A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig

A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig

85.00

Lamb, Charles. Illustrated by L J Bridgman. Boston: D Lothrop Company, 1888. Unpaginated. An amusing tale explaining the origins of roast pig. Bo-bo, an incompetent son of a Chinese swine-herder, burns down the family house only to realize the charred remains of the pigs that were trapped inside the house are quite tasty. Soon everyone in the village is burning their houses down (with pigs inside) - story ends on a high note: town comes to the conclusion that one does not have to burn the house down to get cracklings. Library of Congress stamp - Sep 14, 1888 - on title page. "Surplus/Duplicate" Library of Congress stamped on copyright page. Boards rubbed at corners, interior clean. Orig. half-maroon and patterned cloth, gilt pictures and decorations. Good. Hardcover. 

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