London: Joseph Thomas, 1838. Hardcover. Octavo in dark green-black blind stamped and gilt titled cloth boards; viii, 262 p. front., 3 pl. 20 cm. Ex-library with minimal institutional markings; one plate loose and laid in; all plates foxed to varying degrees; generally Very Good(+). Binding tight. Item #12344
Scarce. Only four copies in WorldCat. Comical, misanthropic and witty cultural essays, several previously published in "The Original", "Tait's Magazine", "The Metropolitan Conservative Journal" and other periodicals --from the Introductory notice. Titles includes "The Decline of Heartbreaking in England", "Puns and Punning", "A Welsh Watering Place", "Diary of a Detenue for Debt" and "wales and the Welsh". A lively and playfullly sprited prose. Author may be Welsh.
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