Tavern Anecdotes, and Their Reminiscences of the Origin of Signs, Clubs, Coffee-Houses, Streets, City Companies, Wards, etc.; intended as a lounge-book for Londoners and their country cousins. Signage, William West.

Tavern Anecdotes, and Their Reminiscences of the Origin of Signs, Clubs, Coffee-Houses, Streets, City Companies, Wards, etc.; intended as a lounge-book for Londoners and their country cousins

London: William Cole, 1825. First edition. Original boards rebacked w/orig boards & backstrip. Quarto (4X7), pp. vi, 292 w/ index, with an engraved portrait frontispiece after Eckstein, engraved and printed titles (the former by Heath). The frontispiece portrays Christopher Brown, Secretary to the 'Free & Easy Counsellors under the Cauliflower' who were predominantly (and most appropriately) booksellers. Good, uncut copy. Item #307

extremely scarce title, a wealth of anecdotal information.

Price: $120.00

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