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Wits Museum, or the New London Jester; a Collection by the Choice Spirits of the Present Age, a New Edition.

$277$225
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3311T Location: Boston Date / Time: November 11, 2019 12:00PM

Description:

Wits Museum, or the New London Jester; a Collection by the Choice Spirits of the Present Age, a New Edition. London: Printed for W. Lane, Leadenhall Street, [1790?]. 12mo, engraved title page and frontispiece; [bound with] The Comical Fellow, or, Wit and Humour, for Town and Country, by Tim. Gape, Grin-Master General, London: Printed for W. Lane, Leadenhall Street, [1795?], third edition; [and] The Theatre of Fun, or, Roderick Random in High Glee, London: Printed for William Cavell, near Gray's Inn, Holborn, 1784; three titles bound as one; all are rare, bound together in later half black morocco with marbled paper boards, 6 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.

I: [pi]2, B-K12, http://estc.bl.uk/N24926; II: B-D12, http://estc.bl.uk/N30772; III: A-B6, C5, http://estc.bl.uk/T178250

"Why is a comb like a crocodile? Because it hath long teeth, a narrow back, and hunts the living. [...] Why is a pretty lady like an oat-cake? Because she is often toasted."
Estimate $400-600


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Keywords

Tim, Roderick Random, London, Gape, New London