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‘Irish diamonds; or, a theory of Irish wit and blunders: combined with other kindred subjects. By John Smith, one of the editors of the “Liverpool Mercury;” late lecturer on education and geographical science, etc. With illustrations by “Phiz”’ (London: Chapman and Hall), 1847; containing 4 whole-page illustrations, each with central image in a diamond shape with other figures outside, with titles: ‘The rope without an end’, ‘Pot luck’, ‘The sore disappointment’ and ‘Friends in hot water’, with smaller illustrations within the text. Together with frontispiece titled ‘The language of nature’ showing a Chinese man serving a meal to a surprised European man, illustrated title-page showing figures with potato heads, a woman with a harp at the centre, dedication to Henry Woollcombe, table of contents, introduction and conclusion, list of books edited by John Smith from Liverpool, and publisher’s advertisement. Bound in green bookcloth, with blind tooled border on covers, gold tooled title on front cover and spine, gilded edges.
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Height: 168 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
Width: 107 millimetres
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- Manuscript dedication on endpaper: ‘R.B. Lamb / Feb. 4th 1870 / From Miss Alleyne[?]’.
Cataloguing supported by the Elizabeth Cayzer Charitable Trust
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Associated Title: Irish diamonds
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