Trivia, or, The art of walking the streets of London by John Gay

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Published by D. O"Connor in London .

Written in English

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Places:

  • London (England)

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  • London (England) -- Social life and customs -- Early works to 1800

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Other titlesTrivia., The art of walking the streets of London.
Statementby John Gay ; with introduction and notes by W.H. Williams.
GenreEarly works to 1800.
ContributionsWilliams, W. H. 1852-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR3473.T7 L5 1922
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 90 p. [16] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages90
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6654406M
LC Control Number23008384
OCLC/WorldCa355183

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Moderate foxing to title page & front matter. Bound with: The What D'ye Call It: A Tragi-Comi-Pastoral Farce. London: Bernard Lintot, Fourth edition.

8vo. Engraved frontis. Minor foxing & darkening to edges of front matter. 1 p. Adverts. Also bound with: The Shepherd's Week, in Six Pastorals.

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