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Harp of a thousand strings, or, Laughter for a lifetime.
New York : Dick & Fitzgerald, ©1858
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Samuel Putnam Avery; Hablot Knight Browne; Augustus Hoppin; Robert Craighead; Edward O Jenkins; Lewis Carroll; George Washington Harris; Dick & Fitzgerald.
|Notes:||Collection of short, satirical pieces by primarily American, and some British authors, including George Washington Harris and Lewis Carroll (an unauthorized reprint); wood-engraved illustrations by numerous American and British illustrators, including Augustus Hoppin and Phiz; engraved by Samuel P. Avery.
Copyright 1858 by Samuel P. Avery; preface signed: S.P.A.
"R. Craighead, stereotyper, and electrotyper, Caxton Building, 81, 83, and 85 Centre Street."--Title page verso.
E.O. Jenkins, printer."--Title page verso.
Special Collections copy is first edition, first printing, as cited in BAL; bound in publisher's brown pebble cloth pictorial binding; ornamental decorations stamped in blind on front and back covers; title and illustration gilt-stamped on front cover; title, publisher and illustration gilt-stamped on spine; yellow endpapers; in brown cloth box with marbled papers; leather spine gilt-stamped between single rules with title, names of selected authors, place of publication and date.
|Description:||v, , 10-368 pages,  leaf of plates : illustrations ; 19 cm|
|Contents:||Novelty and romancement : a broken spell / [Lewis Carroll] (p. 188-194)|
|Other Titles:||Laughter for a life-time
Laughter for a lifetime
|Responsibility:||konceived, [sic] compiled, and komically [sic] konkokted [sic] by Spavery [sic] ; aided, added, and abetted by over 200 kurious [sic] kutz [sic] from original designs karefully [sic] drawn out by Mc'Lenan [and others] ; to say nothing of Leech [and others] ; the whole engraved by S.P. Avery.|