Are You A Bromide? Or The Sulphitic Theory by Gelett Burgess, S.B. 1906
A very weird book this week that we picked up at a small used bookstore solely on the basis of the both futuristic and antiquated illustrations, which are by the author. There is a nice inscription from 1908 asking "Are you a bromide." The book's subtitle is, "Expounded and exemplified according to the most recent researches into the psychology of boredom. Including many well-known Bromidioms now in use." Apparently the author also wrote, "Goops and How to Be Them."