Britton, John, 1771-1857, The pleasures of human life , 1807
- The pleasures of human life : investigated cheerfully, elucidated satirically, promulgated explicitly, and discussed philosophically : in a dozen dissertations on male, female, and neuter pleasures. Interspersed with various anecdotes, and expounded by numerous annotations / by Hilarius Benevolus, & co., fellows of the "London literary society of Lusorists." Embellished with five illlustrative etchings, and two head-pieces.
- Alternate Title(s):
- Mirth versus misery
- London : Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster-Row, 1807.
- Physical Description:
- xvi, 223,  p.,  leaves of plates : ill. ; 17 cm.
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsPR4161.B8 P54 1807Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionAccessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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By John Britton; occasioned by James Beresford's The miseries of human life; or, The groans of Samuel Sensitive and Timothy Testy. London, 1806. Cf. Halkett & Laing.
Illustrations drawn and etched by Thomas Rowlandson; frontispiece etched by W. Bond after W. Satchwell.
Printed by J. M'Creery, (Late of Liverpool) Black-Horse-Court, Fleet Street, London.
Abbey, J.R. Life, 260
Fairman, Elisabeth R. Pleasures and pastimes, 25
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy in bound in original boards.
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- Subject Terms:
- English wit and humor, Pictorial.Etching, Colored -- Specimens -- 1807.Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme -- Publisher.M'Creery, J. -- Printer.Satire, English.Wit and humor.
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