This is a collection of papers from the Bart Collection on the history of farting. The collection was started by Benjamin Bart on discovering several papers in his grandmother Emily's cedar chest, and are available with the help of the Australian Literature Council. The book encompasses all aspects of the history of farting, from the place of farts in culture through the ages to an A-Z of classic farts. Also included are sections on Le Petomane, France's greatest farter whose performances impressed Le Moulin Rouge, and on the Farta from Sparta, the old rugby club favourite immortalized in 12-verse epic limerick. For the medically-minded, a chapter considers the physiology of farting.