London: Printed for the Author; and sold by Robert Triphook, 1822. [Verse Mottos] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 14cm), pp. 127 . Recently re-backed in rough brown calf with a plain hand-written title label, and the original blind and gilt decorated calf boards. New endpapers to-style. Light toning and few spots to first and final leaves. Very heavy wear to original boards. Very good. The Latin, French, and Gaelic one-line mottos of the British aristocracy are worked into mnemonic little poems, originally published in the Morning Herald newspaper in 1801. A conceit, rather than a serious reference work. Item #58318
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