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A Clown's Romance: Or, Won in the Big Tent

Lowell, Massachusetts: C.I. Hood & Co., c.1900. An exceedingly scarce illustrated advertising booklet for Hood's Sarsparilla, including a charming short story that captures all the excitement and spectacle of going to the circus. "A Clown's Romance" is printed on the versos, and descriptions of Hood's medicines and ailments treated are on the versos. The lower wrapper recto features a rather unique unique word search-like puzzle fashioned out of the words "Hood's Sarsparilla" in that "can be read in over two thousand different ways"; the verso advertises "The Wonderful Vanishing Lady and The Human Fly Walking on the Ceiling".

32mo (4.25" by 3.75"), pp. 32, in original illustrated peach wrappers.

4 copies only on OCLC (June 2022). Smith, American Fiction 1901-1925 item no. C-501. Fine to very fine; minor dust soiling to wrappers.

Price: $95.00

Item #22000772