Skip to main content


    Shave and a Haircut, To Wit

    [Satire]. John Richard Desborus Huggins. Hugginiana; or, Huggins' Fantasy, Being a Collection of the Most Esteemed Modern Literary Productions... New York: H. C. Southwick, 1808. First edition, large paper copy. Twelvemo. 288 pages. Engraved frontispiece, seven full-page engravings by Tisdale and Leney as called for, and one additional plate facing page 116; numerous chapter vignettes as well. Bound by Riviere and Sons in full crimson leather with gilt borders to covers and inner dentelles. Top edge gilt. Spine with gilt-stamping and ruling. Morocco label with gilt spine titles. Rubbing to extremities and spine ends. Hinges and joints with repair and some staining. Pages very lightly toned. Some light margin fill and wear to a few illustrations with light fold lines, as they were originally issued as folding plates. Two pages at rear have tipped-in biographical material. Otherwise, a near fine copy of this "scarce and curious" book. Huggins "was a professional hairdresser and wigmaker, and he attracted a wealthy clientele not only by good work but by his witty advertising sallies and by his attacks on Jefferson and particularly on the odorous conduct of the Tammany Society." (Murrell, History of Graphic Humor, page 58). Sabin 33575.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2013
    10th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 405

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $50,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $50,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 30 days left to consign to the 2018 June 9 Featuring The Glen Swanson Collection of Indian War Relics, Including Little Big Horn Legends of the West Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 March 17 Western Americana & Texana Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    2018 March 17 Western Americana & Texana Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $320,944