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Wit and Wisdom of the Rev. Sydney Smith Being Selections from His Writings and Passages of His Letters and Table-Talk

Duyckinck, Evert A.

Published by Redfield, NY, 1856
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First editon. Dark brown cloth with spine lettering gilt; frontis engraving of Rev. Smith. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR AND DATED AT NEW YORK, JUNE 4, 1856, ON A TIPPED IN BLANK LEAF. 458 pps. with index; 10 pps. of publisher's ads. Folding facsimile mss. page. A tight, firm copy, faded portion to the front cover, foxed throughout and with a shallow crescent tidemark to the lowre edge of the text block not touching the text. Sopine lettering stil quite clear. Sydney Smith (1771-1845) was an English writer and divine known for his wit and gaiety. He was oft quoted and London society sought his company. Several of his quotes appear in Bartlett. Bookseller Inventory # E319

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Title: Wit and Wisdom of the Rev. Sydney Smith ...

Publisher: Redfield, NY

Publication Date: 1856

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First

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