Cambridge: Welch, Bigelow, and Company, 1863. Item #632
Small 8vo. 185 x 117 mm., [7 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches]. 77,  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.