Tongue-in-cheek Manuscript Rebus. Howard Gannett.
Tongue-in-cheek Manuscript Rebus.
Tongue-in-cheek Manuscript Rebus.
Tongue-in-cheek Manuscript Rebus.
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Tongue-in-cheek Manuscript Rebus.

Boston: 1888. (5)ff. Hand-written rebus with cut-out illustrations pasted on the letterhead of "Howard Gannett, Publisher and Bookseller." Provides humorous prescriptions for obtaining and retaining good health, which include "Sleep without boots near an open (window)" and "Rise before you wake up-- early before the (stars) have gone." The result, after two-years' time, is that "You will feel as bright as the (sun) and as hungry as our bridle (cow), ribs and all." A nonconformist "to this great Discovery" will end up with his legs in the stocks for shaming. Sheets measure 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches. Short, closed marginal tear to one leaf on the fold, else fine. Item #25494

Price: $375.00