Monday, January 2, 2012
Nugae Venales (1741)
What an irresistible book description: Nugae Venales, sive Thesaurus ridendi & jocandi ad gravissimos severissimosque viros: patres melancholicorum conscriptos. Even more irresistible, the book opens with this address: Festive lector! The book was published in London in 1720, but no author is indicated. The book is full of jokes and humorous little essays along with poetry, too. There's even a portrait of Publius Porcius Poeta, the author of Pugna Porcorum!