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Creator:
Britton, John, 1771-1857.
Title:
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
Published/Created:
London : Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster-Row, 1807.
Physical Description:
xvi, 223, [1] p., [5] leaves of plates : ill. ; 17 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR4161.B8 P54 1807
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
Added engraved t.p.: Mirth versus misery. The pleasures of human life.
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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Pleasures and Pastimes (Yale Center for British Art, 1990-02-21 - 1990-04-29)

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.
Contributors:
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, engraver.
Bond, William, active 1799-1833, engraver.
Satchwell, R. William, 1732-1811, ill.
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