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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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Bookseller
G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
368
Title
Memoirs of Monkeys, &c, &c.
Author
[Nathaniel Ogle]
Format/Binding
Bound in quarter green calf over marbled boards, with binding stamp 2 of Sir Alexander James Beresford Beresford-Hope.
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
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Edition
First
Publisher
Printed for Geo. B. Whittaker, Ave-Maria-Lane
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1825
Keywords
Satire, Facetiae, Monkeys, Humor, Humour, Alexander Beresford-Hope
Size
16 mm; 16mo

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