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    Stephen Jones, compiler. The Spirit of the Public Journals, For the Year M.DCCC.XXIII: Being An Impartial Selection of the Most Exquisite Essays, Jeux D'Espirit, and Tales of Humour, Prose and Verse, That have Appeared in the morning, Evening, and Sunday Newspapers. With Explanatory Notes. Illustrated with a Portrait of his Majesty, and Six Humorous Designs by Cruikshank. London: for Sherwood, Jones, and Co., 1824. Krown & Spellman retail: $150. 8vo. in 12s. [7], B-Aa12, Bb2. v-xviii, 556p. 1/2 contemporary calf, rebacked, marbled boards, original spine laid-on with gilt decoration, leather label with title in gilt lettering. Red speckled edges. Very light browning and foxing. Frontispiece portrait of the king, plus 7 additional woodcut illustrations by George Cruikshank. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    Jones, Stephen (1763-1827), journal editor, compiler of reference works and enthusiastic Freemason. "From 1807 Jones edited the European Magazine, and from 1797 to 1814 he produced The Spirit of the Public Journals, an annual compilation." [Oxford DNB]

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