FOOD FOR THE MIND; or, a New Riddle Book. Compiled…

FOOD FOR THE MIND; or, a New Riddle Book. Compiled for the Use of the Good Boys and Girls, In England, Scotland, and Ireland.

London: Darton, Harvey, and Darton, 1810. Price Four-pence. iv, [5]-36pp. Twenty-two woodcuts in text. Plain yellow wrappers, as issued. First edition thus. Some spotting on covers and lightly on title; else a very good copt of a very scarce issue of this work by Darton. Darton G352., Lilly Library being the only cited copy. Originally published by Newbery, the last recorded Carnan edition being 1787. In this version the title is slightly simplified, and the attribution to ‘John-the-Giant-Killer, Esq.,’ has been dropped. The preface is shorter and the 68 original riddles have been reduced to 29.

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