The Natural History of Humbugs. Angus B. Reach.
The Natural History of Humbugs
The Natural History of Humbugs
The Natural History of Humbugs
The Natural History of Humbugs

The Natural History of Humbugs

D. Bogue, 1847. Hardcover. A presumably satirical little work examining the word "Humbug". Fans of Dickens' Christmas Carol may find it amusing. From the Introduction: "But 'tis Humbug that sets this big globe a spinning. 'Tis Humbug that sends all its buzzing inhabitants forth, to smile, cry, laugh, flirt, strut, caper, dance, or crawl through their little lives" (10). "The Natural History of Humbugs in a tiny shilling volume--ahem! We feel very much as if we had undertaken to decant the Atlantic into a pint bottle. But courage! Even then the taster would have a notion of the savour of brine" (16). 5.5" x 3.5". Bound by Riviere & Son (1880). First edition. Full tan leather with ornate gilt decoration to borders and spine, T. E. G., gilt titles on green leather to spine, 5 raised bands, teal endpapers, original tan wrappers bound in at rear. Frontispiece, full-title, copyright, [v]-vii preface, [9]-126, 15 pages ads, original front wrapper, original rear wrapper. Condition: Little to no wear to leather binding, all gilt is bright and intact. Pages are clean and unmarked without foxing or wear. Fine. Item #Dickens-6

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