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Literary Leisure, or the Recreations of Solomon Saunter, Esq.

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Literary Leisure, or the Recreations of Solomon Saunter, Esq.

by Anon [Solomon Saunter]

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  • hardcover
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London: Printed by William Lane for William Miller, 1802. First edition, in two volumes (pp. vi, 379; iv, 357). Octavo (20 cm) in contemporary full calf, gilt decoration and titles, speckled edges, marbled epps. ‘An entertaining periodical’, a weekly, whose first number appeared 26 September 1799 and whose sixtieth, and final number 18 December 1800 (Lowndes, Bibliographer’s Manual). The complete sixty numbers collected here comprise a mixture of literary essays and short fiction with a scattering of verse meant for the drawing room or shady summer garden. The reviewer in The Monthly Magazine (Vol. XIV, 1803) rides a metaphor about as far as one will go, saying, ‘Mr. Saunter has set before his guests a great variety of dishes, sweet, savoury, and simple: many of them are extremely well cooked, and served up with considerable taste: besides these... Mr. Saunter has accommodated some old English appetites, with a few solid joints of great excellence- plain, roast, and boiled.’ Titles faded and worn, tips worn, spines skilfully repaired, bookplates crudely removed; text is clean and bright throughout. Quite an attractive two volumes, especially if you apply your own bookplates. Scarce not quite to the point of rarity.

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Trillium Antiquarian Books CA (CA)
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Title
Literary Leisure, or the Recreations of Solomon Saunter, Esq.
Author
Anon [Solomon Saunter]
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Used - Very Good
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Hardcover
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octavo
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New
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calf
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First Edition
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