Worcester, Massachusetts: Printed by Isaiah Thomas, And Sold, Wholesale and Retail, at his Bookstore. 1788. 24mo. viii, -112, [7- bookseller advts], [1 blank] pp, as issued. Modern marbled boards and paper spine title. 18 items on exhibition, each with woodcut illustration. Fine in a cloth clamshell case with paper label.
Welch suggests this copy may be "part of a publisher's remainder," thus explaining its excellent condition.
"Amongst the eighteen items on exhibition, each of which has a woodcut illustration and an explanation, are: The Taking of the Bird's Nest, by Master Avis; The Idler, by Master Johnson; The Creation of the World, by Master Adam; The Hunting of the Cat, by Master Nimrod, etc." [Rosenbach]. ESTC records the first edition as London 1774.
Welch 685. Rosenbach 134. Evans 21392. ESTC W28876. Item #37101