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Lilliputian Letter-Writer (The), containing a Variety of Pleasing and Interesting Epistles from Young People to each other and to their Parents and Friends, woodcut frontispiece and 12 illustrations, original Dutch floral boards, [Roscoe J217], 16mo. E. Newbery, [c.1790].

***The letters include one by John Gay describing the fate of two lovers struck dead by lighning, one describing the Tower of London, the Monument, and St Pauls, and another describing the Seven Wonders of the World. This rare Newbery edition is a reissue of the sheets for vol. 5 of W. Donville's Lilliputian Library, 1779, with a new titlepage. This is the only copy located by Roscoe..

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453A: Lilliputian Letter-Writer (The)

Estimate £500 - £750Nov 7, 2008