New York/Boston: J. C. Derby/Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1854. First Edition. Hardcover. Original brown cloth. BAL 17540: State 1, Imprint A. Wright II #2208. Illustrated with 8 plates & text engravings. A collection of comic pieces including a brief chapter on Daguerrotypes. Head of spine chipped, some marginal dampstaining. Good+. Item #003744
In 1851, Shillaber became the founding editor of the The Carpet-Bag, one of the country's first comic publications. An 1852 issue ran a short article titled "The Dandy Frightening the Squatter" by a 16-year old Samuel L. Clemens.