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Memoirs of Monkeys, &c, &c. by [Nathaniel Ogle] - First - 1825 - from G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB (SKU: 368)

Memoirs of Monkeys, &c, &c.

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Memoirs of Monkeys, &c, &c.

by [Nathaniel Ogle]

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[Nathaniel Ogle] Memoirs of Monkeys, &c, &c. London: Printed for Geo. B. Whittaker, Ave-Maria-Lane, 1825. First edition. 16mo; [iv; 152 pages]. Bound in quarter green calf over marbled boards, with binding stamp 2 of Sir Alexander James Beresford Beresford-Hope, four raised bands, with five compartments marked out in gold, with Beresford-Hope's crest of a broken globe surmounted by a rainbow with clouds at each end, measuring 16 mm x 9 mm, with his motto, "AT SPES NON FRACTA," above the rainbow. Sir Alexander James Beresford Beresford-Hope (1820 – 1887) was a British author and Conservative politician. Very good. A humorous satire of English and Continental society, its manners, habits and customs as tested by monkeys. Names are indicated but not spelled out. The progress of science is noted: "Two at Cadiz were nearly seized on by the Familiars of the Inquisition for being apparently disciples of Galileo. A military commander of high rank left his brass-mounted telescope at a window, from which he had been examining some batteries, newly erected by the enemy. Two philosophical monkeys who dwelt in a small court beneath the spot watched the general anxiously surveying the opposite coast, and, on leaving the room, immediately climbed in the window, and seized on the instrument, (a remarkably fine one by Dolland.) ... one returned and to his great delight saw the moon."


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Memoirs of Monkeys, &c, &c.
[Nathaniel Ogle]
Bound in quarter green calf over marbled boards, with binding stamp 2 of Sir Alexander James Beresford Beresford-Hope.
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Printed for Geo. B. Whittaker, Ave-Maria-Lane
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Satire, Facetiae, Monkeys, Humor, Humour, Alexander Beresford-Hope
16 mm; 16mo

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