Humbug Pamphlet

The Art of the Swindle!


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Humbug this pamphlet provides “A Look at Some Popular Impositions.”

This is an Antebellum pamphlet about the art of swindling. Among other swindles: Getting rich by lotteries, petty swindling advertisements, the subscription dodge, how to fail and make money, the love-powder business, & modern astrology.

Wonderfully designed wrappers!

HUMBUG: A LOOK AT SOME POPULAR IMPOSITIONS. New York: 1859. 1st edition, 94p., illustrated wrappers. Light soil; light dampstain; repaired with tape 1”; light chipping at spine with some loss.

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 5 × .25 in