Yale Center for British Art
Britton, John, 1771-1857

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, [1] p., [5] leaves of plates : ill. ; 17 cm.
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Copyright Status:
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Added engraved t.p.: Mirth versus misery. The pleasures of human life.
Exhibition History:
Pleasures and Pastimes (Yale Center for British Art, 1990-02-21 - 1990-04-29)

Subject Terms:
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme -- Publisher. | M'Creery, J. -- Printer. | Satire, English. | Wit and humor. | English wit and humor, Pictorial. | Etching, Colored -- Specimens -- 1807.
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, engraver. | Bond, William, active 1799-1833, engraver. | Satchwell, R. William, 1732-1811, ill.