Yawps and Other Things by
William J. Lampton - 1900
published two editions of this book. The title page and size (8 x 5.75)
of both editions are the same. The first edition has a gold gilt top
with silver lettering. It has 192 pages whereas the second edition has
William J. Lampton was
a writer who wrote "Yawps" for the New York Sun. Yawps are basically
humorous lengthy poems. Many of his New York Sun "Yawps" also appeared
in this Henry Altemus Company published book.
Colonel Lampton was born in Ohio and began his newspaper career in
Ashland, Kentucky. His career moved him through various newspapers
including the Louisville Courier Journal, Cincinnati Merchant Traveler,
and Detroit Free Press among others. Lampton wrote several other books.
He died suddenly in 1917 at the age of 58.
This little inscription from the author
was found in a first edition book. It is a "Yawp".
What a great thing a Yawp is;
It will have to get
More goodness to be
Half as great as charity!
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