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CLASSICAL PASTIME, in a set of poetical enigmas, on the Planets and Zodiacal Signs. By Marianne Curties.
Reading: Printed by Snare and Man… Sold by J. Richardson, 1813. , 103 pages. Original cloth backed paper-covered boards with paper label to the spine. 189 x 120 mm. First edition. Cloth worn and with the loss of all the cloth to the spine; else a very good clean copy. Inscribed on half-title: ‘Elizabeth A. Woodham from her kind friends the daughters of the Author ****? 1854.’More details Price: £250.00
Exercises For the memory: an entire new set of IMPROVING ENIGMAS, being the Forty English and Twelve Welch Counties, in verse; including upwards of three hundred different events and anecdotes, selected from the Grecian, Roman, and English Histories, Mythology, poetical and dramatic authors, also the most public buildings and places in and about London and Westminster. By Anne Ritson. Second edition.
London: Wallis and Son, 1814. 107 pages. Engraved frontispiece. Original quarter green sheep gilt over marbled boards. 142 x 89 mm. Ownership name on endpaper; small bookplates; last three leaves have some light water-staining to lower half; else a very good copy. Scarce.More details Price: £450.00
SPHINX INCRUENTA: or two hundred and twelve Enigmas and Charades.
Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1835. , 148 pages. Original cloth with printed label to the spine. 170 x 110 mm. First edition. Spine worn at head & heel with some loss; inscription on front free endpaper; and a small bookplate; couple of small stains on upper panel; else a very good copy. The author’s name is given by a riddle on the title: ‘The author himself is a shallow charade; You can see through his first, through his second can wade.’More details Price: £60.00
THE MASQUERADE. A Collection of new Enigmas, Logogriphs, Charades, Rebuses, Queries and Transpositions.
London: G. & T. Wilkie… J. Bell, No date [1797 – 1801]. Five volumes bound together as one. These volumes were issued annually, in a total of five volumes, the last issued in 1801. Each has a title-page with an engraved vignette; the fourth volume has a folding plate entitled, 'Enigmatical Dinner.' 19th century full calf gilt. Spine worn and rubbed; folding plate a little creased; bookplate; some light spotting to title-page of Vol. IV; else a very good, clean set. Complete sets are very scarce.More details Price: £575.00
Thesaurus Ænigmaticus: or, A Collection of CXL of the most Ingenious and Diverting ÆNIGMAS OR RIDDLES. With their Explanations; being design’d for Universal Entertainment; and for the Exercise of the Fancies of the Curious.
London: J. Wilford, at the Three flower-de-Luces behind the Chapter-House neat St. Paul’s, 1731. , vi, 144,, [1 ad’s] pages. Parts two and three have separate title-pages dated 1726, but there is no title-page for part four only a two-page advert’; however, this is common to the two other copies of the 1731 edition listed on Worldcat. Contemporary untiled sheep. 200 x 128 mm. Rear endpaper loosening; small bookplate; manuscript inscription: ‘2. 6d. Fe, 16. 1731.’ on endpaper; small paper collection label to heel of spine; some light browning; else a very good copy of book rarely found with the fourth part present.More details Price: £800.00