Attributed to Hector Macneill, this verse tale recounts how Will, seduced by a brightly painted sign announcing "Porter, Ale and British Spirits," takes to drink and eventually drives his wife Jean to the bottle as well. After a long separation, in which Will goes to war in France and comes back with a wooden leg, man and wife reform and are reunited. The title-page woodcut vignette shows a soldier in kilt, cap and sporran leaning on a rifle by a tombstone; there is a decorative woodcut tailpiece also. "[No.] 36" printed at foot of title. Rare: This edition not found in OCLC or COPAC. 12mo. 24 pp. NSTC 2W21326. Removed from a nonce volume. Slightly age-toned, with very faint staining to one leaf. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The history of Will and Jean: Or, the sad ...
Publisher: Pr. for the booksellers [1840?]
Publication Date: 1840
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Book Description For the Booksellers, Glasgow, 1840. Self Wrapper. Condition: Very Good. Early Edition. Folded but never opened, 24 pp. woodcut vignette. Size: 12mo. Seller Inventory # 006078