Lacon or Many Things in Few Words Addressed To Those Who Think By Rev. C.C.Colton
Publisher-Printing Location: Charles Wells New York Date: 1836 First edition in America that included both Volumes I and II Size and Page Count: 3.75" X 5.75" Tall, 493 Pages
Condition: -Very Good- Full Leather bound decorative blind stamping with gild title on spine, corners worn, inside hindges cracked some, text block tight, some writing on title page,light foxing, light water staining on back pages.
Charles Caleb Colton (1780–1832) was an English cleric, writer and collector, well known for his eccentricities. Colton's books, including collections of epigrammatic aphorisms and short essays on conduct, though now almost forgotten, had a phenomenal popularity in their day. Toward the end of 1820, Colton published Lacon, or Many Things in Few Words, addressed to those who think., in a small cheap edition. It attracted attention and praise, however, and five additional printings were issued in 1821. Lacon, Vol. II appeared in 1822. In 1822 Colton re-published a previous work on Napoleon, with extensive additions, under the title of The Conflagration of Moscow. In Paris he printed An Ode on the Death of Lord Byron for private circulation and continued to write. At his death he left an unpublished poem of 600 lines called Modern Antiquity. In the twentieth century and to the present day Colton has been read most frequently perhaps in quotation books, including Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, where many of his aphorisms have been preserved. (wikipedia.org)
Famous Sayings From Lacon"Imitation is the sincerest [form] of flattery" ( page 127)