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Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798–1854
Specimen of the catalogue of the great sale at Gooseberry Hall : with puffatory remarks.
[London] : To be had of T. and W. Boone, 29, New Bond Street, [1842]
Physical Description:
xv, [1] p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR4518.C75 S64 1842+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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"Gooseberry Hall, the renowned seat of Sir Hildebrod Gooseberry. Mr. Triptolemus Scattergoods has been flattered by having been impropriated by Wildrake Gooseberry, Esq. to submit by the process of public competition to the public the classical contents of Gooseberry Hall, and it may be unhesitatingly be proclaimed as the most brilliant feather that has ever adorned the cap of an auctioneer."--p. [i].
Attributed to T.C. Croker (cf. Notes and queries).
Cover title.
Date of publication from NSTC.
"Price one shilling"--Foot of title page.
Notes and queries (Oxford University Press) Ser. 10, v. 12, p. 217
NSTC, 2S6069
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in original printed paper wrappers, as issued.
A satire on Walpole's Catalogue of the classic contents of Strawberry Hill.
Subject Terms:
English wit and humor.
Satire, English.
Strawberry Hill (Twickenham, London, England)
T. and W. Boone -- Publisher.
Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797 Catalogue of the classic contents of Strawberry Hill -- Parodies, travesties, etc.

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