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Antique Book "Last Essays of Elia" by Charles Lamb

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This book was published by the International Book Company, one of many formed by the Lovell organization. The company was incorporated in 1890 and then bought out in 1892 by its manager, John Hovendon, who renamed it after himself.

The condition of the book can be seen in the pictures. The front cover is embossed and there are no missing pages.

Although the title only reflects the contributions of Charles Lamb, the second half of the book contains a work by Maurice Thompson entitled BY-WAYS AND BIRD-NOTES which was copyrighted in 1885 by John B. Alden.

That the Worst Puns Are the Best
If by worst be only meant the most far-fetched and startling, we agree to it. A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit. It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect. It is an antic which does not stand upon manners, but comes bounding into the presence, and does not show the less comic for being dragged in sometimes by the head and shoulders. What though it limp a little, or prove defective in one leg?--all the better.


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Feb 28, 2017
This piece is a happy part of our family now, fab bedside lamp!
Cat Lamp: Bronze & Amber Glass


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