Poetic trifles, for young gentlemen & ladies.
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Poetic trifles, for young gentlemen & ladies. Banbury : Printed by J.G. Rusher, [ca. 1840?]
Printed by J.G. Rusher, [ca. 1840?]
  • Includes 15 wood engravings, principally of animals, all anonymous except engraving of a bridge on p. 5, signed I or J Dodd (see Pearson, p. 24). This could mean I. Dodd, fl. 1820-30, or, more likely, John Robert Dodd, fl. 1820s-30s (Rodney K. Engen, Dict. of Victorian wood engravers).
  • Bdg.: publisher's pale green pictorial wrappers.
  • First sentence: "From Banbury to Wroxton To buy a fatted beast; I sold it to the Colonel, To make a Christmas feast: 'Twas given to the needy, When at the Abbey drest; The Baroness did give good cheer, They by the poor are blest."
  • Includes 14 woodcuts.
  • Citations/References: BM v. 241, col. 392 (12805.a.5.(15.); 12805.aa. 1.(7.)).
  • Citations/References: Osborne Coll. I, p. 103
  • Citations/References: Pearson, E. Banbury chap books, p. 27
  • Copy in McGill Library's Rare Books and Special Collections: bound with The history of Tom Thumb. Banbury [Oxfordshire] :Printed by J.G. Rusher,[1820?]. Bound together subsequent to publication with 5 other chapbooks, with binder's spine title: Banbury chapbooks. 14 hand-coloured wood-cuts. Brown calf. Bound by Wood: London. Osborne - p.103. Banbury Chapbooks - Pearson, pp.24,27,55,57. Three Centuries of Nursery Rhymes and Poetry for Children - Opie - p.10. St. Andrews, N.B. Antique Fair. July/83. $10.00 for all 6 chapbooks. Battledore Books, N.Y. - '83 - $30.00; Hobbyhorse Books, Ho Ho Kus, N.J. - '88 - $90.00 - price for just this one title.
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text.chapbook.black and white, 10 x 7 cm.
Chapbook Category:
Nursery Rhymes
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