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1778 Anecdotes of Emperors, Kings, Queens, Statesmen...  

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The Fashionable Tell-Tale; Containing a Great Variety of Curious and Interesting Anecdotes of Emperors, Kings, Queens, Statesmen, Prelates, Divines, Generals, Admirals, Captains, Physicians, Poets and Players



R. Baldwin, J. Lewis, T. Durham, and A. Edwards



2 vols. Vol. I: [6], 263 pp; Vol. 2: [4], 228 pp. (12mo)  17x10.2 cm (6¾x4"), contemporary calf, gilt ruled and numbered spines. Half-titles present. Third edition.

An entertaining and popular collection of hundreds of anecdotes about public, literary and theatrical figures, dedicated to David Garrick, "by permission." On the title-page is stated "Second Edition, Greatly Improved and Enlarged," but according to ESTC this appears to be the third edition. The first was published in 1754, under a slightly different title, following by second edition in 1775 and this edition in 1778. ​Contemporary ink signature of "de Schutiorff / Bath / Price 5.0" on each title-page. ESTC T146926, records six copies of this edition. 

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Edges a little rubbed; about fine copy.

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