Nye, Bill [Edgar Wilson Nye].
Title BALED HAY: A DRIER BOOK THAN WALT WHITMAN'S 'LEAVES O' GRASS'.
Binding Hard Cover
Publisher Belford, Clarke & Co. [Chicago, New York, San Francisco]. 1888. (1884 - unstated).
Seller ID 04-0020
Presumed 2nd edition. [1-4], 5-320, 1-14, [15, 16]. sm8vo. Dark gray cloth with the front cover & spine black-stamped with illustrations by Frederick Opper; gilt-lettered spine. 11 b/w plates + 1 cut by cartoonist Frederick Burr Opper ('Happy Hooligan' & 'Alphonse and Gaston.'). 2 b/w cuts by the author. Decorated endpapers. The last 16 pages of the book contain advertising by the publisher. Belford, Clarke issued the first edition in 1884, and their 1887 & later editions are well-known, but no 1888 edition is mentioned in BAL or elsewhere. Frontispiece of the author missing, a previous owner's small oval rubber stamp on the front loose endpaper, spine extremes rubbed, corners bumped o/w Good, i.e. signs of use with no other major defects.
Humor Old Rare Frederick Opper