Gotham [New York]: Published by Gas, Green & Ginger, Shinglesign Square, . First edition. Original printed yellow wrappers, 7.5 x 4.5 inches, 24 pages. Wrappers somewhat dust-soiled, a bit creased and worn, with a small tear from the blank rear wrapper near the gutter; a very good copy. Item #19213
“This, but a sample of the game / Of humbug, play’d by those who came / From English urinated scum— / Debauch’d by brandy, beer, and rum— / Bankrupt in character and sense, / Though lacking naught in impudence.” From the New York City bookseller, sometime politician, and author of his own travel book on Egypt, a scathing satirical attack in verse against the English-born Egyptologist and adherent to the racist theory of polygenesis, George R. Gliddon. Sabin 16362n: “Two fierce poetical satires on Park and Gliddon, bearing the titles of ‘Humbuggiana,’ [sic] and the ‘Spawn of Ixion,’ . . . are also attributed to Mr. Cooley.”.