Book Description

First edition in book form. 12mo., pp.[vi], 244. Ornately engraved title-page with vignette. Running title is ‘Momus: or, the laughing philosopher’. Small ink blot to top edge of text block, which is slightly visible at very edge of head margins. Occasional faint marks but very good. Some lightly pencilled notes to the index describing certain pieces as ‘good’ or ‘très bon’. Contemporary calf mottled in a diagonal pattern, neatly rebacked in a lighter brown with recent label, corners repaired, very good. To front paste-down, engraved bookplate with crest of Edward Butler of Carlow; modern bookplate of Peter Stewart Young of Tillingham.
Dealer Notes
Originally printed serially in The Westminster Magazine (1772-1782). Titles include: ‘A Ramble through Covent Garden’; ‘Humorous description of the House of Commons’; On the present fashionable Mode of Dressing Ladies’ Hair’; ‘Some curious Specimens of Problematical Oratory’ and ‘An Attempt to explain what the undefinable Je ne sais quoi is’.
Author [Westminster Magazine]
Date 1777.
Publisher Dublin: James Williams,

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