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Tavern Anecdotes, and Reminiscences of the Origin of Signs, Clubs, Coffee-Houses, Streets, City Companies, Wards, etc, intended as a Lounge-Book for Londoners and their Country Cousins

WEST], [W.

By One of the Old School.

Published: William Cole, 1825

Stock code: 5556

Price: £128.00

The frontispiece portrays Christopher Brown, Secretary to the 'Free & Easy Counsellors under the Cauliflower' who were predominantly (and most appropriately) booksellers. The folding plate affords us such delights as 'The Belle Sauvage', 'The Tanner of Joppa' and 'George and the Dragon'. Even then, it seems, the tavern was a haven of tranquillity for the hard-pressed professional male. SCARCE. We can trace no other edition, though a popular work with the title 'Tavern Anecdotes and Sayings' was compiled for Charles Hindley and issued in several editions during the 70s and 80s.