Our shop is located on James Street in the beautiful old Georgian part of Westport between the tree-lined Mall and the Octagon, one of the town’s well known landmarks.

Our shop is located on James Street in the beautiful old Georgian part of Westport between the tree-lined Mall and the Octagon, one of the town’s well known landmarks.


West Coast Rare Books

West Coast Rare Books

Westport / Ireland

Bellew, The Art of Amusing.

Bellew, The Art of Amusing.

Bellew, Frank. The Art of Amusing. A Collection of Graceful Arts, Games, Tricks, Puzzles, and Charades. Intended to Amuse Everybody and Enable All to Amuse Everybody Else. A New Edition. London, Chatto and Windus, vi, 299 pages plus 32 pages publishers List, dated October 1889. With 100 Illustrations. Original decorated cloth with black illustrations and gilt title on spine. Dark end papers. Very good condition. Binding rubbed and bumped. Edges and end papers age darkened. Inscribed to Alan on the title page (see comments). Internally bright and clean.

Provenance: From the Library of Sir Alan Francis Brooke, Field Marshal Alanbrooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke.
Alanbrooke was born in France and lived there until the age of 17 (1899). This book appears to be given to him in 1897 by a friend who visited him in France (Jurancon). The inscription on the Title page reads:

’This book given by Bag to his young secretary alan in remembrance of a pleasent visit payed to him in March 1897 on the top of the Jurancon [cateau]’.

Our price: EUR 95,-- 

Bellew, The Art of Amusing.
Bellew, The Art of Amusing.
Bellew, The Art of Amusing.

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