Extensive collection of dirty jokes from 1844. Topics include, saftige Witze [punchy jokes], fake newspaper ads (for example, [Fu** me Michael], [Fat Caroline] or the [Sh**house Inspector’s report]), plays, dirty menus, price lists for naughty behavior, glued in business cards depicting and stating [Lick my A**], and extensive lists of how to derogatorily describe women’s body parts. Buy the manuscript to find out the 1844 meaning of [Felt-Alley] and [telephone connector].
Unusual to find such a manuscript as they are frequently destroyed by embarrassed heirs. Interesting from a linguistic perspective on the development of slang and humor.
Format 8.3” x 4.3” (21 x 11 cm) Complete manuscript book in German with detailed index. Gilted cover.
Extent 166 pp
Condition First several pages intentionally removed (not affecting page-numbering or completeness); 1.5” tears in pages 97 & 114. Two pasted in naughty business cards. Two pasted in full-page naughty images. With original box. Box heavily worn and in poor condition; book itself with numerous wear marks on spine and minor interior soiling, generally very good.