Friday, March 30, 2012

A Slender Volume....

...even in 1903. And, the humor and wit is hard to find, the best of the lot seems to be a complicated story Abraham Lincoln told a some office seekers about a Chinese emperor hiring a donkey as an advisor.

"And would you believe it?" observed President Lincoln, with a sly twinkle in his eye, "as soon as that proclamation became public, every jackass in the kingdom wanted an office".

Enough said- lovely cover, though. It was ever thus.

9 comments:

Celeste Bergin said...

Abraham Lincoln would 't have been able to pass up that line and That IS a wonderful cover!

Charles Gramlich said...

Lovely book.

Titus said...

I liked the broccoli one! Has it got the broccoli one?

Eva said...

Beautiful cover! Well, at least there must have been enough fun stuff to make a book out of it. Or is it a bolder with bits of opal in it?

Cobalt Violet said...

That was a crack up. What a find!

Clowncar said...

gorgeous cover. I have a leatherbound Alice in W from 1896 that looks similar.

Rick White said...

'twas ever thus, sadly...
Hope you've been well. :-)

Art said...

Lincoln was a clever one. :)

femminismo said...

Love the Lincoln joke ... or commentary. Good talking with you again. Hope you are well.