The Mad Librarian - We sell both scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects. We offer a full money back guarantee and post out the next working day. All books are very carefully packed. Home of the Mad Librarian
Rooke Books - Scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects | Rare Books
0 items
£0.00
View
Price: £375.00

  

The Foundling Hospital for Wit Intended For the Reception and Preservation of Such Brats of Wit and Humour Whose Parents Chuse to Drop Them Containing all the Satires, Odes, Ballads, Epigrams &c. that have been wrote since the Change of the Ministry, many of which have never before been Printed

By Anon; Charles Hanbury Williams

1743

G Lion : London

7.5" by 5"

iv, 71pp, iv, 60pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

Parts I and II of this very scarce politically fuelled miscellany from the eighteenth century. The first edition of this work, which is attributed to the anonymous 'Samuel Silence' and 'Timothy Silence'.

It is believed that this work was the creation of Charles Hanbury Williams, a great supporter of Walpole. The work appeared just after the fall of Walpole's administration and has a Whiggish sentiment throughout. There are numerous political satires to this work, many to the first volume are by Williams, which is why it is believed he began this work. Sir Charles Hanbury Williams was a satirical writer and diplomatist. With a half-title to the first part only. ESTC no for Wit 1 is T64445. ESTC no for Wit 2 is T64447. To the first part there are several notes from a prior owner indicating who the poems are about as many names are blanked out. These notations reveal the topics of various poems to be Mr Fielding, Mrs Clive and the Earl of Bath. The ESTC notes that Number I is written under the name 'Samuel Silence' as the editor and proprietor. Number 2 states to the title page that it is edited by 'Timothy Silence'. Number II has poems by the likes of William Dunkin and Robert Dodsley. This work is a fascinating and very scarce miscellany containing numerous poems.

CONDITION

Rebound in paper wraps. Externally, very smart with just some minor bumping to the extremities. Title is hand-written to the spine. Amateurish repair to the half-title page. Internally, firmly bound. During rebind the pages have been cropped, affecting some of the prior owner's marginal notes. Minor cockling to pages. Ink spills to the page edges, affecting the odd page between pages 30-57. Pages are slightly age toned to edges. Light scattered spots to pages.

Overall Condition: Good

ADD TO BASKET

Price: £375.00


What Our Customers Say...

David, USA

Thank you for shipping these books so they would arrive today, As always, I'm very pleased with the all books and your fine service.

Bob, USA

 Thank you very much for the expedited delivery to the US. Just in time for the Centenary Armistice Day observance. I’ll also be watching Journey’s End on Sunday! 

Copyright © 2009 Rooke Books
Bespoke Software Development BathBespoke Software Development Bath

Telephone

+44 (0)1225 448831

Email

sales@rookebooks.com

What Our Customers Say...

The books already arrived! Thank you for a speedy delivery. Great condition.

Samira, Germany

Wow!

An excellent service in delivery and description of the book..!

– Thanks all!

Andreas, Germany

Rare item which I've been seeking. Thanks.

Ken, USA

Many thanks for handling the order so efficiently. The package - carefully wrapped - arrived yesterday. And I'm pleased.

Michael, UK

Folklore and Folktales

With the establishment of the printed book as a technology, there...

The Errington Divorce Case

We always enjoy showcasing our interesting and obscure works....

The Literary City of Bath

Few cities in the world are lucky enough to have the same literary...

Charlotte Brontë

 Saturday the 21st April marks 202 years since the birth...

Edmond Rostand

  The 1st of April is more commonly associated with...

Bath Book Fair

  Next Saturday, 7th April, is the P.B.F.A...

The Illustrations of Hugh Thomson

The Illustrations of Hugh Thomson  This month we are focusing...

Books for Spring

  As the days get longer and we get closer to spring, we've...

W H Auden

  The 21st February marks 111 years since the birth of...

Asprey, Zaehnsdorf and the Romanovs

     The fall of Imperial Russia and the...

Sangorski & Sutcliffe

They say 'Never Judge a Book by its Cover', but this month we're...

Foredge Friday

 If you follow our social media feeds then you will know...

Ronald Searle

This week we are focusing upon the British artist and satirical...

Festive Works...

 With Christmas fast approaching, we have had a look at...

Book of the Week: 'The Bookseller of Kabul'

 We add many new listings to our website on a weekly basis....

Cooking and Baking

 With the ‘Great British Bake Off’ entering...

New in November...

We are constantly adding new works to our collection, and have...

Author Feature: Angela Carter

 This week we shall be focusing on a specific author. Known...

Bath Book Fair

 Next Saturday, 21st October, is the P.B.F.A Bath...

The Occult and Occultism

This week we are going to take a look at some of our works from...

Alfred Tennyson

 Today marks the 125th anniversary of Alfred Tennyson’s...

New in October...

Here are just a few examples of the many new books that have...

Banned Books Week

  The 24th-30th September marks 'Banned Books Week'....

Arthur Rackham

 The 19th September marks the 150th birthday of celebrated...

D H Lawrence

 The 11th September marks the birth of David Herbert Lawrence....

The Great Fire of London

 Tuesday 5th September marked the anniversary of the...

The History of Magic

Yesterday marked #19yearslater. For the muggles among us, the...

Recently added to our library...

          1970 The Journals...

Crime Fiction and Agatha Christie

 Agatha Christie is the best-selling female novelist of...

Educational Children's Books

 With the advancement of printing technology and the production...

Typography, Baskerville and the Oscars

 This post shall begin with a tenuous link to a seemingly...

The World's Fair and Great Exhibition

 In 1851 London hosted an international exhibition in Hyde...

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is a man who generally needs no introduction....

Winnie-The-Pooh Day and A A Milne

 Last week, the 18th January marked National 'Winnie -the-Pooh...

Blue Monday

Feeling a little downcast today? You’re not the only one....

Cosy Tales

 Given this chilly December air we have decided to discuss...

Science Fiction

 Last week the world saw the ‘supermoon’. The...

When is a book not a book?

 When is a book not a book? When it's a... No, this isn't...

Printing In A Time Of Revolution

Here at Rooke Books we have a large collection of interesting...

The Lesser Known Works of David Garrick

 David Garrick is known for his incredible influence on...

The Nonesuch Press

 'Don't judge a book by its cover' is an English idiom of...

Watermarks and Spurious Editions

 Paper. It’s been around since the 2nd Century AD,...

The Library of Hugh Selbourne

 Over the next few weeks our website will be seeing the...

Roald Dahl First Editions

Many of us have fond memories of the children’s books of...

The Darwin Legacy

 Charles Darwin is a figure who needs no introduction, but...

Elizabeth Greenly's Signed Letters of Horace Walpole

 As mentioned in our previous post, we have recently acquired...

The Regency Library of Elizabeth Greenly

 We have recently acquired several lots from the sale of...