A Choice Collection of Riddles, Charades, and Conundrums. By Peter Puzzlewell, Esq. of Rebus Hall.
A Choice Collection of Riddles, Charades, and Conundrums. By Peter Puzzlewell, Esq. of Rebus Hall.
A Choice Collection of Riddles, Charades, and Conundrums. By Peter Puzzlewell, Esq. of Rebus Hall.
A Choice Collection of Riddles, Charades, and Conundrums. By Peter Puzzlewell, Esq. of Rebus Hall.
A Choice Collection of Riddles, Charades, and Conundrums. By Peter Puzzlewell, Esq. of Rebus Hall.
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A Choice Collection of Riddles, Charades, and Conundrums. By Peter Puzzlewell, Esq. of Rebus Hall.

London: Harris, John, 1835. 24mo. 189, (33)pp. Engraved illustrations throughout. A collection of longer lyrical and shorter one-line riddles, with answers. Throughout the late 18th and early 19th centuries, John Harris was the pre-eminent English publisher of materials for children. An advertisement for all his publications is appended at the very back of this volume. Harris, unlike other children's publishers of the time, produced items that were meant not just to instruct, but also to amuse their readers. He achieved this twofold aim by incorportating diverse content and detailed color images. Though the illustrations in the present volume are monochrome, the work nevertheless bridges didacticism and instruction by providing frequent engravings and offering puzzles that have moral value and that are simply for enjoyment. Bound in green decorated morocco with gold stamping on upper board. Corners bumped, minor general wear to covers, else a fine copy of an edition difficult to come by. Item #27713

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