E . . . . n Triumphant! An Inspirational Rhapsody in Seven Cantos. Translated from the Johnsonese by W. W. Poet Lariat with Carefully Selected Illustrations. To be Copyrighted in the United States, and if Necessary, in Samoa, New Jersey, and Other Foreign Countries.

[New York]: Press of Gutenberg, Faust & Schoffer, 1889. First edition. Original printed stiff red wrappers, 9.63 x 6.88 inches, [9] 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.”.

Price: $350.00