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James Puckle
The Club
London - For the Author 1713 - A scarce and interesting work by James Puckle. Privately printed 'for the author', this is the third edition of this work. With the bookplate of one Marcus Steinman Kemmis to the front pastedown. Kemmis matriculated at Oxford in 1885 for his degree. He was ordained as the Archbishop of Yorkin 1891 and was also the curate of Pitsmoor, Sheffield. From the antiquarian library of Christopher Rowe. Christopher Rowe was a schoolmaster in Norwich and then in Bristol. Throughout his career he inspired many to love literature, history and music. He was a specialist on 17th century printer and bookseller, Humphrey Moseley and began his, unfortunately unfinished, PhD dissertation on him. With a portrait frontispiece of James Puckle . Collated using the copy on ECCO, appears complete. . This work was first published in 1711 and contains a series of prose dialogues whereby a young man describes members of his club to his father. The work provides an alphabetical sequence ofstereotypical characters from a 'Theophrastian' sense. Examples include Antiquary, Rake, Youth and Zanny. (Oxford DNB)James Puckle was an English inventor, lawyer and writer. He is chiefly remembered for his invention of the defence gun, better known as the Puckle gun. Condition: In full calf binding with gilt stamping to the boards and spine. Externally, worn, with the gilt fading and rubbing to the extremities, joints and spine. Loss to the head and tail of boards and spine, particularly to the backstrip. Work has ben rebacked with original boards and parts of backstrippreserved. Prior … [Click Below for Full Description]
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