The Life of Billy Purves Facsimile of 1875 edition


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Published by Frank Graham, 6 Queen’s Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2PL, 1982. 18cm by 12cm, 149 pages. Billy Purvis (1784-1853) was North East England’s famous jester and clown. This book, sub-titled “The extraordinary, witty and comical showman”, is a facsimile edition of the 1875 edition. Condition: white covers browned at edges with age, original price crossed out and inked in on rear cover, previous owner has signed the title page plus there are local newspaper clippings bout Billy Purvis laid in.


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