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Wit and Humor -- Early works to 1800.
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    E-RESOURCE 1698

Aesop's last will and testament. / [electronic resource].

   
London, : Printed for the author,        1 sheet ([2] p.). 1698
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    E-RESOURCE 1733

The apparition: or, the sham-wedding. A comedy. As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane, by His Majesty's servants. By a gentleman of Christ-Church College in Oxford. / [electronic resource] :

    Gentleman of Christ-Church College in Oxford.
London : printed for John Watts; and sold by W. Feales at Rowe's Head, the Corner of Essex-Street in the Strand,    The third edition.    [12],72p. : ill. ; 12⁰. 1733
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    E-RESOURCE 1736

The apparition: or, the sham-wedding. A comedy. As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane, by his Majesty's servants. By a gentleman of Christ-Church-College in Oxford. / [electronic resource] :

    Gentleman of Christ-Church College in Oxford.
London : printed for W. Feales, at Rowe's-Head, over-against St. Clement's Church in the Strand,    The fourth edition.    [12],72p. : ill. ; 12⁰. 1736
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    E-RESOURCE 1784?

The balloon jester or, flights of wit and humour: containing a most curious collection of all that is pleasing, entertaining, comical, Funny, Droll, and Laughable, Exhibited to the Public by those Sons of Mirth and curious Philosophers, Doctors Graha

   
Dublin : printed by S. Colbert, (at the Established Circulating Library) No. 136, Capel-Street, opposite Abbey-Street. Where every new book is hired out,        48p.,plate ; 8⁰. 1784?
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    E-RESOURCE 1755

Ben Johnson's jests or the wit's pocket companion. Being a new collection of the most ingenious jests, diverting Stories, pleasant Jokes, smart Repartees, excellent Puns, wise Sayings, witty Quibbles, and ridiculous Bulls. To Which IS Added, A Choice

   
London : printed for R. Baldwin, at the Rose in Pater-Noster Row,    The third edition. With great additions and improvements.    [4],142p.,plate : port. ; 8⁰. 1755
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    E-RESOURCE 1780?

The button-Maker's jests. By George King, Of St. James's, Button-Maker. Containing The Cream, Marrow and Fatness of every witty Thing he either hath, or ever shall say during his Life. Calculated to make the Countryman stare, the Citizen laugh, and t

    King, George, of St. James's, Button Maker.
[London] : Printed for Henry Frederick, near St. James's-Square, (where may be had, a curious Collection of Love Letters, signed by the Publisher) And sold by all the Booksellers, Stationers, and News-Carriers in Great-Britain and Ireland,        [4],67,[1]p. : ill. ; 12⁰. 1780?
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    E-RESOURCE 1775?

Cambridge jests: being wit's recreation. If what's here said don't every humour fit, cease to find fault, 'till you [c]an find more wit / [electronic resource].

   
[London] : Printed and sold at the Printing Office in Bow Church-Yard, London,        24p. : ill. ; 24⁰. 1775?
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    E-RESOURCE 1750?

Cambridge jests. Being wit's recreation. If what's here said don't every humour fit, cease to find fault, till you can find more wit / [electronic resource].

   
[London] : Printed and sold in Aldermary Church-Yard, London,        24p. ; 12⁰. 1750?
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    E-RESOURCE 1674

The canting academy; or, Villanies discovered Wherein is shewn the mysterious and villanous practices of that wicked crew, commonly known by the names of hectors, trapanners, gilts, &c. With several new catches and songs: also a compleat canting-dict

    Head, Richard, 1637?-1686?
London : printed by F. Leach for Mat. Drew, and are to be sold by the booksellers,    The second edition.    [12], 192 p. : ill. 1674
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    E-RESOURCE 1714

Curious amusements: fitted for the entertainment of the ingenious of both sexes writ in imitation of the Count de Roche Foucault, and render'd into English from the 15th. edition printed at Paris. By a gentleman of Pembroke-Hall in Cambridge. To whic

    Gentleman of Pembroke Hall in Cambridge.
London : printed for and sold by D. Browne at Exeter Exchange, W. Mears at the Lamb, and J. Browne at the Black Swan and Bible without Temple-Bar,        [14],192,[2]p. ; 12⁰. 1714
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    E-RESOURCE 1769

