In Pursuit of a Vision > Case 10 > Stoddard > The Boy Smuggler


The Details:

Edward C. Gay. The Boy Smuggler. Farmer City, Illinois: Ed. C. Gay, 1876. [catalog record]

Purchase, Harry G. Stoddard Memorial Fund, 2007.

The Story:

With the advent of the parlor press came amateur books. Published in Farmer City, Illinois, this book was printed by Thomas G. Harrison in Lafayette, Indiana. Harrison later published a history of amateur journalism, with reminiscences of his career as a printer and president of the National Amateur Press Association. Over the past two decades, developing AAS’s amateur book collection has become a high priority, as these homespun imprints serve to complement the Society’s unrivalled collection of amateur newspapers.

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