American jest-book containing a curious variety of jests, anecdotes, bon mots, stories, &c. : part I.

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  • American wit and humor -- Early works to 1800.,
  • Anecdotes -- Early works to 1800.

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Book details

Other titlesMerry fellow"s companion, being the second part of the American jest-book
GenreEarly works to 1800.
ContributionsAmerican Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN6158 .A55 1796
The Physical Object
Pagination240 p. ;
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6687181M
LC Control Number26004527

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Book, Internet Resource: OCLC Number: Notes: Described in some editions as the second part of the American jest book.

Wyeth printed an edition of that work (Evans ) for Carey in Reproduction Notes: Microfiche. [New York: Readex Microprint, ].

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They took her to the cemet'ry In a big ol' cadillac They took her to the cemet'ry But they did not bring her back.-old song.

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