Derrick's jests or, the wits chronicle. Containing a pleasing variety of repartees, puns, bon-mots, and other species of wit and humour, which passed between Samuel Derrick, Esq; Late Master of the Ceremonies at Bath, and other persons distinguished

   
London : printed for I. Fell, at No. 14, in Pater-Noster Row; and sold by Mr. Leake, and Mr. Frederick, at Bath,        [2],v-viii,76p. ; 12⁰. 1769
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    E-RESOURCE 1778

La divina commedia di Dante Alighieri T.I. / [electronic resource] :

    Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Londra [i.e. Leghorn?] : 1778. Si vende in Livorno presso Gio: Tom. Masi e Comp.,        2v.,plates ; 12⁰. 1778
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    E-RESOURCE 1742

Ecclesiastical transactions or, a collection of reverend jokes. . / [electronic resource] :

   
London : printed for W. Web, near St. Paul's,        [2], 54 p. ; 8⁰. 1742
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    E-RESOURCE 1725

The humourist being essays upon several subjects, viz. account of the author. Stock-Jobbers. Authors. Travels. Fancy Journalists. The Weather. Hope. Education. Prating. Modern Inventions. Luxury. Libels. Popular Discontents. Great Men. Theatrical Ent

    Gordon, Thomas, d. 1750.
London : printed for T. Woodward, at the Half-Moon over against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleet-Street,        v.2 ([8],267,[13]p.) ; 12⁰. 1725
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    E-RESOURCE 1720

The humourist being essays upon several subjects, viz. news-writers. Enthusiasm. The Spleen. Country Entertainment. Love. The History of Miss Manage. Ambition and Pride. Idleness. Fickleness of human Nature. Prejudice. Witchcraft. Ghosts and Appariti

    Gordon, Thomas, d. 1750.
London : printed for D. Browne, W. Mears, and F. Clay, without Temple-Bar; T. Woodward in Fleet-Street; and J. Brotherton and W. Meadows in Cornhill,        xxx,[6],240,[12]p. ; 12⁰. 1720
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    E-RESOURCE 1730?

The humourist Essays upon several subjects: viz. News-Writers. Enthusiasm. Spleen. Country Entertainment. Love. Ambition and Pride. Idleness. Prejudice. Witchcraft. Ghosts, &c. Weather. Female Disguises. Art of modern Conversation. Use of Speech. Cri

    Gordon, Thomas, d. 1750.
London : printed for Daniel Browne, at the Black Swan without Temple-Bar,    The fourth edition.    2v. ; 12⁰. 1730?
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    E-RESOURCE 1779

The jovial companion; or, merry jester. Being a choice collection of the most witty and entertaining jests, puns, bon mots, repartees, quibbles, bulls, &c. / [electronic resource] :

   
London : sold by T. Bowen, printseller, opposite the Haymarket, Piccadilly,        148p. ; 12⁰. 1779
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    E-RESOURCE 1775?

The jovial companion or, the Alive and Merry Fellow. Being a new collection of the most ingenious jests, diverting stories, pleasant joakes, Smart Excellent Puns, Wise Sayings, Witty Quibbles, and Rediculous Bulls, To which is added, a choice collect

   
London : printed and sold by T. Bailey's in Leaden-Hall-Street, where Shopkeepers Bills, or any other Printing Work are carefully done, if broughts to the above Printing-Office,        [2],5-38p. ; 8⁰. 1775?
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    E-RESOURCE 1746

The Merry and facetious companion, in French and English Being a collection of the most entertaining stories, witty sayings, and smart repartees, that are to be found either in our own or foreign authors. Design'd for the use of all those persons who

   
London : Printed; and sold by E. Duncombe, bookbinder, in Butcher-Hall-Lane: and N. Peisley, bookseller in Moorfields, fronting Bethlem,    The third edition.    112,97-175,179-195,195,[1]p. ; 8⁰. 1746
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    E-RESOURCE 1759

The Merry Andrew Being the smartest collection every yet published, of elegant repartees, brilliant jests, ridiculous bulls, comical tales, facetious epigrams, humorous epitaphs, droll jokes, profound riddles, and second hand conundrums. This book is

    Funny, Ferdinando.
London : Printed for I. Pottinger, in Pater-noster Row, and sold by all the booksellers in the Universe,        [2], 141 [i.e. 142] p. : plate ; 12⁰. 1759
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    E-RESOURCE 1798?

