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The book has wear on edges, corners, and cover surfaces. The spine has an area of loss from top to bottom, though it is superficial and much of the original spine remains. The paste down title on the front cover is still present with only light wear and some aging. The book is still square and securely bound with no tears or parting. The interior pages show some foxing and age toning, though no more than would be expected. A former owner , John Warner has signed his name several times on the front pastedown and ffep. He also dated one of his signatures "1835." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages; The American Jest-Book is a collection of jokes from 1833. This was the last edition of The American Jest-Book which began in the late 1700's. Humor has changed through the years. This is a solid copy of a very hard to find book.
Title: The American Jest-Book Being a Chaste Collection of Anecdotes, Bon Mots, and Epigrams, Original and Selected for the Amusement of the Young and Old of Both Sexes: by the Author of the American Chesterfield
Publisher: Philadelphia, Hogan and Thompson: 1833
Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 6307