Another book sneaked its way here just before year-end. It's one of the charming "Bob Short" chapbooks on whist. "Short" is the pseudonym for Robert Withy as discussed here, here, and here.
There are two things I particularly like about it. First are the marbled wrappers. Original bindings are the best!
Second is the advertisement for The British Melodist, a book that may not have survived exactly as advertised--there is a single copy of an 1822 edition at the University of Aberdeen, but how would that be advertised in an 1819 book?
Anyway, 2018 is a wrap. What will 2019 bring?