Mirth's Museum, or, The Humorous Jester. Containing select and original Jests, bon mots, repartees, droll stories, and laughable gulls, both English and Irish. / [electronic resource] :

   
Southwark : Printed by and for W. Kemmish, King-Street, Borough: and sold by all the booksellers,        48p.,plate ; 12⁰. 1798?
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    E-RESOURCE 1759

Mrs. Pilkington's jests: or The cabinet of wit and humour. Being a choice collection of the most brillant jokes, facetious puns, smart repartees, and entertaining tales, in prose and verse. Likewise, epigrams, epitaphs, connundrums, pleasant bulls, &

    Pilkington, Laetitia, 1712-1750.
London : Printed for Mr. Kinnersley, in St. Paul's Church-Yard; Mr. Langford at the Peacock, near St. Clement's Church; Mrs. Jones at her Pamphlet Shop, in Compton Street, Soho: and sold by all the booksellers and news carriers in town and country,        [2],104,[2],30p.,plate ; 12⁰. 1759
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    E-RESOURCE 1728

The Norfolk Congress: or, A full and true account of their hunting, feasting and mrry-making [sic]; beiwg [sic] singularly delightful and likewise very instructive to the publick, / [electronic resource] :

   
London, : Printed by R. Light-body and not sold by the booksellers of London and Westminst [sic],        6 p. 1728
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    E-RESOURCE 1598

Palladis tamia. VVits treasury being the second part of Wits common wealth. / [electronic resource] : By Francis Meres Maister of Artes of both Vniuersities.

    Meres, Francis, 1565-1647.
At London : Printed by P. Short, for Cuthbert Burbie, and are to be solde at his shop at the Royall Exchange,        [1]+ leaves. 1598
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    E-RESOURCE 1609

Pasquils iestes mixed with Mother Bunches merriments. Whereunto is added a bakers doozen of guiles. Very prettie and pleasant, to driue away the tediousnesse of a winters evening. / [electronic resource] :

    Pasquil.
London : Printed [by J. Windet] for Iohn Browne, and are to be sold at his shop in Saint Dunstones Church-yard, in Fleetestreete,    Newly corrected with new additions.    [52] p. 1609
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    E-RESOURCE 1632?

Pasquils iests vvith the merriments of Mother Bunch. VVittie, pleasant, and delightfull. / [electronic resource] :

    Pasquil.
London : printed by M[iles]. F[lesher]. and are to be sold by Francis Coles dwelling in the Old-Baily,        [64] p. 1632?
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    E-RESOURCE 1629

Pasquils iests with the merriments of Mother Bunch, vvittie, pleasant, and delightfull. / [electronic resource] :

    Pasquil.
London : Printed by M[iles] F[lesher] and are to be sold by Francis Grove ouer against Saint Sepulchers Church without Newgate,        [62] p. 1629
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    E-RESOURCE 1669

Pasquils jests with the merriments of Mother Bunch. Witty, pleasant, and delightfull. / [electronic resource] :

    Pasquil.
London : printed by I.F. and are to be sold by F. Coles, T. Vere, and J. Wright,        [6], 56 p. 1669
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    E-RESOURCE 1790?

The Poets jests, or Mirth in abundance / [electronic resource].

   
[London] : Printed and sold in London,        24p. : ill. ; 12⁰. 1790?
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    E-RESOURCE 1669

Poor Robin's jests, or, The compleat jester Being a collection of several jests not heretofore published. Now newly composed and written in a new method. both in prose and verse. By Poor Robin knight of the burnt island, and well-wisher to the mathem

    Poor Robin.
London : printed by T. Leach, for Francis Kirkman; and are to be sold at his shop under St. Ethelboroughs Church in Bishops-gate-street,        54, 59-94 p. 1669
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