The Book of Bulls. Evolution of the Irish and other “Bulls” (1898)
Book ID: 65633
The Book of Bulls. Being a very complete and Entertaining Essay on the Evolution of the Irish and other “Bulls” With which is included the “Essay on Irish Bulls” by the Edgeworths. Edited by G. R. Neilson. London: Simpkin, Marshall, . First Edition. Pp xiii, 204. Nicely bound in early half morocco, marbled boards, all edges in gilt .
The preliminary pages contain the Preface and Index.
An informal philosophic dialogue on the nature of Irish Bulls (logical absurdities) and jokes and jests in general.
The first entry is the famous essay on Irish Bulls, written by Maria Edgeworth and her father in 1802. An ‘Essay on Irish Bulls’ was intended to show the English public the talent and wit of the Irish lower classes.