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The Professional Valentine Writer - Basket-makers, Book Binders, Booksellers, Carpenters, Glaziers, Ladies, etc.. J. L. Marks.London.c1810
 The Professional Valentine Writer - Basket-makers, Book Binders, Booksellers, Carpenters, Glaziers, Ladies, etc.. J. L. Marks.London.c1810


 
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Price: $375.00

Product Code: 29011100

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A Valentine's Day writer meant for a variety of career positions, such as basket maker, bookseller, Carpenter, Oilman, Cheesemonger and butcher. The front cover has a woodcut of a cupid sitting at a desk writing with an arrow with little figures around his head. The title page has the same woodcut illustration, but it is hand colored. The 'writers' found within this book are short poems that have both the letter and responses and can often be quite humorous.  Here is an example of one for a bookseller: " From a Bookseller. This publication of my love By Cupid is edited; Say in a quarto your approve, And I shall be delighted. Answer. Your matter is uncouth and vile: I trust (with due submission) Your editor will mend his style, Against the next edition." Blue wrappers, 8 pgs. String binding. No OCLC (there are 2 under the same name but printed at a later date by Marks & Sons) Measures 6 3/4" x 4 1/4".