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The Beggar's Benison

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The Beggar's Benison
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[Beggar's Benison]. NOTES ON "THE RECORDS OF THE BEGGAR'S BENISON SOCIETY AND MERRYLAND OF ANSTRUTHER, FIFE," 1739-1836. Printed in Anstruther, 1892. 16mo, original printed card covers. 16 pages. Near fine. "The Beggar's Benison or Bennison (as the word is differently spelt) was a Scottish Society of an erotic and convivial nature, composed of the nobility and gentry of Anstruther and adjacent districts in the Kingdom of Fife, and Caledonia." Four medals of the Society are described, but sadly unillustrated. Appropriately from the library of our departed friend John Burns.