Humbugs and Canterbury Folks
Wilberforce, Mrs. T.

Providence R.I.: J.D. Hall & Co., 1903. F iv + 342 pages; "Mrs. T. Wilberforce" the pseudonym of Joseph Davis Hall; humorous black and white tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece of Hall in prissy late nineteenth-century drag as Mrs. T. Wilberforce; other black and white plates and small illustrations throughout the text; the author's humorous ramblings, often written in comic dialect, "Ole Zip Coon" and similar characters portrayed; pretty much a lampooning of every subject: Political humbugs, religious humbugs, charity, pessimistic, Christian Science, betting and gambling humbugs, many more; Spirit and Superstition Humbugs, Women's Rights, Capital and Labor Humbugs; publishers decorative dark red cloth boards with gilt spine & cover titles, with portrait of Mrs. Wilberforce and the quote beneath, "Of all things Alive, A Humbug is the Wust." with a variety of insects approaching a lighted lamp; spine cloth chipped & rubbed a bit, titles dulled; in good condition and humorous. Good H (Item ID: 18896)

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