The life of Jack Sprat.
Bibliographic Citation:
The life of Jack Sprat. Banbury [Oxfordshire] : Printed by J.G. Rusher., [ca. 1840?]
Alternative Title:
Jack Sprat.
Printed by J.G. Rusher., [ca. 1840?]
  • Cover title.
  • An anonymous extension, in a different meter, of the nursery rhyme.
  • Twelve of the 16 miscellaneous wood engravings are included in Pearson, who attributes them to the "Cruikshank school"; one engraving, depicting a rat, is signed "Fry".
  • Vignette of a cat on t.p.
  • First sentence: "Jack Sprat could eat no fat, His wife could eat no lean; And so, between them both, They lick'd the platter clean."
  • Includes 16 woodcuts.
  • Citations/References: BM v. 227, col. 822 (12805.a.5.(17.); 12805.aa.1.(3.)).
  • Citations/References: Osborne Coll. I, p. 98
  • Citations/References: Pearson, E. Banbury chap books, p. 41
  • Copy in McGill Library's Rare Books and Special Collections: uncut; folded as issued; without wrappers.
Physical Description: and white, 10 x 7 cm.
Chapbook Category:
Nursery Rhymes
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