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PARLOUR PRESS. [ENGLEHEART (Nathaniel Brown)]. Omnium Gatherum, Consisting Chiefly of a Selection of Odds and Ends from an Old Portfolio; and Comprising the Useful, the Amusing, and the Curious.1864

[Nathaniel Brown Engleheart, Blackheath]. 4to, 48ff. printed on one-side only (many of puzzles and diagrams), title within an ornamented border, orig. embossed decorated green cloth, re-backed with part of the orig. spine laid-down, all edges gilt, a nice copy. An extremely rare compilation of puzzles and oddities designed to occupy the mind during the 'blank hours of life'. Printed at the home of Nathaniel Brown Engleheart of Blackheath, on the little Parlour press, the author gives "An Apology in lieu of a Preface. Kind Reader! be not severely censorious. — This little book has the production of the 'lighter' hours of a nearly 'worn out' mind that prays your lenience. — It has been the result of endeavours to escape idleness, and to occupy those blank hours of life which in a greater or lesser degree assail all. In this respect its purpose has been fulfilled. — It entertains no hope of 'Approval', it aspires only to 'Indulgence'.". The only other copy located is that of the British Library.

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