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Rattlehead, David. The Life And Adventures Of An Arkansaw Doctor
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Rattlehead, David. The Life And Adventures Of An Arkansaw Doctor

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(025506) Rattlehead, David. The Life And Adventures Of An Arkansaw Doctor. Fayetteville, AR: Univ. Of Arkansas Press, 1989. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 176 pages. Fine in Near Fine DJ. B&W Illustrations. Reprint of a humor book which was first issued as a paperbound in 1851 and published anonymously in Philadelphia. Purporting to be the exploits of one David Rattlehead, the book was a thinly fictionalized account of Dr. Marcus Lafayette Byrn's brief practice at Raccoon Bayou in eastern Arkansas. Filled with rough humor, practical jokes, and accounts of pioneer customs, it is the earliest volume solely devoted to Arkansas humor. ISBN: 155728086X

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