POOR TOM.; By Thomas Ward, Temperance Advocate. Thomas Ward, 1807 - 1873 "Flaccas"
POOR TOM.; By Thomas Ward, Temperance Advocate.

POOR TOM.; By Thomas Ward, Temperance Advocate.

Pittsfield, Mass: Cataract, Print, (n. d.). 1st printing, ca 1840s [per OCLC entry]. Not in the Harris Catalogue. Broadside, 16 4-line stanzas, printed in two columns, seperated by a vertical single rule. First line: "Poor Tom was a slave, on the brink of the grave." Border of typographical ornaments. 11-1/2" x 8-1/2". Overall matt size: 17-1/2" Mounted & matted by a prior owner. Age-toning & a few stains, fold-lines, tape shadows, still, Very Good. Item #48745

Ward a minor 19th C. poet who studied at Princeton, though he received an M.D. from Rutgers College. He wrote under the nom-de-plume of "Flaccas" [cf. Harris, p. 301].

OCLC shows only one institutional holding- Brown.

A rare broadside publication by this author, wherin he extolls the virtues of tee-totalling.

Price: $435.00

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