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Scripscrapologia; or, Collins's doggerel Dish of All Sorts. Consisting of songs adapted to familiar tunes, and which may be sung without the chaunterpipe of an Italian warbler, or the ravishing accompaniments of Tweedle-Dum or Tweedle-Dee. Particularly those which have been more applauded in the author's once popular performance, call'd The Brush. The gallimanfry garnished with a variety of comic tales, quaint epigrams, whimsical epitaphs, &c. &c. by  John Collins - First Edition - 1804 - from John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller (SKU: 107260)

Scripscrapologia; or, Collins's doggerel Dish of All Sorts. Consisting of songs adapted to familiar tunes, and which may be sung without the chaunterpipe of an Italian warbler, or the ravishing accompaniments of Tweedle-Dum or Tweedle-Dee. Particularly those which have been more applauded in the author's once popular performance, call'd The Brush. The gallimanfry garnished with a variety of comic tales, quaint epigrams, whimsical epitaphs, &c. &c.

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Scripscrapologia; or, Collins's doggerel Dish of All Sorts. Consisting of songs adapted to familiar tunes, and which may be sung without the chaunterpipe of an Italian warbler, or the ravishing accompaniments of Tweedle-Dum or Tweedle-Dee. Particularly those which have been more applauded in the author's once popular performance, call'd The Brush. The gallimanfry garnished with a variety of comic tales, quaint epigrams, whimsical epitaphs, &c. &c.

by Collins, John

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12mo. Birmingham: by the Author, 1804. 12mo, xi, [i] 184pp. Engraved portrait, with the half-title. Occasional spotting; expertly rebacked; still an attractive, untrimmed copy in the original drab boards. § First edition of this collection of provincial verse by John Collins (1742-1808), the actor, poet and sometime bookseller who became noted in the last quarter of the 18th century for his somewhat eccentric performances which combined recitations, singing, and dialect performances (see ODNB). It is quite rare. (COPAC finds copies only at BL + Bodleian + Birmingham but WorldCat adds several more). John Drury noted of a copy: “A delightful piece of amusing, iconoclastic, word play, being a gathering together of Collins's poems and songs. John Collins, 1742-1808, called 'Brush Collins', actor and poet, laid claim to theatrical fame mainly in his development of a kind of cabaret performance that combined his own light verse with songs, imitations of popular actors, and dialect performances. These evening performances generally went under the title of The Brush> or The Evening Brush,> because, according to an advertisement of 1793, it was intended 'for rubbing off the rust of care'. Collins thus became popularly known as 'Brush Collins'. [Trevor R. Griffiths in ODNB].”

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John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller offers an exceptional selection of rare books and manuscripts from medieval times through the twentieth century; we specialize in illustrated material, particularly the work of William Blake and his circle. Located in downtown San Francisco, we have served an international clientele of private collectors, libraries, and institutions for 35 years. We are actively purchasing books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin remain special interests. We hope you will contact us for any of your book needs: restoration and repair of books and manuscripts; bibliographical information and up-to-date retail and auction prices; informal valuations to formal appraisals of single items or entire collections; auction purchases worldwide (including eBay); and of course, purchases for and sales of your own collections. We guarantee every transaction unconditionally and, as members in good standing of the ABAA, ILAB, and PBFA, we subscribe to the code of ethics endorsed by reputable antiquarian booksellers worldwide.

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