18cm x 12cm. 514 pages. Cloth, gilt lettering, gilt and blind decoration.
The Ninth Edition containing the First and Second Series of Martin Farquhar Tupper’s (1810-1889) Proverbial Philosophy, the long winding moral flowers of this and that which say so much while saying nothing. Outselling Wordsworth and Longfellow in its day, and becoming very popular in America, though largely pirate copies, practically unrecognised today.
Moderate shelf wear and marks to cloth, small chip to middle of spine. Previous owner inscription dated 1849. Some pencil underlining. Good Condition.