September 12, 1864: New Book of Nonsense

The New Book of Nonsense was published for sale at the Philadelphia Great Central Sanitary Fair, which ran from June 7 to June 29, 1864. It is an imitation of Edward Lear’s Book of Nonsense.

A 864n New Book of Nonsense (52)



There was a bold painter who said, “I will paint such a wonderful head,

That I’ll make the whole Fair, with astonishment stare

When they see this miraculous head.”


Citation: The new book of nonsense. A contribution to the Great Central Fair in aid of the Sanitary Commission. Philadelphia: Ashmead & Evans, 1864. A 864n

3 Responses to “September 12, 1864: New Book of Nonsense”

  1. roland says:



  2. Edward says:


    tnx for info!…

  3. alex says:


    thanks for information!…

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