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Wit, wisdom and folly 2 editions

Cover of: Wit, wisdom and folly | J. Villin Marmery
About the Book

Published in 1896 it is a compilation of 100 stories. The book is a deep red in color, hard back, thick and heavy w/engraved theatrical faces (sad/happy) on the front. I was thrilled to find such an old book at my local library, the annual book sale... got it for .50 cents.


2 editions First published in 1896

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Cover of: Wit, wisdom and folly
1897, Digby, Long
Wit, wisdom and folly
in English
Cover of: Wit, wisdom and folly
1896, Digby, Long & Co.
Wit, wisdom and folly


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November 16, 2012 Edited by Only just purchased today. Story # 37 was titled "The Siamese Twins" I was excited b/c these famous traveling, connected men settled here in the area where I now live. But... the story was about a story teller telling of his travels. When asked if he had seen the twins with his own eyes he replied yes, and no... "only one had he saw b/c the other had gone somewhere... The crowd decided to end the evening and not put the man in a bad place... not any info on the Siamese twins
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