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A merry, ingenious, and diverting work entitled Liber Compotorum Felicium: or, The True Drunkard's Delight - being an attempt, in a collection of brave and witty things from English verse and prose, to set forth, in gratitude for Bacchus' bounty, the whole art and philosophy of drinking, to which are added a garland of convivial songs such as may, in praise of proper liquor, be sung by the roaring boys of Elysium and echoed by all choice spirits here below, some account of drinking customs with a selection of toasts, a gallery of notable drunkards, a dictionary of drinking slang, a digest of drunkards' law, and a collection of tried and approved recipes, together with an examination of teetotalism and its miserable songs, an account of some lively deaths and a selection of drunkards' epitaphs, etc., etc.
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8vo. Photostated copy of 45-page excerpt of William Draper Lewis's 'Great American Lawyers.' Full morocco, lightly scuffed at extremities and faded along spine. Light foxing to frontis. VG.
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8vo. 1st edition. INSCRIBED by Ware on front free end paper. Dampstaining to foot of boards affecting d.j. verso. Overall tanning and shelfwear to d.j. VG/VG.
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