8vo. Chicago: Western News Co., 1870. 8vo, nine lithographed cards in original, elaborately lithographed, envelope. Original envelope lightly worn & soiled, slit down one side, original cards lightly soiled and with residue on the back from being glued into an album. First Separate Edition, BAL's First Printing. First published in The Overland Monthly in "Plain Language from Truthful James, " Harte's attempt at satire backfired: this poem, although a spectacular overnight success, was the vehicle for fanning the flames of anti-Chinese sentiment in California and elsewhere. Baird & Greenwood BAL 7248. Johnson, You Know These Lines!, pp. 71-75. See Hart, Companion to California, p. 332, Stewart, Argonaut and Exile, pp 178-81. (Inventory #: 107583)
Books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; children's books from 1750 to 1950; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin are special interests.
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