(1-230).

(Limericks.) [later MS title on fly-leaf:] THE BOOK OF LIMERICKS.

(1-230).

Description: a feint ruled album with 230 typed limericks on slips of paper pasted onto the pages, juxtaposed above with cut out steel-engraved illustrations, pp. 230, the last leaf with a needle (sharp, and a little rusted) pinned to it, 4to, original marbled boards, rebacked with cloth matching the original

Publication Details: circa 1928

Notes: The limericks here collected are of the type that Don Marquis identifies as LIMERICKS. The chief glory of this collection, beyond the lubricity of the lyrics themselves, is their extremely clever juxtaposition with melodramatic illustrations from Penny Dreadfuls: they may be said to lift the lid on Victorian prudery and hypocrisy. We have not identified any particular publications, but some examples are signed by such artists as Crowquill, Nicholson, and John Swain. The collection is datable to about 1928. A few appear in Norman Douglas's anthology, and others in Gershorn Legman's anthology of...more

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Price: £1,500

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1928

Stock Number: 61983

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