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Strange Surprising Adventures of the Venerable Gooroo Simple, and His Five Disciples, Noodle, Doodle, Wiseacre, Zany, and Foozle. Adorned with Fifty Illustrations, Drawn on Wood, by Alfred Crowquill.

Forrester, Alfred Henry]. (pseudonym Alfred Crowquill).-

Published by London. TrŸbner & Co. 1861., 1861
Soft cover
From Gadshill (Providence, RI, U.S.A.)

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First Edition. Pages 223 pp.Small 8vo. Near contemporary three quarters light brown morocco and green cloth covered boards. Marbled end papers. T.e.g. Title page printed in red and black. Ribbon place marker. Labeled on end paper: "Bound by Root & Son." First Edition. Colored frontispiece and fifty black and white illustrations. Cushing, I, pp.429Ð30. Concise DNB. Forrester (1805Ð72) was an English humorist, both writer and artist. Until 1844, he worked illustrating his brother's (Charles Robert Forrester) writings. Among his works were: "The Tour of Dr. Syntax" (1838), "The Travels of Baron Munchausen" (1859) and "The Adventures of Master Owl-Glass," as well as work for "Punch," Bentley's "Miscellany," the " Illustrated London News," etc. Possibly, some of the nomenclature here (especially Noodle, Doodler and Foozle) was adapted from Charles Dickens' fanciful inventions and political satirizations in his recently published "Bleak House." It is also possible that the name of Gooroo was adapted from Mrs. Jellyby's Borrioboola from Borrioboola-Gha, also from "Bleak House." Even the typeface here appears to be a spoof of earlier 18th century formats. Owner's signature on half title: "William H Greenough." Old bookseller's invoice tucked in (wormed on blank lower third. Minimal abrasion at ends of spine. Few spots on cloth covers. Else, Very Good+. Bookseller Inventory # 9183

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Title: Strange Surprising Adventures of the ...

Publisher: London. Trčbner & Co. 1861.

Publication Date: 1861

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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