The Club; or, a Grey Cap for a Green Head. Containing Maxims, Advice & Cautions, Being a Dialogue Between a Father & Son.
Puckle, James

London & Edinburgh: Freemantle & Co., 1900. xxviii + 220 pages; introduction to this classic by Austin Dobson; tissue-guarded frontispiece and other woodcut illustrations in the text by John Thurston, engraved by Branston, White, Thompson, Hughes and Thurston himself; very nicely printed by Charles Whittingham at the Chiswick Press; James Puckle (b. in or before 1667 -1724) British writer and inventor (of a type of machine-gun) 'The Club..' "...became one of the works that significantly raised the prestige of wood-engraving in the early nineteenth century.." mainly because of the Thurston illustrations. (DNB); bound in polished green cloth, gilt cover illustration of 'father & son' and gilt ruled, gilt spine titles, top edge gilt; some light edge, tips wear to binding; very good condition. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 19557)


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