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to Battersea Evolution, 24-26 May 2018.
11 Middle Street
Montacute
Somerset
United Kingdom
TA15 6UZ
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Specialists Manuscripts, Concrete Poetry
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11 Middle Street
Montacute
Somerset
United Kingdom
TA15 6UZ
Contact Clive Farahar
07780434713
Telephone 01249 811516
Mobile 07780434713
Specialists Manuscripts, Concrete Poetry
Clive Farahar Rare Books & Manuscripts
Stand D04

NONSENSE VERSE

ANON.

Passages in the Life of the Ladye Marye de Monins Excerpted from Familie Records Edited with notes by Phoscophornio with illustrations by Rigdum Funnidos N.B. The right of translation is reserved,, c.1845

rhyming couplets in “3 Passages”, illustrated with 8 marginal vignettes, title in red, blue and black + 12 pp. stitched, sm.4to, folded, some slight wear,

Note
The young Lady Mary de Monins leaves her finishing school in Brighton “Bright on Brighton rose the sun” and is met by her mother at the Railway Station “But ‘ere she reached the narrow platform’s side / Amid the crowd her loving Mère she spied... Expresse’d her fears in travelling quite alone / In terms pathetic that would move a stone / Trusted no horrid man would sit beside her / Here her fond mother found fit to chide her”. They travel to Aspall Hall the home of her grandmother and 2 maiden Aunts for Christmas. She is invited by Mrs. Cobbold of “Holywells” to a New Year’s Eve Ball in Ipswich Town Hall. Of the two suitor, James the Old Etonian who has trouble taking off his gloves “tug-mutton”, and Cornet Edgar Millsom “In short fair Mary and this son of Mars / Can be compared to nothing but two stars”.
£185