The Rebelliad: or Terrible Transactions at the Seat of the Muses; a Poem in Four Cantos, Auctore Enginae Societatis Poeta. Edited and Patronised by Pi Tau. Augustus Peirce.
The Rebelliad: or Terrible Transactions at the Seat of the Muses; a Poem in Four Cantos, Auctore Enginae Societatis Poeta. Edited and Patronised by Pi Tau.
". . .Fact". Those Persons who are in the habit of following their noses, are in the habit of picking them."

The Rebelliad: or Terrible Transactions at the Seat of the Muses; a Poem in Four Cantos, Auctore Enginae Societatis Poeta. Edited and Patronised by Pi Tau.

Cambridge: Welch, Bigelow, and Company, 1863. Item #632

Small 8vo.  185 x 117 mm., [7 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches].  77, [1] pp.  Wood engraved frontispiece.  Original green publisher's cloth; head and tail of spine frayed, joints rubbed with some wear, paper label worn away.  Book plate rubbed away.  With faults a sound, clean copy.

Second edition, originally appearing in 1842.  This edition "Printed by Private Subscription."

Satirical poem, written by a member of the Harvard student body, commemorating an epic food fight between the freshman and sophomore classes at the College.  The poem is illustrated with a playful design of a witch, female custodian, with broom and bucket, playing a fiddle as she flies through the air.  The design is by J. Phillips and the wood engraving by E. E. Worcester.

Sinclair Hamilton, Early American Book Illustrators, I, 1167.

Price: $100.00

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