Title: The History of the Hen Fever: A Humorous ...
Publisher: James French and Company. Boston.
Publication Date: 1855
Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good
Edition: First Edition
(1855). Gilt hen on front cover. Gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Sun fading to spine. Chipping to spine bottom. Ink notations front end paper. 326 pages plus publisher's advertising. In the Preface the author notes that he has "endeavored to avoid setting down 'aught in malice' in this 'History of the Hen Fever' in the United States". The first symptoms arrived at his home in Roxbury, Mass. early in the summer of 1849. Contents include: The First Fowl Show in Boston; Progress of the Malady; True History of "Fanny Fern"; "Policy, the Best Honesty"; A Genuine Humbug; Barnum's Innate Diffidence; The Essence of Humbug; Doing the Genteel Thing; Bursting of the Bubble; etc. Bookseller Inventory # 60
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