H. L. MENCKEN'S UN-NEGLECTED ANNIVERSARY.

(Hockessin: Holly Press, 1980). First edition. SIGNED BY WINGATE. Bathtub Hoax frontispiece drawing by Nancy Sawin of Mencken sitting by a statue of Millard Fillmore in a tub. Includes "A Neglected Anniversary," the December 28 1917 article in the New York Evening Mail which was the origin of Mencken's bathtub hoax; "Melancholy Reflections," his May 23 1926 Chicago Tribune article bemoaning the fact that lie had become "fact" ("If there were any facts in it they got there accidentally and against my design. But today the tale is in the encyclopedias. History, said a great American soothsayer, is bunk." -- Well, ain't that the truth?); and, Mencken's repeated effort to set the record straight as well as meditation on truth itself -- his July 25 1926 Chicago Tribune article "Hymn to the Truth." Along with Wingate's commentary on such. Fine in fine dust jacket.
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