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Nugae Venales sive Thesaurus Ridendi & Jocandi 1689

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Nugae Venales, sive Thesaurus Ridendi & Jocandi, Neminem, 1689. Nugae Venales, sive Thesaurus Ridendi & Jocandi, ad Gravissimos Severissimosque Viros, Patres Melancholicorum Conscriptos. Editio ultima auctior & correctior. Anno 1689.

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Fictitious Imprint. Nugae Venales, sive Thesaurus Ridendi & Jocandi, Neminem, 1689. Nugae Venales, sive Thesaurus Ridendi & Jocandi, ad Gravissimos Severissimosque Viros, Patres Melancholicorum Conscriptos. Editio ultima auctior & correctior. Anno 1689. “Prostant apud Neminem; sed tamen ubique.” See Gustave Brunet, Imprimeurs imaginaires, p. 222 (1663 edition cited). Frontispiece, 240 pages; bound with Pugna Porcorum; Librarian’s manuscript note in Dutch about author Johannes Placentius (pseudonym Publius Porcius) on the half-title; recto of frontispiece blank for Pugna Porcorum per P. Porcium, pp 241-252; also bound with Historia de Gallo Gallinceo; initial and final blanks. Original vellum, 12mo. Latin annotation inside front cover. The Pugna Porcorum (or, Battle of the Pigs, in English) is a tautogram, whose every word begins with the letter “P.” Fine.

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