The riddle book.
Bibliographic Citation:
The riddle book. London : Bishop & Co., printers, 101, Houndsditch, [between 1840 and 1860?]
Bishop & Co., printers, 101, Houndsditch, [between 1840 and 1860?]
  • Cover title.
  • Provenance: Copy in Rare Books and Special Collections is a gift of Sheila Bourke.
  • Includes 5 woodcuts in the text and one on upper and on lower side of wrappers.
  • First sentence: "1 Why is the monument like a proud man?"
  • Undated: J. Meriton (Small books, p. 981) gives date of activity for this printer as ca. 1840; British book trade index (online) gives only one date, 1840 ("uncertain").
Physical Description: and white, 13 x 10 cm.
Chapbook Category:
Jest Books, Humorous Fiction, Riddles
Digital Collection:
McGill Library's Chapbook Collection
Copy in McGill Library's Rare Books and Special Collections: hand-coloured title-page. Pictorial self-wrappers. Cover mended at top to remove writing. I. Mackenzie, Montreal. Dec/60. $5.00.
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