[New York]: Press of Gutenberg, Faust & Schoffer, 1889. First edition. Original printed stiff red wrappers, 9.63 x 6.88 inches,  pages. Frontis, illustrations from comical stock cuts. Fragile wrappers split, soiled, and a bit chipped; a very good copy. Item #18926
A wonderful and uncommon jeu d’esprit celebrating an Edison patent legal victory, executed as a pastiche of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” and illustrated with comic cuts; includes the “barbaric yawp” quotation printed across the front wrapper. As the entry on OCLC helpfully notes, “Fictitious imprint.”.