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Faulkner, Edrica, 1822–1890
Riddles, charades, and puzzles.
[England], [1840s]
Physical Description:
1 volume ; 22 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
In Process PN6371.F38 R53 1840
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Edrica Faulkner was born circa 1822 at Florence, Italy. She married Hugh Morton Shand on 15 August 1857, and died on 30 November 1890 at 32 Kensington Court Mansions, Kensington, London. She was the great grandmother of Camilla Parker Bowles.
Bound in contemporary pebble grain red gilt morocco.
Manuscript volume of riddles, charades, and puzzles and riddles, compiled by Edrica Faulkner, ca. 1840.. Written on over 150 pages with some additional inserted material. It includes some examples of early "concrete poetry," i.e. poems whose shape on the page reflects the subject matter. Puzzles are written in French and English. There are a small number of rebuses, including one colored foldout. Bound in contemporary pebble grain red gilt morocco
Some pieces appear to have been done at an early age, but this was clearly a continuing fascination and the handwriting shows that entries have been made in the 1840s onwards. Part of the manuscript was compiled whilst in Mannheim, and has contributions from her friends there.
Subject Terms:
Faulkner, Edrica, 1822-1890.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs.
Wit and humor -- English.
Word puzzles and games.
Games -- Great Britain.
Recreations -- Great Britain.

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