"The choicest Humorous Poetry": Humorous Poetry of the English Language, From Chaucer to Saxe; Finely bound
Humorous Poetry of the English Language, From Chaucer to Saxe: Narratives, Satires, Enigmas, Burlesques, Parodies, Travesties, Epigrams, Epitaphs and Translations.
Notes, Explanatory and Biographical by J. Parton. With poetry by Burns, Byron, Chaucer, Coleridge, Scott, Saxe, and Thackeray.$250.00
Item Number: 95888
Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1872.
Early printing of this extensive poetry collection. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over silk-covered boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised gilt bands, silk endleaves, all edges marbled, engraved frontispiece portraits of the great poets with tissue guard. In very good condition. An nice collection including works by the choicest humorous poets.
Published in Boston by James R. Osgood, The Humorous Poetry contains the most celebrated poems of the Anti-Jacobin, Blackwood's Magazine, Bentley's and Punch Magazine. Contents include Chaucer's To My Empty Purse, Byron's The Liaison Packet, and Thackeray's The Bachelor's Cane-bottomed chair.