Poets Ranked by Beard Weight: The Commemorative Edition (Paperback)

Poets Ranked by Beard Weight: The Commemorative Edition By Upton Uxbridge Underwood, Gilbert Alter-Gilbert (Commentaries by), Jack Passion (Introduction by), Mahendra Singh (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Upton Uxbridge Underwood, Gilbert Alter-Gilbert (Commentaries by), Jack Passion (Introduction by), Mahendra Singh (Illustrator)
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Poets Ranked by Beard Weight is a tongue-in-cheek classic of Edwardian esoterica, a privately printed leaflet offered by subscription to the informed man of fashion and as a divertissement au courant for the reading bins and cocktail tables of parlor cars, and smoking lounges of gentlemen’s clubs. Typifying a once-popular but nowadays seldom-encountered species of turn-of-the-century ephemera, it has become a rarity much prized by bibliophiles. See how the beards of Walt Whitman and Henry David Thoreau stack up against those of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Also includes: Fundamentals of Beard Flirtation, in which readers learn the etiquette and code of beard poses and gestures; fortune-telling through beard-reading (pogonomancy); beard-based folklore and controversies (“Public Statues: Dignitaries or Dust Catchers?”)
Product Details
ISBN: 9781616082451
ISBN-10: 1616082453
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication Date: October 5th, 2011
Pages: 224
Language: English