Pleasing poetry and pictures : for the mind and the eye. Babcock's no. 3 toy books
Bibliographic Citation:
Pleasing poetry and pictures : for the mind and the eye. New Haven : Published by S. Babcock., 1849 [i.e., 1850].
Published by S. Babcock., 1849 [i.e., 1850].
  • Wrapper bears 1850 imprint date.
  • In printed wrapper.
  • Wood engravings variously signed by "Roberts," "E.P." (i.e., Edward B. Purcell?), and "A.A." [i.e., Alexander Anderson?].
  • Publisher's advertisement, back of wrapper.
  • First sentence: "How doth the little busy Bee Improve each shining hour, And gather honey all the day From every opening flower?"
  • Includes 7 woodcuts.
  • Contents: The little busy bee -- The dead bird -- my kind mother -- Good night -- The boy and the squirrel -- The works of creation -- Early rising -- The little brother.
  • Copy in McGill Library's Rare Books and Special Collections: title-page vignette; 6 full-page hand-coloured wood engravings. Adelphi Book Shop. Victoria, B.c. Feb/65. $5.00. Peter Masi. Montague, Mass. - '93 - $45.00. Given to McGill 2001.
Physical Description: and white, 12 cm.
Chapbook Category:
Metrical Tales and Other Verse
Digital Collection:
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