A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and Valuable Pieces, in both Verse and Prose; Chiefly Selected from the Fugitive Productions of the Most Eminent Wits of the Present Age.

Publisher: Edinburgh: Printed by T. Ruddman, 1785.
Edition: Second edition, preceded by the first of 1773. This is, in fact, the sheets of the first edition, with a new title-page and advertisement.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL II, 406.
Condition: Some spotting and foxing; binding somewhat rubbed; very good copy.
Book ID: 23622


12mo, later brown half morocco, marbled paper sides with an attractive gilt vignette on the upper board, gilt lettering. Half-title present.


¶ An amusing miscellany first published by Walter Ruddiman (1719-1781) and here reissued by his son, Thomas, who continued his father's business. It includes pieces on jugglers, poetry, preaching, cooking, dancing, lying, the art of angling in eight parts, punning, etc.

Price: $225.00

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