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Quacks of Old London (History)
Advertising was the mainspring of the quacks who flocked to London and became prominent in the social life of the time. Included in this book, for the first time, are many rare, quaintly worded effusions, with their rhymes and curious illustrations, used by the quacks of the day in their advertising. A sample of the contents includes chapters entitled: origin of the quack ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 26th 1993 by Barnes & Noble
(first published 1993)
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Chock full of truly bizarre historical nuggets. People have always sought relief of their ailments, and long before the causes were understood, there were those ready to take their money...Much of what is known about them comes from the handbills they produced, which by convention were typically in verse. Truly odd glimpse into everyday life.
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