The butterfly's ball, or, The grasshoppers feast.
Bibliographic Citation:
Roscoe, William, 1753-1831. The butterfly's ball, or, The grasshoppers feast. London : J.L. Marks, [between 1835 and 1857]
Alternative Title:
Grasshoppers feast
Butterfly's ball and grasshopper's feast
J.L. Marks, [between 1835 and 1857]
  • Cover title.
  • J.L. Marks published at 91 Long Lane from 1835 to 1857, cf. Brown, P.A.H. London publishers and printers, p. 123.
  • First sentence: "The Emperor of Morocco gave a grand Gala; it was I am told on Midsummer Day, Quite close to his side was the young Chinese queen Two handsomer Butterfly's never were seen."
  • Includes 8 woodcuts.
  • Copy in McGill Library's Rare Books and Special Collections: Light brown pictorial paper wrappers.
Physical Description: and white, 18 x 11 cm.
Chapbook Category:
Metrical Tales and Other Verse
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