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Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper

Monday 10th July 2017: 10:30am BST

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Lot 10

[Ward (Edward)] The Secret History of Clubs, first complete edition, engraved portrait, modern half calf, 8vo, printed, and sold by the Booksellers, 1709.

 

Estimate: £300 - 400

Hammer Price: £420

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[Ward (Edward)] The Secret History of Clubs: particularly the Kit-Cat, Beef-Stake, Vertuosos, Quacks, Knights of the Golden-Fleece, Florists, Beaus, &c., first complete edition, engraved portrait by Van der Gucht, lacking final blank, browned, some stains, modern half calf, spine gilt with roan label, 8vo, printed, and sold by the Booksellers, 1709.

⁂ Satire on London social life through descriptions of actual and fictitious clubs, including the No-Nose Club, the Farting Club, the Club of Ugly-Faces and of Broken Shopkeepers.

Full Lot Details

[Ward (Edward)] The Secret History of Clubs: particularly the Kit-Cat, Beef-Stake, Vertuosos, Quacks, Knights of the Golden-Fleece, Florists, Beaus, &c., first complete edition, engraved portrait by Van der Gucht, lacking final blank, browned, some stains, modern half calf, spine gilt with roan label, 8vo, printed, and sold by the Booksellers, 1709.

⁂ Satire on London social life through descriptions of actual and fictitious clubs, including the No-Nose Club, the Farting Club, the Club of Ugly-Faces and of Broken Shopkeepers.