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Creator: Sir Nicholas L'Estrange
Title: An Octavo, containing 606 Jests & curious Stories, carefully numbered; with a few, in a different hand, that are not numbered. To the former there is a complete Index, assigning in each Instance the Person from whom the Collector received the Tale, and as he mentions most of his near relations by name, it would not be difficult, were it wished, to ascertain who he was. 
Date: ca. 1650
Repository: The British Library, London, UK
Call number and opening: Harley MS 6395, fol. 2r

Heather Wolfe, "Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and the "Latin" spoons in L'Estrange's jest book," Shakespeare Documented

British Library, Harleian MS 6395, folio 2 recto. See Shakespeare Documented