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    [Wandering Jew of Jerusalem, pseudonym] Characters and Anecdotes collected in the Reigns of William Rufus, Charles II, and King George III. London: for J. Ridgway, 1791. Krown & Spellman retail: $275. 8vo. in 4s. [A]2, B-N4. [4], 96p. 1/4 calf contemp. over marbled pasteboard, edge wear, light dampstains, occ. foxing and soiling. First Edition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Theophrastan character books were a popular satiric form used for any number of agendas--political propaganda, moral didacticism, and pure entertainment.
    Usually hypocrites are the chief targets of these works. Most of the targets of the satires in this book are not identified by name but would have been familiar to the social set of its time.
    There is also a Dublin imprint of the same year.

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