The Tricks of the Town laid open: or, A Companion for Country Gentlemen. A Gentleman in London.

The Tricks of the Town laid open: or, A Companion for Country Gentlemen

London: H, Slater, 1747.

Third Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Item #046963
ISBN: NoISBN

Original blue wraps, corner of cover and title sliced with section of front wrap lacking; front hinge split, browning at edges, untrimmed, spine degraded. A nice, unsophisticated copy of the third edition. viii, (95), (1). List of books at end.

First published in 1699 as a Country Gentlemen's Vade Mecum, it's a sort of satirical guide to avoiding vice while actually being a guide to finding it. Published in some profusion in the second half of the 18th century as Cheats of London Exposed, but the early editions are all scarce. Warnings for expecting better conversation in London than in the country, for tennis courts, the theater, trapping, cock fights, gambling, guinea dropping, prostitutes, etc. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Travel & Places; Erotica. Inventory No: 046963.

Price: $3,500.00

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