Merrie England in the Olden Time

Merrie England in the Olden Time : Vol. 1 (of 2)

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-Merrie England in the Olden Time- having found favour with the Public in -Bentley's Miscellany,- puts forth new attractions in the present volumes. It has received numerous and important corrections and additions; the story has been illustrated by those eminent artists Messrs. Leech and Robert Cruikshank; and fac-similes, faithfully executed by that -cunninge- limner Mr. Thomas Gilks, of rare and unique portraits of celebrated Players, Jesters, Conjurers, and Mountebanks, (preserved only in the cabinets of the curious, ) exhibit -lively sculptures- of once popular drolls and wizards that shook the sides and -astonished the nerves- of our jovial-hearted and wondering ancestors. To supply the antiquarian portion of Merrie England, a library and a collection of prints and drawings of a highly curious and recherche character have been resorted to; and, though the task of concentrating and reducing into moderate compass such ample materials has not been an easy oneshow more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.16mm | 322.05g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150875960X
  • 9781508759607