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The Festival of Wit;

or, The Small Talker.

Consisting of Flighs of Humour and Genius, Selected from a Voluminous Work, in the Possession of G***** K***, Summer Resident at W-. With the Life of the Author and Compiler, Written by Himself.

By G. K. George King

1783 - London - M. Smith

6" by 4"; [4] xii, 243 [1]pp

 

 
 
 
 
 


 

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A leather bound copy of The Festival of Wit, a humourous work.

Supposedly written by King George - the George King of the G. K.

Very scarce. Only held in a few institutions.

Reviewed in a series of advertisements as 'not a delicate Morceau for the polite Circles only, it must suit the Taste of every Man who loves cheerful Conversation and Attic Wit. [...] we should cover more Paper in pointing out the excellencies of this little Volume than we can spare.' (Publisher's advertisements, The Poetical Works of Samuel Johnson, 1789)

Written by the anonymous G***** K*** (George King), masquerading as King George III. Featuring what are meant to be overheard snippets of conversation or truthful anecdotes related to the author by members of High Society. Rather than being a wholly truthful set of anecdotes, the work is instead of a satirical vein and pokes fun at royalty.

The second, expanded edition.

Collated: Complete.

CONDITION

In a full calf binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, very smart with only some slight handling marks to the boards and spotting and browning to the pastedowns and free endpapers. Internally, smart. Firmly bound wth age toning to pages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.


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