Humorous Nineteenth Century Poison or Vinegar Valentine "The Bachelor"

Published by McLoughlin Bros., New York
Condition: Very Good Minus
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White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB
West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.

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N.d., circa 1880. 24.5 by 19 cm. Pictured, with crudely stenciled coloring, as typical of such poison valentine broadsides, is a big nosed man at a stove holding a pan by its handle and baking something labeled "matrimony". The verse goes as follows: "To! vile worm, and dig a grave/ In the middle of your lot;/ Get in it then, you shift-less slave,/ Such men as you should go to pot!/ I'd rather be a river eel,/ And live my days in mud and mire,/ Than feel the woes you ever feel,/ Without a wife--with a fire!/ Go buy a chemise! go, this minute!/ Then wed a woman, and put her in it!" Light to moderate wear. Bookseller Inventory # 004939

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Title: Humorous Nineteenth Century Poison or ...

Publisher: McLoughlin Bros., New York

Binding: NA

Book Condition: Very Good Minus

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