Jest Book The Merry-Droll or Pleasing Companion MDCCLXIX 1769

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The Merry-Droll, or Pleasing Companion. Consisting of a Variety of Facetious and Engaging Stories; and Familiar Letters. In Which Several Entertaining Adventures are truly related; and Divers Instances of Love and Gallantry, Elegantly Displayed. Including also, Some Poetical Recreations; Being a Collection of Merry Tales, Diverting Fables, Pleasing Pastorals, and Other Select Pieces. The Whole Moral, Instructive and Entertaining. Printed for C. Parker, the Upper Part of New-Bond Street, M DCC LXIX [1769].

 

 

 

 

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The Merry-Droll, or Pleasing Companion. Consisting of a Variety of Facetious and Engaging Stories; and Familiar Letters. In Which Several Entertaining Adventures are truly related; and Divers Instances of Love and Gallantry, Elegantly Displayed. Including also, Some Poetical Recreations; Being a Collection of Merry Tales, Diverting Fables, Pleasing Pastorals, and Other Select Pieces. The Whole Moral, Instructive and Entertaining. Printed for  C. Parker, the Upper Part of New-Bond Street, M DCC LXIX  [1769]. First edition.  In-12, [vii; 1-96, 73-184;  two concluding original blanks] Page 97 mispaginated as 73. 175 mm x 105 mm. Bound in modern quarter sprinkled calf, marbled board sides, a small blank piece torn from the inner corner of the title-page; repair to sewing of initial pages; text slightly browned with a few minor creases. Lowndes II, p. 1205. Winsor 1779. One entry is a letter written to then Princess Elizabeth to her younger brother, King Edward VI, “from the Cotton Library.”

The Merry Droll title page.
Table of Contents
“Letters on Various Subjects,” the text of a letter originally in the Cotton Library, from then-Princess Elizabeth to her brother, Edward VI.
“Sir Walter Raleigh’s Letter to his Wife the Night before his Death”
“Poetical,” humorous and sometimes ribald verses.

 

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