Joe Miller"s complete jest book being a collection of the most excellent bon mots, brilliant jests, and striking anecdotes in the English language

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Published by W. T. Henderson in New York .

Written in English

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  • English wit and humor.

Edition Notes

Compiled by John Mottley, in 1739.

Book details

Statementwith an introduction by Andrew G. Dickinson, Jr.
ContributionsMottley, John, 1692-1750, comp., Miller, Joe, 1684-1738.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN6173 .J65 1903
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. in 1.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6935209M
LC Control Number03032805
OCLC/WorldCa2972611

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