Louisville, Kentucky: John P. Morton & Co., 1886. Pamphlet. This small four-panel brochure is signed on the rear panel by the author. Laid in is a brief holographic poem entitled “Tis All the Same” which is written on Lucas’ letterhead and signed by him, as well as a heliotype portrait, presumably of the poet.
Little is known of him, however, there is an Oliver Lucas of Louisville who was clerk in that city during this time period and is credited as the author in 1873 of the charter of the city of Louisville, also printed by Morton. Lucas is also credited as the author of amendments to the city charter in 1888.
This small pamphlet is printed in brown ink on two sides of 8 ½” x 5 ½” cream lightweight card stock, which is folded in half. All in very good condition. OCLC locates no copies. Very good. Item #72704