Tavern Anecdotes, and Reminiscences of the Origin of Signs, Clubs, Coffee-Houses, Streets, City Companies, Wards, &c.

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By One Of the Old School (West, William).¬†Intended as a Lounge-Book for Londoners and their Country Cousins. London: William Cole, 1825. 296 pages. 16.5 x 11 cm. Beautifully rebound in Half Leather. Humorous folding engravings of Inn signs present but unattached. William West (1770-18540) was a bookseller and antiquarian who wrote a series of articles about his experiences in the book trade. This is a collection of alehouse jokes, stories and trivia written under a pseudonym ‘One Of the Old School’. Interior very clean, light foxing. Red Half Leather, title and ornamentation in gilt on spine. Very good. Hardcover.