Title: The Natural History of "Bores"
Publisher: D. Bogue, London
Publication Date: 1847
Book Condition: Very Good+
Gilt-ruled half navy morocco and marbled paper, gilt-stamped lettering and detail on spine. Illustrated, with numerous engravings throughoug. Some light rubbing along joints and edges of boards; contemporary gift inscription on front fly. Includes ancient bores, story-telling bores, pretentious bores, a few chapters on feminine bores (including strong-minded women bores and "the blue" -- who, amongst other faults, "can write an ode but not darn a sock," heaven forfend), the man-with-a-grievance bore, country acquaintance bore, theatrical bores, and (perhaps the volume's saving grace) a chapter on philoprogenitive boreism. Snark will never die. Bookseller Inventory # SS100-3825
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