First Edition

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Once while accompanied by fellow journalist and humorist Franklin Pierce Adams, Woollcott was approached by an admirer and asked to sign a first edition of his book, "Shouts and Murmurs.

"Ah, what is so rare as a Woollcott first edition?" he murmured to his admirer as he granted the request.

"A Woollcott second edition," replied Adams.