on a number of occasions, often slightly revised, circa 1857-1862. He later gave the manuscript to Charles Eliot Norton, who edited this first published version, and supplied an explanatory introduction and notes. Bookplate of William F. Gable on the front paste-down.