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PUCKLE, James (1667?--1724)
The club: or, a grey-cap for a green-head. Containing maxims, advice, and cautions. Being a dialogue between a father and son. ... The fifth edition, with additions.


London: printed for Edward Symon, 1733.
12, 179, [1] p., frontis. port. ; 16.2 cm. (12º)

Anonymous. Dedication signed: James Puckle. First published in 1711 and in a revised edition in 1723. A series of prose dialogues in which a son describes an alphabetical series of members of his club to his father, from the Antiquary, Buffon, Critic, Detractor, Envioso, ... to Zany the Vintner, prompting discussion and moral precepts. Pages 3--4 contain a list of subscribers. With a divisional title-page on p. [149] 'In All Your Glory Memento Mori'. The frontispiece portrait of James Puckle is by J. Cole after J.B. Closterman. ESTC n66541.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 2s. on 9 June 1804. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.1.4). Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane [Junior].

Binding C18th sprinkled sheep, gilt double-ruled borders and spine, red spine-label.

Reference Number 4685


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